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Big 12 hoops Media Day: Self comments on Josh Selby; Looking at the KU-KSU hoops rivalry

**4:06 p.m. update by Nick Krug** Here's video of Coach Bill Self's comments from the podium. **1:55 p.m. update: By Eric Sorrentino** We're heading back to Lawrence, so that should complete the updates for now. Here's a [photo gallery from media days][1]. Be sure to check out ... Continue reading

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Week 6 video

The following is week 6 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 6 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: Omaha writer says Gill’s on shaky ground

Ten years ago — heck, maybe even five — it probably wouldn’t have gone down this way. But times have changed, expectations are different and pressure, of both the good and bad variety, can create quite a mess in quite a hurry. That we’ve seen already with ... Continue reading

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Join us bright and early Thursday for Big 12 basketball media days

Greetings, Big 12 hoops fans. Just a reminder from Conference Chatter to join us at KUsports.com Thursday morning for Big 12 media days. It starts early — 8 a.m. — with coaches interviews. KUsports.com online editor Jesse Newell and I will combine to post nuggets throughout the ... Continue reading

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Why do so many millionaires want a new library paid by us?

Why do so many millionaires want a new library paid for by us? Yes, I checked the "vote yes for the library" website, and found it interesting the steering committee is made up of quite a few millionaires. This was after driving around town and seeing all ... Continue reading

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When Will It Get “Cold” Again ?

What a difference a year makes. Summer 09 will be remembered in our region for its unseasonable chill, and the brutal winter of 09-10 was one for the record books here in Eastern Kansas. But those cold times seem a distant memory now. Since last winter, we've ... Continue reading

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2 Days Of Yonder Mountain String Band At Liberty Hall 11/12-11/13!!!!

If you're a fan of bluegrass or jam and you are not familiar with Yonder Mountain String Band I would strongly urge you to give them a listen they are becoming one of the most prevalent bands in the bluegrass/jamgrass scene and their yearly lawrence shows always ... Continue reading

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The source to all of our national problems has been uncovered…

It's the rent folks. It's just too damn high...well, at least in New York. Here's an excerpt from the NY Governor's race. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o-TeMHys0 Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 10/19/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Running back Angus Quigley has moved to the ... Continue reading

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KU straw poll: Which players will emerge in 2010-11?

I made it around to 10 (of the 15) Kansas men's basketball players during 45 minutes at media day last week and was able to ask them their opinions for an anonymous poll. Players were allowed to vote for themselves. The results are below. **Question: Who will ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: K-State

Allow me to take you back a few days to Oct. 2, 2010. My colleagues and I are sitting at Floyd-Casey Stadium, in Waco, Texas, watching the Jayhawks get trounced by Baylor. None of us saw it coming. None of us could believe it was happening — ... Continue reading

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Sales for Celiac Awareness Month

**October is Celiac Awareness Month.** Through the end of this month you will find a [wide variety of Gluten Free products on Amazon for up to 30% off.][1] This includes brands like General Mills, Oskri, Nature's Path, Glutino, Ener-G, Bob's Red Mill and many others. Most of ... Continue reading

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Industrial sites to get hearings; foreclosures up in Douglas County; homeless shelter releases statistics

News and notes from around town: • A pair of proposals to add more industrial ground northwest of Lawrence soon will have their first public hearings. The [Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission][1] on Oct. 25 will hear a request to rezone 120 acres at East 700 and North ... Continue reading

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Upcoming live chats with state and national election candidates

In preparation for [November's general election][1], [LJWorld.com][2] will be hosting **live chats with candidates for national and state offices** next week: **Monday 10-11 a.m.** Linda Robinson Democratic candidate for Kansas House District 45 [Read the chat transcript][3] **Tuesday 10-11 a.m.** Tom Sloan Republican candidate for Kansas House ... Continue reading

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Kobach working on Arizona law; Jenkins, Hudspeth duel over economy; Justice elections quiet

Republican secretary of state candidate Kris Kobach is again working on an anti-illegal immigration issue in Arizona; this time dealing with citizens born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/10/17/20101017russell-pearce-immigration-law.html Four of seven Kansas Supreme Court justices are on the Nov. 2 ballot for retention. So far, ... Continue reading

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Brats, bikes and brouhahas

No driver in his or her right mind would seek out Kansas University game-day traffic. I do, however, proving I’m not much of a driver and not in my right mind. But there’s something about tackling football and men’s basketball game-day traffic — on a bike, anyway ... Continue reading

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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