Sarah Van Dalsem (Staff writer)

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We should be dancin’
Get your groove on at these swingin’ spots
August 11, 2007
Lawrence is full of hot spots to hit the dance floor on the weekend, especially when that weekend starts on Wednesday.
Scholarship hall’s completion slated for fall 2008
August 11, 2007
The ground already has been broken, and students are waiting for the newest scholarship hall to be finished on the campus of Kansas University.
Endacott Society boosts social network
August 11, 2007
Side dressing. Deadheading. Geotropism. Pinching mums.
Rec center undergoing $6.3M in renovations
Students give up fieldhouse seats in exchange for new courts, features
August 11, 2007
More space is needed to keep up with the pace of other recreation centers, and Kansas University is making sure to do just that.
Traveling light
100-Mile Diet’ limits pollution, supports locally produced food
August 1, 2007
Most of the food that we eat travels at least 1,500 miles before it reaches our dinner plates, according to the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University. That statistic bothered Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon, a Vancouver couple concerned about the environmental impact of their eating habits.
Crazy’ cyclist ready to ride again for a good cause
July 17, 2007
Crazy. That’s one word Lawrence resident Joe Spradlin uses to describe his decision to bike across the United States in 1995. His 36-day and approximately 2,500 mile trek took him from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla.
Wild Women’ seeking new members for outfit
July 16, 2007
The Wild Women of the Frontier members play card games, defy the rules and shoot guns. That’s usually just when they are acting, though.
String players put on a show
July 14, 2007
An audience that doesn’t move or give feedback can make small children feel more comfortable when they learn to play the violin. That is why Julie Holmberg, a viola and violin teacher for 24 years, has children play in front of stuffed animals from time to time.
Ferrari owners invited to participate in show
July 13, 2007
Ferrari owners have their priorities. “Once they start talking about vehicles, everything else is secondary,” said Maria Martin, a Lawrence resident and member of the Ferrari Club of America, Kansas City chapter.
Bike and Build tour makes local stop to help with Habitat home
July 12, 2007
Jerrod Dolenz says he doesn’t believe he is experienced at building houses.

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