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Prof gives Brownback low grade; Abortion opponents target retention of justices; Holland heads out west

Political science professor assesses the goals outlined by Republican gubernatorial nominee Sam Brownback. D-plus. http://stateofthestateks.com/2010/10/01/editorial-insight-kansas-grading-brownback%E2%80%99s-outcomes/ Abortion opponents are trying to re-make the Kansas Supreme Court by getting involved in the retention elections. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-ks-judicialelections,0,2475709.story Democratic candidate for governor Tom Holland campaigns in Garden City. http://www.gctelegram.com/news/tom-holland-9-30-10 Continue reading

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Haskell Indian Nations University’s Leadership limbo

We thought this was such a great article that we posted it to our site. We at haskellnews commentary agree with it 100%. This was written by : J-W editorials, September 30, 2010 **The best thing federal officials can do for Haskell Indian Nations University is resolve ... Continue reading

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Get a room! (Oh, and nice bike)

I encountered a bizarre scene the other morning, and I’m at a loss to understand it. Hang with me, because I think the payoff’s worth it. The other morning, right around 1:30, I was walking back from the presses, and, just before I headed back upstairs to ... Continue reading

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Silent C

Silent C isn't as silent as it used to be. Lately, it seems to be screaming at me! It's been coming out far too frequently for me, appearing almost daily. It's everywhere I turn. Silent C accompanies me wherever I go. It used to travel alone, but ... Continue reading

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Congressional Time Limits

The Upper and Lower chambers of Congress are elected and meet by authority of the United States Constitution. The election of Representatives and Senators, the qualifications, and basic responsibilities are laid out in Article 1 of the Constitution. Although the Constitution lays out the terms of the ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: KU uses deception in successful sprint draw plays

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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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “I Am Going Home”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. Gone, home, home, home, home, home, long, roam, song, zone. I Am Going Home! By L. Don Oliver Now I lay me down to sleep, The day has been so ... Continue reading

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Is Haskell Indian Nations University’s New Windfall Just The Old TRIO Grant? No, It’s Not.

A comment started us thinking: Is Haskell Indian Nations University’s new windfall, just the old TRIO grant? The same one it has received for many years? We looked around to see if an announcement had been put out by President Obama’s Team, about Indian schools receiving new ... Continue reading

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Vehicular manslaughter laws leave both sides with suspended lives

She was 21, the mother of two toddlers, intoxicated to twice the legal limit and out having a fun time on a Friday night. He was a loving husband, the father of three, grandfather of one. He was headed home from a late evening out. She was ... Continue reading

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Top 5 explosive players in the Big 12; Red River Rivalry highlights ChatterTV week 5 picks

I read an interesting stat the other day about the Oklahoma football team. Opponents have outscored the Sooners, 40-17, this season in the fourth quarter. Yet, coach Bob Stoops' squad is still 4-0. Good karma? Perhaps. OU was due for some better luck after losing four games ... Continue reading

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Week 4 video

The following is the fourth week video of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron -Week 4 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: A Briefing about Baylor

With the Big 12 portion of KU’s schedule now upon us, it should be substantially easier to find news from around the web about KU’s upcoming opponent. Big 12 teams are covered a little more intensely than the North Dakota States and New Mexico States of the ... Continue reading

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The Five “A”s that Threaten Your Union: Addiction

*(This is the fourth part of a five-part series entitled "The Five 'A's that Threaten Your Union".)* My Crackberry rang yesterday morning just as I was getting my daughter dressed and trying to work the kinks out of her aggravated bed-head. The call was from one of ... Continue reading

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Foods to eat to stay, ‘Forever Young’

I happened to catch Dr. Perricone on the Monday morning news as he was discussing the latest in nutrigenomics - the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression. Here are his most recent suggestions of foods to consume to stay younger, both ... Continue reading

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Is Haskell Indian Nations University Breaking The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution?

With all of the talk from Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn about making Haskell Indian Nations University a "premier university", we can’t help but wonder why the school would possibly be stuck in the days of when it was a boarding school and continue with room checks? Rooms checks at ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 9/28/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted, along with an ... Continue reading

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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