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The best 2012 Oscar predictions you’ll see this week

The **84th Annual Academy Awards** are this Sunday night on ABC at 7:30pm, and all over the world, people will tune in to see what Hollywood's most talented filmmakers and stars are wearing. Photos of the best dresses and the worst fashion faux pas will be pinned ... Continue reading

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Common Myths and Misconceptions

I hear a lot of myths and misconceptions about libertarianism and free market capitalism around here, so I decided to put them in a list for easy reference. 1. *Government is society.* This is by far the most common misconception I hear. The usual way this comes ... Continue reading

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February 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police conducted a bar check in the 600 block of Massachusetts street just after midnight, one citation was written for an alcohol violation. Officers responded on a noise complaint in the 1000 block of Massachusetts, also just after midnight. While Police were at that address, one subject ... Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the Aggies’ offense? Plus, predictions for KU-Texas A&M

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas A&M on Wednesday night in College Station, Texas. Tom, coaches will always call the next game a hard one. Do you buy it this time? **Tom Keegan:** Absolutely. A&M didn’t have Khris ... Continue reading

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Is Keith Moore a study of Naiveté Native?

Is there an answer to any of the questions Keith Moore raised in any of that gesturing? This video is proof that Larry Echohawk and Kenneth Salazar (and we wonder since he appointed them President Obama) are clueless about self - determination. We now have proof positive ... Continue reading

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Sharing the Marbles

A NYT article appropriate to my many blogs on the subject of economic sharing has been published. Note that the reference at the end is to Sarah Palin. Conservatives may understand the problem better than some think! Interesting! See: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/how-to-get-the-rich-to-share-the-marbles/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1 Continue reading

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A week-long life-saver: Sunday night roasted veggies with easy balsamic dressing

Want a Sunday activity that will save you gobs of time on your lunches and dinners the rest of the week? Roast a couple of pans of veggies. You can serve the finished product over brown rice or quinoa for a hearty dinner. Spoon them over salad ... Continue reading

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February 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Last night's storm and [power outage that followed][1] knocked my usual scanner feed out of commission for this morning. I was left struggling with reception issues to monitor Douglas County Law Enforcement. The majority of the night was fairly quiet. Officers in Lawrence conducted a couple of ... Continue reading

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Marcus Morris recalled from D-League; Cole Aldrich replaces Nick Collison for a night

**Marcus Morris** is back in the NBA and with the Houston Rockets after a stint with the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers. That’s the good news for the rookie, who averaged 22.8 points and 9.1 rebounds in 10 full games with the Vipers. But a return to ... Continue reading

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Saturday/Sunday recap, Marcus Morris puts up 31 and 16 in D-League, plus overseas updates

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) didn’t exactly bust out of [his slump][1], but he was a bit more efficient in scoring 18 points on Sunday against the Detroit Pistons. Unfortunately for Pierce and the Celtics, the Pistons won, 96-81, and Boston suffered its fifth loss in six ... Continue reading

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My goodness, my Guinness Pot Roast: one pot full of awesome

My husband thought, when I started Weight Watchers, that it was going to screw up his world. He quietly resigned himself to a life of salads and secret frozen pizza eating. But, lucky for him, I hate salad. Also lucky for him, I've discovered that one of ... Continue reading

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Not-so-obscene finger gestures

I was driving — yes, driving — somewhere the other day, and I crested a hill on a lightly traveled road, with a commercial parking lot to my left and a private drive off another parking lot — I think it belonged to a church — on ... Continue reading

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February 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things kept very quiet this morning in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence conducted a few car stops, responded on one disturbance and one noise complaint. Officers also recovered a stolen vehicle that was taken sometime over the weekend in Douglas County. None of this morning's activity resulted ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Tofu Fajitas

Happy Monday, folks — a Mexican-themed Meatless Monday, anyone? This fajita recipe has it all: hunger-satiating tofu, taste-bud thrilling cumin, healthy fats from avocado and vitamin C from yummy bell peppers. Serve it with a side of corn or a crunchy salad with a spicy dressing for ... Continue reading

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This Means War

This best thing about romantic comedies is that no one expects award winning performances. They are guilty pleasures to be enjoyed for what they are – fun and frivolous. As long as there are strong, likable lead characters with chemistry and the writing isn’t brutal, then it ... Continue reading

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February 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The Kansas Highway Patrol made two DUI arrests on the turnpike around 2:30 a.m. this morning. Both arrests occurred within about a mile of each other and only about 15 minutes apart. Lawrence Police were called to investigate what the caller believed to be the sound of ... Continue reading

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Thursday/Friday recap: Markieff Morris impresses on national TV; Cole Aldrich sees significant minutes

- **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) put on a nice show on national television, scoring 14 points with a handful of other stats in a 111-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Markieff hit 6 of 13 shots (2 of 5 threes) and had four rebounds, two assists, ... Continue reading

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February 18th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were kept pretty busy this morning with six disturbance calls. One of the disturbances reportedly involved a male with a knife. Earlier in the night the male reportedly had displayed the knife and threatened another person at the address and used the knife to "slash" ... Continue reading

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A few things to watch for in Saturday’s game; plus, predictions for KU-Texas Tech

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas Tech on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what are you going to focus on to make this game interesting? **Tom Keegan:** I’m going to keep track of the longest scoring droughts ... Continue reading

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The Artist, Shame, Ghost Rider 2, and Counter-Oscar Programming

Well, it's that time of year again. The Oscars are right around the corner and the movie industry is in full-swing Academy Awards promotional mode. The frontrunner for Best Picture is here in Lawrence now, at [Liberty Hall][1]. **"The Artist"** is a black-and-white silent film. But don't ... Continue reading

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