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2008-08-22 12:00:52

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas is "one of the premier college bargains in the United States," according to one of the oldest and most respected college guides. The "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2009" gives KU four stars for academics, social life and quality of life, lauding the university's honors program, as well as its campus -- "among the loveliest in the United States ." The guide singles out several fields as KU's "strongest programs": architecture and urban planning, business,...

2008-07-31 21:00:29

By Kenneth Knight, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 31--UNIVERSITY AREA Although she's not willing to stake her life on it, Althea Schafer, 104, suspects the fact she never married has contributed to her longevity. Schafer, a resident at St. Joseph's John Knox Village, said she always cherished her independence, so marriage was never in her plans. Euna Brown, 100 and a friend of Schafer at John Knox Village, never remarried after her husband, Joel, died in a traffic accident in 1947. Both...

2008-06-20 15:00:07

By SHAILER-KNIGHT Wendy Fashion, fitness and health for over 40s. -------------------- Exercise and knowledge can make getting older a lot less painful, according to a selection of speakers last week. Reve fashion store put on a "Re- define yourself" evening last Tuesday, pulling together physiotherapist Carol Armitage, dietitian Gaye Philpott, hairstylist Kevin Fuller and beauty therapist Pania Ryan, along with Reve fashion stylist Jo Guy, to give women tips on living a life with...

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2008-03-05 14:57:11

A destructive spring freeze that chilled the eastern United States almost a year ago illustrates the threat a warming climate poses to plants and crops, according to a paper just published in the journal BioScience. The study was led by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The "Easter freeze" of April 5-9, 2007, blew in on an ill wind. Plants had been sending out young and tender sprouts two to three weeks earlier than normal during an unusually warm March....


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Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Chinese Red-headed Centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese Red-headed Centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans), also known as the Chinese Red Head, is a species of centipede found in East Asia and Australia. This creature is found typically in damp, moist environments, where it grows to an average length of 8 inches. In ancient Chinese traditions, this species is used for its healing properties. Placing a Chinese red head on a rash or other skin ailment is said to speed up the healing process. This species is known for harboring...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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