Honoring Confederate Veterans

The 33rd USCT SC V, the only photo of first African-American troops in the US Army, circa 1864 Lonnie Randolph, state president of South Carolina's ...

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Harper’s Island: A subplot dies and takes the life of the party with it

The penultimate episode of “Harper’s Island": Kind of shocking. Kind of gory – and kind of a downer, as some of the most likable characters ...

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Ah, patriotism

My weekend of fun continued with another show on Saturday. I headed out to the Granada to watch local lovelies Fourth of July. I was ...

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Child abuse and neglect: Report it ,or look the other way

I have been a court appointed special advocate for 13 years. I have seen a lot of abused and neglected children due to parents who ...

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In Plain Sight, 6/28/2009

Previous: IPS 6/21/2009 Next:IPS 7/5/2009 Like last week's photos, the first image this week is clearly identifiable. It's location may not be. Thanks to mom_of_three ...

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Colorado River and Interstate-70: a small story from the West

While watching a TV documentary a couple of years ago, I savored some of the most beautiful scenery of western Colorado. However, one scenery particularly ...

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And the Adventure Continues…

Well we've come to that special time. That time where we begin hustlin' and bustlin' on down the road. We hit Glasgow at full speed, ...

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Lower temps: A pleasant way to end the weekend

So the front sweeps through and almost instantly, the whole area crawls out from the air conditioning and Northeast Kansas is outdoors again! What a ...

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There’s no place like home

Thank you, Lawrence! After a vacation that didn't go exactly as planned, I was so anxious to get back to Lawrence and check out some ...

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What About Free Market Health Care?

Well, I am new to blogging and I think I must have broken some rule. What I intended as a relative narrow piece on the ...

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From Des Moines, a link to the laugh of the year

Please, for the laugh of the year , click this news link from Des Moines. The picture and comments add to the humor. Do it!

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celebrity

I do not agree that celebrities have no right to privacy. Everyone should have a right to privacy. The argument that an entertainer or anyone ...

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Treasure #3 FOUND - Pirate Sets a Record!

AVAST!! AHOY!! YAR!! and SHIVER ME TIMBERS!! Emma Solves Riddle In Less Than 3 Hours! Brother Donovan Guards the Rear Emma and her Father, Andrew, ...

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Pet Peeves

There are certain things that irritate me to no end. Cell phone talkers in a place that is supposed to be quiet such as library ...

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A Gen Xer in Mourning

Yesterday I lost 2 of my childhood heroes: Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. I am 41 years old. I was a little kid in the ...

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Summer gridiron report: For Texas, it’s BCS title or bust

University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy already owns nearly every significant passing record in the Longhorns' storied history books. Among them: Most TD passes, career: ...

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How will you remember Michael Jackson?

Wow. What a day. First Farrah Fawcett lost her battle with cancer. Something expected, but sad nonetheless. Now comes confirmed word that Michael Jackson, the ...

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Goodbye, Farrah

Farrah Fawcett, 62, she of the enviable hair and spirit, died this morning after a long cancer battle. Forever burned into our minds in a ...

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Jenkins says Homeland Security bill leaves out NBAF funding

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins is blasting the House Homeland Security appropriations bill because it does not include $36 million for funding construction of the National ...

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Top Chef Masters — Episode 3

We’re now halfway through the first act of Top Chef Masters — where 24 of the country’s most celebrated chefs compete four at a time, ...

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