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Casey Anthony: how much should she pay?

Casey Anthony will likely be released from prison this morning having served almost three years while awaiting trial for homicide of two year old daughter Kaylee. The Anthony case outraged people previous to and during the trial, but the outcome of the trial has only served to ... Continue reading

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July 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Still a few people blowing up some leftover fireworks late last night. Police responded on six fireworks complaints overnight. Two of those the people responsible for the fireworks were contacted and case numbers were issued. For most of the night Police were back to responding on fairly ... Continue reading

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Big 12 fall football preview: As new-look conference moves forward, league crown remains OU’s to lose

It's easy to forget how much has happened with the Big 12 Conference in the last year. Just one summer ago, the Big 12 was on the brink of extinction, stuck in the every-school-for-itself realignment mess that altered the landscape of collegiate athletics. Nebraska said adios and ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Sporting KC vs. Colorado

Sporting Kansas City continues to accumulate points in the league, stretching its unbeaten streak to 11 games overall after a 1-1 draw against Colorado Wednesday. The tie came after an inspired 2-1 victory on the road against the Portland Timbers during the holiday weekend. I was in ... Continue reading

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Seeing more QR codes in the mail?

If the United States Postal Service's campaign is a success, you very well might be seeing more of those funky, blocky, smartphone-friendly website cues in your mailbox (your real one, not your email inbox). The USPS is currently running a two-month summer campaign offering a 3 percent ... Continue reading

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The Entitlement to Public Employment of Your Choice

This is another in my continuing observations of what I perceive as the central tendency of many on this site. Many in this space have identified themselves directly or through the trend of their posts as public employees. We have social service providers, local district teachers, faculty ... Continue reading

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Some Amazing additions to the Crossroads Lineup: EOTO, Snoop, TV on The Radio, Yonder & Many More

Oh my word the lineup of shows that has been added to the Crossroads Of Kansas City lineup in the past few weeks has a reached a multitude of amazingness. Most of the bands that have been added are at the forefront of their respective genres and ... Continue reading

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Here are your top candidates to represent KU at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas later this month

At last glance, the section on the Big 12 web site where it lists which players will be representing their respective teams at this month’s Big 12 football media days in Dallas — July 25 & 26 — had the following entry for Kansas University: “Coach Turner ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 10 - Smoothies and spuds

So, we’re a day late this week and here’s why: My CSA pickup is on Mondays. Because Independence Day was on a Monday, our pickup was moved to a Tuesday. So, I had to wait a whole extra day before I could get a bag full of ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Ad Astra per Aspera

********************************************* ********************************************** "To the stars through difficulties". What an appropriate theme for a music blog honoring the last launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, tentatively set for this Friday, and the last launch of any of the shuttles in the current space program. Kansas has had many ... Continue reading

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July 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A few more fireworks complaints overnight. Not nearly as many as the past few nights. I counted a total of five complaints called into Police. The first was just before 10 p.m. and the last was just a few minutes after midnight. There was a severe thunderstorm ... Continue reading

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Summer is for boats. Zucchini boats, that is.

Well, did you survive the holiday with all of your digits? Do you have your eyebrows and is your beard now more of a fu man chu? We survived ours just fine. So fine, in fact, that the only fire we got even remotely close to was ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/5/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 6/26/2011 Next: IPS 7/10/2011 RoeDapple, would have been correct if this post had been made a few years ago, but Multidisciplinary, technically, at least, completely and correctly identified the location this week. See the end of this post for the answer. I chose a subject ... Continue reading

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Casey Anthony found guilty on four counts of lying.

In a court case that has captivated not only our nation, but the rest of the world, taken control of top news channels for years, and made everyone hate rather than feel empathy for a young mother who lost a daughter, it is shocking to hear it's ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Banana Wars”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! (A History of how we got to where we are today - each individual should make their own judgement(s)) Question: What were the Banana Wars? Politically Correct Resolution: (Most of this article from Wikipedia) The Banana Wars were a series of occupations, ... Continue reading

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July 5th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

As expected, another very busy overnight for Police in Lawrence. Right at 60 fireworks complaints from 6 p.m. on Monday through 6 a.m. this morning. From 9:15 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. Police responded on a total of 45 calls for service, 33 of which were fireworks related. ... Continue reading

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‘Coach’ breaks down KU’s wide receiver screens, gives out grades

After talking with new/old Kansas receivers coach David Beaty in the spring, I could tell one area that he especially wants to stress is blocking. In Beaty's two previous seasons with KU in 2008 and 2009, much of the Jayhawks' success offensively came because of well-executed wide ... Continue reading

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How a Real American Celebrates the 4th

A real American celebrates the Fourth of July by driving their Hyundai (Made in Korea 1) to Wal-Mart to purchase patriotic decorations and American flags (Made in China 2), a patriotic shirt (made in Pakistan 3), and an American flag hat (made in Cambodia 4). It is ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/4/2011

Ugh. Well, it just keeps getting worse, doesn't it? The Royals managed one measly win last week and managed to become not just the worst team in the American League Central, but the worst team in the American League. Nobody reading this is too shocked, right? This ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Grilled Portobello Parmesan Sandwich

Yes, it’s the Fourth of July. Not exactly the most enticing day on the planet for many Americans to go meatless. But, it is Monday after all, and so I’m here with a meatless treat that’s grill-friendly and will be easy to work in with your cookout ... Continue reading

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