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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

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Christmas 2009 Douglas County

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Pasty Office Worker Blog: How to know when you’re being a jerk

*Note - this is coming from the angle of a tech support cubicle monkey. It's been said that "you can catch more flies with honey than fish with a cactus." Or something similar to that. Nevertheless, it is true that sometimes, to get what we want in ... Continue reading

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Turner Gill’s Facebook page

It makes me mad that random people post on it and call him "coach". He's not your coach. His name is Mr. Gill. Unless the local car dealer lets you drive around in a car and then after X amount of time decides "gee, I can't sell ... Continue reading

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Introducing an LJWorld.com tradition: Santa tracking

Last year, LJWorld.com started tracking Santa's journey toward Kansas for the first time. This year, we continue the tradition. Beginning about 8 p.m. tonight, by logging onto LJWorld.com, you'll be able to see Santa's progress as he delivers Christmas presents to all the good boys and girls. ... Continue reading

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Thinking about moving to Lawrence

We are thinking about moving from Olathe to Lawrence. We really fell in love with Lawrence when our daughter went through KU undergrad, and now continues on as a grad student. Next fall, our son with be starting KU too. We really like the vibe and atmosphere ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/23/2009

Previous: IPS 12/18/2009 Next:IPS 12/31/2009 hujiko has done it again, see below for the full picture. In case you haven't noticed you can click on this (and most of my other photos) for a larger version. This week, as I start my 3rd year (boy does that ... Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas - 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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Recap: KU shoots Cal’s lights out

All the talk coming into this season was about California's long-range gunners: Randle, Christopher and Robertson were supposedly the keys to a possible Pac 10 championship for the Bears. Tuesday night, Cal's shooters were good but KU's were better. Facing a California backcourt known for its three-point ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Lawrence, KS visits San Diego, CA

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/23/SanDiegoBeach1.jpg The Lawrence Crew, including the mini-Rex from @Veritas, @Zilla's R2D2, the Jayhawk key chain which normally resides at the Lawrence Small Business Development Center, @kublackbird's gnome, @msilverman's Kif Kroker, and @gentlemanc's Baldy the Eagle, makes a morning beach run. Leaning on the sand castle, I think ... Continue reading

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How my heart grew three sizes, just in time for Christmas

I've been fairly jaded by Christmas music in recent years. It seems that every Tom, Dick and Harry with a record deal was putting out the obligatory Christmas record in a manner that reminds me of the opening scenes of "Love Actually." It was sickening. Long gone ... Continue reading

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Winter storm coming into a bit more clarity

Well, just to add some background to the weather forecast you see posted on the weather page, the big storm system is very impressive in its size and amount of precipitation it will bring to all areas of the storm. We'll be on the warm side of ... Continue reading

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Stands Alone…

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/22/IMG_0055.JPG Dec. 21, late, I grabbed two bottles of Pale Ale and a camera and ventured out to a nice spot. It's private, takes 4wd, high-clearance and involves 3 mean-ass locked/high strung gates. My goal was to capture the sunset of the winter solstice. It was chilly ... Continue reading

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Christmas Edition: 2009

Well, now that Kansas University has hired Turner Gill and things have settled down a bit in the football offices, it’s time to return to what really matters this time of year — Hoops! The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks have gotten off to a great start (10-0) and ... Continue reading

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What do you call the first decade of the 21st Century?

So...what will be the name for the past decade? It has become the norm to categorize each decade, i.e. the Sixties, Seventies, and so forth. But, now that we are in the first decade of the 21st Century, what will it be called; the Noughties or the ... Continue reading