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Free Cereal at HyVee

This is the sale I've been waiting for. You don't even have to use coupons. Through next Tuesday, you will receive $10 off of 6 boxes of General Mills cereal at the register when you purchase them at HyVee. Even better? A $6 "On Your Next Order" ... Continue reading

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Book Review: Though he’s no Hemingway, Reesing delivers yet again

I’m not much of a reader. Because I spend so much time writing and re-reading my own stuff, as well as dozens of other sports articles each day, I tend to prefer to get away from the written word during my down time. When I do read, ... Continue reading

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KU fans: Meet your new basketball anthem

The Newell Post usually doesn't dabble in music, but this will be an exception. A song by Krizz Kaliko will probably be one most KU fans will want to know about. Krizz Kaliko, a rapper from Kansas City, Mo., has produced a new song called "Game On" ... Continue reading

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Seeing a soldier home

The following piece was written by Colleen Getz of the Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/28/seeing-a-fallen-soldier-home/ "His name was Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson - although I did not know it when his life brushed mine on March 25 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Lance Cpl. Wilson was not ... Continue reading

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Obama enthusiasm wanes; Brownback bus from out of state; Reform Party candidate problems persist

Two years ago today, Democrats were flying high in Denver with the nomination of Barack Obama for president. The Kansas City Star analyzes what happened to that enthusiasm. Here’s the link http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/24/2173082/enthusiasm-gap-confronts-democrats.html Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback got the bus that he used on his “Road Map ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Cavern of Loneliness”

You're the Poet! Fill in the following banks with the following words or use your own words. Bring, center, charade, dwell, enter, hell, made, sing. Cavern of Loneliness! By L. Don Oliver In the grotto of my being, where I allow none to _____; For if I ... Continue reading

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Luxury subscriptions not always needed

I've been working on trying to find ways to save. I use my coupons, shop the sales, cut back on my Starbucks runs, etc. About five years ago, I purchased an XM radio and service for my husband's birthday. We had heard so much about the programming ... Continue reading

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Alaska’s GOP Senate leader has Kansas roots; Roberts on climate change; Brownback gets endorsement

Joe Miller, the tea party and Sarah Palin favorite who leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican primary, is from Kansas. His website states: “He grew up in a working class family in Kansas.” U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., quoted in the Topeka Capital-Journal ... Continue reading

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Conference ChatterTV returns for second season; lost art of running the ball returns in Big 12

With the second season of Conference ChatterTV set to begin, my goal is simple: top my record of 81-24 from last season. It must be done. Brief refresher on Conference ChatterTV, a YouTube extended component of my Big 12 blog here on KUsports.com: Basically, I make picks ... Continue reading

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Mary Loveland - Boundary Issues

The Lawrence Journal World article, "SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MARY LOVELAND EXPLAINS HOW HER DAUGHTER BECAME A RESIDENT OF THE FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT" explains Loveland's actions to ensure school choice for her daughter and provides source for this writing. Aidan Loveland expected to be a senior ... Continue reading

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I Be of Stars: For DougCounty

This is the poem I promised DougCounty after his response to my last blog entry: http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/dangerous-ideas/2010/aug/22/just-hanging-around-and-c/#c1342737. A bit lengthy, in fact I had forgotten how long this poem is. Try to guess what I am in in the poem and what is happening as "I" go through ... Continue reading

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“Theme for English B”

Thinking about Langston today. Langston Hughes was a poet who traveled the world. He who once motored by bus from Russia through Tajikistan to Turkmenistan to Tashkent and Samarkand and then to China; all of this after the film company he signed on with went broke and ... Continue reading

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State Democrats facing oblivion?; Kansas Chamber’s average below the Mendoza Line; Koch brothers v. Obama

An analysis by Kansas State University political science professor Joe Aistrup says two Democratic underdogs at the top of the ticket could spell trouble for three Democratic incumbents farther down the ballot. http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/Aistrup-insight-kansas8-23--1 Wichita State University professor Edward Flentje tallies up the results from the primary and ... Continue reading

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CrockPot Recipe Deal at Amazon

There has been a lot of discussion on my blog post from Sunday about cooking in this heat...solutions and recipes for dinner that won't make you feel like your house is the oven. I went looking to a blog I love but haven't visited in a while: ... Continue reading

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Ding Dong the Yearbook is Dead

After 13 years teaching journalism I have come to expect a call from a reporter in the fall. One year the question was “Is Facebook replacing the high school yearbook?” Another it was “Is the economy causing orders for yearbooks to dwindle?” Basically the questions translate into ... Continue reading

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Old Chestnut Tree

Goodbye, old chestnut tree. In 1944 you were the world to me. You were all that I could see, in Amsterdam - in hiding. I watched you change seasonally, as I prayed and held my breath. You were my freedom and my hope. I lived an eternity ... Continue reading

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‘Cat Scratch Theatre’ proves both wild and tame

The Grim Reaper is shamed, graves are being filled back in, and everyone gets one question before they’re sent to heaven or hell. Such are some of the realities presented in EMU’s “Cat Scratch Theatre,” the purported 10-play (actually 11-play) series of shorts designed to entertain, excite, ... Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane

I recently found a goldmine stuffed into a purse in my closet. Six tapes containing performances and interviews of bands in the Lawrence music scene in 2004. At the time I was gathering this footage for a project of mine. But I didn't have a job, and ... Continue reading

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Murguia bucks family for Brownback; Jenkins proud to obstruct; Counties angered over tax break for pipeline

Here's a fun read from Kansas City Star's Steve Kraske on the decision by Alfred Murguia, whose family has deep, deep Democratic Party roots, to back Republican Sam Brownback for governor. http://primebuzz.kcstar.com/entries/kraske-you-just-wont-believe-whos-backing-sam-brownback/ U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, was quoted in the Wichita Eagle at the Kansas Independent ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals; “One, Two, Donate Your Due”

One, Two, Donate Your Due! By Ollie Owl One, two, Donate your due; Three, Four, They want more; Five, Six, More political tricks; Seven, Eight, They can't wait; Nine, Ten, Your taxes to spend; Continue reading