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Mango Chicken and Basmati Rice to Redeem My Frugal Soul

My family has embarked on a new adventure: we are moving. We've gone through the pain associated with putting our house on the market, we've bitten our nails to the quick waiting for contracts to get signed...and now with a rapidly approaching closing date ... we are ... Continue reading

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Thanks for a Thriller!

Kansas Women beat Missouri 75 to 70 in overtime. What a great game! Best they've looked all season. Carolyn Davis scored a career high 34 points. It was a fantastic, enthusiastic and loud crowd. Congratulations! Continue reading

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Stop Supporting Illegal Immigrants!

Every time you sit down to dinner and dig into that big juicy steak, you are supporting an illegal alien. The salad? Illegal labor processed the veggies. The crew that replaced your roof after the big hail storm? Probably illegals put it up. If you are as ... Continue reading

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Consistency can be brutal…

If the Kansas Women's basketball doesn't win this evening by a large margin then let's not waste any more time. Continued humiliation is not acceptable. Other coaches have been fired after losing to our team, Colorado (twice) and Missouri. That should tell you that we are circled ... Continue reading

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On The Dole: American Farmers and Agricultural Subsidies

In the last few years, there have been increasingly strident attacks on waste in the Federal budget. In response the GOP leadership has proposed a $758 milliom cut to funding of WIC, a nutrition program for pregnant women and their children. Perhaps the House should aim their ... Continue reading

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Colorado guard Alec Burks’ most dangerous spot on the floor, plus predictions for the KU-CU game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what do you like most about Colorado guard Alec Burks' skill set? **Tom Keegan:** Everything. He can shoot, blow by guys on the dribble, hit ... Continue reading

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Social media for nonprofits

We've spent this Friday chatting with some great Lawrence-area community organizations about social media, so we're ending the week in brainstorming mode: How can Lawrence, as a community, best use social channels to engage citizens with our nonprofit community, whether that means taking advantage of services offered, ... Continue reading

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Is College Worth the Money?

We have long been aware of the old shibboleth that a college degree returns many fold. That may no longer be true. There is an increasing awareness that the return on a college degree is not as great as it once was thought to be. Historically the ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft Stock Watch: February 2011

Welcome back to the ‘Hawks in the NBA blog, a semi-regular look at what the former Jayhawks now playing in “The Association” are up to. Being that it’s the All-Star Break in the NBA — and, yes, Paul Pierce is on the East roster yet again (that ... Continue reading

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Will Senator Raud Paul close Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute?

From Senator Raud Paul’s website: “For far too long, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has swindled and mismanaged billions of dollars in Indian trust funds. Former Special Trustee Thomas Slonaker in 2004 testified that the Department of the Interior and the BIA were incapable of reform and ... Continue reading

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Borders: A New Hope

I should leave this subject alone, but like a partially healed cut, sometimes that's hard to do Not a lot of people were interested in my idea to buy the whole town Kindles instead of paying for a library. http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/in-simple-words/2010/oct/22/thoughts-on-what-can-you-/ A few more (including myself) thought did_I_say_that's ... Continue reading

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Wisconsin Democrats in All Out Rebellion

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_01c093f0-3ac0-11e0-ba01-001cc4c002e0.html All Democratic representatives have left the state capitol of Madison (some sources are saying that many have actually left the state) to prevent a quorum from voting on the state budget. This takes brass. Will be interesting to see if Kansas Dems have as much in ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/17/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **The new ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Lindsey”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Ballerina, crowd, gently, Marveling, movements, pride, screams, seize, seven, she, skirt, Swan. Lindsey! By L. Don Oliver She's the beautiful _________ Pirouetting around the floor A _____ of one stands ... Continue reading

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Busted:Fox News CPAC Ron Paul Video Deception

They used the previous years clip, for Ron's win, THIS year. The point? There were more boo's in the old clip, thus giving FOX the ability to sway public opinion towards Ron Paul. Were they to play the real clip of the victory announcement, you would have ... Continue reading

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Do One Thing Well, WIN!

After my first blog, not because of it, the coach seemed more involved emotionally on the sidelines against Iowa State in Allen Field House. She was more encouraging of the players, worked the referees a tiny bit more, etc. The players were more aggressive and confident. That ... Continue reading

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aspergers

Anyone out there have a child with PDD NOS? It seems as though it may be a precursor to aspergers syndrome, what I call a "space holder" for aspergers since the psychologist dont know enough about it in the US to actually even try to diagnose it ... Continue reading

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The Liberal Slave

Two slaves were talking one evening after a long day of work for the slave master. First Slave: I hate this! We work all day and the master takes what he pleases. He punishes us for arbitrary reasons, he runs our lives and denies us our rights. ... Continue reading

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Arcing Power lines at 26th and Iowa

There was a call tonight at 26th and Iowa regarding "arcing power lines". We have all heard of these, but I wondered about them. What are they? What causes these? What do you do if you see one? Well, I'm going to tell you: The weather often ... Continue reading

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On this morning’s downtime and our plans moving forward

Sunday night we lost access to a couple of our secondary domains, after we started to move off hardware owned by Knology and onto hardware owned by Mediaphormedia, our software development company. This was related to The World Company's sale of Sunflower Broadband late last year. The ... Continue reading

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