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2010 Tornado Season: So Far, So Slow

While it’s still early in the season for many parts of tornado alley, these low numbers don’t really surprise me given what the El Nino phenomenon can do to the tornado frequency across the Plains. El Nino, though weakening, is still in place. And the jetstream structures ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 9, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/05/mystery_man.png This is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This is ... Continue reading

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Say what?

I talk to my bikes. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. We don’t meet at the coffee shop and discuss our hopes and dreams. I don’t sidle up next to them at the bar and whisper sweet nothings into their … tubes. I don’t reveal to them ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Date Night

Steve Carell and Tina Fey, two of the most consistently funny people working in TV and movies today, star as a suburban married couple who spend one eventful night out on the town in Manhattan in “Date Night.” The premise itself is promising—it’s a mistaken identity caper ... Continue reading

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The National Debt - What does it mean to you?

The national debt grows at a rate of about $1 million per minute; or, $1.4 billion per day. Sit back, watch, and enjoy a few million dollars of time. var zFontColor = "#FFFFFF"; // Debt Value Color var zFontSize = 40;// Debt Font Size var zSpeed=4; The ... Continue reading

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3rd Entry

I just got home from my orchestra concert. It was really fun. I got to talk to quite a few of my friends before and after (and maybe even during...shh!). Unfortunately I heard from one of my friends that my "boyfriend" and I had broken up. He ... Continue reading

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New Gardener Seeking Advice

Last year was our first attempt at a small garden and it went well enough that we're looking to expand our garden with a few new vegetables. Since I have what I like to say is a black thumb, I would like to ask a few questions ... Continue reading

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April Is Poetry Month - The Reason Behind That Long Winter

Yes, April is National Poetry Month and has been since the Academy of America Poets proclaimed it as such in 1996. Thank heavens for poets and poetry - they make our lives better in incomprehensible ways. There are as many differing ways to celebrate poetry this month ... Continue reading

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Public Bus Route Change Veers Off-Course

Public transit route changes in works http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/08/bus_.png Bus Changes Proposed Other Links: Bus ends up in ditch near East Hills Business Park Transit bus gets stuck in ditch Continue reading

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The first week of April

Continuing the weather-themed 365 project, where I take a weather-related photograph once a day, I present the first week of April. April 1, 2010 It was a windy start to April. This photograph shows three different shots of the flag blowing in the breeze. Winds throughout the ... Continue reading

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Threaded Comments. Yes or No?

Since I can't create a poll (which would actually be a cool upgrade), what do you all think.... Threaded Comments. Yes or No? Continue reading

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The Great Songs: The Jayhawks - Blue

Week three of my new series spotlights a song that never, ever gets old. Some how, every time I hear it, it makes me want to sing to the rafters. I suppose it's as close to a gospel song as I'll ever have in my life. It's ... Continue reading

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Superintendent Doll: Lacking in Experience

UPDATE April 8, 2010: One contributor to the forum questioned the District Office Pictures (below) as being representative of Dr. Doll's experience. This blog specifically exposes Doll's experience and abilities regarding budgeting, personnel, and district size (enrollment). These graphs utilize data collected from the Kansas State Department ... Continue reading

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Them is Us

I was struck by the comments accompanying the news story about the young man who suffered brain damage during dental work. The majority of comments I read support the idea that he should be compensated handsomely for the injury he has received. The idea here seems to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/7/2010

Previous: IPS 3/24/2010 Next: IPS 4/12/2010 Hujiko, again, was the first to narrow down the location of this week's picture. Ralph narrowed it further. See below for the photo and why it's blurry Well, I missed last week and I'm a day late this week. The photo ... Continue reading

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Well, That was a long cold winter!

So now it is spring here in Lawrence! And not a moment to soon. I'm sure I'm not the only one ready to shake off the cabin fever. It's been nice to have a few days off, and hang out downtown a bit. Went to the porch(Freestate ... Continue reading

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Sick of the Pulse!!!!

So, I get a news paper that is the River City Pulse on my door. I beleave it comes once a week. I am so sick of this thing on my door. It's more annoying than useful. I don't want that paper on my door. How can ... Continue reading

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Ottawa University students take the social media plunge

Recently, I came across Braves TV on the Ottawa University Facebook Fan Page. Braves TV is a student-run media group using social media to show the world what life is REALLY like at Ottawa University. Braves TV consists of eight Ottawa students who were given cameras to ... Continue reading

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Threaded comments now enabled on our Web sites

A while back, we asked you about some changes we were considering to our comments. We listened, developed, tested and Wednesday we rolled out threaded comments on all of our sites. What does this mean? Well, in short, that's up to you. You could still comment the ... Continue reading

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A little Spring romance with Beach House

"Is it getting romantic yet, God d*$#it?" The guitarist's question was met with a round of applause at the Granada Tuesday night. Don't worry, it really did feel a little bit romantic. A few weeks ago I (along with many of you) tuned in to watch Conan ... Continue reading