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The reality of the letdown

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/23/presentfrommikev.png You know that feeling when you are all excited because it’s your favorite holiday and everything is awesome and yummy and fun and then you wake up the next day with a sugar hangover and cleanup duty? That is totally what this week’s reality back-to-back of ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Oklahoma at Kansas

1. How will Oklahoma's replacement quarterback fare? Not many players have played as well over the past two-plus seasons as Oklahoma's junior quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford posted a passer efficiency rating better than 175 in each of his first two seasons, while guiding the Sooners to a ... Continue reading

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Turning Antarctic data into gold

The glamour of flying over Antarctica with NASA isn’t without its costs. The Kansas University team from the National Science Foundation Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets has been collecting “frequent flyer miles” that won’t translate into any personal perks down the line. Instead, those miles ... Continue reading

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Meteorology lesson: Most rain starts as snow

OK, so here's a quick and simplified meteorology lesson: Most rain starts off as snowflakes. It might seem odd that even on a warm day, the rain is just melted snow, but more often than not, it's true. The process is called the ice crystal process, or ... Continue reading

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Reflections on riding

I never met Rachel Leek. As far as I know, we never exchanged pleasantries. She might have sold me a loaf of bread once, or I might have seen her strolling around downtown. Maybe I held the door for her once, or sat next to her at ... Continue reading

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Human Trials of H1N1/novel flu? … waiting, anyone?

In looking at many news sources tonight I learned some things about the H1N1/novel flu vaccine. I already knew that human trials had started in Australia in July, and here in the U.S. in August. I am one who will not get the H1N1 vaccine until the ... Continue reading

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History with Blinders

Some of the pro-trafficway commentators appear to live in a world where nothing is of significance or "true" if it did not leave bones, pottery fragments, or arrowheads for the archaeologists to dig up, or written reports and correspondence for an archivist to file away. In the ... Continue reading

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Sea ice focus of Wednesday’s Antarctica flight

Wednesday’s mission was a chance for the University of Kansas’ SNOW and Ku-Band radars to shine. NASA’s Operation Ice Bridge leaders took advantage of favorable weather patterns and made the rapidly disappearing sea ice the target of the day. “This is a first-time mission,” said Seelye Martin, ... Continue reading

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Big 12 hoops media day: Self gets things going with historical comparison

10:55 a.m.: Eric Sorrentino There's a good chance Kansas has more depth than any team in the Big 12. Heck, anyone in the country for that matter. I can tell you this much, though: Texas is not far behind. The Longhorns could present a starting lineup that ... Continue reading

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HLimPT Take 3 8-22-8-25

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/22/You_call_it.jpg (do I need to copy this each time or is it automatic?) HLimPT Saturday, August 22, 2009 I did a good job sleeping. Only woke up once. Mom was very happy. My new word of the day was “walk”. Yeah! Really! On the road... Sled runners ... Continue reading

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In Amber Light…

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Texas being punished by Big 12’s reputation; ChatterTV week 8 picks

For my week 8 Big 12 football picks, check out the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV: The national perception of the Big 12's ability to light up the scoreboard is hurting the University of Texas football team this season. Texas recently dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 10/21/2009

Previous: IPS 10/14/2009 Next: IPS 10/28/2009 RoedApple and beerdrinkingfool, along with everyone else, got this one immediately. See end of post for the full picture I had to choose between an image snippet that was unique, but easy, or one which was mundane, but harder. (For extra ... Continue reading

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A message from God?

C2H5OH. Take out your blue books and describe and discuss in detail. Continue reading

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Matching Clippables, Printables and Ecoupons for Good Deals

I'm rather thrilled with the fact that the HyVee and Dillon's sales week starts on Wednesday...it gets me my deal seeking fix in the middle of the week...holds me over until Sunday. There are some good deals at both of these stores this week...a couple of freebies ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Landry Jones’ girlfriend, Whitney Hand

Sometimes, you just have to take advantage of an opportunity. While at Big 12 women's media day today at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., some of us writers noticed that Oklahoma had brought sophomore guard Whitney Hand for interviews. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/21/1.jpg Now, Whitney is a great ... Continue reading

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KU engineers excited by preliminary results from Antarctic flight

Success can happen just about anywhere. Tuesday's high-altitude flight took NASA's Operation Ice Bridge researchers over the Pine Island region (75° 25' S and 98° 25' W and surrounding area) of Antarctica. "We're really pumped. We're getting some really good data," Professor Chris Allen says about midway ... Continue reading

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Try these costume Ideas to ease Halloween stress

As a parent, Halloween can bring lots of enjoyment along with some stress. I’m not a very crafty person, so when my kids were younger and contemplating their costumes, I would begin to sweat. Most of the time, their costumes were store bought, several were handmade (by ... Continue reading

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Pumpkin eater

Last year, in a fit of domesticity, I made pumpkin puree a la Pioneer Woman. I had no idea what I would do with it. I don't like pumpkin pie, and figured that it logically followed that I would not like any pumpkin-y recipes. Still, I made ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 10/20/09

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. • Players of the game, voted on by the coaching staff: Offense: Todd Reesing; Defense: Darrell Stuckey; Special teams: Kayl Anderson; Defensive scout team: ... Continue reading

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