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Fatality Accident & 2 Alarm Fully Involved Structure Fire

The majority of the night was another quiet one. Police responded on a few disturbances and assisted a woman that thought she was hearing someone messing with her front door. There was no at the door when Police arrived. A few noise complaints and traffic stops. Just ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals promote Danny Duffy and insert him into the starting rotation

With the injury to Kyle Davies and the inneffectiveness of Vin Mazzaro last night, it was only a matter of time before the Royals made some moves to help the starting Rotation. The first move came when the Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Omaha (AAA) and promoted ... Continue reading

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Monday’s most-viewed stories on LJWorld.com, no tornadoes and biking to work

It's shaping up to be another sunny day in Lawrence. We don't have a chance for thunderstorms until Wednesday night, so my friends can't get mad at me for sending out severe weather alerts today! In fact, this is [the first time in 30 years that Kansas ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 4 - My favorite kale salad

If you follow me on Twitter you know the following: I LOVE kale. I eat it constantly. I will praise kale until words fail me. [I even have a kale necklace][1] (Thanks, Coleen!). Despite my love affair, I do understand that many, many people, think that the ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Them vs. everyone

You may have noticed that the solutions to these puzzles are a brief commentary on recent events. That trend will likely continue as it satisfies my urge to poke fun, lets me complain, and gives me a continuing source of subjects. Pretty sure there are no typos ... Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 17

Another almost abnormally quiet overnight in Lawrence. The call volume is way down over the last two nights. Must be due to Finals week. To find something that is at least a little bit unusual, I had to go clear back to just after 10 p.m. Lawrence ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Heaven … . or Hell?

************************************ Today's blog is about non-religious music that mentions Heaven. Or Hell. Or both, in the title, the lyrics or even the performers name! Please limit your posts to one song each including the title, the artist and a link or lyrics if possible. ******************************** ********************************** (images ... Continue reading

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Former Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff reportedly fighting cancer

Greg Hall at KC Confidential is [reporting that former Kansas City Royals pitcher and current broadcaster Paul Splittorff has throat cancer][1] and melanaoma. Hall is also reporting that Splittorff "is not expected to make it through the week." Since 2010, Paul Splittorff has been battling some issues ... Continue reading

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The Perfect Fish Taco (if I do say so myself)

Over the years, I have mentioned making fish tacos to Mr. Meat and Potatoes several times. And every time, he says "I'll just have ground beef, please." Fish, he thinks, does not belong in tacos. In response, I have chosen to order fish tacos on every possible ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s most popular stories and photos of the World Beard and Moustache Championships

The bad news is it's Monday, but the good news is that the sun is back! I hope you all had a nice weekend, despite the Halloween-esque weather. Let's get to it with the most-viewed stories from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 and the most-commented ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Old Right vs New Right”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is he difference between the "Old Right" and the "New Right"? Politically Correct Resolution: The Old Right: The Old Right was a conservative faction in the United States that opposed both New Deal domestic programs and U.S. entry into World War ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Southwestern Couscous Salad

OK, so it’s not corn season yet. But it’s SOOOO hard to wait for that unofficial sweet corn season starter date, July 4. That said, this week’s Meatless Monday uses just a little bit of corn, something you can either get from the freezer section or from ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/16/2011

Last week’s road trip for the Kansas City Royals wasn’t exactly perfect, however it was significantly better than their last foray in the field. They started off nicely by taking a series in the Bronx, which they haven’t done since 1999. However they faltered once they took ... Continue reading

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Bye bye blemishes

For as long as I can remember, I had this ugly growth on my left-rear hip. It wasn’t particularly large — bigger than a mole, smaller than an arm or leg — or grotesquely colored or anything, but it just didn’t belong. I generally don’t go around ... Continue reading

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Monday, May 16

A very quiet overnight in Lawrence this morning. The overnight hours consisted of the usual calls that Police are called to every morning. Noise complaints, traffic stops. Police also responded on a non injury accident in the 2500 block of West 6th Street. Other then that it ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/15/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/8/2011 Next: IPS 5/22/2011 riverdrifter identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the complete photo and answer. Didn't think I was going to post a picture tonight, but I found a photo from last winter and have been able to ... Continue reading

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Will anyone challenge KU hoops for Big 12 title in 2011-12?

It doesn't require much of a memory to recall the last seven regular season Big 12 men's basketball champions. Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas. (Note: Three of those years, KU shared the regular-season title with Oklahoma [2005] and Texas [2006, 2008], but you get the ... Continue reading

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Buried In Coupons

Quite often I have people quietly confess to me that they are "way behind" on their coupons. I feel so bad when I hear this because they seem to think they have failed somehow...or even worse, that they are the only ones who experience this!! When I ... Continue reading

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What it means to be an American

Recent events have, temporarily at least, rekindled a sense of patriotism that has not been seen in this country for a long time. America was once a great country that did great things. Of course our country and we, its citizens, did plenty of not so great ... Continue reading

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Power outage in part of Lawrence this morning.

As of 6 a.m. Lawrence Fire Department's Station 1 at 746 Kentucky Street reported a power outage at their station. Westar has been contacted and states that they are aware of a "large outage in the area". The sudden loss of power resulted in two alarms sounding ... Continue reading

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