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Nebraska squandered opportunity at Texas-sized revenge

Texas coach Mack Brown designed a masterful game plan on Saturday, filled with surprise and intrigue, that catapulted unranked Texas to a 20-13 victory over BCS title-hopeful Nebraska. Texas had to be thinking after this game, "Goodbye, Cornhuskers. Have fun in your new conference starting next season. ... Continue reading

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National Parks Senior Pass

I haven't run this past Jenn and Julie, but possibly American the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass is the greatest deal around. Only one stipulation, you have to be age 62. Recently, it came to my attention that some of our friends did ... Continue reading

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A pumpkin! Made of cheese!

I used to be a person for whom Halloween meant a somewhat-sexy costume and a night out in the bars with my other ridiculously dressed friends. Now Halloween means finding cuddly lion costumes, taking trips to the pumpkin patch and attending kid-friendly pumpkin carving parties at the ... Continue reading

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The Time to Talk about Sex is Now

The act of having sex is called many things: Making love, getting it on, getting your freak on, doing the nasty, doing it, copulation, intercourse, “knowing”, doing her/him, being done, getting laid, getting nailed, screwing and of course, many variations on the f-word. I’m sure there are ... Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking House

When my husband first bought our house he jokes that he picked it out because he could throw a ball for his dog from one end to the other. It's a great starter home; it has a very open layout and a great big back yard. He ... Continue reading

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Sweater sales help transition your wardrobe for cooler weather

Looks like we are officially into sweater weather. Temps are still slightly warmer during the day, but boy, does it sure cool down once the sun sets. As much as I enjoy fall weather, it sometimes leaves me in a wardrobe predicament. It’s too cool for summer ... Continue reading

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The World Company gives the shaft to local Sunflower employees

The World Company's Sunflower Broadband division was recently sold to another company. As a parting gift to their local employees for their years of service they terminated employees' Flexible Spending Accounts early (https://twitter.com/cmdln_/statuses/27357734223). On top of terminating the accounts early employees were given only a few days ... Continue reading

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Government folk lore – only the super rich can save us.

This morning we noted an article in the “Wall Street Journal” from the former CEO of a major corporation. Apparently, he had experienced an exchange with the president and was on the losing end. He was using the article to “correct the record”. The poor multi-millionaire was ... Continue reading

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Malik Obama Weds Third Wife

President Obama's brother, Malik Obama, 52, married his third wife, a 19 year old woman that is 33 years his junior according to an Associated Press Story. Continue reading

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Are Students at Haskell Indian Nations University keeping their rooms clean?

Some folks have written in asking why we keep writing about room checks at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas? The answer is simple, it shows boarding school mentality has not left Haskell and weekly room checks validate this point. Do Haskell Employees, Larry Echohawk, Stephanie ... Continue reading

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A new volume of changes for Facebook

Once again, it's been a roller coaster of a week for Facebook. More announcements, more rumors, more speculation on what this latest set of changes to the world's largest social networking site will mean in the long run - both in terms of user experience and in ... Continue reading

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VOTE NO FOR THE LIBRARY

I SAW THIS SIGN AND COULDN'T RESIST. THIS PERSON DEFINITELY NEEDS TO USE THE LIBRARY OR AT LEAST GET A DICTIONARY!!!!!! Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “To Be An American”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. American, by, call, demands, eye, fall, fate, free, give, knee, lands, live, man, mate, not, shot. To Be An American! By L. Don Oliver Do you pray to your God, ... Continue reading

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Aww, nuts!

It’s autumn, and leaves and the temperature aren’t the only things falling. Lately, I’ve found myself up to my, er, um, uh, knees — yeah, knees — in … nuts. Unfortunately, they’re all of the walnut or acorn variety. I think I’d rather like it if my ... Continue reading

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Swampyville;s Political Rhymes; “The Coat of Changing Colors”

The Coat of Changing Colors! By L. Don Oliver They wear a Coat of Changing Colors, Depending on which way the winds blow; The politicians keep the people guessing, In hopes that they will never know; Now they're wearing a Coat of Blue, Soon to be changed ... Continue reading

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Non-conference football rewind: How did Big 12 fare against other conferences?

For my prediction on each college football game taking place in week 7 in the Big 12, check out the latest episode of Conference ChatterTV: **With the non-conference football season essentially complete,** I went back and looked at every result in the Big 12 to see what ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s Sunflower Showdown a big game for Big Blue

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2006/nov/19/111444/ So here we are, a little more than 24 hours away from kickoff of this year’s Sunflower Showdown and a few things are starting to become pretty clear. The most important thing I’ve learned in the last 24 hours? This is a huge game. Before you ... Continue reading

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Voter fraud debated; down-ballot races examined

Republican Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach says voter fraud is serious issue in Kansas. Secretary of State Chris Biggs, a Democrat, says Kobach is exaggerating. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/12/2307041/contentious-secretary-of-state.html Kansas University professor Burdett Loomis notes the importance of attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer races. http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/MON--burdett-lewis-insight-kansas10-11--1 Continue reading

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The United States Constitution, Preamble

This is the first, in what is hoped will become a series, of a study and dialogue about the Constitution of the United States. Each installment will seek to explore one segment (Preamble, Article, or Amendment) of the Constitution. Background The United States Constitution, adopted on September ... Continue reading

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Changing of the guard at Haskell Indian Nations University….again!

This week guarding the ever present boarding school mentality at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas are two that have hardly ever stepped beyond its doors. Venida Chenault as ACTING president and Jim Tucker as ACTING vice president. It would almost be funny if it weren't ... Continue reading