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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/8/2011

For the third straight week, the Kansas City Royals won at least haif the games they played. It's a nice stretch that has included some very tough teams. Last week began with the Royals proving they were better than the Baltimore Orioles and ended with them showing ... Continue reading

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August 8th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Sunday nights are normally pretty quiet. Last night was no exception to that. Just after 10:15 p.m. Police took a report of a vicious dog in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway. Sounded like the Officer was able to get the dog under control. It was not ... Continue reading

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Rabid riding

I have a bad case of rabies on the brain. Maybe I should rephrase that. A sentence like that is bound to get me quarantined. But for the past couple of weeks thoughts of the foam-at-the-mouth doggy disease have jumped into my head frequently, and almost always ... Continue reading

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Call to prayer

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/ I was one of the live stream participants of the Day of Prayer-- an event in Houston that was true to the call—an opportunity to unite without party affiliation, ethnic consideration, age or ‘class’ to cry out to the God of all Creation to have mercy ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/7/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 7/31/2011 Next: IPS 8/17/2011 littleone identified the subject this week. See the end of the post for the complete picture and answer. Although it is becoming less frequent, once in while I find a subject that was unknown to me. It is the kind of ... Continue reading

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August 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Saturday night got off to a quick start with an injury accident in the 1400 block of Iowa just after 10 p.m. One person was transported to an area hospital with serious but, non life threatening injuries. Lawrence Police were kept busy all through the night with ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Streak ends in crushing fashion for Sporting KC

It had to end sooner or later. Very few teams go undefeated at home the entire season in professional sports. Saturday night saw Sporting KC fall at home for the first time this season against the Seattle Sounders, 2-1. Sporting led for most of the game before ... Continue reading

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Tax the Rich and the Corporations – The Hard Math

Our current federal fiscal accounts are out of balance by about $800B per year right now and we are not paying a dime for SS. When the bill comes due on SS (about 5-10 years) and the full cost of Obama care kicks in they will add ... Continue reading

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Insider Trading

On Thursday the talking heads made up a lot of reasons why the DOW and S&P 500 were down 5%. The biggest loss since 2008, they said. Then they made up a bunch of reasons "why". Was it stagnant growth numbers? Bad retail sales numbers? Maybe sun ... Continue reading

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August 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An active Friday night into Saturday morning. Activity has really picked up in just the past few days as the number of students coming back to Lawrence has increased. Police were kept busy conducting vehicle stops and bar checks throughout the night. Police also received information on ... Continue reading

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Breaking News: S&P Downgrades US Debt

Surprised? It never was about the debt ceiling. Continue reading

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Banking Deregulation: Myth and Reality

I love it when I hear that the financial crisis was caused by deregulation. Inevitably when asked, the statist always replies by pointing towards Gramm-Leach-Bliley. At first they always claim that GLB repealed a depression-era act called Glass-Steagall. The truth is that only two lines were repealed ... Continue reading

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August 5th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly active overnight in Douglas County. The night got off to an early start with Police and Lawrence Fire crews responding to the 1000 block of Mississippi on reports of a structure fire just after 10:30 p.m.. Police arrived first and reported light smoke showing from ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “My Precious Beloved”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. By, coy, discreet, joy, lot, meet, memory, not, sky, see, tears, years. My Precious Beloved! By L. Don Oliver Oh! my precious beloved, Together again we shall ____; Where shade ... Continue reading

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KU football Twitter ban sends wrong message, deprives people of chance to see real side of Jayhawks

Wednesday night was a big night for Kansas University football players on Twitter. But not for the reasons you might think. Instead of rejoicing over reporting to camp or sharing their excitement about the first official day of fall practices — today — the Jayhawks took to ... Continue reading

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The Blame for the Next Economic Downturn

When, in the not-to-distant future, the economy sharply turns downward again, I can foresee this debt ceiling deal getting the blame, specifically, spending cuts. Now in reality, there were no spending cuts at all. Spending growth was limited, but spending itself was not cut one dime. This ... Continue reading

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August 4th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

As the number of students moving back into Lawrence increases so does the Police activity level through the overnight hours. Many of the things that Police are handling in the overnight hours include increased presence on the streets. Conducting traffic and other vehicle stops seemed to be ... Continue reading

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A Primer on The DOD Budget

Operations and maintenance $283.3 billion Military Personnel $154.2 billion Procurement $140.1 billion RDT&E $79.1 billion Military Construction $27.0 billion Total Spending $685.1 billion Two million employees 737 bases 20% of total in health care and retirement benefits Continue reading

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Foodies take a bite out of social media

*Note: Here's another post from Samantha Schwartz, our summer social media intern - and an ace foodie.* Before the internet, recipe sharing meant literally scribbling down a copy of your friend's nearly perfected banana bread recipe. These days, if you just Google "banana bread recipe", you'll find ... Continue reading

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August 3rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

I was plagued with a few computer issues unexpectedly overnight so not a whole lot to report. On top of my computer issue, it was a fairly quiet overnight anyways. Once I was able to monitor again, by about 1 a.m. Police were making multiple car stops ... Continue reading

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