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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

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Hearing set on medicinal marijuana Act Bill HB2610

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/12/SupportMedicalMarijuana.png Greetings, I am excited to finally share with you some positive news regarding the Medical Marijuana Act Bill HB2610. This week on the front page of the USA Today there was an article regarding “State Actions on Legalizing Marijuana” and they mentioned Kansas with a brief ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Green Zone

[two and a half stars] It's quality review content over quality of production, right? Here is the worst-looking webcam review ever. The audio was fine (save for a couple microphone pops here and there), the lighting was fine, but the frame rate sucks, so there’s lots of ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Want to get a head start on clipping coupons this weekend? Check out the Coupon Preview at Super Jenn! Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Forgiving a Jerk

If you go to any strip club/bar/store on a regular basis, you develop a kind of relationship with the people who work there. After several months, it might feel more like a friendship, and you can get pretty close. But if a customer and friend suddenly completely ... Continue reading

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Great Google-y Moogly

I received an e-mail first thing Wednesday morning. Then one of the RSS feeds to which I subscribe broke the news. Then another. And another. Later, the news hit a listserve I follow. I’m sure it was all over Twitter and Facebook and every other online social-media ... Continue reading

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Recap: Kansas unsteady but decent vs. Tech

Kansas has won games on the strength of its guard play, its shooting and its defense multiple times this season. Thursday, the Jayhawks won because of their size and talent around the basket. Look no further than StatSheet's breakdown of the game to see how completely KU ... Continue reading

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Texas Drops Thomas Jefferson Like a Hot Potato

The Texas State Board of Education has decided to drop any mention of Thomas Jefferson and the Age of Enlightenment from it's curriculum. Jefferson was a Christian but also a philosopher and along with Locke, Hobbes, Voltaire, Hume and others was one of the most influential philosophers ... Continue reading

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CoCo is coming to K.C.!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/11/conan1.png Has your funny bone been sedentary since Conan O'Brien was unceremoniously dumped from his gig at "The Tonight Show?" Well, now's your chance to give it a jump-start. The red-headed funny guy just announced dates and locations for his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television ... Continue reading

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fire on harper street

to the comment regarding this fire and no one being hurt very bad. A person was hurt and was in critical condition. Doing so much better thankfully. They had to be lifeflighted and if that is not bad I don't no what is. to the comment about ... Continue reading

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Ironic Advertising - Was that on purpose?

Here are three screen shots from a recent news article. The story is very serious: $100,000 in damage to a house due to an electrical fire. The embedded advertising seems to pick up on key words in the story. The result? An advertisement for Current Safe Home ... Continue reading