Brett Ratner takes the reins on “The Hobbit”

There's been much speculation in recent weeks over the fate of the Peter Jackson/Phillipa Boyens/Fran Walsh-scripted adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" after the news ...

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Idol faces identity crisis

The American Idol spectacle was palpably toned down Tuesday, with no retrospective themes or coaching star power. Instead, it was "download night," somewhat loosely defined ...

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Guiding Light: Dead at age 72

Guiding Light, the grand dame of soap operas, was canceled today at age 72. Yes, even if you've been loved by generations, survived World War ...

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A house for no money down

Yes, you can still buy a house for no money down. At least some people can. Sound like a middle-of-the-night infomercial? It’s not. At least ...

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Pros hang on to March Madness

Props go out to the web site NBA.com for remembering where its league came from — college basketball. This March, as the multi-million dollar ballers ...

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New Home Depot distribution center set for Topeka

A new regional distribution center for Home Depot is set for opening this fall in Topeka. The 465,000-square-foot center is slated for 74 acres in ...

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Did you ever have one of those "ideas" that just backfired on you? Like the time I tried to defrost a frozen mouse in our ...

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Oklahoma ends Big 12’s run…time to reflect

When Oklahoma was knocked out of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, it ended the Big 12 Conference’s hope of landing a team in the Final ...

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Winners and Loosers in a single payer national health care system

I have noted a number of letters to the editor lately that laud a single payer government run health care system. I have seen numbers ...

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Sweeping to delay traffic on I-470 in Topeka

All that salt and sand that helped keep traffic moving during winter storms now will cause traffic delays Tuesday and Wednesday along Interstate 470 in ...

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KU Debate advancing in national tournament

While the Jayhawk basketball team has been eliminated from post-season competition, it looks like the Kansas University debate squad is performing well in its national ...

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The Jayhawks (literally) gave the Michigan State game away

The worst part about the Sweet 16 loss for the Kansas Jayhawks has to be that they weren’t beaten by the Michigan State Spartans. Instead, ...

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Stroganoff for the Jayhawk Soul

Mr. Meat and Potatoes returned from a month-long gig last night, just in time to hear me cry and gnash my teeth about the Jayhawks, ...

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Not so tough after all

I don’t consider myself a tough guy. Not by any stretch. If, say, I’m with a group of friends at a watering hole, and tensions ...

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New Video Converter for Mac Website Launched

March 30, 2009 -- iFunia, a leading company in Mac video conversion technologies, announces the launch of their website, The site offers many easy-to-use Mac ...

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How would you cut the city budget?

Here’s a general rule when it comes to City Commission politics: When you start talking about specific cuts, you start running the risk of specific ...

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In Plain Sight 3/29/2009

Previous: IPS 3/22/2009 Next:IPS 4/5/2009 The photo this week may well be the most difficult to identify of any yet. I'm resisting the urge to ...

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Spring Storm 2009

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Dakotah Drives - The Sun Sets

(Photo by Jennifer Edwards) From the satellite view provided by Google-Earth, Red Bluff, California, is surrounded by mountain ranges that make this little central-California town ...

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Friendship

The best of friendships can only take you so far. I have often thought that acquaintance is preferable because when you really get to know ...

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