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Oscar predictions 2010

In order to warm up for predicting this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, it’s best to start with something a little less perplexing: the Oscars. For once, the acting races are all but sowed up in the 82nd Awards (which airs Sunday), so it should be a cinch ... Continue reading

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Christmas Snow not gone yet

In spite of the warm spells I still see some mounds of snow left over from the Christmas Blizzard. It seems to me that the day the last bit of snow melts in Lawrence is worth celebrating. Where is the biggest mound of snow? Predictions for when ... Continue reading

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Local Food Retailers Working Together

As our community seeks ways to build a stronger, more sustainable and resilient local economy, there are inevitable challenges related to competition for markets and the desire to be "first to market" with particular products and services. It's great to find an example of local food businesses ... Continue reading

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March 2nd: Memoir Madness - Where to Begin

Today is day two of Memoir Madness - we will be continuing it throughout March, because you're mad if you don't write one! After receiving several private mails yesterday, I've decided today's topic is a basic how to get started. I've suggested that you jot down twelve ... Continue reading

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Kansas: At Least We’re Not As Backwards As Utah

Utah is about to criminalize miscarriage. As in murder charges. Google it. Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Animated Film and Best Director

The Oscar Fix, Episode 4 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this fourth episode, we predict the winners in Best Animated Film and Best Director. Continue reading

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girlfriend

She states the he raped her on numerous occasions. If he supposedly raped her once why did she stay with him and continue to let him do this and why did she wait 18 months after the fact till he turned 18 to press charges? he is ... Continue reading

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girlfriend

She states the he raped her on numerous occasions. If he supposedly raped her once why did she stay with him and continue to let him do this and why did she wait 18 months after the fact till he turned 18 to press charges? he is ... Continue reading

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Try your hand at predicting the weather

The contest will begin next week, so if anyone hasn't joined yet, you will have until next Tuesday (March 9th) to jump in. Here are the rules. Please comment if you have any questions. At first, we will forecast for only one day. If everyone is interested ... Continue reading

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Who’s accessing your Twitter account?

As the world of social media continues to expand, so too does the Twittersphere. Every day another third-party application is being created to help enhance our Twitter experiences. Just as our team often does, you have probably given some of these services access to your personal or ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 3/1/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **Sherron Collins has grown as much in maturity as much as any player Self has coached at KU.** Collins came in ... Continue reading

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Nothing says Big Love like homemade chicken strips

When The Sopranos decided to go off the air they may as well have removed our hearts and eaten them with a side of marinara and noodles. Nothing, ever in our livelong days would be able to replace it. We cried and gnashed our teeth. Some other ... Continue reading

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What Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier’s performances at the NFL Combine mean for their future

The results are in and we now know that former Kansas University wide receivers Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier run approximately the same 40-yard dash times. So, what does this mean? In a nutshell: Nothing. Sure, a good showing at the combine is important. But it’s not ... Continue reading

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Zig-Zagging Your Calories For Weight Loss

You've been dieting and exercising and you've had some success in losing weight! Congratulations! But what happens when you hit a plateau and just can't seem to lose another pound? You might want to try the "zig-zag" approach to dieting. Cycling your calories can help boost your ... Continue reading

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March is Memoir Writing Month - You’re Mad if You Don’t Join In!

March will be all about writing memoirs. A memoir is defined online as: ".....a piece of autobiographical writing which is often shorter than a comprehensive autobiography. The span of time covered in the memoir is often brief compared to the person's complete life span. The memoir often ... Continue reading

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Obscene finger gestures

Perched on the saddle of my bikes, I’ve been the recipient of many a hand gesture. And, no, not all of the manual messages were of the vulgar variety. Running the tentacle gamut: I’ve had several thumbs-up. I assumed them to mean, “Atta boy,” since most have ... Continue reading

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Board Member Responses to “Close Centennial”

The past few months many community members have provided dozens of suggestions to the School Board to reduce the budget. Although some of the suggestions may have missed the mark their intent was well meant. There were many though, that provided legitimate options that could save the ... Continue reading

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Letter to Board Members - Close Centennial

A January 27, 2010 Letter to the Editor, Close Centennial, promotes the closing of the physical plant of Centennial School Building. The Letter to the Editor was originally sent to Lawrence Public Schools' Board of Education members; individually to their District email addresses. The Letter to the ... Continue reading

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The Goose Cloud

My son and I had the pleasure of seeing a large flock of snow geese at Baker Wetlands and got a small feel for what it must have been like when such flocks numbered in the millions. Click the image to see larger sizes on my photostream. Continue reading

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Amass Street: A blog about collecting

Lots of people collect stuff - I knew I wasn't the only one - but collectors have received so much attention in the Journal World recently, I was inspired to write a blog about it. I have always thought that for every thing that exists; for every ... Continue reading