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Defense — not offense — killing Jayhawks

After the Kansas men's basketball team's loss Thursday to Baylor, KU coach Bill Self promised his team would practice as hard as it had all ...

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“PUT” Options to Work Rebuilding your Investment Portfolio

New York Stock Exchange, 1955 (fair educational use) (wr note: the next two posts discuss but do not recommend investment tools that can be used ...

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‘Ear-Marks”

I am always perplexed at comments made by my fellow citizens here in Lawrence. Let’s look briefly at “ear marks”. The party holding the presidency ...

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We were let down by Journalists,too.

It is dismaying to realize that there really isn't any investigative journalism done anymore. No one with the mindset of protecting the public against graft, ...

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We Shall See…

Charles Krauthammer's article on Obama and science raises some very interesting issues some of which I agree with and others I don't. First of all ...

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Looking ahead to NCAA Tournament seedings

Certainly, this is how most people filled out the semifinals portion of their Big 12 tournament bracket: No. 9 Baylor will meet No. 5 Texas, ...

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It’s March Madness time, so Hop, Skip, and Go Naked.

This will be the first March Madness season of my fifteen year tenure in Lawrence that I will be able to remember. I am trying ...

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Did A&M just open the door for K-State?

I have several topics on my mind after the first day of the Big 12 tournament at Oklahoma City's Ford Center. I'll try to break ...

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Day 1 blog from Oklahoma City: Big 12 Tournament

10:54 p.m. Oh, and by the way, at one point, Singletary scored 29 straight points for Tech. Amazing. Here's a safe prediction: He's on the ...

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Trucker Food

I've said before that I married Mr. Meat and Potatoes. For him, a veggie is either a salad comprised of iceberg lettuce and carrots, with ...

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Severe weather seasons bring haunting memories of night in Andover

They say 13 people died and another 150 were injured that Friday in a small town east of Wichita, just off the interstate, a place ...

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Win a big screen TV! (and get Big 12 and NCAA Tournament scores sent to your phone!)

With the Big 12 Tournament kicking off today, that can mean just one thing: the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. We've reworked our ...

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“American Idol” (13 and counting)

Finally. After all the far-flung city auditions, extended Hollywood week and weird wild card rounds, "American Idol" has narrowed things down to its core baker's ...

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Some companies are hiring

At least some employers in the Topeka and Kansas City metropolitan areas expect to be hiring workers during the second quarter of 2009, according to ...

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A few leftovers from City Commission forum

A few leftovers from Monday night’s City Commission candidate forum hosted by the North Lawrence Improvement Association: • There was more talk about the need ...

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One more year? Collins might not have a choice

You asked for it.... And by you I mean the fans at Allen Fieldhouse last Saturday when Kansas University held off Texas, 83-73, to win ...

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Big 12 tournament news, notes and gossip

It was a bit weird with the absence of a Big Monday hoops game last night. I was all excited to have the night off ...

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2009 shortcomings make ‘07, ‘08 runs more special for city hoops teams

One of the most difficult seasons in the history of Lawrence basketball has come to a close with Free State and Lawrence High's girls and ...

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Dakotah - The Times

( In terms of how ‘things’ have been, our lives either have, or soon will be, changed forever. We had a pretty good run with ...

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Deal or No Deal

A consummate bargain shopper, I almost always buy off-brand items at the grocery store, often to my husband’s chagrin. Once, I came home after work ...

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