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Big 12 Conference Week 4 awards

Week 4 has ended. The Big 12 Conference is 34-8 overall with one more weekend of games before conference play begins.It's no secret the Big ...

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New England aster

particular aster is from my yard. Taking its picture made me think about all the great things that must be blooming in the local prairies. ...

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FEMA Should Be Replaced

I wrote the following essay after Hurricane Katrina suggesting that there is a government agency that is better able to handle disaster response than FEMA. ...

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Sgt. Rafael Peralta Deserves a Medal of Honor

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' decision to award Sgt. Rafael Peralta a Navy Cross instead of a Medal of Honor makes no sense.Either Peralta grabbed ...

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Charles “Ted Baxter” Gibson

Charles Gibson is the leading candidate for this week's Ted Baxter Award. The award is given to an individual who has done the most to ...

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willow-leaved sunflowers

are some willow-leaved sunflowers from my yard. They are about 7 feet tall, but a little sprawl-y. I like them because they're as low-maintenance as ...

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Biden: Dan Quayle II

I wasn't much into politics when Dan Quayle was vice president, but I heard enough about his gaffes that I questioned his intelligence, despite his ...

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Reporter trains with Army’s border transition team

Army Specialist Jason Neuhaus enjoys being one of the bad guys.At Fort Riley, Neuhaus, of Herrington, is one of the OPFORs, short for "opposing force." ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 10 - Working girl

In the world of fashion, "out of touch" is probably the most dreaded phrase imaginable. More than tacky, matchy-matchy or impractical, to be sure. Nope, ...

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Gervais livens up ‘Ghost Town’

["Ghost Town"][1] is the kind of movie that can sink or swim on its casting alone. I mean, it's not like we haven't seen this ...

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Hollywood Clip Joint for Thursday, Sept. 18

Questions about the "Iron Man" sequels? The DVD release? Upcoming storylines? "The Avengers" and future Marvel tie-ins? An IMAX release? This long interview at SuperheroHype ...

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Fall Is Almost Here

The start of fall gets lost in translation.Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. All the kids head back to school, the pools close, ...

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You Won’t Believe This Gig

How about traveling the world and writing about it-for pay!Pam Grout has this gig. She is a professional travel writer and author of Kansas Curiosities, ...

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Fungus

The weekend's deluge decimated my poor tomatoes. All the red fruit split and their previously tolerable fungal infection ran riot, killing almost all the plants. ...

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Musical equipment reported stolen from vehicle

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported a 1973 blue Chevrolet Nova was criminally damaged and two Rockford Fosgate ...

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Facility upgrades one step closer

I understand the argument. I realize that there are both good and bad things that will come out of the [proposed facility upgrades][1] at Lawrence ...

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Zarco

I miss Zarco.I miss that beacon of light in the early morning dawn before daylight and that welcoming sight at night when I am coming ...

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A Time To Knock Off Hats

"Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to ...

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Another one bites the dust?

Republican Senator Pat Roberts seems to have a stranglehold on his Senate seat. A promising new challenger arose for the 2008election in former Representative Jim ...

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ROCK THE VOTE

Why do we not have a ROCK THE VOTE in Kansas? Would that not bring voters out and get them excited about voting? In Kansas ...

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