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John Brown, Black Jack and the Border War

Birds chirping, butterflies flitting about with a slight breeze rustling the tall grass. You would think the terrain, with its ditches and ravines, and morning atmosphere is June 2, 1856, when John Brown, anti-slavery opponent, is set to lead his militia against a pro slavery force from ... Continue reading

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Free Nabisco Cookies Coupon on Facebook

Today is the first Monday of June so Nabisco is offering another B1G1 coupon on Facebook. This one is a little different than the last one, you have to buy the cookies and a gallon of milk like last time, but you need to buy an additional, ... Continue reading

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May 31 - June 6, 2010: Goodbye May, hello June

May 31, 2010: Several layers of clouds were visible in this photograph. You can even see a bird sitting on top of a tree. Here is a closer view of the bird. June 1, 2010: A few storms in the distance, taken outside the 49 ABC News ... Continue reading

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Quiznos Meal $2.99

*The print campaign for the coupon reached its limit and is no longer available. Sorry if you missed it, I'll be sure to let you know if it comes around again!!* I think that makes for a stellar deal! Quiznos informed me they won't accept the coupon ... Continue reading

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Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig to appear on new Bravo reality series

Bravo's latest variation on reality-style game shows — "Work of Art" — will feature a Kansas Citian, Peregrine Honig. It's the second time in the last year that a Bravo show will feature a KC artist — last year Ari Fish was on "Project Runway." "Work of ... Continue reading

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Rule of Law

Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government is its slave, then the situation is full ... Continue reading

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KS Senate Race

Endorsements are letters of recommendation that “we the people” are entitled to when an individual comes to us for a job, the job of representing us. As any serious employer, we should study these assessments and draw valid points about the individual’s character and past performance. There ... Continue reading

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String Me Along: A Musical Monday

Go ahead and string me along. It is hard to find better listening music than a guitar - regardless of what type of guitar or music. Be it rock and roll, blues, country western, Spanish, those guitar solos really stand out in our favorite tunes. Today we ... Continue reading

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No Big Twelve?

What will happen if Missouir or Nebraska bolt for the Big Ten? Now I see the Pac Ten may be inquiring about the Texas teams. What then. I have known for awhile that life is like the monkey bars and you have to let go of the ... Continue reading

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Life’s little lessons

I was riding home the other day when I approached a four-way stop. Perpendicular and to my left was a car with a “Student Driver” tag, already stopped. Another car approached across the intersection from me. I stopped and waited my turn (I was third to reach ... Continue reading

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A Swampville Story!

The Condominium! By L. Don Oliver It's a very magnificent tree, it's crest is very high; It's branches reaching out, they nearly touch the sky; An old hooting owl, sitting upon a limb; Winking one of his eyes, nothing ever seems to bother him; A raucous playful ... Continue reading

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I’m keeping it simple and easy with tonight’s dinner

The chaos in our house is finally over. My son’s graduation is past, his party a success, and all our houseguests have gone. Sigh! I’ve spent the weekend getting our house back to normal while my husband and sons are in Omaha for a baseball tournament. They’re ... Continue reading

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Cheap Produce and Other Sunday Deals

Lots of great deals this week involving the new P&G coupons. I would bet we will see more of those over the next couple of weeks. I will definitely be stocking up on coupons this week. Two great deals on Pamper's Wipes this week using the $2/1 ... Continue reading

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A fast fiesta

Making ends meet means keeping a pretty tight grocery budget. And when you live with Mr. Meat and Potatoes, you obviously spend a good portion of your grocery budget on, well, meat. I am the queen of the Dillon's meat sale bin. Usually, I can pick up ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/5/2010 (F)

Previous: IPS 5/29/2010 Next: IPS 7/31/2010 hujiko seems to have my number, or maybe that's everyone's number. See the end of the post to identify this week's subject. As I try to get back in the saddle, I had to resort this week to looking through previous ... Continue reading

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Swampville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Folks; “The Political Piggies”

The Political Piggies! By Ollie Owl This Political Piggy went to Paris, This Political Piggy went to Rome; This Political Piggy went to Hawaii, This Political Piggy bought a l0 million dollar home; And the rest of the Political Piggies, While the peoples stock shrank; They went, ... Continue reading

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CellFire’s “Cinderella Coupon” Goes Live at 5pm

Just a friendly reminder: If you have an active Cellfire account, log in here at 5pm CST to find your $$ off your next order coupon for Dillons. These coupons are being called the "Cinderella Coupon" and will vary in amount from person to person up to ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

This weekend you will find three coupon inserts in your Lawrence Journal World. Catch a sneak peek here and get a head start on your planning. I always like to know what to expect so I can vary the number of papers that I buy. Typically, I ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Arts Center’s Film Intensive Workshop - Friday and Saturday Nights: “Mariachi Estrella” and “The Only Good Indian”

It's nice to be reminded how fortunate we are living in Lawrence, Kansas. Not that I tend to forget all the wonderful things about our community - well, except maybe after a long, brutal winter and I'm vacationing in Florida at the time. One of the coolest ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Splice

Part “Frankenstein,” part “Species,” and part “Rosemary’s Baby,” the impressive horror/sci-fi/thriller “Splice” stars Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley as arrogant genetic engineers who create a new lifeform in their laboratory and try to keep it secret. It wouldn’t be a horror flick if their experiment was a ... Continue reading