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Education, Engineers, and Elitist Educators

I ran across two different articles today that both reflect a disturbing view of American education. [This one][1], from the LJWorld, asks whether college students are learning anything. [Another][2], by the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Norm Augustine, talks about American competitiveness in the world and its ... Continue reading

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Recap: Offense — not defense — to blame for Kansas’ first loss

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Our eyes usually see what we want them to see. Following Kansas' 74-63 loss — and most ... Continue reading

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Get Krafty with Target Coupons

There are several items that we buy on a regular basis that I have a price ceiling on. I almost never pay more than $1/box for cereal, I never pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes or nutrition bars. You get the idea. I've decided cheese needs a limit as ... Continue reading

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Procrastination leads to costly repair

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend. We have a maintenance agreement with Advantage Heating & Air. Every spring and fall they send a technician out to check our air conditioning and heating equipment. We have been doing this for years. During our fall check up, the ... Continue reading

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Friday Fight Night

Holy bar fight! I can't believe how many fights I heard over the scanner last night. The cops were crazy-busy, but pulled it off like champs. Mad props to Dispatch as well. everyone stayed calm, cool and collected. I blogged what I could- it was coming rapidly ... Continue reading

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Talking Jordan Hamilton, KU turnovers and an upset pick?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas on Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse. Six-foot-7 guard Jordan Hamilton has the biggest scoring threat for Texas, as he's third in the Big 12 in scoring (19.7 points per game) and fifth ... Continue reading

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Quora and Hipster and fandom, oh my

The only trouble with being an early adopter in social media is ... well, where to stop? While mainstream social media sites are down to a few big names - let's say Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, YouTube, LinkedIn and Flickr - it's also entirely possible that, if you ... Continue reading

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The other good news today is did our social worker (Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn) finally found a hole to crawl into?

Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas, prepares for convocation next week and welcomes internationally and nationally recognized Lakota elder Lionnel Bordeaux as the keynote speaker. Dr. Bordeaux’s vision for tribal higher education is one of a premier national university. It will be interesting to watch the ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 1/21/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Jordan Hamilton ... Continue reading

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Kansas-Texas hoops battle looms; what makes Longhorns different from last year?

In trying to gauge how much of a threat the University of Texas basketball team will pose to Kansas University's six straight Big 12 titles, it would be easy to look at UT's 3-0 conference start this season and think, 'same story, different year.' Remember last season? ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Justin Wesley

During our live-game blogs on the site (you should check them out!), I've noticed that two questions seem to pop up more than any others: 1. Is there a live stream of this game somewhere on the Internet? 2. Who is that player in street clothes at ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Aftermath”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Cry, cry, cry, cry, die, die, say, say, say, say, way, way. Aftermath! By L. Don Oliver I heard the baby ___ I don't want to ___ I heard the ... Continue reading

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Adjustment to Lawrence should be cake for new KU AD Sheahon Zenger

After spending three days in Normal, Illinois, I’ve come to the conclusion that Sheahon Zenger is not going to need much time at all to adjust to his new surroundings in Lawrence. For one, Zenger’s a Kansan by birth and figures to feel right at home at ... Continue reading

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January 19th Rundown

As expected there were many, many calls for non-injury accidents and motorist assists. When I was driving to work I saw more cars on the side of the road than actually driving on the road. The police had a couple of calls i feel were somewhat inappropriate; ... Continue reading

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The Purpose of Sentencing

There are two main purposes served in criminal sentencing; one is backward looking and one is forward looking. The first looks at the crime and seeks to punish the wrongdoer for his past wrongs. This is retribution. The second looks to the future and seeks to prevent ... Continue reading

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Quixotic:musicians, dancers, aerialists, composers, designers, and choreographers coming together to create mass performance art W/ Eliot Lipp DJ Set @ Liberty Hall Feb. 11

If you have been seeking a new concert experience other than the traditional band or DJ let me introduce you to Quixotic. Quixotic is an ensemble of musicians, dancers, aerialists, composers, designers, and choreographers collaborating to produce new forms of artistic expression. This inventive group of artists ... Continue reading

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Tips For Choosing a Therapist: Considering the Cost

On my [Ask the Marriage Therapist a Question][1] post there were some who complained about their relationships with their therapists, and I was also asked some questions about how to choose a therapist. It has occurred to me that a post on how to choose a therapist ... Continue reading

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Obama Care Chickens – Home To Roost?

Reprinted here is an article reporting on how the government (DOD) is processing the new requirement to allow children to remain on their parents insurance until 26. Note the cost is being past on only to the parents choosing to insure their kids. Note it is expensive. ... Continue reading

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Kindness and smiles the norm in Normal, Illinois

**2:33 p.m. Update:** One of the things that has amazed me most about doing this story is all of the connections that exist between Illinois State and Kansas. I'm sure it's like this a lot of places and with a lot of different universities, but, even knowing ... Continue reading

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Strange Night Indeed…

It wasn't particulary busy on the Police Scanner last night, it was just kind of ...weird. The moon appeared full when I gazed upon last night, and you know what they say... Someone called in around 9pm and reported a low-flying aircraft off Clinton Parkway- they said ... Continue reading

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