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September 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 10:38 p.m. last night Lecompton Fire along with LDCFM and KTA Troopers were called to WB I-70 at mile marker 199.7 on reports of a single vehicle accident. Troopers arrived and found a vehicle had traveled through a bridge guardrail and there were five people with ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/31/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 8/24/2011 Next: IPS 9/7/2011 FanceeNancee identified the subject this week. See the bottom of this post for the answer and full photo. Is this the hardest first image I've ever done? I hope so... You might remember my writing how I would be focusing on ... Continue reading

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It’s the future - but where’s social media?

Since the future's on everyone's mind right now - by which we really mean the long Labor Day weekend - we thought it'd be a good time to look back at these feel-good AT&T ads from 1993, which depict The Future in some ways that look, from ... Continue reading

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Aggies officially out; A&M will leave the Big 12 in 2012

What many had assumed was just a formality for weeks became official Wednesday morning when Texas A&M officials officially announced that the school would be leaving the Big 12 to seek membership in another conference. That conference, as we all know by now, is the SEC, which ... Continue reading

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A fan first (in New Mexico), KU walk-on Shane Smith expected to play in first collegiate game Saturday

Shane Smith couldn’t keep his eyes open. It was April 1, 1991. Shane — currently a sophomore Kansas University defensive lineman — was watching the men’s basketball national championship game between Kansas and Duke with his father, Terry, at their home in New Mexico. There are times ... Continue reading

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August 31st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just after 10 p.m. in Lawrence, LPD was called to the 300 block of Missouri Street to investigate a narcotics complaint. About 20 minutes later there was another narcotics investigation in the 500 block of Congressional Drive. Case numbers were pulled for both, beyond that there was ... Continue reading

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It’s game week: Top question facing each Big 12 football squad

This time of year — more specifically this week — holds a certain amount of special sports significance across the country. Perhaps you'll feel an added jolt of enthusiasm this week as you go about your daily routine. College football is upon us. The seven-month drought is ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 08/30/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill's reasons ... Continue reading

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Bye-bye bounty: CSA week 18 — Soy un Pepper

When I was in high school, I picked up a vintage Dr. Pepper shirt from some random place (Friend’s closet? Garage sale? The drama department at school?) that said “Soy un Pepper” on it. I was taking high school Spanish and thought it was funny, so I ... Continue reading

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Fish Fajitas, Central Market Style

My sister, Amy, and I thought that I should come and visit her in Dallas before my baby turned two, since kids under two can fly free. Plus, she dangled a "my husband has some points to burn on American" carrot, and I decided, possibly against my ... Continue reading

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August 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet night in Douglas County. Not much activity of any kind. Police in Lawrence conducted the usual vehicle stops and responded on a few disturbances. Lawrence Fire was called to the 1800 block of Naismith on a dumpster fire. No structures or vehicles were in ... Continue reading

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Guess Who is Paying Taxes - Really.

This blog continues my exploration of federal income taxes I extended my TurboTax analysis to incomes up to $110,000. The table shows the federal taxes paid for the incomes listed. The first two entries followed the same methodology used in my last blog - family of four ... Continue reading

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Our local highways and sofas.

Our local highways and interstates, often cited as a worrisome danger, were recently subjected to the additional threat of the annual migration of students. Based on my own first-hand experiences on K-10 and I-70, I have come to a conclusion: some of you might not be ready ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/29/2011

Last week, the Royals were on the road but still won half of their games. That's a successful road trip for even the best teams. For the Royals it's reason to celebrate, because they've been miserable on the road this year (22-42). The Royals are making up ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - After the Fall!

Small bank failures will continue to increase and the Wall Street banks will purchase them. They will retain the productive banks and then will closed the unproductive banks, placing more people in the unemployment line. Homes and farms will be foreclosed on and auctioned off, Small Businesses ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Zucchini Curry

Loaded down with zucchini from your garden or CSA? Or maybe you’ve just noticed they’re super cheap right now at the store. Take advantage with this unusual curry dish and then freeze some of zucchini now for use in this dish in the winter. **Zucchini Curry** 1/2 ... Continue reading

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Dear dad …

I tend to do some of my best thinking when I’m mowing the lawn, which, now that I think about it, means I’m exercising my mental midgetry only once every week or so in the growing season, and far less often ever since a long, hot summer ... Continue reading

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August 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a busy weekend, things quieted back down this morning in Lawrence. Most of the nights activity consisted of fairly frequent activity for Police. Noise complaints, vehicle stops and a few parking violations. At 2:30 a.m. LDCFM was called out to the 1000 block of Emery Road ... Continue reading

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August 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night full of what seemed like an increased Police presence in Lawrence. Officers handled more than 20 alcohol violations after 10 p.m. with the last one just before 2 a.m. Police handled a number of noise complaints, disturbances and conducted many vehicle stops throughout the night. ... Continue reading

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HyVee’s Annual General Mills Cereal Sale is Here

I've had email after email asking me if I know when the annual General Mills cereal sale will be at HyVee this year and I now have an answer: The fabulous "Your Cereal Is Basically Free" sale on General Mills cereals will begin THIS WEDNESDAY, August 31! ... Continue reading

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