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*Free the Hog* (UPDATED)

*Free the Hog* Your voices have been heard. A resolution is soon upon us. Continue reading

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Big 12 Conference lives on

**10:07 p.m. Update** Hey all, one more update for tonight... The Big 12's official website now has confirmed this situation and it also has released a story with quotes and comments from several people around the league. Thought the feel-good piece might be enjoyable for some of ... Continue reading

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Just cause

I’d like to meet the evil genius who first paired charitable causes with endurance athletic events — and sock him right in the kisser. Or maybe just write him a check. You can’t swing an uninsured, diabetic, heart-diseased, HIV-positive, homeless, arthritic, abandoned cat without hitting someone who ... Continue reading

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Symphony in the Flint Hills— A Kansas weekend

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/14/Flint_Hills_3-1.jpg Over 6,000 in attendance at the Fifth Anniversary of the Symphony in the Flint Hills on Saturday, June 12, 2010, were cheering right from the beginning. The first standing ovation was to Governor Mark Parkinson who loves Kansas and Kansans. In a departure from the usual ... Continue reading

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Just Add Wine

I recently discovered a tasty treasure neatly tucked away just seven miles from the Kansas Speedway. Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery sits on 14 acres in Basehor Kansas and is family owned and operated. They grow ten different varieties of grapes to produce a selection of 15 different ... Continue reading

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Report: A&M declines Pac-10’s offer; Pac-10 commish heading to Kansas City

**10:50 p.m. Update:** It doesn't appear as if Larry Scott's plane is coming to KCI tonight. Keegan and I have been at the private plane terminal for the past hour and there is no sign of Scott or the plane. The guys behind the desk said that ... Continue reading

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Green bean recipe is a winner with my family

I’ve been noticing fresh green beans advertised at our grocers are very plentiful this time of year. And my family loves green beans. I usually boil the beans and add a little butter, salt and pepper, or sometimes a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and ... Continue reading

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$0.30 Milk, Free Toothbrushes Produce Coupons and More

Sunday is upon us and its time to round up some deals...I've got both free stuff and cheap stuff to make your shopping week interesting: There is an unadvertised deal on Smart Balance milk at Dillons: Buy any Smart Balance Spread, Milk or Peanut Butter and receive ... Continue reading

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Flood watch brings opportunity for important reminder about dangers of high water

There have been a number of recent weather-related stories that have focused around the number-one severe weather-related killer: flooding. In early May, a storm system dumped heavy rain over portions of the southeast United States. This resulted in record flooding for portions of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. ... Continue reading

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Musical theater and murder unveiled in ‘Curtains’

From the creators of "Chicago" and "Cabaret," the musical “Curtains” is a high-energy production, pulling the audience through a zoo of characters and plot twists. Along with a few moments of ingenuity in directing, Lawrence Community Theatre’s cast lends the musical enough energy to zip along quickly. ... Continue reading

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Five Big 12 schools left out of talks visit via teleconference

**12:29 a.m. Update:** So much for a slow Saturday. Although nothing major happened there were plenty of rumors to keep up with. Hope we got to most of them. Looks like everything has gone to bed for the night so I'll do the same. From everything we're ... Continue reading

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Why didn’t you make it go away Mr. President?

The United States government raised a 2,700 ton ballistic missile carrying Soviet submarine (possibly completely intact) that was over 300 feet long and from a depth of 16,500 feet under the Pacific Ocean in 1974, over 1,500 miles from the nearest land, but today our government is ... Continue reading

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Crocs Half Price

Update: I just got another code from a friend of mine: use the code STACK15 to receive an additional 15% off your entire order AND free shipping. More Crocs deals this weekend! The cool thing about the price drops this time is that they have them on ... Continue reading

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A Swampyville Story!

A Special Day, By L. Don Oliver Fishing upon the bank, Of a lazy flowing stream; No thoughts of tomorrow, Relaxing within my dream; An old cracked cane pole, Resting gently upon my knee; Thoughts of the now, Lost in my reverie; The ripple upon the stream. ... Continue reading

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Curmudgeonly professor admits that athletics matter!

As anyone who has read my moderately frequent chat board comments can attest (Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?), I am squarely among those curmudgeonly KU professors who think that college athletics has gone over the top in terms of placing money and elite athletic performance above academics and common ... Continue reading

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Realignment will create incredibly awkward season in 2010

With every new report that surfaces on college realignment, the Big 12 seems more and more like a ticking time bomb. Colorado bolted to the Pac-10 on Thursday. Nebraska just left for the Big Ten on Friday. Two down. Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State appear ... Continue reading

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CAT Quarry Play Set $9.99

bTrendie is an invite only shopping event that changes from day to day. Every few days a new "boutique" or "event" is showcased and a select few items are on a deeply discounted price. Today one of the items bTrendie is showcasing are Kettler construction toy sets. ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

This weekend will have both Red Plum and Smart Source inserts. Check them out to see what's in store. While you are planning your shopping don't forget to check out Zip2Save for printable coupons to round out your trip. Continue reading

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Great Days in June

These are great days to live in, Bros. Today is another Go Barefoot Day. Next Friday is Go Fishing Day. Then on the 25th, it is Take your Dog to Work Day. How cool is that? Along with the solstice on the 21st, we also have Flag ... Continue reading

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Bumping and humping along

The first time I saw a sign pointing out a speed hump, I reverted to my 16-year-old inner child. Speed hump? Tee hee. Sounds more like a furtive near-sex act than an honest-to-gosh road feature. I recall driving out of my way to show the sign to ... Continue reading