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¢ Kansas University's Monarch Watch program gets mentioned often in the news, especially during butterfly migration season. But that attention gets to new heights with a feature on the program in the [New York Times][1]. The reporter is even doing a Q&A about the story.Pinching a bright orange butterfly in one hand and an adhesive tag the size of a baby's thumbnail in the other, the entomologist bent down so his audience could watch the big moment."You want to lay it right on this cell here, the one shaped like a mitten," the scientist, Orley R. Taylor, told the group, a dozen small-game hunters, average age about 7 and each armed with a net. "If you pinch it for about three seconds, the tag will stay on for the life of the butterfly, which could be as long as nine months."¢ Lawrence cyclist Brian Jensen, racing as a professional, won the Celebrity Classic Criterium in Van Buren, Ark., over the weekend, the [Fort Smith Times-Record][2] reports."This is one of the best races in terms of how they treat the riders," Jensen said. "It was hot today. Most places have cooled off by now, and it's hard to get back in the heat. But I guess it could have been worse; it wasn't too humid."¢ Lawrence rockers Ad Astra Per Aspera are featured in a couple of Canadian publications, a result of the band being signed by a Canadian record label. There also is a short review on [MTV.com][3].The first is an article on the site [ChartAttack.com][4]."Given the current exchange rate of Canadian to U.S. dollars, we'd be more than happy to accept Canadian money, even though it does ruffle our anti-Loyalist feathers," says band member Kurt Lane._The second is a CD review on the site [www.ign.com][5]._Have you ever wandered through a museum, looking in amazement at canvases painted by those who are labeled as misunderstood geniuses and outcast loners? While staring at those works of art, you undoubtedly wonder what goes on in the minds of these artists, hoping for even a second to be able to understand them.Well, I may not be able to tell you what they think, but I can now say that I have heard the soundtrack to the lives of those men. It is Catapult Calypso by Ad Astra Per Aspera and it is as unique and individual as any of the canvases hanging on the walls._The MTV review: _Ad Astra Per Aspera's Catapult Calypso: The Lawrence, Kansas, post-punks actually infuse their songs with some Latin and roots sounds on their full-length debut, which features "Scatter Baby Spiders," "The Romantic One" and the epic closer "Flannery's Coming Home." Plus it boasts one of the most colorful album covers hitting stores this week. [1]: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/03/science/03butter.html?_r=1&hp&ex=1159848000&en=dfe0fa04db06ddbf&ei=5094&partner=homepage&oref=slogin [2]: http://www.swtimes.com/articles/2006/10/02/sports/sports02.txt [3]: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542188/20061002/index.jhtml?headlines=true [4]: http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2006/10/0210.cfm [5]: http://music.ign.com/articles/736/736363p1.html

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