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weekend action

Let's see what happens this weekend. Last weekend was pretty rough around town. Stay informed and check us out at; WWW.LAWRENCEPOLICESCANNER.BLOGSPOT.COM see ya there! Continue reading

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Can Scientists be Republicans?

There is an interesting article in Slate about the political leanings of scientists. The article by Daniel Sarewitz quotes a Pew Research Center poll done in 2009. The poll suggests that only around 6% of scientists are Republican while 55% of scientists are Democrat and the rest ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 12/9/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Self says ... Continue reading

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With big-time jobs out there, here’s why Turner Gill is staying put

With job openings at attractive football schools such as Miami, Florida and Pitt, every program in America has to take a look at its coach and wonder if he might be interested in bolted or persuaded to leave his current situation if given the chance. Consider Kansas ... Continue reading

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Persistence pays off for The ACBs

The phrase "labor of love" doesn't quite cut it when describing the absolute nightmare it's been for Konnor Ervin and his band to release a new album. It's been about four years since Kansas City band The ACBs put out anything new, and it didn't come easy. ... Continue reading

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Recap: Free throws once again cost Memphis against KU

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. Just like the 2008 national championship game, Memphis lost Tuesday night's game against Kansas at the free-throw ... Continue reading

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Give Me Five, Tag Two: Community service xmas game

With Christmas about three weeks away, you are likely running as hard and fast as I am to get into the spirit of giving. I like games, you like games, we all like games, so this blog is a fun game that will encompass giving essentials to ... Continue reading

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Big 12 football bullet-point observations: A glance at the past with a look toward the future

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stamped another ownership seal on the Big 12 Championship over the weekend, hoisting his seventh conference title in his 12 years on the job. My reflection is in the latest episode of Conference ChatterTV above. The Sooners' 23-20 victory over Nebraska in Arlington, ... Continue reading

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Just another Tuesday night….

A quiet night in Lawrence for our men in blue. There seemed to be an unusually high number of "barking dog" calls, even one on Barker Street. A few car wrecks, a couple of drunken brawls, and a fall at The Replay Lounge. Check out the action, ... Continue reading

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Galctic Featuring Cyril Neville Of Funk Legends The Meters!!!! March 18 @ The Granada

If your familiar with modern funk than you have surely heard of Galactic they are renowned as one of the best in the genre and one of the leaders in the modern New Orleans funk scene and if you are a fan of the old school funk ... Continue reading

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KU facing Memphis in New York City

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session. Tom, where does KU need to improve most tonight during its game against Memphis? **Tom Keegan:** The obvious answer would be in defending the post. Derrick Williams of Arizona drove to the hoop, and UCLA's Joshua Smith posted ... Continue reading

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Take a trip around Lawrence to see the Christmas Lights

My wife and I took a trip around Lawrence on Saturday to check out the homes in Lawrence that had listed themselves on [our 2010 Holiday Lights Map][1]. It took us about two hours, but we looked at all the lights and, I can safely say, there ... Continue reading

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Roller Coaster Temperature Ride

The weather pattern we're locked into right now is one that features large temperatures changes over our region every several days. A few days of 20s and 30s are soon followed by the 40s and 50s, and so on. The movement of weather systems across the country ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Pasta with Broccoli

Pasta is a staple in many a household, be it vegetarian or standard. That said, most of us should have the ingredients for today’s suggested Meatless Monday dinner: Penne with Broccoli. What could be easier than getting your veggies and main course in one bowl? Less mess, ... Continue reading

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Kobach to continue legal work for Nebraska town, report says

Kansas Secretary of State-elect Kris Kobach will continue as lead attorney for the city of Fremont, Neb. in court challenges to an immigration ordinance. The Fremont Tribune report that follows notes there are some major changes in that town's city hall, but Kobach will continue his work. ... Continue reading

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Head in the clouds

Last school year, one of my daughter’s first assignments was to create a word cloud. I don’t recall all the details, but she and her classmates were required to write an introductory paragraph or two, with their likes and dislikes and hobbies and such, then enter their ... Continue reading

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Quiet Night

Very calm and quiet night tonight. The scanner spit out a few "check welfares", a couple of medical calls and the normal Redbud Lane disturbances. Our little town could use a break from the burglaries, shooting and stabbings that have taken place over the last few days. ... Continue reading

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You Weren’t Ready for Marriage

My daughter: she is a disappointment. She can’t seem to get anything right. Until just a few weeks ago she needed help putting her shoes on her feet. She can now get them *on* her feet, but she still doesn’t know how to tie the laces. She ... Continue reading

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Cold morning? Make a hot drink. And ADD BOOZE.

We got out the scarves and gloves, and bundled ourselves and Johnny up to resemble Randy in *A* *Christmas Story*, who could not put his arms down. In an effort to make being out in the cold a little more bearable, I decided to make some hot ... Continue reading

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The Zimbabwe Cable

(Writer's note: this post provides multi-faceted background on Zimbabwe, whose President was assessed in the July 2007 final cable of the American ambassador. The post contains the full content of the cable. But is the post multi-faceted background or just meandering summary? Are the facts fair? You ... Continue reading