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Taboo or Not, Journalists Have a Duty to Report the Full Truth about 9/11

*Note to readers: Please note that this is not an article about 9/11 conspiracy theories. No where in the article does the author state "9/11 was an inside job," or even imply as much. Also of note, there are not "two sides to this story" - criticizing ... Continue reading

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Monks create sand mandala in minutes (time-lapse style)

**UPDATE:** The full video is complete. And it's really beautiful. I like how they show time-lapse of the mandala under construction, still-shots of the monks, and even shots of members of the public watching them work. (Also, I kind of like how they added a little Jayhawk ... Continue reading

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Lawrence native producing her first feature-length film, ‘Gone Doggy Gone’

Originally, today's blog was going to focus partly on a new [IndieGoGo fundraising campaign][1] for the upcoming indie comedy ["Gone Doggy Gone,"][2] which is being co-written, co-directed, and stars Lawrence native [Kasi Brown][3]. But there's enough good stuff here to fill up the whole thing. **Kasi Brown** ... Continue reading

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September 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on six disturbances this morning, two of those were reported to be domestic related. At 4:14 a.m., Police were called to check on a possible attempted aggravated burglary at an apartment in the 5000 block of W 6th Street. The caller reported that she ... Continue reading

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A Sure Sign That Housecleaning is In Progress!

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Double rainbow last night in San Francisco

**Double rainbow - a rare sight in San Francisco** Last night, I was out walking in San Francisco when a double rainbow slowly appeared above me. I think I've seen only one double rainbow before in my life - which was when I was in grade school ... Continue reading

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Better off in Lawrence? An answer by the numbers.

After listening to the catch phrase **"Are you better off?"** over and over during the last few weeks, I started to wonder what the answer to that was for Lawrence residents. I know that I personally can answer "Yes" to that question, but what about the average ... Continue reading

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September 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 1:40 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to a business in the 2300 block of Iowa Street for a non-injury accident. While investigating the accident, Officers found the involved was in possession of a .40 caliber handgun. That driver was arrested and faces charges for being a ... Continue reading

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September 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 1:40 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to a business in the 2300 block of Iowa Street for a non-injury accident. While investigating the accident, Officers found the involved was in possession of a .40 caliber handgun. That driver was arrested and faces charges for being a ... Continue reading

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Gangs: How sad is this?

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/students-denver-area-school-not-allowed-wear-peyton-192608097--nfl.html "Denver Broncos fans are thrilled over Peyton Manning's arrival in the Mile High City. They showed their excitement by running out and buying Manning's jersey in droves. In fact, Manning's Denver jersey has been the top-selling jersey on NFL.com since April, when the NFL switched to ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Wednesday’s practice: Sept. 5

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/sep/05/240703/ Wednesday’s Kansas University football practice was moved inside to Anschutz Sports Pavilion, which offered a little bit of relief from the heat, but mostly in the way of shielding the Jayhawks from the sun and not in overall temperature. As thermostats outside continued to push the ... Continue reading

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As Kansas delegates explore Charlotte, Michelle Obama’s speech inspires Lawrence resident

*Lawrence resident Rex Gardner is representing the Kansas 2nd District as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention. He's volunteered to share his experiences and observations. Last week, Douglas County Republican Party chairman Richard Todd [blogged][1] from the RNC.* Well, the first full night of the Democratic ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Head Em Up - Move Em Out”!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! "HEAD EM UP - MOVE EM OUT"! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS! OF FAILED GOVERNMENT POLICIES; BOTH, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT, IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF THE FAILED "ABRAHAM LINCOLN ADMINISTRATION" THAT HAS CAUSED ALL OF TODAY'S ... Continue reading

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September 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Aside from a few vehicle stops, a theft, and a disturbance this morning got off to a fairly calm start. At 4:53, Police were called to the Dillon's at 1015 W 23rd Street on a report of a robbery. An employee was confronted by a man who ... Continue reading

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New gun control soon to be passed….

after obama is re-elected, sometime tween november and january, a bill will be introduced to cross check ammunition bought and weapons owned. lets say, you bought a gun on the black market. but you need ammo. its too cheap on the regular market, so why not go ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Banff Mountain Film Festival expands to three nights

The educational arts institution The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, started [The Banff Mountain Film Festival][1] in 1976, featuring 10 films that showcased mountain sports and culture. This year, over 300 films entered the competition and the best ones are making their way across the world, visiting ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Tuesday’s practice: Sept. 4

It was another hot one on the practice fields at Kansas University on Tuesday, as the Jayhawks went through drills under the scorching sun with temperatures that soared above the 100-degree mark on the field. During his weekly radio show on Monday night, KU coach **Charlie Weis** ... Continue reading

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A Redistribution Primer

One of the basic tenants of Mr. Obama’s campaign was a more equitable distribution of income. The process to be used to achieve this goal was not presented in detail at that time. After almost four years I would contend we can see the outlines of his ... Continue reading

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“Labor is the United States”

I'm interested to hear reactions to the above premise, which is, to my mind, a central truth no longer shared by enough political representatives in Washington. I'd wanted to post it yesterday, for Labor Day, because it so clearly articulates the importance of Labor Day, but was ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 9/4/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas football coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. Also, here's the updated depth chart (Not many changes this week, with Jake Love being taken off the OR line at linebacker and kicker ... Continue reading

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