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Jim Roberts interviews in Alabama

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¢ Jim Roberts, the KU vice provost for research who is a finalist to become president of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, told faculty, staff and students there Wednesday he felt like "I've been training my entire life to do this job, at this place, at this time," the [Huntsville Times][1] reports. Roberts, who is one of two finalists, said Huntsville has unique advantages when it comes to being a research university.The campus is situated among Redstone Arsenal, Marshall Space Flight Center, Cummings Research Park and a growing high-tech and bio-tech industry. "But, perhaps as important, is the reaction of the community," he said, adding that it is refreshing to see a city excited and "progressive" about its growth and development and the role of the university.¢ Jackie Becker, owner of Up to Eleven Productions in Lawrence, is quoted in a [Daily Iowan][2] story about the lack of women in indie rock bands._ "I wish it was a different answer, but there are unfortunately not a lot of bands fronted by women when compared with those fronted by men," says Jacki Becker, the owner of the Picador and Up To Eleven Productions, a company based in Lawrence, Kan. "I do know that maybe one day a week there might be a woman in a band, thus making the percentage of women in bands rather slim."¢ Bryan Welch, publisher and editorial director for [Mother Earth News][3], answers the question "Why I Farm" in the latest issue of the magazine. He and his wife, Carolyn, raise grass-fed cattle, sheep and goats near Lawrence._From the time I could walk, I was invited to help my relatives care for their livestock. I was about 10 when a neighbor hired me to milk his goats and feed his rabbits. I took to it. I enjoyed the animals and I enjoyed the people. I found that people who shared their lives with livestock were, on the whole, caring but not sentimental. [1]: http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/116972017283030.xml&coll=1 [2]: http://media.www.dailyiowan.com/media/storage/paper599/news/2007/01/25/80Hours/Girls.Gone.Indie-2676595.shtml?sourcedomain=www.dailyiowan.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com [3]: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Livestock_and_Farming/2007-02-01/Why-I-Farm

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