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NU Loss Gets Online Community Going

Depressed. Fail. Sad. Terrible. Hate. Those were some of the most popular words used to describe Kansas University football on the Web last weekend. There was one other four-letter f-word that was fairly popular as well... How do I know that? The World Company subscribes to a ... Continue reading

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100 Things

The Poynter Institute has created a list of the 100 Things Journalists Should Never Do, and by journalist they mean “anyone -- inside or outside a newsroom -- who aspires to provide an accurate account of something. It could be an account of parenthood, or what happened ... Continue reading

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Wanderlust

There’s something about riding a bike that just seems to encourage exploration. A couple of years ago, I decided I was bored with my usual recreational rides around Douglas and surrounding counties. I got in a bit of a rut heading out for “my 35-mile ride” or ... Continue reading

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One bad night (or two) won’t keep me away

Between weddings and birthdays, I really couldn't fit in much time for local music this weekend. But I figured if I had time to go to one show, I'd check out a band that has been sparking my interest lately. We headed out to the Taproom to ... Continue reading

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Mark.

Halfway there. I hit the 25,000-word mark sometime last Tuesday, and yesterday I made it over 31,000. In case you’re just joining us, the idea of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days, which I did last year in about 25 days. My goal ... Continue reading

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The Ethics of News

My involvement in the class which has me writing this blog has coincided with my enrollment in an Ethics and the Media class. It has made for quite an experience in synergistic learning. The recent shooting at Ft. Hood provided a topic of discussion in my ethics ... Continue reading

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Oops, excuse me for disengenuity

Well, actually I'm not referring to myself. Some people would be really embarrassed if they were caught in the situation described in this NY Times article. If those who are supposed to lead us can only parrot the words of those others... Why is such an lack ... Continue reading

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Ft. Hood, TX 15 Nov 2009

Unfortunately, spent yesterday at work and had to listen to the KU/NU game on the Lazer web cast. A good game with a lousy outcome. . .worse, I'm working alongside an MU alum and a KSU alum. . .so had to take a lot of chiding this ... Continue reading

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An “El Nino” winter?

We are in the midst of an El Nino cycle. This occurs when the Pacific Ocean waters off of the South American coast are warmer than normal. Both El Nino and La Nina, the pattern of cooler Pacific waters, can have far-reaching affects on global weather patterns. ... Continue reading

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BIA denies approval of tribal amendment

BIA denies approval of tribal amendment The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) recently notified Cherokee Nation that they will not approve a 2003 tribal constitutional amendment that removed the federal government from the tribe's constitutional approval process. This move by the BIA could void a controversial March ... Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the Holiday Season? Some Deals to Get You Started

It has only just now occurred to me that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. I guess we should start deciding where our family will be celebrating this year. Normally I'm all up for the fun and games of preparing a big meal...but I'm going to pull ... Continue reading

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Do you save or splurge on your Thanksgiving meal?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I've noticed all the wonderful holiday food items advertised in today’s Journal-World. One of the deals that caught my eye was the cover on Aldi’s ad. It says you can purchase all the trimmings to make your Thanksgiving meal, including the turkey, for under ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 101, Hofstra 65

Welcome to first installment of The Recap, a feature that will hopefully appear on KUSports.com the day after every Kansas basketball game. With The Recap, we'll try to provide any insight the KUSports.com crew couldn't squeeze into the newspaper the previous night. Possession-based statistics will be the ... Continue reading

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Why fundamentals really are important, especially when defending the option

It seems like every week, when talking about correcting things, we hear Kansas coach Mark Mangino preaching about fundamentals. By now, it seems cliche. Of course KU needs good fundamentals. Every team does. Very rarely, though, do we talk about what happens when players don’t play fundamentally ... Continue reading

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When a hurricane comes ashore, it can get even more dangerous

Earlier this week, a late season tropical storm named Ida came ashore along the Alabama-Florida gulf coast. The once powerful category 2 hurricane quickly weekend as it charged inland. It dumped copious amounts of rain over the already saturated southeast United States. However, it can now be ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Nebraska at Kansas

1. Can Kansas contain Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh? http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/13/suh_.jpg Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh roughs up the KU offense in 2008 The answer to this question last season was a resounding no, as Suh wreaked havoc on the KU offense. The Huskers' mammoth defensive lineman tallied 12 tackles, ... Continue reading

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Local Businesses and Twitter

One of the most popular needs we hear from the business community are for guidelines of what they should and shouldn’t be doing on their social media profiles. After experiencing how local businesses interact (or sometimes don’t interact) with their followers, it seems some businesses understand successful ... Continue reading

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Are you a paraskevidekatriaphobe

Normally Fridays are a great day; it is the end of the workweek and the weekend is right around the corner. If you are a paraskevidekatriaphobe, there are a few Fridays you may not enjoy, and today happens to be one of them, Friday the 13th. Some ... Continue reading

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Game on for ‘Runway’

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/13/Picture_1.png Now the real competition begins. Thank God. And that goes for both the stellar “Top Chef” and the mediocre “Project Runway.” This week, “Top Chef” shed the most annoying dead weight ever and “Project Runway” premiered the first half of its two-part finale. In the case ... Continue reading

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Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Presentation Slides

Last Tuesday (11/10/09) Ben, Kristen and I presented the basics of social media at the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Presenting the basics is always difficult, because you're never certain how much the audience knows about the topic. While it's challenging, I love presenting to groups ... Continue reading

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