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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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Brett Ratner takes the reins on “The Hobbit”

There's been much speculation in recent weeks over the fate of the Peter Jackson/Phillipa Boyens/Fran Walsh-scripted adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" after the news that original director Guillermo del Toro would be too busy with his myriad projects (a "Frankenstein" re-imagining, H.P. Lovecraft's "Mountains of Madness," ... Continue reading

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Idol faces identity crisis

The American Idol spectacle was palpably toned down Tuesday, with no retrospective themes or coaching star power. Instead, it was "download night," somewhat loosely defined as "popular songs that people download." In other words, any tune in the history of mankind. It proved a litmus test for ... Continue reading

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Guiding Light: Dead at age 72

Guiding Light, the grand dame of soap operas, was canceled today at age 72. Yes, even if you've been loved by generations, survived World War II and successfully made the leap from radio to TV to YouTube, it is still possible to be a goner. Now, I'm ... Continue reading

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A house for no money down

Yes, you can still buy a house for no money down. At least some people can. Sound like a middle-of-the-night infomercial? It’s not. At least two mortgage loan programs have money to loan without down payments. One is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program. ... Continue reading

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Pros hang on to March Madness

Props go out to the web site NBA.com for remembering where its league came from — college basketball. This March, as the multi-million dollar ballers at the professional level turned things up a notch for their final push toward playoff positioning, the league’s official site, NBA.com, created ... Continue reading

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New Home Depot distribution center set for Topeka

A new regional distribution center for Home Depot is set for opening this fall in Topeka. The 465,000-square-foot center is slated for 74 acres in the Central Crossing Commerce Park, according to USAA Real Estate Co., which is partnering with Seefried Industrial Properties Inc. to develop the ... Continue reading

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