Kevin P. Helliker (born January 25, 1959) is an American journalist, currently a senior writer and editor on the New York sports desk of The Wall Street Journal. He and Thomas M. Burton shared the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, citing "their groundbreaking examination of aneurysms, an often overlooked medical condition that kills thousands of Americans each year." The articles demonstrably saved lives and changed medical protocol by showing that, contrary to conventional medical wisdom, aortic aneurysms are preventable, treatable and not so rare.
Helliker is a graduate of the Department of English at the University of Kansas.
The Pulitzer Prizes for 2004 were announced on April 5, 2004.The Los Angeles Times won five journalism awards, the most that the newspaper has ever won in a single year and second only to The New York Times in 2002 for the most won in a year by any paper.Eddy Curry
Eddy Anthony Curry Jr. (born December 5, 1982) is an American professional basketball player for the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). Coming directly out of Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, Curry was selected fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Curry played for the Bulls until 2005, then played for the New York Knicks from 2005 to 2010. Curry played for the Miami Heat in the 2011–12 season and was part of the Heat's 2012 championship team. Curry played for the Dallas Mavericks for the early part of the 2012–13 season before playing out the season for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.F. Scott Fitzgerald
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American fiction writer, whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age. While he achieved popular success, fame, and fortune in his lifetime, he did not receive much critical acclaim until after his death. Perhaps the most notable member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s, Fitzgerald is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Four collections of his short stories were published, as well as 164 short stories in magazines during his lifetime.Legends Outlets Kansas City
Legends Outlets Kansas City, formerly The Legends at Village West, is a super-regional shopping mall located in the Village West development near Kansas City, Kansas, located in the latent township Kansas City, Kansas. The mall has a gross leasable area of 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2).The shopping center is part of a more than $500 million investment, surrounded by the Kansas Speedway, Hollywood Casino, Children's Mercy Park, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Great Wolf Lodge, AMC Theatres Legends 14, Cabela's and CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The Legends at Village West is still an ongoing project as there are more developments in the planning stage. The shopping center offers more than 110 retail/restaurant outlets including Dave & Buster's, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Wendy's and Fuddruckers. New stores include Best Buy (closed May 2012), JCPenney, Target, Sam's Club, Walmart, TJ Maxx and Kohl's.
The Legends at Village West includes an audio walking tour of the more than 80 Kansans who are represented visually on medallions, posters, murals and in sculpture throughout the center. The Legends honors legends of Kansas in athletics, music, exploration, science, technology, politics, art and other fields. The Legends theme is interwoven throughout the facility, offering information about Kansas’ history, heritage and environment. Each corridor and courtyard of the center is dedicated to a particular category of famous Kansans or aspect of the state and its history, such as a replica of The Wizard of Oz's Yellow Brick Road. The mall and surrounding development were highlighted in the Wall Street Journal by Kevin Helliker, discussing the area's resurgence.The mall was foreclosed on in 2012 and renamed Legends Outlets Kansas City. After forming a new company, the original developer, Dan Lowe, bought the property out of receivership.List of University of Kansas people
The list of University of Kansas people includes notable alumni and faculty of the University of Kansas, whose main campus is located in the American city of Lawrence, Kansas.Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
The Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting has been presented since 1998, for a distinguished example of explanatory reporting that illuminates a significant and complex subject, demonstrating mastery of the subject, lucid writing and clear presentation. From 1985 to 1997, it was known as the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism.
The Pulitzer Prize Board announced the new category in November 1984, citing a series of explanatory articles that seven months earlier had won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. The series, "Making It Fly" by Peter Rinearson of The Seattle Times, was a 29,000-word account of the development of the Boeing 757 jetliner. It had been entered in the National Reporting category, but judges moved it to Feature Writing to award it a prize. In the aftermath, the Pulitzer Prize Board said it was creating the new category in part because of the ambiguity about where explanatory accounts such as "Making It Fly" should be recognized. The Pulitzer Committee issues an official citation explaining the reasons for the award.The Color Run
The Color Run, also known as "the happiest 5,000 meters on the planet", is an event series and five kilometer paint race that is owned and operated by The Color Run LLC, a for-profit company. It takes place in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The untimed event has no winners or prizes, but runners are showered with colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch, at stations along the run.