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Jesse Sartain Launches Online Green Initiative

Jesse Sartain, the man who has prepared thousands of delicious dishes, has now launched a website to provide food for thought for people who are concerned about global warming. Mr. Sartain, who has pioneered many campaigns during his illustrious career, spanning several decades, says, “A healthy environment ... Continue reading

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Mark Madness: KU, K-State to dress amidst success

Kansas and Kansas State will be in close quarters today at Ford Center. The two teams — with the top two seeds entering play Thursday in the NCAA Tournament’s first round in Oklahoma City — are using the same Oklahoma City Thunder locker room today, at different ... Continue reading

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Mid Week Sales

Jelly for $0.99, Ore Ida Potatoes for $1.68/bag, Boca Products $2.50/ea, Powerade Sports Drink $0.49/bottle... these are just a few of the new deals I see this sales week at Dillon's and HyVee. As you know the Dillon's and HyVee sales week runs Wednesday - Tuesday so ... Continue reading

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MUSH!!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/17/Iditarod.jpg ****************************************** Lance Mackey won his 4th consecutive Iditarod with a total time of 8 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 9 seconds; just a shade under 9 whole days. Way to go, Lance! Continue reading

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Songs, Phrases and Old Sayings About Luck

This is the last time I'm bringing this blog back. Really. No more. D-U-N, done. But in honor of St. Patrick's day and all of you descendants, real or wannabe, of good Irish stock, this final addition will be dedicated to you! What we will do is ... Continue reading

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Here’s to green puke.

It's the national Alcoholiday. I'll be spending it working, and soothing a teething baby. So much for my St. Patrick's Day. But that doesn't mean it's too late for the rest of you! Run into the streets! Wear beads and green underpants! Stereotype the Irish with 300 ... Continue reading

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‘Idol’ contenders can’t always get what they want

Finally, it's dirty dozen time. All the preliminary hoo-ha is over, and "American Idol" is officially underway. Consequently, with a more manageable amount of contestants to wade through, it's time to now dive in each week and employ Culture Crumbs to scrutinize the world's most popular TV ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: Cousins rules the East, but West Virginia should be favored

If you're reading this, you've somehow mis-steered your Interwebs into the third of four preliminary Field of 65 blogs. But don't turn back! Information lies ahead: For all the uproar about Kansas' difficult route to the Final Four, Kentucky has it just as bad. The East Region ... Continue reading

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A Simple Thank You

I breathed a hesitant sigh of relief a week ago when the school board announced its plans for budget cuts. Face it, the task was so daunting that NO decision they made would make everyone happy or protect all of the programs that impact the quality of ... Continue reading

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8th Grade Graduation Exam … in 1895

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/16/dunce_board.png Editing Note: As found in the comments below, this exam is most likely a Teachers Certification exam for eighth grade graduates that desired to teach lower grades. Nonetheless, it was an eighth grader taking the exam! WHAT IT TOOK TO GET AN 8th GRADE EDUCATION IN ... Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Act in Kansas HB2610

The Health and Human Services Committee schedule for tomorrow has changed slightly. Since the House of Representatives has been on the floor all day today (and I am still on the floor at this time) our committee meeting for today was canceled. Subsequently, Chairwoman Landwehr will be ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: “Mom, I’m Dating a Stripper”

"I'm going on a date with a stripper, mom," my boyfriend apparently said right before our first date. She was a little shocked. "She said she trusted my judgment," my boyfriend recalled when I asked him about it a while ago. Soon enough, though, the day comes ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: Wildcats, Cougars and Orange, Oh My!

Welcome to the second of four preliminary Field of 65 blogs. This is not meant to be a predictor, but a primer. Trust me, you don't want to take prediction advice from me. What do you want to see from Going Into Overtime this postseason? Do these ... Continue reading

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Wall of Destiny?

My stepson, Jeremy Robbins, and his roommate, Brent Boeken will record the Jayhawk's progress in this year's NCAA tournament in a BIG way. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/15/saDSC_6267.JPG It took them 5 hours to create their 13x7 foot bracket. In the process of repainting their house in northwest Lawrence, Brent suggested ... Continue reading

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How will Big 12 fare in NCAA first round?

Here's the great part about the few days leading up to the NCAA Tournament: No one's wrong. Yet. For instance, I like No. 13 Murray State over Vanderbilt, No. 12 Cornell over No. 5 Temple and No. 13 Siena over No. 4 Purdue. Gotta take some chances ... Continue reading

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Is Democracy As We Know It Dead?

Thomas Jefferson once opined that “an enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight”. I n our modern information age, is it any longer possible to be enlightened ... Continue reading

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Get Your Kinks Out: Ray Davies at Liberty Hall tonight! March, 15th

My brain did a time jag when my friend told me a couple of weeks back that Ray Davies would be performing at Liberty Hall sometime soon. Familiar sounding, why does that name sound so familiar? Then she followed it up with - Kinks. That did it. ... Continue reading

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Economic Myths: The Broken Window Fallacy

Late one night a young miscreant throws a rock through a bakery's front window. The next day the baker arrives to find a crowd standing outside his store, lamanting for the poor baker. The cost of replacing the broken window will be $500. However, one bright fellow ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: The rough-and-tumble Midwest

Welcome to the first of four preliminary entries in The Field of 65. This is not meant to be a predictor, but a primer. Trust me, you don't want to take prediction advice from me. Today, the Midwest Region: Kansas University's region is not only the toughest ... Continue reading