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Name recognition: Jayhawks get big name — Charlie Weis

Who's a better candidate? Seriously. Tell me who's a better candidate and I'll tell you you're wrong.

To your points:

1.) There's no arguing that KU has played a tougher schedule than Notre Dame did this season. No question. But Weis didn't coach Notre Dame this season so we can't speak to that. Going off of Weis's last two years at Notre Dame (when they went 13-12 and won a Bowl Game), their schedule was on average 46 spots more difficult on the power rankings chart than KU's.

2.) Yes Notre Dame has a lot of money, but I'd argue that they are SIGNIFICANTLY more difficult to recruit to, mostly because of their incredibly high academnic standards. Approximately 70% of the top 100 football athletes are NOT ACADEMICALLY ELIGIBLE to play there.

3.) The easiest to dismiss. Weis was 8 games over .500 during his 5 years there and too them to 2 BCS Bowls and a win in another Bowl. For us to remotely have that kind of success (which I think we will) would be extraordinary.

December 9, 2011 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Middle school principals reject ‘Tom Sawyer’ as single ‘core’ text for eighth-grade English

Good to hear that Huck Finn is taught at the high school.

October 14, 2011 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Middle school principals reject ‘Tom Sawyer’ as single ‘core’ text for eighth-grade English

I second what Clovis said: They should be teaching Huck Finn instead. About Huck Finn, Hemingway said, "It's the best book we've had. All American writing comes from that."

And Tom Sawyer in 8th grade?? The reason this should be taken out of 8th grade is that Twain wrote it for 5th graders.

October 14, 2011 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: West Lawrence restaurant closes; Famous Dave's close to making announcement; Glass recycling at Farmland possible

There's one place in Lawrence that has good BBQ and it's on the east end of town. Biemer's ribs are terrible. Biggs is mediocre and expensive. Buffalo Bob's is completely inedible. Grandaddy's is the only decent place for BBQ in the city since Vermont St. closed.

December 22, 2010 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Bookstore to close; Carnegie rentals off to fast start; Eagle Bend Golf Course changes

"One of America's favorite independent booksellers"

They advertise themselves as independent, and, just because they are a chain store, doesn't mean they're not independent. Because they rely primarily on customer brought inventory and not corporate inventory, I think they should definitely be considered as such.

December 15, 2010 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Bookstore to close; Carnegie rentals off to fast start; Eagle Bend Golf Course changes

Alf, I hate to say this, but you're actually wrong here. Commas are used to set off quoted elements and the only time they're not used is when the quotation is preceded by the word "that" or when the quoted elements are embedded in the larger structure. Sorry.

And of course I meant least. I wanted to see if you'd correct me again, which of course you did. It seems that the point I was trying to make is lost on you. Shrug.

December 15, 2010 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Bookstore to close; Carnegie rentals off to fast start; Eagle Bend Golf Course changes

That should be, "That should be, "whom he did not identify." I figure if you're going to be pedantic about correcting someone, I might as well follow suit: because correcting punctuation and grammar is what people do when they don't have anything to contribute. Sigh.

At lease one independent book store is doing well. Every time I go to Half Price Books I have to park in the back (which I don't mind).

December 14, 2010 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Free State Brewery's success built on humble beginnings of founder Chuck Magerl

CHUCK! Get some more Copperhead bottles out to the market! Every liquor store I've gone to is sold out! I can only drink so much of the Ad Astra!

May 26, 2010 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eudora answers protest with ‘No Hate’

Mr. Right Wing, I think you're misreading that passage in Romans. Paul isn't condeming homosexuals. Anyway, doesn't he, in the next chapter and verse, tell you not to be judgemental of others? I don't think you can have it both ways, bro.

May 19, 2010 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama picks Kagan for high court nomination

Nearly 40% of the judges that have served on the Supreme Court had no judicial experience, and many of the best-known judges fit that model. William Howard Taft, John Marshall, Earl Warren, as well as another highly qualified Jew with ties to Harvard, Louis Brandeis. She is certainly more qualified than Clarence Thomas was (and she didn't put pubic hair on a staffer's Coca-Cola).

May 10, 2010 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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