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The Sideline Report with Royce Woolridge

**Jesse Newell:** I read for a while you had a 4.0 GPA in high school. **Royce Woolridge:** Oh yeah. **JN:** Did you continue that? Was it 4.0 at the end? **RW:** Well, see what happened was, senior year came and you start to get a little bit ... Continue reading

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Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results

**7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to [our election results blog post][1] for the latest information. **6:18 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Time for another round of poll checks from the Douglas County clerk's office. As of 5 ... Continue reading

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Has Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk, let American Indian Students down?

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute a two college for American Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico lost its accreditation. Under the watchful eye of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk. New Mexico, Senator Tom Udall, after visiting a majority of The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in ... Continue reading

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This is not The Whistlestop Cafe, but it’s dang close.

This weekend my husband painted our house with the help of his father and a couple of trusty friends. Since the dog and the baby had to stay inside, I was relegated also to the great indoors for the lion's share of the weekend. Feeling like I ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Iowa State

Four games to play and the Jayhawks must win them all to become bowl eligible. OK, OK, OK.... We all know that’s not going to happen. Heck, if they did win them all, they might end up ranked. Let’s snap back to reality for a minute here ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s Three Roads Traveled”

WHEN VOTING FOR THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS YOU ARE STILL VOTING FOR EVIL! (LDO) We Americans travel down three roads: The Left, The Middle, and The Right. Most of us travel on the middle road. Those on the left and right roads play those on ... Continue reading

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“BE Lifted Up, O Ancient Doors”

In a $14 trillion economy, still the world’s largest, just a few days after Ford announced record profits of $1.69 billion for the quarter, and even after Bank of America posted $3.1 billion in profits in Q2 2010, one would think the idea of scary conversations about ... Continue reading

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November 1st is National Author’s Day - Who is your favorite author?

November first is the day set aside as the day to celebrate your favorite author(s). Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, President of the Bement Illinois Women's Club, suggested it in 1928 as a means of thanking her favorite author, Irving Bacheller - author of "Eben Holden's Last Day ... Continue reading

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Free Lunches for Renters

With the proposed increase in property taxes for this year, I thought I would revisit the claim that renters are affected by property tax increases just like property owners. Now we all know that your landlord does not assign a number to property taxes in your rent. ... Continue reading

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Timely tips for holiday shopping

The ads in this week’s Journal-World are pretty heavy. You can say we’re gearing up for that crazy holiday season. Recently, while I was in Chicago, I read an article in the Chicago Tribune with some helpful tips to make it through that crazy time. I thought ... Continue reading

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What a Vegetarian Knows about Chicken and Toy Story 3

I was a vegetarian my entire adult life; over 10 years when I met my husband, the hunter. I actually had to do some soul searching to even date the guy. I stayed a vegetarian until I was pregnant with #2; when I actually craved red meat ... Continue reading

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Homelessness

The following are a series of quotes from this paper's illustrious comments section about Homelessness. > "Build it and they will come, feed > them and they will stay.. Pretty > simple. Send most of Burt Nash (sic) > somewhere else, along with the other > agencies ... Continue reading

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Larry Echohawk’s Empty Promises.

Quote from Larry Echohawk:“We have also made strides in improving the delivery of education to Indian country, both within the BIE’s 183 schools and two universities that serve more than 42,000 Indian students, and within the traditional public school system that serves 95 percent of Indian students”. ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Seasons of My Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. Born, by, consent, descent, discontent, good, horn, on, resent, sing, thing, understood, why, wrong. Seasons Of My Life! By L. Don Oliver It was the beginning of Spring, the day ... Continue reading

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Political Punishment

It's very interesting to me that all the right wing can think of is "punishing" people for voting in a *black* Democratic president. There's absolutely nothing being said about leadership, statesmanship and bipartisanship. Just, "We're gonna get you suckas and make you PAY for doing this!" If ... Continue reading

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Midwest Storm Nothing Like A Hurricane

The "massive" Midwest storm that swept the media's imagination into a frenzy early last week was actually not massive at all. In fact, at 956 mb, it set our national record for the lowest pressure in a nontropical system. According to the National Weather Service, this minimum ... Continue reading

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Social media users: the many, the rich, the distracted

Here's a number for anyone who still says only the young are on Facebook: According to new figures from ComScore Data Mine, the social network reaches 62% of online Americans, regardless of age. Simply put, that's a lot of eyeballs - in demographics that are all over ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: Toben Opurum learning on the job at defensive end

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why they did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." This week, ... Continue reading

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Osborne offers support for Turner Gill

The message boards may be going nuts. Fans may be questioning Kansas University football coach Turner Gill's ability to get the job done. But we learned Friday that Gill has an ally in the form of an old friend. Former Nebraska University football coach Tom Osborne, the ... Continue reading

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Sidewalks with more than 1/2 deflection to be cited

Does everybody understand that city code doesn't allow for more than 1/2" deflection?? This means that anywhere thare is a crack or lip of more than 1/2" it can be reported to the public works Dept and they will survey and mail a notice to property owner. ... Continue reading

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