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Sebelius would reinforce Obama’s ‘change’ message

Obama reportedly has narrowed his field for a running mate to five senators and two governors: Tim Kaine of Virginia and Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas, ...

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Book the Ballrooms! Electoral Map Says Obama in a Landslide

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and the Huffington Post have stories today on the electoral map for 2008.If the election were today, Sen. Barack Obama would win handily.Even solidly red ...

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So Much to See (7/27/2008)

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Previous: SMTS (7/20/2008+1) Next:SMTS 8/3/2008 dancemomx2 was last week's "winner". This time, when I say the subject of this week's picture is in the greater ...

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The Lonely Commute

There's nothing unusual about commuting alone. Watch the cars on I-70 or K10 at 7:45 a.m. and you'll see the vast majority whizzing by contain ...

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Political Rock Star and the School Girls

Those of us who were around in the 50's and 60's remember the way teenage school girls swooned over rock stars like Elvis Presley and ...

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Eighty Years Later, Time for a Little V.P. Lightning to Hit Kansas Again?

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lots of chatter about Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' possible selection as Sen. Barack Obama's running mate as the Vice Presidential candidate.Twenty states have had someone ...

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the nicest people in the world

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in 2005 I was fortunate enough to have participated in the Lawrence/Hiratsuka delegation. To this day I still can't forget how much fun it was ...

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Colorado’s James Dobson Not So Hot on Kansas’ Fred Phelps

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Thomas M. Cavaness ( from Colorado posted some interesting correspondence between himself and Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson's Rightwing religious organization. Of interest ...

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Treasure Hunt #7 - The Lone Wolf

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"Burning the ground, I break from the crowdI'm on the hunt, I'm after youScent and a sound, I'm lost and I'm foundand I'm hungry like ...

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Will You Soap My Back?

![][1]Life Cycle is a series of posts addressing the impacts of everyday items. _Getting cleaned up can be a dirty job. Today, our journey through ...

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The Heat Index and the Bike Commuter

These are the kinds of days when I dread biking to work.When the temperature has already climbed into the mid-80s by 7:30 a.m. and the ...

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Jayhawks in the News: Reality show edition

She was once a Jayhawk. (Okay, she was twice a Jayhawk). And [Jennifer Bertrand][1] has one thing on her mind: winning.According to a press release ...

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“Gonzo” captures the spirit of its tortured namesake

*The following is a re-printed excerpt from my report on March's SXSW Film Festival:After trying to hail a cab at the only dead intersection in ...

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Actors sidelined by lame mystery in new ‘X-Files’ movie

**In this age of procedural crime dramas like "CSI" and "Law & Order: Endless Spinoff Unit," it's surprising that ["The X-Files: I Want to Believe"][1] ...

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The Clinic chapter 1

by Megan as told to Reason McLucusThe story you are about to read is true. Thus locations are kept vague and, of course, names have ...

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Earth2 - 50 Minute War Chapter 1

President Willard Xavier (Brew) Brewster kept hoping someone would wake him up from his nightmare. But, he was reasonably certain he hadn't been dreaming. World ...

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Meanwhile, McCain Channels Captain Queeg

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think Sen. John McCain has finally lost it.While Sen. Barack Obama has been overseas tearing up crowds, looking Presidential, and making utterly reasonable foreign policy ...

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Maybe if I stay very still…

...he won't see me.Of course we don't view insects as thinking in the same way we do, but she was splayed out on this leaf ...

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Jenkins to Ryun: I Got You, “Babe”!

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former US Representative and world-class miler Jim Ryun thinks a slightly peeved female politician calling him "babe" in a debate is an insult?Seems to me ...

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“Title Town USA” voting begins today

Jayhawk fans, sharpen your pencils.Or rather, warm up that clickin' finger. Voting starts today for [ESPN's Title Town USA][1].[Lawrence][2] is one of 20 towns and ...

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