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Stitch niche
Lawrence teens catching on to knitting
December 14, 2004
It started showing up in popular teen magazines like YM and Seventeen. Then kids on TV were doing it, too.
Web site provides social networking for college students
December 10, 2004
A few weeks ago, Alexis Anderson finally buckled under the peer pressure. Like thousands of other Kansas University students, she gave in to her friends and registered at
More than one way to crack a nut
A Kansas Nutcracker’ puts prairie spin on traditional holiday ballet
December 5, 2004
It was an idea born of necessity. After all, the traditional “Nutcracker” ballet is already performed in Kansas City and Topeka each year. So to lure people to a local production of the show, Deborah Bettinger gave the time-honored story a new spin — a personalized touch for the Lawrence area — and brought Clara and her family a little closer to home.
Believer in the gift of giving
Bell ringer returns thanks to Salvation Army
November 29, 2004
Raymond Harter moved to Lawrence for a fresh start about eight months ago. With some help from the Salvation Army, he has kicked all the old habits: drinking, drugs and bad relationships. Now he has an apartment, a job and a new lease on life.
Lawrence native collaborates with country star
November 26, 2004
After Darran Smith left the Lawrence area in 1983, he played steady gigs in Nashville and worked days as a warehouse manager and delivery courier. Then, in 1989, an up-and-coming singer named Tim asked him to go to Delaware for a two-week job at Sheryl’s Sky Lounge in New Castle.

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