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Does Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, follow federal guidelines?

Since Haskell Indian Nations University is a federal school ran by The Bureau of Indian Education, we wonder, are they following federal policy ? Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and her posse ( the usual suspects, Dan Wildcat, Venida Chenault, Stan Holder, Chris Redman and assorted minions ( all of ... Continue reading

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Sidewalk scofflaws

I read with interest the other day [the story][1] that Lawrence’s Bicycle Advisory Committee had discussed an old law that makes it illegal to ride a bike on some sidewalks. The ordinance, on the books since the 1970s, states, “It shall be unlawful for any person to ... Continue reading

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Big 12’s elite have major flaws; and the worst pick in ChatterTV’s short history

After Saturday's college football games, I attempted to think about the big picture in the Big 12. Since the conference had three teams ranked in the top 10 heading into the weekend, it appeared the Big 12 had a decent chance of landing a team in the ... Continue reading

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Stay Ahead of the Coupon Game with this Timely Tip

Another week has passed and here we are; it's Sunday again. This week I’m writing to you from Asheville, North Carolina where I’m attending a Blogger’s Conference. As I was looking through the ads, the coupons and the sales I thought to myself: “I’ve got to get ... Continue reading

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Obama: Too Close to Ground Zero

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran spoke to the United Nations, Thursday (September 23, 2010). During the speech Ahmadinejad claimed that the September 11 attacks were staged by the United States. According to CBS News, Ahmadinejad stated, "That some segments within the U.S. government ... Continue reading

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Target helps you stretch your style dollar

This week I think I’m going to stock up on some fall clothing essentials at Target. There are really good deals in Sunday’s ad. Women’s leggings by Mossimo are $5. These are perfect to wear with the tunics I’ve been seeing everywhere. Hanes fleece sweatshirts or pants ... Continue reading

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A clearer view of Jupiter and Uranus

Since the sky was a but clearer and Jupiter's apparent position is further from the moon, I spent some time tonight getting some better shots. Here's one with Jupiter and Uranus labeled to give people a better idea of what we are seeing. Continue reading

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A big week for Big Blue

It's been quite a week for Facebook - wunderkind founder Mark Zuckerberg jumped to 35th on the Forbes 400, rumors of a FB phone were on, then off, then kind of vague, the controversial Facebook-inspired film "The Social Network" hit theater preview screens and, to top it ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com comments return, load times may be slow

**5:10 p.m. update** We've fixed the comments issue, meaning you should see comments on stories and blog posts now. There may be some slow load times, however, while we work on a permanent solution. We'll keep you updated! We're currently experiencing a technical glitch with our comments ... Continue reading

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By Special Consensus, an evening of bluegrass

In my opinion, there is no better live music concert than good bluegrass. Tickets are surprising affordable as are the popcorn and homemade pie. At least that was how it was Thursday night in Valley Falls, Kansas. The Special Consensus, a bluegrass band “with an attitude” based ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to our KU football haiku winner!

**4:59 p.m. update** We randomly selected our winner, who just happened to post the final comment on the blog! Congratulations to [hedro80][1] and thank you to everyone who posted and tweeted your haikus. We had a blast reading them all day. Here is the winning haiku: *What ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Train”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Die, do, do, eat, feat, find, fine, goodbye, heart, knife, life, line, line, smart, whoo, whoo. Train! By L. Don Oliver We all called him train, No purer person you ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: One blown assignment results in blocked punt

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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Hole-y roller

I have a hole in my backside. Lest you think I'm trying to get all juvenile (as if) in pursuit of virtual eyeballs or even invoking a euphemism to get away with putting something dirty on the Interwebs (a first, I'm sure), rest assured my words are ... Continue reading

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Last night’s sky.

Last night was the harvest moon and I hope everyone got to enjoy it. I got home from teaching at around 9:30 and thought about eating supper and going to bed. Instead I ended up taking my camera outside-not so much to take pictures of the moon ... Continue reading

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Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses longing to have…….paw paw!

Three years ago, I tried a paw paw for the first time and I loved it! I thought I was one of a select few who had never tasted the deliciously smooth textured vanilla, mango and banana fruit. Most recently, last Saturday at the Farmer's Market, I ... Continue reading

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Obama Shrugged

One of America's most recognized investigative reporters, Bob Woodward, has just released a new book, "Obama's Wars." A recent Washington Post article provides this glimpse, from the book, of President Obama's attitude towards a potential terrorist attack. Woodward's book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged ... Continue reading

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Right Wing Ripoff – Health Insurance Across State Lines

One of the tenants of the Republican “Pledge to America” is to repeal the healthcare bill that was just passed and allow for the purchase of insurance across state lines. This is just dumb, and if implemented will ensure that the you, the consumer, gets ripped off. ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: News on New Mexico State

Although the loss to North Dakota State in the season opener might say otherwise, this week’s matchup with winless New Mexico State could be just what the Kansas University football team needs to cure its ails. The Jayhawks may have limped into the 2010 season but all ... Continue reading

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Feedback on an Uneven Performance

One of the problems with deciphering Barack Obama and his administration's behavior is that any model or insight runs into cross currents generated by Republicans and those who seem to be naturally cynic. It is obvious from the appearances and messages of the Administration that it is ... Continue reading