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On Tianamen, 20 years later

It's been two decades since the Chinese government sent tanks to confront thousands of unarmed students who were protesting for more political liberty and democracy in their native country. It is interesting to notice that because so many countries do business with China, not one pushed for ... Continue reading

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Forgotten Math

I receive casualty reports from the DOD. Of late there have been many. IEDs in Afghanistan are taking their toll. I seemed to have missed the reporting in the media of these events. Back during the Bush days, each new casualty led to an increase in the ... Continue reading

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Summer gridiron report: Iowa St. looks to escape cellar

After two uninspiring seasons of going 2-14 in Big 12 Conference play and finishing no higher than second-to-last in the North, Gene Chizik left his post as head coach at Iowa State and took the head coaching job offered by Auburn. It was a curious move at ... Continue reading

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In tall cotton

Last blog, I vented about bugs. Now there’s a new flying menace on my mind (and face, and glasses, and helmet, and … ): cottonwood “cotton.” With all this cotton flying during my daily commutes, it feels like I’m in a “Porgy and Bess” song. Anybody who ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Movie Review of “The Hangover”

Eric and guest host Trey Hock review the raunchy new comedy "The Hangover" starring Zach Galifainakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms, about three guys who put together the mystery what happened during a hard night of Vegas partying the night before. Does it live up to the ... Continue reading

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“Land of the Lost” has commitment issues

[one star] It’s a bad pun to make, but “Land of the Lost” is just that—lost. Caught in an unfunny netherworld between kid-oriented mainstream summer entertainment and a cheap-looking green-screened sort of surreality, “Land of the Lost” might have been a watchable—no—bearable movie had it just embraced ... Continue reading

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A Million Comments, One at a Time

As the World Co websites approach a million comments, it seems appropriate to me to look into how we got to that mark. It is we, after all, isn't it? Many web sites track statistics about users and their posts and make them available. You may not ... Continue reading

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What’s In A Friend?

Recently I’ve been going through an extremely rough time. In order to do the right thing I have had to ruffle some feathers. I lost friends; at least I thought they were friends but now I wonder. I’ve also discovered that I have an untapped network of ... Continue reading

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City Band has new rain-out policy

The Lawrence City Band has announced a new rain-out policy. In the past, concerts canceled because of rain were just that — canceled. From now on, though, those concerts will be moved indoors to Room 130 Murphy Hall, on the Kansas University campus. They'll still be at ... Continue reading

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

On Wednesday some friends and I headed out to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Woohoo! The show was pretty awesome. The crowd was not. Man, I did not like that crowd. At all. It was as though all the college girls discovered vodka and then hit the town. ... Continue reading

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New Articles published this week

Houston Press Interview with Vieux Farka Toure http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/06/the_whole_wide_world_vieux_far.php Dengue Fever's Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, reviewed http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2009/06/the_whole_wide_world_dengue_fe.php#more Broward New Times The Israeli Dance Festival, previewed http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2009-06-04/calendar/keeping-dance-kosher Beyond Race Magazine Scott Feiner's Pandeiro Jazz Live At Smoke, reviewed http://beyondrace.com/reviews/concerts/1299-scott-feiner-a-pandeiro-jazz--smoke New York Press Lower East Side Arts show, reviewed http://www.nypress.com/article-19887-artists-for-the-new-city.html Continue reading

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Blind Justice?

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Recent MSNBC broadcast on the case Among all the bad news this week – beginning with the murder of Dr. George Tiller last Sunday, the tragedy of Air France flight 447 and the shooting of ... Continue reading

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What did you “used to believe?”

I happen to have a television right above my desk and I try to keep it on some sort of cable news network. I glanced up during a lull in my day and saw the anchor talking about I Used To Believe, a Web site dedicated to ... Continue reading

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Handicapping the field for 2009-10

Well, that’s it. Thanks to the complete meltdown of the supporting cast around King James, we now know that a former Jayhawk will not be winning an NBA title this season, therein ending the Jayhawks’ streak at two in a row. I can’t say this is all ... Continue reading

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Summer gridiron report: Kansas State looks for new life

Just when the Kansas State football team and Wildcat fans were prepared to rid their minds of ex-coach Ron Prince, details surfaced of a multi-million dollar secret agreement that KSU administrators said they didn't know about. Last month, K-State officials filed suit, asking a court to declare ... Continue reading

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The Marching of Futility

Too often a book is offered rather than written – an opinion is taken rather than formed. Too often the words we speak come from the pens or tongues of those we do not know and should not speak for. Our world is one where we have ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to Linda Hanney

Check it out Linda's published article here. http://www.roadtripjournal.com/monthly-survey We are proud of you, Linda! Continue reading

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Top 10 Rock Star Cameos in Movies

They say all actors want to be rock stars and vice versa. There are a select few who are able to do both, but for the most part, we don’t want musicians (especially not will.i.am in “Wolverine,” in theaters now) in our movies and we don’t want ... Continue reading

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new store

questioning what the new store is that states screenprinting across from dillons on 23rd? Continue reading

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On The Murder of Dr. George Tiller

It was with disgust that I learned about the murder of Dr. George Tiller last weekend in Wichita It made me remember of another slaying that happened here in New York about a decade ago,when Dr. Bernard Slepian was cowardly shot sniper-style by by a radical pro-life ... Continue reading

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