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October 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

More of the same early this morning in Douglas County. Officers responded on a few noise complaints, disturbances and conducted a number of vehicle stops. Morning's like this don't result in much to read here but, usually a quiet week leads to an active weekend. There is ... Continue reading

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Occupiers Wichita Style

*What I wish I'd said. . .* but I best start with what was said in a respectful exchange over the patio fence at Hero's last Friday night in Wichita's Old Town. . . I engaged a small parade of chanting protesters by asking them what it ... Continue reading

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Haskell celebrates National Food Day with first-time food festival and feast

National Food Day seems like a fabulous time to get to know our real national food. Not the hamburgers and hot dogs and pizzas that are considered by the culinary world as “American” cuisine. No, something with a bit more of a past. [The City of Lawrence ... Continue reading

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IDES OF MARCH

I think Alfred Hitchcock would be bitterly disappointed. In this age of high tech action flicks and run-of-the-mill romantic comedies, this era of stylized super heroes and flashy CGI, Hollywood seems to have forgotten how to make a good suspense thriller. Luckily, George Clooney is single handily ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Cosmopolitanism/Cosmopolitan Democracy”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What is Cosmopolitanism/Cosmopolitan Democracy? Politically Correct Solution: Cosmopolitanism! Cosmopolitanism is the ideology that all human ethnic groups belong to a single community based on a shared morality. This is contrasted with communitarian and particularistic theories, especially the ideas of patriotism and nationalism. ... Continue reading

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October 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

More noise complaints, smaller disturbances and vehicle stops throughout the early morning hours in Douglas County. Really one of those mornings where there is not much that happened worth reporting, not always a bad thing. None of the activity that I heard this morning involved the use ... Continue reading

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Wall Street Protesters Support A Second Holocaust

The Wall Street Protesters [hereinafter referred to as “Fleabaggers,” (like the Teabaggers, but because these protestors are unclean…you get the joke)] and Texas Governor Rick Perry [hereinafter referred to as “Rick ‘Everything’s Bigot-er in Texas’ Perry”] have been busy fearmongering this week. The Fleabaggers, spurred by Obama’s ... Continue reading

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Social privacy roundtable: A recap

About a month ago, we held a [community roundtable][1] at the News Center to discuss the question of where social media and privacy intersect. It was a lively forum that provided us valuable feedback on social media use in our own newsroom, but it also held a ... Continue reading

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A liquid lunch (or breakfast) your kid will love (yes, even the picky ones)

So, last week was our first week of the year without a [CSA][1]. Which stinks, but which is also inevitable when living in our neck of the woods (stupid hard winters). That said, one of the questions I consistently get when blogging weekly about what my family ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 10/11/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly 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. • **Gill says ... Continue reading

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October 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet night in Douglas County. Again, a few noise complaints and small disturbances. The only disturbance call that I heard which involved more than three subjects was a fight in the 400 block of N 2nd Street. A caller reported possibly 15-20 people involved. Police arrived ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Oklahoma State; Clock ticking on Turner Gill?

The way I see it, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has two weeks to get things turned around before it really starts to get ugly. That’s not a threat. That’s not me announcing some grass roots campaign to get rid of the guy or even suggesting ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Dolelicious Pineapple-Bean Boats

This is slightly dorky, but we just couldn’t resist a Columbus Day-themed Meatless Monday post. So, we hunted around until we found this fun little vegetarian side dish. It’s more than perfect because not only does it have the requisite Caribbean feel (pineapple!), but it also has ... Continue reading

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Manicotti for my Main Man

When "The Sopranos" ended, I worried about our marriage. Our Sunday night Soprano-and-pasta ritual was so ingrained in the psyche of our relationship, I didn't know if we'd survive its removal. So you can imagine my relief when "Boardwalk Empire" entered the scene. While it's no Sopranos, ... Continue reading

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That ‘do voodoo

I read an interesting article the other day. A three-year British study found that more people would commute by bike if only it didn’t lead to the dreaded helmet hair. They also cited fear of reporting for duty dripping in sweat and the considerably less specific fear ... Continue reading

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October 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet in Douglas County overnight. I found myself checking to make sure my scanners were still on and working a few times. There were a few addresses that were making noise, enough noise that they were called in to Police as noise complaints. Officers ... Continue reading

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Halloween draws nigh

What about scary stuff? Can anybody tell me if there really is a portal to hell in the Stull cemetery? Where is Stull? What happens in the alleged Stull cemetery at midnight? I had a dream last night about Stull and I don't even know what it ... Continue reading

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October 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Saturday night started off busy for Lawrence Police. LPD along with LDCFM responded on an injury accident involving a motorcycle in the 5000 block of Clinton Parkway at 10:50 p.m.. One person was transported by ambulance from that scene, injuries are not believed to have been life ... Continue reading

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Coupon Clipping Not Up to Par?

This week you will find 2 inserts in your Sunday paper. There are some great freebies at CVS and Walgreens...even Target has some great freebies right now. All you have to do is clip and organize your coupons, match them up with the right stores and sales ... Continue reading

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Easy recipe to get the fall season started

You know how I feel about fall weather -- I love it. Along with the cooler weather, comes that feeling to nest. This is when I pull out all my recipes for the comfort food my family loves and I love making for them. I'm not into ... Continue reading

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