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Tax Reform My Way – Soak The Super-Rich – They Are Already Soaking Us

Our tax system is a complicated morass of different approaches to raising revenue (and rewarding some). We tax income (but mostly salary – capital is taxed at a much lower rate). We tax consumption (sales or VAT taxes) but mostly on goods (not services) and with (in ... Continue reading

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West 24th Street Area

This area is the new Redbud Lane. The police had an insane amount of calls here all weekend long. The calls ranged from civil standby, to domestic, to noise complaint, to a witnessed armed burglary that led to subject being apprehended at gunpoint at the BP station ... Continue reading

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Recap: How an ‘awful’ performance still nets a 21-point win

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. OK, by now you've heard it. Or maybe you've seen it. Or maybe you're about to see ... Continue reading

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Coupons, Coupons, Coupons

On top of the Red Plum and Smart Source inserts you will find in today's paper most of the printable coupons at [Smart Source][1], [Red Plum][2] and [Coupons.com][3] were reset this past week. Here are some of the coupons you will find: There is a $1/1 Printable ... Continue reading

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Local merchants spread holiday cheer by providing exceptional service

I had an experience this week that I feel the need to share with you all. On Wednesday, my son and I went to the Lawrence Kohl’s. I needed to return slippers I had bought for my husband, and my son Thomas was looking for a winter ... Continue reading

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A Snowy, Boring, Yet Productive Day

I knew I had a pretty tedious day ahead of me. First of all, I was sore from working out today, at least partially because I was sore from working yesterday. Second of all, I have a lot of homework for one weekend. It doesn't seem like ... Continue reading

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KU taking on Colorado State in Sprint Center

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as KU is taking on Colorado State in Kansas City, Mo. Tom, what impressed you about the Jayhawks' last performance against Memphis? **Tom Keegan:** They didn't hit free throws, turned it over 22 times and still won big, ... Continue reading

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Toys, DVDs, Magazines, Games, Electronics and More…a Round Up of Deals

I've been busy on Facebook and over at [SuperJenn][1] this week.... LOTS of deals to be had! If you are still shopping here is a summary of previous deals I've posted that are still good as of Saturday morning...feel free to check them out! Deals and prices ... Continue reading

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Hooray for Americana Music Academy

What an incredible sight I ran into on Friday night. We are so lucky to have an institution like Americana Music Academy. On this clear, mild and beautiful night the good folks at Americana decided to do a little caroling. But first they played some holiday music ... Continue reading

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Fro-yo frenzy

We're always happy to see a new business start up and succeed in Lawrence, and even happier when we have the opportunity to help with that process. If you've been browsing [LJWorld.com][1] in the last few weeks, you've probably seen banner ads for the new [Orange Leaf ... Continue reading

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Week 12 (Season finale)

The following is Week 12 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 12 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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weekend action

Let's see what happens this weekend. Last weekend was pretty rough around town. Stay informed and check us out at; WWW.LAWRENCEPOLICESCANNER.BLOGSPOT.COM see ya there! Continue reading

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Can Scientists be Republicans?

There is an interesting article in Slate about the political leanings of scientists. The article by Daniel Sarewitz quotes a Pew Research Center poll done in 2009. The poll suggests that only around 6% of scientists are Republican while 55% of scientists are Democrat and the rest ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 12/9/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Self says ... Continue reading

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With big-time jobs out there, here’s why Turner Gill is staying put

With job openings at attractive football schools such as Miami, Florida and Pitt, every program in America has to take a look at its coach and wonder if he might be interested in bolted or persuaded to leave his current situation if given the chance. Consider Kansas ... Continue reading

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Persistence pays off for The ACBs

The phrase "labor of love" doesn't quite cut it when describing the absolute nightmare it's been for Konnor Ervin and his band to release a new album. It's been about four years since Kansas City band The ACBs put out anything new, and it didn't come easy. ... Continue reading

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Recap: Free throws once again cost Memphis against KU

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. Just like the 2008 national championship game, Memphis lost Tuesday night's game against Kansas at the free-throw ... Continue reading

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Give Me Five, Tag Two: Community service xmas game

With Christmas about three weeks away, you are likely running as hard and fast as I am to get into the spirit of giving. I like games, you like games, we all like games, so this blog is a fun game that will encompass giving essentials to ... Continue reading

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Big 12 football bullet-point observations: A glance at the past with a look toward the future

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops stamped another ownership seal on the Big 12 Championship over the weekend, hoisting his seventh conference title in his 12 years on the job. My reflection is in the latest episode of Conference ChatterTV above. The Sooners' 23-20 victory over Nebraska in Arlington, ... Continue reading

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Just another Tuesday night….

A quiet night in Lawrence for our men in blue. There seemed to be an unusually high number of "barking dog" calls, even one on Barker Street. A few car wrecks, a couple of drunken brawls, and a fall at The Replay Lounge. Check out the action, ... Continue reading