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In Plain Sight 2/6/2011

Previous: IPS 1/29/2011 Next: IPS 2/13/2011 MissinLawrence edged out hujiko this week. The photo was rapidly identified. See the end of the post for the answer. Cloudy day, Muted colors, I put a bit of a twist on the subject this week. The image(s) above is(are) of ... Continue reading

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Unsung heroes.

Have been caught up in stupid things in this space so this comment is long overdue. Let me write about unsung heroes. In the middle of our great snow apocalypse, there are some people who deserve specific mention for outstanding performance or just plane civic responsibility. The ... Continue reading

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KU most balanced team in country by wide margin in one measure; Next up: Missouri

I've come away with a common thought after watching the last three Kansas University basketball games on television. If the Jayhawks keep shooting like this, it's going to be mighty difficult to pick against them in March. You've all seen it. The balance is remarkable, the crispness ... Continue reading

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The Great Snow Shoveling Crisis

Lawrence has a live or die crisis - not everyone shovels the public sidewalk on or near the property they pay the bank to live in. The world will end. Now I can understand a desire to ease the burden on some of our citizens who might ... Continue reading

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Free Papa John’s Pizza and $0.50 Zantac to Help with Your SuperBowl Celebration

The $5/10 Sale at Dillon's will be over on Tuesday. If you haven't made it there yet, be sure that you do. Lots of items with coupon match-ups that equal very good prices! ***The before coupon prices I've listed assume that you are purchasing at least 10 ... Continue reading

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Recap: Without Josh Selby, KU’s offense still spectacular

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. It sounds crazy, I know. But is there even a possibility that KU was a better offensive ... Continue reading

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Celebrating Reagan at 100: More Hype than Reality?

Alright, let me apologize right off the bat. I had intended to write a down the middle post on the Reagan leagacy that detailed the latest research on why people have such varying opinions about the Reagan presidency. But, screw it...as a person who lived through the ... Continue reading

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We are Bankrupt – Part 2???

Now we come to the biggies. Social Security was scheduled to require funds from general revenues starting in 2015. We are there a bit early but we certainly knew it was coming. Why did we presume we could pay those requirements a few years ago and now ... Continue reading

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We are bankrupt Part 1???

Mr. Simons has written an editorial on our predicted bleak financial future. In response the LJW bloggers came out of their corners with the blame game. Mr. Obama did it or Mr. Bush did it. Few actually offer solutions or challenges to the presumptions. Perhaps we should ... Continue reading

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Topeka hip hop invades Lawrence

If you went to the Jackpot on Friday night, you got a giant dose of Topeka. I really don't think I've been to a party this year as loud and crazy as Jockin My Fresh 2. I'm not sure if it was the party bus full of ... Continue reading

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Discussing NU’s defense, the rise of T-Rob and a split decision on the picks

*Note: Josh Selby will not play in the Nebraska game because of an injury, so Tom Keegan has changed his Hawk to Rock to Mario Little.* **Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb. ... Continue reading

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Internal Conflict Resolution

Throughout my life I have prided myself on being a calm, cool-tempered, tolerant person. Like many library supporters, I have always loved to read and believe it is a trait that, regardless of your areas of interest, influences readers to be genteel, tolerant, and interesting people. How ... Continue reading

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Winter, Snow and Other Unpleasant Cold Things

Today was the second day back at school from three school days off, due to Teacher Development and then two snow days. I was so happy to be back, especially since I was pretty much dying from boredom at home. I mean, a girl can only watch ... Continue reading

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The Hips debut at the Taproom

Don't we all deserve a little bit of fun after a messy blizzard? The Hips sure thought so, and after one of the most hyped shows this season, they delivered right on target. For about a week all folks could talk about in the scene was this ... Continue reading

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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, lands on CBS Money Watch Hall of Shame.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, lands on CBS Money Watch Hall of Shame. For the second time in less than a year (Feb 2, 2011) Haskell Indian Nations University has been placed on a list of the top 25 universities with the lowest graduation rates ... Continue reading

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OMG! What did you do with my LJWorld.com?

Well, we've done it again. We've taken your LJWorld.com and shaken things up a bit. While we've been busying redoing KUsports.com, re-redoing lawrence.com, building and rebuilding WellCommons, venerable LJWorld.com has continued with almost no major changes in several years. Today, however, that changes. We've unveiling a host ... Continue reading

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What does cluster in Big 12 standings say about league? A look ahead to KU-Nebraska

Several nights per week, when working on the sports copy desk for the Lawrence Journal-World, I update the [Big 12 basketball standings][1] so they can be placed on our Scoreboard page. After Wednesday's Big 12 games, a variety of thoughts crossed my mind as I updated the ... Continue reading

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Superbowl Sunday Alternative: Parlours at the Jackpot

Dana Halferty is a bit of a traveler. When I caught up with the lead singer of Parlours, she had just flown in from Guatemala, stopped in Chicago and was en route to Iowa. Her next stop? Lawrence. Parlours is set to take the stage at the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Whenever Never Comes”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Be, brings, ground, lane, light, made, night, pain, persuade, profound, see, things. Whenever Never Comes! By L. Don Oliver Whenever, my never comes And there will come that ____ Looking ... Continue reading

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Recap: Low-turnover KU a dangerous team offensively

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. It didn't make my story Wednesday, but I thought Texas Tech guard John Roberson gave the Kansas ... Continue reading

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