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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Dolelicious Pineapple-Bean Boats

This is slightly dorky, but we just couldn’t resist a Columbus Day-themed Meatless Monday post. So, we hunted around until we found this fun little vegetarian side dish. It’s more than perfect because not only does it have the requisite Caribbean feel (pineapple!), but it also has ... Continue reading

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Manicotti for my Main Man

When "The Sopranos" ended, I worried about our marriage. Our Sunday night Soprano-and-pasta ritual was so ingrained in the psyche of our relationship, I didn't know if we'd survive its removal. So you can imagine my relief when "Boardwalk Empire" entered the scene. While it's no Sopranos, ... Continue reading

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That ‘do voodoo

I read an interesting article the other day. A three-year British study found that more people would commute by bike if only it didn’t lead to the dreaded helmet hair. They also cited fear of reporting for duty dripping in sweat and the considerably less specific fear ... Continue reading

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October 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet in Douglas County overnight. I found myself checking to make sure my scanners were still on and working a few times. There were a few addresses that were making noise, enough noise that they were called in to Police as noise complaints. Officers ... Continue reading

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Halloween draws nigh

What about scary stuff? Can anybody tell me if there really is a portal to hell in the Stull cemetery? Where is Stull? What happens in the alleged Stull cemetery at midnight? I had a dream last night about Stull and I don't even know what it ... Continue reading

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October 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Saturday night started off busy for Lawrence Police. LPD along with LDCFM responded on an injury accident involving a motorcycle in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway at 10:50 p.m.. One person was transported by ambulance from that scene, injuries are not believed to have been life ... Continue reading

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Coupon Clipping Not Up to Par?

This week you will find 2 inserts in your Sunday paper. There are some great freebies at CVS and Walgreens...even Target has some great freebies right now. All you have to do is clip and organize your coupons, match them up with the right stores and sales ... Continue reading

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Easy recipe to get the fall season started

You know how I feel about fall weather -- I love it. Along with the cooler weather, comes that feeling to nest. This is when I pull out all my recipes for the comfort food my family loves and I love making for them. I'm not into ... Continue reading

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voevoda’s Big Lie

Facts are a troublesome thing for some people, and especially for the die-hard étatist who doesn't like facts that don't agree with his beliefs. voevoda is one such person. Faced with the facts about the Great Depression and Herbert Hoover's failed stimulus and public works programs, voevoda ... Continue reading

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Figuring out a gameplan to keep KU close to Oklahoma State

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. Tom, what is your favorite thing about Stillwater? **Tom Keegan:** Pistol Pete, the OSU mascot. When I see him I think of two of my all-time ... Continue reading

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October 8th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly normal Friday night for Law Enforcement in Douglas County. Frequent vehicle stops are not out of the ordinary for Police in Lawrence, last night was no exception. Same is the case on weekend nights with alcohol violations and bar checks throughout town. Police filed a ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Bein the Beguine”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bath, go, house, know, mouse, wrath. Begin the Beguine! By L. Don Oliver A flight of scavengers, Circling above my _____; I Can't smell any odor, Perhaps an unlucky _____; ... Continue reading

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Guess Who Is Not Paying Taxes? Round Two

A reader brought to my attention the following from USA Today quoting the Detroit Free Press. More and more people are not paying federal income taxes. That means fewer and fewer are funding the operations of the federal government. http://usat.ly/oblM6r The article suggests that the increasing number ... Continue reading

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October 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police conducted extensive bar checks and cited numerous alcohol violations. Officers arrested a "wanted person" shortly before 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of W 8th Terrace. There were also a number of vehicle stops and a non injury accident. Police handled two disturbances that both involved ... Continue reading

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Week 6 Big 12 picks: A farewell and thank you from Conference Chatter

I want to start this blog entry by thanking the loyal readers, fans and commenters of KUsports.com. For more than three years, I've had the honor of keeping the Conference Chatter blog, where I've detailed my observations about hot topics in the Big 12. I reflect with ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Texas Tech

The following is the Kansas vs. Texas Tech episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. THE GRIDIRON - KANSAS vs TEXAS TECH from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 3:56 p.m. - Big Day in the Big 12. League unanimously agrees to grant of rights after moving to add TCU as 10th member

**3:56 p.m. Update:** KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger followed up Gray-Little's statement with a few comments of his own. Here's my story with Zenger's quotes: Intentionally quiet throughout most of the conference realignment chaos that had plagued the Big 12 conference during the past six weeks, Kansas ... Continue reading

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October 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence had a pretty uneventful night. Things have been pretty quiet the last few days. Officers received information on a drug complaint in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. I counted at least five officers involved at one point. Much of the radio traffic ... Continue reading

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October 5th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted a number of vehicle stops overnight, at least two resulting in DUI related arrests. Police responded on a fireworks complaint just before midnight in the 2800 block of Louisiana Street. A case number was taken so it sounds like Police were able to catch ... Continue reading

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Recycle, reuse, repurpose your existing decor

Reuse, repurpose, recycle. It doesn't matter how you say it, it's great advice, and this week I used this mantra in my fall decorating. As soon as the weather starts to change and fall approaches, I tend to feel a renewed energy. I use this energy to ... Continue reading

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