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The crazy reading spree continues…

Last night I read the novel *The Watchman*, by Robert Crais. His main character is Joe Pike, an ex-Marine, ex-cop and current bad-ass private investigator. In this novel, Pike is tasked with protecting a young super-rich wild woman named Larkin (think Paris Hilton) who was involved in ... Continue reading

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August 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were busy from the start last night. At 10:30 p.m. emergency dispatchers received at least four calls from people advising that they had heard between five and seven gunshots in the area of the 900 block of E 21st Terrace. Police responded to that area ... Continue reading

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Don’t Kill These Guys!

You may have noticed these large wasps flying around and making burrows in loose soil. They may look fierce and frightening but they are actually not very aggressive. These are Cicada Killers and the female digs burrows in loose soil and she provisions the nest with cicadas ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/17/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 8/7/2011 Next:IPS 8/24/2011 littleone identified the subject this week. See the answer at the bottom of this post A little late, but the middle of the week may be my new home. A little busy this week so won't regale you with my subtle, insightful ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC returns to form, defeats Portland 3-1

**Full time** There you have it. Sporting Kansas City returns to its winning ways in front of the home crowd, beating the Portland Timbers, 3-1. Graham Zusi was the easy choice for man of the match with his two goals. Newcomer Saad netting his first goal in ... Continue reading

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Bevy’s Book Blog

Just finished another Susan Wittig Albert novel titled **Wormwood**. It's a China Bayles mystery. This time the intrepid Ms. Bayles is visiting a Shaker village in Kentucky with her friend. The friend suspects that all is not right in the Village - suspicious activities have been occurring ... Continue reading

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Episode I: Training camp

The following is Episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. It was posted on Sunday, Aug. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3faRzQbJgeI&feature=channel_video_title Continue reading

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

With more and more students moving back into the area everyday, that calls have not really changed to much for Lawrence Police. Lawrence Police were kept busy in the immediate area of Lawrence Memorial Hospital overnight. There was a subject making suicidal statements after just being released ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 16 - Surprise smoothie, potato pancakes

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? So, when a certain 2-year-old butterfingers dropped our yellow CSA watermelon this week, we made a smoothie. Just take a halved small watermelon (above, already prepared, as it stands) and scoop the flesh into a blender, seeds and ... Continue reading

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

Another very quiet night in Douglas County. Shortly before 11 p.m. a woman called 911 to report that someone had "abandoned" a Pit Bull in her backyard. The woman stated that she was afraid of the dog and would not be able to let her dogs out ... Continue reading

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Large Student Debt – Is the University a Party.

The LJW article shines light on a topic that should be in the forefront of discussion here in Lawrence. The increasing dept accrued by our students in pursuing a college degree. We need ask ourselves if the problem is with the students for choosing to borrow in ... Continue reading

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Putting the sexy back in chicken

Since we spent so much time outdoors this year, our grill got a workout like it's never seen before. But, when you are grilling on almost a nightly basis, your repertoire of basics - hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, brats - gets a little tired. I am not ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/15/2011

Is it just me or did it *seem* like the Royals won more than one game last week? They hung tight with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox but the results were not in their favor. I expected this week to be more competitive ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - The Stock Market Crash of 1929!

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What is Fractional Reserve Banking and Fractional Investing and how did they effect the Stock Market crash in 1929? (Part of the Second Age of Globalization, 1919 to 1945) The Politically Correct Resolution: Federal Reserve Banking. Fractional Reserve Banking is a type ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe fo the week: Mushroom Chard Tacos

For those of you missing a “meaty” texture on Meatless Mondays, check out this taco recipe, which packs a lot of oomph in seemingly light-weight veggie tacos. Beans plus mushrooms create a satisfying texture, and the mixture get any extra-healthy boost from the addition of chard Add ... Continue reading

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

A very quiet Sunday night in Douglas county. Lawrence Police received two complaints of reckless and/or possibly intoxicated drivers around 10:30 p.m. Police located one of the vehicles, which ended up being a college student who was lost and simply needed directions. The other vehicle was not ... Continue reading

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Bevy’s Book Blog

I read a LOT. Books are like crack to me - I can't go a day without my fix. I read on my breaks and lunch hour at work every day. I read in the bathroom at times - even in the bathTUB at times. I have ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Mark Twain

It sometimes seems that the recent examples of government ineptitude are unique to our generation. Our frustration with our government, though, is timeless. In particular, I'm thinking of this quote by Mark Twain BTW, the IPS post will be delayed a couple of days this week. Continue reading

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SEC says no action taken, league content with present alignment

**2:50 p.m. Update:** Scratch that... ESPN's Joe Schad just Tweeted that Florida's Bernie Machen released a statement that said no action was taken on A&M and that the SEC was content with its present alignment. Machen also said SEC leaders "discussed criteria and process associated with expansion." ... Continue reading

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August 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police had an early start to activity last night with a fireworks complaint just after 10 p.m. followed shortly after by a noise complaint and then a battery. There were surprisingly only four noise complaints overnight, a pretty low number for a Saturday night. Police responded ... Continue reading

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