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What caught my eye (and ears) at Wednesday’s practice: Oct. 3

You asked for it, and you got it. In yesterday’s comments, someone mentioned that they were tired of hearing that the Coach Weis song of the day was either **Bruce Springsteen** or **Bon Jovi** every single time. It was again today, as the Jayhawks once again practiced ... Continue reading

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October 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted four vehicle stops this morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff's Office each recorded DWI arrests. The Highway Patrol arrested a female in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street around 2:30. That woman faces charges of DWI and Refusing a Test. The ... Continue reading

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3 Lawrence bars named top spots for bros

A hearty congratulations to a trio of Lawrence establishments that made a list of the top 100 college bars for bros by the esteemed cultural periodical BroBible.com ([part 1][1] | [part 2][2]). Bullwinkle's (No. 69), Jayhawk Cafe (aka The Hawk, No. 59) and the Wheel (No. 35) ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Tuesday’s practice: Oct. 2

Earlier during the day Tuesday, Kansas University coach **Charlie Weis** explained how the Jayhawks did not simply kick their feet up during last week’s bye but instead hit as hard as they had all year each day in practice. That, Weis said, was the only way to ... Continue reading

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Newly discovered footage from the Beatle’s 1967 Magical Mystery Tour

**The Beatles - 50 years since their first hit record** Released on 5 October 1962, the Beatle's single Love Me Do went to 17th place very quickly. That was 50 years ago. It features Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney on their way to ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 10/2/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas football coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. Not many changes to this week's depth chart. Full audio has been posted. • **Weis says it's important for the players to know that there's something to play for ... Continue reading

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Gun Control!

Improves my aim. ************************* Continue reading

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The Big Easy Dinner: fast shrimp creole

So, are you watching "Treme" on HBO? If not, start. If you hate music, then it's probably not for you. Or if you hate good writing, strong acting and timely and riveting plot lines, it's probably not for you either. So never mind. Anyway, we're watching it. ... Continue reading

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10-2 Bye-Bye Bounty, week 23: Turnip taste test (aka: I don’t want to eat them alone)

Thanks to strong evidence from the peanut gallery, it seems as though I might be the only member of my immediate family who truly likes pretty much any root vegetable. Of course we love carrots and sweet potatoes (though that’s a tuber, I suppose), but if we’re ... Continue reading

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October 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After very quiet Sunday and Monday morning's, there was a little bit more activity this morning. Police responded on a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Arizona Street at 2:44. Just before 3 o'clock, Police were requesting at supervisor respond to the scene after one of ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - The “Muslim Terrorists” Ten Commandments!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! The following is not a diatribe against the Islamic Religion. I feel and I hope that most Muslims want be left alone to practice their religion the best way they know how. This is; however, a diatribe against Muslim radicalism that ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Quinoa and sweet potato cakes

Treat these great little cakes like a vegetarian version of crab cakes. Have them as a side dish, a main course or top a salad with them. They are chock full of good-for-you ingredients like protein-packed quinoa, filling lentils and vitamin-heavy red pepper and sweet potatoes. Cook ... Continue reading

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Scare Tactics

This photo was taken at a women's clinic in Alabama. The photo shows (so called) "pro-life" protesters across the street from the clinic. They don't seem to be doing much, chatting among themselves. But notice something. See that camcorder on a tripod just to the right of ... Continue reading

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Looking at the Bill Self contract extension

By now, you’ve probably read about, or at least heard about, the contract extension that Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self agreed to recently. The extension, which, if fulfilled, will guarantee Self just over $53 million over the next 10 seasons, locks up the KU coach ... Continue reading

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September 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police arrived on scene of a single vehicle accident near the intersection of E 15th and Pennsylvania Streets at 1:05 this morning. Officers found that the driver of the vehicle had ran from the crashed mini van. The vehicle was said to be "on its side ... Continue reading

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Critical Mass celebrates its 20th anniversary; locking your bike; and bicycling creates healing in Rwanda

**Critical mass celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday, September 28** http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Thousands-at-Critical-Mass-20th-birthday-3904093.php Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle and Jason Wolfe, photographer, for these wonderful images and the article. Critical Mass celebrates its 20th birthday Friday, September 28th. From its beginnings in San Francisco twenty years ago, it has ... Continue reading

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Found Footage Festival showcases weird and hilarious obscure VHS tapes

For the last eight years, **Nick Prueher** and **Joe Pickett** have curated and hosted [The Found Footage Festival][1], a showcase of strange and hilarious found VHS videos that have been rescued from the trash bins and spotlighted for all to enjoy. Sunday Sept. 30 at The Granada, ... Continue reading

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‘Sound of Music’ auditions begin Sunday

The hills are soon to be alive with the sound of music. Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic next week. Children’s auditions will be held Sunday, September 30, and Monday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. Adult auditions will be Tuesday, October 2, ... Continue reading

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Six KU football players with breakout potential

With the Kansas University football team in the middle of its bye week, we’ve spent the past few days looking back at what we learned from the first four weeks of the 2012 season. From strengths and good moments to weaknesses and disappointments, I’ve tried to look ... Continue reading

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Thank goodness we did this before 5th grade

You may have heard about the German system of tracking students. Here in Bäden-Württemberg there are five different types of secondary schools that your child can attend after the 4th grade. Throughout Germany a student may attend a Hauptschule, a Realschule, or a Gymnasium, and here in ... Continue reading