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So Much to See (10/19/2008)

Previous: SMTS (10/12/2008)Next:   SMTS (10/26/2008)Dave Lignell identified this week's picture of one of the ponds at the Lawrence Area Rotary Arboretum. Honorable mention to ...

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Be afraid…very afraid.

Read the fine print. Maybe we need to stay away from Clinton Lake or some one is going to hunt us.

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Seed Collecting

morning, I helped collect seeds of native plants from a virgin prairie to spread on a nearby restoration. The day ended up being a gorgeous, ...

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Retiree

When papers are printed, the reading public deserves to read the truth. This article was written by a journalist who knew some of the sordid ...

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Hodgkinson for U.S. Senate

It's time to look past just the Republican and Democratic candidates and to a Libertarian, Randall L. Hodgkinson. The Libertarian statement of principles says "the ...

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Powell Endorses Obama, It’s NOT about race*

Colin Powell has officially endorsed Obama as president. He said it was how Obama has handled the financial crisis. My question is: What EXACTLY has ...

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High School Musical — Redux

Think back to your high school days, and the buzz among the artsy performer types at your school as the selection for the year's musical ...

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What if McCain Won?

It is heard in the press and in the blogosphere, that if you vote for John McCain, you are a racist. It doesn't matter if ...

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Why We Should Stay: The Risks of Abandoning the War in Iraq

Tackling Iraq was a prudent choice. We have interests in the country economically, as well as tackling tyranny specifically in that area of the world, ...

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If Powell Endorses Obama Sunday Stock Market Should Plunge After Polls Released

Is it just me, or is it everytime there's good news for Obama in the presidential polls, the next day, the stock market nose dives?To ...

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Same-Sex Marriage: How Will it Affect Our Society?

All social ills will always exist, the only question is in what quantity. Divorce rates can go up or down, marriage rates can go up ...

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A Different Kind of Back Yard

Think back to your childhood. If you're old enough to have kids, you probably grew up when children had lots of unstructured play time outdoors. ...

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Online Political discourse

Benefits:1. Meritocracy of ideas--here it's just a screen name and your posts. Whether you're a doctor, professor, lawyer, janitor or unemployed, your ideas are equal ...

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‘Man on Wire’ captures rebellious spirit on a tightrope

***1/2James Marsh's remarkable documentary ["Man on Wire"][1] is a reminder that in a rigid world filled with rules and regulations, true beauty can come from ...

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Funding the fields: How the 2005 bond comes into play

After the Lawrence school board approved construction of athletic facilities at Lawrence High School, Free State High School and Lawrence Virtual School, [comments on the ...

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Obama or McCain to the rescue?

The moment to cast my first vote is at hand and I'm very excited. My one vote probably would not make a difference in the ...

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From Allen Fieldhouse to Seabury’s field

One of the greatest things about my job as a sportswriter for the Lawrence Journal-World is the freedom that comes with it. Thanks to confident ...

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Technology Investment..where to begin

There is a nice article in the NY Times comparing the two presidential candidate's vision for investment in science and technology. Definitely this is worth ...

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Papa wants a brand-new bag

I hate to admit it, but I've become covetous of a messenger bag.I know, I know. The thought of a middle-aged doofus like me pedaling ...

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