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Black Bean BBQing: making life simple

I like beans of any kind, so it shouldn't be any surprise that I'd eventually get around to making my own black bean burgers from scratch. I especially like the idea of eating less red meat, more healthy choices, and less expensive items. I've tried both cashew ... Continue reading

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July 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty high number of car stops overnight by Lawrence Police. LPD also responded on about the usual number of noise complaints for an early Saturday morning. A few more disturbances than usual, nothing that resulted in any serious injuries. Police did respond on report of at ... Continue reading

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Google+ … impressed or nonplussed?

OK, then! Two weeks of Google+ under our collective belt. Who's got it all figured out? Anybody? Didn't think so. We all know that Google's brand new, mysterious-around-the-edges social network (is it really a social network?) may well be the Next Big Thing. Many of us have ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Knock! Knock! Knock!”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Again, crowd, door, door, explore, flight, ignore, loud, loud, night, night, rain, remain, shroud, sight, vain. Knock! Knock! Knock! By L. Don Oliver There came a knock, upon my ____, ... Continue reading

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July 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet night in Douglas County last night. For about the first time in more then two weeks, Lawrence Police were not called to any fireworks complaints. Two more non injury accidents for LPD. The first about 9:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of 4th Street. ... Continue reading

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G+

As if I don't have enough online distractions, along comes Google's G+, Google's answer to facebook. I managed to snag an invite and have been trying it out. One neat feature is that you can set up circles of contacts: family, friends, acquaintances and custom special interest ... Continue reading

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July 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Five more fireworks complaints overnight in Lawrence. More burglary alarms overnight as well. Not nearly as many alarms as there were the night before. Most of the alarms did end up being false. LPD also responded on two non injury accidents in the city. The first was ... Continue reading

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

Some storms rolled through the area early last night. One of which decided that I needed to take a break from most of my scanners. I was among the thousands of KCP&L Customers in Johnson County that lost electricity around 9 p.m. The outage knocked me down ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 11 - Potatoes, two ways

OK, so I promised two potato recipes this week, right? Right. Well, I’m not going to blab on too long because with the amount of new potatoes coming in, it’s no secret you people need these recipes. And fast. We’re swimming in potatoes between our [CSA][1] and ... Continue reading

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Egg Rolling On

In my old kitchen, you could make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and a hot dog fairly painlessly, if you didn't mind a collander maybe falling on your head or cutting your hand on a pizza slicer while you searched for a wooden spoon in the one drawer ... Continue reading

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

Still a few fireworks complaints, nothing compared to about the week's call load. Lawrence Police responded on fairly routine calls overnight including; noise complaints, disturbances and multiple burglary alarms. Almost all of the burglary alarms ended up being false alarms. Police also conducted a number of vehicle ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to Meghan Kinley, 100 Degree Contest winner!

It's hot. There's no denying it. In fact, [according to the AP][1], Kansas was home to the hottest place in the country on Sunday. No, it wasn't Lawrence. But we did top 100 degrees for the first time all year, and that means it's time to announce ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Beet and Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

We’ve had a few weeks of sandwiches here at Meatless Monday, so we’re zipping back to salad for a week. This salad is quick, easy and colorful. Ruby red beets mingle with green edamame in a tangy citrus dressing. You could have this as a side dish ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/11/2011

It wasn't a great week for the Kansas City Royals, but it was an improvement over the week prior. They beat a team that I believe they are better than (Chicago) and lost to a team I know they are worse than (Detroit). So all in all, ... Continue reading

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Serious business

I hear Serious Cyclists all the time saying that solo riders are missing out on the best part of the sport. These Serious Cyclists contend that riding in a pack is the best way to improve bike-handling skills and speed and bask in the camaraderie that is ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The First Progressive Era”

Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What was the Progressive Era? Politically Correct Resolution: (Wikipedia was used for much of this article) (My use of Wikipedia is because most of it mirrors what I learned in History classes at LSU in New Orleans. Our history professor ... Continue reading

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

A few more fireworks complaints overnight. Lawrence Police responded on a report of gunshots heard in the area. Police responded on at least two burglaries in the 2500 block of Belle Crest Drive shortly before 1 a.m. LPD also responded on numerous burglary alarms throughout the city, ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/10/2011 (Solved)

IPS 7/5/2011 Next: IPS 7/17/2011 Coach_Eric identified this week's subject.. See the end of this post for the answer and complete photo. Yet again I've found something that was unexpected. This week, it was something that wasn't there. The image(s) above is(are) of a part of a ... Continue reading

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The Defense (National Security) Windfall

Again we hear calls for cuts in the national security budget. This blog is not about the goodness or badness of doing so. It is about what appears to be a simplistic notion. It may be about hostile intentions. Un-reported in most of our MSM, Eastern Europe ... Continue reading

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It’s so hot that…

Good Sunday afternoon, folks. I just came inside from a bit of gardening work & noticed that Multi's gettin' a shave. I also noticed it was too friggin' hot to go back outside. A guy said to me yesterday that it was hotter than a popcorn fart, ... Continue reading

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