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In Plain Sight 2/28/2011

Previous: IPS 2/22/2011 Next: IPS 3/6/2011 Numerous people identified the subject. Getting the exact location was not really practical. See the bottom of this post for the answer. To my great surprise, no one identified last week's photo, A very rare occurrence. This week, something a little ... Continue reading

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Turning the other cheek

I was sitting in church the other day when I had an epiphany, which is a far better place to have an epiphany than, say, a synagogue or mosque or temple. My mind wandered a bit — don’t fret for my soul; it wasn’t during one of ... Continue reading

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Big 12 observations: Who’s in, who’s not; looking ahead to Monday: Texas or K-State?

It's going to be difficult to fill out my NCAA Tournament bracket this year. Three more teams ranked in the top 5 of the Associated Press poll faltered over the weekend, leaving no overwhelming favorite presiding over the college basketball world. Top-ranked Duke, No. 4 Pittsburgh and ... Continue reading

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A closer look at concerted anti-union efforts across the U.S. reveals they are not about state budgets

Seems like the debate over the union-busting measures around the nation is inextricably couched in budgetary terms. Wisconsin has taken center stage in the debate and is facing a daunting budget deficit of over 100 million dollars. Jobless taxpayers across the country are faced with exhorbitant property ... Continue reading

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Recap: If Bill Self believes in plus-minus, then one Jayhawk deserves more minutes

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Kansas coach Bill Self made an interesting statement last week when talking about which players earn the ... Continue reading

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I’m getting that springtime feeling with a little help from Target.

If you’ve gotten your Sunday Journal-World, you’ve seen the P&G insert and have found all the great coupons. But instead of talking coupons, I'm loving the Target ad this week. Just when you think you can’t take another week of dreary, snowy weather, the Target ad comes ... Continue reading

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Pick up Bambi at Target and Get Your Stains out For Free at Dillons

There are lots of good deals this week, here are just a few to get you in the savings mood: On Tuesday, Target will have Disney's re-release of Bambi DVD/BluRay Combo pack for $22.99. [Print and use this $10/1 coupon][1] and get a final price of $12.99. ... Continue reading

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Seed Fair draws garden enthusiasts

Lawrence resident Dana Parfitt had some ambitious garden plans growing as she collected more and more seeds Saturday at the second Kaw Valley Seed Fair. “Wow,” said Parfitt as she thumbed through the small packets of asparagus, watermelon and zucchini seeds, just to name a few. Parfitt, ... Continue reading

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Is Mr. Larry Echohawk paving the way for Senator Rand Paul to abolish The Bureau of Indian Affairs?

United States Dept. of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry Echohawk announced that The Bureau of Indian Education will participate in Mrs. Obama’s Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge (didn’t Dr. Linda Sue Warner have a similar program called Healthier Haskell)? We wonder whatever became ... Continue reading

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What Elijah Johnson needs to do to keep his starting spot; also, KU-Oklahoma predictions

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon in Norman, Okla. Tom, what memories do you have of KU's last game at Oklahoma — an 87-78 Jayhawks' win? **Tom Keegan: **Willie Warren and Sherron Collins dueling banging ... Continue reading

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Vintage Video Games

[Atari Game Systems][1] [Atari Game Console][2] [1]: http://vintagegames.info/ [2]: http://vintagegames.info/atari-2600/ Continue reading

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Take a Sneak Peek at Sunday’s Coupon Inserts

[Take a peek at what coupons you will find in your Sunday Coupon Inserts tomorrow][1]. This always helps me decide how many papers to round up on Sunday. This weekend has a large P & G insert with over $130 in coupons. There will be lots of ... Continue reading

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The Craziest Wingnut in America! Vote Now!

In honor of awards season, I decided to create a new award. Nominate and vote now for your personal favorite wingnut along with an explanation of why you feel they should get the top spot. My personal nomination is Georgia state rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta. Here's a ... Continue reading

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Spreading some Monday Cheer

If you're reading this close to its original posting time (on a Friday) you're probably looking forward to the weekend, not looking for a way to make it through the work day. But come Monday - or any other morning of the work week, maybe - if ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Heaven’s Newest Angel”

You're The Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Below, cry, day, down, fly, ground, grow, me, play, prose, ring, rose, sea, sing. Heaven's Newest Angel! By L. Don Oliver I have been where the antelope play, And been ... Continue reading

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Early All-Big 12 basketball first and second teams

With three games remaining on the schedule for Big 12 basketball teams, the dog days of the winter season are coming to an end. Will Texas (22-4, 12-1 Big 12) hold on at Colorado, vs. Kansas State and at Baylor? If so, the Longhorns would clinch the ... Continue reading

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Driving Nekkid in Lincoln

Some folks out to have a bit of fun got themselves in trouble in Lincoln on February 18th. If you're going to drive nude, it's probably better to not be drunk at the same time. In a masterful stroke of understatement, one of the young persons summed ... Continue reading

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Long Lost Twins?

Is it possible that Rachel Maddow and Ann Coulter are sisters and we never knew it? The left has commented on Coulters unusually large adams apple, and Rachel's is about the same size. So I thought we should get feedback and see just who has a longer ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/24/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Elijah Johnson ... Continue reading

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Morning Questions

OK, I have two questions today. What is the proper spelling of that guy in Libya that is still only a colonel in his own army? I see it "Quaddaffi" or "Gaddaffi"..one d, or one f, or two of each. Is there a proper way to spell ... Continue reading

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