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Arena to celebrate anniversary
February 26, 2002
By Bill Snead In 1957 seeing Kansas University coaching legend Phog Allen in the stands watching a KU basketball game was akin to catching your old Aunt Pauline dancing in the kitchen with a broom.
A trail for all seasons
Lawrence native conquers 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail
November 24, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Some do it for the bragging rights. Others to “find themselves.” Still others, like Lawrence native Leslie Scally, hike the entire 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail just to do it. Scally is among an elite group called “thru-hikers” who traverse the trail in one continuous hike, usually taking from four to six months from start to finish.
Payoff at the peak
Climbers relish challenge of exhilarating mountain treks
August 25, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Like a death march. That’s how Bryan Haack describes much of the final six hours of his ascent to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Visions of motherhood
As years pass, children see how much love means
May 13, 2001
By Amy Trollinger You can see it in their eyes. Adventure, compassion, introspection, tenacity. Not only do Khalila Blosser and her mother, Khabira Gruber, have the same eye color a piercing denim blue but their gazes also hint to shared stories of hardship and, now, contentment.
Popular children’s stories still even the squirmers
April 26, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Asking Jane Johnston to pick her favorite children’s book is like asking Mrs. Walton to pick her favorite child. She can’t possibly choose just one book when there are so many 70,366 at the public library to be exact great characteristics about every title.
What’s hot this year: nostalgia, comfort
April 6, 2001
By Amy Trollinger Nostalgic. Luxurious. Asian. That’s what retailers are predicting as “hot” gifts for the year. From wildly printed flannel pajamas kinda like the ones your grandma wore to Asian-influenced home accessories, the gifts run the gamut.
Show goes ‘Under the Big Top’
Event moves to bigger digs
February 22, 2001
By Amy Trollinger The 16th annual Garden & Home Show is going under the big top this year literally. Planners are moving the annual show from Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds to the arena.
Holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a hassle
Lawrence merchants give some tips on how to make your holiday buying spree less stressful
November 19, 2000
By Amy Trollinger Retailers in Lawrence realize they aren’t the only game in town anymore when it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts. Shoppers have options. Lots of them. Web sites, catalogs, national chains, malls in Kansas City and Topeka and big-box stores on the edge of town are all clamoring to get you to spend money with them.
What’s hot now: nostalgia, comfort
This year’s most popular gifts are simpler, more refined than past offerings
November 11, 2000
By Amy Trollinger Nostalgic. Luxurious. Asian. That’s what retailers are predicting as “hot” for the holidays. From wildly printed flannel pajamas kinda like the ones your grandma wore to Asian-influenced home accessories, the gifts run the gamut this Christmas.
Santa Fe: land of enchantment
Art museums, cuisine and sunsets draw vacationers to Southwest
July 9, 2000
The light is different here. It makes the colors on the mountain cliffs pop, so bright they don’t look real. The light makes even a plain, tan adobe wall eye-catching, as shadows form angles and shapes in the high afternoon.

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