Deal or No Deal

A consummate bargain shopper, I almost always buy off-brand items at the grocery store, often to my husband’s chagrin. Once, I came home after work ...

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Barbie turns the big 5-0

She's inspired more love, hate and jealousy than Helen of Troy (but without the nasty side effect of war). She's made the imaginations of girls ...

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Oooh, pretty lights

A have a co-worker — we’ll call him Matt — who, bless his heart, can be mesmerized by pretty lights. Just the other day, he ...

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Big 12 tournament fill-in-the-blank exam

Welcome to the latest edition of Conference Chatter, where you'll be asked to make your opinions known on the upcoming Big 12 men's basketball tournament ...

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In Plain Sight 3/8/2009

Previous: IPS 3/1/2009 Next: IPS 3/15/2009 I was tempted--sorely tempted, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Each week I post a small ...

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America the sick-a-ful

This nation suffers from a deadly virus called “RIS.” This stands for Race, Ideology and Symbolism. If this nation continues on its current path it ...

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Bird is the Word: LHS senior hopes to lead Lady Lions back to state tourney tonight

Shawnee Mission West's Lizzy Jeronimus was fifth in the Sunflower League in scoring this season with a 14.6 points per-game-average. Lawrence High senior Taylor Bird ...

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Property Tax Scofflaws

During one of our “we need more tax money” drills recently, the proponents dusted off an old report that suggests that single family home owners ...

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What’s The Point, Really? There is no Trust.

Much has been said recently about the stock market and the collapse of Wall Street. Quite a bit of the blame for it's demise has ...

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Heirloom Seeds Produce Garden Treats

Saturday is the day Southern Perlo shares the old ways, preserving the best of the past while looking to the future. Here, winter is past, ...

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Am I Alone on This?

Am I the only one living northeast of town getting doggone tired of McDonald's at the Lawrence Service Center on the Turnpike running searchlights all ...

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KU grad in YouTube Symphony

Usually, Andy Chester’s YouTube viewing is limited to old Saturday Night Live videos, old late-night talk show interviews and the latest fads the Web is ...

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The ring’s the thing

I’m a little worried about marriage. Not mine, mind you, but the institution. And I’m not necessarily talking in the economy-in-the-tank-puts-a-strain-on-families sense. I’m talking about ...

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The Legend of Dorian Green: LHS senior looks to lead Lions to state tourney tonight

It's games like these that Lawrence High senior Dorian Green was built for. Season on the line, LHS as the underdog, all eyes of the ...

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K U Success

My suggestions come after having retired from 40 years of coaching basketbll. I have been a KU fan since the days of Phog Allen. Sherron ...

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Close The Gap

I was sittiing at a business in Lawrence as my vehicle was being worked on, when in walked a 21 year old female college student ...

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A lesson learned

I learned a valuable lesson recently when taking my secondhand car to an area dealership for servicing: Always beware if the mechanic comes out smiling. ...

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“Watchmen” reduces themes, expectations

** Director Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the revered 1986-87 graphic novel “Watchmen,” written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, is like the ever-changing ...

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The Great Depression 2.0

When the stock market started heading down over a year ago, I said I was always prepared for the DJIA to lose half its value. ...

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“Clean” Energy

I had the good fortune to attend the presentation on energy policy by Mrs. Eisenhower at the Dole Center today. She had a simple set ...

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