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Sex education? It’s a snap…

Tell me this is a misquote:According to this quote from the Topeka Capital Journal, Alan Detrich has a simple solution to teaching sex education:"Detrich sees ...

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Will Phill deKline Tuesday?

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mind the primaries for Congress and U.S. Senate.THE BIG RACE in Kansas Tuesday is the primary for Johnson County District Attorney.Pro-Life zealot and incumbent Phill ...

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Jewish student center to expand

The [Chabad Jewish Center at Kansas University][1] will almost quadruple in size after purchasing of a duplex this summer, according to [chabad.org][2].According to Chabad's news ...

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To KC and back

It took three buses, a $9 taxi ride, one train and a bit of cheating. But, I did it. I managed to get to Kansas ...

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Fire at the Phelps’!

I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea.If someone deliberately set fire to Fred Phelps' and Westboro Baptist Church's property last night, they are ...

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Priorities for City spending?

I see from reports in the LJW yesterday and today, that the City doesn't need to spend $1.3million to replace the 10-year old fire-truck that ...

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Roberts/Slattery Poll Numbers Make You Go “Hmmm”

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no polling expert. I've used polling results for candidates but I'm not a geek on how they are conducted and so forth.But there's just something ...

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Treasure Hunt #8 - 1st CLUE: The Elephant Box

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Here's clue #1...Near the King, a congruence relation equation marks an entrance: elephant is a symbol of wisdom and good fortune in some Asian cultures. ...

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Intense Heat Settles In

A Heat Advisory is in effect through Monday at 8 PM. So far this afternoon we've had a heat index as high as 102 degrees. ...

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Clear the way for trucks on 31st Street

It is not the final leg of the South Lawrence Trafficway, but city leaders are beginning to discuss a plan for alleviating the amount of ...

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What are the odds?

So exactly what are Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' chances of being Sen. Barack Obama's running mate? Well, [ bodog.com,][1] an online betting site, says the Kansas ...

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A Slightly Twisted Carpool Survey

Most people understand the concept of carpooling as an economical option to rising gasoline prices. The issue, however, is less about carpooling as a concept ...

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Brownback: Only American Spying Is OK

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Kansas Watch posted the video of Kansas U.S. Senator Sam Brownback blasting China for alleged plans to spy on Americans and others who visit China ...

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Spammers, Scammers, and Phishers

I'm not a security expert, but I do the following to limit spams/scams, and phishing.1. Be very careful of anything that comes over email. Be ...

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Reviewing July Temperatures

The average July high temperature is 90.5 degrees. How does that number compare to this year and the last several? I think that most would ...

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On someone else’s timetable

Trains don't wait. It was among my grandmother's favorite sayings and a line her father - a conductor for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Line ...

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Back-to-school crunch: What are you doing?

Yes, it's that time of year again. Time to start restocking on pencils, pens and notebooks. Time to purchase [the perfect new outfit.][1] It's back-to-school ...

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How to Bike Commute: Getting Started

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are two main reactions I get to the claim that I commute to work (and Red Dog Days, and the farmer's market and the store) ...

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Observations on students and politics

During a recent dinner with my brother who is about to start work on his PhD, our conversation, as it often does, veered to politics. ...

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Welcome to Schoolhouse Talk

Welcome to Schoolhouse Talk, LJWorld.com's new education beat blog. Education reporters [Lindsey Slater][1] and [Alex Parker][2] edit the blog, and we want to hear from ...

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