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Oh, That is Horrible - We Must Fix It!

I noted in yesterday’s LJW a letter to the editor about our LMH. I, of course, am sympathetic to the thrust of the letter. I am going to use it to address a topic that it avoids. Who pays? Day after day, there are articles documenting some ... Continue reading

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Just why did it get so cold this morning

If you stepped out the door this morning, you probably noticed our morning lows were pretty chilly; freezing for some. Both Manhattan and Lawrence hit freezing this morning, and for Manhattan, the freezing temperatures were maintained for a few hours. You’ll occasionally hear us mention Manhattan and ... Continue reading

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Cool weather can mean just one thing … chili!

If you’ve been paying attention to the extended forecast lately, you’ve probably noticed the mention of some cooler temperatures moving our way at the end of the week. With the cooler weather approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to start thinking about chili and that’s just ... Continue reading

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Julian Wright ranked ahead of Kirk Hinrich? What gives?

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. Although the onset of fall typically gets people thinking more about football, around here the arrival of October means one thing — basketball season is right around the corner. While the Kansas University football program’s recent success ... Continue reading

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Excessive celebration calls getting ridiculous

I've never been one to complain about the refs in college football. I can recall countless situations where either my friends or fans I came across in conversation made excuses for their teams losing by pinning it on the refs. Usually in these instances, bitterness took control ... Continue reading

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The Government Health Care Option

Today my government provided health care reared up and bit me where it hurts – my wallet! Now to be factual all the health care my wife and I receive is provided by governments. We both have Medicare. I have Tricare for Life. She has a supplement ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Overlooked Movies of the Last Five Years

You can look at this list as a sequel of sorts to lists that J.D. and I wrote in 2006. The Top 10 Overlooked Movies lists were designed to give you something to rent that you may not have heard about or had the wrong idea about. ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 10/6/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Iowa State is a disciplined team and plays to its strengths. • The bye week is good for all young players because you ... Continue reading

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Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Term Limits ?

John Cornsilk runs one of the very first Cherokee Blogg's and one of the Very first online Cherokee News discussions. Some years ago the Cherokee Observer was invited to the Talk too the Chief website run by the CHEROKEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA INC. We asked questions and ... Continue reading

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Fried and true.

Our baby is 5 weeks old today, and that means the party's over. Mr. Meat and Potatoes has been home for six weeks straight - an unheard of length of time given his profession, and now he has to go because the baby needs a new pair ... Continue reading

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The great science experiment debate…

The other month we discussed chemistry sets and how they have changed, maybe for the worse. Well the same thing may be happening to school science experiments. Here is a link to an article from the Times in England titled: School lab health and safety rules 'could ... Continue reading

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Poll Watch: Sagarin kickoff edition

Who's up for a brand new weekly feature? We'll call this Poll Watch, and we'll try to post it every Sunday or Monday of the football season (and who knows, maybe we'll also tackle basketball once it gets rolling). We'll discuss weekly fluctuations in the USA Today ... Continue reading

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Wife’s power of attorney naming son cuts off husband’s power to direct her health care

Q. My wife is currently hospitalized, but upon her release my stepson wants to place her in a nursing home against my will. He somehow got a power of attorney for her, but I am legally her husband. Don’t I have any rights? A. Under current Kansas ... Continue reading

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Moby makes me feel young and nostalgic

A few weeks ago, several 25-35 year-olds in Kansas huddled around their inboxes and could not believe their eyes. Normally us jaded concert-goers would ignore e-mails from ticketmaster, but this one was special. It promoted an exclusive Moby DJ set in Kansas City. A celebration dance was ... Continue reading

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The Free Market Solution to Fixing Health Care

It's a common assumption that our current health care system is a free market one and that it's broken, thus we should try a government system. However this couldn't be further from the truth, as government is already involved at every level, from licensure and patents, to ... Continue reading

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Few regrets

“When is your bike ride, daddy?” asked my 11-year old daughter, first thing Sunday morning, her tween-angst-ridden voice conveying an altogether different message: “When are you going to have the decency to get out of the house and LEAVE ME ALONE?!?!?!?!?!” A few minutes later, my wife ... Continue reading

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Stalker Networking Sites

Social networking sites seem to be in the midst of constant controversy for one reason or another, be it privacy, content, frequency of use, etc. This is evident just from scanning the topics of blog posts in the Student Journalists group. And with the recent on-campus rape ... Continue reading

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Blogging a useful tool if used correctly

Before I started writing blog entries, I used to think that blogging was rarely useful in modern society and should not be used by newspapers of TV stations. I thought blogging was a form of expression that should not be used by professional media and did not ... Continue reading

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Big 12 not as elite as last year

It's time to pretend you're on vacation anywhere out of the country for the following scenario. There's no need to take cost into consideration because this is, after all, a dream vacation. Where did your imagination take you? I'm in Italy. I've always wanted to go, and ... Continue reading

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When blogs can be used against you

Blogging is a tool that can be useful to writers in the media. It provides an outlet to express opinion, personal details and even humor. But what happens when readers just don’t get the joke? When topics become too controversial or ethically questionable? When can a blog ... Continue reading

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