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Soldier balks at deploying; says Obama isn’t president Says he shouldn’t have to go to Afghanistan because Obama is not a U.S. citizen By Lily ...

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KU on College Football Live, Preseason All-Big 12 and memorable locker room speeches

Few Big 12 gridiron topics to get your minds thinking football before the start of the season, which is less than two months away from ...

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Painful Words

Over the last month I’ve witnessed several vicious attacks. It would start with a comment and then someone would slap the commentator. Next thing you ...

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Sherron Collins: Best KU guard ever?

Will Sherron Collins end up being the best guard in KU history? His career statistics would tell us that it’s a question at least worth ...

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Soak the Middle yet again – is the American Dream still alive?

By now most of you are aware that property owners are to see a new tax to repair the city sidewalks. We could tax everybody ...

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police contract negotiations

I wondered if the ljworld had any intention of covering the current city negotiations with the Lawrence Police Department? It seems important and yet I ...

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Just in time for severe weather, learn why summer storms usually bring straight-line winds

We have seen quite a few damaging, straight-line wind events in recent days around Northeast Kansas. You might wonder: Why is it that thunderstorms in ...

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s humid — but some relief is on the way

Well, if you haven't noticed by now there is most definitely a connection between how humid it is and what the dewpoint is. When the ...

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Freezing Corn on a Hot Day

Almost two bushels of corn and that is only half of it. Time to begin the harvest that started here. Our process: First, we locate ...

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Top 10 Highest-Grossing R-Rated Comedies

It’s a timely week to be writing this because after this past weekend’s box office take, we have a new number-one movie on this list. ...

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Trolls come to life with wrong beer

Many people drink alot of beer. Some even drink alot of different kinds of beer. There are some good kinds for the summer months-but nobody ...

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Parental review of “Brüno” is hilarious!

You know, these kinds of sites bug the crap out of me. It is utterly ridiculous to watch a film and count the dirty words, ...

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Subversive Leftovering

Mr. Meat and Potatoes likes to open the fridge and look around and pronounce that everything in there has "gone bad." He actually looks at ...

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Hell on wheels

The other day, I got caught out in a surprising pop-up rainstorm on my way home. The precip had tapered off by the time I ...

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In Plain Sight 7/12/2009

Previous:IPS 7/5/2009 Next: IPS 7/19/2009 beerdrinkingfool has done it again. See the bottom of this post for the answer. 2nd image: 1st image: Sometimes the ...

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Top Talkers - Who Plays, Who Doesn’t - We’ve Got the Stats

Not long ago, a fine CJA fellow Dave Klamet posted a blog listing the LJW users with the most comments. Everyone had fun reading and ...

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Harper’s Island series finale: 25 suspects to 2 killers, few survivors

So murder mystery “Harper’s Island” wraps up what I hope CBS deems a success story, terrifying ratings or not. The 13-episode series is a great ...

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Sunshine and Craziness

It's been a crazy last few days, but we managed to make it out (relatively) unscathed. We decided to head up to Pamplona in order ...

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Treasure Hunt # 4 - FOUND!

Congratulations to gaiapapaya . . . who found the heart withing a heart treasure at Clinton Park (5th & Maine). The background story is below. ...

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Jayhawk Flashback: Missouri, 3/5/2000

A discussion in the office led me to this week’s Jayhawk Flashback, an 83-82 Kansas victory over Missouri on March 5, 2000. The original curiosity ...

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