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Summer on a plate: strawberry and kale salad

This is summer. This is what it should taste like: Fresh, bright but a little earthy, too. Food that is meant to be eaten outside, ...

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Something new for the grill

Grilled with just a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary from our garden.

Mostly because we did a horrible job of grilling outdoors last summer, the hubby and I are trying really, really hard to better use our ...

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Rock Chalk Park recreation center lands major basketball tourney; update on downtown ice rink

Maybe at this time next year, you'll see Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari at West Lawrence's Six Mile Chophouse, or Michigan State's Tom Izzo at ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 14 - RB Brandon Bourbon

Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon (25) rushes against South Dakota State on Sept. 1, 2012, at Memorial Stadium. Bourbon, a fourth-year junior, says he feels better than ever after an injury-riddled start to his KU career.

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. No. 14: ...

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Babies don’t stay babies for long

Babies grow fast. That point seems pretty apparent, but when you're around your daughter every day, like I am, it can sometimes be difficult to ...

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Java Break celebrates 20th anniversary in 24/7 style

Arron Atchison, Lawrence, a barrista at the Java Break, 17 E. 7th, sets up chairs at 4:53 a.m. part way through his graveyard work shift of midnight to 8 a.m.

Java Break has been caffeinating Lawrence 24 hours a day for 20 years. To celebrate the milestone anniversary in 24/7 fashion, the funky, half-underground coffee ...

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The Gambler: Paul Pierce betting on young Wizards

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, top, scores over Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat, left, Nene Hilario, right, and Martell Webster during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in New York. Washington defeated Brooklyn 113-107. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Paul Pierce must be in the gambling mood this summer. After surviving for three days at the World Series of Poker Main Event last week ...

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Latest report shows Lawrence consumers keep the party going

Lawrence consumers are continuing to do their best impersonation of the Energizer bunny. They keep going and going and going. The latest numbers show that ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 15 - DB Dexter McDonald

Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald celebrates his interception during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Another weekday brings another installment in our summer series of the Kansas University football players who stand to have the biggest impact for the Jayhawks ...

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Good bye to Brazil … they did a great job hosting the World Cup! - and - it’s time Americans learned more about the rest of the world

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Brazil takes on a new role in the South American hemisphere Unfortunately, most Americans know very little about the real Brazil - how much of ...

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Jeff Withey building bulk, confidence after rookie season

Kansas University all-time blocks leader Jeff Withey, top, denies Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka during a victory for Withey's Pelicans April 14, 2014, in New Orleans.

With his rookie year behind him, New Orleans center Jeff Withey wasted little time addressing his shortcomings — all of which he discovered existed the ...

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LeBron James’ decision to head home brings uncertainty for Andrew Wiggins

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Andrew Wiggins of Kansas who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

After a 10-day wait that was magnified into feeling like 10 years because of the 24-hour news cycle, we found out Friday that LeBron James ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 16 - TE Jimmay Mundine

Kansas tight end Jimmay Mundine (41) eludes TCU's Sam Carter (17) for a touchdown in the second half of TCU's 27-17 victory over KU on Oct. 12, 2013.

Here's this week's final installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. Look ...

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Used bicycle shop opens in East Lawrence; Kwik Shop nixes plan for 19th and Mass. expansion; Baldwin City Walmart update

I've always said that if I could find Lance Armstrong's old bicycle, I would enter the Tour de France, because the bike clearly was the ...

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Great ‘Apes’ and Guestploitation at Liberty Hall

When a new technological breakthrough happens in the realm of motion-picture visual effects, it’s often the best thing about the movie. Sometimes it’s the only ...

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Las Vegas a showcase for Andrew Wiggins, other KU products

Houston Rockets’ Tarik Black, right, tries to shoot over Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel in an NBA summer-league game, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

While Las Vegas became the center of the NBA universe this week, thanks to the arrival of the most sought after free agent on the ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 17 - DB Isaiah Johnson

Kansas safety Isaiah Johnson comes away with his second interception of the game on a bobbled pass to a Texas receiver during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. No. 17: ...

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Kansas City-area psychiatric practice expands to Lawrence; local drug development firm has success in cancer trials

It was touch and go there for awhile, but my wife's dream of opening a psychic detective office in Lawrence is still alive (At least, ...

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Alchemy Coffee now a bakery, too

Joni Alexander prepares to bake a loaf of zucchini bread on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the newly added kitchen at Alchemy Coffee and Bake House, 1901 Massachusetts St.

I wish I were better at resisting temptation, but man, do I love a sweet treat with my coffee. And especially given all the coffee ...

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Andrew Wiggins signs endorsement deal with adidas

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, left to right, Andrew Wiggins and general manager David Griffin hold up Wiggins jersey during a new conference Friday, June 27, 2014, in Independence, Ohio.

At least one thing about Andrew Wiggins' transition to the NBA will be nice and simple: the one-and-done Kansas University product will continue to play ...

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