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Who knew Bill Self was running for president?

Mark Boyle, a former news anchor for 6News, who's now working in Louisiana, posted this photo on his Facebook page. We're not sure who Self's running mate is, however. Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and “Bronco Bamma” make a little girl cry, and a few other election-related videos

You think you're tired of the campaign? Did it bring you to tears, and have your distress broadcast worldwide like this four-year-old Colorado girl named Abigael? Young Abigael is fed up with electioneering, and doesn't want to hear anything more about Mitt Romney - or his opponent, ... Continue reading

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Administration drops one-third of people on waiting list for physical disability services

Topeka — One third of the people with physical disabilities who have been waiting for assistance from the state have been removed from the list, many because they could not be reached, Gov. Sam Brownback's administration announced Monday. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, and Kansas Department for Aging ... Continue reading

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5 things to know for Election Day in Kansas

We're less than 24 hours away from Election Day, and we've been following the storylines from across northeast Kansas. For full coverage of the campaigns, you can visit our elections [portal][1]. Tomorrow we'll be bringing you live coverage from across Lawrence and Douglas County, as our reporters ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Baylor, with a look at who people are most excited about for 2013

With three games remaining in the season and few questions — other than will the Jayhawks win again — left to be answered, it makes sense to look ahead a little for this week’s Monday Rewind. I’ve been asked for weeks now if KU will win another ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Roasted sweet potato salad

The hearty salad we've picked for this week's Meatless Monday is absolutely perfect for the season. It utilizes the darling of fall and winter, the sweet potato, as well as the sharp and seasonal green arugula, plus honey, which is oh so great locally this time of ... Continue reading

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Undecided - Which Presidential Candidate?

Who should I vote for as the next President of the United States? The campaign season has been so short. There have been very few advertisements explaining positions. The news outlets have barely covered the Presidential Campaign. Romney Obama Sending a Private Message or email to Did_I_say_that, ... Continue reading

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November 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded to the 500 block of Eldridge Street on reports of possible auto burglaries occurring in the area. A witness reported two subjects looking at parked vehicles in the area. Those subjects were said to have ran eastbound, towards HyVee, prior to Police arriving in ... Continue reading

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Football pop quiz on the road to Waco

Matt Tait is behind the wheel, talking non-stop, on the road from Dallas to Waco. Jesse Newell is behind him, buried in his computer, trying to find out Baylor’s average gain on third-down plays into the wind in games that kick off at 2:30. Nick Krug has ... Continue reading

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November 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police on five disturbances this morning. One of those, in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:02, reportedly involved two subjects with baseball bats. Five police officers responded to the area and did not report locating anyone fighting, arguing, or carrying baseball bats. At 2:32, ... Continue reading

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The Top 7 Critiques of Obama from a Reality-Based Perspective

Barack Obama has been called everything from a gun-hating, closet-Muslim hiding socialist to a big-government loving, deficit exploding, tax increasing, class-warfare waging liberal elitist. He's been compared to Hitler and denounced for wanting to destroy capitalism and/or America. He pals around with terrorists. They say he wasn't ... Continue reading

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Postal Service considering reduction of hours at Lecompton Post Office

LECOMPTON — A U.S. Postal Service official on Friday gave Lecompton the bad news — the town's post office may face reduced operating hours. Residents of Lecompton weren't happy. About 75 of them packed the community building at high noon, arguing that growth in the community and ... Continue reading

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Chef to butcher hog, talk books at Johnson County library event

On Saturday, over in Johnson County, a library is playing host to what has to be one of the more unusual events they’ve had. Butcher and charcuterier Alex Pope will butcher half a hog (like a side of beef, only pork) in a public demonstration beginning at ... Continue reading

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‘Disney buys ‘Star Wars,’ Denzel takes ‘Flight’

There are **two reasons** that the surprising news on Tuesday that **Disney** was buying **Lucasfilm** for $4.05 billion hit the movie world and the nerd world so hard: *Number One:* **George Lucas** had said publicly many times before that he would not do any more **"Star Wars"** ... Continue reading

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November 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four disturbances this morning, none of which were reported to involve any serious injuries or arrests. Fire Medical crews responded on a possible structure fire this morning at 3:13. Crews were called to the 1500 block of W 24th Street after someone reported ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Barry and Mitt went a Courting!

Swampyville's - You're the Poet! Fill in the below banks with the following words or use your own words. Be, be, before, door, door, knee, knee, me, ride, ride, side, side, spin, tree, wins, wins. Barry and Mitt went a courting! By L. Don Oliver Barry and ... Continue reading

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How a two-hand tug and a positioning error helped Texas convert on fourth and six

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* This week's Breakdown will look at Texas' fourth-and-six conversion against Kansas in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 21-17 victory. Video is below. (Note: Lubbock Smith's interception is at the end ... Continue reading

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DCF secretary says local office to stay open, any cuts won’t impact services

Kansas Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore on Thursday sought to assure local leaders that Gov. Sam Brownback's budget would not reduce services and there was no move to close the local office. But Douglas County officials expressed skepticism and concern that budget cuts at ... Continue reading

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November 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire Medical wrap up

Nothing too out of the ordinary this morning being the morning after Halloween. Lawrence Police conducted three vehicle stops, each one resulting in arrests. The first was reported in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:20. A man was arrested after officers administered field sobriety tests. ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Wednesday’s practice: Oct. 31

Although Downtown Lawrence was packed with Trick-or-Treaters on my evening drive back from KU football practice, there were none to be found around the grounds at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium. Good thing, too. KU’s coaches kicked things off with a little extra juice today at practice, yelling ... Continue reading

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