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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 1: The CSAs have returned!

Finally. FINALLY. CSA season is upon us! My first CSA pick up of the season was Monday, which, in my head, pretty much signals the beginning of warm weather, deck sitting and copious amounts of local, seasonal produce. Yes, I know I'm being a little dramatic for ... Continue reading

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May 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on one disturbance this morning, after 2 a.m.. No serious injuries or arrests were reported. Officers responded on at least three non-injury accidents this morning. The first was reported in the 1700 block of W 24th Street, shortly before 4 a.m.. Both of ... Continue reading

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God’s opinion of gay people shouldn’t affect public policy.

So.. there was an article in this website that was posted last Thursday. It’s about that “protect religion from a perceived threat” bill that gives pretty much anyone who wants to claim religious motivation to act out their hateful or bigoted fantasies something to lean on if ... Continue reading

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Easy but elegant brown sugar cookies

As a dieting mom of a 2 year old boy and wife of a hungry workin' man, I've had to learn to sometimes put my willpower to the test. Hard as I try to only cook things that are super Weight Watchers-friendly, I also realize that other ... Continue reading

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Song Blog; A Lesson In Anatomy

********************************** Okay, it's been a while since a music blog was posted, but this morning a post by prospector gave me an idea for a new one! Today's Music Blog will concern parts. . . Body parts. Post a song that mention a part or parts of ... Continue reading

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Looking back at the 2012 KU football spring game

After weeks — perhaps months — of anticipation, the first spring football game under Kansas University coach Charlie Weis has come and gone and, judging by the general opinion of the dozens of people that I spoke with in the hours since Saturday’s game ended, most liked ... Continue reading

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April 30th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m., University of Kansas Police reported locating graffiti on an A/C unit located on the west side of Malott Hall. KUPD did not seem to know how long the graffiti had been there. Lawrence Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 700 block of ... Continue reading

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Move over, Van Gogh

I like to pay particular attention to the Venn diagram intersection of bicycle and art. I think bikes of all kinds can be artistic in their own right; some are absolutely beautiful. I have admired pictures and paintings of and with bikes, and even a few by ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Open-Face Veggie Melt with Herb Mustard Spread

April showers bring May flowers, right? If the storming this weekend has you feeling a little cold and damp on the last day of April, maybe it's time for a bit of comfort food. A nice, warm, cheesy sandwich loaded with veggies and topped with a tangy ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Part Two - Political Sliding Scale!

Swampyville's: Reading Between the Lines! SWAMPYVILLE'S - POLITICAL SLIDING SCALE - PART TWO! "HOW FORTUNATE FOR GOVERNMENTS THAT THE PEOPLE THEY ADMINISTER (TO) DON'T THINK"! (Adolf Hitler) "NEVER IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS HAS SO MANY (TAX PAYERS) OWED SO MUCH (TRILLIONS) TO SO FEW (FINANCIAL/SPECIAL ... Continue reading

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How has Pinterest inspired you?

I noticed that since I've found Pinterest, I am drawn to thrift stores. I was known to check out the Goodwill store, after all I found my son's solid wood desk there for $25 several years ago. I also find myself looking for thrift stores when I'm ... Continue reading

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April 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on five disturbances this morning, one resulting in a domestic battery arrest. No serious injuries were reported as a result of any of these disturbances. Law Enforcement throughout Douglas County made four arrests for DWI/OUI related offenses. KHP Troopers responded on at least two ... Continue reading

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April 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted 11 vehicle stops this morning, resulting in four OUI and one DWI arrests. Officers also responded on five disturbances, no serious injuries or arrests were reported. At 3:30 a.m., University of Kansas Police reported a vehicle "doing donuts" on the marching band practice field. ... Continue reading

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April 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted four vehicle stops this morning with one reported arrest for DWI. The DWI arrest was made in the 1500 block of Willow Cove. This arrest came after a person witnessed a SUV strike a "bush" in a yard in the 1500 block of Tennessee ... Continue reading

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April 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Emergency crews in Lawrence were kept plenty busy early this morning. Police and Fire/Medical were called to the 400 block of E 19th Street at 2:04 a.m., for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was last seen leaving the scene of the ... Continue reading

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These are pictures for a lifetime

**Watch pictures of a friend of yours, yourself, seasons, or just a few moments in time** How many times have you looked at a tree or flower, every season? This used to occur with me when my grandmother was alive in Ottawa. She had these beautiful roses, ... Continue reading

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Statistically, potential transfer Mark Lyons would help KU

Our own Gary Bedore reported Wednesday that Xavier point guard Mark Lyons will be transferring to either Kansas, Kentucky or Arizona, and because of the new NCAA rules, he will be eligible to play next season as a senior. Because the 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard has already played ... Continue reading

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KU football captains react to new roles

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/03/27/spring_practice_rg_02.jpg Tuesday night, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced the results of a team-wide vote for this year's captains. Under normal circumstances, Weis' teams typically have two captains — one for offense and one for defense — but with this year's offensive vote being so close ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Public Library Reading April 25th with Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Dr. Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas, will be reading this evening, April 25th, at the Lawrence Public Library from seven to eight p.m. April is National Poetry month and Goldberg will be reading old poetry as well as some new material. I for one can't wait ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Political Sliding Scale!

Swampyville's - Political Sliding Scale: Many of us do not like to be "Pigeonholed", but we are. Most voters have been classified by three categories: Liberal (Democrat), Moderate (Independent) or Conservative (Republican). The following sliding scale has categories that I feel that most voters can be placed ... Continue reading

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