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Spreading the KU basketball tradition


¢ A former basketball player at Florida Atlantic University is banking on Rex Walters - the former Kansas University standout who now coaches at FAU - to bring a new sense of tradition at the school, according to this commentary in the [Boca Raton News][1]. The university recently canceled its Midnight Madness event, a kickoff akin to KU's Late Night in the Phog.The university takes one step forward by hiring Rex Walters, who possesses a basketball heart that beats off of tradition coming from University of Kansas and the first thing FAU does to show support of the new era is cancel midnight madness. GREAT.__Well not too surprising, coming from a school that is on its third different head coach in the past six years. Coach Walters, from me to you, forgive them for they know not what they do.¢ A decline in pollinators such as honeybees, hummingbirds and bats may lead to a decline in food production, the [Boston Globe][2] reports. The story quotes Orley "Chip" Taylor, a KU professor and director of the Monarch Watch program."The difficulty we have is understanding what we are doing to this planet," Taylor said today in a telephone interview. "Certainly the simplest thing is to point to habitat destruction - we're losing 3,000 to 4,000 acres a day in this country to development. But herbicides also take out a lot of the plants that pollinators depend on. We're not monitoring ourselves really well. We're having significant impacts that we are totally oblivious to."¢ Lawrence architectural firm Gould Evans Associates has landed a $93,000 contract to help create a vision and help with development issues in Waukee, Iowa, the [Des Moines Register][3] reports.During the process, Gould Evans Associates will make several visits to Waukee. Dates for the visits are not yet known. Deets said the public input meeting could be held sometime in January. [1]: http://www.bocaratonnews.com/index.php?src=news&prid=17724&category=Sports%20News [2]: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/10/18/whats_the_buzz/?p1=MEWell_Pos1 [3]: http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/NEWS05/610190321/1126/NEWS


Brent Cagle 11 years, 8 months ago

"Spreading the KU basketball tradition"

I thought this was going to be another C.J. Giles article...

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