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Retired builder transforms tools into insect art
September 9, 2012
Leroy Mize,a retired builder, began making grasshopper figures out of a pipe wrench and nails after seeing one at a gasoline station during a vacation in Wichita.
Hall Center for the Humanities supports, spreads scholarship
August 19, 2012
Kansas University’s Hall Center of Humanities is an interdisciplinary research center designed to boost faculty research productivity, but it also works to enhance student education by sponsoring internships, fellowships and lectures.
Biological Survey devoted to nature studies in Kansas
August 19, 2012
Located near the Lawrence Municipal Airport, Kansas University’s Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden is called the KU student farm but it’s not restricted to just students. For $30, anyone can secure a plot, and, so far, it’s proved a popular pursuit. This year, there were 50 plots.
Offbeat Occupations: Chef finds beauty in restaurant’s intimate setting
August 13, 2012
Micah Clement and his wife, Tawny, wanted to do something special before their baby was born. So in February, they booked a reservation at Café Beautiful, 730 Mass., expecting a good night. Their expectations were a little low. “Overall it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” said Clement. “You have a window view of Mass. Street, and you can see the sunset as you dine. (The chef) serves only you, (making) it super intimate.”
Kings for a day: Lawrence’s first Elvis parade, sing-off draws a crowd
August 12, 2012
An army of Elvi streamed down Massachusetts Street on Saturday for the Downtown Lawrence Elvis Spectacular. Afterward, the Elvi congregated at South Park for a sing-off. Elvi young and old gyrated hips and curled lips doing their best Elvis impersonations.
Offbeat Occupations: A lock on the locked-out market
August 6, 2012
Jon Georgeson, 22, has been locksmithing since he was 15. His stepfather owns Ace Locksmith in Topeka, and after school, Georgeson would head to his shop to start picking and rekeying locks.
The hits keep on coming at Demolition Derby
August 3, 2012
Drivers were scrambling to get their cars up to snuff minutes before the Demolition Derby was scheduled to start Friday. They were removing bolts, cutting metal and detaching plates — all violations of the of Douglas County Fair’s Demolition Derby rules.
Offbeat Occupations: Longevity proves everybody loves a clown
July 30, 2012
If Richard Renner were to craft a resume, under skill summary would be the following: juggling, pantomime, unicycling, rope-walking, stilt-walking and acrobatics.
Horse show helps teach 4-H’ers responsibility
July 29, 2012
Wearing a western-style shirt, a black cowboy hat and a pair of boots, 10-year-old Sophie Dechant tugged on her horse’s reins and led him into the indoor arena to show him off.
Woman flown to KU Medical Center after head-on collision
July 28, 2012
One person was transported by Life Flight at 1 a.m. Friday night after an accident in Franklin County.

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