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A Simple Thank You

I breathed a hesitant sigh of relief a week ago when the school board announced its plans for budget cuts. Face it, the task was so daunting that NO decision they made would make everyone happy or protect all of the programs that impact the quality of ... Continue reading

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8th Grade Graduation Exam … in 1895

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/16/dunce_board.png Editing Note: As found in the comments below, this exam is most likely a Teachers Certification exam for eighth grade graduates that desired to teach lower grades. Nonetheless, it was an eighth grader taking the exam! WHAT IT TOOK TO GET AN 8th GRADE EDUCATION IN ... Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Act in Kansas HB2610

The Health and Human Services Committee schedule for tomorrow has changed slightly. Since the House of Representatives has been on the floor all day today (and I am still on the floor at this time) our committee meeting for today was canceled. Subsequently, Chairwoman Landwehr will be ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: “Mom, I’m Dating a Stripper”

"I'm going on a date with a stripper, mom," my boyfriend apparently said right before our first date. She was a little shocked. "She said she trusted my judgment," my boyfriend recalled when I asked him about it a while ago. Soon enough, though, the day comes ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: Wildcats, Cougars and Orange, Oh My!

Welcome to the second of four preliminary Field of 65 blogs. This is not meant to be a predictor, but a primer. Trust me, you don't want to take prediction advice from me. What do you want to see from Going Into Overtime this postseason? Do these ... Continue reading

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Wall of Destiny?

My stepson, Jeremy Robbins, and his roommate, Brent Boeken will record the Jayhawk's progress in this year's NCAA tournament in a BIG way. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/15/saDSC_6267.JPG It took them 5 hours to create their 13x7 foot bracket. In the process of repainting their house in northwest Lawrence, Brent suggested ... Continue reading

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How will Big 12 fare in NCAA first round?

Here's the great part about the few days leading up to the NCAA Tournament: No one's wrong. Yet. For instance, I like No. 13 Murray State over Vanderbilt, No. 12 Cornell over No. 5 Temple and No. 13 Siena over No. 4 Purdue. Gotta take some chances ... Continue reading

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Is Democracy As We Know It Dead?

Thomas Jefferson once opined that “an enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to exercise oversight”. I n our modern information age, is it any longer possible to be enlightened ... Continue reading

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Get Your Kinks Out: Ray Davies at Liberty Hall tonight! March, 15th

My brain did a time jag when my friend told me a couple of weeks back that Ray Davies would be performing at Liberty Hall sometime soon. Familiar sounding, why does that name sound so familiar? Then she followed it up with - Kinks. That did it. ... Continue reading

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Economic Myths: The Broken Window Fallacy

Late one night a young miscreant throws a rock through a bakery's front window. The next day the baker arrives to find a crowd standing outside his store, lamanting for the poor baker. The cost of replacing the broken window will be $500. However, one bright fellow ... Continue reading

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The Field of 65: The rough-and-tumble Midwest

Welcome to the first of four preliminary entries in The Field of 65. This is not meant to be a predictor, but a primer. Trust me, you don't want to take prediction advice from me. Today, the Midwest Region: Kansas University's region is not only the toughest ... Continue reading

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Breakfast: It’s what’s for dinner

I was trudging through the grocery store on Sunday afternoon, baby in tow, and my phone rang. My mother doesn’t call to check on me anymore; she calls to check on the baby. So while I perused the formula aisle, we chatted, and I complained that I ... Continue reading

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He went thataway

All the time I’m being flagged down while I’m on my bike and asked for directions. At first, I thought it was because the confused motorists realized that, since I was on a bike and didn’t exactly look like a Ride Across America tourist, I must be ... Continue reading

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Not….Quite…Gone

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/14/DSC_6173.JPG This is the pile in Kohl's parking lot on March 3rd. I went out Friday to check the pile of snow in the Kohl's parking lot. It was a bit dirty and disgusting, but there was still snow there. Checked one more time today, and there ... Continue reading

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Recap: Title game a foul affair for ‘Cats

This blog spent more than a few words yesterday talking about how Kansas' depth and supreme talent level made it OK for forward Marcus Morris to sit out with foul trouble. That may have been true, but having the big guy around on Saturday didn't hurt KU. ... Continue reading

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Everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way- Good health, good luck and happiness For today and every day. (Irish blessing) There’s something about St. Patrick’s Day that makes everyone Irish. It has been tradition since Dennis and I got married that we ... Continue reading

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The Weekly Round Up

Here are some of the deals I see around town this week. Please share what finds you come up with! I plan menus for my family every week based on what I have on hand...then I shop for produce and what I need to fill in the ... Continue reading

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Recap: Kansas overwhelms A&M with sheer talent

Kansas forward Marcus Morris found himself in foul trouble and his teammates managed to stay within striking distance of Texas A&M. Texas A&M guard Donald Sloan ran into foul problems as well, but his teammates couldn't stem KU's second-half tide. The difference in KU's 79-66 victory against ... Continue reading

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“Extreme” Hurricane Season Coming?

Sounds a bit extreme, don’t you think? There are some out there in the private forecasting community who think the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season will be one for the record books. Of course, it’s not impossible. However, the problem with this line of thinking is that predictions ... Continue reading