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Sporting KC captures point in second straight contest

Things are slowly starting to look up for Sporting Kansas City. The team has managed to earn a point in each of its last two road games. Those two points give Sporting KC a total of six after 10 games. It's the lowest in the league, but ... Continue reading

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How can you get a spa-like pedicure without going to the spa?

So here we are heading into summer. I do not like the extreme heat we endure during the summer months, but I love summer footwear – flip flops, sandals and open-toed shoes. I also like the fact that you can usually purchase casual summer footwear pretty reasonably. ... Continue reading

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Sarah Palin - One Child Left Behind

Ms. Palin on Paul Revere: "He who warned the British that they weren't going to be taking away our arms by ringing those bells and, um, making sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that, uh, we were going ... Continue reading

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Wasteful Education

I read that in the state of New York they are now spending $18,000 per student per year on public education. At that cost, the kids would be better off if you just gave them the money. At $18,000 a year, you could invest that, play video ... Continue reading

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Saturday, June 4

A surprisingly quiet overnight for a summer Saturday morning. Police responded on a few burglary alarms, the normal noise complaints and disturbance calls. Just before midnight police responded on a non injury accident in the 1000 block of N 3rd Street. LPD responded to the 2900 block ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC ends 10-game road trip at Toronto tonight

It's finally coming to an end. After 10 games, tons of miles and nearly two and a half months, Sporting Kansas City will end its grueling season-opening road trip. Sporting will travel to Toronto to take on struggling Toronto FC. Kansas City, fresh off a much deserved ... Continue reading

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Radical Islam not to Blame

The interesting thing about being an atheist is that you see these things in a very novel fashion. Since all religion is really just made-up bull you tend to dismiss it the same way you dismiss anything else that's fake and not real. So sentences like this ... Continue reading

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Getting local with your social: Old Shawnee Days

Sure, social media makes it entirely possible to carry on relationships with people without ever even meeting them in person - but it's at its most fun (and its most effective) when it really brings the "social" to life through real-world interaction. That's one reason why we've ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s top stories, some pictures of our newsroom and Friday Food Wars (salsa vs. queso)

It's been a busy week in the newsroom, and the news keeps coming. If you haven't heard, [KDOT has committed $192 million to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway][1]. Here are Thursday's most-viewed stories and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [McLouth student ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Ten Morals”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Believe, conceive, distress, life, me, perceive, possess, speak, strife, to, weak, you. The Ten Morals: By L. Don Oliver It is morally right to have, Faith for what you _______; ... Continue reading

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Friday, June 3

An early start last night. A water main break just east of the intersection of 23rd Street and Wakarusa Drive resulted in one of the eastbound lanes being blocked just before 9 p.m. Police cleared that scene just before 11 p.m. A fairly routine night started after ... Continue reading

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Kaw Valley Soccer Association youths get taste of Sporting Kansas City in Lawrence

Before I get into the Kaw Valley Soccer Association goodness, I'll quickly recap Sporting KC's Saturday game against the Colorado Rapids. Kansas City played well throughout on both sides of the ball. They were up against the defending MLS champions, again on the road and following a ... Continue reading

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Analyzing the Danny Manning Effect

Danny Manning has often been praised for his work with the Kansas University big men since being hired on as an official KU assistant before the 2007-08 season. But exactly how much have KU's big men improved? Let's take a look. For this blog, I will be ... Continue reading

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Breaking News: Congratulations to Mr. Chris Redman, new President of Haskell Indian Nations University.

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Redman, new President of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. Good-luck, Mr. President ! haskellnews commentary 06/02/2011 Continue reading

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A quick look at the candidates for KU’s open coaching position, with odds on who might land the job

Friday marks the end of the work week for most and could mark the end of a coaching search for the Kansas University football program. The Journal-World has come up with the following list of viable candidates who could fill KU’s assistant coaching position in charge of ... Continue reading

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Thursday, June 2

All was quiet in Douglas County again last night. Lawrence Police responded to the 1600 block of Kentucky Street around 12:30 a.m. for a non injury accident. LPD also received information on possible drug activity in the 2200 block of W 26th Street around 1:30 a.m. Other ... Continue reading

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Morning

That period of time generally thought to be between midnight and noon. Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories and pictures of our bake sale goodies

Gooooooood morning LJWorld.com! Before I get to the top stories, I have to share pictures of food. We're having a bake sale today to raise money for our World Company Relay for Life team. I baked fudge brownies with Reeses cups (what else?) in the middle. My ... Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 1

Back to another quiet overnight in Douglas County. Police responded on a non injury accident in the 4700 block of Overland Drive shortly after 11 p.m. There was quite a few car stops made overnight, both suspicious vehicle checks and for traffic enforcement reasons. LPD received information ... Continue reading

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I can do anything; please remember I said “I” was the theme of one talk.

Long ago and far away….well, actually a few years ago and right across town, Karen Swisher, the current president of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas attempted, one last time, to try to make people out there think Haskell was a university ( or a college ... Continue reading

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