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Blog from New York: It’s time to dive into NBA Draft 2012

**5:20 p.m. Update:** Closing remarks from today's Big Apple action. • I really think that Robinson believes he's going No. 2. And I really believe that he thinks he should go there. In reality, he seems to believe that he should go No. 1, but that's not ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Cry of the Condemned”!

Swampyville's - You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. By, cry, find, fro, go, me, mind, see. Cry of the Condemned! By L. Don Oliver Walking down a darkened street, Within the silence of my ____; Searching ... Continue reading

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June 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted right around 10 vehicle stops this morning, none of those resulted in any arrests. One of this morning's pedestrian checks lead to an arrest for an out of state warrant. That wanted person was booked into the Douglas County Jail to await extradition and ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 9: New twists on old classics for summer squash and basil

This week I have two recipes for you that add up to one delicious locally sourced wrap. Awesome right? Yes. And totally healthy. But first, the rundown of what we got last week: Potatoes, collards, eggs, broccoli, basil and summer squash. Our potatoes went into storage, our ... Continue reading

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June 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Everything kept pretty quiet this morning. Police in Lawrence responded on three disturbances, no serious injuries or arrests were reported. LPD also caught up with three men, who it sounded like, had been involved in a burglary earlier in the morning in Lawrence. The three were arrested ... Continue reading

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Power-packed pancakes to fool your family

Let's face it. Most breakfast foods are ridiculously unhealthy. Which is why our weekend breakfasts at home usually, anymore, consist of eggs and fruit and not much else. But this weekend I had a little extra time and my kid looked at me with those irresistible baby ... Continue reading

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Elijah Johnson, Jeff Withey unlikely to assume same offensive roles as Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson

With eight new scholarship freshmen on the roster, it's hard to predict exactly how the Kansas men's basketball team's offensive roles will establish themselves for the 2012-13 season. If history is any indication, though, KU fans shouldn't expect seniors Elijah Johnson and Jeff Withey to do the ... Continue reading

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June 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted seven vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in an OUI related arrest. Douglas County Deputies responded on at least two non-injury accidents, both were reported to be car versus deer accidents. Earlier this morning, Lawrence Police investigated a non-injury accident in the 500 block ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Mixed Grill Vegetable Salad

Time to take Meatless Monday outdoors. Because, well, who wants to turn on the oven when it's hotter than heck? If you happen to have a shady place to grill, this Meatless Monday's for you. A sweet marinade peps up season veggies of your choice, which in-season ... Continue reading

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Google - Dead and Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery

There is an interesting story, Man of an uncertain age: Legend of 125-year-old sparks curiosity, in the Lawrence Journal-World. After reading the story, I used Google Street View to see if I could explore Oak Hill Cemetery. The street view ended a short way into the cemetery. ... Continue reading

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Sound Off: Answers to Most City Questions

I tried posting this comment several times to the Sound Off question, "Who is responsible for mowing the new grass median strips between Sixth Street and Peterson Road on Kasold?" The comment would not post; nor, could I use the "Blog about this" button. Thus, I created ... Continue reading

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IPS 6/24/2012 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 6/14/2012 Next: IPS 9/11/2012 hujiko quickly identified the subject this week. This is the 163rd post since since December 20th of 2007. Within the next week or so, I'll post an index of all those photos. But, in the meantime, I am in dire need ... Continue reading

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June 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted nearly 10 vehicle stops this morning, two resulting in OUI related arrests. KUPD also reported making an OUI related arrest. Police also investigated a non-injury accident in the 500 block of Gateway Drive just after 2:20 a.m.. More than five officers responded on a ... Continue reading

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Recipe ideas for feeding a family on the cheap

Did you notice Wednesday's Hy-Vee ad? It said dinner for 4, less than $4. The ad pictured Hy-Vee brand pasta, pasta sauce, garlic bread and packaged garden salad. The total of these four products was $3.95. This is great. So it got me wondering. What is the ... Continue reading

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The Olympic torch - travelling through the United Kingdom (pictures)

***The Olympic torch, as it makes its way through the United Kingdom*** I have posted many pictures on this site, because this is a very special event, the Olympics. It involves countries from all over the world. But perhaps, most importantly of all, it shows the people ... Continue reading

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Rock of Ages

What defines good music is so personal and subjective. So much is based upon what we listened to as youngsters. I grew up in the 80’s. I started high school in 1980 and graduated college in 1989. I think the greatest music was produced in that decade. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - The “Bob” and “Weave” Puppet Show!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! The "Bob" and "Weave" Puppet Show! (This show will be performed on Tuesday, 6 November 2012) It is a traditional and popular puppet show featuring the characters Mr. Bob and Mr. Weave. The performance is a prolonged scheme, er! ah! scene, ... Continue reading

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June 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted at least seven vehicle stops this morning, one resulting in a OUI related arrest. The Sheriff's Office also conducted a couple vehicle stops with one resulting in a OUI related arrest. Around 2:20 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to check on a report of ... Continue reading

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Bernie, Sturgis, The Day After, Brave, and Abe the Vampire Hunter!

With two special events in Lawrence, an indie film from a prominent director, and two big summer openings, there's a lot to check out this weekend at the movies. I guess you could say the movies inspired a new obsession for me. Because of a movie I ... Continue reading

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June 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted at least nine vehicle stops this morning. One of those stops resulted in an arrest for an OUI related offense. Another of the stops occurred after a brief vehicle pursuit ended in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road. At 2:21, an officer reported a ... Continue reading

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