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The Breakdown: What really happened during Todd Reesing’s first interception against OU

So what exactly happened during the first offensive play for Kansas against Oklahoma when Todd Reesing threw an interception? Welcome to "The Breakdown," where we'll look at one KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Kansas at Texas Tech

Will Texas Tech score more than 50? As Kansas fans might remember, Texas Tech came to Lawrence last season and gained 556 yards on the way to a 63-21 victory. Texas Tech has lost some key pieces since that ugly Saturday — most notably quarterback Graham Harrell ... Continue reading

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Halloween shaking up to be clear, dry, but chilly

Sometimes, forecasting for a holiday or special event can be a little stressful. Not because the forecast is more difficult, but because people tend to have more outdoor plans for holidays. It is never fun to forecast rain on the 4th of July, when there are parades ... Continue reading

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“Top Chef”/“Project Runway”: Vegetarians, boredom and french fries, oh my!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/30/Picture_2.png Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of chefs like two things: Dessert and vegetarians. Fitting then that this week’s “Top Chef” challenge featured über-vegetarian Natalie Portman asking to be served veggie fare in a world-famous steakhouse. Cue the scary Halloween music. “Project Runway” was scary too, ... Continue reading

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Halloween on two wheels

I’ve ridden my bike on all of the major national holidays — and most of the minor ones. Each holiday ride seems to have its own distinct atmosphere. I’ve had kids throw fire crackers and smoke bombs under my wheels on the Fourth of July, and I’ve ... Continue reading

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What has this country come to

The Beverage Tax in my opinion is silly at best. I am beginning to wonder about what this country is coming to. I thought that little war back in 1776 was to get away from all of the taxes that were imposed on us. Now it seems ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Alonso Rojas

Let's get right to this week's Sideline Report with Kansas punter Alonso Rojas. The Sideline Report with Alonso Rojas http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/29/RoJas_Alonso_06112008.jpg Jesse Newell: You started as a soccer player, right? Tell me about that. Alonso Rojas: It’s actually funny. Growing up, I died for football. I used to ... Continue reading

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Rain has played a big part in October

I have found myself mentioning a "gloomy" forecast very often throughout the past month. We always mention rain totals, but what about the number of rainy days? Even if a day started off sunny and beautiful, if we end up with any amount of rain, that's what ... Continue reading

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Dez Bryant ruling doesn’t make sense; ChatterTV week 9 picks

For my picks on each Big 12 game in week 9, check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV below: The NCAA put down its iron fist this week and ruled Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant ineligible for the remainder of the season. It's a ridiculous ruling ... Continue reading

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Moran asks news networks to stop saying ‘swine flu’

Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is asking major news networks to stop referring to the H1N1 virus as "swine flu," saying it is harming the pork industry and farm families across Kansas and the nation. In the letter, Moran says that the term "swine flu" confuses consumers and ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 10/28/2009

Previous: IPS 10/21/2009 Next: IPS 11/4/2009 backyardwino is more perceptive than his name implies. He identified the subject this week. See below for the compete picture and answer After the debacle last week, I was determined to provide more of a challenge this week. We'll see if ... Continue reading

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Coupons available for healthy foods

One of the comments I hear most often is "I don't use coupons because I can't ever find any for what I like" ... or "The only coupons I ever see are for junk". I have no doubt that this is true. Just like anything else... if ... Continue reading

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Furnace maintenance — some like it hot

This week I had our furnace serviced as part of a regular maintenance package. We’ve gotten into the habit of doing this when our air conditioning broke down a month after moving into our home. You can imagine what it would be like having no AC in ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Movies You Should Rent

If you are tired of renting the same stupid remakes and played-out franchises every Halloween, try some of these suggestions on for size. Some are scary (even though they may not be traditional horror movies) and some are campy, but each one of the films below has ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 10/27/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio is posted here. Be sure to check it out, as Mangino gave some funny lines about players' girlfriends and Penn State coach Joe Paterno. • Players of ... Continue reading

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Who the heck is reading this?

The media is so pervasive, so enormous, so important, that at times I’m overwhelmed by it. There are too many options! This, as a journalist, is absolutely terrifying. We send our work out into the world, hoping we are heard. But when everybody’s talking, how can you ... Continue reading

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Now before you go and get mad at Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen was set to take the stage at the Sprint Center in Kansas City Monday night. But that didn't happen, because shortly before the show, his 36 year-old cousin (who was also a road crew member) was found dead in his KC hotel room. So far ... Continue reading

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Rituals

It is that time. The waterfowl season begins this coming Saturday. The other day I had to get out the decoy bag and check drops and weights. Pulled out the waders to make sure there wasn't any spiders in the boots. That ritual of getting the gear ... Continue reading

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Where is Fox News on THIS story?

I understand why other news media outlets don't report anything negative against our golf playing president while our men in uniform are being killed in combat and since the administration controls the media as according to Anita Dunn, Obama's Communications Director, but where is Fox News on ... Continue reading

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EveryoneHatesJournalists.com

In the ongoing, perhaps never ending, transition the media industry is making the territory of the Internet is typically the focus. As Matt Pressman pointed out in the June 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, much of the public believes that the industry was too slow to jump ... Continue reading

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