Diving into tonight’s BCS Championship game with a Florida fan

Good morning, Kansas fans! Have I got a treat for you today! Seeing as how the much-anticipated BCS Championship Game will be played tonight between ...

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Park that thought: No driving to the inaugural; a roundup of Southern news

Here's a snapshot of Southern trends. The South is one of the nation's most dynamic regions for population growth and has a unique opportunity to ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 7 — Focus Group

there, Top Chef lovers, I'm back. Thanks so much to Jon Niccum for keeping the blog alive while I've been in Baby Land. And though ...

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Pinckney “Boys in Ties” on Rachael Ray Show tomorrow

As some of you might remember, I did a story on some second-grade boys at Pinckney School this past December. They were totally adorable, and ...

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City posts sales tax gains for 2008

Financial talk in City Hall was gloomy for most of 2008, but the talk didn’t match the numbers when it came to sales tax collections. ...

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Neology

Last night at the dinner table, we were talking about worn-out words and phrases that we'd like to see retired from the language, or at ...

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Dakotah - On Television

The internet television news outlet, www.ukiahvalley.tv and their reporter, Tamara Drake, published their story on Dakotah yesterday and I posted it on his MySpace page: ...

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Awaking

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Almost-Jayhawks: Which ones still make you wonder?

Last summer, Washington Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson made quite a ruckus for calling out the Cleveland Cavaliers and mighty King James during the Wizards’ playoff ...

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Billy Self, not the KU coach Bill Self, is in Douglas County Jail

Billy Self was booked Tuesday into Douglas County Jail.No, no; this is not Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach Bill Self.The inmate does seem to be ...

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Obamaniacs can share rides to D.C.

TripVerde Inc. is recruiting Obamaniacs to sign on for a massive ride-sharing program, one designed to get people to this month’s presidential inauguration in an ...

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Stevia, Sunflowers and Paraguay

is about to be allowed to be used as a food additive in the United States says a recent article in the LJ World. What ...

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Kids are germy, and I guess adults aren’t much better

Yesterday, a co-worker walked into the News Center and said the worst words I could ever imagine: "I'm sick." (Okay, that's not the worst thing ...

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Primary election rules still in flux

Confusion still reigns over how many candidates it will take to trigger a primary in the upcoming City Commission elections. But it is beginning to ...

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KU Alumni Association seeking legislative help

The Kansas University Alumni Association, in tandem with KU's Government Relations and University Relations staff, has developed a tool to reach legislators in what is ...

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Theories on the multiple meanings of ‘Synecdoche, NY’

The most adventurous script of the year comes from--and this is no big surprise--the man who brought us "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and ...

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Jenkins takes the oath of office

Republican Lynn Jenkins is now officially a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.She took the oath of office from the House floor in the ...

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Kansas households move in ‘near-perfect balance’

Economic-development types like to say that Kansas never records the market highs of California, Las Vegas or any other red-hot market — nor does the ...

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Quite a nail-biter

I thought it was going to be a long, boring night as we headed into halftime. But I ended up spending the evening on the ...

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Lawrence, home of the hedgehog

There’s all sorts of minutiae that a man can ride to fame. But who would have ever thought a hedgehog would carry an 11-year-old Lawrence ...

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