Here’s to a new year!

I always get cranky at this time of year, but then again I always get cranky on my birthday as well. So you will not ...

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titmouse

Apparently this is to be the winter of the crested birds. A flock of cedar waxwings moved through my yard yesterday and today I saw ...

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Live New Year’s Day football blog

Midnight updateBowl games are complete for the day and therefore, we have updated conference postseason standings:Pac-10: 5-0Big 12: 3-1SEC: 3-1Conference USA: 3-1Big East: 3-2Mountain West: ...

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Dakotah - A Place In Time

the past, Laytonville, California was little more than a mid-point stop for gas and a stretch whenever I traveled to Santa Rosa for my Trader ...

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cedar waxwings

saw another winter bird today. A small flock of cedar waxwings descend upon the crabapple trees in my backyard. I felt a little bad for ...

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Dillons, cookie store among new projects in city

News and notes from the Lawrence development scene:• Westside residents soon will have another option to satisfy their sweet tooth. Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, a small ...

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In Plain Sight 12/29/2008 Identified

Original post:IPS 12/29/2008Previous: SMTS 12/21/2008Next: IPS 1/4/2009Cody Howard has returned! He identified the interesting house near the corner of 3rd and Indiana. From the comments, ...

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Top 10 Movies of 2008

  1. Speed RacerTo dismiss one of the most inventive movies of the year as a candy-colored assault on the senses is missing the point completely. ...
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Winter Treasure Hunt

Christian Anderson wrote The Snow Queen as an fable of good and evil.Story of the Snow QueenThe Snow Queen is the queen of the snowflakes ...

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Scenic Sky Event For New Year’s Eve

This is for all of you star-gazers out there! Barring an all-out invasion of clouds on New Year's Eve (partial cloud cover is expected) you ...

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In Plain Sight (12/29/2008)

My apologies for being a day late this week. I've been deep in thought for the last few days. My last post mentioned that I ...

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A hairy dilemma

A couple of years ago, after I starting cycling semi-seriously, I headed out for what then counted as a long recreational ride.I was stopped at ...

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Where does the GOP go from here ?

Returning to being the bastions of fiscal responsibilty is first and foremost. Co-opting good Democratic ideas like affordable college education, which is good for the ...

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Chiefs: Who should stay and who should go?

What a depressing end to a depressing season. Although not expecting much, I still expected better than 2-14. I cannot even get angry anymore as ...

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KU football players sound off on Big 12 topics

I had the opportunity to catch up with a few Kansas University football players recently in Hadl Auditorium to talk about some Big 12-related gridiron ...

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Devil’s WD Winner & Next Term

Congratulations to Logan72 (Alia Ahmed) who won last week's challenge with 43% of the votes (9 of 21). Alia competed against 11 readers who offered ...

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Plays ‘Frost/Nixon’ and ‘Doubt’ come to the big screen

‘Tis the season for play adaptations, as the recent releases of “Doubt” [three stars] and “Frost/Nixon” [two and a half stars] can attest to. Adapted ...

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Trash pile tells your Christmas Day story

Christmas gift giving is over and now it’s time to take out the trash.The boxes that contained that new TV, computer or electronic game system ...

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‘Benjamin Button’ On-Camera Review

Eric and guest critic Trevan McGee battle it out over "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a big Oscar prestige film starring Brad Pitt and ...

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‘Valkyrie’ and ‘The Reader’ about as different as you can get

The Holocaust took a horrific human toll in both casualties and emotional scars that will last forever. Two movies coming out this Oscar season (and ...

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