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Lawrence Community Shelter: Scattered-site Proposal

The Board of Directors for the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) has attempted to relocate the Drop-In and Overnight shelter in several Lawrence Community neighborhoods. There has been significant opposition to each and every proposal. Recent studies have shown that housing the homeless in shelters is more costly ... Continue reading

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We’re naming our next kid Meyer, after the lemon.

My sister and niece came last weekend and tolerated living in our tiny house which is a feat in and of itself, but add to it that I had a stomach virus, and you can imagine that close quarters got a little *too* close - even for ... Continue reading

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Revenge

They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes, They tell me revenge is sweet and from where they stand, I’m sure it is. But I feel nothing for their game where beauty goes unrecognized, All I feel is heat and flame and all I see ... Continue reading

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Smoking Your Way Free From Addiction the ‘E’asy Way!

They're the best thing since sliced bread, the invention of the wheel, the combination of the horse and carriage. I'm talking about the new E cigarettes. You don't have to find a match or a lighter, no need to worry about burning your house down, no tell ... Continue reading

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Several Rain Chances For Lawrence This Week

I spent the vast majority of the weekend prepping the garden for the spring, and it looks like it was just in time. While the first part of the week remains pretty quiet, we will start to see rain chances picking up late Tuesday. A storm system ... Continue reading

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The Deception of District Community Discussions

The Lawrence Public School's (LPS) Community Discussions (forums) on the reconfiguration of the Junior and Senior High Schools are deceptive in two very distinct ways. Fliers declare that, "The Lawrence Board of Education invites the input of staff, students, parents and community members as it discusses the ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 16-18

April 16, 2010 started off with a few showers, but it didn't take long for the rain to clear out. I ran out to the Doran Rock Gardens and Reinisch Rose Garden at Gage Park to see what was left of the Tulip Time Festival. I have ... Continue reading

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iPedaling the iPad

A couple of months ago, Apple introduced its “revolutionary” iPad, and my initial response was a resounding “Meh.” I consider myself a bit of an Apple fanboy. My first experience with computers came in grade school, when one of my “advanced placement” classes consisted of mini-me playing ... Continue reading

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NFL Draft Spotlight on Kerry Meier

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/19/Kansas_Missouri_Footb_Hodd_t_w300_h600.JPG It seems that if you’re going to compare former Kansas University wide receiver Kerry Meier to an NFL player, you’re going to first have to decide if you want to compare him to a tight end or a wide receiver. Although there are a few receivers ... Continue reading

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Lawrence’s Third High School - Reconfiguration Result

There have been two public forums and discussion has occurred at several Lawrence Public School's (LPS) School Board meetings regarding the reconfiguration of high school grades. Many in the community have asked, "Why should 9th grade move to the high school buildings?" There are many compelling reasons ... Continue reading

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Free Stuff, Coupons and Deals

I wrote on SuperJenn earlier this week about a chance to get some great coupons from Home Depot.  After the deal expired...they extended it!  If you didn't get a chance let me tell you now:  You can sign up for a variety of Home Depot newslettersand receive ... Continue reading

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Martha Stewart, I need your help

My son’s high school graduation seems to be coming up quicker than I imagined. Last week we went for his tux rental for prom. Now I start the countdown until the graduation day and his celebration bash. Over the years, we have had friends and family visit ... Continue reading

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Poll

Is the staff at your school ridiculously uptight about bullying? Ours totally is! We're not allowed to say 'gay' or 'retarded,' like I mentioned before. Leave a comment--Is your school like this? What's the worse thing your school has done? Thanks guys! Continue reading

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NFL Draft Spotlight on Dezmon Briscoe

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/16/ku_fbc_mu_rg13.jpg Think back for a minute, to the last time we saw Dezmon Briscoe in a Kansas University football uniform. November 28, 2009. There was Briscoe, decked out in a red jersey, blue pants and a blue helmet, torching the Missouri Tigers for 242 yards and 2 ... Continue reading

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Coupon Preview and Produce at HyVee

As we do every Friday I have a coupon preview for you over at SuperJenn. Take a look to see what you can expect from this weekend's coupon inserts. While you are there be sure to take a look at the post on UnAdvertised Sale on Produce ... Continue reading

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A Poet’s Voice - The Bravest of All (Poets: Hearn, Lechliter, Rogers)

One by one they make their way to the front of the room - each voice distinct; different from the others. What they share is the same though - as seen through their unique eyes; colored and shaped by personal experiences, ideology, sexual or cultural bias. They ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 15

A few highs clouds on the morning of April 15, 2010 made for a beautiful sunrise. Overall, the trend of beautiful weather continued throughout the day. The picture below was taken at the Holton Little Lake of turtles sunbathing on a log by Mel McQueen. Continue reading

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Another Warm Week Ahead?

A few days ago, some of the weather models were forecasting a cool period next week. If you believed them, you would think highs in the 60s would be a safe bet. Now, however, these same guidance products are suggesting a return to the 70s at least ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 14

April 14, 2010 was yet another sunny and warm day. Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth and I made a trip to Fort Riley to talk to 4th grade students at Ware Elementary about severe weather. The trip along I-70 through the Flint Hills was beautiful. There aren’t many spots ... Continue reading

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Some scary (stuff)

I was riding to work the other night on a quiet, residential street close to downtown when I saw the reflective accents on a person’s shoes in the distance. It was dark, with very little street lighting and a nearly new moon. I closed in on the ... Continue reading