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feeder birds

I haven’t found any unusual birds at my feeders yet, but I did notice an unusual number of goldfinches this morning. I saw over a ...

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Smart Code discussion pulled from Tuesday night’s agenda

City commissioners have decided it is not smart to talk about the proposed Smart Code in the middle of a snowstorm. Commissioners have pulled consideration ...

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Design firm, Mexican restaurant among new construction

Nationally, November housing starts fell to their lowest level in at least 50 years, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Thursday. New numbers from the city’s ...

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Would you buy an American car?

Would it be safe to buy an American car these days with them on the brink of financial collapse? It is easy to surmise that ...

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Baby, I’m bored

So here I am, six days into a forced layoff from the bike (and everything else, for that matter), and I’m not a happy camper.Just ...

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If playing him is wrong, his name must be Julian Wright

OK. Something’s going on here and I’m not quite sure I can put my finger on it. We’ve seen him rip off 360-dunks in a ...

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Mangino, Perkins ring opening NASDAQ bell

In a commemoration of their invitation to the Insight Bowl, representatives from the University of Minnesota and Kansas University were in New York City Monday ...

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Chili: How Do You Like It?

Some people like it with beef, pork or a combination. Others want it as I do with an even mix of meat and beans. I ...

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So Much to See (12/14/2008)

Previous: SMTS 12/7/2008 Next: SMTS 12/21/2008 The subject if the picture this week is in a public place, but compared to most of the pictures ...

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The Heart of Dakotah

road appears to be a mistress of those who travel without destination or goal beyond the next horizon, as her call must be answered when ...

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Lawrence Losing Tax Dollars to Wyandotte

Wonder why our sales tax collections are down in Douglas County and Lawrence? Check out the large number of Douglas County car tags at Nebraska ...

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‘Synecdoche, New York’ tackles life’s complexity with complexity

[four stars]A life is a series of moments, lived chronologically one at a time, until death. A person looking from the outside in on someone’s ...

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A Devil’s Work Dictionary

Who first invented work, and bound the free and holiday-rejoicing spirit down to that dry drudgery at the desk’s dead wood? Sabbathless Satan!- Charles Lamb ...

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Interesting full moon

Friday will mark the biggest and brightest full moon for us this year. The reason for this hinges on the path of the moon's orbit ...

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Back to the Basics-Ear Plugs and Safety Goggles

The current financial crisis seems over powering even in the midst of cheery Holiday celebrations. One way to cope is to live a more basic ...

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Audubon Christmas counts

I'm a huge fan of radio, but I never thought I'd get to do a request. There are two great opportunities coming up to learn ...

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LHS project back at Planning Commission

The controversial improvements near Lawrence High School have another small hurdle to clear at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission next week. Planning commissioners will be ...

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“Milk” echoes the joyous nature of its subject

[three stars]Director Gus Van Sant's biopic about Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay men to be elected to public office, may be set ...

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Darn that Achilles

It started out as a little twinge.Sunday, I noticed a little pain just above my right heel — my Achilles tendon.It hurt a little walking ...

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‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ and sci-fi fans weeped

"The Day The Earth Stood Still" is another in a long line of remakes that should never have been made. Let's mention the fact that ...

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