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It’s A Beautiful Morning!

One Of The Best I've Seen In Two Years Isn't it a beautiful day out? I'm thinking," Why waste it indoors like, um, at the library?" Maybe I'll go do a little target practice at the range. Punch a few holes in paper targets, maybe make a ... Continue reading

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Library Expansion Approval - A Rented Vote?

The Lawrence Journal-World reported Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion. The final results showed voters approving the measure with a 55% affirmative vote. Prior to the election, another blogger speculated that an election of this type was skewed by renters because the result might be Free ... Continue reading

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Lawrence voters buck statewide trends, with little effect on outcomes; turnout not what clerk was expecting

**11:50 p.m. update by Jonathan Kealing** As things in Kansas wind down, there are very few races yet to be called. Here's a wrap-up of where we stand. [Sam Brownback will be Kansas' next governor. Check out the precinct results in Lawrence and Douglas County.][1] [Jerry Moran ... Continue reading

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NYTimes.com: Fast Track to Inequality

Good article: OPINION | November 02, 2010 Op-Ed Columnist: Fast Track to Inequality By BOB HERBERT A new book offers the best explanation to date for the extreme concentration of wealth and income in the U.S. Continue reading

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Dr. Linda Sue Warner leaves Haskell Indian Nations University; Accepts new post.

Dr. Linda Sue Warner has accepted a new post within the Bureau of Indian Education and resigned as President of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. The announcement was made earlier today by Mr. Larry Echohawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and months ago by George ... Continue reading

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There’s a Reason Why You Are No Longer Having Sex

Men “always” seem to want or expect more sex from their partners than they get. And, women also sometimes complain that they are not getting their fair share of action in the bedroom. I was once told by an old man that if you put a penny ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/2/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill says ... Continue reading

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Alternative to the OTS

I had this cat one time that used to like to get up on the stove anytime I was frying some sausage links. I always really liked links. But apparently Spotty the kitten had a fondness for them too. That stupid cat would actually flip them out ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Royce Woolridge

**Jesse Newell:** I read for a while you had a 4.0 GPA in high school. **Royce Woolridge:** Oh yeah. **JN:** Did you continue that? Was it 4.0 at the end? **RW:** Well, see what happened was, senior year came and you start to get a little bit ... Continue reading

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Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results

**7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to [our election results blog post][1] for the latest information. **6:18 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews** Time for another round of poll checks from the Douglas County clerk's office. As of 5 ... Continue reading

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Has Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk, let American Indian Students down?

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute a two college for American Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico lost its accreditation. Under the watchful eye of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Larry Echohawk. New Mexico, Senator Tom Udall, after visiting a majority of The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in ... Continue reading

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This is not The Whistlestop Cafe, but it’s dang close.

This weekend my husband painted our house with the help of his father and a couple of trusty friends. Since the dog and the baby had to stay inside, I was relegated also to the great indoors for the lion's share of the weekend. Feeling like I ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Iowa State

Four games to play and the Jayhawks must win them all to become bowl eligible. OK, OK, OK.... We all know that’s not going to happen. Heck, if they did win them all, they might end up ranked. Let’s snap back to reality for a minute here ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s Three Roads Traveled”

WHEN VOTING FOR THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS YOU ARE STILL VOTING FOR EVIL! (LDO) We Americans travel down three roads: The Left, The Middle, and The Right. Most of us travel on the middle road. Those on the left and right roads play those on ... Continue reading

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“BE Lifted Up, O Ancient Doors”

In a $14 trillion economy, still the world’s largest, just a few days after Ford announced record profits of $1.69 billion for the quarter, and even after Bank of America posted $3.1 billion in profits in Q2 2010, one would think the idea of scary conversations about ... Continue reading

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November 1st is National Author’s Day - Who is your favorite author?

November first is the day set aside as the day to celebrate your favorite author(s). Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, President of the Bement Illinois Women's Club, suggested it in 1928 as a means of thanking her favorite author, Irving Bacheller - author of "Eben Holden's Last Day ... Continue reading

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Free Lunches for Renters

With the proposed increase in property taxes for this year, I thought I would revisit the claim that renters are affected by property tax increases just like property owners. Now we all know that your landlord does not assign a number to property taxes in your rent. ... Continue reading

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Timely tips for holiday shopping

The ads in this week’s Journal-World are pretty heavy. You can say we’re gearing up for that crazy holiday season. Recently, while I was in Chicago, I read an article in the Chicago Tribune with some helpful tips to make it through that crazy time. I thought ... Continue reading

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What a Vegetarian Knows about Chicken and Toy Story 3

I was a vegetarian my entire adult life; over 10 years when I met my husband, the hunter. I actually had to do some soul searching to even date the guy. I stayed a vegetarian until I was pregnant with #2; when I actually craved red meat ... Continue reading

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Homelessness

The following are a series of quotes from this paper's illustrious comments section about Homelessness. > "Build it and they will come, feed > them and they will stay.. Pretty > simple. Send most of Burt Nash (sic) > somewhere else, along with the other > agencies ... Continue reading

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