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Timely tips for holiday shopping

The ads in this week’s Journal-World are pretty heavy. You can say we’re gearing up for that crazy holiday season. Recently, while I was in Chicago, I read an article in the Chicago Tribune with some helpful tips to make it through that crazy time. I thought ... Continue reading

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What a Vegetarian Knows about Chicken and Toy Story 3

I was a vegetarian my entire adult life; over 10 years when I met my husband, the hunter. I actually had to do some soul searching to even date the guy. I stayed a vegetarian until I was pregnant with #2; when I actually craved red meat ... Continue reading

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Homelessness

The following are a series of quotes from this paper's illustrious comments section about Homelessness. > "Build it and they will come, feed > them and they will stay.. Pretty > simple. Send most of Burt Nash (sic) > somewhere else, along with the other > agencies ... Continue reading

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Larry Echohawk’s Empty Promises.

Quote from Larry Echohawk:“We have also made strides in improving the delivery of education to Indian country, both within the BIE’s 183 schools and two universities that serve more than 42,000 Indian students, and within the traditional public school system that serves 95 percent of Indian students”. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Seasons of My Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. Born, by, consent, descent, discontent, good, horn, on, resent, sing, thing, understood, why, wrong. Seasons Of My Life! By L. Don Oliver It was the beginning of Spring, the day ... Continue reading

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Political Punishment

It's very interesting to me that all the right wing can think of is "punishing" people for voting in a *black* Democratic president. There's absolutely nothing being said about leadership, statesmanship and bipartisanship. Just, "We're gonna get you suckas and make you PAY for doing this!" If ... Continue reading

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Midwest Storm Nothing Like A Hurricane

The "massive" Midwest storm that swept the media's imagination into a frenzy early last week was actually not massive at all. In fact, at 956 mb, it set our national record for the lowest pressure in a nontropical system. According to the National Weather Service, this minimum ... Continue reading

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Social media users: the many, the rich, the distracted

Here's a number for anyone who still says only the young are on Facebook: According to new figures from ComScore Data Mine, the social network reaches 62% of online Americans, regardless of age. Simply put, that's a lot of eyeballs - in demographics that are all over ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: Toben Opurum learning on the job at defensive end

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why they did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." This week, ... Continue reading

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Osborne offers support for Turner Gill

The message boards may be going nuts. Fans may be questioning Kansas University football coach Turner Gill's ability to get the job done. But we learned Friday that Gill has an ally in the form of an old friend. Former Nebraska University football coach Tom Osborne, the ... Continue reading

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Sidewalks with more than 1/2 deflection to be cited

Does everybody understand that city code doesn't allow for more than 1/2" deflection?? This means that anywhere thare is a crack or lip of more than 1/2" it can be reported to the public works Dept and they will survey and mail a notice to property owner. ... Continue reading

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Kobach’s `dead’ voter lives; Brownback ups price of health care law; students to vote in droves, poll says

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, held a news conference to criticize his Democratic opponent Secretary of State Chris Biggs, and alleged there were people fraudulently voting in the place of dead Kansans. He gave an example, saying an Alfred K. Brewer of Sedgwick ... Continue reading

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Liberal Gene Discovered

Being Liberal, politically speaking, may be in the Liberal's DNA. Cambridge Journals' The Journal of Politics released a study conducted by scientists from Harvard and the University of California San Diego which claims to have discovered the "Liberal gene." The gene, known as the DRD4 gene which ... Continue reading

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Big 12 North could be decided on Saturday: Missouri or Nebraska?

Missouri and Nebraska, who have combined to represent the North in the Big 12 Championship game for the past four years, will square off this Saturday in Lincoln, Neb., with a likely trip to Arlington, Texas, on the line. I say likely because Kansas, Colorado and Iowa ... Continue reading

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George Tiger and Haskell Indian Nations University President’s Office cancels Board of Regents meeting.

George Tiger and The Haskell’s President’s Office ( the acting this week is Clyde Peacock) has canceled the November 2010 Board of Regents meeting due to a lack of quorum. Funny, we thought you had to actually be at the meeting to see if a quorum exists ... Continue reading

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Help the Jayhawks win Gowalla’s AP Top 25 Check-in Challenge

The Associated Press and Gowalla have [launched a project][1] aimed at giving a university a $10,000 donation — and it could be Kansas University. The [Top 25 Gowalla Check-in Challenge][2] asks users to check in at any of the five designated Gowalla spots on campus. When you ... Continue reading

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Week 7 video

The following is week 7 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 7 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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NO to Library Expansion; YES to Alvamar Satellite

The Lawrence Public Library has plans for an $18 million expansion that will be voted on this Tuesday, November 2, 2010. A library expansion is long overdue. However, the trustees have chosen the wrong time and the wrong proposal to put forward. Taxpayers, faced with lower income ... Continue reading

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FTC - No fines will be levied in Google ‘Street View” probe

[Click to read the CNN article][1] European countries have also opened their investigations into the Google cars that travel street to street with rooftop mounted cameras and the images they collect for Google Map's street views. France has ruled that the images collected amount to personal data ... Continue reading

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President Barack Obama takes on crimes against American Indian Women.

President Barack Obama signed an act into law last July, The Tribal Law and Order Act. A federal law aimed at combating crime in Indian country. Link:www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/29/tribal-law-and-order-act-2010-a-step-forward-native *“The statistics in Indian Country regarding violence against women are disturbing to say the least. It’s incumbent upon us to ... Continue reading