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Take advantage of store coupons at Michaels, Office Depot, Sears, Hancock and Kohl’s

This week in the Journal-World ads, I noticed some store coupons. Michaels has a 20 percent off entire purchase on Sunday only between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. Also at Michaels, 40 percent off one regular priced item through Dec. 10. These are great if ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 6, 9:09 p.m. - Can KU still snag Fedora? Plus more on Sumlin, Fedora’s similarities to Bill Self and other interesting nuggets

**9:09 p.m. Update:** Just got done with the men's basketball game and figured I'd update you with a quick recap of where we're at heading into Sunday. • For starters, even though Houston lost to Southern Miss in Saturday's Conference-USA title game, there still seems to be ... Continue reading

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What makes Thomas Robinson such a great defensive rebounder? Plus, KU, South Florida predictions

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on South Florida on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what's one thing you took away from KU's 77-54 victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday? **Tom Keegan:** That games against opponents that are that overmatched ... Continue reading

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December 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence kept pretty busy after 2 a.m. this morning. Officers responded on seven noise complaints, four disturbances, two trespassing complaints, two false burglary alarms, and one animal complaint. Lawrence Police also conducted at least four vehicle stops. Nothing too exciting or out of the ordinary ... Continue reading

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Percolator plans to tell developers, “Please don’t take our sunshine away.”

If you read [today's Town Talk][1] by Chad Lawhorn, you know that next week the City Commission will hear discussion about whether a six-story hotel/apartment building should be allowed to be built the southeast corner of the intersection of Ninth and New Hampshire. Among those concerned parties ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 5, 7:18 p.m. - Five favorites for the KU job? Plus, will Sumlin go to A&M or ASU? And a deeper look at Sonny Dykes

**7:18 p.m. Update:** One more link: This SB Nation report says that Arizona State has ended talks with Houston coach Kevin Sumlin. http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/12/2/2606803/arizona-state-kevin-sumlin-houston-end-talks-coach Again, this could make it more likely that Sumlin goes to Texas A&M, which hypothetically would give KU a better chance of landing Larry ... Continue reading

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Recap: Hey, that looks more like a Bill Self defense …

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. One of Kansas coach Bill Self's best accomplishments since he arrived at KU is his ability to ... Continue reading

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Cookie sale aims to help fund Lawrence Arts Center Preschool

Kids and cookies go together like Santa and his reindeer. And for some Lawrence kids, cookies are just what they need to help bring holiday cheer to their preschool. The Lawrence Arts Center Preschool Cookie Sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for the award-winning ... Continue reading

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December 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before I started listening this morning at 2 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to investigate an armed robbery, as I was not listening when the incident was originally dispatched at 11:45 a.m., I am unable to say where the robbery occurred. Police records do show the ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 4, 6:07 p.m. - Sherman out at A&M?; chat transcript; 2 very different lists; plus more on Fedora and Ole Miss

**6:07 p.m. Update:** Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman just recently threw out a Tweet that said Texas A&M has decided to get rid of head coach Mike Sherman. Nothing official yet, but, if true, the move would open the door for Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora ... Continue reading

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The Poverty Game

Once again we have a ruckus over poverty numbers. Is Douglas County suffering a high poverty rate? Are the US Census numbers valid? Of the five counties listed with the worst poverty data in Kansas three are homes to State Regents Universities. Is that an accident or ... Continue reading

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A concert with all that Jazz: KPR presents “A Big Band Christmas”

**UPDATE:** Phil Wilke of KPR notified Lawrence.com that Kevin Mahogany has been injured and cannot travel to Saturday's concert. Replacing him will be Kansas City jazz singer Ron Gutierrez. The concert will go on as planned. Jazz lovers will get an early Christmas present again this year ... Continue reading

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In what area is KU better than originally thought? Plus, predictions for KU, FAU

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Florida Atlantic on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what's something interesting you took away from Bill Self's press conference on Monday? **Tom Keegan:** The way the guy's mind works. You could ask him ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 3, 4:46 p.m. - USM speaks up; Leach to WSU; What’s next for KU; Plus, a deeper look at Mark Stoops

**4:46 p.m. Update:** The folks at Southern Miss seem to be hearing about all of the interest in head football coach Larry Fedora and they're preparing for a battle... The following has been posted on the USM official site in the AD's Blog section. http://www.southernmiss.com/genrel/113011aaa.html Here's the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Path to Destruction”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Be, blame, contain, cry, desire, fire, lead, me, seed, why. Path to Destruction! By L. Don Oliver On a path of least resistance, No matter where it would ____; Aware ... Continue reading

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November 30th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning just after 12:30 a.m., Emergency Dispatchers received reports of an accident in the 500 block of Wakarusa Drive. One of the callers stated that one of the involved vehicles had rolled and was now on its side and blocking the roadway. Police arrived quickly and ... Continue reading

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Keeping a lid on the party (an ode to Pinterest)

As a working mom, a lot of the time I'm pretty horrible at following through. I will get all excited about something and then not have enough time/energy/remaining braincells to actually do it. I could give you examples, but honestly they're endless, just ask my friends and ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 2, 4:44 p.m. - Couple of rumblings, darkhorse candidates, a timeline, and more…

**4:44 p.m. Update:** Starting to hear a couple of rumblings that could impact the coaching search at KU. The first is out of Ole Miss, where some are reporting that Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, 35, may be hired by the Rebels. That would be a great ... Continue reading

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November 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police made at least one drug related arrest in the 900 block of Emery Road. There was not much information available about this as it was something the officer witnessed while on patrols. LPD and LDCFM responded on three medical related emergencies throughout ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 11/28/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • Full press conference audio has been posted. • **Self would like to get a certain number of minutes from his bench.** He would be happy with ... Continue reading