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Song Blog: Sing a Song of Goodbye

************************************** Today's song blog is for those who have left us. Not necessarily 'passed on', but left us in the sense of no longer being here on the online presence of the Lawrence Journal World. Some have just moved on, some disapearededed, and some might surprise you ... Continue reading

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Comings and goings here at LJWorld.com

I'm very excited today to introduce you to [Alex Parker][1], our new digital editor here at LJWorld.com. Alex will replace Whitney Mathews, who you'll all remember [left LJWorld.com and The World Company][2] just before July 4 this year. It's taken us a little longer than we would ... Continue reading

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Big 12 review, week 2: League may not exist in future, but it’s pretty darned talented in 2011

It's a shame [the Big 12 is so unstable][1] at the moment. One minute, the league seems like it could be saved, while the next minute, doomsday strikes, [plays the role of Buzz Killington][2] and threatens the existence of the conference. Repeat cycle. Depending on the [decisions ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 9/13/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly 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. • **Gill said ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA Week 20 — Stupid weather

The end of the CSA is near. Normally, we’re able to get our weekly goodies from [Rolling Prairie][1] clear through to Halloween. Not the case this year. Because of weeks of high heat and little water, the season is ending early. On Monday, I got an email ... Continue reading

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A Birthday Poem for Jay_lo

Sing it high, sing it low Sing it as you tie a bow Shout it from the tops of trees, or bubble it from below the seas. Sing it in unison or all alone, gather as a group outside his home. Thank his mother for giving him ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: Report indicates ‘The Big 12’s done’ and more talk about OU to the Pac-12

**6:38 p.m. Update:** Just realized that the last update is an absolute mess. Welcome to my world. Let's try to simplify it with an update on my conference realignment probability wheel. 1. Big 12 30% 2. Big East 30% 3. ACC 15% 4. Pac-12 13% 5. Big ... Continue reading

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September 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet overnight for Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on the fairly normal calls; a few noise complaints, vehicle stops and minor disturbances. There were also a two animal complaints, one for an injured raccoon and another for a barking dog. Not a whole lot worth reporting ... Continue reading

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Conference realignment comes roaring back as reports of OU to Pac-12 resurface and SEC officially accepts A&M

**7:24 p.m. Update:** Meanwhile, the Missouri board of curators is meeting tonight — the meeting was previously scheduled — and, when it does, its members will see an agenda item that is just vague enough to include talk about realignment. Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton is the current ... Continue reading

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If you love your family, you’ll make them empanadas.

First, let me get a few things out of the way. A) I am one of the luckiest girls alive, for several reasons, not the least of which is my collection of Friends That Can Cook. B) The content I bring you today is not mine. I ... Continue reading

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Meatless Moday recipe of the week: Three-Bean Salad with Gouda

It'll be 90 degrees this Meatless Monday — perfect for this salad. It gives you a sense of the summer that's coming to a close, while still celebrating the season. Plus, it's cooling, perfect on this last hot day. **Three-Bean Salad with Gouda** 2 tablespoons agave nectar ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - FDR’s Second New Deal (Bottom Up)!

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What was FDR's Second New Deal? Politically Correct Resolution: During the depression years while the United States had a 25% unemployment rate, the government was paying the larger farmers not to grow crops to create a world wide demand for agricultural products. ... Continue reading

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I’m so bright

I’m all the time inventing cool stuff. Once, when I was a sophomore in college, I was tossing a football around with a roommate. We took a break so he could smoke a cigarette, and he lamented his nicotine addiction. He explained he wanted to quit, but ... Continue reading

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September 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly normal Monday morning for Law Enforcement in most of Douglas County. Lawrence Police were called to respond on a fireworks complaints in the 700 block of New Hampshire just after midnight, numerous disturbances throughout the city and a non injury accident in the 1500 block ... Continue reading

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“The Boomers Did It”

A few weeks back CAIT48 posted a blog (Old And In The Way: The Politics, Policies and Poverty Of Aging). It brought out a rather vitriolic discussion of the Baby Boomer Generation. I was puzzled at the time and remain puzzled as to what brought on that ... Continue reading

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September 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit quieter night last night for Lawrence Police overnight. Police were still called to handle two non injury accidents, both were hit and runs. It did not sound as though either of the suspect vehicle were immediately located. Witnesses were able to report license plate ... Continue reading

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September 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty busy night for Lawrence. I kept a tally of some of the usually frequent activities in Lawrence on weekend evenings and early mornings, here is what I was left with this morning. 1 - Fireworks Complaint 3 - Narcotics Related 7 - Indecent Exposures (Mostly ... Continue reading

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Facebook to AA: Who let the cat out?

We probably all know someone who's posted a lost-pet flier on Facebook - and maybe even someone who's found their furry friend as a result - but this might be the first time a missing pet has garnered so much attention on social media. And for good ... Continue reading

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Realignment Review: Where do we go from here?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2011/03/12/ku_bkc_ut_11.jpg **4:42 p.m. Update:** Just in under the three hour mark since my last post... Phew!!! Just a sign of how quiet things are today. One bit of news that just popped up is from A&M country, where Chuck Carlton, of the Dallas Morning News, reported, via ... Continue reading

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September 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police started off the night conducting a number of Bar Checks. Several citations were written, mostly for serving to the underage. Just after 2 a.m. LPD was called to the 900 block of Maine Street in reference to a woman who was seen breaking the windows ... Continue reading