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Swampyville’s - “Glory of War”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Glory, gone, grounds, home, nought, shot, sounds, Square, story, there. Glory of War! By L. Don Oliver The cannon roars, A rifle ____; A soldier dies, All for ______; The ... Continue reading

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How To Fix Congress

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS ! ! ! ! ! The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18-year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 . . . before computer, before ... Continue reading

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July 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quiet night for Douglas County overnight. The night started with a resident that requested Lawrence Police to check on a solicitor that had come to the door after 10 p.m. It sounded as though the caller told the subject that they were calling the Police. ... Continue reading

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The Real Debt Deal

Right now, the eyes of the nation are focused on Washington and how our elected representatives will address the national debt. Many fear how this could impact our nation and our world. So, what might happen over the next few weeks? What do you think? What is ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: A Simple Question. What?

******************************* So I'm asking myself, What subject for the next song blog? What would the other posters respond to? Is there a subject we haven't blogged on yet? Of course there is . . . right? Questions, questions, . . . questions? THAT'S IT !! Name a ... Continue reading

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restaurant battles….Yesteryear edition

Being as pretty as I am is a full-time job, but it has its payoffs when I am able to share my golden rays of hope and uplifting cheer to all of you. Lemme share right now! We all have our favorite restaurants here in Lawrence. We ... Continue reading

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DouGLASS County Land Deal

Douglas County Commissioners have made a tentative offer to purchase land from PDO Investors, an LLC led by Steve Glass. The county has offered $1,196,000; a whopping $35,176 per acre. Glass will prove himself to be a businessman extraordinaire should this transaction be completed. First, this land ... Continue reading

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Alternative to todays question

If you was gonna haul a couch about 138.5 miles down the highway next Saturday, tied to the roof of the car, what do you think would be the best way to tie it down and what kind of rope or tie downs would you use? There ... Continue reading

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Does creativity lend itself to addictions?

We see it again and again in the entertainment industry; a creative genius become famous, begins a cycle of drug and alcohol use and abuse and then they crash and burn. The question is, does creativity lend itself to substance abuse? Remember it isn't just the entertainment ... Continue reading

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July 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly quiet overnight in Douglas County for the most part last night. Lawrence Police and Douglas County Deputies responded on mostly fairly routine call types through the overnight hours. A few non injury accidents, several 911 hang ups, noise complaints and numerous small disturbances. LPD also ... Continue reading

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Atta Boy!

This is my official kudos to Scott Rothschild on his recent investigative reporting on the Brownback administration. I named my blog, "Sharpening My Pen", after the adage, "The pen is mightier than the sword." It's attributed to a play written by Edward Bullwer-Lytton, however it has roots ... Continue reading

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Will you get a job as a result of the airline tax savings?

For more than 30 years we have been buffeted by the right wing's relentless propaganda message: cutting taxes will benefit us all because when "job creators" pay less taxes they use their additional funds to create jobs. Many of us have scoffed from the beginning at the ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 13 - A mid-summer basil blowout

So, now we’re getting into the spoils of summer. My [CSA][1] is churning out great stuff, my garden is hopping, and, unless this 100-degree heat continues to bake everything, August looks even tastier. Last week at the CSA, we got one huge onion, two cucumbers, kale, yellow ... Continue reading

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Big 12 Media Days, Day 2: KU sets goal of ‘Going to Mass Street’; Jeremiah Hatch trims down; Gill says communication better in Year 2

**4:05 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** We're going to go ahead and wrap up our online coverage from Big 12 football media days. Be sure to check back to KUsports.com for more stories in the coming days from our time here in Dallas. **3:57 p.m. update: By ... Continue reading

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July 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another active night in Douglas County last night. The night started off fairly early with a non injury accident in he 2200 block of Massachusetts Street just before 10:15 p.m. About 15 or so minutes later LDCFM was dispatched on a rollover accident on 24/40 Highway, directly ... Continue reading

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Lettuce wrap it up

Cooking becomes an increasingly arduous task when the heat soars over 100 degrees. I mean, it's stupid hot. And I'm not really keen on standing over a hot grill, nor am I hip to turning on the oven and heating up the house we are so desperately ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Raising the Debt Ceiling”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is Raising the Debt Ceiling all about? Politically Correct Resolution: In the beginning the government was given an income, taxes (by force). They used it to pay for votes to get reelected and played "Sugar Daddy" to the special interest ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/25/2011

We've been waiting for a nice week of Royals baseball for a month and we finally got it. They went 4-2 against a pair of decent teams in the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. They even seemed to show a bit of that early season ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Homemade Greek-Style Veggie Burgers

Sometimes, it’s just nice to grill. Even better is to grill something you made yourself. It’s possible to get that kind of satisfaction with veggie burgers just as easily as with homemade hamburgers. All you have to do is find the right ingredients for you. This option ... Continue reading

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Big 12 Media Days, Day 1: KU media guide unveiled; Pinkel says prep games on Longhorn Network ‘ludicrous’

**5:30 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** We're going to wrap up our Day 1 coverage from Media Days here in Dallas. Check back Tuesday morning for live blog posts, videos and photos from KU's day in front of the press. **5:12 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Just ... Continue reading

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