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I hope that Lesley’s parents find closure.

It's been 6-1/2 years since Lesley Smith went missing on Jauary 26, 2004, and her parents have suffered considerably. Losing a child would be a life-shattering event in any case, and although Lesley was 38 when she went missing, not knowing that child's whereabouts and condition would ... Continue reading

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Game Nut Birthday Party Huge Success

On Saturday, the Game Nut video game, movie and dvd store celebrated its 5th birthday party by giving away $5,000 worth of stuff in drawings and prizes. Like Nintendo Wiis, ipods, xboxes, plus they served cake in the gaming loft (which is awesome by the way, you ... Continue reading

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CFS and gravy: heaven on a plate.

No one ever said I was a health nut. I have never been accused of cutting corners to make a meal healthier. This is my disclaimer. If you are against the inclusion of things like fat, salt, red meat, or carbohydrates in your cooking, you should avert ... Continue reading

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Teabagging Teabaggers

The TEA Party Movement found its footing on April 15th, 2009. It was planned, named, and executed as a modern day emulation of The Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party protested the British government's Tea Act, passed by Parliament, by dumping three ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: New Mexico State

Well, after four games and one heck of a wacky ride, the Kansas University football team takes a 2-2 record into Big 12 Conference play. It’s what most expected from this team when going over the schedule in the preseason, though it came in a different way ... Continue reading

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Does Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, follow federal guidelines?

Since Haskell Indian Nations University is a federal school ran by The Bureau of Indian Education, we wonder, are they following federal policy ? Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and her posse ( the usual suspects, Dan Wildcat, Venida Chenault, Stan Holder, Chris Redman and assorted minions ( all of ... Continue reading

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Sidewalk scofflaws

I read with interest the other day [the story][1] that Lawrence’s Bicycle Advisory Committee had discussed an old law that makes it illegal to ride a bike on some sidewalks. The ordinance, on the books since the 1970s, states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to ... Continue reading

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Big 12’s elite have major flaws; and the worst pick in ChatterTV’s short history

After Saturday's college football games, I attempted to think about the big picture in the Big 12. Since the conference had three teams ranked in the top 10 heading into the weekend, it appeared the Big 12 had a decent chance of landing a team in the ... Continue reading

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Stay Ahead of the Coupon Game with this Timely Tip

Another week has passed and here we are; it's Sunday again. This week I’m writing to you from Asheville, North Carolina where I’m attending a Blogger’s Conference. As I was looking through the ads, the coupons and the sales I thought to myself: “I’ve got to get ... Continue reading

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Obama: Too Close to Ground Zero

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran spoke to the United Nations, Thursday (September 23, 2010). During the speech Ahmadinejad claimed that the September 11 attacks were staged by the United States. According to CBS News, Ahmadinejad stated, "That some segments within the U.S. government ... Continue reading

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Target helps you stretch your style dollar

This week I think I’m going to stock up on some fall clothing essentials at Target. There are really good deals in Sunday’s ad. Women’s leggings by Mossimo are $5. These are perfect to wear with the tunics I’ve been seeing everywhere. Hanes fleece sweatshirts or pants ... Continue reading

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A clearer view of Jupiter and Uranus

Since the sky was a but clearer and Jupiter's apparent position is further from the moon, I spent some time tonight getting some better shots. Here's one with Jupiter and Uranus labeled to give people a better idea of what we are seeing. Continue reading

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A big week for Big Blue

It's been quite a week for Facebook - wunderkind founder Mark Zuckerberg jumped to 35th on the Forbes 400, rumors of a FB phone were on, then off, then kind of vague, the controversial Facebook-inspired film "The Social Network" hit theater preview screens and, to top it ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com comments return, load times may be slow

**5:10 p.m. update** We've fixed the comments issue, meaning you should see comments on stories and blog posts now. There may be some slow load times, however, while we work on a permanent solution. We'll keep you updated! We're currently experiencing a technical glitch with our comments ... Continue reading

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By Special Consensus, an evening of bluegrass

In my opinion, there is no better live music concert than good bluegrass. Tickets are surprising affordable as are the popcorn and homemade pie. At least that was how it was Thursday night in Valley Falls, Kansas. The Special Consensus, a bluegrass band “with an attitude” based ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to our KU football haiku winner!

**4:59 p.m. update** We randomly selected our winner, who just happened to post the final comment on the blog! Congratulations to [hedro80][1] and thank you to everyone who posted and tweeted your haikus. We had a blast reading them all day. Here is the winning haiku: *What ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Train”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Die, do, do, eat, feat, find, fine, goodbye, heart, knife, life, line, line, smart, whoo, whoo. Train! By L. Don Oliver We all called him train, No purer person you ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: One blown assignment results in blocked punt

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at a KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." Here is ... Continue reading

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Hole-y roller

I have a hole in my backside. Lest you think I'm trying to get all juvenile (as if) in pursuit of virtual eyeballs or even invoking a euphemism to get away with putting something dirty on the Interwebs (a first, I'm sure), rest assured my words are ... Continue reading

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Last night’s sky.

Last night was the harvest moon and I hope everyone got to enjoy it. I got home from teaching at around 9:30 and thought about eating supper and going to bed. Instead I ended up taking my camera outside-not so much to take pictures of the moon ... Continue reading