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Another look at Twitter

There are a million things that Twitter is great for: finding a lunch recommendation, finding a hairdresser, finding a lost pet. But just plain finding a user, or a business? Tough. Although Twitter's search is decidedly better than it was, say, a year and a half ago ... Continue reading

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The Poverty Game - Are We Neglecting The Less Fortunate?

Sometime back in this space I indicated I would try to quantify the resources we spend on the poor. That quest turned out to be harder than I thought. Spending on the poor is scattered all over the various elements of the governments (federal, state and local). ... Continue reading

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Did you leave these photos on our doorstep?

Sometime between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the portfolio below was left on the doorstep of the Lawrence Journal-World News Center, 645 N.H. It sat there all night until a co-worker brought it inside and dropped it off at my desk. I didn't hear any ticking, ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: Is Jordan Webb improving?

Throughout Kansas' offensive struggles this year, we've constantly been told by coach Turner Gill and offensive coordinator Chuck Long that freshman quarterback Jordan Webb is improving each week. Is that improvement visible from an outside coach's perspective? That's what we'll look at in this week's "Breakdown" segment. ... Continue reading

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AMC’s Spread The Dead Contest

http://amcthewalkingdead.tumblr.com/ Sign up for the ‘Spread the Dead’ contest to celebrate the premier of The Walking Dead on AMC. Click the link to sign up, infect your friends, then join the hordes watching the premiere October 31st at 10/9c on AMC! Continue reading

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Morality and God - what’s the connection?

A friend was kind enough to forward an article (Opinionator: 'Morals Without God?' by Fans De Waal, The New York Times, The Opinion Pages) this past week and it gave me pause, along with a few other friends I insisted on dragging into the debate, of whether ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “My Heroes”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Around, care, Dad, down, fame, names, sad, there. My Heroes! By L. Don Oliver Many times when I was young, Needing someone to ____; When I would stumble and fall, ... Continue reading

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It’s about darn time, Walkmen

On Tuesday five tall, handsome men who dressed like they were ready to take you out to dinner took the stage at the Bottleneck and made our hearts melt. About five years ago, The Walkmen played a show in Lawrence. I missed that show and thought "Hey, ... Continue reading

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Which team will win next, KU football or men’s basketball? ChatterTV makes Big 12 week 8 gridiron picks

Of the six power conferences in college football, only three teams have a worse record than 2-4 Kansas, which has struggled mightily in the last two weeks of a nightmarish season. Minnesota and Washington State are 1-6, and Duke is 1-5. It's been a long season for ... Continue reading

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Censoring or Politically Correct?

The definition of politically correct: conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. The definition of censoring: to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable ; also : to ... Continue reading

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NOAA Releases Winter Outlook

In my opinion, fall has been FANTASTIC, especially by October standards. Yes, we have had our share of cold evenings, even setting records in the beginning of the month, but temperatures have been relatively close to average. Our big drawback has been a lack of rainfall. Last ... Continue reading

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Ozeri Digital Kitchen Scale - $15

The weather is cooling down and I'm starting to bake and cook more. The next three months encompass my very favorite time of the year in the kitchen. One thing I've found as I get more and more adventurous in the culinary department is that a kitchen ... Continue reading

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Big 12 hoops Media Day: Self comments on Josh Selby; Looking at the KU-KSU hoops rivalry

**4:06 p.m. update by Nick Krug** Here's video of Coach Bill Self's comments from the podium. **1:55 p.m. update: By Eric Sorrentino** We're heading back to Lawrence, so that should complete the updates for now. Here's a [photo gallery from media days][1]. Be sure to check out ... Continue reading

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Week 6 video

The following is week 6 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 6 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: Omaha writer says Gill’s on shaky ground

Ten years ago — heck, maybe even five — it probably wouldn’t have gone down this way. But times have changed, expectations are different and pressure, of both the good and bad variety, can create quite a mess in quite a hurry. That we’ve seen already with ... Continue reading

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Join us bright and early Thursday for Big 12 basketball media days

Greetings, Big 12 hoops fans. Just a reminder from Conference Chatter to join us at KUsports.com Thursday morning for Big 12 media days. It starts early — 8 a.m. — with coaches interviews. KUsports.com online editor Jesse Newell and I will combine to post nuggets throughout the ... Continue reading

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Why do so many millionaires want a new library paid by us?

Why do so many millionaires want a new library paid for by us? Yes, I checked the "vote yes for the library" website, and found it interesting the steering committee is made up of quite a few millionaires. This was after driving around town and seeing all ... Continue reading

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When Will It Get “Cold” Again ?

What a difference a year makes. Summer 09 will be remembered in our region for its unseasonable chill, and the brutal winter of 09-10 was one for the record books here in Eastern Kansas. But those cold times seem a distant memory now. Since last winter, we've ... Continue reading

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2 Days Of Yonder Mountain String Band At Liberty Hall 11/12-11/13!!!!

If you're a fan of bluegrass or jam and you are not familiar with Yonder Mountain String Band I would strongly urge you to give them a listen they are becoming one of the most prevalent bands in the bluegrass/jamgrass scene and their yearly lawrence shows always ... Continue reading

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The source to all of our national problems has been uncovered…

It's the rent folks. It's just too damn high...well, at least in New York. Here's an excerpt from the NY Governor's race. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o-TeMHys0 Continue reading