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Sub-state Prep Appraisals — Free State High Girls vs. Olathe South

The Free State High girls aren't your typical basketball team. So it probably shouldn't have been surprising Friday night when their [season-ending, 60-48 loss to Olathe South in a Class 6A sub-state championship game][1] at Leavenworth High was followed with an atypical response from the Firebirds. (The ... Continue reading

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

This morning seemed fairly normal for an early Saturday morning in Douglas County. Numerous vehicle stops, noise complaints and disturbances. One call that stood out this morning, and has resulted in previous structure fires, a caller in the 300 block of Elm Street reported a couch on ... Continue reading

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Please give anthem the respect it deserves

My fellow Jayhawks, I am a United States Army veteran and twice served my country in Iraq. I am not a native Kansan but met my wife while stationed here, and was fortunate enough to return to Kansas and join the Jayhawk family to pursue my education. ... Continue reading

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“Art After Words” Premier - Abstract Artist Jennifer Rivera - SouthWind Gallery - Friday from 6 - 8

When forty-two year old abstract artist Jennifer Rivera put out a call for poetry last year, she wasn't disappointed. With over two hundred submissions, she had more inspiration than she needed. Rivera, who was named in KC Magazine's Top 5 Best Visual Artists of KC for both ... Continue reading

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

Around 1:40 a.m., Lawrence Police along with LDCFM responded on an injury accident at the intersection of W 4th Street and McDonald Drive. I was just beginning to monitor as incident command was being told that all of the area medical helicopters were unable to respond to ... Continue reading

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Sub-state Prep Appraisals — Free State High Boys vs. Leavenworth

A long, frustrating season came to a close for Free State High's boys basketball team Thursday night with [a 65-47 loss][1] at Leavenworth. Much like other parts of the 2011-12 campaign, the sub-state defeat had its ups and downs. Said senior guard Brett Frantz: "In the first ... Continue reading

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The Official Unofficial Andrew Breitbart/President Obama Conspiracy Cuisinart Mudpie Collection

As of this writing, neoconservative blogger/citizen journalist Andrew Breitbart has been dead less than 24 hours. Quite predictably, the interwebs are filling up with a plethora of crackpot conspiracy theories, centered around one even-more-predictable theme: "Obama did it." I'm only starting this page to serve as a ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft Stock Watch: March 2012

Welcome to March. I know around here that’s usually the time to talk about tournaments and winning streaks and match-ups and all that jazz. Don’t worry. We’ll have plenty of that in the coming days and weeks. But the beginning of March also marks time for us ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 3/1/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **Self's relationship with Tyshawn Taylor has been good.** He can frustrate you, but Self is sure he frustrated his mother and ... Continue reading

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There’s This Little Best Picture Winner: What to See This Week In Lawrence

Well, the Oscars are over, and ["The Artist"][1] cleaned up, as expected. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor all went to the little silent-French-film-that-could, thanks at least in part to the persistence of Harvey Weinstein. Actually, I feel bad giving **"The Artist"** such a hard time. ... Continue reading

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A homemade version of Febreze

My latest obsession is Pinterest. It used to be, that when I couldn't sleep I would browse the Internet for recipes. Now I just head over to pinterest.com and browse this site for recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, DIY projects; really just about anything you can think of. ... Continue reading

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

Police in Lawrence responded on one noise complaint and two disturbances this morning after 2 a.m.. Other than that it was pretty quiet. County Deputies and Baldwin City Police responded on an incident that sounded to be a possible non injury accident. A caller reported giving a ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Greed”!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bar, cast, far, flow, glow, God, past, sad. Greed! by L. Don Oliver The labyrinth of my Life, That has ensued thus this ___; Gives no reasons for excuse, When ... Continue reading

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Tuesday/Wednesday recap + overseas update: Drew Gooden stuffs stat sheet; Jackson, Langford spark teams to wins

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) started Wednesday against the Boston Celtics despite nursing a back injury from the night before. You couldn’t tell it by Gooden’s stat line, though. The Bucks big man scored 23 points with eight rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes, but Milwaukee ... Continue reading

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Sub-state Prep Appraisals — Free State High Girls vs. Olathe North

"Focus" was Free State High girls basketball coach Bryan Duncan's buzz word Wednesday night, when the Firebirds opened the postseason with [a 57-42 beating of Olathe North][1]. It was an appropriate choice, too, as Duncan's team controlled the game pretty much from start to finish. FSHS went ... Continue reading

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5 things to focus on while waiting for spring football

It might be dangerous to say, but it looks as if we’ve reached the point where fans and followers of Kansas University football finally can exhale. It’s been a whirlwind couple of months, and there’s little doubt that everyone certainly can use a moment to recharge. From ... Continue reading

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to improving economic data

For my first blog entry, I hope you'll indulge me and permit me a repost from another blog. The LJWorld has carried a story today about how economic sentiment is improving, "American's feeling better about economic recovery." I ask you if what the LJWorld is printing is ... Continue reading

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February 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After last night's severe weather passed through the area things quieted down considerably in Douglas County. Shortly before midnight, Police were directing traffic at one intersection due to a power outage. Officers also removed some tree debris from the roadway in the 500 block of Mississippi just ... Continue reading

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An African Teen Awaits a New Life - And I Suggest a New Requirement for Graduation from KU

This is almost the last day of African-American month. I am going to focus primarily on Africa, eventually bringing my story to KU. Jean Claude Nshimyimana, from Rwanda, first came to the Bay Area on November 9, 2011, after waiting more than five years for all arrangements ... Continue reading

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Historic Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka wins restoration grant

Fresh off a press release, the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, closed since 1976, has won a $54,240 Heritage Trust Fund grant to repair its roof. It's one of 24 projects across the state to win grant money from the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review. “We want ... Continue reading

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