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‘Patience’ production sets opera in Lawrence

An opera that is nearly 130 years old is getting a fresh coat of paint starting this weekend at Kansas University.KU Opera is staging Gilbert ...

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‘Common Good”??

When I was young (seems like a long-long time ago) the term “common good” was broadly understood and we did not need admonitions from our ...

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City in search of ‘rich uncle’

As city commissioners Tuesday considered a host of budget cuts to deal with a possible loss of $1.1 million of state funding this year, they ...

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Super Bowl Ads Don’t Measure Up

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Clydesdales, snow globes, and which soft drink ad is the best. The buzz this week is as much about the advertisements as the Super Bowl ...

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Check back after 6:35 p.m. for live blog of commission’s discussion of budget cuts

City Hall reporter Chad Lawhorn will be at tonight's City Commission meeting — where possible budget cuts will be a major topic of conversation.Post questions ...

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Is This What The Groundhog Means?

I suppose it is the time of year that we are in, but these big swings in temperatures tend to wear people down. We go ...

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Greenhouse Theory Disproved a Century Ago

The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved ...

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Watch for lane closures in K.C. area

Looks like bridge inspections and related work are picking up in the Kansas City metro area, cutting into the free flow of traffic on some ...

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Top 10 Romantic Comedies

So here we are in February, and another Valentine's Day is upon us, which means it's time for some recommendations that won't leave you feeling ...

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Trees at root of spring exhibitions

Some of my favorite things to photograph — and, frankly, some of the things I love most about Lawrence — are the vibrant trees that ...

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Winter is Half Over!

Even though, it seems to me, that this winter has had lots of mild days mixed in with ugly cold, I hear lots of people ...

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Pop culture quiz reveals Beasley’s youthful spirit

Need a reason to believe that Miami Heat rookie and former Kansas State standout Michael Beasley actually is just 20 years old? Try looking at ...

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Ranking comes at bad time for KU

Kansas picked a bad time to return to the rankings.If you haven’t heard yet, the Jayhawks are back in the rankings, as high as No. ...

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Mix and Stir

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My husband asked me the other day what I wanted for Valentine’s Day, and I asked him in return what my budget was. “Ten bucks,” ...

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Ivan Boyd birds

Hereʼs what I heard at the Ivan Boyd prairie yesterday:tufted titmouse ( )chickadee ( )crow blue jay ( )junco ( )I saw several cardinals, but ...

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Hang up and … ride?

I know some people are umbilically attached to their cell phones.I’m not one of them.But I almost never head out for a ride — whether ...

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Ranking KSU’s Denis Clemente; and a Super Bowl prediction

Welcome to the show, Denis Clemente. Here's guessing you'll be named Big 12 player of the week. Clemente, Kansas State's 6-foot-1 guard, put on one ...

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doves

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I noticed the return of the collared doves to my feeder, but I can’t claim to feel too happy about it. I have a strong ...

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Dakotah - Small Graces

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week has been busy for Dakotah as he settled into camp just outside Modesto, California. This week we produced a small internet movie to portray ...

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Successful Iraqi Provincial Elections

Today will be a historic day for the Iraqi people. Today they will reap the rewards of a beneficial set of provincial elections. In January ...

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