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Treasure Hunt #10 - Renaissance Man

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The Medici were bankers to the pope. In 1469 Florence, there were few others who held as much power. Still, they were great patrons of ...

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Little Sioux Camp Tornado Picture?

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I've gotten several emails over the last 2 months about this picture:![][1]It's also been a big topic among meteorologists. Is the picture real? Where was ...

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Four more Kemper fellows named

[Four more William T. Kemper][1] fellowships were given out today.Today's awardees:[Michael Detamore][2], assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering.[Hossein Saiedian][3], professor and associate chair of ...

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Putting some pop back in the diet

I'm the first to admit that the 100-mile diet hasn't been much of a diet at all. I've indulged in glass upon glass of milk, ...

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Taking a closer look at the U.S. News college rankings

Let's dig a little deeper into the U.S. News and World Report [college rankings][1] that came out today.¢¢¢So, we know that Kansas University [dropped a ...

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Senators asking DoD to give Boeing more time

Kansas Republican Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts are asking the Department of Defense to give Boeing [more time to submit its bid][1] for a ...

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Textbook costs still high despite efforts

Few things in a student's semester seem to [cause as much indigestion as the hunt for textbooks][1]. You have to have them, but their cost ...

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Communications on the cheap

I came across this [Reader's Digest article][1] recently, and I liked the format.It lists 10 money-related hurdles facing U.S. consumers and sets forth some creative ...

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Rock Chalk FireLion?!?

Shot from a cannon, armed with energy and enthusiasm, [Adam Barmann takes his place on the Free State High practice field.][1]If not for his 6-foot-4 ...

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Boy, am I peeved Part II

I have a confession to make: I considered harming a fellow cyclist just to make a point about how stupidly he was riding.No, I take ...

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Colony Collapse at the Natural History Museum

Anyone checking out the dinosaur bones at the Natural History Museum this afternoon was treated to a rock concert by local band Colony Collapse. Okay, ...

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If ‘Tropic Thunder’ is wrong, I don’t want to be right

***Satire is a tricky thing, and Ben Stiller used to do a lot more of it than he has lately. The actor is extremely good ...

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Could the Big 12 be overrated?

The TV in my room has gotten to the point of being insulting to the sports junky that I am. The 12-inch Toshiba disaster is ...

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Localizing the 2012 London Olympics

As the Beijing Summer Olympics wrap up this weekend, I will reflect on the greatness of star athletes such as Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin and ...

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Losing My Deposit

Now that the new school year has started and most people are settled in their new apartments, the statements for those who moved out of ...

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New deli slated for South Iowa

By mid-October, Lawrence likely will have a new option for sandwiches and sweet tea. Construction crews are working on a new McAlister's Deli at 27th ...

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ironweed

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noticed that even terribly abused pastures often have striking purple flowers at this time of year. These flowers called ironweeds look sadly out of place ...

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We’ll know soon

Despite the effort to parse every statement or nuance put forth by Sen. Barack Obama or any of the front runners to become his running ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 6 - Fashion Queens

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There are some things that are new and different about this season's cast of Project Runway design-heads.Most notably that they actually help each other in ...

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Background Checks for Candidates

Continued questions about Barack Obama's birth certificate demonstrate that the major parties need to institute a requirement that those who want a party's nomination should ...

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