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“Two al Qaeda Leaders Behind Northwest Flight 253 Terror Plot Were Released by U.S.”

So apparently, in 2007 the US released from Guantanamo Bay two of the four al Qaeda leaders allegedly responsible for the attempted terrorist action over the Christmas holiday, so that they could partake in "art therapy" in Saudi Arabia. Please keep in mind, Barack Obama was not ... Continue reading

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Walkers Treading on Thin Ice

A daily walk is the most accessible physical and mental fitness activity I have ever found. It's free, self-paced, and doesn't require fancy gear. You can walk alone or with others, as long as there's daylight, in most Lawrence neighborhoods. But the recent blizzard has turned our ... Continue reading

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Big 12 North bowl predictions

Only three teams in the Big 12 North are set to go bowling this college football season. It probably should have been four, but Kansas State scheduled one too many softies on their schedule. The Wildcats will stay home for the holidays. It has to be somewhat ... Continue reading

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This season setting up to be an El Nino winter

El Nino is a warming of the Central Pacific Ocean above the average. This warming causes several large-scale changes to global circulation patterns. For the United States, one of the biggest differences is a stronger southern branch of the jetstream (the subtropical jet). When this jetstream is ... Continue reading

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Build a snowman, take a picture, win a prize

It's an easy formula. Snowman + picture + e-mail = sled LJWorld.com, the Lawrence Journal-World and Sunflower Broadband's 6News will give a sled to the person who sends us the best picture of a local snowman. With all the snow from this weekend, there's bound to be ... Continue reading

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Century 21 video localizes social media

I love this video, and consistently come back to it when I'm putting together workshop presentations. This was an entry for an internal, company-wide contest at Century 21 in 2008. Not only is it a great example of taking a free network (YouTube) and adapting it to ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Lawrence, KS visits Sonoma, CA

The Lawrence Crew visits my grandmother in central California and takes a trip to Sonoma County. The group, of course, includes the mini-Rex from @Veritas, @Zilla's R2D2, the Jayhawk key chain which normally resides at the KU Small Business Development Center, @kublackbird's gnome, @msilverman's Kif Kroker, and ... Continue reading

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What Are You Listening To Right Now?

Is it just the clickety clack of your keyboard, your coworkers or classmates talking about what their Aunt Lottie gave them for Christmas or a particular tune? Always interesting to know these little bits o' information. :) Continue reading

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Snow Day Pasta

I often think that Italian food, like Mexican food, is all the same ingredients, just in different shapes. I am okay with that. It's all meaty, cheesy goodness presented with varying delivery vehicles — hard or soft tortillas, or an array of noodle shapes. Of course what ... Continue reading

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Anticipation

poised for fish the reflection still like nothing else Continue reading

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Last call for ‘Recreate the Shot’ contest entries

The time has nearly come. In just a few short hours, we'll start reviewing your creations in the Recreate the Shot contest. We've received several submissions, but we're still hoping for more. And there's time. Deadline to submit your videos to us is 11:59 CT tonight. If ... Continue reading

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Snow records fall around northeast Kansas — not in Lawrence — with more snow coming soon

Our recent blizzard was one of the worst storms this region has seen in recent years. It has also shattered monthly snowfall records for many cities and towns around northeast Kansas, when combined with earlier snowfall. In Lawrence, while we had 8.5" of snow from this last ... Continue reading

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Snow-bound

I thought I did a pretty good job this holiday when it came to gift-giving. Then my wife had to cut me down to size. “So,” she asked Sunday, two days after she cleaned up (I thought) in the gift department and three days after the start ... Continue reading

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All I Want this Year - A Local Foods Economy for Lawrence

As 2010 rolls around, I'm thinking about a lasting, useful, and appropriate gift for Lawrence and the region. My checklist for a good gift to this area includes: (1) something that fits this community as it is, (2) that enhances what is already good about it, (3) ... Continue reading

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commentary on trees may be cut near Watson Park

it seems that societies forget that trees are living beings who support other living beings: as thriving ecosystems; as sources of food, shelter and other commodities; as CO2-O2 exchange machines with animals and humans; as subjects of beauty and study. Instead of viewing them as mere objects, ... Continue reading

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Plows?

The rest of Lawrence IS done!!! Continue reading

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Big 12 South bowl predictions

The 2009 edition of the race for the Big 12 South title wasn't quite as entertaining as last year in college football. No three-way tie or endless debate about who deserved to play most for the Big 12 Championship. This year, Texas was clearly the premier South ... Continue reading

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Study shows “true character” of Greenies—more added

Greenies apparently really lie, cheat, steal, lack altruism, according to a well operated study with good experimental design. http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h7Dfq54tFVb0RNXErzMP1FwxlUDA Probably not much difference between Canadian greenies and American greenies, locally such as Merrill. "Green shoppers" displayed some serious deficits in ethics across the tsks involved in this ... Continue reading

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Heading Out for Post-Holiday Shopping

We’ve made it through Christmas. The rush is over. Shopping done . . . or is it? Are you the type that’s had it by the time Christmas is over or are you the type that can’t wait for the after Christmas clearance? I like to wait ... Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics

This week's newspaper will hold a P & G insert bringing you quite a few monthly savings. As we head out of the holidays and into the new year...you will find less and less sales/deals and fewer and fewer coupons. The Holiday shopping is over...and it is ... Continue reading