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The Epidemiology of Zombies and Other Ideas

I hate year end reviews, which will probably be doubled in number this year since people have this idea that years that end in nine or zero are somehow important. For those that LIKE year end reviews the NY Times has done all the work for you ... Continue reading

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Below freezing, but melting!

Highs made it to the 20s on Thursday, but a good amount of the snow was melting across the area. It may seem contradictory to say it's freezing outside, yet the snow is melting. It may be odd, but that's the way it happens. The reason for ... Continue reading

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Poll: When the tornado sirens go off, what do you do?

Check it out! [Best Poll Ever](http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2009/apr/when-tornado-sirens-go-what-do-you-do/) Continue reading

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Betrayal!

I recently wrote a blog about “Climate-Gate. I did not challenge the science but asked why so many people seemed to want to believe in a rapid and expensive commitment to remedial action to address it. I asked if it would not be desirable if it turned ... Continue reading

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Harbaugh pulls a Mangino (and Butch Jones news)

Word on the street (the Internet) is that Jim Harbaugh's got a little Mark Mangino in him. According to the Baltimore Sun (and anyone who watched the Ravens-Packers Monday Night Football game this week), Harbaugh, who was on the sideline to watch brother John coach the Ravens, ... Continue reading

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Stalker in an SUV

A family member was returning from work one night, driving south on Wakarusa, when a car pulled onto the road, cut across the other lane, and nearly clipped our car. Family Member honked a rather short burst on the horn; kept going. After they turned east on ... Continue reading

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We can cross some names off the list. Or can we?

Of the names that have been tied — at least loosely — to Kansas University's head football coaching vacancy, a good chunk appear to no longer be in contention for the position. Mississippi's Houston Nutt and Minnesota's Tim Brewster have taken their hats out of the ring ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Go on an International Trip Vicariously Through Your Toys

Hi everyone. I've been invited on an international trip, and I can't go to this storied European city without taking a piece of Lawrence, Kansas with me! My close friend Anton's presence is required abroad over New Year's. Since he does not speak the local language and ... Continue reading

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Tweet, tweet: Top Chef has a winner

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/10/voltaggio_hug.png A funny thing happened on the way to the “Top Chef” finale: Michael Voltaggio opened a Twitter account. Now, I know that not everyone tweets. I also know that there are a ton of celebrities, reality and otherwise, who do tweet and keeping track of them ... Continue reading

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Reflections of one year on the road…

So now I'm home for the next few months, and I've had the opportunity to sit back and think about this year. For the first time in the 14 years that I've been doing this job, I seemed to be gone the most, but honestly probably wasn't. ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 99, Radford 64

On the scoreboard, Kansas' dispatching of Radford might not look special: Big 12 teams are expected to defeat Big South visitors and the nation's No. 1 team is supposed to win every time out. But given the Jayhawks' complete and utter dominance on offense, one could make ... Continue reading

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Over a foot of snow for some in Northeast Kansas

Here are some of the snowfall totals across the area: Barnes (Washington Co.): 15.5" Concordia (Cloud Co.): 14.3" Axtell (Marshall Co.): 14.2" Haddam (Washington Co.): 12.1" Lillis (Marshall Co.): 12" Blue Rapids (Marshall Co.): 12" Marysville (Marshall Co.): 11" Onaga (Pottawatomie Co.): 10.5" Baileyville (Nemaha Co.): 9.5" ... Continue reading

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Sittin’ courtside, Huskies-‘Cats, gimme high five…

Here's a piece of information that — like most pieces of information that have surfaced during Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins' search for a new head football coach — may or may not be of any kind of consequence: Perkins spent Wednesday night taking in the ... Continue reading

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Senator Harry Reid, You Lie!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV), on Monday, made comments indicating that Democratic Senators are on the wrong side of the health care reform debate. Here is a portion of Senator Reid’s comments, “Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all Republicans ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/9/2009

Previous: IPS 12/1/2009 Next:IPS 12/18/2009 the_tagger identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer. This week's image was again suggested by cece_stand. Suggestions for subjects are always appreciated. Last week's subject was an old gravesite east of the entrance to the East ... Continue reading

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Another one (Brewster) bites the dust

Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster, the subject of rumors involving his interest in the Kansas University head coaching vacancy, publicly pulled his hat from the ring during an interview with the Minnesota Sports Headliners Web site Wednesday. "I have not spoken with anybody," he told the Web ... Continue reading

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Venting…

Hum…where to start. Sometimes I feel as if the only person I can really talk to now a days is my mother. Which is great seeing as we’ve always been really good friends, but it doesn’t seem to be enough sometimes, I miss having friends. I haven’t ... Continue reading

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Winter Storm Wrap-Up

This winter storm certainly packed quite a punch, dumping a foot of snow in Corning, Kan., while leaving Lawrence with just shy of 3 inches of total accumulation. The first inch of snow came early Tuesday morning and most of that was quickly melted by the rain ... Continue reading

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NaNoWriWhoa! Where’d it go?

Another month of December. Another month of novel writing tucked into our belts. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, http://www.nanowrimo.org/) is over. Again. This is my fifth venture into the blitzkrieg novel-writing experience, and the second time I've led the local Lawrence chapter during the month of November. ... Continue reading

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Climate Gate-How do I Read the Response?

A few weeks ago a number of e-mail interchanges between key scientists supporting the climate change theory were made public. They can be interpreted to suggest a conspiracy to defraud or they can be accepted as normal interchange between colleagues. Appropriate review processes have been established and ... Continue reading

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