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Thursday, June 2

All was quiet in Douglas County again last night. Lawrence Police responded to the 1600 block of Kentucky Street around 12:30 a.m. for a non injury accident. LPD also received information on possible drug activity in the 2200 block of W 26th Street around 1:30 a.m. Other ... Continue reading

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Morning

That period of time generally thought to be between midnight and noon. Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories and pictures of our bake sale goodies

Gooooooood morning LJWorld.com! Before I get to the top stories, I have to share pictures of food. We're having a bake sale today to raise money for our World Company Relay for Life team. I baked fudge brownies with Reeses cups (what else?) in the middle. My ... Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 1

Back to another quiet overnight in Douglas County. Police responded on a non injury accident in the 4700 block of Overland Drive shortly after 11 p.m. There was quite a few car stops made overnight, both suspicious vehicle checks and for traffic enforcement reasons. LPD received information ... Continue reading

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I can do anything; please remember I said “I” was the theme of one talk.

Long ago and far away….well, actually a few years ago and right across town, Karen Swisher, the current president of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas attempted, one last time, to try to make people out there think Haskell was a university ( or a college ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com’s most-popular stories over Memorial Day weekend and the best cities for burgers

Happy short work week! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. Here are the most-viewed stories and most-commented items on LJWorld.com over Memorial Day weekend: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Brownback announces big changes at Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services][1] 2. [Lawrence High School social ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 6 - The case of the stawberry thief!

Strawberry season is officially here. Yes, yes, it is, as you can see by the look of determination on my kiddo’s face to eat EVERY LAST STRAWBERRY in the house. Yes, the second we busted open our Rolling Prairie strawberries last week, the little one decided to ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/31/2011

The week in review is a day late due to the Memorial Day holiday, I hope you will excuse the tardiness. The Royals won only a single game last week. There's no sugar-coating a week like that. This team is certainly struggling and doing so in a ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Cast of Voters!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! The cast of American voters! In the last month on my blog sites, I've tried to explain the options that are open for the American voter. (Conservatism, Liberalism, and Moderatism). The current voting system only allows for Conservatism and Liberalism. Each individual ... Continue reading

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Giving “hotcake” a new meaning: chili pepper cupcakes

I recently attended the wedding reception of one Ms. Pepper and one Mr. Brown. At said reception, they were having a spread of cupcakes and I said I'd bring a couple dozen to add to the mix. It was so important, in fact, that I deliver those ... Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 31

A little bit more activity overnight. Nothing to out of the ordinary for Lawrence. The night started off at 10:30 p.m. with a truck vs a concrete pillar off of the roadway. Police and Fire/Medical responded to westbound Clinton Parkway near the K-10 bypass. The driver advised ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/30/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/22/2011 Next: IPS 6/5/2011 jackpot identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the complete picture and subject identified Finding "invisible" places around town is not as easy for me as it used to be. After all, I've been poking around ... Continue reading

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Avenue Q: School Edition – Really?!?

My last entry was about the predilection of modern playwrights to rely upon blue language. My next entry was going to be about how this trend is making it more and more difficult to bring relevant theatre into the world of budding young theatre students and vice-versa. ... Continue reading

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Memorial Day: 2011 ‘Rose Petals’

Don't forget to honor your loved ones this Memorial Day. Share your stories of joy and despair over the ones who no longer remain; many of whom gave their lives so we might be among family and friends today doing life's simple pleasures: barbecuing, visiting loved ones, ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Grilled Veggie and Goat Cheese Wraps

I promised you a grilled recipe today, didn’t I? Now, I know that it’s easy to think “burger” when you think “grill.” But that doesn’t mean burgers are the only food worthy of your grill on Memorial Day. How about adding some veggies? Then grab some goat ... Continue reading

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Monday, May 30

How about another slow overnight in Douglas County? That is right another very slow overnight for all of Douglas County. I know the blog seems to be becoming a bit repetitive every morning but, this is a daily blog and it wouldn't be daily if I didn't ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Memorial Day

I'm breaking with the trend of submitting puzzles that are sarcastic commentary on local events. In its place, something more inspirational. A long cryptogram appropriate to the day. BTW, because of the holiday, I'm delaying the IPS post by a day this week. Continue reading

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Sunday, May 29

Yet another pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County. At 1:15 a.m. the National Weather Service office in Topeka issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Douglas county. Radar indicated a storm moving northeast that was capable of producing up to half dollar sized hail. The set to ... Continue reading

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Gas or charcoal? Father’s Day gift will turn up summer’s heat

Buying gifts for my husband has gotten more and more difficult over the years. I used to be able to pick out gifts that he would like, but lately I feel like I’ve been striking out in this area. The old standby, shirt and tie, doesn’t seem ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: You Are What You Eat!

*************************************** Ah yes, the last few days of May. Flowers blooming, frosty mornings a near impossibility, and looking out the window, the garden. I didn't know if there would be one this year but the hired man jumped right in there and got us going with squash, ... Continue reading

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