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Anna Undercover: Alcohol

How the drug that some observers blame for sexual assault, deaths from road accidents, and other poor choices remains legal while other far more innocuous substances earn hippies four years in the pen is not the subject of this blog entry. What is the subject of this ... Continue reading

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Fiction 500 Deadline Approaching!

This evening (Tuesday, February 16th) at midnight, is the deadline for this year's February Fiction Five Hundred short story submission. We have three judges: RoeDapple, Lori Schutter and Tena Santaularia. Each judge will assign points to the stories (see below for judging criteria) and then each of ... Continue reading

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Panda captivates KU fans on Twitter

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/66389016.jpg Did you see the panda? It appeared in the student section in the first half, and ended the evening creepin' on B. Knight. Watch out, Bobby! (Photo from @wibwBlake) The panda in the Texas A&M student section was one of the most popular topics among KU ... Continue reading

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Recap: Despite rebounding woes, KU bests A&M

Rare is the basketball game that provides 40 minutes of excitement.* But when one of those comes along, it looks like this: College Basketball As is made apparent by StatSheet.com's nifty graphic above, Kansas and Texas A&M engaged in quite a tug-of-war Monday night. The greatest gap ... Continue reading

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To Reticent_Irreverent

Dear Reticent_Irreverent: Thank you! You opened my eyes: I was pushing away a perfect 10 of a man for the silliest reason. It hit me, and it was the biggest "duh" moment of my life. Yes, he's completely geeky, and I wasn't even looking for a boyfriend ... Continue reading

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Society, Love, and the fear of Loneliness

How many of us seek out a relationship, want to find companionship with someone because we are afraid of loneliness? How many of us think that we could be with anyone we want but are, in moments of doubt, afraid that no one will love us? Despite ... Continue reading

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Shrimp, pasta, and dreams of sunnier days

It's hard to believe, considering how UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL slush, cold, dry skin, slick roads, muddy shoes, dirty floors, and cabin fever are, but I am tired of winter. I am also tired of winter food. I do make some effort to eat seasonally, buying ingredients that are ... Continue reading

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It’s the Breaks: The Arikaree Breaks

I spent ten years growing up on a farm in NW Kansas - about as far north and west as you can go and still remain in Kansas. We were just a few additional miles from Nebraska. What I wouldn't give now to lie on my Grandfather's ... Continue reading

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UPDATE: Snow found in Hawaii confirms 50 states with snow on the ground

After analysis confirmed snow on the ground in 49 states, the search was on for snow still on the ground in the higher elevations of Hawaii. Turns out, there was a little bit. The photo below was submitted to a website run by Patrick Marsh, an Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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The gold standard

I happened upon a national cycling magazine’s buyer’s guide recently and was intrigued by the tease on the cover, pointing readers to the world’s most expensive bike. I flipped through the mag, marveling at the number of bikes priced in the five figures. I don’t think there ... Continue reading

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Pierce adds to already-sterling resume

So there he was, the old guy in the field, just looking for a way to showcase his sweet stroke and have some fun during his 8th trip to the NBA All-Star game. And then something incredible happened. Like he’s done so many times before — be ... Continue reading

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“Framing” the Discussion

In my recent history, I have attended several symposiums on how to present a message – in these cases “frame” the message. If you wish to advocate something, how should you present it too those you hope to convince. This concept does not suggest lying but finding ... Continue reading

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Recap: Self rides defense to ‘W’ No. 400

After watching Kansas' 73-59 victory against Iowa State on Saturday night, I felt certain KU's defense was the main reason for the team's success. After taking a gander at the advanced box score, I was a bit less sure of my original impression. KU's defense was sturdy, ... Continue reading

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Getting Fit

Disclaimer: You'll have to excuse a few things before reading (if I do have any readers at all). I am not a journalist. I am actually a pretty bad writer. My spelling is pretty good (I was spelling bee champion way back in 5th grade for my ... Continue reading

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The Sunday Ads Give Me a Fresh Start to My Week

I hope this week turns out to be a better week than last for me. Not only was it hectic, but getting a speeding ticket didn’t help, falling in a parking lot at work didn’t help either, along with the head cold/cough I’m dealing with. I know ... Continue reading

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Weekly Coupon Match Up and Deals

A full month of posting my menus to show you how I use the theory of planning your menus based on what you have on hand...and shopping for perishables and items that are a true DEAL. Has this been helpful? What else would you like to see? ... Continue reading

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Your Favorite Businesses Revealed

Two weeks ago I asked for your input on your favorite local deals - local businesses that went out of their way to offer a good deal to their customers, even though they don't always have the opportunity to offer coupons. I asked that you e-mail me ... Continue reading

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The snowy winter brings a national weather milestone

This is one of those variables that no one actually tracks and keeps records for, but so far no one has been able to come up with another example of a time when all of the continental 48 states and Alaska all have snow on the ground. ... Continue reading

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The Ultimate Deception!!

Some years ago, President Reagan started a game with the intention of reducing public expenditures. After entering office, he quickly prevailed on a Democratic Congress to lower tax rates. A major deficit resulted. Federal expenditures were significantly reduced. That tactic has been tried again, not always with ... Continue reading

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Another myth! Neighborhood schools

There are three fundamental issues with this school debate. A number of older schools have small class sizes while some newer schools have higher pupil-teacher ratios. Perpetuating that is not fair!! Many smaller schools have smaller areas from which they draw students. Some larger schools draw from ... Continue reading