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Keeping a lid on the party (an ode to Pinterest)

As a working mom, a lot of the time I'm pretty horrible at following through. I will get all excited about something and then not have enough time/energy/remaining braincells to actually do it. I could give you examples, but honestly they're endless, just ask my friends and ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 2, 4:44 p.m. - Couple of rumblings, darkhorse candidates, a timeline, and more…

**4:44 p.m. Update:** Starting to hear a couple of rumblings that could impact the coaching search at KU. The first is out of Ole Miss, where some are reporting that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, 35, may be hired by the Rebels. That would be a great ... Continue reading

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November 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police made at least one drug related arrest in the 900 block of Emery Road. There was not much information available about this as it was something the officer witnessed while on patrols. LPD and LDCFM responded on three medical related emergencies throughout ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 11/28/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • Full press conference audio has been posted. • **Self would like to get a certain number of minutes from his bench.** He would be happy with ... Continue reading

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Light? … Or Dark?

********************************************* I once heard a friend say he doesn't care what beer tastes like, that's not why he drinks it. Although there was a time in my youth I might have subscribed to that mindset, recent years have seen my consumption of the fruit of the grain ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: 5:08 p.m. - Zenger meets with KU players; talks about correcting problems

**5:08 p.m. Update:** While some members of the coaching staff loaded boxes into vehicles outside of the Anderson Family Football Complex, Kansas University athletic director Sheahon Zenger met inside with the KU football team and a few remaining members of the coaching staff just after 4 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Leftover Pie

Are you sick of Thanksgiving food yet? We were. On Sunday, we happily ate bar food in Valley Falls, Kansas after cutting down a wild Christmas tree on our friends' land. A greasy burger and fried mushroom never tasted so good. But still, those leftovers linger in ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Apple-icious Breakfast Quesadilla

I don't see any reason why this simple quesadilla can't be had for dinner just as easily as for breakfast. Have this on the side of any meat-free Thanksgiving leftovers, or just make a simple side salad, and you've got a quick and tasty meal. **Apple-icious Breakfast ... Continue reading

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Camo ammo

The darnedest thing happened on the way to work the other day. It was late afternoon. The sky was overcast, the light slowly fading. I approached a T intersection not far from my home and rolled to a stop. I had a stop sign; cross traffic did ... Continue reading

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November 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence had a fairly quiet early morning to deal with. Only one noise complaint and a few vehicle stops. Lawrence Fire was called out to South Middle School to check on an "automatic fire alarm" twice this morning. Both times crews investigated and found the ... Continue reading

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Homeland and Boss - a review

Not having to sit through, or fast forward though commercials is just about reason enough to give premium cable programs a shot. That these programs are usually well written and even better acted is just gravy. Here is my take on two new premium cable series. Homeland, ... Continue reading

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The DH and Interleague Play

I must warn everyone ahead of time. This could really disintegrate into a petulant tirade. There a few subjects I am very passionate about and this is one of them. While I try to maintain somewhat of an open mind on most topics, this isn’t one of ... Continue reading

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Get the Most from Cyber Monday

With Black Friday tucked safely under our belts its time once again to conquer Cyber Monday. The fabled day of great online deals, some disappearing at lightning speed. In reality, the whole Thanksgiving WEEK has turned into one big sale and if you are shopping for specific ... Continue reading

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November 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet early morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police handled several disturbances, a couple noise complaints and vehicle stops. None of the disturbances, that I heard, resulted in any serious injuries or involved the use of any weapons. One of the vehicle stops resulted in a ... Continue reading

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Tale of the Fugly Chick

There was once this girl, lets call her Mizz, who thought she received horrible treatment from her circle of acquaintances, the most notorious we will call Tex and Kan. You see, Mizz was a little slow, rather obese without even a pretty face, and promiscious. She wanted ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Utopia or Dystopia?”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What will the Progressive Utopian New World Order be like? Politically Correct Resolution: It will be a world where people will hold no animosities or grudges nor exhort control over anyone else. Where behavior will always conform to Mother Nature's laws, by ... Continue reading

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November 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were fairly quiet, for a Saturday morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police conducted several vehicle stops, responded on four burglary alarms and a noise complaint. Just before 4 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to an address in the 500 block of Lake Street. The caller reported ... Continue reading

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A recipe for KU staying close to Missouri? Plus, predictions for the Border War

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday. Tom, KU is more than a three-touchdown underdog against Missouri. What scenario, if any, could you see playing out where KU is close ... Continue reading

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November 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

LDCFM and rural Fire crews were called to the 300 block of N 851 Diagonal, southwest of Clinton Lake, around 2 a.m. for an injury accident. Initial reports indicated that there were possibly two subjects injured, one of them critically. A LifeStar Helicopter was ordered to respond ... Continue reading

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Black Friday is Buy Nothing Day

Since 1997, the biggest shopping day of the year in North America has also been known as Buy Nothing Day - a playful protest against the cultural and commercial pressures that compel us to consume more every year, grow more in debt to prove our love to ... Continue reading