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‘American Idol’: The fix is on

"American Idol" is rigged. Okay, maybe rigged or fixed is too strong a word. Specifically, it's more like the show is heavily tilted toward certain contestants winning. I had previously thought this claim to be merely conspiracy theory nutjobbery ... until last week's show. That's when frontrunner ... Continue reading

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Severe Weather Possible Next Week

A series of troughs will approach western North America by then and begin to shift our surface winds around to the southeast. A warm front will likely roll through our region from the south during the afternoon on Monday and introduce our first chance for storms at ... Continue reading

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The Big Hipstamatic Show

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/04/4563388381_b17809d380.jpg The name of the photo is "Four Leaf Clover" and it's my first entry into the Big Hipstamatic Show contest. If you like the photo, please vote for it! http://community.hipstamatic.com/submissions/4466 Now a little bit about Hipstamatic... it's an app for the iPhone that turns your iPhone ... Continue reading

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May 3, 2010: Honeysuckles and swarming bugs

May 3, 2010 was a sunny, beautiful afternoon. I was outside with my dog and noticed honeysuckles were in bloom. While I was taking a few photographs of the honeysuckles, they brought back memories from when I was little. I remember we would always tear the stems ... Continue reading

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Go Ahead: Position Me - One Last Time

What's trending now? Okay, so it may not exactly be trending, but I've always wanted to be on the cutting edge of a trend - in this case, the posing edge. I read recently about a guy who was making waves in the funeral circuit by choosing ... Continue reading

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May 1-2, 2010: Towering cumulus, a rainbow and much more

Over the weekend, I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma for military training. The beginning of May started off wet, with on and off rain throughout the day on May 1, 2010. May 2, 2010 was the complete opposite. The morning started off cloudy, but by the afternoon there ... Continue reading

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Small Steps, Part 1

Next:Part 2 Recently I posted a photo of the Space Shuttle that I took during a trip to Kennedy Space Center. That trip had a lot of meaning for me. I don't assume that this story will be of interest to everyone, but I think that if ... Continue reading

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Alternate OTS: Does Air Captured In Tires Affect The Ozone Layer?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/04/truck.jpg ***************************************** Well the cuzins was all down to the truck stop havin their weekly confab bout how to fix the worlds problems when one of them got the bright idea ( now there's a oxymoron for the cuzins) that all the air in the tires of ... Continue reading

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What’s going on in Jeff Co. tonight?

I live in a little place called Lake Dabinawa. For those of you that don't know, it's a small lake community about 12 to 14 miles northwest of Lawrence, in Jefferson County. Since about 9:30 p.m. tonight there has been a steady stream of sirens, cop cars ... Continue reading

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April 29-30, 2010: Tornado in Washington County

Meteorologist Greg Postel and I went storm chasing on April 29, 2010, because of the severe weather threat for our area. We ended up intercepting a storm in Washington County, that produced a brief, weak tornado. Here are some pictures from the drive. You can see the ... Continue reading

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FREE Nabisco Cookies Coupon

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/03/oreos.jpg   If you like Facebook, and you like Free Stuff, you should be on the lookout for brands hocking their good there via coupon.   Today only if you "Like" Nabiscoon Facebook (or if you already do) you can visit their "Cookies and Milk" section and ... Continue reading

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Salmon Patty: The crab cake’s less pretentious cousin

Shortly after I graduated from college I fell in with a group of friends who are still among my nearest and dearest. Two of those friends are a brother/sister set of farm kids from the nearby small burg of McLouth, KS. I immediately bonded with them because ... Continue reading

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Bad driver! Bad!

All modesty aside, I’m an awesome driver. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking you’re an awesome driver. In fact, I’ll bet you think you’re a better driver than I. But you’re mistaken. I was reminded just the other day how awesome when my wife dropped ... Continue reading

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Boom and the Leak Stops: An Open Letter to the President

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/02/0427-Gulf-Mexico-oil_jpg_full_380.jpg I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some real socialism. I don't mean the mamby kind that gathers citizens on town greens every week for the TV op, complete with homemade signs on tall poles that protesters wave to make sure we get the ... Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day gift idea from a mom

I saw a gift idea for Mother’s Day in the Target ad in today’s Journal-World, which prompted me to look a little further into this deal. I am speaking of the Kodak 8.5x11” photo book advertised at $19.99. I have been a scrapbooker for quite some time. ... Continue reading

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Checker’s, Produce and the $5 Dinner Mom

 Thanks to one of our readers I discovered last week that Checkers has updated their online advertisementsfor their weekly specials.  I'm thrilled about this because I don't get any type of Checkers fliers in my paper and because I'm rarely on that side of town I don't ... Continue reading

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Free Canvas People Canvas for Mom

You DO realize that Mother's Day is only a week away now, right? There are all kinds of things that you can do for the Mothers in your life this Mother's Day. What NOT to do is a little more pertinant. Do NOT give appliances...no matter how ... Continue reading

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In Not So Plain Sight 5/1/2010 (Winner)

Previous: IPS 4/21/2010 Next: IPS 5/6/2010 RogueThrill's answer is close enough and hereby declared this week's winner. See the end of the post for the answer The subject this week is not in Lawrence, not in Douglas county, and not even in Kansas. I think when you ... Continue reading

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31 Ways to Celebrate May

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/01/live_oak.jpg May is the month of several unusual holidays. It is National Salad Month, Hamburger Month, Bike Month, Foster Care month and Older Americans month. May 1st, which is May Day, is also Mother Goose Day, and Loyalty Day.2nd is Baby Day; May 5th of course, is ... Continue reading

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Weekend Outlook

Strong storms rocked portions of North central and Northeast Kansas Thursday and Friday. Several tornadoes were reported in North of Concordia, Kansas and near Beatrice, Nebraska Thursday night while several strong thunderstorms rolled through early Friday morning across the 6 NEWS viewing area. While the threat of ... Continue reading