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The day before the flight to London…

A week ago, I was making plans to get up at 4 a.m. with maybe 8 other Lawrence residents (hey Cathy Swanson!) to start the marathon of Royal Wedding viewing -- but then I did something irrational -- I called to check on package deals for a ... Continue reading

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Unbearably quiet Tuesday morning

This morning was by far one of the quietest in recent memory. Every night I have six scanners running, this morning I found myself checking to make sure they were all still turned on and scanning. They were, it was just that quiet. Police did respond on ... Continue reading

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A quick look at KU’s 2-deep depth chart… the way I see it

It’s time. Time to give you some sort of gauge at what the Kansas University football team’s two-deep depth chart might look like 12 practices into the spring. Remember, this is merely my attempt at constructing something close based on what I’ve seen, who I’ve talked to ... Continue reading

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A little devil never hurt anyone

We have the post-Easter blues. Who's with me? We're sick with ham and potatoes and chocolate bunnies and post traumatic family withdrawal and egg hunting fever. And, we are sick of hard boiled eggs. You see, I insisted on coloring eggs with Johnny. And you know, not ... Continue reading

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What caught my eye from Day 12 of spring drills

With just two practices and Saturday’s spring game remaining on the schedule before the Kansas University football team hangs up the equipment until August, things are starting to become a little clearer in terms of who fits in where on the Jayhawks’ two-deep depth chart. Of course, ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Nothing like boatloads of rain to give a person a hankering for soup. The rain should be gone by tomorrow, but until then here’s a warming soup that will keep you going until things dry out. **Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup** 1/4 cup raw sunflower kernels 3 1/2 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 4/25/2011

Last week, the Royals played seven games in seven days. Four of them were against the first place team in the American League Central and the last three were on the road against the defending AL champions. It wasn’t an easy stretch of games and the Royals ... Continue reading

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A kick in the pants

I hate to admit it, but I think I sort of led my wife on a little bit over the weekend. No, not like THAT. We were downtown, and, out of nowhere, I mentioned I was thinking about buying a new pair of pants. You should have ... Continue reading

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Quiet Monday Morning

A fairly normal weekend in Lawrence came to an end last night. In case you missed it, Police were kept busy with lots of activity on Saturday morning.. [Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet][1]. As I shared Sunday morning, my current scanner setup records audio to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/24/2011 (solved)

Previous: IPS 4/17/2011 Next: IPS 5/1/2011 riverdriver will get the credit this week. See the bottom of the post for the answer. This week's photo is a little different. There will only be this one partial image and then the photo. You'll either know where it is, ... Continue reading

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Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption

Why shouldn't gay marriage be legalized? What harm could it cause to others? The answers to these questions are always fuzzy. It harms the "sanctity" of marriage, or somehow, in some indirect fashion, increases divorce or some other harm. The harm of not legalizing gay marriage is ... Continue reading

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IKEA - a shopper’s paradise or nightmare?

On a recent trip to Chicago, one of the stops I wanted to make while we were there was to the IKEA store located in Chicago’s Northwest suburb of Schaumburg, one of my favorite shopping areas. If you’ve never been to an IKEA store, just imagine a ... Continue reading

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Easter Sunday Morning Wrap-up

As you have noticed, I don't have a catchy headline for this morning's post like I did yesterday. In case you missed it yesterday.. [Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet][1]. As a little bit of a follow up to that. My current scanner setup records audio ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC vs. New England: Quick Critique

This game was frustrating to watch for a number of reasons. These reasons include, but are not limited to, bad calls, missed calls, poor marking and players diving. The last is my biggest pet peeve when it comes to professional soccer. It's cheap and it's silly. That's ... Continue reading

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Scheduling Your Coupon

It's a quiet weekend in the coupon world. It is normal to have no coupon inserts on holiday weekends...and lots of coupons the weeks before/after. Last week we had 4 inserts and next week you will see three, including a new P&G. If you don't pay close ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC vs. New England Revolution

This will be a quick game preview. Sporting KC is coming off its first poor offensive performance of the season. The team is still without designated player and striker Omar Bravo. He'll be out another 2-4 weeks recovering from a sports hernia. Sporting Kansas City will also ... Continue reading

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Teacher Professionalism Part II

Most professionals do not have “cook book” salaries. They also are not in cooperation dampening competition as suggested in the union talking points. Their requirements are diverse and their rewards are tailored to how well they meet their requirements (given environmental factors). Sometimes group cooperation plays and ... Continue reading

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Teacher Professionalism Part I

I see this discussion is to be continued. Upfront I want to be clear that I believe that most teachers are effective and competent. I have no issue with them. I do have issues with their union. To begin with, we need to agree with the nature ... Continue reading

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Those Who Can’t Teach

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” This flawed adage has suddenly found new life among those in the private sector who have discovered the “enemy” among public workers, especially teachers. The idea that the country’s pool of teachers comes primarily from a slew of failed ... Continue reading

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Gunshots, Fireworks, Marijuana and a Flaming Toilet

The overnight hours in Lawrence was started off with a bang. Just after 11:15 p.m. LPD responded to the area of 6th and Florida Street on a report of the sound of gunshots. The caller was not sure which direction the shots sounded to be coming from ... Continue reading

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