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October 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not much activity in Douglas County overnight. Things kept pretty quiet. Officers responded on a few disturbances, conducted several car stops and address checks. Officers also responded with Fire/Medical on a life threatening medical call around 4:30 a.m.. Other then that one medical call, none of the ... Continue reading

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Entry No. 1: Introduction to Belgium

*Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.* How do I write a basketball diary? They never taught me this while I was at Kansas! But my friends at Ascend Books proposed the ... Continue reading

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The Catholic Church And Occupy Wall Street

The Vatican today release a document "Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority." This document calls for reform of the international monetary system, taxes on financial transactions, and "forms of recapitalization of banks with public funds that make support ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 2:28 p.m. - All systems go: Mizzou to leave Big 12; West Virginia set to join

**2:28 p.m. Update:** At this point, it would be far more shocking if the Tigers did not leave and West Virginia did not become the Big 12's 10th team. That's where we're at with regard to conference realignment and how it affects the Big 12. What we ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Earth Mother’s Mesclun Medley with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Well, because it's supposed to be close to 80 today, I couldn't resist another cold salad for Meatless Monday. I mean, how much more warm weather are we really going to get? Toss up this salad and sit on your balcony, deck or other outdoor space tonight ... Continue reading

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Rubber lover

This is a blog about rubber. You’ll notice there’s no “s” on the end, though I thought it ironic or at least coincidental that the night I sat down to wax eloquent on the topic of rubber I rode to work and rolled over an empty industrial-sized ... Continue reading

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October 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty average early Monday morning, activity wise. Police in Lawrence performed a number of vehicle stops, performed a few address checks, along with a few disturbances. One of the disturbances sounded to be domestic related and I believe, resulted in an arrest. Eudora fire crews were ... Continue reading

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Brown Butter Apple Clafoutis - a Sunday evening sweet

It's apple season, which usually means apple caramel pie to me, but dang if I haven't all but given up on apple pies. They're always soupy. I know, I know. You'll say add cornstarch or more flour to the filling. I've tried. I don't know, but it ... Continue reading

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Inequality in Public Schooling Still Persists In America

It has been over 50 years since the Supreme Court ruling Brown vs Board of Education, the famous case rendering separate but equal schooling unconstitutional. And while this ruling played a key role in shaping initiatives to eliminate the inequities that existed between races within the school ... Continue reading

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A Look at New Network Dramas

The networks continue to struggle to adjust to modern audiences’ viewing habits and seem panicky and bewildered by sagging rating for their dramas. I would suggest to them that they calm down and let some of these programs find their audiences. There are some new dramas worth ... Continue reading

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October 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity than normal for Lawrence overnight. Lawrence Police responded on the fairly routine activity of noise complaints, disturbances, vehicle stops and a few alarms. Police conducted extensive vehicle stops, at least three DUI related arrests were made. That does not include numbers from ... Continue reading

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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence Kansas, is being labeled a “dropout factory.”

A division of Time Magazine, Time Moneyland "Insights from your wallet to Wall street" has named Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas one of the 24 most affordable schools in the United States and has also labeled it a ***dropout factory***. It's current total enrollment of ... Continue reading

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When is a Sale a Deal? Stay Informed and Don’t Fall Prey to Creative Advertising

There are several sales going on this week around town. Instead of writing about them, let's talk about the importance of being an informed shopper. I'm not talking about knowing what sales are happening and what coupon match ups make the best deal; while that is important, ... Continue reading

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What cutbacks have you made that saved you the most money?

In the November issue of Real Simple magazine, the following question was asked: What cutback has saved you the most money and changed your life the least? Readers answered with the likes of no longer getting cable (don't think my family would appreciate that one), giving up ... Continue reading

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Late Night With Trail Camera -The Equal Opportunity Feeder…

Well, a deer feeder is just like a bird or any other feeder: come one, come all. Throw corn out on the ground and like it or not, you've got friends way beyond deer. The most popular customers are the wild turkey (meleagris gallopavo) and the common ... Continue reading

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Occupy Whatever - to What End

A simple question for all the posters. There are about 100,000 people in Lawrence – probably half are adults. There are maybe a few hundred associated with the occupy Lawrence action. There are 300,000,000 people in the US with probably 100,000,000 adults and a few thousand in ... Continue reading

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October 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police made good on their promise to begin enforcing overnight campers who are violating the city's posted park usage hours. Shortly before 2 a.m. between 12 and 15 LPD Officers arrived at the park. A witness tells me, by phone, that the Officers arrived in several ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Seeds of the Unwanted”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Arise, be, bless, die, flies, fly, gain, green, me, opportunity, pain, see, seen, tenderness. Seeds of the Unwanted! By L. Don Oliver Snow melts and the rain falls, Turning the ... Continue reading

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Breaking news and social media: The new status quo?

If anyone doubts the ubiquity of social media, this week's news certainly begs to differ - specifically, the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi and the resulting global rush of tweets, posts and other social commentary documenting the incident. If you've been on the social web at ... Continue reading

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What are KU’s chances against Bill Snyder, Kansas State?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Kansas State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Tom, with the season half over, is Kansas State coach Bill Snyder your choice for Big 12 Coach of the Year so far? **Tom Keegan:** Let's ... Continue reading

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