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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Black bean and roasted corn pasta salad

OK, so it's not fresh sweet corn season any more. That time came and went very quickly and very early in the summer. Which is a total bummer. But, thanks to the modern age of food preservation, it also doesn't really matter *that* much. Thank goodness. Thus, ... Continue reading

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Take out fake out: make sizzlin’ fried rice at home

When I order Chinese takeout, all I ever really want is the fried rice. I usually order some cashew chicken or something because they won't deliver for an order under 10 bucks, but it's just a sideshow to the main event: that gorgeous, salty, flavor-filled fried rice. ... Continue reading

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August 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 1:27 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to an address in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street on reports of a person struck by a vehicle. Police arrived on scene quickly and reported a male with critical injuries. Medics arrived on scene and almost immediately ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Barry and Mitt went a Courting!

Swampyville's - You're the Poet! Fill in the below banks with the following words or use your own words. Be, be, before, door, door, knee, knee, me, ride, ride, side, side, spin, tree, wins, wins. Barry and Mitt went a courting! By L. Don Oliver Barry and ... Continue reading

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“Good Night Neil. Good Night Moon.”

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For the good of the nation

I remember back in the old war movies where that line was frequently used just before a character sacrificed himself for the survival of the group. You do not hear it much today. Elsewhere on here I have posted a series of opinions as to just how ... Continue reading

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Where is your common sense in judging tax payers?

Oprah earned $222,000,000 last year. She likely paid a lower percentage in taxes than you or I did. Do you hate her for being intelligent enough to become wealthy and give mega money to the charities of her choice (many of them are outside the United States) ... Continue reading

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August 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police responded on six disturbances after 2 a.m.. Two of those were reported to have involved subjects with weapons, the first with a baseball bat, the second reportedly displayed a knife. Three people were arrested related to disturbances. Those subjects were all involved in separate disturbances. One ... Continue reading

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Another Tax Deception - The Bush Tax Increase

Whoa Toto, there they go again. We all know that certain posters on here argue for an ending to the so called “Bush Tax Cuts”. They make it sound as if only the rich would be impacted. They are lying! Many of you already pay more tax ... Continue reading

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby both hopeful and confident that calm has taken over conference realignment

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/07/23/AP595858386651.jpg Thursday afternoon, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made a visit to Lawrence, one of 10 stops the new commish plans to make on conference campuses by the end of September. It was refreshing to see the league commissioner stand in front of the room and not ... Continue reading

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Post-summer, pre-Oscar picks: not half bad!

It's that weird time of year in the movie world where we transition from big summer blockbusters to the more serious Oscar contenders. The summer movie season is currently gasping for air, as people who still haven't seen "The Dark Knight Rises" are catching up with that ... Continue reading

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August 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police set up a perimeter this morning in the area of 19th Street and Naismith Drive for a subject involved in what sounded like, at the very least, an aggravated burglary. A woman reportedly awoke to find a man in her home. The man left and ... Continue reading

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August 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police set up a perimeter this morning in the area of 19th Street and Naismith Drive for a subject involved in what sounded like, at the very least, an aggravated burglary. A woman reportedly awoke to find a man in her home. The man left and ... Continue reading

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If Bowie knives could talk: ‘Speed’ takes on Lawrence in new Hulu travel show

Lawrence is hitting Hulu today, as the main focus of the third episode in a new travel series called “Up To Speed.” With cities like San Francisco and New York also covered in the Hulu original show, why would kooky tour guide/historian/philosopher Timothy “Speed” Levitch stop here? ... Continue reading

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Elderly Spanish parishoner accidentally disfigures church’s prized Christ fresco

File this one under no good deed goes unpunished. The AP reports: > A small Spanish town is trying to > figure out what to do with a > 20th-century painting of Christ that > has been disfigured by a local artist > who took it upon ... Continue reading

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

A little bit more activity this morning in Lawrence. Police conducted five vehicle stops and cited at least seven parking violations. One of the vehicle stops reportedly involved an arrest for a subject driving without a valid driver's license. Only one disturbance this morning, nothing that resulted ... Continue reading

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Symphony Orchestra in the Congo! Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste

**A symphony orchestra in Central Africa** This is the first symphony orchestra of Central Africa, and one of the few in Africa. People have had to make many of their musical instruments almost from scratch. Some people have to walk an hour and a half to get ... Continue reading

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On opposite sides of the world, humpback whales are migrating

**More on humpback whales** I previously did a blog on humpback whales: http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/kansas-150th-birthday-is-almost-over/2012/aug/9/humpback-whales-celebrate-their-own-olym/ Today, however, the New York Times had much additional information, plus a video which you have to see if you are fascinated with humpback whales: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/earth/close-to-cape-cod-shore-humpback-whales-are-far-from-safe.html?hp There is also an article by the author ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye at Day 20 of Fall Practice

**10:31 p.m. Update:** As promised, here are some of the comments from KU defensive coordinator **Dave Campo** regarding WR/CB **JaCorey Shepherd**: *“It’s not a permanent thing,” Campo said of Shepherd’s switch. “We’re trying to develop some depth at a lot of different positions. When you’ve got young ... Continue reading

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Shooting ‘Sophie’ — time-lapse video shows construction of 7-foot sculpture

Making official photos of art objects takes more TLC than you may realize — especially a 7-foot-tall art object sporting a massive tulle dress. Kansas University's Spencer Museum of Art shared this time-lapse video of staffers setting up and shooting Sophie-Ntombikayise, a larger-than-life sculpture by 29-year-old Johannesburg, ... Continue reading

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