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¢ A Kansas University graduate who unsuccessfully ran for the Kansas Legislature in 1982 is running for Congress in Colorado Springs. [The Rocky Mountain News][1] profiles the candidate, Doug Lamborn, in today's issue.It is a value rooted in his earliest years growing up in a working class family, the son of a prison guard in the heartland of Leavenworth, Kan.His childhood was typical and unremarkable, Lamborn says. He graduated from high school, went off to college, earned a degree in journalism at the University of Kansas and met and married the love of his life, Jeanie."I was pretty apolitical," he said. He admits that he "made the mistake of voting for Jimmy Carter" for president in 1976, but never returned to the Democratic Party after Carter's handling of the Iran hostage crisis.¢ Lawrence is one of eight communities nationally who will receive assistance from Sustainable Design Assessment Teams from the American Institute of Architects, reports [www.dexigner.com][2].The SDAT program is based on the AIA's goal of helping communities create a sustainable relationship between humans, the natural environment, and place. By achieving balance between cultural, environmental, and economic systems, communities can sustain a place as a stage for human settlement.¢ Detroit Tigers center fielder Curtis Graderson, it turns out, is a KU fan. He explains his love - sort of - in this profile in [USA Today][3].Granderson's favorite NFL team is the Buffalo Bills (really). He is a big fan of the Atlanta Braves (he has baseball cards of David Justice to prove it). And he roots for the University of Kansas ("I'd love to go to one of their games) each basketball season. "I really can't explain why I'm a fan of those teams," says Granderson, who grabbed roast beef sandwiches Monday night from Arby's, munched on two boxes of sugar cookies (2-for-1 special) and headed to a nearby sports bar for the Bears-Arizona Cardinals game. [1]: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/elections/article/0,2808,DRMN_24736_5074152,00.html [2]: http://www.dexigner.com/architecture/news-g9433.html [3]: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/tigers/2006-10-17-granderson_x.htm

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