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Dakotah - Agent of Change

(noun) an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.Since I have been covering the travails and travels of Mr. Ron “Dakotah” McElvery, I ...

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Corporate retreat, mortuary among projects up for review

Plans for a corporate retreat between Lawrence and Lecompton have resurfaced. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning commissioners at their meeting on Wednesday will consider a request to ...

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Conner Teahan=Troy Bolton from High School Musical?

He does look like Zac Efron. out the video.

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“I’ll Cut You, Man.”

I had a roommate that I lived with for so long, we still fondly refer to our moving on to separate homes and chapters in ...

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Ante-Up

Our new President has been very clear that he feels we all need to ante-up. I did a quick look. We provide over 600 billon ...

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Baldwin City artist completes sculpture for Metcalf corridor

In music, Matt Kirby tries to perform the same, no matter the size of the audience.“Whether six or 6,000 people show up, for me, it’s ...

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Review: Performance shows progress of Kansas City Symphony

This review of Sunday's Kansas City Symphony Orchestra Concert was submitted by Chuck Berg, a Kansas University professor of theater and film.Maestro Michael Stern, since ...

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Honk if you’re horn-y

I’ve always been impressed with the range of messages that can be sent by a simple car horn.For the most part, car horns are monotone ...

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City’s high school hoops teams still have time to turn things around

As of Monday, Jan. 26, the city’s four Class 6A varsity basketball teams have a combined record of 15-29. Ouch. Not exactly what we expected ...

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Children’s Tea Time

When I asked my sons if they wanted to go to a tea party at Border's this Saturday, they enthusiastically said, "yes!" It did not ...

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2009 Oscar odds and predictions: Who will win!

"Slumdog Millionaire" won Best Picture at the Producer's Guild Awards on Saturday and the Best Ensemble award at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards tonight, so ...

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In Plain Sight (1/25/2009)

Previous: IPS 1/18/2009Next: IPS 2/8/2009Last week, New York School was identified from the picture of it's cupola. This week, another cupola. image above is a ...

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Why I Chose “Sorting It Out” as a Blog Title

I have trouble making order of some of the things that go in my own life, let alone in the world out there. So I ...

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Disgraced Houston hoops player got what he deserved

Apparently, Houston guard Aubrey Coleman thought stomping on the face of Arizona's Chase Budinger was funny. I wasn't laughing after I saw the replay.In case ...

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Is there a problem with organized religion

I found an interesting article in the LJW this morning concerning the Family Promise endeavor. I know from experience that we have an increasing challenge ...

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Less government please

The Family Promise people went ahead and helped the homeless. Churches all over the city are being used to provide an evening meal and a ...

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McDonald’s, Paraguay and Kansas

Have you seen that annoying McDonald’s commercial with the two young women in an upscale coffee house? If you haven’t, you should be rewarded for ...

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hackberry

suppose it’s hard to like bark, but I must confess to a certain fondness for hackberry bark. The explanation doubtless lies in the warty nature ...

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Goodrich Sewing Machine

I have a goodrich treadle sewing maching, first patented in 1891. Still use it but the belt finally gave out. Where could I find a ...

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Friday’s Snow The First Of Many Rounds

In a way, Thursday was fool's gold for many of us. Temperatures on Thursday bumped up to 67°... only 3° from the current record for ...

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