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The first week of April

Continuing the weather-themed 365 project, where I take a weather-related photograph once a day, I present the first week of April. April 1, 2010 It was a windy start to April. This photograph shows three different shots of the flag blowing in the breeze. Winds throughout the ... Continue reading

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Threaded Comments. Yes or No?

Since I can't create a poll (which would actually be a cool upgrade), what do you all think.... Threaded Comments. Yes or No? Continue reading

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The Great Songs: The Jayhawks - Blue

Week three of my new series spotlights a song that never, ever gets old. Some how, every time I hear it, it makes me want to sing to the rafters. I suppose it's as close to a gospel song as I'll ever have in my life. It's ... Continue reading

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Superintendent Doll: Lacking in Experience

UPDATE April 8, 2010: One contributor to the forum questioned the District Office Pictures (below) as being representative of Dr. Doll's experience. This blog specifically exposes Doll's experience and abilities regarding budgeting, personnel, and district size (enrollment). These graphs utilize data collected from the Kansas State Department ... Continue reading

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Them is Us

I was struck by the comments accompanying the news story about the young man who suffered brain damage during dental work. The majority of comments I read support the idea that he should be compensated handsomely for the injury he has received. The idea here seems to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/7/2010

Previous: IPS 3/24/2010 Next: IPS 4/12/2010 Hujiko, again, was the first to narrow down the location of this week's picture. Ralph narrowed it further. See below for the photo and why it's blurry Well, I missed last week and I'm a day late this week. The photo ... Continue reading

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Well, That was a long cold winter!

So now it is spring here in Lawrence! And not a moment to soon. I'm sure I'm not the only one ready to shake off the cabin fever. It's been nice to have a few days off, and hang out downtown a bit. Went to the porch(Freestate ... Continue reading

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Sick of the Pulse!!!!

So, I get a news paper that is the River City Pulse on my door. I beleave it comes once a week. I am so sick of this thing on my door. It's more annoying than useful. I don't want that paper on my door. How can ... Continue reading

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Ottawa University students take the social media plunge

Recently, I came across Braves TV on the Ottawa University Facebook Fan Page. Braves TV is a student-run media group using social media to show the world what life is REALLY like at Ottawa University. Braves TV consists of eight Ottawa students who were given cameras to ... Continue reading

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Threaded comments now enabled on our Web sites

A while back, we asked you about some changes we were considering to our comments. We listened, developed, tested and Wednesday we rolled out threaded comments on all of our sites. What does this mean? Well, in short, that's up to you. You could still comment the ... Continue reading

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A little Spring romance with Beach House

"Is it getting romantic yet, God d*$#it?" The guitarist's question was met with a round of applause at the Granada Tuesday night. Don't worry, it really did feel a little bit romantic. A few weeks ago I (along with many of you) tuned in to watch Conan ... Continue reading

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Blame it on craigslist

Last fall we decided to explore buying a four-wheel drive pickup for use around our acreage, specifically to pull a hay trailer. We knew what we wanted, ¾ ton diesel, and how far we would be willing to drive to pick it up (one day). Watching craigslist ... Continue reading

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Dennis Moore Dumps Democracy for Stephene

UPDATE: It is official. "Stephene Moore announces bid for Congress" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/07/Dennis_Moore.png Congressmen Dennis Moore announced on November 23, 2009 that he was not running for re-election as U.S. Representative for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. He issued a statement later that same day. The Original Statement has been ... Continue reading

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NBA Stock Watch: April, 2010

Want more proof of what a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament can do to your NBA Draft stock? Then look no further than Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward. Prior to this year’s NCAA Tournament, in which Butler made a magical and memorable run all the way to ... Continue reading

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Social Security: The World’s Greatest Ponzi Scheme

In the movie Dumb & Dumber the two main characters have a briefcase full of money they are trying to return to the owner. They open the briefcase and discover the money, thereupon deciding that they should spend some of it to compensate themselves for their trouble. ... Continue reading

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Auto Accidents

So do we let city workers hit people and get away with it??? And not report it so everyone has a right to see? we can report about someone having Cd's stolen from cars but not workers running stop signs? Continue reading

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‘American Idol’ struggles to come together

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/04/07/casey.jpg After Nielsen numbers revealed this week that top dog "American Idol" had dropped to second place behind "Dancing With the Stars" for the first time, the singing competition's producers were no doubt hoping that a dose of songs from the world's most popular band might boost ... Continue reading

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Neighborhood Coyote

For my outdoor wanderings, I almost always go to a natural area near my home in central west Lawrence. It’s not the nicest of areas; there’s litter, and the woods is full of invasive honeysuckle (which really changes the character of a forest). But I can walk ... Continue reading

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Sorting out KU’s QB situation

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/06/QBs.jpg Monday, reporters had their first chance to chat with the Kansas University quarterbacks vying for the starting job this spring. Gone is Todd Reesing, the most productive offensive player in KU history, and in to replace him is an assortment of unknowns and an offense that’s ... Continue reading

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The fight over the legal fight: GA Attorney General bows out

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/06/ThurbertBaker.jpg The three-time elected, African-American Attorney General of Georgia is right. He turned down a request by the state's Governor to bring suit against the federal government over the new mandated requirement that uninsured individuals be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. But plenty ... Continue reading