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Police Scanner Update for 1/16/2011

It's been an interesting couple of days- as usual. A major public nusiance was taken off the streets. See the article at http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jan/15/lawrence-man-arrested-theft-forgery-charges-follow/#c1484362 Score one for the good guys! A couple of interesting calls; a man called 911 from Lawrence Suitel because a car was parked near ... Continue reading

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The liberal solution to increase funds for education in Kansas.

The discussion below is keyed to a suggestion by JAFS in another thread. Two of the biggies listed to obtain revenue for Kansas Schools are federal programs. Let us assume we do as you suggest. As you suggested we cut Defense let us say by 50%. They ... Continue reading

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Baylor’s LaceDarius Dunn on verge of breaking Big 12 three-point record this season

Monday night, when Kansas University's basketball team takes on Baylor in Waco, Texas, Jayhawk defenders will undoubtedly chase sharp-shooting, three-point threat LaceDarius Dunn all around the Ferrell Center. Dunn, a senior from Monroe, La., leads the Big 12 in scoring (22.3 points per game) and three-pointers made ... Continue reading

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Passing of American Hero, “Band of Brothers” Inspiration, Richard ‘Dick’ Winters

Richard 'Dick' Winters, the real life soldier who inspired the lead character in the television series, "Band of Brothers", passed away last week at the age of 92. He had specifically requested his demise not be made public until after a private service could be held. The ... Continue reading

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Recap: Putting preseason rankings in their place

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Kansas coach Bill Self had a funny answer the other day following the Jayhawks' victory over Iowa ... Continue reading

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Ecological Sanitation: coming soon to this blog

Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) allows peoples who are native/poor to have sanitation without the use of potable water In the next couple of days I will feature a guy who has helped many people by designing and building ecological sanitation. No, I don't agree with some of his ... Continue reading

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Michael’s Helps Us Survive an Anti-Chocolate Valentine’s Day

One of my biggest challenges this past Holiday season was to monitor the amount of sugar that my kids ingested. Cookies, candies and pretty desserts were around every corner...and right her in our kitchen. Lucky for me they are still young and "One piece of candy" will ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Question? I've lost faith in the media and in the last election I didn't vote for either the Democrats or the Republicans (I've also lost faith in both of them). What does that make me? Intellectual Resolution: You are cognitive challenged (ignorant) in need of a cognitive ... Continue reading

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Talking Doc Sadler, defensive focus and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what do you think of the job that coach Doc Sadler has done at NU? http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2010/feb/06/186196/ **Tom Keegan:** Nebraska has no nearby city that's rich ... Continue reading

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Watch party update

Last week, we talked a little about the maiden voyage of the new [KU Alumni Association][1] and [KUsports.com][2] mobile watch party. Now that we've got our first watch party under our belt, we wanted to share a few of the results of the night's festivities. The simplest ... Continue reading

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Police Scanner Update

Hello concerned citizens....I have taken a bit of a break from blogging, but rest assured, I am back, ready to go, and ready to document the events as I hear them over the scanner. My last blog post questioned if New Years Resolutions were keeping the scanner ... Continue reading

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Why? The Tragedy in Tucson Explained (Part I)

I don’t know about all of you but I was deeply affected by the Tragedy in Tucson. Especially disconcerting was the death of 9 year old Christina Green. Her deep motivation was her love of America and understanding the political workings of our great country. As I ... Continue reading

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The top 10 freshmen hoops players in the Big 12 at mid-season

For the past two years, the Conference Chatter blog has put together a list of the top 10 freshmen basketball players in the Big 12 at mid-season. Oklahoma's [Willie Warren took the top spot][1] in the first year in 2008-09, while Kansas University's [Xavier Henry captured the ... Continue reading

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Recap: Morris twins’ rebounding just as valuable as their points against Iowa State

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Marcus Morris' 33 points in Kansas' 84-79 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night will steal most ... Continue reading

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Phelps, WBC and Arizona

I really think Westboro Baptist should bear in mind that in many ways Arizona right now is a pretty lawless state (one friend likened it to Mississippi in the '60's). Tucson, where the massacre happened, is a spot of blue in a sea of red. Gun laws ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Nightmare of Reality”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, can, dream, flesh, heart, man, me, mesh, mind, right, scream, see, sight, unkind. Nightmare of Reality! By L. Don Oliver LUSTING there above me, The preachers of the ______; ... Continue reading

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World Company 2010 social media statistics

When I started working at the World Company in late 2009, we were just beginning to formally organize our social media presence in both news and advertising. One thing we didn't have was a benchmark for longterm growth. So starting on Jan. 1, 2010, I began keeping ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: Your Favorite Swan Songs of Farewell

I haven't blogged for several weeks. I've thought about it, but life circumstances have kept words at bay. Christmas day was one of the most difficult ones my family and I have experienced - the days that have since followed haven't been much better. Without going into ... Continue reading

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Discussing Scott Christopherson, AP ballots and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Iowa State on Wednesday night in Ames, Iowa. One of the Cyclones' best offensive players is three-point specialist Scott Christopherson, who leads the Big 12 in three-point shooting (48 of 95, 50.5 percent). ... Continue reading

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Tuscon tragedy, what to do?

I don't know what motivated the shooting, if he acted alone, if he was mentally deranged and if he was influenced by politics and which side. One of Giffords' favorite charities now has a special fund,Those wishing to donate can log on to: www.communityfoodbank.org . I thought ... Continue reading

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