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Big 12 review, week 3: The realignment circus continues

In trying to keep up with college football realignment, a few questions have repeatedly crept into my mind during this time of anxiety and uncertainty. How exactly did we get to this point in the first place? Did Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe destroy the league by ... Continue reading

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Soft Pretzels for the Sports Slump

So the football situation is stinking things up in my casa. Chiefs and Jayhawks alike have made my home a fairly unhappy one since the onset of Mr. Meat and Potatoes' most favorite time of the year. I, for one, could not give a flying fork about ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 9/19/2011

Now THAT was a nice week to be a Royals fan. Unfortunately, it all flew under the radar since the team is completely out of contention (again), and football season has ramped up and drained some focus. Still, it's a nice week when you put some real ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 9:41 p.m. - KS board of regents to meet Thursday; Beebe speaks; and OU, UT authorize presidents to act

**9:41 p.m. Update:** Getting into the late hours of the night, especially on the east coast (which is relevant now, right?) so we're probably winding down for tonight. But I just came across this strong summary of the day's events from coast to coast. One of the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Prelude to World War Two (FDR)

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What was FDR's prelude to World War II? Politically Correct Resolution: In that FDR's First (Top Down) and Second (Bottom Up) New Deals were merely a stop gap measure until this nation became involved in the Second World War. With millions of ... Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Creamed Avocado Sauce

So, we’ve had a cold snap. The chill probably won’t be here permanently for a bit, but, boy, it’s amazing how 60 degrees on the thermometer makes us all raid the hot chocolate stash after a blistering summer. This pasta dish hits all the right notes in ... Continue reading

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September 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty quiet overnight in Douglas county, as most Monday morning's are. Lawrence Police responded on the every night noise complaints and disturbances. All of the disturbances, that I heard, did not involve the use of weapons and no injuries were reported. Police also made a number ... Continue reading

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September 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The overnight rain seemed to contribute to the call load for Lawrence Police. I counted seven non-injury accidents between just before 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. The rain did not slow the Police Department's efforts on traffic enforcement. Again, I counted 27 vehicle stops, at least three ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 7:19 p.m. - Reports say UT, Texas Tech, OU and Okie State headed west; KU?

**7:19 p.m. Update:** I'm hearing now that reports of the Texas and Oklahoma foursome heading west may be a little premature. That is to say, at this point, it's not a done deal, though it certainly still could happen. The sources I talked with tonight did not ... Continue reading

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Attention Target Shoppers:

Before I really get started, a couple of Happy Birthdays are in order: First, to my SuperBaby who is TWO years old today! My, oh my, how time flies. It seems like just yesterday i was writing this blog from my hospital bed the day after he ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: Syracuse and Pitt to ACC a done deal? KU to follow?

**7:19 p.m. Update:** Boy, how things can change while you're watching a team get pounded on the field... I can only imagine that ACC officials have been talking realignment all day if things have changed as much as some are reporting. This update from Orangebloods.com speaks to ... Continue reading

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September 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police investigated a non injury accident in the 2200 block of Ousdahl road just before 10 p.m.. Another non injury accident was reported at 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of W 24th Street. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Police investigated a call for a possible explosion ... Continue reading

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Wanted: your thoughts on privacy and social media

Social media and privacy: Are the two mutually exclusive, or is it still possible to keep areas of your life private online? And what happens when law enforcement, the media or both get involved? That's what we examined last night at a community roundtable here at the ... Continue reading

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Game-winning TD result of good play call by KU, blown assignment by Northern Illinois

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Let’s take a look at Jordan Webb’s six-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to D.J. Beshears on fourth-and-goal against Northern Illinois. First off, Coach says this is a good play call in ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today, 5:03 p.m. - Regents at OU, UT each set Monday meetings

**5:03 p.m. Update:** Just a quick note about a couple of Tweets from Orangebloods.com's Chip Brown that just popped up. First: Brown says that the Monday meetings scheduled at both Texas and Oklahoma will be about authorizing each school's presidents to handle negotiations for realignment. That would ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Nature’s Nectar”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Abide, die, plain, rain, sky, side, sway, way. Nature's Nectar! By L. Don Oliver Storm clouds appear, Awakening one's fear, Building upon it's ___; The lightening streaks, The thunder shrieks, ... Continue reading

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September 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police got an early start on the night with a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 2300 block of Ridge Court just before 9:15 p.m. Officers responded on a reported domestic disturbance in the 600 block of New Hampshire shortly after midnight. When ... Continue reading

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Georgia Tech preview and a question: Who is KU’s best offensive player right now?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta. First off, Tom, what is something you like about the city of Atlanta? **Tom Keegan:** It has all the bright-lights advantages of a big city but still ... Continue reading

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25 Notable Kansans - is this the best we can do?

This is not a book blog, but it's something I really wanted to get the word out about. I thought of doing it as an LTE, but the link for submitting one is broken. Plus, this is faster, and I'm ticked! 25 Notable Kansans? I have received ... Continue reading

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Week 3 Big 12 picks: Kansas or Georgia Tech? Oklahoma or Florida St.?

After two weeks of picking every Big 12 game here in the Conference Chatter blog, I've come away with a 12-3 record of predicting games straight up, and a 6-5 record of selecting games against the spread. Here's what in store for week 3: **Friday** **Iowa State ... Continue reading

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