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The Most Important Thing to Do On Your Computer

Everyone struggles with computers. The only people who don't are those who don't use them and Mac users. (Mac users live in a different reality ...

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Weather To Be Cool, Not Arctic

I have a LOT of conversations about the weather. It is kind of an occupational hazard. I really don't mind giving impromptu forecasts to total ...

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On-Camera Interview with Seth Rogen

Eric interviews Seth Rogen the morning after the red carpet premiere of Rogen's new movie "Observe and Report" in Austin, Texas. At SXSW 2009, Eric ...

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I Say Potato, He Says MUSTARD.

If you've ever been to a church picnic, you've had this stuff. And really, it does taste pretty good, if you are really into mayo ...

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Mandatory Drug Screening for Expecting Mothers?

Infants born from mothers who used drugs during their pregnancy are 8.4% more likely to have health problems when they are born. An idea has ...

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Read about commuting? Yawn

I’ve read at least part of just about every bike-themed magazine I’ve ever come across. I’ve subscribed to a bunch, some longer than others. Some ...

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Free State baseball’s home opener full of firsts

I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Always have been. I don’t know if it comes from my baseball-card-collecting background as a child or from the fact ...

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In Plain Sight 4/5/2009

Previous: IPS 3/29/2009 Next:IPS 4/12/2009 geeking_topekan was first correct on his second try.. dancemomx2 was correct, but changed her mind. Multidisplinary also joined the winning ...

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An Ode- To the Kingdom of Lawrence

There once was a kingdom called Lawrence. It was nestled in a small valley beside a flowing stream. Its citizens had done valorous things in ...

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Words are powerful. We say things that lift others spirits or bring them down. We can think before we speak, bite our tongues, or blurt ...

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You Say Potato, I Say BACON.

I promised potato salad two ways, and potato salad two ways you shall have. Because I am a youngest child and everything is about me, ...

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Kansas men’s basketball team ranks high on ‘bridesmaid’ list

I was fascinated when I received an e-mail from Kansas fan Scott Zwink earlier this week. Zwink, a 1985 KU graduate, did some extensive research ...

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Equality Coalition endorses city candidates

Here's a little more news on an endorsement for the upcoming City Commission race. After we reported earlier today that organizations for local Realtors and ...

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Ron Paul non Antisemite

Jewish History as opposed to The Tribes of Israel

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Firefighters, Realtors endorse city candidates

It is a sure sign that we’re in the final days of the Lawrence City Commission campaign. Endorsements from various organizations are starting to roll ...

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Kill the wabbit

I had a scary close call the other night. My near-death experience wasn’t with a soccer mom in her too-big SUV, nor a weaving drunk, ...

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We Should Listen to Ron Paul

In movies like Independence Day, there's that one scientist who figures it out before everyone else. Everybody else gets it wrong, but he's the one ...

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Kansas Sex Education or Lack Thereof

I am a member of a senior core group at Ottawa University, and we are looking at drafting a bill that will seek to teach ...

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“Water The Whole Surface:” The Mission for Water, Part 2

Children water carriers walking to the light along Charleston's Harbor On Saturday, March 21, I joined 800 others in the Walk for Water organized by ...

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“Adventureland” a poignant coming-of-age story

[three and a half stars] First things first: Although “Adventureland” is written and directed by Greg Mottola—who directed “Superbad”—it is not the same kind of ...

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