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Feminism vs. Breast Cancer Awareness

Recently, there was a bit of a stir when a new advertisement came out for breast cancer awareness. It showed a buxom woman wearing a white bikini walking alongside a pool. The ad zoomed in on her chest as she walked and showed how she jiggled as ... Continue reading

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Hello, Hospital Ships

Did you freeze your tushie off this weekend? I sure did. It's a little hard to drag yourself out of a warm, comfy bed when it gets as cold as it did this weekend. But a local music extravaganza for $3 can't be missed. The Show is ... Continue reading

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YO: Using bikes to send the world a message

The first time I saw the altered Toyota pick-up truck tailgate, I had to laugh. You know, the one where the TO and TA are removed, leaving the cheery greeting “YO” for all the world to see. It still makes me smile whenever I see it. Lately, ... Continue reading

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Poll Watch: Huskers rising

Kansas fans and Big 12 Conference higher-ups are probably feeling the same way right now: relieved. Thanks to a second-half rally by Texas and heroics from Todd Reesing, the Big 12 Conference and KU both avoided taking major reputation hits this past weekend. If Texas fell to ... Continue reading

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Which team has more to look forward to: Kansas or Nebraska?

Which college football fan has more reason to be optimistic: the one in Lawrence or the one in Lincoln, Neb.? Check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV to continue to think about it: A glance at some of the basic pros and cons of Kansas and Nebraska ... Continue reading

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Stupid, Greedy or Controlling?

Recently there were some exchanges on “smart” growth. The idea of trying to reduce impact on our environment is unassailable. The approach to doing it is not! Retrospectively trying to “punish” people living in single family home is at best vindictive. Single-family homes were the American dream. ... Continue reading

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My Favorite Weekly Deals

Life with a newborn has begun to take its toll on my household....the theoretical "6 Week Baby Boot camp" is well underway as Baby Ryan turned three weeks old Friday. My own household is not doing a lot of shopping these days and I will reflect that ... Continue reading

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Take a bite out of your morning coffee

I love coffee. I love to drink it and use it in recipes. You can run out to 23rd and Louisiana and get your Dunkin Donuts coffee fix, or you can head to Walgreens and buy Dunkin Donuts brand coffee for $5.99 (12 oz. pkg.) as featured ... Continue reading

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Death Row II

Capital Crimes and Punishment Last month (September), the State of Ohio failed to execute an innate who spent 25 years on death row for the murder and rape of a 14 year old girl. The state's failure was not due to any legal action, new evidence, DNA, ... Continue reading

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Old Sayings And The Meanings Behind Them

Many years ago I would sit and listen to my parents, grandparents, great aunts and uncles talk about their youth and the ways they would have good times. Stories of pulling the truck up close to the house so they could hook the house radio up to ... Continue reading

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I can’t quit you “Project Runway” … meh

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/09/mike_v..png OK, so I think the theme this week is the following phrase: I am not a quitter. Reasons? 1. Firstly, because Jennifer on "Top Chef" adopted that attitude by plugging along and cooking while she was so sick there was footage of her going into the ... Continue reading

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Review: ‘Macbeth’ an intense spectacle

This review of "Macbeth," which opened Thursday night at KU's University Theatre, comes from Sarah Young, a Lawrence-based freelance writer: Something definitively wicked came to the stage of the Crafton-Preyer Theatre on Thursday night as University Theatre opened its production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” As the doomed Scot, ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Iowa State at Kansas

The big question this weekend is whether Iowa State can rediscover the magic it displayed for one half of last season's Kansas University victory at Ames, Iowa. As has been written about and discussed at length, KU fell into a 20-0 hole at halftime only to rally ... Continue reading

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Sorry I’m late

I’m habitually late. I mean, I’m late everywhere — chronically, habitually, unavoidably tardy. It’s not that I think my time is more important than anybody else’s. It’s not some power trip. I’m not trying to be rude or insensitive. I’m not trying to send a message. And, ... Continue reading

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If Only the Government Had Respected Its Own Laws… I Am Barack Obama’s Political Prisoner Now

Having just finished reading Black Elk Speaks, Leonard Peltier's recent letter brings the plight of Native Americans over the last two centuries into present focus. Someone reading the 1932 classic today might easily believe that while it is a tragic tale of America's bitter origins, it is ... Continue reading

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Sebelius on Leno

Did you catch it? I just happened upon it... Was waiting for Leno to go off and the news to come on. Anyway, he asks a different famous person 10 random questions every night and this time it was our esteemed former governor. Hopefully this link will ... Continue reading

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Oklahoma HS coach in hot water over players using false addresses; What can Lawrence learn from this?

Earlier this week in Oklahoma, it was reported that the head football coach of perennial powerhouse Jenks High School had suspended himself for the remainder of the season for using at least one player who was ruled to be ineligible because of residency issues. Residency issues? As ... Continue reading

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Some deals you can get only online

Every week we talk about the coupons and deals in Sunday’s Journal-World. I love to get out there and shop, but occasionally I like the flexibility of shopping online in the comfort of my home. These are a few of my favorite retail websites and some of ... Continue reading

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Hang on there, Shutterbugs…

School plays are exciting events, especially if it's the first one that your friends or relatives have participated in. Most of us like to capture those magic moments for digital perpetuity with cameras, cell phones, and video cameras. If you're taking the camera along to an elementary ... Continue reading

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Nebraska or Missouri? Plus, Big 12 WR team rankings

An intriguing Big 12 North battle will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday night: Nebraska (3-1) at Missouri (4-0). I want to know who everyone's taking. Feel free to post your score prediction below. My prediction: Nebraska 28, Missouri 27. For more analysis on Thursday night's game, ... Continue reading

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