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Start out the new year making healthy choices

New Year resolution – healthy choices At this time of year, the ads are all about getting healthy – new you, new choices, healthy living, etc. So, I’m just wondering, do you tend to eat better year round or do you splurge during the holidays and then ... Continue reading

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Discussing Michigan coach John Beilein, KU guard Elijah Johnson and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Michigan on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Tom, what can you tell us about Michigan coach John Beilein? **Tom Keegan:** I've been watching John Beilein's teams play since he was coaching at Canisius ... Continue reading

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We have been “disrespected”

Well, what a week. Somebody “disrespected” Lawrence. We are allegedly too liberal. Seems to have stirred up a lot of comments. Frankly I am little concerned that we may be too liberal from the standpoint of some of our legislators – kind of a badge of honor. ... Continue reading

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A New Word

Picked up a new word today courtesy of an [article in Scientific American on Freeman Dyson][1]. The word is "bunkrapt." The neologism coined by Peter Medawar in the 1980's means, to according to the article, to be "infatuated with bunk." So I guess it is from bunk ... Continue reading

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Sheering the Sheep

Maybe it is me but it seems like a lot of future development here about is dependent on government underwriting. One group wants to levy taxes to among other things make capital improvements to their property. When did a business get the right to tax me?? We ... Continue reading

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Breaking News; Arizona Congresswoman murdered

Congresswoman killed in shooting: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12143774 Continue reading

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2011 Big 12 basketball stock report: Sleepers, busts and contenders

With the Big 12 conference season starting today, it's time to carry on a tradition from last year: the Big 12 stock report. So which teams does KU need to look out for? And which teams are due for quite a few losses in conference play? The ... Continue reading

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Another meaning to ‘away game’

No matter where we travel or move off to in the course of our lives, regardless of how far we roam, there's one thing that most of us keep near: a love for our local team. And when "back home" for you means the place where they ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 1/7/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Elijah Johnson ... Continue reading

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KU football offense historically bad in 2010, and what it means for 2011

I know, I know. The offseason is supposed to be about optimism, especially for the Kansas football team and coach Turner Gill in year two. There's a problem with hoping for great things from KU's offense in 2011: The Jayhawks were so bad in 2010, that it's ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Leap of Faith”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Abide, aloud, breeze, by, call, cloud, cry, dark, ease, fall, flies, meadowlark, mind, prevail, sail, skies, side, unkind. Leap of Faith! By L. Don Oliver Where oh! where, is the ... Continue reading

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Elevator Action

After the rush of holiday celebrations, things finally slowed back down again at the Replay. A cozy crowd gathered to watch local darlings Elevator Action play along with Sour Boy, Bitter Girl and Grizzly J Berry. Grizzly J Berry is a band from Kansas City, and this ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU plays the part of bully against UMKC

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. More than any other win this season, it seemed that KU controlled UMKC in its 99-52 victory ... Continue reading

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Are New Years Resolutions keeping the police scanner quiet?

I have been listening to the police scanner the last couple of nights, as usual. Or, should I say not listening- there hasn't been a lot of action to write about. Oh yeah, you've got the usual Redbud/ Ridge Court Drama, etc, etc...but compared to last month ... Continue reading

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Winner revealed in KUsports.com over/under contest: Which commenter took it all?

A few months ago, [I asked 10 over/under questions in a Conference Chatter entry][1] relating to the upcoming Big 12 football season. The KUsports.com community responded with more than 60 entries. I tallied up each answer to see which commenter won a prize package with the following ... Continue reading

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Ooops that’s not right Part II

In my last post I introduced the Decline Effect in which statistically significant results often disappear when an experiment is replicated. A possible example in the works has just been reported on by NPR. This involves a Cornell Psychologist by the name of Daryl Bem who claims ... Continue reading

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Good day no matter what….

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Great PBS Documentary on The Real Robert E. Lee

PBS is airing a great documentary on the life of [Robert E. Lee][1]. It is really the first time I have viewed a show which really captured the complexity of Lee's life. Especially the hardcore racist ideology that Lee displayed throughout his life. Only in the "Matrix" ... Continue reading

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restaurant edicate

What's too long of a visit at someones table when you know them (close or casualy) and they are out to eat and already have their food?? Continue reading

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What to watch for during the KU-UMKC game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on UMKC on Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what is one aspect of the game that KU fans should be paying attention to during the Jayhawks' game against UMKC? **Tom Keegan:** The dance team. ... Continue reading

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