Mission specialist Kalpana Chawla is shown during a training session at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. in this Dec. 17, 2002 file photo. Chawla is one of the seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday just minutes before they were to land in Florida.
Mission specialist Kalpana Chawla is shown during a training session at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. in this Dec. 17, 2002 file photo. Chawla is one of the seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday just minutes before they were to land in Florida. NASA AP
Mission specialist Kalpana Chawla is shown during a training session at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. in this Dec. 17, 2002 file photo. Chawla is one of the seven astronauts killed when the space shuttle Columbia broke apart in flames 200,000 feet over Texas on Saturday just minutes before they were to land in Florida. NASA AP

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Bud Kennedy

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Bud Kennedy is a homegrown Fort Worth guy who started out covering high school football here when he was 16. He went away to the Fort Worth Press and newspapers in Austin and Dallas, then came home in 1981.

Since 1987, he's written more than 1,000 weekly dining columns and more than 3,000 news and politics columns. If you don't like what he says about politics, read him on barbecue.

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