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KISS Stuffing

A few people have asked me about my World's Best Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe. Of course, that title is totally subjective. Except, it is the world's best stuffing. Because if you like stuffing that is thick and dense and heavy and blobish, you are wrong. Stuffing should be ... Continue reading

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Recap: Were Jeff Withey, Justin Wesley the hidden heroes against UCLA?

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. It's not often that two-point shooting sticks out as much as it did in Kansas' 72-56 victory ... Continue reading

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Previewing an all-star matchup of guards in the Maui finale, and picking a winner for KU vs. Duke

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Duke in the finals of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. Tom, what do you like best about the way Elijah Johnson has played so far? **Tom Keegan:** I like that he doesn't have ... Continue reading

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Save some of that Black Friday cash for two specialty markets

If you plan on avoiding the big box stores like the plague on Black Friday, may we suggest instead checking out two Lawrence originals for gifts? Each year, the Bizarre Bazaar and The Free Trade Holiday Market open their doors after Thanksgiving to shoppers looking to buy ... Continue reading

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November 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not much activity after midnight until just before 2 a.m., when Police and Fire crews, in Lawrence, were called to investigate a report of a possible structure fire at 1821 W 26th Street. Several people called 911, all advising that the fire alarms were sounding and there ... Continue reading

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The 1% strikes again?

From the title for this post, you can see that I am obviously a staunch supporter of the OWS movement. Although I wish different people were doing the talking and I'm a little dismayed at what I think are some misdirected priorities, I'm thankful that a such ... Continue reading

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Questioning Standards-based grading in USD 497

STANDARDS-BASED GRADING IN USD 497 - KEY CONCERNS: SBG consumes valuable teacher time: The school district has expanded SBG into middle schools by implementing it in the 6th grade. A 6th grade teacher may have 100 or more students (vs. about 25 for an elementary teacher) and ... Continue reading

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When Kennedy was killed

Forty-eight years ago, President Kennedy was shot and killed. It’s one of the moments in American history where those who experienced the tragedy don't hesitate remembering where they were, much as my generation will recall what we were doing on 9/11. Shock and sadness hung over the ... Continue reading

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Recap: Thomas Robinson on amazing defensive rebounding pace

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. This wasn't a game where one statistic screamed out to tell us why Kansas came away with ... Continue reading

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Nov. 22 Cliff’s Notes — Turner Gill press conference 11/22/11

With Jesse Newell kicking back in Maui, we turn to Journal-World preps reporter Benton Smith for this week's version of Turner Gill Cliff's Notes from Tuesday's press conference. Here are a few highlights from Gill's comments at the media session before the Kansas University football team's 2:40 ... Continue reading

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Looking at KU’s biggest advantage against the Bruins, plus predictions from Maui

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. Tom, UCLA's Reeves Nelson only had one point against Chaminade, but how do you think he played in the Maui Invitational first round? ... Continue reading

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Show your support for the arts and young artists at Van Go’s “Adornment”

If you think someone on your holiday gift list would love the idea of helping out a young artist while receiving something beautiful, look no further than Van Go's holiday show: "Adornment." The show and fundraiser will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Van Go ... Continue reading

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Are you a writer? The Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award deadline is Dec. 16

Like to write? How'd you like $500 for your words? The Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Book Store are calling for submissions to the 2012 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. The award is given to one poet and one fiction writer, and each winner receives $500. ... Continue reading

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November 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on two disturbances after midnight, conducted five vehicle stops, and cited a few parking violations. Officers received information on two separate theft calls. The first in the 1400 block of W 7th Street and the second was in the 300 block of Locust Street. ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind — Texas A&M: Was this the worst loss in the Turner Gill era?

It’s tough to imagine anyone still cares at this point, but, believe it or not, there are a few who do. So let’s get on with this week’s Monday rewind. Texas A&M 61, Kansas 7. Those 22 characters and spaces pretty much tell it all. Kansas, for ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Raw Kale and Feta Salad

Dreading the mounds of food tempting you later this week? If you want to make sure you're taking care of yourself and not just adding to the misery, this salad is for you. Kick this week of gluttony off right with kale, olive oil, onion, avocado and ... Continue reading

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Wednesday Night Chicken and Rice

I get really smug about cooking on a budget. Like, I'm standing there, stirring up a delicious dinner, and patting myself on the back, telling myself how awesome I am because I just saved the family a small fortune on groceries, still we eat well most of ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Eternal Blame”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Affair, avail, blight, fail, got, night, not, there. Eternal Blame! By L. Don Oliver There came a knocking upon my door, A young man was standing _____; Blaming me for ... Continue reading

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November 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another morning with everything pretty quiet after 2 a.m.. Lawrence Police responded on a disturbance in the 1000 block of E 24th Street. No weapons were involved and no injuries were reported. Officers also checked a noise complaint, in the 2500 block of Prairie Elm Drive, and ... Continue reading

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We’re talking about practice, and also giving predictions for KU vs. Georgetown

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Georgetown in the first round of the Maui Invitational. Tom, which Jayhawk do you think is in most need of a better performance following KU's 75-65 loss to Kentucky? **Tom Keegan:** I think ... Continue reading

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