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Here are your top candidates to represent KU at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas later this month

At last glance, the section on the Big 12 web site where it lists which players will be representing their respective teams at this month’s Big 12 football media days in Dallas — July 25 & 26 — had the following entry for Kansas University: “Coach Turner ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 10 - Smoothies and spuds

So, we’re a day late this week and here’s why: My CSA pickup is on Mondays. Because Independence Day was on a Monday, our pickup was moved to a Tuesday. So, I had to wait a whole extra day before I could get a bag full of ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Ad Astra per Aspera

********************************************* ********************************************** "To the stars through difficulties". What an appropriate theme for a music blog honoring the last launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, tentatively set for this Friday, and the last launch of any of the shuttles in the current space program. Kansas has had many ... Continue reading

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July 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A few more fireworks complaints overnight. Not nearly as many as the past few nights. I counted a total of five complaints called into Police. The first was just before 10 p.m. and the last was just a few minutes after midnight. There was a severe thunderstorm ... Continue reading

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Summer is for boats. Zucchini boats, that is.

Well, did you survive the holiday with all of your digits? Do you have your eyebrows and is your beard now more of a fu man chu? We survived ours just fine. So fine, in fact, that the only fire we got even remotely close to was ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/5/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 6/26/2011 Next: IPS 7/10/2011 RoeDapple, would have been correct if this post had been made a few years ago, but Multidisciplinary, technically, at least, completely and correctly identified the location this week. See the end of this post for the answer. I chose a subject ... Continue reading

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Casey Anthony found guilty on four counts of lying.

In a court case that has captivated not only our nation, but the rest of the world, taken control of top news channels for years, and made everyone hate rather than feel empathy for a young mother who lost a daughter, it is shocking to hear it's ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Banana Wars”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! (A History of how we got to where we are today - each individual should make their own judgement(s)) Question: What were the Banana Wars? Politically Correct Resolution: (Most of this article from Wikipedia) The Banana Wars were a series of occupations, ... Continue reading

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July 5th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

As expected, another very busy overnight for Police in Lawrence. Right at 60 fireworks complaints from 6 p.m. on Monday through 6 a.m. this morning. From 9:15 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. Police responded on a total of 45 calls for service, 33 of which were fireworks related. ... Continue reading

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‘Coach’ breaks down KU’s wide receiver screens, gives out grades

After talking with new/old Kansas receivers coach David Beaty in the spring, I could tell one area that he especially wants to stress is blocking. In Beaty's two previous seasons with KU in 2008 and 2009, much of the Jayhawks' success offensively came because of well-executed wide ... Continue reading

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How a Real American Celebrates the 4th

A real American celebrates the Fourth of July by driving their Hyundai (Made in Korea 1) to Wal-Mart to purchase patriotic decorations and American flags (Made in China 2), a patriotic shirt (made in Pakistan 3), and an American flag hat (made in Cambodia 4). It is ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/4/2011

Ugh. Well, it just keeps getting worse, doesn't it? The Royals managed one measly win last week and managed to become not just the worst team in the American League Central, but the worst team in the American League. Nobody reading this is too shocked, right? This ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Grilled Portobello Parmesan Sandwich

Yes, it’s the Fourth of July. Not exactly the most enticing day on the planet for many Americans to go meatless. But, it is Monday after all, and so I’m here with a meatless treat that’s grill-friendly and will be easy to work in with your cookout ... Continue reading

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Isn’t it ironic?

One of my family’s favorite games — after “Pick on the Kitty,” “Who Can be the Quietest?” and “Let’s Kick Daddy in a Sensitive Spot! Again!” — is, “Is It Or Isn’t It Irony?” OK, ours might not be a normal family. But awhile back, after noticing ... Continue reading

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July 4th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

From about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon until nearly 5 a.m. this morning, Lawrence Police responded on just shy of 40 fireworks complaints. For a time, around 9 p.m. last night, fireworks complaints were one right after another. A few were called in as sound of gunshots in ... Continue reading

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It’s a fourth of July song title and lyric game: whatever comes to mind!

4th of July means different things and brings different memories to each of us. For some, memory of a watermelon seed spitting contest with cousins from Nebraska, while sitting on the corner of Scott St. in Bird City, Kansas, at your favorite aunt and uncle's house come ... Continue reading

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Elote: a new twist on an old favorite. Corn fed for the 4th of July

Eating an ear of corn on July 4th is almost as traditional as the inclusion of apple pie, ice cream, watermelon and those grilled brauts, burgers and steaks. I'm not a huge fan of corn: there are too many green red or purple vegetables that supersede in ... Continue reading

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Kansas Authors Club Writers’ Retreat: Saturday, July 9th, features Kansas poet laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

I found out about the Kansas Authors Club accidentally last October. Am I ever glad I did. I was fortunate to find out about it before the annual convention (which just happened to be held in Lawrence) took place instead of after-wards, which is usually my luck ... Continue reading

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The Middle Takes the Bullet Once Again

In an opinion piece yesterday in the “Washington Post” Mr. George Will castigated our elected officials for underwriting the financial debacle that plagues us still. Now I know it is CW here in Lawrence that the debacle was caused by greed on the part of all of ... Continue reading

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July 3rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night full of fireworks complaints, not quite as many as the night before though. Between just before 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., Lawrence Police responded on nine fireworks complaints. Again, like the night before, Police were called for a few various animal complaints. Most of last ... Continue reading

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