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How to Bike Commute: Getting Started

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are two main reactions I get to the claim that I commute to work (and Red Dog Days, and the farmer's market and the store) ...

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Observations on students and politics

During a recent dinner with my brother who is about to start work on his PhD, our conversation, as it often does, veered to politics. ...

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Welcome to Schoolhouse Talk

Welcome to Schoolhouse Talk, LJWorld.com's new education beat blog. Education reporters [Lindsey Slater][1] and [Alex Parker][2] edit the blog, and we want to hear from ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 3 - Nightlife

After last week's eco-friendly challenge, I expected the contestants on Project Runway to be forced to use thrift-store clothes, or recycled Coke bottles, to make ...

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Hollywood Clip Joint 7/31/08

Today is the last day you can enter to [win an autographed poster][1] from what could be the biggest-grossing movie of all time soon, "The ...

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Critics weigh in on Sebelius, Kaine

You know you're a frontrunner when the critics start tearing you down. [ The Catholic News Agency][1] reports that Fidelis, a national Catholic advocacy group ...

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Crucial questions before football starts

Happy One Month to all (sounds kind of like an anniversary, I know). But there's reason to rejoice, or at least there's reason to officially ...

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Scammy scams.

An older friend (yes, there are some older than me!) received three different telephone scams in the past few weeks. They were obviously hoaxes and ...

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Rolls of coins stolen from residence

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 62-year old Lawrence man reported several items were stolen and antique drawers were damaged between July ...

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Sentence determined in toilet seat case

The boyfriend of a woman stuck to a Kansas toilet was sentenced to probation, [according to the Associated Press][1].You probably remember the case. It made ...

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Close to the finish line?

Today's blogs are full of speculation about Sen. Barack Obama's choice of a running mate. Most of the news is focused on Virginia Gov. Tim ...

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Dolly’s Leftovers In Lawrence

Hurricane Dolly was an impressive storm the first time it crossed the United States border dropping as much as 18 inches of estimated rainfall in ...

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The anti-bike bossman

I work with a guy who is -- how to say it? -- a bit of a carist.That is, he really doesn't like bicycles and, ...

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Bribery at NASA?

Has James Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, been taking bribes from George Soros and others? I'm not an attorney so ...

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TREASURE FOUND!

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Congratulations to Daniel Ohlemeier, Communications Intern extraordinaire. He solved Treasure Hunt #7. how Daniel solved the riddle and reunited Russell with his pack:"Erudite bird" (Quail ...

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Solar Eclipse

There is a total solar eclipse in store for millions later this week. Unfortunately it's not going to be visible from Lawrence - or Kansas ...

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Brownback: China set up to spy on Olympic hotel guests

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback today accused the Chinese government of not living up to its end of the bargain when it was awarded the Beijing ...

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Dealing with the baggage

The cup of coffee fit perfectly in the bottle holder of my road bike. Even better, most of it remained inside the cup as I ...

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Kaine puts focus on outside-the-Beltway preference

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius continues to be named among the Democrats under serious consideration to become Sen. Barack Obama's running mate, but she's overshadowed today by ...

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Bikes, Cars and Stop Signs

It's all over the comments on LJWorld.com right now, thanks in large part to a number of articles, letters-to-the-editor, and commentaries: the myth that "bicycles ...

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