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Dangerous wind chills coming to our area

A lot of people have been complaining about this bitterly cold stretch of weather, the even colder temperatures in the forecast for Thursday and Friday and the additional snow chances. I thought it would be interesting to come up with a list of things that may not ... Continue reading

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The LJWorld flu season tracker

Today I'm proud to announce the first in a series of new data projects at LJWorld.com: [our flu tracker for the 2009-2010 flu season](http://www2.ljworld.com/data/flu/). Our goal with this, and with all of our upcoming data presentations, is to supplement our usual news coverage -- stories, interviews, photos ... Continue reading

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The Great Holiday Rebate Winners

We are announcing the final winner of the $50 Downtown Lawrence Gift Certificate and the $500 grand prize winner. Week 3 - $50 Downtown Lawrence Gift Certificate Winner: Dayle Black of Lawrence. Jenn and I surprised our Grand Prize Winner, Todd Hayworth of Lawrence, this morning with ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Chamber of Commerce workshops

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/05/Chamber.JPG In the days of yesteryear, social networking may have been simply a way to meet people who have the same interests as you. But today, social media have turned online social networks into extremely useful tools in the online AND offline business worlds. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr ... Continue reading

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Stripper Blog: The Moulin Rouge is Le Crap

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/05/Moulin_Rouge_and_Paris_4_013.JPG The Moulin Rouge, which bills itself as "the most famous cabaret in the world since 1889," oversells itself with every shiny plastic "jewel" on the sign over the front doors. It is le suck. Don't see it. After a long stand in line, during which my ... Continue reading

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Rush Returns to Radio Today.

There was so much care and concern posted for Rush Limbaugh under the article announcing that he'd gone to a Hawaiian hospital to have chest pains investigated. It seemed obvious I should post how to listen, so folks who are *so* interested could tune him in for ... Continue reading

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Islamic extremists in a quiet English town

England's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan, after being flown into Lyneham, pass through a little town called Wootton Bassett en route to the coroner at an Oxford hospital. People have been assembling along the route for several years, giving tribute to the servicemen and women who ... Continue reading

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Social media team welcomes new member

You might be wondering: Why is this random guy dropping in to write a post on the social media team's blog? Is he a big deal? Possibly a social media expert? Should I even care? To answer the second question, my 6-pound ball of fur Reilly tends ... Continue reading

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Fun with lobsters

Some years ago, back when we were all single, had free time on our hands, and some disposable income, my friend Sherry hosted “Lobster Fest” parties, wherein we’d each pick up a live friend from the store and head out to her country home where we’d race ... Continue reading

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A year of wild weather swings

While we might remember the end of 2009 being so cold, not the whole year was that way. We saw some of the biggest swings that I can remember in the course of one year. Both January and February were warmer and drier than we typically see ... Continue reading

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Big 12 will see new names at quarterback in 2010

For my reaction on my Big 12 bowl picks — some decent projections, some not so decent — check out the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV below: The Big 12 is 4-3 so far in bowl games this postseason. The best the conference has ever done is 5-3. ... Continue reading

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When Words Are Worth A Thousand Pictures: Takes One and Two

When Words Are Worth A Thousand Pictures: Take One: A woman goes into the hospital one day and leaves the next without one of her breasts. She says, "I am better some days with the idea of chemo than I am other days. Maybe when I am ... Continue reading

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Enough already!

After hibernating for most of the week between Christmas and new year’s day thanks to the Great Blizzard of 2009, I finally got back on my bike to ring out the old on new year’s eve. I didn’t ring in the new as I had hoped; a ... Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 4 high school hoops teams

Like it or not — believe it or not — 2010 has arrived. Although the calendar says January and the weather outside says Antarctica, the gymnasiums at Lawrence High and Free State High figure to be heating up in the coming weeks. After a two-week winter break, ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Under the Spell of the Louvre

This entry from earlier today is a better use of your time than this one. It has pictures of the Eiffel Tower. This one offers only the drivel of a woman possessed. *** Taken at 6 a.m. your time, on 1-4-2010: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/04/Louvre_Visit_2_1.JPG I'm sitting in Le Defender, ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: The Eiffel Tower

A sure sign that you are in love: When truly disadvantageous developments fail to penetrate your dreamy, lovesick haze. A helpless but willing captive of the most romantic city in France, it only registered as a nonessential, peripheral occurrence when someone picked my pocket of a hundred ... Continue reading

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Recap: Aldrich’s defense an unsung hero

In a contest full of many superlatives and standout performances for Kansas, one facet of the game — particularly the first half — stood out more than any other: Temple's hesitance, nay, absolute refusal to run its offense through junior forward Lavoy Allen. The Owls' inability to ... Continue reading

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Big Man Small World

The Olde Hip-Eye left this world and took a trip to whereabouts unknown New Year's Eve day. The passing of this giant man, with an equally huge heart, has left many of his friends and family reeling with memories from over the years. Everything Matt did seemed ... Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation - Sun, Sea Shells, and Shopping

This past week I’ve been in Sanibel Island, FL vacationing with my family and friends. I didn’t have access to our sale inserts, so instead I thought I’d share some of the deals we found while shopping in Ft. Myers, FL. First of all, I must say ... Continue reading

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Sunday Deals and Coupons for a New Year

It is typical for the New Year's set of inserts to be hefty....and this year is no exception, you will see FIVE inserts in your Journal World today. Hy Vee Michelina's Frozen Meals 10/$10 Use this $1/5 Printable and get them for $0.75/each. Healthy Choice All Natural ... Continue reading