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‘Valkyrie’ and ‘The Reader’ about as different as you can get

The Holocaust took a horrific human toll in both casualties and emotional scars that will last forever. Two movies coming out this Oscar season (and ...

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Miller under the influence of “The Spirit”

[three stars]Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” comic may have been about a masked crimefighter, but his hugely influential series (that ran originally from 1940-1952) was not ...

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What next, hyperinflation?

Foreclosures are projected to increase in the coming year as some people in adjustable rate mortgages won't be able to refinance. This will drive down ...

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A Dakotah Christmas

standing near the top of Rattlesnake Summit, ankle deep in mud, and the remnants of a brief snowfall, as evidenced by the slush along the ...

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Holiday Edition

The holiday season is in full swing now, and, for a few Jayhawks in the NBA, that means one thing: Christmas Day is game day. ...

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The holidays, economy and the homeless

This holiday time that celebrates something other than consumption has somehow become a time of excess. Yet the news on the economy is awful and ...

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Last Minute Gift Wrapping Tip

Finally finished shopping--now to wrap the gifts. Here is my suggestion for a green Christmas.I am wrapping individual gift (gifts) in Lawrence Journal World newspapers ...

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SMTS (12/21/2008) Identified.

Previous:SMTS 12/14/2008Next: IPS 12/29/2008Original post: SMTS 12/21/2008I thought this week's picture would be extremely hard. I really did, but geekin_topekan has again proven me wrong.He ...

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Co-Founder of Kansas Patriot Guard dies

One of three co-founders of the Kansas Patriot Guard, Greg (Ebay) Hansen, lost his own life today, Monday, December 22, 2008. The Patriot Guard was ...

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Saying no to the ‘Yes Man’

[two stars]Nothing I write in this movie review will convince you whether or not you should see the new Jim Carrey comedy “Yes Man.”Let me ...

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Real men ride in the cold

Unknowingly, a co-worker threw down the gauntlet.“Did you ride today? If you rode today, you’d be a man,” he said.No, I didn’t ride, but not ...

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So Much to Have Seen (12/21/2008)

Previous: SMTS 12/14/2008 Next: IPS 12/29/2009 No, the title doesn't mean that this is the last post in the series, but on the anniversary of ...

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Waxing Philosophical

So there I was, willingly craning my neck at an angle that my chiropractor would cluck her tongue at and allowing Hannah to apply hot ...

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Inside Dakotah

is a peculiar companion, and in its company, satiation for movement seems unachievable. The angst of waiting was evident as Dakotah weathered the winter storms ...

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making compromises for mental health

evening in late September of '07, while working in Bartle Hall in Kansas City, I snapped.I had had enough.As I watched a coworker walk out ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary: Winner & New Term

Congratulations to cthulhu_4_president who won last week's challenge with 40% of the votes. (jonas_opines came is second with 30% of the votes.) Here's the winning ...

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KU mascots headed to nationals

It's not just Jayhawk fans, apparently, who love Big Jay.The esteemed Kansas University mascot was tapped to participate in an upcoming national cheerleading competition in ...

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The Sideline Report with Quintrell Thomas

It's been a bit of a layoff, I know, but back just in time for the holidays is this week's Sideline Report with Quintrell Thomas.[Editor's ...

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FREE NUDE BIKES! and other two-wheeled Internet naughtiness

I haven’t ridden a bike for more than a week now, other than the 10-minute spin I was allowed at the physical therapist’s the other ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary - Vote for the Winning Definition

Last Friday I posted a modern business term and challenged you to write a definition for it in the spirit of The Devil's Dictionary, a ...

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