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Wednesday addition

Michael at the Green Door came over to meet "the crazy Americans who came to London for the Royal wedding" and we talked with him for an hour about the contrast between the British celebration of this event and the American version. He told us where all ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC drops another one late at New England, road trip taking toll

The disappointment of watching Sporting KC lose another game late has worn off. There is still a lot of season left and plenty of winnable contests. It is comforting to know that Sporting Kansas City has not yet been dominated in a game. It's simply beaten itself ... Continue reading

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Where are the holes in the Kansas City Royals lineup?

Batting order is a popular topic in baseball. Who should bat where, what is the role of a player in a certain slot, should x player be moved down or up and so on. In general, I think that the batting order is over-rated and when I ... Continue reading

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We predict the next president of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas to be…..

Broken News (as opposed to Breaking News) Some folks are laboring through telephone interviews with The Bureau of Indian Education’s (BIE) DC hierarchy under the presumption that they actually are a real candidate for the president of Haskell Indian Nations University. Others are telling folks that they ... Continue reading

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From Lawrence to London

Jane and i made it to the airport in plenty of time so we are making a plan: an itinerary sketch: - WEDNESDAY morning arrive at 9. Walk to the Milliennium Gloucester from the tube - poke about the area - THURSDAY the V&A - FRIDAY the ... Continue reading

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Quiet Wednesday Morning

Another pretty quiet overnight last night. Police did not respond on anything other then the routine calls. Police and Fire/Medical did respond on an injury accident shortly before 2 a.m. in the 800 block of Centennial Drive. No serious injuries were reported. All in a all a ... Continue reading

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An Ironic Board of Education Visualization

An ironic visualization was observed on the LJWorld online front page. It unwittingly declared the history and operational policy of USD 497. First, postpone repairs on elementary schools. Second, move forward repairs on secondary education facilities. Third, close elementary schools Sending a Private Message or email to ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct - Marxism!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the definitions of Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism and Maoism? Politically Correct Resolution: MARXISM! Marxism is an economic and socio-political world view that centers around a political ideology which seeks to improve society by implementing socialism with the final goal of ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 1 (I didn’t add anything to the compost pile — yay!)

What am I doing? Oh nothing, just trying to cook away my massive CSA haul before it goes bad. And yes, that includes the above smoothie. (But more on that later.) Well, we’re through week 1 and I’ll admit that after a year off (and a trip ... Continue reading

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The day before the flight to London…

A week ago, I was making plans to get up at 4 a.m. with maybe 8 other Lawrence residents (hey Cathy Swanson!) to start the marathon of Royal Wedding viewing -- but then I did something irrational -- I called to check on package deals for a ... Continue reading

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Unbearably quiet Tuesday morning

This morning was by far one of the quietest in recent memory. Every night I have six scanners running, this morning I found myself checking to make sure they were all still turned on and scanning. They were, it was just that quiet. Police did respond on ... Continue reading

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A quick look at KU’s 2-deep depth chart… the way I see it

It’s time. Time to give you some sort of gauge at what the Kansas University football team’s two-deep depth chart might look like 12 practices into the spring. Remember, this is merely my attempt at constructing something close based on what I’ve seen, who I’ve talked to ... Continue reading

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A little devil never hurt anyone

We have the post-Easter blues. Who's with me? We're sick with ham and potatoes and chocolate bunnies and post traumatic family withdrawal and egg hunting fever. And, we are sick of hard boiled eggs. You see, I insisted on coloring eggs with Johnny. And you know, not ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from Day 12 of spring drills

With just two practices and Saturday’s spring game remaining on the schedule before the Kansas University football team hangs up the equipment until August, things are starting to become a little clearer in terms of who fits in where on the Jayhawks’ two-deep depth chart. Of course, ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Nothing like boatloads of rain to give a person a hankering for soup. The rain should be gone by tomorrow, but until then here’s a warming soup that will keep you going until things dry out. **Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup** 1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels 3 1/2 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 4/25/2011

Last week, the Royals played seven games in seven days. Four of them were against the first place team in the American League Central and the last three were on the road against the defending AL champions. It wasn’t an easy stretch of games and the Royals ... Continue reading

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A kick in the pants

I hate to admit it, but I think I sort of led my wife on a little bit over the weekend. No, not like THAT. We were downtown, and, out of nowhere, I mentioned I was thinking about buying a new pair of pants. You should have ... Continue reading

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Quiet Monday Morning

A fairly normal weekend in Lawrence came to an end last night. In case you missed it, Police were kept busy with lots of activity on Saturday morning.. [Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet][1]. As I shared Sunday morning, my current scanner setup records audio to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/24/2011 (solved)

Previous: IPS 4/17/2011 Next: IPS 5/1/2011 riverdriver will get the credit this week. See the bottom of the post for the answer. This week's photo is a little different. There will only be this one partial image and then the photo. You'll either know where it is, ... Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption

Why shouldn't gay marriage be legalized? What harm could it cause to others? The answers to these questions are always fuzzy. It harms the "sanctity" of marriage, or somehow, in some indirect fashion, increases divorce or some other harm. The harm of not legalizing gay marriage is ... Continue reading

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