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Where Are the Jobs?

http://www.alternet.org/story/150358/8_unemployed_for_every_job_opening:_what_are_they_supposed_to_do_once_their_benefits_run_out?akid=6719.283578.Zi3i6o&rd=1&t=2 There is a political storm brewing on both sides of the aisle and I don't think either party is seeing it. There are now eight people who want jobs for every job opening in the United States. Oddly, there is every indication that they are being ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/27/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 3/20/2011 Next: IPS 4/3/2011 RoeDapple identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer and complete photo Try as I might, I am having a hard time keeping my attention on subjects in the city limits. This week, I wandered not ... Continue reading

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VCU’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All advanced statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 26.* **Team:** VCU **Record:** 27-11 **Seed:** 11 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 58 **Strengths** VCU's offense is its strength, as it shoots the ball well while also avoiding turnovers. The Rams make a high percentage of ... Continue reading

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Discussing one big advantage Kansas has over VCU; also, will Rams coach Shaka Smart read this blog?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on VCU on Sunday afternoon in the Elite Eight in San Antonio, Texas. Tom, what were your impressions of VCU's Shaka Smart when he took the podium during Saturday's media day? **Tom Keegan:** I’m ... Continue reading

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How Do You Find A Destination for Your Dollars?

We all have places that we prefer to spend our time and money, and we all have different reasons. For some it is the availability of local produce; for a few it might be proximity to their home; and others it is a matter of price. It ... Continue reading

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Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn’t Take It For Granted

A dangerous thing can occur when you start learning about what's really going on in the world. The problems start to seem so complex, and you're just one person, doubts begin to creep in. You sincerely want to help change the world, but from all this knowledge ... Continue reading

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Recap: Bill Self, coaching staff deserve credit for shutdown of Richmond offense

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. After Kansas' 77-57 victory over Richmond on Friday, KU fans should take a second to appreciate just ... Continue reading

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Late night visitor

This little possum was apparently feeding on scattered seed from our bird feeder. Since possums are omnivores I bet they take baby birds as well. Continue reading

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Riverwalk Wanderers: KU fans swarm San Antonio’s most popular hangout

While Kansas University men's basketball fans counted down the hours to tonight's tipoff, several hit San Antonio's famed Riverwalk to help pass the time. The following is a collection of images of some of the most entertaining Jayhawk fans taken this afternoon, several hours before the top-seeded ... Continue reading

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Facebook Questions: a Quora killer?

This morning, Facebook finally [rolled out its much-anticipated Questions feature][1], enabling individuals and pages to post publicly searchable and answerable questions among the Facebook community. The service has been in beta since last summer, but as of now is available to anyone who asks for it. Want ... Continue reading

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Cats and Birds..merrow!

There is an interesting article in the science section of the New York Times about the effects of domestic cats on bird populations. [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/science/21birds.html][1] As the headline suggests, domestic cats are a major threat to bird populations. The article suggests that over 500 million birds are killed ... Continue reading

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The Real Democratic Party Platform

What the Democrats want is to create (or should I say maintain) a world where a very small group of powerful politicians can trickle a very small stream of selective benevolence down on the peonage, who, of course, would appropriately express their great appreciation to our self-appointed ... Continue reading

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Royals 2011 Season Preview Part III - The Rotation

Prior to the 2010 season, I had predicted that the starting rotation would easily be the most productive part of the Royals team. On that point, I couldn’t have been more wrong. Going back and trying to understand why I was so wrong is enlightening. Primarily it ... Continue reading

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Which KU bench players will emerge against Richmond? Plus, predictions for Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Richmond on Friday night in the Sweet 16 in San Antonio, Texas. Tom, what's something you learned about Richmond from the media session Thursday? **Tom Keegan:** The Spiders' coach Chris Mooney said that ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew to hold live chats on LJWorld.com

Our recent live chats with election candidates have been very successful, so we're taking this opportunity to schedule more chats with community leaders: Coming up Monday, March 28, Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib be answering your questions about law enforcement. The chat begins at 10 a.m. but ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “I Heard the Robin Sing”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, charity, harmony, sing, sleep, spring, weep. I Heard the Robin Sing! by L. Don Oliver When I was the innocent one, One morning in early ______; No thought of ... Continue reading

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Richmond’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 23.* **Team:** Richmond **Record:** 29-7 **Seed:** 12 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 37 *[Ed. Note — Cool documentary-style video. It's a long video, but worth watching if you have the time.]* **Strengths** Though Richmond has pretty good ... Continue reading

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On the road in San Antonio: Signs, signs, everywhere signs

Last week, we gave you a look at the area around the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and demonstrated how all the signs seemed to point to the KU men's basketball team rolling through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. After a slow start against ... Continue reading

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The “Wild Card”

Kansas Women's Basketball had another disappointing season. We have been waiting until next year for a long time so you may be surprised that I am excited. Did you know that KU's recruiting class is, according to "HoopGurlz", ranked 29th? The incoming class includes two four-star and ... Continue reading

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Dissension in the Ranks

Wow. You know it's got to be getting bad when one main stream news source actually goes so far as to call out another news source and call them bald faced liars on international TV. http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/21/robertson-this-allegation-is-outrageous-and-its-absolutely-hypocritical/ I don't think I can recall in all of my years ... Continue reading