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

Another quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence received information on a burglary in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street. Police also conducted a few vehicle stops. KU Public Safety and LDCFM were called to Lindley Hall, 1400 block of Jayhawk Boulevard, after receiving a report ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Iowa State

The following is the Kansas vs. Iowa State episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. Continue reading

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This Is Better Than That

"Whatever gets you through your life 'salright, 'salright, Do it wrong or do it right 'salright, 'salright, " John Lennon's lyrics to "Whatever Gets You Through the Night.", have played through my head numerous times over the years, too numerous to mention. Most of you reading this ... Continue reading

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With Penn State mess making national news, Gill says protocol in place at KU is clearly defined

It’s become the story of the century in college football and, for better or for worse, will end the long and storied career of Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno. Surely, by now, you’ve heard at least some of the details surrounding the horrific story about former ... Continue reading

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Entry 5: Belgium provides shift in driving experience

*Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.* Getting around the state of Kansas has never really been a problem for me. Having lived in Kansas my entire life I have come to ... Continue reading

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My favorite homemade bread recipe

On days like this one — clear and sunny and way too chilly — I absolutely love to bake my own bread. There's something about the smell and feel of a loaf or a pan of rolls straight from the oven. For a long time I was ... Continue reading

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

Things kept pretty quiet again this morning in Douglas County. Lawrence fire crews responded to the 1400 block of S Tomahawk Terrace just after 1 a.m. this morning after a resident reported an electrical odor inside. One fire unit handled the call and reported a faulty outlet ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/8/11

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. • **Gill ... Continue reading

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Get your geek on with “Nerd Nite 0”

Whether you're truly nerdy or just happen to have an affinity for the borderline geeky, tonight's the night for you. The first "Nerd Nite — Lawrence" kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Pachamama's, 800 N.H. The event is free, open to the first 50 people, and will ... Continue reading

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November 8th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Fairly quiet in Douglas County this morning. Police in Lawrence conducted a number of vehicle stops and caught up with a vehicle reported to be an erratic driver. Police also investigated a shoplifting at the Hy-Vee store on W 6th Street. The suspect was reported to be ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind — Iowa State: Better effort does little to change big picture

The general vibe coming out of the Kansas University football locker room after Saturday’s 13-10 loss at Iowa State was much better than the one we’ve all seen and felt for the past six weeks. However, even though the Jayhawks played their best defensive game of the ... Continue reading

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Jam on! Jambalaya for weeknight relief.

Seems like, no matter how hard I try to keep up, I can never complete my to-do list. It is the to-do list of doom. It is the to-do list that has grown fangs and claws and makes gutteral sounds near my bed at night while I ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Ancho Lentil Tacos

On a gray day like this one, having something warm and hearty is a must. It's not totally winter out there, but it's sure doing a good imitation. These tacos are filling, full-bodied and warm as warm can be. Plus, they're pretty quick and make great leftovers. ... Continue reading

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November 7th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After an active early Sunday morning, this morning was very quiet. [Link to Sunday morning's blog post][1]. Lawrence Police conducted right around 10 vehicle stops, received information on a threats call and cited a number of parking violations. None of the overnight activity, that I heard, involved ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 6:36 p.m. — KU AD Zenger on MU to SEC becoming official: ‘This news doesn’t surprise us’

**6:36 p.m. Update:** Here's a statement from KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger, who does not seem to be too torn up about the Tigers leaving. *"This news doesn’t surprise us. We wish Missouri all the best in the future. The University of Kansas can now focus on ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ponzi Scheme and Social Security!

Is there any real difference between a Ponzi Scheme and Social Security? A Ponzi Scheme: A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from their own money or the money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned ... Continue reading

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November 6th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police along with Fire/Medical were called out just after 2:10 a.m. to the area of 19th and Iowa Street after Emergency Dispatchers received more than five calls regarding a two vehicle accident. Police arrived and initially reported possibly four people with injuries. Fire/Medical arrived just after ... Continue reading

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Anyone can be a crafter — these two projects come in at under $10

Crafting is a hobby I had always enjoyed, but because of work and busy schedules, I put on the back burner. However, the last few weeks or so I found myself browsing the web looking for different ideas to get those creative juices flowing again. I just ... Continue reading

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Big XII Basketball Preview

I have had a heck of a time writing this particular posting. When I first started thinking about it, I didn’t think it would be this hard. As I did more research and gathered more information, it became clear to me that there isn’t a tremendous difference ... Continue reading

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Austerity

We currently spend $2.3 trillion annually on our federal government. We take in $1.5 trillion in applicable taxes. In the next several years we must add in above this baseline about $500 to $800 billion annually for SS, Medicare, Medicaid and Obama care. We might be able ... Continue reading

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