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Good-bye, J.D.

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/28/jd2.png Depending on when you steamrolled through your teenage years, there's a great chance you've met Holden Caulfield, the teenage protagonist of "The Catcher in the Rye." The man who created Holden, and then spent most of his life hiding from the fame that came with literary ... Continue reading

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high school wrestling

In your Jan.27 edition concerning the dual wrestling match between LHS and FSHS in the heavy weight match your article inferred that Austin was a much larger participant then Wilson when in fact Austin at 219lbs. was only 4 lbs. heavier then Wilson. Ranked at #6 in ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/28/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Kansas State is one of the most physical teams KU will play. The Jayhawks will have to play physical to have ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse Feltman has an adventurous first day in Haiti

Below is an e-mail that Karin Feltman's sister Kim Banning-Bohmann shared with friends and family. Karin sent it Wednesday, her first full day in Haiti. We did a tiny bit of editing to the e-mail to make it easier to read online. Hi there, I am back ... Continue reading

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Obama: Waiting a Year to Budget?

I've never been one to live within a budget. I guess I have been fortunate enough to never really have needed one to live comfortably. I have started budgeting recently though and am finding it is a very good thing. And, I would add, that it should ... Continue reading

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Who deserves to take the last shot? North edition

The clear-out is one of my favorite sequences in college basketball. It doesn’t happen too often in college, at least when being compared to the NBA. But when it does, it’s usually in a close game with the clock winding down. The situation is simple: The offense ... Continue reading

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Wandering Around for Health Care Reform

This past Fall I was so concerned about the state of the health care reform debate I was utterly compelled to do something. There was a vote about to happen in the House so I got on the computer and made some signs. Mr. Attitude and I ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Strippers = Ninjas

Strippers are like ninjas. You never know who is one, or how many there are in the room! Tonight, there were two of us at Java Break in Lawrence, KS. We were cleverly disguised as civilians, of course. I peered out from my laptop to see a ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/27/2010

Previous:IPS 1/20/2010 Next:IPS 2/3/2010 beerdrinkingfool identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/saDSC_5840a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/29/saDSC_5840b.JPG 3rd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/30/saDSC_5840c.JPG This week's subject has me a bit excited. It is simple and a bit out of the way. I'm not sure what ... Continue reading

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Karin has arrived in Haiti

Karin Feltman has arrived in Haiti for a week long mission to one of the poorest and neediest parts of Port-au-Prince, the Carrefour neighborhood. Karin's sister Kim Banning-Bohmann sent out an e-mail to friends and family Wednesday afternoon sharing a text message that Karin had sent. "Gunshots ... Continue reading

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Why Did This Winter Start So Cold ?

Our weather during the recent cold spell from roughly December 25 through January 10 reminded me of winters in Madison, Wisconsin. Quite remarkably, it was actually colder and snowier here than it was there during much of that stretch. Some of the meteorological statistics for Northeast Kansas ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Help with a Secret Project!

Hey guys! There's a love project in the works, and the details will be revealed to a select few who want to help get the word out. Leave a comment and I'll message you tomorrow night with instructions. Love, Your Anna Banana. Continue reading

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Mush! Karen Land and Iditarod Race Begins

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/IMG_5216.JPG http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/IMG_5217.JPG For Karen Land, the idea of participating in the famous Alaskan Iditarod Race was born in 1997 while hiking the Appalachian Trail with her dog Kirby. She picked up a book about the race while restocking supplies. Five years later, she hitched up sixteen dogs ... Continue reading

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Idiocracy in the Friendly Skies

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our country’s surreal descent into an Idiocracy. If you haven’t watched the cult favorite movie from 2006; I would highly recommend it. This film hilariously presents a dystopian future that has culminated in only the very idiotic remaining 500 years ... Continue reading

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What is Your Vote for Favorite Local Deal?

Every week we talk about coupons and deals, how to save money, and occassionally we take some flack for not focusing on local businesses. Julie and I scour the ads that everyone gets in the paper and then we share what we find to be the most ... Continue reading

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Did you see the moon’s halo last night?

A few weeks ago we had a beautiful show of optical effects; we saw everything from sun dogs to halos around the sun. Matt Miller wrote a great blog labeling the different optical effects here. Last night we saw something similar, a halo around the moon. Here ... Continue reading

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“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” — Who’s your pick?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/Picture_1.png If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you probably already know that on Monday I got a call from a producer from "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" the Food Network hit starring bleach-blond foodie Guy Fieri, who is always on the look out for top-quality, unique ... Continue reading

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Electromagnetic allergies?

OK maybe not, but a fellow in Santa Fe is suing his neighbor because she refuses to turn of her electronic devices when not in use including WiFi. He claims to be suffering from something called an electromagnetic "allergy". The whole thing reminds me of the controversy ... Continue reading

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Jersey? Sure.

Last week, NBAStore released the results of its tracking of the top-selling NBA jerseys since the start of the 2009-10 season. Somewhat surprisingly, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant held down the top spot, a position that he’s owned since the start of the 2008-09 season. I ... Continue reading

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How Thin Is It?

Yassir, I like to read the JW. Been doin' it since I was a kid. I used to be an alternate carrier, too, for a buddy o' mine who needed some time off during basketball season. Big two-pouch carrying bag balance precariously on each side of my ... Continue reading