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IPS NO Winners

I know it's been a long time between posts. I've had the partial images up for a week and I'm ready to give up and post the complete image. But I'll wait til tomorrow. So, if you like, take one more look at the images and see ... Continue reading

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Scorching Temperatures Are Back Again

I suppose that it is bound to happen. It is August in Kansas after all. Extreme heat will make its return to northeast Kansas by Sunday and keep going well into next week. Computer models are consistently putting our daytime highs into the mid-to-upper 90's through Thursday ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Take a look at the [Sunday Coupon Preview][1] and see what is in store for you next week! [1]: http://enlnks.com/SFPI Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Kenny Gregory earns bragging rights in KU’s 1999 home win over Ohio State

After reading Gary Bedore's update on former KU player Kenny Gregory this week, I figured Gregory would be a good topic for the latest Jayhawk Flashback. When talking with Gary, former KU center Eric Chenowith said one of the best games he remembered from Gregory was his ... Continue reading

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Beware of the Phrog

I’ve blogged before and likely will again that one of the nice things about bike commuting regularly is the connection to nature. And, no, I don’t necessarily mean in the hippy-dippy “Love Your Mother” sense. But it’s nice to be somewhat in tune with the weather, the ... Continue reading

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Hey kids! It’s Truckstop Honeymoon!

On Thursday night the Summer gave us a break from the heat long enough for a night out with local darlings Truckstop Honeymoon. The Lawrence Public Library hosted Last Splash Bash as a way to mark the end of one incredible Summer. Latchkey kids and bluegrass music ... Continue reading

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Songs Sung Blue: farewell, forlorn, sad songs.

With one friend in the hospital having additional cancer surgery, and word from another friend about an ex hospitalized with a torn aorta, it seems like a fine day for crying. Today's song title game needs to bring tears to your eyes. It can be a song ... Continue reading

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Free BirdsEye Vegetables

If you haven't checked out the new service [Zip2Save][1] you should give it a try. You will find local coupons and deals as well as printable coupons, including those from SmartSource and RedPlum. Today at [Zip2Save][2] I found a B1G1 coupon where a purchase of either VandeKamp's ... Continue reading

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CellFire Redeem and Receive Coupons

[CellFire][1] is trying a new promotion for Kroger stores that will net you an additional $1 coupon loaded to your Dillons card called "Redeem and Receive". I post this hesitantly because their last promotion with the "Up to $10 off" promotion went South so quickly...but its worth ... Continue reading

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QAM Qualms?

**Update October 10th 2011:** *Since this blog was first published Knology purchased Sunflower Broadband. Except for a $5 increase in the monthly charges ($61.90/month) programming and policies remained virtually the same, other than the occasional changes in QAM channels.* *Knology has recently begun encrypting much of their ... Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement

I remember the following. When it was alleged the left (hard arrogant left) went after this man with a vengeance. Another rush to judgment. Lot of that lately. The Department of Defense announced today that retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John D. Lavelle has been nominated posthumously ... Continue reading

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The Arrogant Hard Left

I wrote once about my experience with the “hard” left at a Congressional Town hall meeting. This musing is about some of the people encountered on this blog space. Now, it is appreciated that the LJW provides a forum for community comment. All sorts of opinions may ... Continue reading

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Missouri Votes to Block Obama’s Health Insurance Mandate

Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. About 71 percent of Missouri voters backed a ballot measure, Proposition C, that ... Continue reading

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The One’s Birthday! Obama’s Hat Trick of Birthdays!

Today is the 49th birthday of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama II. Listen to Happy Birthday Barack! He has sent the good wife, Michelle, and daughter Sasha to Spain on a mother/daughter vacation. Malia, the first-first daughter has went off to camp! ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight, if you know where to look

Yes, I've been out of action for a while. Look like there have been a few changes while I was out of commission. But, I did post an IPS photo this weekend, but it didn't make it to the front page and there were few---is one considered ... Continue reading

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Defense Budget

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Football 101: KU offensive lineman Brad Thorson discusses his craft

Let's face it: A lot of us don't know as much about the game of football as we should. We've always heard that receivers should catch the ball with their hands and not their bodies. And we know running backs should run with the ball in their ... Continue reading

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Test

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Birthday poppers, three ways. (Who said it had to be cake?)

My friend Debi had a birthday. Debi likes birthdays, which I think is a really admirable quality in a woman. I can't stand all this womanly secrecy about birthdays. I mean, I don't care how much Oil of Olay you use, or how many $50 products you ... Continue reading

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County Budget Conundrum VIII – Community Input

Yes most of the money in our county coffers goes for services most of us fully support. That is not true of most of the increase in taxes proposed and our law givers know it. There is a significant financial issue buried in the county budget increase ... Continue reading