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Marketplace - We doubled our visits in 2009!

I've just completed some traffic analysis for Marketplace and wanted to share how our site is growing. In 2009, the number of visits to Marketplace has doubled over the previous year ! Some of this is attributable to the expansions made to the site over the last ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: The Red Fox

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board, and so do beautiful women for hire. I straight-up asked him and The Red Fox freely acknowledged it, adding that of course he knew these ones would never come in with the tide. He wanted it that ... Continue reading

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O’Brien/Leno Controversy

A brief summary of what happened. In 2004, amid worries that O'Brien would leave NBC since he was getting some offers, NBC promised O'Brien that he would take over the Tonight Show in 2009, essentially forcing Leno to retire. Leno didn't want to retire and was #1 ... Continue reading

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Recap: Offense abounds in Nebraska

A Doc Sadler-coached team and a Bill Self-coached team match up. What do you expect to see? Before Wednesday, I would have answered, "Defense," (capital D for emphasis!) right away. After Wednesday's 84-72 Kansas victory at Lincoln, Neb., I'm a bit confused. The Huskers posted an above-average ... Continue reading

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Is this Child Abuse or Discipline?

You are walking down the produce aisle of your local supermarket, when you see an eight-year-old girl reach up and grab an orange. Subsequently thirty seven oranges cascade onto the floor, and the girl's mother smacks her. What should you do? Do you advise the mother not ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/13/2010

Previous: IPS 1/6/2010 Next:IPS 1/20/2010 hujiko's domination continues. See the bottom of post for the answer. Hey, no one pointed out that I was a year off with the date in last week's post. What's up with that? OK. Well, last week I resisted the temptation to ... Continue reading

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A Little Information On Earthquakes

As you probably know, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has devastated the tiny country of Haiti. The quake was centered about 10 miles WSW of Port-au-Prince. This earthquake was centered on activity along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault and has been locked for the last 250 years. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/13/haiti_map.jpg To ... Continue reading

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Haiti

In case any of you haven't heard, Haiti was hit by a 7 point earthquake and much of the nation was leveled. They think the death toll could possibly be as high as 500,000. I just wanted to ask all of you to send your prayers their ... Continue reading

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“Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk” Euforquestra In Lawrence 1/15/10

Euforquestra, for those who don't know is a seven person collective that blends various types of traditional music from all over the globe and adds a nice touch of good 'ol jamminess to the mix to create an odd cocktail of genres they describe as "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk". If ... Continue reading

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Homegrown bluegrass in Lawrence this weekend Deadman @ the bottleneck

Get ready for a night of homegrown "redneckery", Lawrences own bluegrass quartet Deadman Flats will be bringing down the house at The Bottleneck this weekend. Make sure to come out and show some love to some of the most prominent names in Lawrence bluegrass. Check out these ... Continue reading

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Hank Aaron Weighs In on McGwire

If forgiveness is within Hank Aaron, can't we all just move on? Read the story for yourselves. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100112&content_id=7904404&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb Continue reading

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Buried Alive: A Conversation With Jimi Hendrix

It isn't often you get the chance to rest beside one of your all time favorite heroes! I recently received photos taken by my cousin, Kent, who has moved to Seattle, Washington, of a burial site for sale within walking distance to Jimi Hendrix. Now Kent is ... Continue reading

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Has Stimulus Failed?

The newly elected president was left with an economic mess. The bad policies of the previous administration and unwisely taking the country to war had left the economy in trouble, with high unemployment and declining GNP. The new president decided to implement a drastic change in economic ... Continue reading

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It may have been cold and snowy lately, but it’s been worse

We've had bitterly cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfall for the month of December, but it could be worse. In 1886, Kansas was struck with a blizzard; a blizzard that many were not prepared for, resulting in the death of at least 100 people. You can learn more ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take: LHS boys vs. SM North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take: LHS girls vs. SM North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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In case you missed it: Video of Frank Martin’s incident with Chris Merriewether

While editing the Cram Session on Tuesday night, I innocently stumbled upon some video I hadn't seen in our system. Turns out, we had video (courtesy of GoPowercat.com) showing KSU coach Frank Martin's much-publicized incident with Chris Merriewether during Saturday's game at Missouri. The story made national ... Continue reading

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Frugal Fitness

Two of the most popular New Year's Resolutions are Getting Fit/Losing Weight and Gaining Control of Finances/Reducing Debt. Very admirable...but conflicting if you look at the price of personal trainers, weight loss programs, fitness equipment and gyms. It just so happens that these are two of my ... Continue reading

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Ninth season of ‘American Idol’ provides memorable kickoff

Even though the players may retire, get traded or released, the team remains on the field. That's the reality of professional sports ... and the reality behind reality TV icon "American Idol." Now entering its 9th season, the most juggernauty of all prime time's juggernauts embraced its ... Continue reading

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Understanding where ‘freezing fog’ comes from

A rather dense area of freezing fog shrouded nearly all of Northeast Kansas on Tuesday morning. That left much of south facing trees coated in a white frost-like ice. The wind was light, but out of the south, while the fog moved through. That south wind allowed ... Continue reading