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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/2/2011

Last week was an up and down week for the Kansas City Royals. They went 3-3, but got killed in the first three and won the last three. The first series was against the Indians and it pushed the Royals further away from first place. Fortunately, no ... Continue reading

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Another fairly quiet overnight in Lawrence last night. In case you live under a rock and have not already heard, Osama bin Laden was killed by a Navy SEAL team around 2:30 p.m. Lawrence time on Sunday. This was officially announced by President Obama last night and ... Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden Claims 72 Virgin…..

Sending a Private Message or email to Did_I_say_that, regarding the content of this blog, provides consent to use the content of the message. Did_I_say_that can be Emailed here. Visit Did_I_say_that's Blog Entries. *All images used under Copyright Law US Code Title 17, Section 107 Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/1/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 4/24/2011 Next: IPS 5/8/2011 Casey_Jones identified this week's subject on with the first comment. This week's subject might be a piece of large farm equipment. Or it might not. The image(s) above is(are) of a part of a photo of a subject somewhere in the ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from last Saturday’s annual Spring Game

By now, you've read all about Saturday's spring game at Kansas University. You've heard who looked good, who needs work and how the second version of Turner Gill's Jayhawks looked compared to what we saw last year. In case you're dying to squeeze a little more juice ... Continue reading

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Too much ‘salt’ in the mix

For a playwright, words are the heart and soul of a character. My drama students are currently (hopefully) learning this as we delve into scene analysis before we even begin thinking about performance. The words are the key to all dramatic action – every impulse, every look, ... Continue reading

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alternatively …

There is a reason that word is well used in the British vocabulary-- the best plan is certain to change; so in London, plan A, B, C and route A, B, and C must be worked out before setting off on an adventure because invariably one of ... Continue reading

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Sunday, May 1

A fairly normal weekend overnight this morning. Police did not respond on anything that was very out of the ordinary for Lawrence. LPD responded on a battery in the 300 block of Maine Street just before 2 a.m. Officers arrived to find two people with injuries are ... Continue reading

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The best Mother’s Day gift is …

Mother’s Day is just a week away. I’m looking through the Sunday ads in the Journal-World geared toward moms and gifts for moms. Everything from jewelry, clothing and accessories, appliances, etc., is on sale. Interestingly, none of this appeals to me. When my kids were little, I ... Continue reading

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Shop Target for Your Mother’s Day ….Vacuum?

With Mother's Day NEXT WEEK (did you forget?) there are an inordinate amount of ads aimed at "The Perfect Gift" to buy for Mom: jewelry, clothing, coffee makers, VACUUMS...???? While a high end vacuum like, well, anything from the Dyson line, is fantastic...it does not fall under ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC continues slide with 1-0 loss to New York

**Quick Critique:** Sporting found itself in the second half after a sluggish and sloppy first half. This contest saw the team give the ball away more than any team should. A positive is that the appropriate adjustments were made at half time and the level of play ... Continue reading

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Chase night in Douglas County

Several Police chases occurred overnight, one for nearly 5 miles and another for just a couple blocks. The first began just after midnight and involved Kansas Transit Authority Troopers on eastbound Interstate 70. Troopers spotted a vehicle that was unable to maintain a single lane on the ... Continue reading

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Things you will not read/ hear in our main stream media

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of eight airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died April 27, at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds ``suffered from gunfire. The incident is under investigation. Killed were: Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash. ... Continue reading

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Body found at THE OAKS

Yesterday I heard some disturbing news that a body was found at THE OAKS apartment complex. Its under investigation but I'd like to know why LJworld does not bring these issues to light? Do we have a reason to worry? If it is not homicide, what is ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “The American Horse”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Appeared, bled, clay, dawned, despair, divest, doubt, down, ensnare, fled, horse, lay, made, out, paid. pawned, plan, quest, reared, scam, source, town. The American Horse By L. Don Oliver By ... Continue reading

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Fairly normal Friday morning

Fairly normal Friday morning in Lawrence, with one exception. Shortly after 1 a.m. KU Police found a subject climbing on the side of Dyche Hall. Police attempted to make contact with the subject who at first refused to acknowledge the commands from officers. Lawrence Fire was requested ... Continue reading

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Royal Blunder

DIST had full intentions of staying out of the Royal Wedding. However, this headline and byline grabbed even an uninterested bystander's attention. Just who married who here? Does this mean that Prince Harry may have to prove that he is the "Best Man?" Sending a Private Message ... Continue reading

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How Round 1 of the 2011 Draft impacts former Jayhawks in the NFL

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2007/sep/08/131538/ Thursday’s first round of the 2011 NFL Draft might not have meant much to the current crop of Kansas University football players waiting to see if they’ll get a shot to play pro ball, but it did mean something to a handful of former Jayhawks who ... Continue reading

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Getting social over dinner

This early '90s AT&T concept video of an interactive "computer sous chef" has been making the viral rounds this week - but aside from being a giggle, there's actually a pretty interesting takeaway here. Namely: When was the last time you used a cookbook? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9uXAqTlWvI&feature=player_embedded One of ... Continue reading

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Time zone confusion

Two watches -- one set to CST and one to Greenwich MeanTime--that helps orient me, but I am still confused about meal time; so we eat when we are hungry here. That averages one meal and several snacks on the go. But coffee is not optional and ... Continue reading

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