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Severe Weather Season: Part 2?

In Kansas, most people think of one time of year for severe weather season... spring. In many respects that is correct. The spring storm season has some of the most violent storms that Kansas has to offer. If you think about the shear number of severe thunderstorms ... Continue reading

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Sens. Franken, Dorgan in White Earth for field hearing on BIA Schools.

WHITE EARTH, Minn. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs came in for some heavy criticism here Saturday at a rare oversight field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee attended by U.S. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. A new $16 million ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Fear is the Mind-Killer

When I was a kid growing up in Lawrence, there was a little man who I would see downtown sitting in a little cart that he used to get around. He sold pencils. I think he might have been blind. I’m pretty sure he was physically disabled. ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — Fear is the Mind-Killer

When I was a kid growing up in Lawrence, there was a little man who I would see downtown sitting in a little cart that he used to get around. He sold pencils. I think he might have been blind. I’m pretty sure he was physically disabled. ... Continue reading

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Yes, we have a spam filter and yes, sometimes it catches your non-spam comments

A few months ago, you may have noticed a rash of spam being posted to our comments. It looked something like this: ===== http://domainexample.com ===== Air jordan(1-24)shoes $33 Handbags(Coach l v f e n d i d&g) $35 Tshirts (ed hardy,lacoste) $16 Jean(True Religion,ed hardy,coogi) $30 Sunglasses(Oakey,coach,gucci,A ... Continue reading

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Political Speech or Saturday Night Live Skit?

So a friend sent me a link to this political speech. All I could say was wow... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5063G1ZDzo And as I listened I started to think, his speaking style sounds oddly familiar. Then it came to me..Chris Farley. Continue reading

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Promises Made and Promises Broken

For those who remember back a few years when we knowingly paid educators badly but to compensate we promised them an untaxed (state) defined benefit retirement, this article may come as an unpleasant surprise. The availability of what was promised now seems in question. Our state government ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Georgia Tech

Well, nobody expected that. At least, nobody around here. But it happened and there’s nothing anybody can do about it but put it in the past and move on. Sound familiar? It should. After two weeks of the college football season, many Jayhawk fans are scratching their ... Continue reading

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Not All Muslims Are Radicals

All of Islam is not radical; nor, are all Islamists, terrorists. However, it is safe to say that all Islamic terrorists are radicals; moreover, most radicals are willing to be terrorists. Since all of Islam is not radical, just how many Radical Islamic Terrorists are enough? There ... Continue reading

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Hoedown alert: Boston’s Crooked Still is Tuesday night’s best bet

This weekend was packed with so many amazing shows, the average concert-goer probably had more music than they could handle. Did I go to any of them? Nope. I was off with the family celebrating a religious holiday (Happy belated Eid, everyone!). So in place of a ... Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

I don’t remember starting to eat solid foods or walking for the first time. The whole potty-training thing is similarly fuzzy, too, though I imagine it was pretty traumatic; to this day my parents refuse to speak of it. But when it comes to childhood milestones and ... Continue reading

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Unexpected Kansas football transformation highlights week 2 awards

In just seven days, the Kansas University football team escaped the darkest depths of despair and created an enlightening, new path to its season filled with resounding promise. Feelings of hopelessness (6-3 loss to North Dakota State) transformed into raging excitement when the Jayhawks stunned No. 15 ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 9/12/2010 (3)

Previous: IPS 8/28/2010 Next: IPS 1/29/2011 hujiko identified the subject this week. See the bottom of this post for the complete picture and answer. Darn, it's been 2 weeks since my last post. Remember when I posted consistently on the same day of the week? Ahhhh, those ... Continue reading

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Math, Reading Gap Among Native American Students.

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer June 30, 2010 (AP) Native American students at Bureau of Indian Education schools perform worse in reading, math. Those in public schools, and particularly those in schools where Native American students represent less than 25 percent of the population, consistently scored ... Continue reading

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Sunday Deals: The “Free” Edition

I have a girlfriend who is determined to save money on her grocery budget but is struggling to find the time to clip coupons, track sales (even on blogs) and then get to the store and actually save money. She emailed me asking what she should do. ... Continue reading

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Sale items help create that designer inspired look inexpensively

Oh boy, Sunday's Michaels ad is making me giddy! I love all the fall stuff – the colors are so rich and I’ve been ready for this change of season. Like I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’ve been working with my fall décor. I pretty much use ... Continue reading

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Bierock-n-roll

Cabbage is really really good for you. Did you know that? I didn't. I thought it was probably kind of like lettuce - little roughage but not much in terms of vitamins and minerals. But cabbage is not only good roughage, it's full of B vitamins, vitamin ... Continue reading

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Online mortgage companies – Advantages and tips to choose one

There are many mortgage companies that can help you get mortgage at suitable rates. But if you want to go for online mortgage companies, there are several benefits. You can get **[online mortgage quotes][1]** from the companies that will help you to decide the affordable rates. 4 ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Girls^3

##Girls, girls, girls! They're at your local strip club, and they're not just on the staff. They're here, they're queer, and a lot of them are hetero, too. A gaggle of four giggling teenage girls that visited me weekly at the Outhouse last winter. ("Omigod," the 18-year-old ... Continue reading

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Two Shows In The Next Few Days Youd Be A Fool To Miss

This Saturday Sept. 11 and Monday Sept 13 there will be two shows of epic proportions featuring some of the best upcoming artists from 2 very different genres. If you are an electronic fan and you have not heard of Producer/DJ Gold Panda (Saturday Sept. 11th) than ... Continue reading