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Swampyville’s - “Father’s Day Tribute”

Father's Day Tribute! By L. Don Oliver Many of children, go to bed; Nary a pillow, for their head; Making do, with what they've got; Fatherly affection, they have not; Mothers cry, alone each night; Hopes and dreams, far from sight; Two or three jobs, they daily ... Continue reading

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June 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The night started fairly quietly for Lawrence Police. A few animal complaints, numerous car stops, several small disturbances and a few alarm calls. Just before 1 a.m. Police went out on a Bar Check in the 600 block of Massachusetts Street and almost immediately were confronted by ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s top stories and testing the Frame X Frame iPhone app

Good morning! Here are your most-viewed stories from Wednesday and most-commented items in the last 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Lawrence man arrested after being accused of stealing ex-girlfriend’s car keys in 900 block of Massachusetts Street][2] 2. [IRS revokes tax-exempt status of more than 100 Lawrence ... Continue reading

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June 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet overnight in Douglas County. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints and minor disturbances. None of the overnight activity that I heard involved any serious injuries or the use of weapons. Lawrence Police ... Continue reading

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In case you missed it … Morris twins, KU football player videos sweeping Internet

If you're a KU fan, you'll probably want to check out these videos featuring Jayhawk athletes that first appeared online Wednesday. The first video is of Marcus and Markieff Morris on ESPN's Sport Science set. The brothers have their basketball skills broken down scientifically and also have ... Continue reading

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George Will Is A Commie! And Other Fictions

Leonard Pitt spoke in Lawrence today, and immediately some of the usual suspects attacked. There, of course, was almost no commentary regarding the substance of his speech; rather veiled name-calling and derogation of his award-winning writing was spewed forth. One of the most-respected publishing awards, the Pulitzer, ... Continue reading

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Extremism.

This is the second mini-summary of my perceptions of the liberal world here on the LJW web site. Remember when I first started to blog here that was a goal I created for myself. The previous mini-summary addressed the endless demands for more public resources without regard ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories, how to watch today’s total lunar eclipse, a corn dog thief and goal celebration video

We've made it halfway through the work week! I'm already making weekend plans that include another soccer game and a trip to theater in the park. Do you have anything fun planned? Last night's USMNT game was a blast. It was nice to hang out with friends ... Continue reading

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Kansas Arts in Crisis: Kansas Citizens for the Arts meets, Lawrence Arts Center, Thursday, June 16th, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

At a time when discussion focuses on more money spent on police, my response is less police, more poetry! The state of Kansas is in a literary crisis with the recent funding veto for the Kansas Arts Commission, but that's old news. Caryn Mirriam Goldberg, Kansas poet ... Continue reading

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June 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet overnight in Douglas County. The majority of the calls to Police were fairly normal in nature, obviously no car is "normal" when you are to Officer responding, every situation is unique. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this ... Continue reading

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CON-servative

All you need to know about the experiment in right wing governance that we have been engaged in since 1980: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110614/bs_yblog_thelookout/workers-share-of-national-income-plummets-to-record-low http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110223/ts_yblog_thelookout/separate-but-unequal-charts-show-growing-rich-poor-gap It has been a record of miserable failure. It remains to be seen if the American public will allow itself to continue to be abused. Continue reading

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The Best Ham Whamich

Well, we've moved, and I've *mostly* unpacked the glut of kitchen stuff we lugged up the stairs into the new and improved Flying Fork headquarters. I have no idea how all that stuff fit in my old house. Needless to say, the new situation is much more ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 8 - Strawberries, stir-fry and bok choy, oh my

Well, I finally outwitted [the strawberry thief][1] and got my hands on some local strawberries! I was able to use [Rolling Prairie][2] strawberries not only in my fruity breakfast last week (above), but also in a lunch salad (below) that featured not only CSA strawberries, but also ... Continue reading

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Monday’s top stories, Gold Cup soccer and a video preview of Shaun Hittle’s rodeo school story

I made it through my first day back, but today is the best day of the week. More on that below. First, here are yesterday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [2 missing girls may be in Lawrence area][1] 2. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Manifest Destiny”

In these continuing articles it is my intention to explain how both parties, Democrat and Republican, have corrupted our economic system by selling their allegiances to the highest bidders! Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What was "Manifest Destiny"? Politically Correct Resolution: Manifest Destiny was the 19th century ... Continue reading

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June 14th, Flag Day, Overnight wrap up

Tuesday mornings are normally fairly quiet and this morning was quieter then normal. All of the calls for Police that I heard in the overnight hours were routine in nature and really not much worth reporting this morning. A very few noise complaints. Several car stops and ... Continue reading

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Symphony in the Flint Hills 2011

The Sixth Annual 2011 Symphony in the Flint Hills held at the Fix Pasture, Volland, Kansas was about freedom. Freedom for those attending to sit back and let their senses soar to the far off hills through sight and sound. More to the theme, though, was the ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s most-viewed stories and returning from staycation

I've returned from my staycation! The first day back is always rough, isn't it? I'm already caught up on email, which is a miracle. Let's get on with the daily post. Here are LJWorld.com's most-viewed stories from the weekend and the most-commented items in the past 24 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/13/2011

After the way the Kansas City Royals have been playing the last two weeks, the bar for a successful week was lowered quite a bit. Even under the higher standards of earlier int he season, this was a pretty good week. The Royals went 4-3 and didn't ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Focaccia Pizza Sandwiches

Sometimes, you just need a bit of pizza in your life. Seriously. And Mondays are one of those days where it’s nice to come home and just have something satisfying. These sandwiches are a snap to make, don’t cost much and will probably hit the spot after ... Continue reading

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