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Movie Review: The Lovely Bones

Making films about the “afterlife” can be tricky. Director Peter Jackson (“King Kong,” “The Lord of the Rings”) is wrangling with this potentially divisive subject matter and the prospect of adapting a beloved book with his newest film “The Lovely Bones.” The end result is a movie ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/20/2010

Previous:IPS 1/13/2010 Next:IPS 1/27/2010 dancemomx2 returns to the winners circle this week. See the end of the post for the answer. Sometimes you just like the colors and texture of the photos you take--and so it is this week. Image #1: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/20/DSC_5821a.JPG Image #2: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/21/DSC_5821b.JPG 3rd image: ... Continue reading

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Holy Polar Bears!

For a long time, I was under the impression that pre-game videos couldn't get much better than what the Kansas University men's basketball team had to offer. I mean, everything about the KU video is great. The music. The footage. The volume. It's so great, in fact, ... Continue reading

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The word is spreading about Dorian Green

We ran a small story about his first college game, when he scored 17 points in a victory against Regis. We included him in the headline when Colorado State knocked off Colorado in December. And we ran a full-fledged feature story about his transition from high school ... Continue reading

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Directory of World Company’s Social Media Accounts

The World Company has a number of accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. We encourage active use of these accounts by our staff, and encourage our readers to use the accounts to connect with us both on a business and personal level. We have compiled ... Continue reading

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That Crazy Little Name You’re Called

Just within the last couple of days, I've learned of some of my reader's nicknames. Whether we love them or hate them, we've all got them. My personal experience with nicknames has been that they change over time. When I was quite young, and pretended to be ... Continue reading

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Up & Down Forecast

To be honest, we are looking at a very mild forecast over the next several days. We are dealing with a Pacific airmass that will bring relatively mild temperatures and plenty of moisture as we head into the beginning of next week. Look for peeks of the ... Continue reading

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Putting the pieces of our Web site puzzle back together

Some of you may be noticing this morning that some normally reliable pieces of our site are in a bit of disarray. The correct videos aren't where they should be, the correct blog entries aren't where they should be. Not a good way to start the morning. ... Continue reading

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Billions in Perspective

I don't know if I believe all the numbers in this graph, but I think it is a great way to show the relative monetary size of different industries and endeavors. After seeing this, I looked up a couple of other numbers that aren't shown here, but ... Continue reading

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Which social technographics define you?

A few years ago Forrester researchers Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff created the Social Technographics Ladder - a system that revolutionized how we look at behavior and interaction in social media by placing users into overlapping categories. Each ladder rung defined a specific set of behaviors, and ... Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the NBA All-Star Game?

Often times it takes a catastrophic event to induce change where needed. Someone almost always has to fall off of something before a railing is installed. The National Basketball Association has reached that point. Last week, when the NBA released its most recent voting results for the ... Continue reading

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Big 12 straw poll: Players discuss best and worst in conference

Before the college football season, I found it interesting to read the results of an anonymous poll of Big 12 college football players conducted by The Oklahoman. The idea was so good, I figured I'd go ahead and borrow it to see the true thoughts of the ... Continue reading

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Tuna casserole, all grown up

Mr. Meat and Potatoes has a brother who ran away to Los Angeles to be a musician and who does not disappoint in terms of fulfilling his obligation as the family playboy. This is the guy who, during a visit, calls us at 4:00 AM from some ... Continue reading

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Our Incredibly Shrinking Earth!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/18/our-shrinking-earth.jpg The Earth is shrinking. Ok, not literally. But figuratively it is. Globalization, population growth, and other factors have brought us "together" as a world in some ways. And globalization is not just a recent phenomena. It's been going on probably at least since the Age of ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/18/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Self knew Baylor would be good, but they've probably exceeded expectations other than their own. They lost a lot of guys, ... Continue reading

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And now, the winners of the Recreate the Shot contest

The interest in our Recreate the Shot contest has been off the charts, at least if you're looking at the number of votes received in our Recreate the Shot fan vote. Something tells me, though, that all those votes weren't perfectly legitimate. In this case, though, that's ... Continue reading

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Beware of the fog blog

Occasionally, I’ll wimp out on a ride because of bad weather. Quite often, as I’m driving to work or driving back home, I’ll see somebody bundled up against the squall, or see a wet tire track across an otherwise dry bit of sidewalk, or spy the unmistakable ... Continue reading

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The Tenth Amendment

As you may have [heard](), a rally was held on Friday in Topeka by supporters of state sovereignty who [claim the 10th Amendment]() to the Constitution makes many modern federal laws unconstitutional. Do they have a case? As with so many questions about our federal Constitution, the ... Continue reading

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The Fog Blog

Saying that this past week has been a little bit foggy is like saying that we were a little cold in early January. Gross understatements. However, the two are very much related. I've been asked many times in the last few days why we've been so foggy. ... Continue reading

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But, Mom, Does it Hurt?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/17/IMG_5098_-_Copy__.JPG For Tracy Hill giving blood is a family matter as her children Martin, Gordon, Truman and Vivian along with husband, Dennis, gather around to provide company and ask questions. And no, it doesn't hurt. Stull United Methodist Church filled their entire Community Blood Center schedule with ... Continue reading