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Realignment Today: 10:12 a.m. - Interim commish Chuck Neinas gazes into Big 12 future, plus Rd. 1 of expansion talk

**10:12 a.m. Update:** This morning on ESPN's College Gameday, interim Big 12 commissioner Chuck Neinas said the following regarding the idea of TCU becoming the 10th team in the Big 12: "There seems to be some resistance to adding another team from Texas." Nothing ground-breaking there. We've ... Continue reading

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September 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Most of the activity was fairly normal for Friday night/Saturday mornings; noise complaints, vehicle stops, disturbances and a few DUI arrests, at least one related to a non injury accident. Police also received information on at least three alcohol violations. Lawrence Police were called to investigate a ... Continue reading

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Somalia: Liberal Paradise

Capitalism is a system based upon property rights. In a capitalist society the primary function of government is to protect individuals' rights to life, liberty and property. Liberal policies are based upon having the government violate individual rights, particularly the right to own property. They want the ... Continue reading

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Week 4 Big 12 picks: Will Mizzou cover 22-point spread at OU?

I feel the need for a baseball-inspired lead-in to the blog this week after seeing an advanced screening of 'Moneyball' last night in Kansas City, Mo. Very enjoyable film, especially for baseball dorks like myself. Brad Pitt was a very believable Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Georgia Tech

The following is the Kansas vs. Georgia Tech episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. THE GRIDIRON: KANSAS vs GEORGIA TECH from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 3:43 p.m. - Neinas conference call set for 5 p.m.; may help uncover Mizzou’s motives

**3:43 p.m. Update:** The Big 12 has announced that interim commissioner Chuck Neinas will host a conference call at 5 p.m. CST tonight. I'll be on it and I'll be tracking all of the action. Probably will be a lot easier to do via Twitter, at least ... Continue reading

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September 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police responded on a the usual, nearly every morning, noise complaints throughout Lawrence overnight. Officers conducted numerous vehicle stops, with one resulting in an arrest for what sounded to be a drug/narcotics related offense. Another arrest was made after a field sobriety test was administered. There were ... Continue reading

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New Facebook changes - and these ones are big

Well, [f8][1] came and went - and we'll probably be shifting through this most recent round of Facebook changes for the next few weeks, if not longer. This year's annual Facebook developer conference introduced what's undoubtedly the biggest shift Facebook's ever taken, and on a few different ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Wasted Chances” - You’re the Poet!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, been, dismay, grow, heart, misspent, row, share, there, way. Wasted Chances! By L. Don Oliver Sacrificing, of the _____, Flowered gardens, far _____; Wilting down, to vacant ___, There ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 10:08 p.m. - The Big 12 lives; Zenger, Gray-Little release statement; Beebe’s out; and Mizzou luke warm in commitment

**10:08 p.m. Update:** Still some confusion regarding the Big 12's long-term future and Missouri's role in it, but it seems like it's just a matter of time before that gets cleared up. May take some work and may remain precarious for a while, but the work will ... Continue reading

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September 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity in Lawrence last night compared to the last few. Police were back responding on noise complaints all night, most recently just before 4 a.m. for loud music and people yelling. There was a report of criminal damage in the 1100 block of ... Continue reading

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The Best Of?? In Plain Sight

Well, this week it was either punt and post a link to a previous post, or post of nothing at all. Describing this as "The Best Of" may be a bit pretentious, but then, pretension is the new humility. (That makes at least as much sense as ... Continue reading

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Perry Ellis chooses KU

**4:35 p.m. update** That's going to wrap up the live coverage of the event here. Be sure to check back to KUsports.com for full press conference video after we get it all uploaded this evening. Also be sure to check out Gary's full story later on KUsports.com ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 11:06 p.m. - Sources, reports indicate Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe on way out

**11:06 p.m. Update:** Tonight was my wife's birthday and I tried to stay away from the blog for a night but it didn't work. Something had to happen. According a report from Mike DeArmond, who covers Missouri, Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe is planning an exit from ... Continue reading

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September 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Very quiet again last night in Douglas County. Police performed a number of vehicle stops, one of which resulted in a drug related arrest. A non injury accident was reported in the 400 block of Arkansas just after 1:30 a.m. Police were called to the intersection of ... Continue reading

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Class Warfare – Not

This morning in the Wall Street Journal was printed a table that purported to show that Mr. Buffett in fact pays more than his secretary in federal income taxes. (See Table below). First of all the table shows no such thing as the average tax paid by ... Continue reading

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25 interesting stats, facts and quirks about this year’s KU football team

Here are some numbers I found interesting about this year's KU football team. All stats come from cfbstats.com or KUathletics.com. • **KU is the only team in the nation that has played three games without recording an interception or throwing one.** Only nine other teams haven't recorded ... Continue reading

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Internet Sales Tax

**$5 BILLION** in sales taxes will go uncollected due to internet sales this year, and the numbers increase every year. We are legally obligated to report any taxes due as a result of online purchases, but few of us do. Thoughts? Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 10:22 p.m. - Big 12 sources: Pac-12 not expanding; Pac-12 releases statement confirming news

**10:22 p.m. Update:** Here's the full statement from the Pac-12: *WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — In light of the widespread speculation about potential scenarios for Conference re-alignment, the Pac-12 Presidents and Chancellors have affirmed their decision to remain a 12-team conference. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, “after careful ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA Week 21 — The Perfect Fall Soup

If you’ve read this blog since fall last year, you know I’m a total sucker for [Nancy O’Connor’s Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos][1]. I think they’re the perfect fall dish. And I had them this week, but I’m not going to write about them. Instead, I’m ... Continue reading