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In Plain Sight 5/23/2012 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/16/2012 Next: IPS 6/2/2012 Well, I certainly thought this would take longer to identify, but dancemomx2 nailed it quickly. See the bottom of this post for the answer Well, I haven't gotten into the rhythm of posting on a particular night yet, so please bear ... Continue reading

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Adventures in food reporting: Old recipes, new challenges

She had photocopies ready for two of her favorite family recipes, one for banana pudding and one for teacakes. But I didn’t see any copies on Stella Bolin’s kitchen table that seemed to be about that deep-south dirty rice dish, the one that first piqued my interest ... Continue reading

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Hello, Lawrence

Hi everyone, I’m the new features reporter at the Lawrence Journal-World, and this is my new Lawrence.com blog. I primarily write about food, arts, lifestyle and culture here in Lawrence. I welcome your feedback — and story tips! Follow me on Twitter at [twitter.com/KCSSara][1]. Or contact me ... Continue reading

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May 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on two burglary alarms, one disturbance, one drugs complaint and one medical emergency this morning. Officers also conducted three vehicle stops, with one resulting in an OUI arrest. At 7:50 a.m., LDCFM along with LPD were dispatched for an injury accident near the ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, Week 4: Saving vegetables in more ways than one

Last week, we were on vacation and missed our regular [CSA][1] pickup. That said, we were lucky enough to have a sweet friend pick up our goods for us and save them until we could get them. When we finally got our CSA bag on Tuesday night, ... Continue reading

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May 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was quiet this morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on two disturbances this morning. One was reported to be domestic, no serious injuries or arrests were reported. Officers also handled two noise complaints and one traffic stop. Firefighters responded on one fire alarm and Medics ... Continue reading

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The Lawrence We Remember Redux

Four and a half years ago I posted about Lawrence, The Way We Remember it. It and another similar post were very popular and I've avoided revisiting the subject. Until now. My thought is to revisit East 23rd St., before the new K-10 was built. I invite ... Continue reading

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One More Time on Taxes - a Summary

In a recent thread on the Republican tax cut proposal for Kansas some confusion seems to have arisen as to my position as reflected in my many blog posts on taxes. I will attempt to clarify. For the record, I do not support what Mr. Brownback is ... Continue reading

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May 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Officers in Lawrence responded on only two disturbances this morning. One was reported to be domestic, no serious injuries or arrests were reported. Police were called to investigate an injury accident in the 1300 block of W 6th Street. Officers arrived to find a single vehicle accident ... Continue reading

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Summer Food: Grilled Pork Chops and Avocado Salad Dressing

Shortly after we moved into this house, the dishwasher died. Which was only adding insult to injury because my dishwasher in the house before had died right before we moved out, causing me to purchase a dishwasher for the new owner, after I had hand-washed my own ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Coconut, Carrot, and Chickpea Soup

*Orange* ya glad it's Monday? OK, probably not, but it IS Meatless Monday. And for something a little bit different, yet comforting, we've found a vegetarian recipe that is both hardy and light enough to pair nicely with a salad made from local veggies. And, it's bright ... Continue reading

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My reaction to last week’s Champions Bowl announcement, plus some realignment links from the weekend

I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now, but in case you haven’t, or even if you have, it’s worth mentioning again. Late last week, after the Champions Bowl agreement between the SEC and the Big 12 became public, interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas, who is ... Continue reading

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Bay to Breakers run takes place today

**The Bay to Breakers** This amazing race has been going since 1912. It is 7.46 miles long, going from the bay to the ocean. In recent years, it has gathered much attention because of the highly unusual costumes which are worn--including some naked runners who even have ... Continue reading

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Free Ocean Spray at CVS

At our house we don't let the kids drink soda, they don't get other crazy flavored drinks unless it is a special occasion so they are left with juice. Unfortunately for them, they get that watered down and only twice a day. The rest of the time ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Time to Sweep”

Swampyville's - Nursery Rhymes "Time to Sweep"! You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words! Howl, delight, right, sheep, sleep, sweep, towel, weep. Time to Sweep! By L. Don Oliver There's a time to be awake, There's a ... Continue reading

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Get ready for summer

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. There is no more proof needed than to see what's in this week's Journal-World ads. You can outfit your family for the summer at Target. $5 tshirts and shorts for boys and girls are available this week. Also check out ... Continue reading

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May 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence conducted six vehicle stops this morning, two resulting in OUI related arrests. The Sheriff's Office also recorded one DWI related arrest. An attempted vehicle stop, shortly after 5:30 a.m., resulted in a brief vehicle pursuit. Due to an equipment issue on my end, it ... Continue reading

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How I missed the 138th running of The Kentucky Derby and safeguards to win The Preakness

We all have our specific superstitions on what we think will help a winning team, or in today's case, the horse we want to cross the finish line first in The Preakness. As a four year old living with an aunt and uncle in Ft. Collins, Colorado, ... Continue reading

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May 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence conducted six vehicle stops this morning, three of them resulted in OUI related offenses. One of the three OUI arrests was said to be a second offense. The Sheriff's Office also conducted a good number of vehicle stops this morning. One of those resulted ... Continue reading

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Reasonable Gun Laws

Oh, I'm sorry. That title should read **"Reasonable Gun Laws As Seen By Gun Control Advocates"**. Laws that would make "reasonable" restrictions on guns the "reasonable" population of the U.S. would "naturally" want. Laws against . . . **Black rifles** - You know the ones I'm talking ... Continue reading