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Buy American Made … If You Can Find It.

The Federal Government, in its infinite wisdom, has determined an automobile must have a minimum of seventy-five percent American made parts (which include Canadian but no mention of Mexican) to qualify as a "domestic" vehicle. With this information in hand I proceeded to determine a proper replacement ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Painting the Silent Night”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words of use your own words. Around, bird, blue, by, card, clash, dance, day, delight, flash, fled, flow, found, glow, grace, heard, hue, night, night, red, romance, shown, sight, sky, space, star, unknown, way. Painting the ... Continue reading

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What are you baking up for the holidays?

So I feel like I finally have the house decorated. Now I can focus on my holiday baking. In Sunday's ads, I saw some baking supplies on sale. I have the same cookie menu every year. I shared my husband's grandmother's butter cookie recipe last year. Not ... Continue reading

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December 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called out to investigate a disturbance in the 2400 block of Brookside Drive just before 3 a.m. this morning. Police requested Medics respond to the scene for an "assault victim with multiple lacerations to the face." Medics treated one person on the scene, no ... Continue reading

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Stuffing the Stocking

With two weeks left until Christmas I'm making my lists and checking them twice, making sure I've got everything that I had planned and that I've finished all of the homemade gifts that I started (still working on that one ....). The to-do that I always leave ... Continue reading

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December 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of this morning's activity for Police was fairly average calls for service on a Saturday morning. Officers in Lawrence responded on a few disturbances, noise complaints and conducted several vehicle stops. At 3:25 a.m., Lawrence Police received a burglary alarm from a business in the 1700 ... Continue reading

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Good news: The Lawrence Peak Oil Plan is Finished!

In April 2007, [Films For Action][1] screened [The End of Suburbia][2] to an audience of 180 people, and launched a campaign to have the Lawrence City Commission create a Peak Oil Task force, which would study the local impacts of peak oil and propose recommendations for the ... Continue reading

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Who will win the Sullinger-Robinson battle inside? Plus, predicting the KU, Ohio State game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, which bench player is most important for KU if it hopes to beat the Buckeyes? **Tom Keegan:** I think Justin Wesley could make ... Continue reading

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What was your favorite book of 2011?

So, early last year I wrote [this story][1] about 11 must-reads for 2011. The other day, I checked the list and realized that I had a horrible literary batting average when it came to the must-reads of the year. I read two of the 11. Hmmm, not ... Continue reading

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BEGIN AGAIN:150 KANSAS POEMS reading scheduled Tuesday, December 13th, The Jewish Community Center, 7 p.m.

Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will present approximately twenty four poets from around Kansas to launch the anthology BEGIN AGAIN: 150 KANSAS POEMS at 7 p.m. this coming Tuesday at the Lawrence Jewish Community Center located at 917 Highland. The anthology, edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and published ... Continue reading

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December 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:10 a.m., Lawrence Fire was called out to investigated a car fire in the 1700 block of W 20th Terrace. One apparatus responded and reported a working fire in the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. No injuries were reported. Just before 2:30 a.m., KU Police ... Continue reading

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JAW’s Raw Topics

I originally was going to write a two page rant on the continued ridiculousness of the BCS but I’m just not mentally prepared to get that fired up right now. Instead, I will comment on a few topics that have me riled up in general, the BCS ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 12/8/11

Before we get to the Cliff's Notes, here is a quick Cliff's Notes version on the status of Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger (back spasms) for Saturday's game against Kansas from Ohio State coach Thad Matta. • **It will probably be Saturday when a decision will come ... Continue reading

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Brownies made with WHAT?

I've had quite the [Twitter][1] and Facebook conversation this morning about what constitutes a brownie. It started when I found [this recipe][2] last night for fudge made with BLACK BEANS. That got a discussion going and I found out there's a whole underground world that includes many ... Continue reading

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December 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police and LDCFM responded on a report of a possible structure fire in the 700 block of Iowa Street at the Days Inn, at 2:40 this morning. The caller reported a fire in a room and mentioned something about chemicals before hanging up on Emergency Dispatchers. ... Continue reading

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Official: Charlie Weis to be named next KU football coach Friday

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2004/12/17/sportsnotredame.jpg **4:12 p.m. Update:** When Kansas University athletic director hit the road Nov. 30 in search of a football coach to replace Turner Gill, he made it clear that he was looking for the right fit for Kansas and would not be swayed by big-name candidates or ... Continue reading

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Recap: Looking at which KU players are having the toughest time with turnovers

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. Once again, Kansas' inability to keep from turning the ball over was one of the biggest stories ... Continue reading

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The eReader Rip-off

I have always been a reader. By the time I was twelve, I had been reading massive novels by John Jakes, James Michener, and James Clavell. I grew up on a farm in a time when we had no video games, no internet, and only three of ... Continue reading

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Buy?! I’ll make you an ornament wreath!

I have never been a crafty person. And by crafty, I mean in the Etsy sense, not the Tyrion Lannister sense. Sure, I can sew, but it's never more than to fix a missing button. I don't paint, unless you count basic walls and trim. And whenever ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 10, 4:16 p.m. - More on June Jones, Auburn and Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst; Plus, is Zenger now targeting NFL guys?

**4:16 p.m. Update:** More on the talks between June Jones and Arizona State breaking down... At this point, it'd be crazy not wonder if Jones could re-emerge as a candidate at KU. At this point, anything's possible. http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/DouglasHaller/150269 One thing we should all have learned from the ... Continue reading