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Saturday, May 28

Another very quiet morning again today. Police responded on most of the normal calls an activity including; disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. Nothing that involved anyone with any weapons and no one with any injuries. Peaceful would describe the night pretty well and there is nothing ... Continue reading

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LIVESTRONG Sporting Park update and a weekend prediction

The last time I took a tour of Sporting Kansas City's new stadium-in-the-making, it was March and the final strip of grass had just been placed. There were a few seats installed and there was concrete and wire everywhere. It was still an impressive sight, but it ... Continue reading

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The Missing Element in the Health Care Debate.

Has anybody heard discussions as to just what constitutes adequate health care in our country? Could it be what the CEOs of Major Corporations receive? How about the level awarded to our Congresspersons? Maybe what is available under major union contracts? I will focus on Medicare but ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s top stories, a rain delay for Lawrence High softball and Friday Food Wars (burgers vs. dogs)

It's raining again. Awesome. /sarcasm Because of the rain, the Lawrence High School vs. Olathe East state softball quarterfinal is [currently under a rain delay][1]. Richard Gwin sent us this pic of the field. **UPDATE**: The game started again at 1:15 p.m. Here are Thursday's most-viewed stories ... Continue reading

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Tune in or drop out for Memorial Day?

As we head into Memorial Day, the first big outdoor holiday of the hear and the unofficial kickoff to summer, here's a question: How much of your holiday weekend will be spent talking about the holiday weekend on Facebook, Twitter or the social network of your choice? ... Continue reading

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Friday, May 27

A very quiet overnight in Lawrence for the most part. Police responded on most of the usual calls along with a non injury accident. Several parking violations along Mass Street and car stops throughout the city. Police also caught up with a group that attempted to dine ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Sunset of Our Being”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Away, care, disarray, few, goodbye, high, I, nigh, share, there. Sunset of Our Being! By L. Don Oliver The Sunset of Our Being, It is nearly at it's ____; The ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s most-popular stories and Lawrence crime maps

Weather was yet again the most popular topic on LJWorld.com Wednesday, which isn't surprising given the surprise tornado warnings east of Lawrence. Below are Wednesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the past 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Flood advisory for Douglas County expires][1] 2. [Photo Gallery: ... Continue reading

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Baby Storm: Is gender freedom abuse or blessing?

The Today Show had an interesting discussion this morning about a Canadian born baby, Storm, whose parents decided not to disclose gender. Apparently there are only seven people who know the sex of the four month old infant. These include the obvious; doctors, mother and father, two ... Continue reading

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Thursday, May 26

The night started off just after 10 p.m. with a report of a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of Northwood Lane. Police responded and found that the disturbance was related to an issue involving, what Police referred to as "a child out of control." Police did ... Continue reading

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Dan Wildcat notes that Haskell’s problems are rooted in the ….Union.

All quiet on the Lawrence Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University campus.... As summer starts and we find no students (or for that matter faculty who are getting paid) on campus, we need to summarize the past year. At a recent AIHEC meeting, Dan Wildcat noted that Haskell's ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Weathering The Storm

*************************************** Soooo . . . Anybody noticed the wild weather we're having lately? Seem small towns and cities are the targets of tornadic activity this Spring, with just about everybody affected either directly or by having a relative, a friend or a coworker who was. In an ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories and man who shot video of Joplin tornado returns to gas station

So... how was your morning? In case you missed it, there were [multiple reports of tornadoes in the Kansas City area][1]. Here are [some photos of the storm][2] and KMBC in Kansas City [posted screenshots of heavy damage][3] in Sedalia, Mo. Below are Tuesday's most-viewed stories and ... Continue reading

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Pete “Spare Tire” DeGraaf

In a story that's hit the internet like a bombshell (but not the LJ World), Kansas Rep Pete DeGraaf from Mulvane compared separate "abortion only" insurance to having a "spare tire on a car". http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/sarahposner/4656/pete_%E2%80%9Cspare_tire%E2%80%9D_degraaf%E2%80%99s_operation_rescue_ties/ Considering that one in four women in the US will be sexually ... Continue reading

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Royals broadcaster and pitcher Paul Splittorff has died

Just last week, [it was reported][1] that Royals broadcaster and former pitcher Paul Splittorff was seriously ill. I had hoped that the reports were premature and he would be able to fight and win his battle with cancer. Unfortunately, that wasn't in the cards as he died ... Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 25

Another very slow night for Police and Fire in Lawrence. Police and Fire both responded on several reports of power lines down throughout the city. Officers stood by with the downed lines until Westar could arrive to repair them. The downed lines did not cause any traffic ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 5 - Homemade salad dressing FTW!

Mmmm, salad. If you’re a fan of local food, it’s definitely a staple this time of year. Greens are everywhere and come in all sorts of yummy shapes and sizes from baby salad mix to big heads of leaves of kale just begging to be subdued into ... Continue reading

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Monday’s most-popular stories on LJWorld.com and more severe weather possible

Tragedy continues to unfold in Joplin, as [the death toll from Sunday's tornado is now at 117][1]. I put together [a short list of resources][2] for those in our area who want to help. I'll add to it if I hear of anything else. Unfortunately, [more severe ... Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 24

A very quiet night in Douglas County this morning. Nothing worth blogging until about 11:30 when LPD responded on a report of gunshots heard in the area of 100 block N 5th Street. Two officers responded to investigate and found the sounds to be only that of ... Continue reading

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Did the rapture of last Saturday leave many left behind in Lawrence?

The famous line from the 1983 movie (does it make us old if we remember weeing it in its first release?), "Hello Lawrence, Is anybody there?" came to mind in the hours before 6:00pm last Saturday when the rapture was predicted . "The movement, led by Harold ... Continue reading