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Commuting in the extreme

A couple of months ago, a co-worker asked if I had ridden my bike to work that day.It was wet or windy or cold or ...

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Film created by three KU professors headed to Sundance

Three Kansas University professors have collaborated on a film, "The Only Good Indian," that has been selected to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival.Kevin ...

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In Praise of Rubisco!

The other day, I read one of those statements that just can't be true. The statement concerns a protein that most people have never heard ...

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NBA’s Thunder and Blake Griffin: A perfect match

Here's a thought: With the first pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder select...Blake Griffin, University of Oklahoma.It'd be a fitting destination ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 8 — Down on the Farm

I finally got what I wanted.Since the beginning, I've been grouchy about Ariane, whom I thought should have gone home in the first episode. Back ...

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Do we need a secretary of the arts?

Should there be a federal secretary of the arts?Legendary music producer Quincy Jones thinks so. And in an online petition (as of this morning), he ...

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Ending a marriage doesn’t need to be nasty, but you do need to file for divorce

Q. I’m tired of being with my husband. How can I leave him in a nice way? We have no children and I don’t want ...

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Obama’s Priorities

President-elect Obama's campaign message centered on 'change'. He nurtured the mantra among all his supporters across the country. No issue of public policy was immune, ...

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In Plain Sight (1-11-2009) Identified

Original post and partial images from In Plain Sight (1/11/2009) Next: IPS 1/18/2009 Coach_Eric identified the picture of the Henry's Coffee Shop near 8th and ...

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Flatirons

Driving in to Lawrence this Wednesday morning from a northeasterly point of origin, the skyline above town was a hazy dark bluish-gray. A few vertical ...

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Creative Accounting

The Governor has proposed her budget. She is meeting her fiscal obligations on the backs of our college students, the handicapped and our local governments. ...

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Money Grows On Trees – Or Maybe On Houses

Well, we are going to spend the second 350 Billon dollar bail out package on something. It sounds like this time we are planning to ...

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so many birds

What’s with all the flocking? Everywhere I go, I seem to see big flocks of something. The groups of Canada geese don’t surprise me. I ...

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Another Fieldhouse win streak on the line …

Now that the Kansas men's basketball team's Allen Fieldhouse win streak is safely at 34 games, another Jayhawk squad will have a streak of its ...

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“Gran Torino” sparks conversation

**Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" plays like some sort of R-rated Hallmark made-for-TV movie where the lead character, a horribly racist Korean War veteran named Walt ...

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KU on Wheels extends route to serve GSP/Corbin residence halls

KU on Wheels is extending one of its bus routes, without spending any more money.The transit system, which serves Kansas University, now provides evening and ...

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Theater festival to draw 1,600 to Lawrence

Some of the top collegiate actors and actresses will be in Lawrence starting Sunday for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s regional competition.About 1,600 ...

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Speaking of Kittens…

a Kitten but can't have one in your apartment? There is hope. If you participate in the online world of Second Life, you can have ...

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Motives drive talk of transportation spending

A day after Kansas University researchers released a report outlining nine threats to transportation, along comes another group with its own take on national challenges ...

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American Idol homecoming

The new and improved American Idol is back for its 8th season, with fresh faces, new rules and the same old crap.But isn't that why ...

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