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Home Depot and Lowe’s Coupons

When you move, you inevitably find yourself replacing, fixing, or improving *something* in your living space. I think this is true whether you are moving into a dorm, an apartment, a rental house or your own new home. When we moved last spring we found ourselves at ... Continue reading

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August 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

In case you were not already aware of it, there is a large number of college age kids back in Lawrence now. Police were kept busy all night. There were an extremely large number of; disturbances, vehicle stops and noise complaints as compared to the rest of ... Continue reading

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Always the right price at Half Price Books

A month ago I purchased a cookbook at Half Price Books. The book is titled Great Food Fast. It is a compilation of recipes from the Everyday Food magazine (From the kitchens of Martha Stewart Living). The book is a few years old. The cover price on ... Continue reading

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Illegal immigrant amnesty?

you know its going to happen inevitably. but what would your list be, in order to allow this process to occur? my first two years of work in australia, as a legal immigrant, were taxed almost double to the average citizen. what should it be for those ... Continue reading

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Guess Who is not Paying Taxes - Round II

About a week ago I published some original research that supported the hypothesis that approximately half of all households pay little or no federal income tax. I was denounced as a hypocrite and a liar. This time I present data from the Wall Street Journal (that reactionary ... Continue reading

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August 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another storm filled, hectic night for emergency crews and Westar throughout Douglas County. Lawrence Police were kept busy responding on the normal Friday night calls along with the added call load from the storms that passed through the area. Police handled several non injury accidents, disturbances, noise ... Continue reading

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Has your life, improved over the last four or five years?

I am curious, as I have not been in the USA for almost three years now. But in America, how are things going for you? Continue reading

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Americans get social - but how?

This infographic has been making the rounds on Twitter this week, but if you haven't yet seen it, it's well worth a look (click to enlarge): Essentially, social media marketing firm Hasai took a look at a bunch of pretty standard stats on social media - but ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Oh! The Torture”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Assassination, beer, fall, fear, heck, initiation, neck, plot, street, treat, wall, what. Oh! the Torture! (At the hands of agents of the U.S. Government) Wearing female panties on my head, ... Continue reading

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August 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An extremely busy overnight with the storms that rolled through the area last night. Around 10:45 p.m. Lawrence Police received a 911 call about two vehicles that were seen "ramming each other" in the 500 block of Louisiana Street as they traveled southbound. The vehicles were last ... Continue reading

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The crazy reading spree continues…

Last night I read the novel *The Watchman*, by Robert Crais. His main character is Joe Pike, an ex-Marine, ex-cop and current bad-ass private investigator. In this novel, Pike is tasked with protecting a young super-rich wild woman named Larkin (think Paris Hilton) who was involved in ... Continue reading

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August 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were busy from the start last night. At 10:30 p.m. emergency dispatchers received at least four calls from people advising that they had heard between five and seven gunshots in the area of the 900 block of E 21st Terrace. Police responded to that area ... Continue reading

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Don’t Kill These Guys!

You may have noticed these large wasps flying around and making burrows in loose soil. They may look fierce and frightening but they are actually not very aggressive. These are Cicada Killers and the female digs burrows in loose soil and she provisions the nest with cicadas ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/17/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 8/7/2011 Next:IPS 8/24/2011 littleone identified the subject this week. See the answer at the bottom of this post A little late, but the middle of the week may be my new home. A little busy this week so won't regale you with my subtle, insightful ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC returns to form, defeats Portland 3-1

**Full time** There you have it. Sporting Kansas City returns to its winning ways in front of the home crowd, beating the Portland Timbers, 3-1. Graham Zusi was the easy choice for man of the match with his two goals. Newcomer Saad netting his first goal in ... Continue reading

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Bevy’s Book Blog

Just finished another Susan Wittig Albert novel titled **Wormwood**. It's a China Bayles mystery. This time the intrepid Ms. Bayles is visiting a Shaker village in Kentucky with her friend. The friend suspects that all is not right in the Village - suspicious activities have been occurring ... Continue reading

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Episode I: Training camp

The following is Episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. It was posted on Sunday, Aug. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3faRzQbJgeI&feature=channel_video_title Continue reading

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August 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

With more and more students moving back into the area everyday, that calls have not really changed to much for Lawrence Police. Lawrence Police were kept busy in the immediate area of Lawrence Memorial Hospital overnight. There was a subject making suicidal statements after just being released ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 16 - Surprise smoothie, potato pancakes

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? So, when a certain 2-year-old butterfingers dropped our yellow CSA watermelon this week, we made a smoothie. Just take a halved small watermelon (above, already prepared, as it stands) and scoop the flesh into a blender, seeds and ... Continue reading

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August 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another very quiet night in Douglas County. Shortly before 11 p.m. a woman called 911 to report that someone had "abandoned" a Pit Bull in her backyard. The woman stated that she was afraid of the dog and would not be able to let her dogs out ... Continue reading

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