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Live from NYC: It’s Draft Day Eve 2011

**6:33 p.m.** Marcus Morris has arrived in New York City and the twins are starting to kick off their final night before learning their NBA fates. Most of the official NBA requirements wrapped up late this afternoon. Angel Morris, Marcus and Markieff's mother, attended a seminar for ... Continue reading

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San Diego State sources fire back at KU, Kevin Young

Kevin Young is still making headlines in San Diego. The 6-foot-8 forward, who originally signed a grant-in aid with San Diego State eight months ago, reconsidered and committed to Kansas University on Friday. Evidently, people close to SDSU are still fuming. On Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC to clash with Philadelphia Union; U.S. National, U-17 teams in action

Sporting Kansas City's sudden run of good form will be tested Wednesday night when the team travels to take on the Philadelphia Union, one of the conference's top teams. The team heads into the midweek contest following the unfortunate news that midfielder Ryan Smith will not be ... Continue reading

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Monday’s most-popular stories

Good morning, everyone! I hope you don't find yourself on [the wrong end of a beating over a honey bun][1] today (or ever). Here are Mondays's most-viewed stories and the most-commented items in the last 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Town Talk: Zarco looking to expand on ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 9 - Sometimes, you just can’t eat it all

Honesty is the best policy, especially in blogging, so I must tell you: Life and leftovers sometimes get in the way. When we picked up our CSA bag last week from [Rolling Prairie][1], I had all these designs on more stir-fry and a few other tasty treats. ... Continue reading

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Classic BBQ Fare, Renewed

June 19th, also known as Juneteenth is the celebration day of emancipation in Texas. Which is a pretty neat holiday by my count. But it's also my friend Trina's birthday, and this year it also fell on Father's Day, and we couldn't think of three better reasons ... Continue reading

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June 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another night with thunderstorms causing some late evening trouble for Douglas County. The storm did not end up being as severe as it was predicted to be. Douglas County Emergency Management did have trained weather spotters deployed throughout the county and most of them were reporting conditions ... Continue reading

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First Amendment Out the Window

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/308137 I thought living in Kansas under Brownback was bad. I'm not sure even he would tolerate a judge going this far. In a nutshell, Mississippi Justice Court Judge Theresa Brown Dearman was suspended for thirty days without pay, publicly censured and ordered to pay court costs ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s most-popular stories and a bike-lawnmower hybrid

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday. Here are the most-viewed stories from the weekend and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Brownback administration lays off 85 Kansas Dept. of Labor employees][1] 2. [30 years later, Lawrence residents remember 1981 tornado][2] 3. [Rod’s ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Kale Waldorf Salad

If you read my Tuesday blogs about getting through my CSA offerings from [Rolling Prairie Farmer’s Alliance][1], you may know that [I’m a huge kale salad fan][2]. Huge. And though kale salad might sound a little scary to newbies, that doesn’t mean you won’t like it. So, ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/20/2011

It seems pre-destined at this point. The Royals would somehow, someway find their way to last place in the American League Central. They actually played pretty well on the road this week, but it didn't translate into wins. They went 2-4 in Oakland and St. Louis and ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Gilded Age”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct. Question: What was the Gilded Age (The Robber Barons)? Politically Correct Resolution: In American history, the Gilded Age refers to the era of rapid economic and population growth in the United States during the post-Civil War and post-Reconstruction eras of the late ... Continue reading

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June 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After two stormy nights, finally a break for all of us last night. A little rain earlier in the night, everything was below severe levels in Douglas County. The majority of the night consisted of fairly usual calls to Police, animal complaints, car stops, a noise complaint ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft 2011: It’s time for another trip to the Big Apple

A year ago, I traveled to New York City to cover the NBA Draft and watched as former Jayhawks Cole Aldrich and Xavier Henry became lottery picks. Are we in for a repeat this year? I’ll do my part. For the second year in a row, I’ll ... Continue reading

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If you are on unemployment, or know someone who is, you might want to read this.

If you are receiving unemployment benefits, this might be something you'll want to check into. Maybe an enterprising journalist would be interested as well. I know it could be just a rumor, but if I were receiving benefits (I'm not and I live in Nebraska) I'd be ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/19/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 6/5/2011 Next: IPS 6/26/2011 Cody nailed it. See the end of this post for the full photo and subject identified. I'm back after a bye week. No clever clues or patter this week. The image(s) above is(are) of a part of a photo of a ... Continue reading

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Some Business Leaders Are Immoral

We recently debated the topic of business as an evil element in our society. One of the generally accepted concepts identified was executive compensation. The URL below leads to an article in the Washington Post referencing some interesting research on executive compensation. Special Report: Breakaway Wealth: With ... Continue reading

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June 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another stormy overnight that was not quite as active as the night before but still plenty of activity throughout Douglas County. Again, like the night before, the night started off with a little rain and Police busy with the same call types that are dealt with almost ... Continue reading

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$30 in Coupons in Specially Marked Packages of Proctor & Gamble Products

I've talked at great length before about where to find coupons and what it boils down to is: keep your eyes open. You can almost always find extra inserts laying around at coffee shops on Sunday mornings, ask people you know to save them up for you....I'm ... Continue reading

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RIP Big Man

Thank you for sharing your art with us. Continue reading

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