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Another quiet night

Another quiet night in Lawrence. Police again did not respond to anything very out of the ordinary. LPD was called, twice, to the 1600 Block of Haskell to "investigate things in the air". This is an almost nightly occurrence for Police. They get the call, an officer ... Continue reading

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Ask you employer.

What would happen if you or I went up to our employer and asked for a raise, reason being we recklessly and stupidly spent ourselves into massive debt... and we refuse to make more than token changes to our lifestyle? What would our employer say? Continue reading

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Quiet Wednesday morning & an intersection closed for water line replacement

Quiet is best way to describe Lawrence overnight. LPD did not have any out of the ordinary calls for service. Officers did respond on a reported disturbance in the 600 Block of Massachusetts Street just before 2 a.m. Four units responded to the call and it ended ... Continue reading

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Images of Auschwitz and Birkenau

Photos from our tour of the Auschwitz Birkenau Camps. The name of the town Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. The first prisoners were 728 Poles. Auschwiz was important because of its central location and railway junction. The average number of ... Continue reading

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Auschwitz Bikenau - Touring the Death Camp

Today was significant and emotional. We were given a tour of the Birkenau (Auschwitz) death camp. We entered through the railway gate where cattle cars carried deportees to the selection platform. Our Polish tour guide began his narrative by showing us the prisoner barracks that housed 400 ... Continue reading

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Dead Bars I Used To Love

I saw the "Rave at the Cave" article, and it got me thinking about bars I used to frequent that no longer exist. What was the name of the basement bar at Liberty Hall? That was a cave all right. I also enjoyed the Sanctuary and 'Stube. ... Continue reading

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Author Joseph Harrington discusses amneoir, “Things Come On”, live at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 12th

I love reading memoirs; although I have never been a history lover, there is something about the personal nature of a memoir that I can relate to. Memoirs have always been a blend of historical and personal in my mind, but in Harrington's latest book, "Things Come ... Continue reading

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Pretty Routine Tuesday

Lawrence Police had a fairly routine Tuesday morning on their hands this morning. LPD responded with Lawrence Fire on a dumpster fire at the Applecroft Apartments in the 1900 Block of Stuart Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. and then to a car fire in the 900 Block ... Continue reading

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Sarah Palin wishes RoeDapple a Happy Birthday!

Our very own RoeDapple is once again celebrating the anniversary of his birth. Happy Birthday, Roe! Sending a Private Message or email to Did_I_say_that, regarding the content of this blog, provides consent to use the content of the message. Did_I_say_that can be Emailed here. Visit Did_I_say_that's Blog ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from Day 7 of spring drills

For the third time this spring, the media was invited to the practice fields at Kansas University to check out 15-20 minutes of the KU football team’s practice. Today’s practice was the first after last Saturday’s scrimmage, in which newcomers Darrian Miller (4 TDs) and Julius Green ... Continue reading

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Photos of Auschwitz I

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Swxampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct (Constitutional Republic)

Swamypville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions for Constitutional Republic, Democracy, Oligarchy/Plutocracy, Dictatorship and Monarchy? Politically Correct Resolution: Constitutional Republic! (Representative Democracy) (Wikipedia) A Constitutional Republic is a state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must ... Continue reading

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Auschwitz Birkenau

The seminar began with a discussion of the origin of the word "genocide" coined by a young Polish Attorney, Ralphel Lempkin who found it "most curious" that one man could murder another and be punished, but a nation could kill its citizens and not be held accountable ... Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month - spring is in the air

I hope you've been able to get out doors these last few days to appreciate the major changes going on in our scenery! The trees are leafing out, and I'm finding out which of the spring flowering ones I planted last fall didn't survive. It appears that ... Continue reading

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And the next President of Haskell Indian Nations University is ……

And the next President of Haskell Indian Nations University is …… The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) reportedly has a certificate with ten qualified applicants for President of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. Of course the best qualified, Chris Redman, is back in Oklahoma City ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Festive Cheddar Fondue

Happy National Fondue Day! Now, fondue isn’t exactly a dinner, but if you add a salad to this, it makes for a fun Monday night meal. This fondue is pretty basic and can be made on the stove for those of us without a special fondue pot. ... Continue reading

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Royals Week In Review and Preview - 4/11/2011

Two weeks are in the books now for the Kansas City Royals and things are still looking good. They split a short two game series with the Chicago White Sox and subsequently won their first road series in Detroit against the Tigers. It wasn’t enough to hold ... Continue reading

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The Sting

I was riding to work Sunday, when, just a couple of houses away from home, I felt a sharp pain in my right ankle. At my age, pain is a common enough occurrence, but this was unusual: It really stinking hurt. I glanced down and saw a ... Continue reading

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All quiet Monday morning

Sunday night into Monday morning started as a fairly normal overnight before completely coming to a stand still in the morning hours. Shortly before 8 p.m. Lawrence Police responded to a reported non injury accident in the 500 Block of N 7th Street. Police arrived to find ... Continue reading

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