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The Second Coming

I recently noted some history in my mind. I recalled the time Napoleon was committed for a time to the island of Elba. But later after much civil unrest, certain loyalist banded together and facilitated his triumph return. Of course that didn't last long either, ending in ... Continue reading

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My “Covenant” Marriage

In spite of a serious budget crisis, deteriorating schools and roads, and an economy teetering on the edge of disaster, our intrepid Kansas legislators forge ahead, valiantly focused on the important issues. These noble guardians of our morals keep their eyes firmly focused on the big picture. ... Continue reading

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Another Winter Storm Approaches Lawrence

Here we go again! If this winter hasn't been brutal enough, we will have to brace ourselves for TWO more rounds of winter weather. The first is expected to come in overnight Thursday and into the daytime hours on Friday. Temperatures with this initial batch of moisture ... Continue reading

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Organic Insanity

So it turns out there are all these unintended consequences to having a baby. Like, we knew our social lives would be hampered. We knew we'd be tired, we knew it would cost us every penny we make and then some. These things, we expected. But there ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/18/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Self is not worried about Sherron Collins. Self doesn't agree with Bob Knight saying Collins should have been benched to start ... Continue reading

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Normal Weight Obesity - Where Are You Hiding Your Fat?

I'm one of those people who over the past several years has been able to convince myself that I have nothing to lose when it comes to body fat. I periodically check my weight and eagerly plug it in, along with my height, (okay, sometimes I lie ... Continue reading

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Deadline Day 2010: Any Jayhawks on the move?

Hypothetical question: You’re Drew Gooden and you’ve just been traded for the ninth time in your eight-year NBA career. Do you: A. Wallow in self-pity and wonder why it is that nobody wants you? ...Or... B. Flip the script and paint the opposite picture. It’s not that ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/17/2009

Previous:IPS 2/10/2010 Next:IPS 2/24/2010 backyardwino identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer. I usually look for out of the way places to take these photos and so it was this week. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/17/scDSC_5971a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/18/scDSC_5971b_.JPG 3rd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/19/scDSC_5971c.JPG The image(s) above ... Continue reading

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I Lost 100 Pounds Twice…

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/17/795438.jpg My road on the way to becoming a personal trainer is a unique one. I was fat all my life. I was the kid that wore husky pants in elementary school and by my junior year of high school I had ballooned up to 250 pounds! ... Continue reading

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IE 6 user? Tell us your story

Do you use IE 6 as your primary browser when coming to LJWorld.com? We'd like to hear from you in the comments below whether you're able to upgrade your IE 6 browser or not. IE 6 is very long in the tooth now, and there's a wide ... Continue reading

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eBay gets no Klondike bar from me.

Next entry:"eBay How sweet does my wife need to smell?" 2-23-2010 → eBay just burst my bubble. I signed up for the first time to make a purchase. I checked in periodically for more than a day, there was only one bid, very low. This was a ... Continue reading

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Coupon Deals Can Be Found Outside of Sunday Paper

On Sundays, Jenn and I write blogs on LJWorld.com about coupons and sale ads we find in the paper. But you don't have to wait for Sunday for the newspaper inserts to find coupons and sale notices. Jenn and I also watch national retailers that advertise, and ... Continue reading

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Some trolls you meet on the internet

There are several types of trolls who post on public internet forums. Some posters are genuinely interested in helping others find solutions to their problems, meaningful dialogue and deep philosophical discussions. This is not about them There are other posters whose sole reason for existing appears to ... Continue reading

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Some Web site downtime coming tonight

UPDATE: We're running a few minutes behind, but we still expect this to go through tonight. Thanks for your patience. As you may have noticed, our Web sites have been running a little bit slowly lately. There's two reasons for that and hopefully both will be resolved ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Next Stop, New York City

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/statueofliberty.jpg Hey guys! I'm homesick, so I'm headed to New York City tomorrow to visit my friends and briefly rejoin the rest of the crabby, self-righteous elitists I love so much. I'll be sure to blog all about what it's like to work there, assuming a club ... Continue reading

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Happy Happy Joy Joy

Just going to post the list and the link.... Your thoughts?..... http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100216/sc_livescience/happieststateshawaiimovesintofirstplace If you needed an extra twist of the arm to set off on a Hawaii vacation, here it is: The big-wave state was the happiest place to live in 2009, according to a newly released ... Continue reading

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The Sacred Cow of USD 497 - Administration

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/anim-sacred-cow.jpg Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) has abruptly come to the realization that money, although made of paper, does not grow on trees. The recent budget crisis was brought to light by the failure of the Kansas Legislature to properly fund public schools. There has been a huge ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Alcohol

How the drug that some observers blame for sexual assault, deaths from road accidents, and other poor choices remains legal while other far more innocuous substances earn hippies four years in the pen is not the subject of this blog entry. What is the subject of this ... Continue reading

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Fiction 500 Deadline Approaching!

This evening (Tuesday, February 16th) at midnight, is the deadline for this year's February Fiction Five Hundred short story submission. We have three judges: RoeDapple, Lori Schutter and Tena Santaularia. Each judge will assign points to the stories (see below for judging criteria) and then each of ... Continue reading

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Panda captivates KU fans on Twitter

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/66389016.jpg Did you see the panda? It appeared in the student section in the first half, and ended the evening creepin' on B. Knight. Watch out, Bobby! (Photo from @wibwBlake) The panda in the Texas A&M student section was one of the most popular topics among KU ... Continue reading