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Egg Rolling On

In my old kitchen, you could make Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and a hot dog fairly painlessly, if you didn't mind a collander maybe falling on your head or cutting your hand on a pizza slicer while you searched for a wooden spoon in the one drawer ... Continue reading

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July 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Still a few fireworks complaints, nothing compared to about the week's call load. Lawrence Police responded on fairly routine calls overnight including; noise complaints, disturbances and multiple burglary alarms. Almost all of the burglary alarms ended up being false alarms. Police also conducted a number of vehicle ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to Meghan Kinley, 100 Degree Contest winner!

It's hot. There's no denying it. In fact, [according to the AP][1], Kansas was home to the hottest place in the country on Sunday. No, it wasn't Lawrence. But we did top 100 degrees for the first time all year, and that means it's time to announce ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Beet and Edamame Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

We’ve had a few weeks of sandwiches here at Meatless Monday, so we’re zipping back to salad for a week. This salad is quick, easy and colorful. Ruby red beets mingle with green edamame in a tangy citrus dressing. You could have this as a side dish ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/11/2011

It wasn't a great week for the Kansas City Royals, but it was an improvement over the week prior. They beat a team that I believe they are better than (Chicago) and lost to a team I know they are worse than (Detroit). So all in all, ... Continue reading

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Serious business

I hear Serious Cyclists all the time saying that solo riders are missing out on the best part of the sport. These Serious Cyclists contend that riding in a pack is the best way to improve bike-handling skills and speed and bask in the camaraderie that is ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The First Progressive Era”

Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What was the Progressive Era? Politically Correct Resolution: (Wikipedia was used for much of this article) (My use of Wikipedia is because most of it mirrors what I learned in History classes at LSU in New Orleans. Our history professor ... Continue reading

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July 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A few more fireworks complaints overnight. Lawrence Police responded on a report of gunshots heard in the area. Police responded on at least two burglaries in the 2500 block of Belle Crest Drive shortly before 1 a.m. LPD also responded on numerous burglary alarms throughout the city, ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/10/2011 (Solved)

IPS 7/5/2011 Next: IPS 7/17/2011 Coach_Eric identified this week's subject.. See the end of this post for the answer and complete photo. Yet again I've found something that was unexpected. This week, it was something that wasn't there. The image(s) above is(are) of a part of a ... Continue reading

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The Defense (National Security) Windfall

Again we hear calls for cuts in the national security budget. This blog is not about the goodness or badness of doing so. It is about what appears to be a simplistic notion. It may be about hostile intentions. Un-reported in most of our MSM, Eastern Europe ... Continue reading

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It’s so hot that…

Good Sunday afternoon, folks. I just came inside from a bit of gardening work & noticed that Multi's gettin' a shave. I also noticed it was too friggin' hot to go back outside. A guy said to me yesterday that it was hotter than a popcorn fart, ... Continue reading

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July 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very busy overnight for Lawrence Police. Started with more fireworks complaints. I counted seven throughout the night. LDCFM along with Lecompton Fire responded on an injury accident on the turnpike between the Lecompton interchange and the Shawnee County line. Two people were treated for minor injuries. ... Continue reading

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Back to school? Really?

How can it be possible? Last week was the Fourth of July holiday, and this week I’m seeing back to school ads. Haven’t we just hit our summer stride? I was reading an article in Friday’s USA Today about back to school sales and thought, “no way”. ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Never quit attitude keeps Sporting KC streak alive

There is no quit in Sporting Kansas City. There was no quit in the team when it embarked on a 10-game road trip to open the 2011 MLS season. There was no quit in the team when it lost and tied games by conceding last minute goals. ... Continue reading

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Tax Facts

Well it seems as if I have angered Mr. Vertigo (Jesse Crittenden). He now asserts I do not pay enough tax to warrant arguing that I am paying too much. Actually most of my argument has been that I do not want to pay more tax. I ... Continue reading

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Financial Misery

Charles Dickens wrote “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” Well there is no joy in Lawrence today as annual public income is less than the preverbal 20 pounds. Now in ... Continue reading

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July 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were faced with another night busy with fireworks complaints. Not nearly as many as on the 4th but, there were about 11 complaints called in to Police from about 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Numerous disturbances and noise complaints. There were also several accidents overnight, ... Continue reading

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Defense dominant in Sporting KC’s unbeaten run; Chivas USA up next

"It's really fun and special what we've got going right now and it never gets old." That's how Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi described the team's season after Wednesday night's draw against the Colorado Rapids. The tie did a number of things for Sporting aside from ... Continue reading

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The Truth About Tax Rates.

Elsewhere in this space, a debate is raging about how much lower today’s marginal tax rates are from those of 60 years ago. Some argue we are at a sixty year low. Others dispute this argument. To answer this question, I did my due diligence on tax ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Bartering IT Away”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Away, be, be, close, goes, pose, pose, propose, rose, rose, rose, rose, rose, see, see, suppose, suppose, sway. Bartering IT Away!! By L. Don Oliver Give me a ____, I'll ... Continue reading

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