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What caught my eye at Day 3 of Fall Practice

I spent most of my time at today’s practice watching the quarterbacks. I know that’s a little cliche, but, because it is, I often forget to look at them at all. I know we all know that **Dayne Crist** and **Jake Heaps** are former five-star guys, big-time ... Continue reading

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August 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly ordinary Saturday morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on about five disturbances, several reported to be domestic related. One of the disturbances resulted in an arrest for Domestic Battery. Officers also conducted six vehicle stops, two resulting in OUI related arrests. Only one fireworks ... Continue reading

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Earnesto, the longshot…

Hey, look, we're burned up here. The pastures are flat-out burned up and everybody is already feeding hay. The corn crop?! Ha! Soybeans: think lentils. Gardens? Withered. The crop insurance has been collected and the corn junk in the fields has been chopped and dumped in round ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Day 2 of Fall Practice

Another day, another practice for the KU football team. While their physical appearance continues to be something many media members marvel at, we’re starting to get used to the bigger bodies and more fit look. With that in mind, here’s what stood out to me on Day ... Continue reading

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Will the Republican Convention Reject Romney?

http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-replaces-sarah-palin-americas-hated-politician.html http://www.people-press.org/2012/08/02/romneys-personal-image-remains-negative/ This actually makes me wonder if the RNC will do something drastic at the convention and not nominate Romney. I recently read an article (can't remember where or I would link it, however, there are multiple articles online regarding it ) that there are mutterings ... Continue reading

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‘Total Recall’ is best forgotten, but you won’t forget ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

["Beasts of the Southern Wild,"][1] the directorial debut from **Benh Zeitlin**, is a one-of-a kind, first-person movie shot from the perspective of a 6-year-old girl named Hushpuppy and full of magical realism. It opens at Liberty Hall today and deserves the attention is getting. "Beasts" won the ... Continue reading

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August access to KU players plentiful, but on a strict schedule

Even though the months and weeks have flown by, it’s been a long summer in terms of KU football coverage. As most of you probably know, access to the players and coaches was pretty limited throughout the months of June and July, which meant that I had ... Continue reading

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August 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A Lawrence Police Officer who had responded on a report of "noisy subjects" in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street found himself witnessing a man urinating in public. The officer contacted the man and after some further checking found that the man was wanted for misdemeanor failure ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Day 1 of Fall Practice

It began with conditioning tests at 6 a.m. this morning and was followed by team and position meetings not long after. But now, in the 100-plus degree heat on a sunny August afternoon, the 2012 Jayhawks are on the field. The first official practice of the season ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Dave Campo press conference, 8/2/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas defensive coordinator Dave Campo's comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **Campo says the coaches have a better feel for the guys that have been here.** The fall will be more about fitting guys ... Continue reading

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August 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a few disturbances this morning, one reportedly involving a male with a "metal rod." No serious injuries were reported. Officers also checked on a report of a possible burglary in the area of 14th and Massachusetts Street. The caller reported a backdoor of ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 8/1/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. In case you missed it, here's the depth chart released by Weis today. Full audio has been posted. • **Weis says part of the reason that some of the newcomers ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Bondage to Bondage!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Bondage to Bondage! THE FOLLOWING WAS CIRCULATED AROUND THE INTERNET AFTER GEORGE W. BUSH WAS ELECTED U.S. PRESIDENT IN 2000. IF THE REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER SHOULD WIN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL RACE; THE ONLY THING THAT WILL CHANGE IN OUR GOVERNMENT, WILL BE ... Continue reading

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August 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:10 a.m., Lawrence police conducted a vehicle stop in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street. One subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and OUI. Officers conducted a total of four vehicle stops this morning. Before 4 a.m., KUPD was called to check on a ... Continue reading

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Gun and Ammo Companies Under One Roof… Good Thing or Bad?

When searching for my AR-15 last spring, I considered several different models as I was a novice in the AR world. After reading several websites and magazines over the period of a couple months, I went to the gun stores to check different models out. It was ... Continue reading

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Global Warming: The Way Science Works.

You may not realize it but we are getting a good lesson about the way science works, or at least should work. The lesson involves an independent study of planetary temperature data designed to examine some of the global warming skeptic's concerns about the nature of the ... Continue reading

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My last stab at predicting the depth chart

Sometime around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis will hand out his first updated depth chart since before spring practice and, as Weis has promised, a lot of the names written on it figure to be different. Throughout the offseason — from Weis being ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 14: Our CSAs are more than halfway through!

Chances are, that if you started coming to this blog because you were looking for ideas for what to do with your initial CSA hauls. You know, the ones with ingredients you tend to never buy (turnips, kohlrabi, etc.) or ones that seem so similar you’re not ... Continue reading

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July 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m.. Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated ... Continue reading

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July 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning started out pretty quiet. Police in Lawrence responded a couple disturbances, a theft, and a non-injury accident, all before 4:15 a.m.. Around 4:15 a.m., Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of W 4th and McDonald Drive for a report of an Aggravated ... Continue reading

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