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Something Unexpected

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/27/rays.jpg Regardless of your faith or epistemology, have you ever had an experience you couldn’t explain? Call it coincidence or divine intervention, but something or someone who saved you at the moment you needed saving? Let me give you example. We were driving the 750 miles back ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - The Trail Ends

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/27/Dakotah_2.jpg I met Ron “Dakotah” McGilvery November 28, 2008. It was the Friday after Thanksgiving and I was on my way to an appointment to visit a new client; however, upon seeing his red, three horse-drawn Conestoga wagon pulling up a highway off ramp near my Eureka, ... Continue reading

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Baylor’s Griffin to miss remainder of season; ChatterTV reaction

Awful news for the Baylor football team: Quarterback Robert Griffin will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, it was announced Sunday. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/28/Northwestern_St_Baylor_Football_t620_.jpg Senior Blake Szymanski, who played QB for Baylor in 2007, will take over. Szymanski passed for 2,844 yards, 22 touchdowns and ... Continue reading

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Save Money, Be Happy

I just noticed Jenn and Julie's-- or is it Julie and Jenn's-- blog about ways to save money when you're shopping. Personally, spending more for anything than I need to is a sensitive issue for me. It's why I don't buy Mac's or IPods when I know ... Continue reading

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My Favorite Weekly Deals

Each week I will attempt to show you some of my favorite deals around town. I won't highlight every store every week...or every deal...it would just take up too much space! My hope is that by sharing some of my favorite deals...and information as we go you ... Continue reading

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It must be fall, I feel like nesting …

My Lawrence destination today will be Walgreens. After looking through Sunday’s ad in the Journal-World, I see several things I can stock up on. I love to bake cookies during the holidays, and so the Imperial Sugar for $1.99 w/coupon and Morton Salt and Deerfield Farms Baking ... Continue reading

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My Unemployed Sister (with her big behind)

So my Unemployed Sister was laid off. What was supposed to be a 6 month lay off has been repeatedly pushed back. She's recently hit her 1 year unemployment anniversary. She invited me over today. Here's what she had to say - 1) As her various benefit ... Continue reading

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Gathering Up Coupons this Weekend

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/25/newspaper.jpg Whether you are new to couponing...thinking about joining us...or an old pro' ... it always helps to get a heads up! As it is the end of the month (ALREADY??) this weekend's paper will be full of coupon inserts for your cutting enjoyment. Once a month, ... Continue reading

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‘Top Chef’ takes slice out of ‘Project Runway’

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2009/09/25/topchefemmys.png OK, this is my first shot at a joint “Project Runway”/“Top Chef” blog. Not sure about the “flavor profile” of this mix but like Tim Gunn says I’m trying to “make it work.” Why? Well, because after a long hiatus, “Project Runway” has returned to the ... Continue reading

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I did the work, can he really take half my retirement?

Q. I got married in Kansas but worked and earned retirement in Missouri. Does my husband have legal rights to half my retirement if I file for divorce? A. Retirement benefits are generally considered marital property and, as such, in Kansas the courts have the power to ... Continue reading

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Sorry for the fracas

First of all, I’d like to apologize. I was involved in a little altercation the other night that never should have happened. I’ll spare you the gory details, but I and a driver got into it over a right-of-way issue at an intersection used by both bikes ... Continue reading

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Iran loses its only AWACS… and it makes me smile

September 23, 2009, 12:20 PM (GMT+02:00) Iran's AWACS destroyed in parade collision Up above a big military parade in Tehran on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as Iranian president declared Iran's armed forces would "chop off the hands" of any power daring to attack his country, two air force ... Continue reading

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Central Kansas eats: the good, the weird, the local.

Where I come from, you eat your chicken and noodles atop a pile of mashed potatoes. Also, where I come from, you serve chili with cinnamon rolls on the side. And if you go to a church basement potluck, you are likely to see green Jell-O with ... Continue reading

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Dry air temperature swings

A strong storm will develop over the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Region this upcoming weekend. Northeast Kansas will be on the tail end of this storm. Winds will actually blow in from the west later Saturday and Sunday. Those west winds will be quite dry, too. ... Continue reading

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The millionth comment countdown: And the winner is…

Late last night, we saw the 1,000,000th comment posted, which brings our contest to an end. It's been a great ride, but now it's time to put this contest to bed, and announce who will receive the prize package that includes KU-NU tickets, concert tickets, some stuff ... Continue reading

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Brand loyalty can be costly

I was shopping at Hy-Vee today for a few items. My husband and oldest son are both home sick with the flu. I made a short list based on their requests. One of the things Jenn tells me over and over is that when saving at the ... Continue reading

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Keegan

As usual the press would rather put a face in front of a microphone or put a quote in the paper before all the facts have been gathered. Wouldn't it be better journalism to write the story after the investigation is complete, instead of writing fiction and ... Continue reading

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Moving Blog to WordPress

In spite of the fact that I have enjoyed blogging in these pages, I have decided that it would be better to move my weekly rant space to another website. The reasons for this have nothing to do with the quality of readership, traffic or anything like ... Continue reading

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The millionth comment countdown: We hit the milestone

09-23-09 at 23:28:15. That's the moment when comment 1,000,000 was posted. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that in the end the 1,000,000th comment came so quickly. I was watching the numbers spin by and then went to take a nap (it really was a long day ... Continue reading

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Quality of process separates journalism, Twitter

I will never consider the use of Twitter to be real journalism, no matter how much it is used to report current events around the world. Journalism is an art that is honed by hours of practice and hard work. To say that the average user on ... Continue reading

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