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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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Aldi’s Frozen Berries Complete our Favorite Red, White and Blue Dessert

This Sunday morning the SuperFamily and I are headed to Nebraska to celebrate our Nation's Independence with family. In my best tribute to the Red, White and Blue I'll be making my husband's favorite summertime dessert: Triple Berry Trifle. I use frozen berries for this dessert so ... Continue reading

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No One is Against Child Labor

No one is against child labor. Not really, when you think about it. There are kids working all over town, mowing lawns, babysitting, shoveling driveways, raking leaves, carrying firewood etc. No one bats an eye. I've never heard of someone, upon seeing some young teen mowing a ... Continue reading

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July 2nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Last night between about 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Lawrence Police responded on 12 fireworks complaints. Most of which the subjects involved either were finished or had left the area before Police were able to arrive. Police were also called to respond on several animal complaints, two ... Continue reading

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Adios, arrivederci, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, kthxbai

**And that's a wrap on my tenure as LJWorld.com's online editor.** Thanks for everything, guys. If you want to stay in touch, you can find me on Twitter [@whitneymathews][1]. But it's my time to leave the island. Be good to the next set of candidates, my little ... Continue reading

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Nick Krug’s cats need a new home

LJWorld.com photographer Nick Krug is looking for a good home for one or both of his cats, Ollie and Moses. Below are their pics. Here is Nick's description: > I don't think these photos accurately > depict their usual behavior or their > affection toward each other, ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s top stories, possible 100-degree contest winners and Friday Food Wars

Aw, man. Today is my last day here at LJWorld.com, and it's making me a wee bit sad. The good people of our website have set up [a farewell blog post][1], if you're in the mood for some giggles. And now, for the last time, here are ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Garden”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Demands, grave, grow, hands, row, save, sing, sing, spring, spring. The Garden! by L. Don Oliver She planted a flower garden, In the early ______; When the Eagle soars, And ... Continue reading

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July 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Pretty quiet for being just a few nights until the fourth of July. Only two reported fireworks complaints called into Police overnight. The first of which was reported as sound of gunshots. Police investigated and determined that it was only fireworks. I am sure calls like this ... Continue reading

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It’s Been Good, It’s Been Fun, It’s Been Good Fun! Goodbye Whitney!

**The gang will miss you!** ***************************************** ********************************************** **All of them!** ********************************************** ******************************************** **Your good tastes . . .** ******************************************* ****************************************** ********************************************* **most of the time.** ******************************************** ********************************************** **Your fearlessness!** ******************************************** ****************************************** **And your humility** ***************************************** **************************************** . **Don't forget us when you're famous!** *************************************** (images from web ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s top stories, possible 100-degree contest winners and odd stuff I’m finding in my desk

The National Weather Service has issued three ([yes, three][1]) heat-related alerts for Douglas County. Basically, it's going to be hot. Prepare yourself. Here are Wednesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Town Talk: Compton project at Ninth and N.H. recommended ... Continue reading

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Getting social for the Fourth

With the long Independence Day weekend tempting us right over there on the horizon, many of us are packing our bags, fueling up our cars or just getting ready for a holiday weekend close to home. Keeping the spirit of the holiday in mind, we dug up ... Continue reading

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June 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet night in Douglas County. More of the fairly normal activity, car stops, noise complaints, disturbances and a few animal complaints. Late this morning about, 5:30 a.m. Sheriff Deputies and LDCFM were called to the 900 block of North 1800 Road on reports of an injury ... Continue reading

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General Rant Blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4DW1uvsAE&feature=player_embedded this is iron sky... the next is transformers 3... IMO i believe this was done deliberately, and intentionally. were iron sky to be released first, it would give humanity a thought in the back of their mind... is it possible for 'humanity' to survive on the ... Continue reading

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Sports hernia surgery, Women’s World Cup and some U.S. vs. Mexico musings

The results just keep on coming for Sporting KC. After its brutal 10-game road trip at the beginning of the 2011 MLS season, the team has gone unbeaten in seven league games since opening LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Seven games without a loss is impressive, but Sporting Kansas ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories, potential 100-Degree Day Contest winners and free food

Well, we're not under an excessive heat watch yet, but [it starts Thursday and is effective through Saturday][1]. Make sure you know [how to handle heat-related illnesses][2] if you have to spend time outside. Here are Tuesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours: ... Continue reading

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June 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Back to another quiet night in Douglas County. Most of the overnight activity was the fairly normal kind of things, car stops, a few disturbances and noise complaints. Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to the 1600 block of Barker Avenue around 1:45 a.m. on reports of ... Continue reading

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