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An Inspiration

Hi Chuck, just letting you know I visited Dakotah this evening just to chat and was honorably invited into his home out of the Susanville wind. He is doing what I have dreamed about since I was a kid. My Dad wanted me to stay home, finish ... Continue reading

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Standing Room Only

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/08/bus2.jpg I have ridden the bus for a few years now. The drivers are friendly and go out of their way to help the passengers. When you are new it can be bewildering. The schedules can be difficult to decipher. You need all the help you can ... Continue reading

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Review: Glass’ show anything but minimalistic

This review of Tuesday night's performance by Philip Glass a the Lied Center comes from Dean Bevan, a retired Baker University English professor who lives in Lawrence. He can be reached at bevan@ku.edu. A well-filled Lied Center welcomed composer and pianist Philip Glass Tuesday evening, joined by ... Continue reading

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Darnell Jackson in line to accomplish rare feat?

Former Jayhawk Darnell Jackson picked up a start on Sunday for the Cleveland Cavaliers. As much as I had hoped that the starting nod came because Cleveland coach Mike Brown began to see the same kinds of things that Jayhawk fans marveled at during Jackson’s final season ... Continue reading

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Why I’m concerned about Democrats being in a large majority

Like the title of my blog states, I’ve got a confession to make: I (as an extremely progressive democrat) am not entirely happy with our sudden surge in national politics. Crazy right? Well here’s why…I think one of the strengths of our government comes from the fact ... Continue reading

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Idol gives birth to iffy songs

With each season, Idol trots out an entertaining theme night in which contestants select a song that was released in their birth year. And with each progressive season, it puts the contestants at a greater disadvantage. Why? Because the majority of this year's singers were born in ... Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing to Do On Your Computer

Everyone struggles with computers. The only people who don't are those who don't use them and Mac users. (Mac users live in a different reality than the rest of us). Sooner or later, everyone will get a virus, or have a file they can't find, or a ... Continue reading

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Weather To Be Cool, Not Arctic

I have a LOT of conversations about the weather. It is kind of an occupational hazard. I really don't mind giving impromptu forecasts to total strangers, but the last couple of weeks has brought a flurry of comments about the snow and cold weather we have had ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Interview with Seth Rogen

Eric interviews Seth Rogen the morning after the red carpet premiere of Rogen's new movie "Observe and Report" in Austin, Texas. At SXSW 2009, Eric picks Rogen's brain about the new Jody Hill-directed film, "Freaks and Geeks," Scorsese, and lots more. We also have exclusive interview footage ... Continue reading

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I Say Potato, He Says MUSTARD.

If you've ever been to a church picnic, you've had this stuff. And really, it does taste pretty good, if you are really into mayo and mustard. I am really into mustard, but mayo, for me, is only to be used as a binder or a very ... Continue reading

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Mandatory Drug Screening for Expecting Mothers?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/06/womens_prenatal_care.gif Infants born from mothers who used drugs during their pregnancy are 8.4% more likely to have health problems when they are born. An idea has been proposed in order to improve the health of these babies: mandatory drug screening during prenatal care. The idea being to ... Continue reading

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Read about commuting? Yawn

I’ve read at least part of just about every bike-themed magazine I’ve ever come across. I’ve subscribed to a bunch, some longer than others. Some are little more than collections of bike porn — pretty pictures of pretty bikes with little substance. Others focus on racing, or ... Continue reading

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Free State baseball’s home opener full of firsts

I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Always have been. I don’t know if it comes from my baseball-card-collecting background as a child or from the fact that I’ve always had an optimistic outlook on just about everything involving athletics. But I’m good with it. Sure, in recent years, ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 4/5/2009

Previous: IPS 3/29/2009 Next:IPS 4/12/2009 geeking_topekan was first correct on his second try.. dancemomx2 was correct, but changed her mind. Multidisplinary also joined the winning side at the end. Did I miss anyone? (See the caption below the picture for the answer) Well, you can't find a ... Continue reading

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An Ode- To the Kingdom of Lawrence

There once was a kingdom called Lawrence. It was nestled in a small valley beside a flowing stream. Its citizens had done valorous things in its past. In this realm was an institution of learning which developed great leaders. The institution was well respected for its work. ... Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/04/girl.jpg Words are powerful. We say things that lift others spirits or bring them down. We can think before we speak, bite our tongues, or blurt out what we think. Despite the claims of rudeness, how many of us actually tell others our true opinion? Would it ... Continue reading

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You Say Potato, I Say BACON.

I promised potato salad two ways, and potato salad two ways you shall have. Because I am a youngest child and everything is about me, I've chosen to tell you "my way" first, because, in my never to be humble opinion, it is far superior. This is ... Continue reading

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Kansas men’s basketball team ranks high on ‘bridesmaid’ list

I was fascinated when I received an e-mail from Kansas fan Scott Zwink earlier this week. Zwink, a 1985 KU graduate, did some extensive research on one question: Which men’s basketball teams have lost the most times in the NCAA Tournament to the eventual national champion? Let's ... Continue reading

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Equality Coalition endorses city candidates

Here's a little more news on an endorsement for the upcoming City Commission race. After we reported earlier today that organizations for local Realtors and for Lawrence firefighters had made political endorsements, the Lawrence chapter of the Kansas Equality Political Action Committee sent us its official endorsements. ... Continue reading

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Ron Paul non Antisemite

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