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Questions:

I'm just curious what people think about our economy. So, if you don't mind answering a few questions... 1. What is the "American Dream"? 2. Is the "American Dream" dead? 3. Should Americans aspire to achieve the "American Dream"? Continue reading

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Which football team tops Sorrentino Scale? Week 10 predictions in Big 12

There's a new Big 12 Conference football team (again) atop the Sorrentino Scale this week. The Oklahoma Sooners, with more quality victories than any other Big 12 squad, took the top spot in the rankings. That makes four teams (Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri) who have been No. ... Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Lawrence

The population of Kansas is composed of about 13 percent seniors – above the national average. The population of seniors in Lawrence is about 8% based on a recent LJW article. Is it our intent as a community to drive those seniors out – maybe to Overland ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: One-Year Anniversary

*A year ago, I hit ‘publish’ and announced that I loved my job as an exotic dancer, and it remains as true today.* *To celebrate, I offer a toast to another woman who proudly breaks the rules.* Proper etiquette is commensurate with human rights in some corners ... Continue reading

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Week 8 video

The following is week 8 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 8 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Poor Nancy - Thrown Under The House

Images used under Copyright Law US Code Title 17, Section 107 (Fair Use Act) Continue reading

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Election results vs. online polls: Did you predict the winners?

As part of our elections coverage, we posted informal straw polls for most of the races. Now that the dust has settled — well, is settling — let's compare the online results to the actual winners. Of the 19 polls we posted, LJWorld.com users predicted winners in ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: CU, KU facing similar struggles

With just two home games remaining, and one of them coming against nationally-ranked Oklahoma State, Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest at Memorial Stadium may just be the last chance for KU fans to see their Jayhawks pick up another victory at home. Colorado enters Saturday’s game with a ... Continue reading

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Song title and lyric game: It’s about time

Today's my birthday. No, it's none of your business how old I am. The point of mentioning my birthday, is to show where my mind has gone the past couple of weeks. I've been giving even more thought to the purpose, the meaning, behind the seemingly inane ... Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Morning!

One Of The Best I've Seen In Two Years Isn't it a beautiful day out? I'm thinking," Why waste it indoors like, um, at the library?" Maybe I'll go do a little target practice at the range. Punch a few holes in paper targets, maybe make a ... Continue reading

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Library Expansion Approval - A Rented Vote?

The Lawrence Journal-World reported Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion. The final results showed voters approving the measure with a 55% affirmative vote. Prior to the election, another blogger speculated that an election of this type was skewed by renters because the result might be Free ... Continue reading

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Lawrence voters buck statewide trends, with little effect on outcomes; turnout not what clerk was expecting

**11:50 p.m. update by Jonathan Kealing** As things in Kansas wind down, there are very few races yet to be called. Here's a wrap-up of where we stand. [Sam Brownback will be Kansas' next governor. Check out the precinct results in Lawrence and Douglas County.][1] [Jerry Moran ... Continue reading

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NYTimes.com: Fast Track to Inequality

Good article: OPINION | November 02, 2010 Op-Ed Columnist: Fast Track to Inequality By BOB HERBERT A new book offers the best explanation to date for the extreme concentration of wealth and income in the U.S. Continue reading

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Dr. Linda Sue Warner leaves Haskell Indian Nations University; Accepts new post.

Dr. Linda Sue Warner has accepted a new post within the Bureau of Indian Education and resigned as President of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. The announcement was made earlier today by Mr. Larry Echohawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and months ago by George ... Continue reading

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There’s a Reason Why You Are No Longer Having Sex

Men “always” seem to want or expect more sex from their partners than they get. And, women also sometimes complain that they are not getting their fair share of action in the bedroom. I was once told by an old man that if you put a penny ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/2/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly 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. • **Gill says ... Continue reading

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Alternative to the OTS

I had this cat one time that used to like to get up on the stove anytime I was frying some sausage links. I always really liked links. But apparently Spotty the kitten had a fondness for them too. That stupid cat would actually flip them out ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Royce Woolridge

**Jesse Newell:** I read for a while you had a 4.0 GPA in high school. **Royce Woolridge:** Oh yeah. **JN:** Did you continue that? Was it 4.0 at the end? **RW:** Well, see what happened was, senior year came and you start to get a little bit ... Continue reading

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Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results

**7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to [our election results blog post][1] for the latest information. **6:18 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Time for another round of poll checks from the Douglas County clerk's office. As of 5 ... Continue reading

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Has Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk, let American Indian Students down?

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute a two college for American Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico lost its accreditation. Under the watchful eye of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk. New Mexico, Senator Tom Udall, after visiting a majority of The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in ... Continue reading