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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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Firefighters, Realtors endorse city candidates

It is a sure sign that we’re in the final days of the Lawrence City Commission campaign. Endorsements from various organizations are starting to roll in for slates of candidates. On April 7, three candidates will be elected to the city commission. Also in a sign that ... Continue reading

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Kill the wabbit

I had a scary close call the other night. My near-death experience wasn’t with a soccer mom in her too-big SUV, nor a weaving drunk, nor a Fast-and-Furious wannabe in his low-slung racer. No, I was almost done in by a bunny. I was riding home after ... Continue reading

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We Should Listen to Ron Paul

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/02/Ron_Paul.jpg In movies like Independence Day, there's that one scientist who figures it out before everyone else. Everybody else gets it wrong, but he's the one guy that gets it right. Of course after events show that he was right, then everybody thinks, "gee, this guy saw ... Continue reading

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Kansas Sex Education or Lack Thereof

I am a member of a senior core group at Ottawa University, and we are looking at drafting a bill that will seek to teach abstinence but will also teach students a more comprehensive approach towards sexual education. Our group is trying to make a difference in ... Continue reading

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“Water The Whole Surface:” The Mission for Water, Part 2

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Apr/02/sil_.jpg Children water carriers walking to the light along Charleston's Harbor On Saturday, March 21, I joined 800 others in the Walk for Water organized by Water Missions International, a Christian non-profit organization that engineers, builds and installs waters systems that have provided safe water for over ... Continue reading

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“Adventureland” a poignant coming-of-age story

[three and a half stars] First things first: Although “Adventureland” is written and directed by Greg Mottola—who directed “Superbad”—it is not the same kind of over-the-top comedy as that movie (which was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg). If you go in expecting “Superbad II,” like ... Continue reading

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Lawrence, Tampa wager on WNIT game

Oh, it is on now. Or at least it soon will be. In a sign that WNIT fever is growing in the city, Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever made a wager with Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. For those of you who haven’t quite read through all of your ... Continue reading

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An Interesting Read from a Global Warming Skeptic:

I had to laugh at Cal Thomas's recent opinion piece about global warming. Let's see- he reads an article in a conservative newspaper whose reporter dug up a translation of part of an unpublished book and Cal uses that as justification for his opinions about global warming. ... Continue reading

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Highberger in race for county seat

Outgoing City Commissioner Boog Highberger has confirmed that he’ll officially seek the appointment to fill the seat on the Douglas County Commission that will become vacant when Charles Jones steps down. We reported last week that Highberger, a six-year member of the City Commission who chose not ... Continue reading

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Martha Stewart Can Bite Me.

There are two basic components to putting on a good dinner: 1) Taste, 2) Presentation. I basically have the taste part down, most of the time. It's the presentation where I struggle a little. I admit that I have a certain penchant for dishware, serving bowls, and ... Continue reading

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Community Response Requested - Which Forcade Photograph Should Be Donated?

Tim Forcade has enjoyed bringing beauty, serenity, and joy into the hearts of individuals and business owners for several decades. Now he is allowing the community to have an opportunity to decide which of his photographs should be donated at the yearly Dinner and Dancing at Dusk ... Continue reading

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