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Prediction: Media Reports Limbaugh called Obama ….

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, was a guest on The View Thursday, July 29, 2010. Barbara Walters asked the President, "...why don't you say 'I'm not a black president; I'm biracial.'?" President Obama, in part, stated, "...we are sort of a mongrel people." A ... Continue reading

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On the hook for a rack; who’s with me?

Whenever possible (or necessary), I prefer to ride my bike to the doctor. I’ve pedaled there for bloodwork, regular check-ups, even a “minor procedure” that included only a bit of burning flesh. Unless I expect something that moves on its own to get lopped off, or I’m ... Continue reading

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Sweet new blogs!

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Tax Increase Surprise?

We have three county commissioners. Together they have generated a proposed county property tax increase of 9%. Many taxpayers are less than enthusiastic about that increase. Since our commissioners are elected – why is there seemingly surprise with this increase? I went back looking for Mrs. Thellman’s ... Continue reading

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Weather In Lawrence For July - By The Numbers

I have been asked by several people over the last few days about the heat we have experienced so far in July. We certainly have had our share of hot days and when we add the humidity into the mix, it seems to make it much more ... Continue reading

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Smooth S - all s word sentences

Let's do a brain streeeeeeetch and write sentences, or paragraphs, of at least twenty words in length by using the letter s as the beginning letter of each word. Think this is a strange request? Just wait until you read the sentences. At least you can use ... Continue reading

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On the Passing of Jack Tatum

It's been raining heavily for two days; it's still 90 degrees, and my favorite jazz station, WSHA, 88.3, out of Raleigh, NC, is streaming good sounds. I'm on my second coffee and thinking heavily about death Jack Tatum, who played pro football 9 years for the Oakland ... Continue reading

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Making an Explanation Point

Write the excitement. That was the message in a book purchased nearly six years ago when I started blogging. I wanted to brush up on basic grammar and writing skills. Much to my dismay, it discouraged the overuse of explanation points. I have a habit of using ... Continue reading

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The Wrong Incentive

I was surprised to read in this morning’s LJW that our infant mortality rate is increasing. I knew it was higher than desired. In that article there was a suggestion that the problem stems from inadequate resources. I looked on the CMS web site to find how ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet; “Ship of Memories”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words! Ahead, Albatross, alone, bar, be, bell, cross, dare deck, dread, far, ghosts, home, lashed, light, night, play, posts, respect, sea, splashed, stays, spurn, there, well, yearn. Ship of Memories! By ... Continue reading

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Day 3 of Big 12 media days: Video wrap-up of KU’s day in Irving, Texas

**4:57 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Here's a final video wrap-up of KU's appearance at Big 12 Media Days on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who checked out the blog during the last three days, and be sure to come back to KUsports.com for more KU football coverage ... Continue reading

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How You Know You’re at a Science Fiction Convention

Science Fiction, how boring our world would be without it. It's rather wondrous and frightening to sit beside complete strangers only to later discover their mind is capable of creating avatars, shape changers, understanding morphing, super humans, and aliens - lord only knows how I'm perceived! How ... Continue reading

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Changes to the LJWorld.com blogs page

We're still working out a few bugs, but you may have noticed some updates since my first post on the [new blog roll out][1]. First, you've probably been receiving notifications when other users follow you, comment on your posts, or send you a message. Jonathan wrote a ... Continue reading

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Ratings and Reviews now on Shawnee Marketplace.com

Tell others what you think and share your experiences about your favorite places in Shawnee, KS. The new ratings and review feature lets you rate Shawnee businesses and see what others have to say. Had great service or a good experience at a local Shawnee business? Reward ... Continue reading

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Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times and Family Fun Subscriptions

Get a one year subscription to [Cooking Light Magazine][1] for $15 through Amazon. That is 75% off the cover price. Amazon also has a one year subscription to [Vegetarian Times][2] for $12, 72% off of its newsstand price. Best Deal Magazine has a Deal of the Day ... Continue reading

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Day 2 of Big 12 media days: Video recap

**5:35 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Here's a video that wraps up the second day of Big 12 media days. **3:06 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Remember that weird story out of Lubbock last year when Texas Tech quarterback Taylor Potts wore the name "Nick" on the ... Continue reading

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Easy steps to control your notification settings

With the new blog technology we introduced last week, you now have the ability to get notifications whenever anyone comments on your blog entries. This can be both helpful and insanely annoying, so I'm sure you want to know how to control this setting. It's easy, with ... Continue reading

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Canned!

My poor husband. He lives in a world of double standards. He lives in a world wherein he is supposed to fairly warn me if he needs a Saturday "off" for golfing, and wherein I expect to know what time he'll be home from work so I ... Continue reading

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Day 1 of Big 12 media days: Video wrap-up

**6:25 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Here's a short video that wraps up Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days. **5 p.m. update: By Eric Sorrentino** When you think of the best quarterbacks in college football for the upcoming season, who comes to mind? A few names ... Continue reading

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NAACP Hosts Shirley Sherrod Charade

The Shirley Sherrod saga has one common thread. Follow the thread as it weaves its way through the news cycles of the week. I am probably going to regret writing this; yet, I think it needs to be done. The 24-Hour News Cycle: Day One Before reading ... Continue reading