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That’s a lot of zeros…

Recently, there has been much discussion over the one millionth comment contest. Commenters have been posting at fever pitch, all hoping to have the correct time and date to win a fair amount of prizes. Several late breaking stories involving a local restaurant and a few misunderstandings ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV week 4 picks, plus world’s longest basketball shot

Check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV below, where I make my predictions on every Big 12 game this weekend and try to improve upon my 23-6 record: Also around Big 12 country, a student at Texas A&M claims to have drained the world's longest basketball shot. ... Continue reading

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Tips on eating healthier!

Proteins: Most protein rich foods are key essentials to eating healthy and for those who are trying to lose some extra pounds. Lean meats, fish, chicken can increase satiety, which basically means that you feel full for a longer amount of time. Eating them with every meal ... Continue reading

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A sense of community from “Left Field”

“Left Field” shows Thursday, September 24 at 5:20pm at the Kansas International Film Festival (Glenwood Arts Theater, 9575 Metcalf) and is screening for free on Saturday, September 26th at 2:00pm at the Spencer Museum of Art (1301 Mississippi St.) in Lawrence, KS. Will Ferrell may have made ... Continue reading

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It’s time to get off Dirk Wedd’s back

I’ve been reading in comments on our website and hearing a lot around town about how it’s time for Lawrence High School to fire Dirk Wedd as its head football coach. Nonsense. As a 1996 graduate of LHS I understand the desire for Lawrence High fans — ... Continue reading

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“More like this” = well, more, like that

So, building on our new search framework, we rolled out today a new little feature that, at the bottom of stories, now shows you "More" stories "like this." We've released it into the wild here on LJWorld.com and over on KUsports.com. Ideally, the thinking goes, the stories ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 9/22/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his short press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Players of the game, voted on by the coaching staff: Offense: Todd Reesing; Defense: Jake Laptad; Special teams: Alonso Rojas; Defensive scout ... Continue reading

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Rent-A-Center Donation Creates Teen Room at Lawrence Boys & Girls Club

Rent-A-Center recently donated furnishings, computers and electronics for new “RAC Room” for teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. Teens at this Boys & Girls Clubhouse will finally have a positive place to hang out and call their own, thanks to a joint venture with ... Continue reading

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The one millionth comment countdown: So you want to know about prizes?

Comments are coming in at breakneck speed, especially since we put counters on our sites Monday. In fact, look at the graph below, which shows total comments per day since Sept. 1. You can see just how many more comments we've been getting since the start of ... Continue reading

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Are We the Smartest People on the Web?

Like alot of folks up in here, I belong to quite a few "online communities" (message boards, social networking places, blogging sites, etc). I personally belong or have belonged to everything from music communities to work-from-home messageboards to dating sites (the latter definitely belongs in the "used ... Continue reading

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The Turnpike Music Showcase

Friday night I was bouncing off the walls in anticipation of The Turnpike Music Showcase at Liberty Hall. Three Lawrence bands were to take the stage and rock the house all night long. Needless to say, my local music palette was pleased. First up was Muscle Worship. ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 9/22/2009

Previous: IPS 9/14/2009 Next: IPS 9/30/2009 littleone got it. See the answer below. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/21/DSC_5036a.JPG Image #2: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/22/DSC_5036b.JPG Well, maybe you thought I was going to skip out again this week, but I've found my second wind and am back for another round. The image(s) above is(are) a ... Continue reading

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Big Jet

Why did a big jet just fly very low over Wakarusa School area? Tanker on the way home to Forbes? Flying southwest, not the usual. 9:25 pm Monday Sept 21,2009 Continue reading

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The Matthew 4:4 of Journalism

Just as in the Bible Jesus declares that "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" in Matthew 4:4, neither does news survive on one source. The New York Times' Roger Cohen acknowledges that social networking sites ... Continue reading

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A wet year for northeast Kansas

So far this year in Lawrence, when it rains, it pours. So much so that we are 6.80" above the yearly average to this point in the year. Here is how it breaks down: January 0.07" (-1.13") February 0.84" (-0.35") March 4.40" (+1.66") April 7.98" (+4.44") May ... Continue reading

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The million comment countdown: Let the counting begin

By this time, you're probably tired of me talking about the millionth comment contest. Well, all the predictions are in. When it was all said and done, we received 150 official entries. No telling how many unofficial guesses were posted. Now, we're making it easier than ever ... Continue reading

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Storms move across Northeast Kansas

As a line of showers and storms pushed through Northeast Kansas this morning, some areas saw a lot of rain, while others saw just a little bit of rain, but a beautiful sunrise illuminating the storms in the distance. Here are some rain totals from this morning. ... Continue reading

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McCain endorses Moran for Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran's campaign for a Senate seat says it has scored an endorsement from Sen. John McCain — of Arizona and the GOP's unsuccessful nominee for president last year. “I’m proud to endorse my friend Jerry Moran in his candidacy for U.S. Senate. Moran has ... Continue reading

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Stop ‘n’ go

Over a five-day span earlier this month, I had four noteworthy encounters at four-way-stop intersections that left me scratching my (helmeted) head. None of the four was unprecedented nor especially unusual, but the fact all happened in such close proximity left me truly amused. First, one afternoon ... Continue reading

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One thing I agree upon with Mr. Obama: What kind of country …? #1 in a series of questions by Gnome

Mr. Obama says that it is more than health care. He says it is about what kind of country we want the U.S. to be. Here, I agree. What kind of country do we want America to be? One of many reasons for the backlash against Obamacare ... Continue reading

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