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Several items reported stolen from residence

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported several items were stolen from the 700 block of Arkansas Street between ...

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The Sideline Report with Joe Mortensen

Just one more day until the Kansas football team's second open practice of the season. Like last week, I'll be putting together a blog Friday ...

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My hand is raised - just call on me!

I've spent all summer working on whatever stories came my way, burying the urge to act on my recently acquired reporting instinct - covering education.The ...

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Is the yearbook obsolete?

I'm working on a story about how social networks like Facebook and MySpace may be affecting yearbook sales at area schools. [In school districts around ...

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Accident numbers piling up along Sixth Street

There have been several nasty accidents in the city over the last four months, many of them along Sixth Street.This morning - another.Around 1:30 a.m. ...

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Project Runway, Season 5, Episode 5 — Brooke Shields

Greetings reality "competition" addicts. This is Jon Niccum sitting in for a vacationing Sarah Henning.I too am enthralled with the snippy carrying-ons of "Project Runway," ...

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Siggraph 2008: James Cameron talks VFX and Stan Winston

Last night I went to the enormous Nokia Theater in in downtown Los Angeles where hundreds of Siggraph attendees and Hollywood filmmakers gathered to pay ...

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Siggraph 2008: Monster, Machines Secrets Revealed!

Day two here tooling around in the Los Angeles Convention Center, running back and forth like a crazy man trying to cram as much stuff ...

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Siggraph 2008: The Classic Disney Influence

More panels, more running around trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible...[Siggraph 2008][1] covers a wide spectrum of educational topics concerning animation, so ...

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Convention schedule stokes speculation

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, political observers are grasping at every possible piece of evidence in an effort to divine Sen. Barack Obama's ...

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Poll: Roberts’ lead is now 19 points

The latest [Rasmussen poll][1] has incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., ahead of his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, 55 percent to 36 percent ...

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Building the Internet Barn: Celestia and Stellarium

There is a vast amount of software available for free. In fact, if you are just a bit determined, it is very possible that you ...

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Weekend System

If you've been watching 6Weather this week, then you know about a strong system that has been brewing in south-central Canada! It's an "upper-level low ...

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Virtual School applications due Friday

Applications for [Lawrence Virtual School's][1] K-8 program are due by 4 p.m. Friday.Applications can be found at [K12.com][2], where you can begin the enrollment process.Jana ...

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Eric’s Siggraph 2008 Blog - Day One

Well, it's 2 am in Los Angeles, and now seems like a pretty good time to run down my big day at the Siggraph 2008 ...

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How About a Kansas Blogger Meet Up August 29th in Topeka?

I am planning to be in Topeka on August 29th (the Friday before Labor Day) for a meeting. If any of my fellow Kansas bloggers ...

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A Saturday in the kitchen: Cardboard-tasting pasta and scrumptious sauce

The day started with the purchase of an innocent-looking flat of tomatoes at Saturday's Lawrence Farmers' Market. And ended with me standing on a stool ...

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Big ol’ fungus

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on the Black Jack Battlefield Sunday, I came across a good-sized shelf fungus (maybe 18" diameter) growing out of a ground-cut stump. I didn't have ...

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Cycling with the human shields

My family and I rode to the doughnut shop the other morning, and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable rides ...

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Border War just not good enough to make top rivalry list

Sure, great rivalries are what make sports worth watching. The hottest rivalries bring to mind the year-long ribbing, the eagerness that comes before the face ...

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