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Coupon Feed

As part of the new feature enhancements made to Marketplace, we've added a Coupon Feed that allows you to view all the latest Coupons posted to Marketplace. You can look at everything for the entire site, or choose a category of businesses such as restaurants or heating/cooling, ... Continue reading

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Foods that increase the libido in both men and women!

First of all let me apologize for being absent for a few weeks. I am out of the country and will not get back to Kansas until November. Anyway, I had extra time on my hands and felt homesick so I decided to post another entry and ... Continue reading

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Man Made

Society has had different battles for centuries now. Battle against improvement, against poverty, against morality and against themselves . Now, the battle that we are facing may be the hardest one to win. The battle against nature. So many calamities have come that we are left with ... Continue reading

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Maintaining professionalism an important trait for reporters

Blogging is a very effective tool for reporters, but should be used with caution. I am of the school of thought that believes blogging helps create a more personal link between reader and reporter and has the potential to enhance credibility, but reporters must be weary of ... Continue reading

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All a-Twitter about AMP

Pepsi recently released an iPhone application to promote their Amp energy drink. The application, called "Amp up before you score" allows users to typify a possible female mate and offers "useful" information and pick-up lines to lure the female in. Once users have been successful by employing ... Continue reading

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In blogging we trust

With public trust in the news media declining http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/business/media/14survey.html?_r=2, could blogging reporters help to rebuild bridges? When done well, I say yes. A good blog lets a reader know more about the reporter, allows the reporter to have more interaction with the readership and can bring fresh ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Budget Shortfall -What You Will Not Hear Elsewhere

Unlike historic budgeting methodology the City of Lawrence has not been charging enough for basic water services to cover our annual financial needs. In the latest of social experimentation they have planned for way too much income from residential homes who irrigate. That did not happen and ... Continue reading

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The Burdens of Democracy by President Eisenhower

In a recent Blog I tried to point out the need to show prudence in pursuing all the goals of any political party or advocacy group. The response was underwhelming. Perhaps a comment from someone much better informed then I would help. Many of us know of ... Continue reading

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If Obama were honorable

If Obama were honorable, he will turn down the Nobel Prize since he doesn't deserve it. If he accepts this prize for doing absolutely nothing, it will show his true character. Continue reading

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2009 Phoenix Awards announced

Five Lawrence residents involved in the arts have been named recipients of the 2009 Phoenix Awards. The awards are given by the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission, recognizing outstanding artistic achievements in the Lawrence community. Since 1996, more than 100 outstanding artists have received Phoenix Awards. The recipients ... Continue reading

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Blogging: handle with care

Delivering the news in the most informative and fair way possible, free from biases; that is a basic job description for a reporter. But just because we mustn't voice our own opinions in our work does not mean they don't exist. Reporters may work for the media ... Continue reading

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Record breaking weekend

Record breaking highs were set over the weekend, but not for how warm they were. Not only were our temperatures cooler than average this past weekend, but they were so cold we actually broke records on both Saturday and Sunday for lowest highs. For Concordia, the old ... Continue reading

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Feminism vs. Breast Cancer Awareness

Recently, there was a bit of a stir when a new advertisement came out for breast cancer awareness. It showed a buxom woman wearing a white bikini walking alongside a pool. The ad zoomed in on her chest as she walked and showed how she jiggled as ... Continue reading

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Hello, Hospital Ships

Did you freeze your tushie off this weekend? I sure did. It's a little hard to drag yourself out of a warm, comfy bed when it gets as cold as it did this weekend. But a local music extravaganza for $3 can't be missed. The Show is ... Continue reading

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YO: Using bikes to send the world a message

The first time I saw the altered Toyota pick-up truck tailgate, I had to laugh. You know, the one where the TO and TA are removed, leaving the cheery greeting “YO” for all the world to see. It still makes me smile whenever I see it. Lately, ... Continue reading

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Poll Watch: Huskers rising

Kansas fans and Big 12 Conference higher-ups are probably feeling the same way right now: relieved. Thanks to a second-half rally by Texas and heroics from Todd Reesing, the Big 12 Conference and KU both avoided taking major reputation hits this past weekend. If Texas fell to ... Continue reading

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Which team has more to look forward to: Kansas or Nebraska?

Which college football fan has more reason to be optimistic: the one in Lawrence or the one in Lincoln, Neb.? Check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV to continue to think about it: A glance at some of the basic pros and cons of Kansas and Nebraska ... Continue reading

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Stupid, Greedy or Controlling?

Recently there were some exchanges on “smart” growth. The idea of trying to reduce impact on our environment is unassailable. The approach to doing it is not! Retrospectively trying to “punish” people living in single family home is at best vindictive. Single-family homes were the American dream. ... Continue reading

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My Favorite Weekly Deals

Life with a newborn has begun to take its toll on my household....the theoretical "6 Week Baby Boot camp" is well underway as Baby Ryan turned three weeks old Friday. My own household is not doing a lot of shopping these days and I will reflect that ... Continue reading

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Take a bite out of your morning coffee

I love coffee. I love to drink it and use it in recipes. You can run out to 23rd and Louisiana and get your Dunkin Donuts coffee fix, or you can head to Walgreens and buy Dunkin Donuts brand coffee for $5.99 (12 oz. pkg.) as featured ... Continue reading

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