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Green Irony

What is the true definition of being "green"? Is it recycling your newspapers? Is it using strange shaped lightbulbs that use less power (and more ...

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For When You Can’t Be Bothered.

Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I generally like to have large amounts of prepared food around the house, because there are lots of days we ...

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Swine flu affecting high school sports in Texas

Until today, I figured that the biggest threat to high school sports as we know them was the state of the economy and the fact ...

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Rat Pack revisited on Idol

Last week, American Idol was encumbered with Disco Night. Though the clock was turned back a decade further this week, the songwriting mojo got cranked ...

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Go Fly A Kite

The kite was tucked at the back of the garage, forgotten. Spring cleaning has its surprises. Today the sky is crystal clear with a slight ...

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Mike Leach: The ultimate quote machine

I like to call Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach a quote machine. He's a little random at times, but always original, which makes his ...

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Downtown to deliver postal convention

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor the gloom of night should keep at least one group of shoppers away from downtown Lawrence this weekend. ...

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Specter party switch leaves Brownback ‘stunned’

Few people probably thought Tuesday would entail huge developments involving two politicians with Kansas ties. Most people expect the Senate in the afternoon to confirm ...

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Pierce not the same player?

I was talking with a colleague the other night about how different Boston Celtics superstar Paul Pierce looks this year in the NBA playoffs compared ...

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The Mike-Rivera-Signs-With-Chicago Blog

Since childhood, Richie Reyes had tried to persuade best friend Mike Rivera to switch allegiances. Since the two were seventh graders, playing youth football together ...

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We can’t all just get along

The other day, a bicyclist ran a red light and was hit by a car, and within hours of it being posted on our Web ...

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In Plain Sight 4/26/2009

Previous: IPS 4/19/2009 Next:IPS 5/3/2009 I think you'll agree, that the first partial image this week is not the tiny, unrecognizable bit I usually start ...

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Simple Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

The best way to Lose 10 Pounds fast is to try some dietary refinements that you would apply temporarily for one or two weeks and ...

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douglas county property taxes

Dear chad lawhorn We are writting you in regards to your march 26th article on housing values down 8%. As one of our defenses to ...

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Review: ‘Tree of Life’ a vibrant telling of evolution story

This review of the "Tree of Life" at the Lied Center is by Chuck Berg, KU professor of theater and film. He can be reached ...

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What Are Green Energy Sources

Many homeowners today are looking into integrating Green Energy sources for developing more energy efficient homes and businesses. A green energy source is power generated ...

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Why it’s pronounced “ZAH-vee-ay”

So why does the newest Jayhawk pronounce his name "ZAH-vee-ay"? Maybe it's been discussed, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't honestly know that ...

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‘Harper’s Island’: It’s no ‘Meatballs,’ but it’s getting better

Episode three: It’s no “Meatballs.” It’s no “Days of Our Lives.” But “Harper’s Island” is getting kind of … good. Let’s begin with the wacky ...

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Stinky Pee Is A Small Price To Pay.

It is time. The asparagus is here. Once a year, in the spring, the asparagus rises from its ashy sarcophagus and delights its followers once ...

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You Heard it Here First

After a quick Google search, I believe that I am at the cusp of bringing a new term into the common vernacular. So far as ...

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