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Tuesday, May 24

A very quiet night in Douglas County this morning. Nothing worth blogging until about 11:30 when LPD responded on a report of gunshots heard in the area of 100 block N 5th Street. Two officers responded to investigate and found the sounds to be only that of ... Continue reading

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Did the rapture of last Saturday leave many left behind in Lawrence?

The famous line from the 1983 movie (does it make us old if we remember weeing it in its first release?), "Hello Lawrence, Is anybody there?" came to mind in the hours before 6:00pm last Saturday when the rapture was predicted . "The movement, led by Harold ... Continue reading

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Creative Barbequing

It's a good thing I judged a barbeque competition this weekend, because my stove — my THREE-YEAR-OLD, GOT IT FOR A WEDDING PRESENT STOVE — died on Sunday. So the barbeque contest was not only fun, and I mean super-duper fun, but it was functional in a ... Continue reading

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The Immorality of American Business.

There are about 7.8 million businesses in the US with employees (21 million without). About 1,200 have more than 500 employees leaving about 7.8- million smaller businesses. The smaller businesses with employees pay about 2 trillion in annual payroll while the larger businesses pay about $3 trillion. ... Continue reading

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Resources for helping victims of Joplin, Reading tornadoes, first-person video of the Joplin storm and the weekend’s top stories on LJWorld.com

Our region has had a disastrous weekend. Many of us were either personally affected or know someone who was affected by the tornadoes that have devastated Reading, Kan. and Joplin, Mo. If you'd like to offer assistance, I'm compiling a list of resources in this post. If ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Apple and Tempeh Sandwiches

Honestly, I wanted this week’s Meatless Monday recipe to be a grilling recipe. I mean, it was so nice this weekend and it just seems like the timing is right. But Mother Nature apparently doesn’t agree with me. There’s a good chance of rain this afternoon and ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/23/2011

So far this season, Kauffman Stadium has kind to the Kansas City Royals.However, this week, their fortunes changed. A likely combination of increased competition and regression to the mean handed the Royals a 2-5 home-stand last week. To make up for injuries and to improve the roster ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Moderatism”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is the definition of "Moderatism"? Politically Correct Resolution: A moderate is an individual who is neither extreme, partisan or radical. Moderate political realism holds that it is fundamentally the nature of man that pushes states and individuals to act in a ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Beating a Dead Horse

A somewhat macabre expression (and title) I know. Some of us have have difficulty letting go of some things. This cryptogram inspired by an article in the print edition of the LJW Continue reading

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Monday, May 23

In case you have not already heard, latest numbers out of Joplin, Missouri. 89 confirmed deaths as of 5:30 a.m. 25-30% of city received damage, according to Jasper County officials. For those that are interested, there is an Online Scanner Feed from Jasper County. Please note the ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/22/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/15/2011 Next: IPS 5/30/2011 jehovah_bob identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the subject identified Today was a beautiful day. One thing I continue to notice is how few people spend time outside. On days like today, that is such ... Continue reading

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Cheap vs Frugal

One bad habit I've developed over the last few years is putting off buying something that I know I "need" or really would like to have because it is "too expensive". I might pass this item in the store...I might even head to the store to buy ... Continue reading

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Stormy Saturday Night

As we are all well aware a series of severe thunderstorms moved across our area starting about 6 p.m. The first watches were issued for Douglas County starting about an hour before storms began to affect the area. [LJWorld Story about the evening storms][1]. Most of the ... Continue reading

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Not again: Sporting KC drop points in final minutes

This will be quick and I'll do my best to go into more detail later Sunday. Sporting KC was beat on a corner kick in the second minute of second half stoppage time against the Seattle Sounders Saturday to lose once again. The storyline is all too ... Continue reading

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Come on Lawrence, let’s Take Charge!

Who doesn’t like to save money, right? Normally at Shop Talk we are talking savings when it comes to shopping. Today I’m going to tell you about a program you can get involved in right here in our community. It is called the Take Charge Challenge, a ... Continue reading

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Wild Saturday morning in Lawrence

A very active and busy night overnight in Lawrence. It started about 11 p.m. with a report of a missing 10-year-old child. The boy was believed to have been in the area of Clinton Park, at 5th and Maine. Police searched for just under an hour until ... Continue reading

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The End Is Nigh. Again! (Last Day!)

************************************** 2800 BC: The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet 1284 AD: Pope Innocent III predicted the ... Continue reading

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Last Dance/Last Song/Last Call

The end of the world is nigh. What is the song you want to go out with? I've so many to chose from. But I will go with Steam. From my youth....especially when we were beating the other team, we let off with the chant..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNRLhTZn9b0&feature=related Continue reading

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Are You A Libertarian Zombie?

1. Government bad. Yes__ No___ 2. Business good. Yes___ No___ 3. Mine! Mine! Yes___ No___ Continue reading

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Cryptogram:Gettysburg on the Kaw

A simple cryptogram After solving the puzzle, you might take a look at this link. Continue reading

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