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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/16/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **The ideal amount of minutes for Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson would be 32-33 minutes.** Self gave the guys the last ... Continue reading

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Mormons and Jews

OK, I need some help to understand something I heard on the radio. I listened to a piece about the Mormon Church doing some kind of symbolic baptism of Jewish people that died during World War II at the hands of the Nazis. Apparently from what I ... Continue reading

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February 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police had a fairly calm morning on their hands. Officers handled four noise complaints, two of which were at the same address. Police also assisted with a subject refusing to leave a business in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street. LDCFM and LPD handled two medical ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers makes All-Star Three-Point Contest; Brandon Rush snubbed

The NBA announced Wednesday that one more Jayhawk will join **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) and **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) in Orlando for 2012 All-Star Weekend festivities. It could have been *two* more. **Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) was selected as one of the six players in [the All-Star ... Continue reading

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The End of The Middle Class as We Know It

Well Mr. Obama has delivered his version of the proposed 2013 budget. For all of you – it cuts defense – not as much to the corporations as to the war fighters. It also expands money for social services and yields a bottom line that is over ... Continue reading

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Boulevard offering refunds on some Chocolate Ale batches after ‘unwanted flavor’ detected

[If you were one of the lucky ones][1] who scored some Boulevard Chocolate Ale earlier this month, the Kansas City brewery wants you to know that some batches may have “an unwanted flavor.” “We do routine quality checks on all of our beers and we recently found ... Continue reading

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Monday/Tuesday recap: Josh Selby goes for 26 in D-League debut; Markieff Morris shines in Suns loss

It’s likely been a frustrating few weeks for the Memphis Grizzlies’ **Josh Selby**. The wunderkind from KU, who fell deep in the second round on draft day, had also recently fallen out of the Grizzlies’ rotation. Selby averaged 2.9 points and 1.4 assists in 10.3 minutes in ... Continue reading

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February 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence were kept pretty busy this morning with numerous disturbance calls. Officers responded on at least five, between midnight and 6 a.m.. None of these were said to have involved any serious injuries. One of these disturbances occurred in the Emergency Room at LMH. Just ... Continue reading

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Dang, that woolly mammoth video was a hoax

Last week we [wondered][1] if some lucky Siberian had actually caught a woolly mammoth on video. Well, wonder no more. It there are no lucky Siberians here. > Some suspected the video is an > outright hoax — a computer-generated > mammoth digitally inserted into a real ... Continue reading

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Big 12 releases football schedules for 2012; KU home for 4 and away for 5

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2006/nov/18/111370/ With West Virginia's divorce from the Big East becoming official this morning, the Big 12 Conference was free to release its much anticipated football schedules for the 2012 college football season. The Kansas University program will open and close 2012 with the two Big 12 newcomers, ... Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day dinner with sugar and spice and everything nice

Happy Valentine's Day! If you're like me, your Valentine's will be a day full of chocolate. Honestly, I eat healthy probably 90 percent of the time, but I've got a special place in my heart for chocolate. The darker, the better these days. And there's no better ... Continue reading

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February 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit quieter this morning without falling snow causing accidents. Police in Lawrence responded on two noise complaints, a non injury accident and conducted two vehicle stops. At 2 a.m., Officers were called to the 1300 block of Tennessee Street on a Battery. Little information was ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Liberal Kansans?

The book “What is the Matter with Kansas” can be summarized as noting that Kansans overlook their economic interests in pursuing “false” social issues. Well I play that right back to the Lawrence liberal scene. Is it in your economic interest to vote for people who keep ... Continue reading

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Red velvet trifle for Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I thought I'd make a special dessert for my family. I've already got tomorrow's dinner prepared -- lasagna. I'll also make my take on a Caprese salad, and of course, garlic bread. So for dessert, I'm planning to make a red velvet ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Jambalasta

Does the snow have you out of sorts? Make you want to hide in bed, only to come out for some warm nourishment — oatmeal, soup, tea? This dinner is absolutely perfect for this particular Meatless Monday, provided you actually will yourself to the store if you ... Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day cad

Don’t think me a hater, but … I abhor Valentine’s Day. Abohrers gonna abhor. It’s not a reflection on my sweetie, mind you. I so do not abhor her (abher?). In fact, I’m rather fond of her. My loathing is directed instead at the holiday itself, a ... Continue reading

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February 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

With the snow falling, accidents started early this morning. The first was just after 2:15 a.m., in the 1700 block of Louisiana Street. Deputies responded on another non-injury accident which reportedly involved a vehicle on its side off of the roadway on Highway 24 northwest of Midland ... Continue reading

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Saturday/Sunday recap: Markieff Morris sets career-high in points; Paul Pierce plays some ‘D’

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) didn’t have an [All-Star-caliber][1] Sunday (9 points, one rebound, two assists in 36 minutes), but his teammates (Rajon Rondo: 32-10-15 triple-double) picked up the slack and the Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-91. Pierce did not attempt a free throw for the ... Continue reading

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Trying to explain K-State’s .500 Big 12 record; plus, two very different predictions for Monday’s game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Kansas State on Monday night at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan. Tom, why isn’t Kansas State better than a .500 Big 12 team? **Tom Keegan:** For one thing, the Wildcats’ backcourt is flawed. Will ... Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day cookie decorating 101

It's no secret that I'm not much of a baker. I'm a goddess of [cake mixes][1], ice cream parfaits, [roasted pears][2] and other "fake out" desserts. One of the few things I do well is make cookies, and even then, I only have a handful of go-to ... Continue reading