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- Lawhorn's Lawrence: A moment with a surgeon
Mark Praeger hasn't tied a good Bead Head Pheasant Tail for years. Every time Praeger even thinks about using his magnificent hands to mess with some thread and a little Peacock leg — it is a fly-fishing term, before you go off half-cocked — you interrupt him. A phone call, a page, a tap on the shoulder: That's been Praeger's Lawrence life. He's a surgeon, which means one minute he has his hands ...
Jan. 5, 2014 - Lawrence Journal-World