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What Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier’s performances at the NFL Combine mean for their future

The results are in and we now know that former Kansas University wide receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier run approximately the same 40-yard dash times. So, what does this mean? In a nutshell: Nothing. Sure, a good showing at the combine is important. But it’s not ... Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Your Calories For Weight Loss

You've been dieting and exercising and you've had some success in losing weight! Congratulations! But what happens when you hit a plateau and just can't seem to lose another pound? You might want to try the "zig-zag" approach to dieting. Cycling your calories can help boost your ... Continue reading

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March is Memoir Writing Month - You’re Mad if You Don’t Join In!

March will be all about writing memoirs. A memoir is defined online as: ".....a piece of autobiographical writing which is often shorter than a comprehensive autobiography. The span of time covered in the memoir is often brief compared to the person's complete life span. The memoir often ... Continue reading

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Obscene finger gestures

Perched on the saddle of my bikes, I’ve been the recipient of many a hand gesture. And, no, not all of the manual messages were of the vulgar variety. Running the tentacle gamut: I’ve had several thumbs-up. I assumed them to mean, “Atta boy,” since most have ... Continue reading

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Board Member Responses to “Close Centennial”

The past few months many community members have provided dozens of suggestions to the School Board to reduce the budget. Although some of the suggestions may have missed the mark their intent was well meant. There were many though, that provided legitimate options that could save the ... Continue reading

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Letter to Board Members - Close Centennial

A January 27, 2010 Letter to the Editor, Close Centennial, promotes the closing of the physical plant of Centennial School Building. The Letter to the Editor was originally sent to Lawrence Public Schools' Board of Education members; individually to their District email addresses. The Letter to the ... Continue reading

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The Goose Cloud

My son and I had the pleasure of seeing a large flock of snow geese at Baker Wetlands and got a small feel for what it must have been like when such flocks numbered in the millions. Click the image to see larger sizes on my photostream. Continue reading

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Amass Street: A blog about collecting

Lots of people collect stuff - I knew I wasn't the only one - but collectors have received so much attention in the Journal World recently, I was inspired to write a blog about it. I have always thought that for every thing that exists; for every ... Continue reading

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Is the 60 degree mark just around the corner?

There is indeed a decent chance that we’ll be staring down 60 in about a week. The weather models are showing signs that a plume of moist and relatively mild/warm air will surge across our region, beginning next weekend. I suppose it’s not really going out on ... Continue reading

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George Harrison - The Spiritual Beatle

George Harrison would have turned sixty-seven today, but as much as he and his music are missed within our world, I can't say I ever mourned George or felt badly about his death. This may seem strange to all of you Beatle fans, and there are a ... Continue reading

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Winner of This Year’s February Fiction 500: RoeDapple’s, “Anybody Got the Time?”

This year's winner of our February Fiction 500 short story contest, where writers submit short stories no longer than 500 words in length, was won by our own ljworld blogger, RoeDapple! Each judge commented on how much they enjoyed this story - I can easily imagine it ... Continue reading

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Recap: Collins biting off more than he can chew?

Sherron Collins means a lot to Kansas: That much was clear before KU's loss to Oklahoma State. After the Jayhawks' disappointing trip to Stillwater, however, fans and observers shouldn't be blamed for wondering just how healthy KU's reliance on its lead guard is. Collins' final line wasn't ... Continue reading

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Here I Go on One of My Tangents

I have a tendency to go off on tangents. My tangents aren’t always verbal either. Most recently, I’ve been on a fish kick. This week I went to McDonald’s and had a filet-o-fish (don’t sneer, we live in Kansas). Later I asked my husband to pick up ... Continue reading

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Weekly Deals

There will only be one insert this weekend... but you might want to snag a couple of them! My favorite coupon of the week is the Purina $3/1 ONE. This is a coupon that I like to use at Target on their 3.5lb bags of dog food. ... Continue reading

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LAWRENCE KS- Come see the finest in Native American Theater!

"Star Stage Left" is a mesmerizing look at the world of the Hollywood Indian. Playwright Bruce King introduces his audience to the world of aging Indian movie star Uni Verse and his retinue of agents, body guards, trophy women and servants. In a style that those familiar ... Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Actress, Supporting Actress

The Oscar Fix, Episode 3 of 5: Back by popular demand! We pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this third episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress. Continue reading

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Second Place Winner - Anne Dewvall’s, “Happy Place”

Anne Dewvall's sumission of "Happy Place" made for an interesting diversity among stories received for our Fiction 500 writing contest. It also made for an increasingly difficult decision for our judges. Congratulations, Anne! We hope you'll enter a story during September Science Fiction 999. (keep your story ... Continue reading

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WASTING JEFFERSON CO TAX DOLLARS AGAIN

Jefferson Co commisioners approved for the Sheriff's office to purchase a NEW SUV to tow their FAKE, FOR SHOW COMMAND center. I've lived in the county for 20 yrs. That command center sets in their evidence lot collecting dust. The Sheriff Jeff Herrig doesn't need to WASTE ... Continue reading

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Three Tight Shows In 3 Days In Lawrence

If you are in the Lawrence/Kansas City area next Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday come check out some ill shows. On Wednesday the Fort Collins reggae group Dubskin featuring Cory Eberhand from Pretty Lights will be playing @ The Bottleneck at 737 New Hampshire. Than on Thursday Moe ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Want to get a jump start on this week's coupon clipping? Check out the Sunday Coupon Preview I posted at SuperJenn! While you are there you can also check out great deals at Dillon's on Kashi Frozen Dinners and Smart Ones Freezer Meals! Continue reading

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