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Dear dad …

I tend to do some of my best thinking when I’m mowing the lawn, which, now that I think about it, means I’m exercising my mental midgetry only once every week or so in the growing season, and far less often ever since a long, hot summer ... Continue reading

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August 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a busy weekend, things quieted back down this morning in Lawrence. Most of the nights activity consisted of fairly frequent activity for Police. Noise complaints, vehicle stops and a few parking violations. At 2:30 a.m. LDCFM was called out to the 1000 block of Emery Road ... Continue reading

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August 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night full of what seemed like an increased Police presence in Lawrence. Officers handled more than 20 alcohol violations after 10 p.m. with the last one just before 2 a.m. Police handled a number of noise complaints, disturbances and conducted many vehicle stops throughout the night. ... Continue reading

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HyVee’s Annual General Mills Cereal Sale is Here

I've had email after email asking me if I know when the annual General Mills cereal sale will be at HyVee this year and I now have an answer: The fabulous "Your Cereal Is Basically Free" sale on General Mills cereals will begin THIS WEDNESDAY, August 31! ... Continue reading

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August 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An active Friday night in Lawrence. Back to school and back to action. Police in Lawrence started off with two non injury accidents around 10:15 p.m. The first was reported in the 2300 block of W 26th Street and the second just a few minutes later in ... Continue reading

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Teach the Controversy!

Should kids learn about Math? A bit sexist, but the parallels with Kansas and what certain presidential candidates say about science needs no additional comment from me. ;-) Continue reading

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Time to change Jefferson county sheriff’s office leadership

The 2012 election is right around the corner and it's time for a New Sheriff that actually is a law enforcement officer. The current sheriff is only a Cop on paper with little knowledge on what it takes to motivate his deputies and detectives to perform at ... Continue reading

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August 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Right at 10 p.m. Lawrence Police received information about a possible intoxicated driver that was last seen in the 3100 block of Iowa. The caller advised that he was nearly ran off of the road by the believed intoxicated driver. Two officers responded to check the area, ... Continue reading

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A&M officially notifies Big 12 of its intentions

The first step is now out of the way... sort of. For the first time since Conference Realignment Part Deux reared its ugly head, officials from Texas A&M have let their intentions be known. In a statement released Thursday afternoon, A&M president R. Bowen Loftin said: "As ... Continue reading

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The Book Arsenal has been resupplied

I went to the library the other night and came home with 21 books, so I should be set for a few weeks, at least. Among these were some old favorites, some recent discoveries, and one author I have never heard of before, but decided to try. ... Continue reading

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Swampville (The Layman’s Poet) - “The Statue”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. By, care, charm, disgust, dust, harm, meek, seek, sky, there. The Statue! (U.S. Constitution)! By L. Don Oliver It once was a beautiful statue, It was gracefully standing _____; And ... Continue reading

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August 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

No, the addresses in today's blog are not mistakes, there really was this much activity in one rather small area. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to the 1600 block of Tennessee Street shortly after midnight on reports of a woman injured after a fall. It sounded ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/24/2011 (Solved)

Previous:IPS 8/17/2011 Next: IPS 8/31/2011 livinginlawrence identified the subject this week. See the bottom of this post for the answer. I took the photo this week on a cold day February. You might understand why it caught my eye. The image(s) above is(are) of a part of ... Continue reading

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Facebook privacy update also brings changes to Places

The social Web has been all abuzz the last few days about the next big wave of changes that are coming to Facebook, and for once the reaction doesn't seem terribly negative. At long last, Big Blue seems to have largely straightened out the increasingly tangled maze ... Continue reading

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

All was quiet again last night in Lawrence and the rest of Douglas County. Lawrence Police conducted a significant number of vehicle stops, at least one resulted in an arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. LPD responded on a battery in the 600 block of ... Continue reading

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Episode II: Training camp

The following is Episode II of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ2MI2INQwI&feature=channel_video_title Continue reading

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HELP! I’m out of books!

My headline today is not strictly true, I am NEVER out of books. I'm just out of books I haven't already read. This weekend I finished Under Heaven, by Guy Gavriel Kay. I've mentioned it in a couple of other blogs already. What a ride! I'll warn ... Continue reading

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Bye-bye bounty: CSA week 17 — Colorful kale salad

I’m kind of sad because I know there are only about 10 more weeks to my [CSA][1]. Yes, that’s almost three months, but I’m still in mourning. Good thing I’ve got these beautiful fruits and veggies to cheer me up. So, those are my fruits and veggies ... Continue reading

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Sick Day Mac and Cheese

I was in the mood for comfort food. The baby had been sick and I was off work for two days tending to his fever and taking him to the doctor, so I decided to give us all a little something special. Being home, I had the ... Continue reading

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

Another fairly quiet night in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on a few noise complaints and disturbances, pretty routine stuff that happens on most nights. Shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police were called to the 3300 block of Iowa on a non injury accident. The only truly odd ... Continue reading

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