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Ashley Fischer

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Master of puppets
June 22, 2009
As a kindergarten student, Spencer Lott wrote that he wanted to be the next Jim Henson. Fifteen years later, the Kansas University theater student is working to make his dream a reality.
The inevitable waiting game: Many put off tax filing until the last minute
April 13, 2009
Procrastination can cause a lot of problems. It can cause college students to pull all-nighters or earn failing grades. It can cause working professionals to miss deadlines. It can even cause individuals to have problems with the government if it comes to income tax returns.
If Tanning, tan smart
March 16, 2009
Dermatologists and tanning salon owners may never get along.
Fun & fit: Wii game connects moms
February 23, 2009
Jenn Hethcoat, a mother of two, works out for at least 45 minutes four times per week. Her routine consists of balance exercises, aerobics and yoga. However, unlike others trying to lose weight, she doesn’t go to a fitness center, she’s not enrolled in a special class and doesn’t have a home gym — unless you consider a Nintendo Wii Fit a home gym.
Destination unknown: Tight budgets squeeze travel plans, but good deals are out there
February 23, 2009
Whether you’ve done something embarrassing befitting of a Southwest Airlines commercial, or you’re just tired of the land where the buffalo roam, sometimes you’ve got to get away, and a vacation can be just the ticket. But economic woes may hold some back.
Wearing high heels a tricky balancing act
If you like the look, here are some tips for making them comfortable
February 9, 2009
High heels are a male invention designed to make women’s butts look smaller and make it harder for women to run away.
Lawrence resident explores Africa
February 2, 2009
Encountering a leopard face to face in the wilderness of Africa is a thrill often reserved for dreams. For Donna Johnson, president of Pinnacle Technology Inc., the dream became a reality when she traveled on her first safari.
Stage direction: Prominent college play festival lands in Lawrence
January 17, 2009
Nervous excitement is in the air as Kansas University prepares to host the 41st annual Kennedy Center American College Region 5 Festival.
On the borders: Eudora restaurant specializes in Mexican, Chinese cuisines
January 14, 2009
Mexico is nearly 7,000 miles from China, but at Jasmin Restaurant the two exist side by side.

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