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Latest class of offensive linemen could become one to remember

Surprised by the recent flurry of offensive linemen to give oral commitments to the Kansas University football program? You’re not alone. Analysts and experts throughout the region have expressed varying degrees of shock regarding KU’s most recent crop of commitments, which has included verbal pledges from four ... Continue reading

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End of the Month Printable Coupons

Today is the last day of June and most printable coupon sites will reset their coupons tomorrow. Here are a few that you might want to snag while you can: Del Monte Pineapple $0.50/1 Use this at Dillons where it can double and get yourself some super ... Continue reading

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on-camera review

Eric Melin welcomes guest host and certified Twihard Kristin Dittmar, who is a member of Team Jacob to review "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the third installment of the Twilight series. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are back again as Bella is put in a vampire ... Continue reading

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BP getting away with it?

British Petrol should be shut down plain and simple. Even if it is going to kill the European economy it needs to be done. The permanent damage they have done to the planet can never be fixed. Continue reading

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Carol the Coach’s Dream About Oprah: We Can Help

Whether they're large, small, black and white, or in color, we all have them - dreams. They're what a large part of our waking and sleeping lives are about. They keep us going in the bleakest of times and give us something to focus and strive towards. ... Continue reading

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Two Generals Face a Single Issue

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/30/Petraeuswhitehousemay2010.jpg The single issue shared by Generals Kagan and Petraeus, the two sides of the coin they hold in common, is what to do with the legions of enemy combatants that keep attacking us in the war against terrorism. For the general responsible for the overseas terrorities, ... Continue reading

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Summer Poem

My son had to write a poem about the summer coming up and this was it. I love the part about suicide squirrels: Summer is coming and it’s time to get ready So off to home depot with great uncle teddy New grill, some tomatoes, and a ... Continue reading

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Justice Nominee Elena Kagan - Don’t Hide It In The Closet

President Barack Hussein Obama II nominated Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/13/Obama_nominates_Kagan.png It was a joyous, happy day for America; even Mother Earth celebrated with a gay double rainbow. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/13/DC_Rainbow.png But then, the rumors started. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/13/Rumor.png The media ran with the rumors and complained that there ... Continue reading

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Hurricanes & The B-P Oil Spill

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is getting into full swing with tropical storms like Hurricane Alex firing up in the Gulf of Mexico bringing concerns over the British Petroleum oil spill’s impacts. Previously, concerns over the movement of the massive spill were focused mainly on gulf currents and ... Continue reading

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Getting Used to Socialism

Reading the comments regarding the state-wide smoking ban in Kansas I came across one particularly poignant comment, the gist of which was that smokers will complain, maybe a few will boycott, but eventually they'll get over it and get used to it. This is the sometimes sad, ... Continue reading

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June 26, 2010: Lunar eclipse

The partial lunar eclipse on June 26, 2010 was the first lunar eclipse of the year. There will only be two this year; the next eclipse will be a total eclipse on December 21, 2010. This eclipse was viewed best from the West Coast, so we didn't ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals;

"A HOUSE (BOTH PARTIES) UNITED AGAINST THE PEOPLE CAN NOT STAND"! This is the House That the People Built! By Ollie Owl This is the House, that the People Built; This is the Fat, that lay in the House, that the People Built; These are the Rats, ... Continue reading

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Uneven destinations plague ‘Sister Cities’

“Why do it yourself when a man can do it for you?” So says Mary, the matriarch in The KU Theatre’s production of "Sister Cities." Written by Colette Freedman and directed by Nicole Hodges Persley, the play takes place in the living room of Mary – the ... Continue reading

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The Market House

Lawrence has changed quite a bit since the land was open to settlement as part of the Territory of Kansas in 1854. I've always been intrigued, when entering one of the downtown establishments, what used to be inside. Or, when driving around town, what used to be ... Continue reading

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June 23-25, 2010: Summer is here

You can certainly tell it's summer with all of the hot and humid weather we've had! The following photograph is my story on trying to stay cool. That's right, kiddie pools are not just for kids! The story of how this pool ended up on my deck ... Continue reading

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Transfer could bring spark to KU basketball

I've got good news for Kansas fans. I know of a college basketball transfer* who wants to play at KU. He played major Division I basketball last year and is looking for more minutes this upcoming season. He's also a big man. And after KU losing Cole ... Continue reading

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Feeling the love at Fiesta

The first time I went to St. John's Mexican Fiesta in Lawrence was about three years ago. The dancing area was packed full of sweaty people cutting a rug while the band played on stage. I saw a couple with a new baby, they kept tossing him ... Continue reading

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Bike heaven, bike hell

I found myself in bike heaven last week. On family vacation in Breckenridge, Colo., I wandered the streets amazed. Sharrows and/or protected bike lanes adorned nearly every road. There were bikes on cars and buses, bikes parked in front of or beside nearly every store. There were ... Continue reading

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Prime rib, Baby.

When Mr. Meat and Potatoes asked me to make a prime rib dinner for him for Father’s Day, at first I was all for it. I felt like he deserved such a treat, seeing as he works hard every day lugging kegs up the looong staircase to ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Bulletin Board!

SWAMPYVILLE BULLETIN BOARD Foreclosure Sale: For sale, One Country at a bargain price! Previous Landowners received their Golden Parachutes and moved them to their overseas accounts to avoid paying taxes and left the Country vacant. Several outstanding debts are still owed on this Country! Price - Negotiable! ... Continue reading