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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Options”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Beyond, do, fond, kind, mind, true. Options! By L. Don Oliver Gain me not, the voice of fools, To that which, is too far ______; Going ever, in my abysmal ways, ... Continue reading

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Rich Minder: ̶P̶l̶a̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ Dictator In Chief

A recent Lawrence Journal World story, Out to lunch no more? Board considers closing campuses, reported that the school district is considering locking down the city's two high schools during lunch. One would suspect that the Board of Education, led by Rich Minder, had the safety of ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Women

**46 Mommas** are going to shave their heads on Tuesday to raise awareness for childhood cancer research, and **Karla Knudson** of Lawrence is one of them. Using beauty-obsessed Hollywood as a platform, they will **“Shave for the Brave”** to spotlight the surprising fact that pediatric cancer research ... Continue reading

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Glickman returns; Colorado GOP candidate’s Liberal (Kansas) past; school closures

Dan Glickman is returning to the 4th Congressional District to campaign for Democrat Raj Goyle. http://hutchnews.com/latestregionalnews/Glickman-campaigning-in-his-old-district-for-Goyle- This is a story on the Colorado governor’s race where The Associated Press tries to unravel the murky past that Republican candidate Dan Maes has with Liberal, Kan.http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/01/politics/p130452D68.DTL&type=business Shawnee Mission school ... Continue reading

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R.I.P. Cedric

One story that I have been tracking is the fight to save the Tasmanian Devil. The devil has been plagued by an odd infectious cancer which is driving the species to extinction. In the past couple of years scientists thought they had found at least one individual, ... Continue reading

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Free STS9 song downloads and videos to get you ready for this Sunday At Crossroads!!!

If you need your Sound Tribe fix before this weekend or you are unfamiliar with the band check out the following links to free downloads and the STS9 summer tour video and make sure to come see Sound Tribe And Ghostland Observatory out at Crossroads this weekend!!!! ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: Scouting NDSU

Welcome to one of KUsports.com’s latest blog features: Around the Web in 7 Days. Each week this season, we’ll take a look around the world to find out what others out there are saying about the Jayhawks and their game that week. For the most part, our ... Continue reading

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Spending, Spending and More Spending!

Back in June, I wrote a blog () about the potential for a fiscal meltdown in our future if we did not embrace some effort to curtail spending. I focused on the larger expenditures such as Medicaid, Medicare and the like as possible targets. One of you ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 8/31/10

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). Full audio has been posted. • **North Dakota ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Political Rhymes; “The American Horse”

The below poem is my version of America's Trojan Horse. In my opinion, this is how many of us out here in the hinterland feel! I pray that I'm reading all the signs wrong; but, I doubt that I am! The American Horse By L. Don Oliver ... Continue reading

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Lowe’s Home Improvement and Ecumenical Center (Updated 09/01/2010)

Lowe's Home Improvement recently submitted a plan to build a new store near 6th and Folks Road. The Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners recommended denial of the plan. Some have said that it is not necessarily Lowe's that is the problem, nor do they wish to protect Home ... Continue reading

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Texas in Kansas: green tomato relish

My friend Dave has a fish fry every summer. Except this summer, because he is off travelling around the country preparing himself for a new career. So selfish. Dave and his mama, Addie, are transplants from Texas, which explains a lot about his rootin' tootin' attitude, and ... Continue reading

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Cops: Topless Woman Attacked Boy

Deputies in Central Florida have arrested an Apopka woman accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy at a lake in Orange County. The youngster says 37-year-old Teresa M. removed her top, rubbed against him, and then pinned him to the ground with her 150-pound weight and fondled him ... Continue reading

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Breast Ironing: How do we stop the mutilation?

About the time I think I've heard it all in terms of the atrocities humans commit against each other, a new one comes to my attention. Most recently, it's the practice of 'breast ironing'. Breast ironing is being performed by mother's of pre-pubescent girls to keep their ... Continue reading

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Former Kansan leading Alaska GOP senate race; “movement” conservative in Big First; odds and ends

The Salina Journal catches up to Joe Miller, a former Kansan who has stunned the political world by leading Alaska GOP incumbent Lisa Murkowski in U.S. Senate race. http://www.salina.com/news/story/Miller2010-08-29T03-02-07 The Associated Press analyzes political forces propelling "movement" conservative Republican Tim Huelskamp in the race against Democrat Alan ... Continue reading

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Get comfortable with Fourth of July

I love a good party. Especially when it comes in the form of a CD release show. On Friday, Downtown Lawrence was in full swing, and I headed out to Fourth of July's CD Release Party at the Jackpot. What I liked about this show was the ... Continue reading

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Spider man

I like spiders. I really do. I marvel at their webs, refuse to free squirming food from their sticky homes and scoop ’em up and deposit ’em outside rather than splattering them with a shoe when they creep out family members by creeping across the floor or ... Continue reading

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The Scapegoat

This plant is goldenrod and I think it is one of the best native fall plants in Kansas. The form of the plant is much nicer than our state plant- heresy I know. But I love the arching form of the plant and it attracts a really ... Continue reading

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It’s never too early to start your fall decorating

We’re getting closer to my favorite time of year ... fall. Since I’ve had enough of this summer heat, I am highly anticipating the change of seasons. This weekend I’ve been doing some deep cleaning at home. Hockey season is approaching, and this means we won’t be ... Continue reading

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Free Spring Bulbs for Your Garden and Free Appetizers for Your Next Meal Out

I've been a little single sighted this week stocking up at cereal at HyVee so I have just a few deals for you today. Rest assured, they are still good deals...and even some freebies! If you haven’t signed up for the [Home Depot Garden Club][1] this summer ... Continue reading