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June 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few fairly active overnights, last night was very quiet in Douglas County. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints and minor disturbances. Officers were called to check on a barking dog that a ... Continue reading

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Markieff, Marcus Morris drafted with 13th, 14th picks; Josh Selby taken 49th

**11:07 p.m.** With the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select the University of Washington's Isaiah Thomas. That's a wrap. Be sure to head on over to our draft recap story. Thanks for joining in on the conversation. **10:55 p.m.** We are winding ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s top stories, Pottermore and Girl Talk’s BBQ playlist

Hello, Thursday! Isn't the weather gorgeous? A quote from the musical *You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown* comes to mind. > Some days I wake up early and watch > the sun rise. And I think how > beautiful it is. How my life lies > before ... Continue reading

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June 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty busy night for KU Police on and just off of campus this morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. a call to KUPD informed them of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Potter Lake. The caller was the victim and advised dispatchers that ... Continue reading

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Keeper key in Sporting KC draw at Philadelphia

Jimmy Nielsen was all-star quality in Sporting Kansas City's midweek contest against conference power Philadelphia Union. Recording seven saves on seven shots on target, Nielsen single or double-handedly earned the team a precious point on the road (he also had a kick save). While the back line ... Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Mite and Public Money

“Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous consciousness of honor. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and poverty. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s most-popular stories and what Sean Connery’s keyboard should look like

Happy Wednesday. Marty McFly wants you to know that, despite the speed limit increase on some Kansas highways, [he will always travel 88 mph when necessary][1]. Here are Tuesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the past 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Baldwin City man reported missing ... Continue reading

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June 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County. Lawrence Police were involved in a short foot chase with two subject that were reported to have been burglarizing vehicles just after midnight in the 3300 block of Iowa. One of the men was taken into custody rather quickly. ... Continue reading

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Live from NYC: It’s Draft Day Eve 2011

**6:33 p.m.** Marcus Morris has arrived in New York City and the twins are starting to kick off their final night before learning their NBA fates. Most of the official NBA requirements wrapped up late this afternoon. Angel Morris, Marcus and Markieff's mother, attended a seminar for ... Continue reading

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San Diego State sources fire back at KU, Kevin Young

Kevin Young is still making headlines in San Diego. The 6-foot-8 forward, who originally signed a grant-in aid with San Diego State eight months ago, reconsidered and committed to Kansas University on Friday. Evidently, people close to SDSU are still fuming. On Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC to clash with Philadelphia Union; U.S. National, U-17 teams in action

Sporting Kansas City's sudden run of good form will be tested Wednesday night when the team travels to take on the Philadelphia Union, one of the conference's top teams. The team heads into the midweek contest following the unfortunate news that midfielder Ryan Smith will not be ... Continue reading

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Monday’s most-popular stories

Good morning, everyone! I hope you don't find yourself on [the wrong end of a beating over a honey bun][1] today (or ever). Here are Mondays's most-viewed stories and the most-commented items in the last 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Town Talk: Zarco looking to expand on ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 9 - Sometimes, you just can’t eat it all

Honesty is the best policy, especially in blogging, so I must tell you: Life and leftovers sometimes get in the way. When we picked up our CSA bag last week from [Rolling Prairie][1], I had all these designs on more stir-fry and a few other tasty treats. ... Continue reading

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Classic BBQ Fare, Renewed

June 19th, also known as Juneteenth is the celebration day of emancipation in Texas. Which is a pretty neat holiday by my count. But it's also my friend Trina's birthday, and this year it also fell on Father's Day, and we couldn't think of three better reasons ... Continue reading

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June 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night with thunderstorms causing some late evening trouble for Douglas County. The storm did not end up being as severe as it was predicted to be. Douglas County Emergency Management did have trained weather spotters deployed throughout the county and most of them were reporting conditions ... Continue reading

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First Amendment Out the Window

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/308137 I thought living in Kansas under Brownback was bad. I'm not sure even he would tolerate a judge going this far. In a nutshell, Mississippi Justice Court Judge Theresa Brown Dearman was suspended for thirty days without pay, publicly censured and ordered to pay court costs ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s most-popular stories and a bike-lawnmower hybrid

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday. Here are the most-viewed stories from the weekend and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Brownback administration lays off 85 Kansas Dept. of Labor employees][1] 2. [30 years later, Lawrence residents remember 1981 tornado][2] 3. [Rod’s ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Kale Waldorf Salad

If you read my Tuesday blogs about getting through my CSA offerings from [Rolling Prairie Farmer’s Alliance][1], you may know that [I’m a huge kale salad fan][2]. Huge. And though kale salad might sound a little scary to newbies, that doesn’t mean you won’t like it. So, ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/20/2011

It seems pre-destined at this point. The Royals would somehow, someway find their way to last place in the American League Central. They actually played pretty well on the road this week, but it didn't translate into wins. They went 2-4 in Oakland and St. Louis and ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Gilded Age”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct. Question: What was the Gilded Age (The Robber Barons)? Politically Correct Resolution: In American history, the Gilded Age refers to the era of rapid economic and population growth in the United States during the post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the late ... Continue reading

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