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KUsports.com giveaways planned at Power & Light District during Big 12 Tournament Fan Fest

**10:22 a.m. update** We've finished our live stream, but we'll put up video from it later. For now, we're going to take some pictures and get setup for our live stream of the fans inside Johnny's Tavern at Power and Light — during the game. Check back ... Continue reading

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Corporate Welfare

I recently read my local legislators newsletter and he makes references to some of the current bills and money saving strategies. One of them is this idea of elminating corporate income tax. I'm not an economist. So can somebody explain to me how cutting revenue will help ... Continue reading

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Mr. Larry Echohawk Announces MOU between BIE and NIKE, Inc.

“WASHINGTON – Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and NIKE, Inc. The MOU presents an opportunity for both the BIE and Nike to address health and social-lifestyle choices in American Indian and Alaska ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What does the letters T-E-A in the Tea Party represent? Intellectual Resolution: Treacherous Excoriating Anti-Progressives! Archaic word for today: "American" Politically Correct definition: Self-centered, egotistical, better than thou, who falsely claim to be a member of the human-kind! There are some ... Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is quite harmful to those for whom it is supposed to help: the poorest among us. Economic reality is that if an employer cannot profit off of an employee at the minimum wage, they simply will not hire them. Thus low-paying jobs like movie ... Continue reading

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Duck, duck, fry.

"Everything but the quack," my friends and I took to saying as we were preparing a dinner of epic proportions together a week or so ago. You see, my friends Kurt and Brian recently redesigned and remodeled their kitchen. And it. is. fabulous. I wasn't about to ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com has you covered — from Kansas City to Tulsa (?) and maybe even, possibly, could it be, Houston; details on KUsports Bracket Challenge revealed

With the Big 12 Tournament literally days away, KUsports.com is about to kick its coverage into high gear. Today, we're unveiling our [Men's Big 12 Tournament][1] and [NCAA Tournament][2] homepages. Bookmark them today, as they're going to get a lot more interesting over the next week or ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 3/7/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). • **Marcus Morris deserves Big 12 player of ... Continue reading

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Teachers are Professionals – but!!

I made a suggestion in a blog the other day and many of you have commented on it. The suggestion was to remunerate teachers more on a personal basis related to individual contribution. I equated that to how many of the professionals in our world are currently ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: White Bean and Spinach Salad

It’s getting warmer and spring’s (supposedly) on the way. So, why not get in the mood for those yummy spring greens that are just now germinating? Using canned beans, this White Bean and Spinach Salad is a quick and hearty-but-not-heavy weeknight meal. Perfect for a Monday, don’t ... Continue reading

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Somebody needs a bath

I was riding home from racquetball the other day, and slid out going around a corner in a huge drift of sand. I dodged an usually large amount of car debris — chunks of body molding, shards of red tail-light plastic, head-light glass — and spied several ... Continue reading

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Haibun (haiboon) - pick up your pen

Haibun - prose of daily events combined with Haiku. Mundane events made monumental, memorable. A day of poetry, shared memories both painful and joyful. Some linger, move more slowly through prose; others allow Haibun its strength of combining two worlds to share and explore. An 84 year ... Continue reading

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Mustache March: An Air Force Tradition

Not everyone can pull off the mustache look. Hair on upper lips tends to make even more people look like they should be driving a van with "Free Candy" written on the side than end up looking like Tom Selleck, but if you are on an Air ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/6/2011

Previous: IPS 2/28/2011 Next: IPS 3/13/2011 hujiko did it again. See the end of this post for the photo and answer. I really wanted this week's photo to be unique and memorable. However, I guess whenever you have an agenda and want to subtly send a message, ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Interview With Topher Grace

Topher Grace sat down with me (sporting my Nelly-style affectation) to talk about his new movie TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, a coming-of-age comedy co-written and produced by Grace, set in 1988, and co-starring Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, and Theresa Palmer. Continue reading

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Findings.

First and foremost, I apologize. I mean no offense, I'm just curious. But. . . You (LJWorld.com) should really get rid of annonymity for posts. There are a lot of really ignorant people that will make some of the most outlandish claims on this site. What's worse, ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tournament hoops preview: Storylines, observations and a prediction

A glance at this year's Big 12 tournament bracket triggered the following thoughts regarding the path to the championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo: • **If I'm a Kansas fan, I'm looking at the bracket thinking Texas has an easier path** to the title game. ... Continue reading

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Recap: 10 statistical oddities from KU’s win over Missouri

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Going to go a little different direction with the start of this blog, as lots of quirky ... Continue reading

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Dillons “Cart Buster” Sale Coupon/eCoupon Match Ups

The Dillons "Cart Buster" sale is a great opportunity to stock up on items that you use on a regular basis, without paying full price for them. Not only are the sale prices good, but the coupon match ups make for some very inexpensive products. One way ... Continue reading

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When spending your dollars, are you loyal to your pocketbook or your zip code?

While writing this blog over the past year, one topic seems to make a recurring appearance in the comments: We need to shop local. But what is local? There are some who say as long as you shop in Lawrence, it’s local. And that includes the big ... Continue reading