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I can’t quit you “Project Runway” … meh

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/09/mike_v..png OK, so I think the theme this week is the following phrase: I am not a quitter. Reasons? 1. Firstly, because Jennifer on "Top Chef" adopted that attitude by plugging along and cooking while she was so sick there was footage of her going into the ... Continue reading

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Review: ‘Macbeth’ an intense spectacle

This review of "Macbeth," which opened Thursday night at KU's University Theatre, comes from Sarah Young, a Lawrence-based freelance writer: Something definitively wicked came to the stage of the Crafton-Preyer Theatre on Thursday night as University Theatre opened its production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” As the doomed Scot, ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Iowa State at Kansas

The big question this weekend is whether Iowa State can rediscover the magic it displayed for one half of last season's Kansas University victory at Ames, Iowa. As has been written about and discussed at length, KU fell into a 20-0 hole at halftime only to rally ... Continue reading

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Sorry I’m late

I’m habitually late. I mean, I’m late everywhere — chronically, habitually, unavoidably tardy. It’s not that I think my time is more important than anybody else’s. It’s not some power trip. I’m not trying to be rude or insensitive. I’m not trying to send a message. And, ... Continue reading

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If Only the Government Had Respected Its Own Laws… I Am Barack Obama’s Political Prisoner Now

Having just finished reading Black Elk Speaks, Leonard Peltier's recent letter brings the plight of Native Americans over the last two centuries into present focus. Someone reading the 1932 classic today might easily believe that while it is a tragic tale of America's bitter origins, it is ... Continue reading

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Sebelius on Leno

Did you catch it? I just happened upon it... Was waiting for Leno to go off and the news to come on. Anyway, he asks a different famous person 10 random questions every night and this time it was our esteemed former governor. Hopefully this link will ... Continue reading

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Oklahoma HS coach in hot water over players using false addresses; What can Lawrence learn from this?

Earlier this week in Oklahoma, it was reported that the head football coach of perennial powerhouse Jenks High School had suspended himself for the remainder of the season for using at least one player who was ruled to be ineligible because of residency issues. Residency issues? As ... Continue reading

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Some deals you can get only online

Every week we talk about the coupons and deals in Sunday’s Journal-World. I love to get out there and shop, but occasionally I like the flexibility of shopping online in the comfort of my home. These are a few of my favorite retail websites and some of ... Continue reading

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Hang on there, Shutterbugs…

School plays are exciting events, especially if it's the first one that your friends or relatives have participated in. Most of us like to capture those magic moments for digital perpetuity with cameras, cell phones, and video cameras. If you're taking the camera along to an elementary ... Continue reading

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Nebraska or Missouri? Plus, Big 12 WR team rankings

An intriguing Big 12 North battle will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday night: Nebraska (3-1) at Missouri (4-0). I want to know who everyone's taking. Feel free to post your score prediction below. My prediction: Nebraska 28, Missouri 27. For more analysis on Thursday night's game, ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 10/7/2009

Previous: IPS 9/30/2009 Next: IPS 10/14/2009 RoedApple quickly identified the subject of the picture this week. Although his first guess was not quite correct. See the end of this post for the answer. I'll confess I almost didn't post a picture this week. Sometimes life's events dominate ... Continue reading

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Dear Bicyclists…

So I thought it was common knowledge about where bicyclists belong, where they don't belong, and what rules they should follow. Just today I saw a bicyclists on ninth street weaving in and out of cars. If you are going to bike on the road, act like ... Continue reading

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Vanuatu, 7.8 quake. Anybody have any experience with this Pacific Island nation?

The third pacific massive quake and Tsunami in two weeks has just hit: http://www.ksbw.com/weather/21232878/detail.html?treets=mty&tml=mty_natlbreak&ts=T&tmi=mty_natlbreak_1_06200110072009 7.8 Quake Strikes Off Vanuatu A powerful magnitude 7.8 earthquake has rocked the South Pacific near the Vanuatu archipelago, the U.S. Geological Survey reports, triggering a regional tsunami alert. ---Any readers have any ... Continue reading

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Google Analytics and your Marketplace page

A question I hear quite often when working with businesses on their Marketplace pages is "Now, will you be able to tell me how many people visit my page?" The answer is, quite simply, yes. The Lawrence Journal-World uses Google analytics to monitor the traffic to their ... Continue reading

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Get Found Online or Get Left Behind

We presented an Internet Marketing Seminar for local business owners back in July and had a great turnout. We've received very positive feedback and we're planning additional seminars like this in the coming months. For those that have not had a chance to request their Free Internet ... Continue reading

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Oh, That is Horrible - We Must Fix It!

I noted in yesterday’s LJW a letter to the editor about our LMH. I, of course, am sympathetic to the thrust of the letter. I am going to use it to address a topic that it avoids. Who pays? Day after day, there are articles documenting some ... Continue reading

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Just why did it get so cold this morning

If you stepped out the door this morning, you probably noticed our morning lows were pretty chilly; freezing for some. Both Manhattan and Lawrence hit freezing this morning, and for Manhattan, the freezing temperatures were maintained for a few hours. You’ll occasionally hear us mention Manhattan and ... Continue reading

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Cool weather can mean just one thing … chili!

If you’ve been paying attention to the extended forecast lately, you’ve probably noticed the mention of some cooler temperatures moving our way at the end of the week. With the cooler weather approaching, there couldn’t be a better time to start thinking about chili and that’s just ... Continue reading

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Julian Wright ranked ahead of Kirk Hinrich? What gives?

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. Although the onset of fall typically gets people thinking more about football, around here the arrival of October means one thing — basketball season is right around the corner. While the Kansas University football program’s recent success ... Continue reading

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Excessive celebration calls getting ridiculous

I've never been one to complain about the refs in college football. I can recall countless situations where either my friends or fans I came across in conversation made excuses for their teams losing by pinning it on the refs. Usually in these instances, bitterness took control ... Continue reading

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