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A Day In The Life Of A Meteorologist During Storm Season

Here is a re-cap of Wednesday from my perspective: It was a long day in the weather world. Storms rolled into Douglas county in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning that were pushing some of the severe limits. Although we didn't have a warning on those storms, ... Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Get Serious

On Wednesday, 05/12, I disagreed with Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for economics who writes a blog and 2 columns a week for the New York Times. Surprisingly, of 19 comments, my comment received the second highest number of recommends—30 Times readers agreed with my ... Continue reading

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Participate in our KU graduation coverage

If you're participating in or attending the annual walk down the hill on KU campus this Sunday, we have some ways you can participate in our news coverage via social media: Tweet, tweet with #kugrad We'll be tracking Twitter for the #kugrad hashtag from now until Sunday. ... Continue reading

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Severe Storm Risk Continues Wednesday

As of 2:30pm, a nearly east-to-west warm front was located about 10 miles south of Lawrence This front separates temperatures in the 70s and 80s south of K-10 from temperatures in the 50s and 60s along and north of I-70. I expected the front to move just ... Continue reading

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Bike-to-Work Day

May is National Bike Month, and Friday May 21, is National Bike-to-Work Day. Lots of our friends here in Lawrence are avid cyclists. We see plenty of our colleagues here at the Journal-World arrive by bike each day. We want to celebrate that and encourage a strong ... Continue reading

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Crocs Flips $14.99

I'm a big fan of Crocs... I have a pair of flips that I have pretty much worn through, so I was really excited to see this come out today and I thought with summer almost here some of you might enjoy it as well:   You ... Continue reading

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May 12th: National Limerick Day. Care to Write One?

Writer Edward Lear would celebrate his birthday today, May 12th, if he were still alive. Unfortunately, he died in 1888 at the age of 76. He was the gentleman responsible for the popularity of the limerick in a book he published in 1846 called, "Book of Nonsense". ... Continue reading

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Freezer Meals will Save You Money

Freezer Meals are a big part of my life. I'm not talking about the kind you buy at the grocery in a box. I'm talking about the kind you make ahead and stick in the freezer for a rainy day. Time and again it has saved us ... Continue reading

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Judging the Judgeship

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/12/supreme_court_building1.jpg (Perlo note: my 05/10 comment on Elena Kagan's nomination were highlighted in the online edition of the New York Times, which also reviewed it for publication in Tuesday's print edition. I re-print it here for Perlo's readers. "Already, the blogsphere is weighing in: liberals are evaluating ... Continue reading

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Small-screen ‘Idol’ renders big-screen songs

Music and film -- my two favorite things. And that's what got combined on "American Idol," in its own peculiar, intriguing and slightly unsatisfying way. Tonight's theme promised "songs from the movies," which gave the four remaining contestants nearly 100 years worth of material. The broadcast delivered ... Continue reading

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Obama’s Women - A National Trend

President Obama chose Janet Napolitano to lead Homeland Security. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/Naploltano.png Barack Obama gave us the wise Latina woman, Sonia Sotomayor, for Supreme Court Justice. Do you see it yet? http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/Sotamayer.png Barack Hussein Obama II has now nominated Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Surely, you see it ... Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Unlike Monday, a warm front will surge north of Lawrence during the afternoon hours tomorrow, allowing the temperatures to rise to near 80 (if not above) and the air to become increasingly humid. An approaching cold front will initiate the development of another round of storms late ... Continue reading

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New motions filed in the Yellow House federal case

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/federal.jpg New motions were filed near the end of last month. On a case that has been awaiting trail for 5 years. Guy and Carrie Neighbors owners of the yellow house currently have no trial date set. I came across these documents on scribd and they seemed ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Human Sacrifice

Human sacrifice is alive and well in the United States, and people really like it. I've watched them and participated in them most weekends (that's when they tend to happen), delighting in their every detail. As you might suspect, they're only available at the finest gentleman's clubs. ... Continue reading

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Our first look at realignment and what it means for the Big 12

Before I go any further, let me say one thing: It’s way too early to start freaking out about conference realignment in the NCAA, but I’m going to do it anyway. OK, good. Now that we’re clear, let’s get to it. Unless you’ve been living without electricity ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Ridley Scott Movies

As Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” opens the Cannes Film Festival and in theaters this weekend, let’s look back at the best films from the director’s long and varied career. 10. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) Does anyone remember when Tom Berenger used to star in A-list ... Continue reading

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May 6-8, 2010: Ocean waves in the sky, irises and classic cars

We saw sunshine and warm temperatures for much of the day on May 6, 2010. During the afternoon, I noticed "different" clouds in the sky. I will admit, when I was little I often watched the clouds, seeing everything from elephants to castles. I still like to ... Continue reading

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Strong Storms For Lawrence Monday Night

The tornado threat for the afternoon and evening hours will remain to our south and west as a sharp warm boundary is setting of numerous storms in Oklahoma and southern Kansas. We have already seen several tornado warnings across the Sooner state and portions of southern and ... Continue reading

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Oh my dog!

Maybe I’ve just been paying more attention lately, ever since the other day when the guy riding his bike with two dogs was hit by a car. But I’ve seen a lot of folks lately riding with pooches in tow. Or vice versa. Honestly, it’s not something ... Continue reading

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The Fried Egg: Nature’s perfect food

I spent a weekend earlier this month at my mother’s house, celebrating an early mother’s day for her, showing off my offspring and visiting my sister who had dragged her three kids up from Dallas so her eldest could go turkey hunting with my brother. Turkey hunting ... Continue reading