A Bountiful Harvest

My family and I are gardening at Faith Community Garden. This is my first attempt to grow vegetables in several years, and my earlier attempts ...

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Generosity and compassion pay off in hard times

Chi-Town Daily editor Geoff Dougherty writes about the future of the Chi-Town Daily News ( a for-profit news Web site. The goal of the site ...

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Beer me.

It occured to me about three days ago: I AM NOT PREGNANT ANYMORE. I was so looped out in the first week or so of ...

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The “Joe Wilson” Affair

We were again listening to the BBC. The commentators were discussing the differences between a parliamentary system and our system of government. The thoughts were ...

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Squandered Trust

In reading the many comments in the blogosphere, I can not help but notice that the large middle seems to be overlooked. When people are ...

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Pants on fire!

"I know he's in there, somewhere" Think carefully for a minute: those who call others liars are usually deceivers themselves. Do you think I am ...

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Change is a Chance to Learn

With the decline of the traditional model of American for-profit newspapers, non-profit models have gained increasing attention. But is the recent announcement that the non-profit ...

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Kanye West at VMA ceremony

I would like to first say that I have been a strong suppourter of Kanye West's music from the beginning when he first did "Jesus ...

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An evening with Dan Kozak (Downtown Saxophone Player)

Dan Kozak stopped puffing on his flute for just a moment to let out a hearty laugh when a college-aged man walked up to him ...

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Hauling booty

Several years ago, my wife and I were shopping for a bench to put on our deck. I finally happened upon the perfect one at ...

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Linda’s Backroads—In Italy?

How does a country girl who loves the backroads of America, prepare for a two-week trip to Italy? With a lot of help. Hopefully, more ...

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Wisconsin-like summer in Northeast Kansas

A recent NASA report reinforces the summer-long shiver for many people living east of the Rocky Mountains. Even us in Northeast Kansas know just how ...

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In Plain Sight 9/14/2009

Previous: IPS 8/30/2009 Next: IPS 9/22/2009 Multidisiplinary quickly identified this week's photo. Answer at bottom I apologize for my foul mood last week, but this ...

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Just how bad is bottom of Big 12?

If anyone out there can find a trio of teams from one of the major BCS conferences playing worse than Kansas State, Colorado and Iowa ...

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Charging for Online News Could Drive Readers Away

First, let’s get one thing clear. I do not want to pay for reading news online. I would much rather spend my money buying a ...

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Lies, Darn Lies, and Statistics

Wired Magazine recently published an article which contains a map of the "7 deadly sins" and their prevalence in different areas in the US based ...

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Venida Chenault time for you to stay at Kansas University

Subject: Haskell Listening Session Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 21:44:46 -0500 _cb4b5 PLEASE FORWARD TO FOLKS INTERESTED IN HASKELL One of the first initiatives undertaken ...

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Numbers tell us quite a bit about Jayhawks after Week 1

Sometimes it's hard to know what to take from a blowout victory over a I-AA opponent like Northern Colorado. Is KU's offense that good or ...

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

I was heading westbound on K10 early this morning and came up on the wreck in which two people died. I was the third car ...

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Inherit The Wind

I noticed something that might be missed by many in the obituary section of the news this morning. William Jennings Bryan Jr. crossed over yesterday. ...

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