Affordable Adoptions

Do adoptions really cost between $10,000 and $40,000 as stated in a LJW article of February 8? That was a long time ago but life ...

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Riding the wave

I’m not the most gregarious sort. In fact, most folks who know me or work with me likely would put me on the antisocial end ...

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In Plain Sight 2/22/2009

Previous: IPS 2/15/2009 Next: IPS 3/1/2009 Someday I hope to expand my horizons to include photos that have some small bit of artistic merit. Clearly ...

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Make Your Next Meeting Green

your group meeting or convention using green techniques? It's estimated that a 5 day meeting for 2,500 people will use 87,500 napkins and 75,000 cups. ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to logicsound04, who won last week's challenge with over 53% of the votes. jonas_opines came in second. As the top two vote getters, both ...

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Dakotah - Bumps in the road

California Vehicle code is a mighty work. It contains thousands of laws governing the operation of seemingly every possible conveyance, and in as many pages. ...

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Cookie says he’s ready for KU fans

Nebraska guard Cookie Miller says he's ready to take the ribbing he's sure to get from Kansas fans in Saturday's game at Allen Fieldhouse.If you ...

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On-Camera Oscar Picks 2009

If you're looking for a reason to watch the bloated, self-congratulatory Academy Awards telecast this year, why not bet on who's going to win? It'll ...

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What’s Your Style: Conventional or Confrontational?

I was recently giving thought to my communication, conversational style. I have known for a long time that people consider me somewhat confrontational...okay, take that ...

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The Fairness Doctrine and the Myth of the Liberal Media

A simple exercise in logic would tell us that opposition to the Fairness Doctrine ( thereby allowing all viewpoints to be aired would benefit the ...

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Sunday Gravy, Nine Millimeter Optional

When my husband and I were first dating (if that’s what you can call it – we were already roommates), our favorite thing was to ...

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NBA Trade Deadline Arrives; Any Jayhawks On the Move?

5:30 p.m. AnalysisAll of the deals might not be done, but the deadline has passed. So let's take a look at how the trades that ...

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An Open Conversation with Eric Holder

I am Black and I don't agree with Eric Holder. I think Americans, North and South and everywhere have open and honest conversations about values ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 13 — Finale, part 1

have to give it to Top Chef. Even when you watch the show on DVR at 4 a.m. with a fussy baby, the folks behind ...

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Family Traditions with a TWIST

Thirteen years ago I married an Irishman. His long family heritage mixed with his love for St. Patrick’s Day found me in unfamiliar territory. Although ...

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Legalize marijuana

well written, our country needs awareness.

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Bob Skelding - Update

spoke with the Mississippi Highway Patrol yesterday regarding the official cause of the accident between the T.K. Stanley Company tanker and the horse-drawn wagon driven ...

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Sub-State hoops on the horizon

Well that was painful. Last Tuesday night, the Free State High boys basketball dropped its 16th straight game, losing 53-44 to Shawnee Mission North, which ...

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State launches stimulus plan Web site

Kansas has a new Web site that is being used to put out information about the new federal stimulus package. Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson announced ...

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Valley home to diverse wildlife

Most early, crisp mornings Chip Taylor and his dog make their way along the Coblentz marsh located in the Kansas Wildlife and Parks area of ...

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