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Oil Subsidies? Is this a joke?

Listening on the radio on my way into work the subject of subsidies in the energy sector. Don't remember the name of the lawmaker and I guess it's just as well. He was making the argument that oil subsides were more effective and beneficial than those to ... Continue reading

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CNN refers to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ‘Kansas Gov. Sam Brownstone’

Monday, Kansas Rep. Virgil Peck grabbed plenty of attention when he [suggested using hunters in helicopters to shoot illegal immigrants][1] and then compared them to feral hogs. At first, Peck said he was joking, but on Tuesday he issued [a two-sentence apology.][2] Thursday, Peck declined to speak ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks have 1st practice in front of fans and media in Tulsa

**4:57 p.m. Update** Some pretty good dunks wrapped up the open practice. Josh Selby's was by far the biggest crowd-pleaser, though not everyone participated. Elijah Johnson and Travis Releford both were close to hammering home their attempts. And Mario Little threw one down, but did not score ... Continue reading

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All “signs” point to KU rolling in Tulsa

**Tulsa, Okla.** — You couldn't avoid it if you tried. This town is set up perfectly for the Kansas University men's basketball team to feel right at home here and, therefore, to roll through the first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The games begin Friday, ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: it’s about St. Patrick’s Day!

Give us your favorite 'green' songs today in celebration of the Irish we all seem to have within on this date. Your song title or lyric must include the word green, Irish, or beer in order for it to count in today's game. Please share the performer, ... Continue reading

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Strengths, weaknesses and players to watch from UNLV, Illinois

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 16.* **Team:** UNLV **Record:** 24-8 **Seed:** 8 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 24th **Strengths** Though UNLV is fairly balanced, its strength lies in its defense. The Runnin’ Rebels rank 14th nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, which, if ... Continue reading

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I love This Jeff Francoeur Video

I really didn't plan on my first post here being a video about Jeff Francoeur, but I can't help it. This thing just fell in my lap today. The ominous music alongside the typically smiling Jeff Francoeur just kills me. I met Francouer and asked him some ... Continue reading

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Nine NFL scouts attend KU’s pro day

Last year, 11 scouts from the National Football League showed up to watch a dozen or so Kansas University football players put their best feet forward in hopes of earning a spot on a pro team. This year, despite the fact that the KU senior class lacked ... Continue reading

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An Introduction To This Royals Blog

Hello and welcome to the very first post here at the Broken Bat Single Royals Blog* at the Lawrence Journal-World. First, I want to thank the editors at the LJ World for allowing me to create this blog and for featuring it on the site. I hope ... Continue reading

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Boston’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 15. For a breakdown of potential KU opponents UNLV and Illinois, check back to KUsports.com Thursday or pick up a copy of the NCAA Preview section in Thursday's Journal-World.* **Team:** Boston **Record:** 21-13 **Seed:** 16 **KenPom ... Continue reading

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60 minutes Report on School that Pays Teachers $125K

I hope you didn't miss the segment about the school in NYC that is paying it's teachers $125K. Actually, I did, but a co-worker mentioned it and I watched it online. CBS 60 Minutes segment I don't know if this system can really be extended across the ... Continue reading

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10 NCAA Tournament bullet-point observations: Big 12 pairings, upset possibilities

Because America's workforce slacks off this week in the holy quest to fill out the perfect NCAA Tournament bracket, here are 10 bullet-point observations leading up to the Big Dance. If this blog entry takes you away from work, the Conference Chatter blog apologizes in advance (hey, ... Continue reading

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And last but not least, the beginning: duck dinner starters

I'll admit that my favorite part of almost any meal is the appetizer, if there is one. When I get a new cookbook, the first part I pour over is the section called "Appetizers and Snacks" or some facsimile thereof. If I had my way, I'd be ... Continue reading

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Win a 42” HDTV, just by filling out a bracket on KUsports.com; deadlines shorter this year

It's that time of year again. March Madness is upon us. And, that means it's time, once more, for [the annual KUsports.com Bracket Contest,][1] presented by **Henry T's**, **Brotherhood Bank**, **Lynn Electric**, **Intrust Bank** and **Crown Automotive**. We've got a new twist this year: you must pick ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Veggie Pita Bread Sandwiches

It’s Monday night, there's snow on the ground (Boo!), the NCAA Tournament is moving in fast (Yay for a No. 1 seed!) and chances are you don’t want to do much too much in the kitchen tonight. To Meatless Monday, that’s not a problem at all. Spend ... Continue reading

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Northeast Kansas Job Fair this Wednesday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn

If you're currently looking for a job or thinking about a change in careers, don’t miss the the Northeast Kansas Marketplace Job Fair, Wednesday, March 16, at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center! Admission is free and is open to the public A job fair is a ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/13/2011

Previous: IPS 3/6/2011 Next: IPS 3/20/2011 riverdriver identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the answer. Well, I tried to make it back to town for this weeks subject. Really, I did, but, well...... And for some additional help. The subject is ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU punishes nation’s No. 1 defense; plus, a KU concern heading into NCAAs

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. Here's the KU-Colorado recap from Saturday, in case you missed it. Pretty much all year, Texas has ... Continue reading

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What does it cost to outfit a high school athlete?

My son Thomas made the high school baseball team this week. He's a ninth-grader, but for sports purposes, he and all Lawrence ninth-grader are eligible to play high school sports. He was placed on the C team, which is made up of freshmen and sophomores, and two ... Continue reading

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Walgreens + WalMart = Free Groceries

WalMart recently issued a new coupon policy with some very interesting changes. You can download the policy for yourself [HERE][1] but here are the highlights of the changes: - WalMart will now accept competitors Catalina coupons that are labeled "Manufacturer Coupon" and have a valid submit address. ... Continue reading

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