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Swampyville’s - Abolishing “Three Little Words” in the U.S. Constitution!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Abolishing "Three Little Words (SPEECH, OR, OF)" to Amendment One of the U.S. Constitution! THE PROGRESSIVES* HAVE DETERMINED THE THREE LITTLE WORDS (SPEECH, OR, OF) IN AMENDMENT ONE OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION HAS TO BE DELETED! HOWEVER, "ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF ... Continue reading

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Soda Jerk - Supersized Unintended Consequences

Soda Jerk: Noun. - someone who works at a soda fountain. In most cases this definition would be ample and accurate. However, the term has now been bestowed upon the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. In Bloomberg's case the honorary title must be separated into ... Continue reading

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June 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A quieter morning in Douglas County today. Police in Lawrence responded on one burglary, one trespassing complaint, and two noise complaints. Officers also conducted one vehicle stop. Officers in Baldwin City responded on a trespassing complaint in the 300 block of Ames shortly after 2:30 a.m.. One ... Continue reading

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IPS 6/2/2012 (Still going)

I guess when you fall off the front page you fall off the edge of the earth. I just added a 3rd image, no one has attempted a guess of a subject in the current space time continuum. http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/in-simple-words/2012/jun/2/in-plain-sight-622012-1/ Continue reading

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Where are my games, puzzles and comics?!

In our haste to make what we thought was a minor change - changing the Arts and Entertainment link on LJWorld.com to take readers to Lawrence.com - we failed to properly account for several items that readers are now asking about, namely games and puzzles, and comics. ... Continue reading

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June 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Fire crews had an early morning wake up call this morning for a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of Eldridge Street. The call was dispatched at about 1:50 a.m., with first crews arriving on the scene two minutes later. Those first due ... Continue reading

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Venus Transit in Progress

Well, I have a telescope and the last transit of Venus across the face of the sun for over a hundred years is happening right now. I've set up a somewhat crude rig to project the Sun's image on some white posterboard. As Lawrence suggested in the ... Continue reading

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Maker of the miniature Golden Gate Bridge, from Mulvane, Kansas, tours San Francisco

**Larry and Barbara Richardson, from Mulvane, Kansas, have had a great time while they have been in San Francisco!** He's the Kansan who built the miniature Golden Gate Bridge in Mulvane, Kansas. When people learned of his accomplishments - it took 11 years to complete after his ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 6: Skip the stir-fry and try this instead

I have mentioned many times in this space that during the spring and summer months, I do not like to turn on my oven. This isn't just because I'm trying to save on my electric bill (though it *does* save on air-conditioning dollars), but rather because in ... Continue reading

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June 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on two disturbances this morning, one was reported to be domestic related. The domestic disturbance resulted in one arrest on charges of Domestic Battery, no serious injuries were reported. Officers also made an arrest for Criminal Damage to Property on a Trespassing complaint ... Continue reading

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June 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

For anyone that was monitoring one of the online scanner feeds this morning, around 3 a.m. you may have noticed that the feed seemed to go silent for a time. I do not normally listen to the online feeds, as I have scanners of my own capable ... Continue reading

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What do you say? Part I

I’m not the quickest of wits, and while I have a fondness for words, I sometimes find myself at a loss for them. Such was the case on two recent rides, coincidentally about two blocks — but several months — apart. In the first, I was riding ... Continue reading

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Wrap it up! Make wrap ‘minis’ for summer time guests.

I need to feed lots of folks in the summers. On the weekends, I have no idea if it will be just our little family of three, or our extended family of thirty traipsing into my back yard. This means I have had to just learn to ... Continue reading

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Guns and Commas - Getting The Second Amendment Right

A recent Lawrence Journal-World article, "National group seeks repeal of ‘Stand Your Ground’ law in Kansas," brought about many comments regarding the Second Amendment to the United States' Constitution. There appears to be two prominent, and distinct, interpretations to "Article The Fourth" (aka: Amendment the Second in ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Greens and Green Beans Salad with Blueberry Dressing

Green beans and blueberries are two of summer's delights. Sure, you can get them year-round, but they are always best when ripe in their natural season (rather than flown in from far away). This salad combines both flavors, along with another seasonal favorite, leaf lettuce, for a ... Continue reading

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The Queen’s 60th Jubilee - Part 2 - expanded to include Tuesday’s events

**The Queen's Jubilee Pageant - Part 2** *Day 4 - Tuesday* Tuesday is the final day of the Queen's Jubilee concert. The Queen attends services at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. All the choir kids are getting ready: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18323557 Following that, she appears on the balcony and ... Continue reading

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Snow White and the Huntsman

I have no idea how many incarnations of the fairy tale featuring Snow White there are in literature, television, and film. Some are modern takes of the old story, some offer an old setting for the old tale, and some like ABC’s Once Upon a Time serve ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Buried Alive”!

Swampyville's - You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bell, could, died, down, ground, lied, should, yell. Buried Alive! By L Don Oliver No breath to take, Before we go ____; Interred by "their" Justice, In the ... Continue reading

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Waiting for the Good Humor ice cream man

Do you ever look at something and have it trigger a memory? That happened today as I was looking at the Walmart ad. I saw a variety pack of Good Humor ice cream (24 pack/$9.98), and for some reason it reminded me of those hot summer days ... Continue reading

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Free Sub Sandwich at Quiznos

We've found ourselves grabbing a sandwich on the run more than we would like to lately ... I've been sick, we've found ourselves with less time between kid activities than we had planned, the list goes on. It's lack of planning, but it's reality right now. I'm ... Continue reading

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