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Michael’s Sales and Coupons Bring a Close to My Shopping List

There are two items on my shopping list this year that I've been scoping out and watching prices on. I can't seem to find them at a price I'm willing to pay; but I still really want them! One is a Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center and ... Continue reading

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Grandma’s Christmas butter cookies melt in your mouth

Did any of you take advantage of Hy-Vee’s one day sale on Friday? I was there buying butter for $1.49 per pound. As a matter of fact, I even sent my husband in to buy butter. This is my weekend to get my baking done. So Saturday, ... Continue reading

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Recap: I thought that game looked familiar …

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. When watching the replay of KU's 70-68 victory over USC, I had the feeling I had already ... Continue reading

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“Great Migrations” Perfect Last Minute Gift.

The National Geographic series on Great Migrations is amazing, especially the segment on Monarch Butterflies. KU's Monarch Watch director Dr. Chip Taylor has a prominent part in the segment. Click on this link for the music video of the Monarch segment featuring some of the beautiful images. ... Continue reading

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Ms Selby

Does Josh Selby's mother own any blue or red clothing? Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination?

An astronomer is suing the University of Kentucky alleging that he was refused a position because of his religious beliefs. Martin Gaskell was allegedly the top candidate for a new observatory position but didn't get it. Dr. Gaskell is an evangelical who has written and lectured on ... Continue reading

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KU-USC, better known as Josh Selby’s debut

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as KU is taking on USC on Saturday. Most of the talk, though, will be about KU freshman Josh Selby's debut after serving a nine-game NCAA suspension. Tom, what are you expecting from Selby in his first game? ... Continue reading

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Del.icio.us goes stale; what next for social bookmarks?

*Update: A day after the fact, Delicious did [issue a release][1] acknowledging the separation from Yahoo! and stating "there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company."* Social bookmarking service Del.icio.us - or, since the summer of 2008, plain old [delicious.com][2] - is officially on ... Continue reading

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How NOT to rob a store.

Fans of concealed carry ought to love this 2010 Darwin Award winner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcJFf80PmpI&feature=player_embedded visit http://www.darwinawards.com/ for more! Continue reading

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Police Scanner Action in Lawrence, Kansas, Dec 16

Fairly quiet night out there. It did seem like there was a Mass Street Saturation there for a bit; several calls in a row. Nothing serious though. There was a call to 14th and Kentucky at about 3a.m.- some people were twirling baton- which were on fire. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville - You’re the Poet - “Color it Goodbye”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Aglow, bring, go, go, know, reason, season, sing. Color it Goodbye? By L. Don Oliver Where are you Christmas, oh where did you __? Where is the joy, we once ... Continue reading

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Otherwise, It’s Just Festivus

*Frank Costanza: "Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way."* *Cosmo Kramer: "What happened to the ... Continue reading

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Blog gives interesting perspective from anonymous KU football player

Those wanting to get a bit of insider information on what's going on inside the Kansas football program should be sure to read Owen Kemp's latest blog post on his blog, Rock Chalk Talk. In the post, Kemp has a conversation with someone he calls a "source," ... Continue reading

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Masked Gunman At Wal-Mart

Holy Moly! A masked gunman-yes, carrying a gun- walked into Wal-mart last night and walked to the Western Union counter. I was unable to discern if he actually got any money, due to the fact this happened during my 3-year-olds birthday party and I was having a ... Continue reading

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Lighten up! Have a chicken tender.

I usually start daydreaming about what I'll make or have for dinner at about 2:00. If there isn't already a plan in place such as a crock pot perking away with a roast in its porcelain belly, or a promise to a husband of a pan fried ... Continue reading

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A Gift from the Holiday Shop

Black Friday... Holiday toy catalogues as thick as bibles... weekly Toys R Us emails and commercials telling kids to want, want, want and parents to buy, buy, buy. It’s hard not to have a Charlie Brown moment or two by the time the first snow falls. Every ... Continue reading

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December 12

Cops did a great job catching an armed intruder last night. Check out the play-by-play action, with many other calls, at www.lawrencepolicescanner.blogspot.com Continue reading

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Favorite Holiday Recipes

I baked molasses cookies from an old tattered recipe card in my mom's handwriting over the weekend. My grandchildren were there to help me "sample" them and I thought about my own childhood and the wonderful smells that emanated from my mom's kitchen, especially around the holidays. ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Butternut Squash, Spinach and Panettone Salad

Eating meatless doesn’t have to mean the same-old-same-old all the time. In fact, it offers the perfect excuse to make a seasonal delight. This weeks specific delight combines season specialties butternut squash and panettone bread for a tasty and filling salad. If you can’t find panettone, or ... Continue reading

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Festive Fun at the Noise for Toys Show

On Saturday when I stepped inside the Bottleneck my eyes couldn't help but light up. I was met with a sea of red and green balloons, dangling Christmas lights and holiday kitsch everywhere. Folks were wearing Santa hats and glow-sticks, and there were ugly Christmas sweaters as ... Continue reading

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