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Strangelove. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stripper.

Now finally rattling down the gravel road to the storied East Lawrence Ballet. I've already turned it over 30,000 times: It’s not cheating; we're breaking up. And heck, I know married guys who go to these places. How awkward, though… Do I want a strange, naked woman ... Continue reading

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Turkey Day Travel Weather

Next Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year and with so many people traveling to visit family for Thanksgiving, weather will be on your mind. The latest model data is indicating that Wednesday will leave temperatures across northeast Kansas a little below average with a ... Continue reading

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When you’re driving in fog, you need to be prepared

Driving in fog can be very dangerous. Sometimes fog can become so dense, you can barely see what is right in front of you. The following image shows three pictures taken this morning from our Capitol Federal Skycam in Topeka; the camera is set on the same ... Continue reading

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Reality rundown: Man, it feels good to be right

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/20/chefaward.png Welcome to the “No Duh” version of the “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” blog rundown. This week’s installment of our favorite reality shows have renewed my faith in the idea that even shows that have gone with the wrong winner (Leanne and Hosea) or finale contestants ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 94, Central Arkansas 44

Thursday night's 94-44 obliteration of Central Arkansas certainly was fun for the Kansas basketball team and its fans. And there's more good news: A look at the numbers reveals KU did more than unleash impressive dunks. The Jayhawks flat-out dominated the Bears, perhaps moreso than the 50-point ... Continue reading

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Why do people repeat falsehoods?

A few months ago I saw a claim that if theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking were in Britain with its socialized medicine he would have been dead by now. I blew it off as another stupid comment but apparently this comment has gotten repeated all over the web. ... Continue reading

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Mangino bloggers gaining ground on news orgs

Since the Mark Mangino investigation broke on KUSports.com on Tuesday, we've been monitoring the story's progress across the Web. It's definitely generating some pageviews for local news organizations - online content published about KU football is up 184% in comparison to the week before. The graph below ... Continue reading

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Honey, if you’re reading this …

Man, I have the best wife in the world. See, the other day, I bought a new-to-me bike. I didn’t really need another bike. But, it was a bike I admired when it first came out, and I found a guy selling a gently used one for ... Continue reading

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Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from near the beginning of my novel: Penny came into the living room dressed in a red t-shirt and sweats, wearing moccasins that clicked on the hardwood of the hall. “Munin?” The amnesiac was looking out the huge bay window. He seemed to be ... Continue reading

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We Noticed

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/harkin_steak_fry_08.jpg This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow......... "WE NOTICED" President Obama: Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk......... During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of ... Continue reading

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New Grocery Deals and a Free e-Recipe Book

The week is wrapping up and I'm already planning my shopping for next week...I thought I would share a few random deals I've found around cyberspace...as well as a couple of deals I see in the HyVee and Dillon's ads that were in Wednesday's River City Pulse. ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV week 12 picks: K-State or Nebraska for North title?

Denver — Here's the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV, with my picks on this weekend's Big 12 games. The conference slate for this week begins tonight with Oklahoma State playing host to Colorado at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Take a look at this morning’s fog from Lawrence and across the area

The fog was very dense this morning, but it wasn’t just dense in one location, most of Northeast Kansas was battling the fog. We’ve mentioned in previous blogs, the best ingredients for fog are clear skies, calm winds and temperatures near the dewpoint. This morning, we not ... Continue reading

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Fascinating Journey

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/IMG_4449.JPG Official patch of this mission. If you look closely, there are thirteen stars, one for each of the astronauts children, especially appropriate because so many young people are following this flight. The Monarch Watch web site is following their caterpillars, offspring of the KU program's butterflies, ... Continue reading

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Repudiate the Debt

Our growing national debt is eating up our economy. Every year we pay more and more of our GDP just for interest on our national debt. We were told in the 1980s that the debt didn't matter because "we owe it to ourselves." Of course your perspective ... Continue reading

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Family stands divided over sweet potatoes

The recipe I’m sharing today is for sweet potatoes. So as I was looking through Wednesday’s grocery ads, I was searching for the best price on this item: Hy-Vee – 49 cents/lb. Dillons – 47 cents/lb. Walmart – 25 cents/lb. Our Thanksgiving menu has not changed over ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 57, Memphis 55

Welcome to the second installment of The Recap, a KUSports.com feature that hopes to enlighten and entertain throughout the basketball season. We'll be using a variety of possession-based statistics and good old observation of the game to brew up some hopefully interesting thoughts on KU and Big ... Continue reading

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Oh Good Grief…

Apparently a creationist group is passing out copies of Darwin's Origin of Species with an introduction chock full of creationist misinterpretations of evolution at the top 100 universities . They were at Washburn yesterday so let's see if KU makes the cut. By the way here is ... Continue reading

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The War for Hearts and Minds

In late September, I was one of 19 journalists participating in the University of Kansas’s "Bridging the Gap: A Military Experience for Journalists" funded by the McCormick Foundation. We ran obstacle courses, ate MREs (meals ready to eat), and exercised at 4 a.m. with the soldiers. My ... Continue reading

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What Saving Money Looks Like at the Dinner Table

All of this talk about coupons...how to use them...where to use them...and still some people don't get it. That's okay. It took me a long time to be convinced that when put into practice, the theory of stockpiling would be beneficial...that coupons would yield me food that ... Continue reading

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