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Galctic Featuring Cyril Neville Of Funk Legends The Meters!!!! March 18 @ The Granada

If your familiar with modern funk than you have surely heard of Galactic they are renowned as one of the best in the genre and one of the leaders in the modern New Orleans funk scene and if you are a fan of the old school funk ... Continue reading

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KU facing Memphis in New York City

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session. Tom, where does KU need to improve most tonight during its game against Memphis? **Tom Keegan:** The obvious answer would be in defending the post. Derrick Williams of Arizona drove to the hoop, and UCLA's Joshua Smith posted ... Continue reading

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Take a trip around Lawrence to see the Christmas Lights

My wife and I took a trip around Lawrence on Saturday to check out the homes in Lawrence that had listed themselves on [our 2010 Holiday Lights Map][1]. It took us about two hours, but we looked at all the lights and, I can safely say, there ... Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Temperature Ride

The weather pattern we're locked into right now is one that features large temperatures changes over our region every several days. A few days of 20s and 30s are soon followed by the 40s and 50s, and so on. The movement of weather systems across the country ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Pasta with Broccoli

Pasta is a staple in many a household, be it vegetarian or standard. That said, most of us should have the ingredients for today’s suggested Meatless Monday dinner: Penne with Broccoli. What could be easier than getting your veggies and main course in one bowl? Less mess, ... Continue reading

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Kobach to continue legal work for Nebraska town, report says

Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach will continue as lead attorney for the city of Fremont, Neb. in court challenges to an immigration ordinance. The Fremont Tribune report that follows notes there are some major changes in that town's city hall, but Kobach will continue his work. ... Continue reading

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Head in the clouds

Last school year, one of my daughter’s first assignments was to create a word cloud. I don’t recall all the details, but she and her classmates were required to write an introductory paragraph or two, with their likes and dislikes and hobbies and such, then enter their ... Continue reading

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Quiet Night

Very calm and quiet night tonight. The scanner spit out a few "check welfares", a couple of medical calls and the normal Redbud Lane disturbances. Our little town could use a break from the burglaries, shooting and stabbings that have taken place over the last few days. ... Continue reading

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You Weren’t Ready for Marriage

My daughter: she is a disappointment. She can’t seem to get anything right. Until just a few weeks ago she needed help putting her shoes on her feet. She can now get them *on* her feet, but she still doesn’t know how to tie the laces. She ... Continue reading

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Cold morning? Make a hot drink. And ADD BOOZE.

We got out the scarves and gloves, and bundled ourselves and Johnny up to resemble Randy in *A* *Christmas Story*, who could not put his arms down. In an effort to make being out in the cold a little more bearable, I decided to make some hot ... Continue reading

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The Zimbabwe Cable

(Writer's note: this post provides multi-faceted background on Zimbabwe, whose President was assessed in the July 2007 final cable of the American ambassador. The post contains the full content of the cable. But is the post multi-faceted background or just meandering summary? Are the facts fair? You ... Continue reading

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Kohl’s 2 day Sale Saves Money on Last Week’s Purchases

Last week as we were headed out of town for Thanksgiving break I took a hard look at my oldest son's pajamas and had to admit two things to myself: 1) He is growing at the speed of light and 2) We needed to go shopping for ... Continue reading

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shooting and stabbing

A stabbing and a shooting occured, not related, in a half-an-hours time. Check out the action on lawrencepolicescanner.blogspot.com And then a disturbance call on Redbud Lane, of course. Continue reading

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World Market and Walgreens offer packaging ideas for my favorite homemade holiday treats.

As my boys get older, my Christmas list gets shorter. Basically all they ask for is cash. I still get them little things to fill their stockings, but, gladly, I don’t have to look for the latest toys or games. So instead of shopping, this year I ... Continue reading

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Facts and Opinion Are Not Interchangeable

How did we become a nation that behaves as if facts and opinions are interchangeable? All too often, in this age of instant comunication and access to facts, our policies and beliefs are governed not by hard, empirical evidence, but by what we feel to be true. ... Continue reading

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Friday night

Tonight was the night for burglaries and burglary alarms. Weird how incidents seem to group together. The burglaries ranged from the one earlier on Louisiana Street-serious business- to a gal getting her pizza stolen at the dorm. There was your regular run of welfare checks for drunk ... Continue reading

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Thwarted Burglary on Louisiana Street

lawrence police did an awesome job catching these guys! Check out play-by-play action at lawrencepolicescanner.blogspot.com Continue reading

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ESPN: NCAA says official made correct call at end of KU-UCLA game

If any Kansas fans were feeling guilty about Thursday night's 77-76 victory over UCLA, this might make them feel a bit better. In an Andy Katz blog entry on ESPN, the NCAA head of officiating John Adams said that official Doug Sermons made the right call on ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 12/3/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his final weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill ... Continue reading

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Recap: Game was close, but shouldn’t have been that close

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. There will be a lot of talk today about how UCLA deserved to beat Kansas. Heck, even ... Continue reading