Iran and the news coverage

First off, kudos to the Iranian people; the courage it takes to stand up to an oppressive dictatorship, oh, sorry, fairly and freely elected leader, ...

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Health Care – Where lays truth?

Just how did the health care debate become about haves and have nots? Could it be the way the proponents framed the question. 50 million ...

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Treasure Hunt No. 2 – Sasha’s Soapstone

Русская Америка By the 1850’s the Russian–American Company had lost most of its hold on the fur trade in Alaska, and was losing most of ...

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How’d you like a shot at a million dollars?

Always thought you might do well on the hot seat? Know a bunch of random information that you can access at the drop of a ...

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Lawrence housing market gets MSNBC attention

A sector of Lawrence that hasn’t gotten much love lately is getting a little these days from the national media. An online report ...

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Jayhawk Flashback: Roy Williams introductory press conference, July 8, 1988

My goal this week was to try to work former Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick into the Jayhawk Flashback. After going deep into the archives ...

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City holding off on hiring new city clerk

Today will mark a changing of the guard in one of the major behind-the-scenes departments at Lawrence City Hall. Friday is the last day of ...

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Cyclists as a protected class?

A certain city to the east just got a little more bike-friendly. At least, that’s the spin of the new bike-harassment law the Columbia, Mo., ...

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I Got The D’betes.

My sister's step-mother-in-law's father (did you get that?) was an old Texas Character who lived on a compound and had a mail-order bride. Among his ...

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Summer gridiron report: A&M makeover mandatory

The last time the Texas A&M football team stepped on the field, it was embarrassing. The Aggies were trounced, 49-9, in their last game of ...

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Musings on a Bored Persons Mind

I was watching the Colbert Report earlier tonight and was impressed with what I saw. PETA finally out did itself. Earlier this week Pres. Obama ...

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“Year One” aims low, still misses

[one and a half stars] Post-modern awareness is mixed with an ancient setting in Harold Ramis’ “Year One,” but somehow most of the humor still ...

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The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

reprinted from The Brooklyn Paper Saturday, June 20; Surf Avenue, Coney Island; 2-6 PM; Mermaid Ball in two sessions, 5:30-midnight; For more information, visit As ...

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Gallery schedules reopening celebration

A local art gallery is celebrating its reopening with a celebration Friday night. Diane’s Artisan Gallery is moving from a second-story location at 801 1/2 ...

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Commuter Blues

I never thought that I would say this but I miss "Merrill in the Morning". It seems our local FM station has decided to go ...

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When I grow up I want to be a…

I was sitting in my cube the other day and thought about the careers I dreamed about as a kid. First, I wanted to fly ...

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Top Chef Masters — Episode 2

Well, going into Episode 2 of Top Chef Masters, I was sure I knew exactly how things would turn out. As the show introduced the ...

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Geithner’s Testimony

Is more regulation the answer? One of the questioners brought up an extremely relevant point: The Federal Reserve already had the power to prevent the ...

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The Joys of Summer Music

Zap Mama at Summerstage 2007 One thing I love about the warm months of summer is the abundance of free outdoor concerts and festivals that ...

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Arrival!

Well, we finally made it to beautiful cloudy Scotland, but not before a few pitfalls along the way. We nearly weren't able to leave after ...

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