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June 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few very quiet overnights, mother nature made her return to the area. Just before 1:40 a.m. a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for a large portion of eastern Kansas as storms approached from the northwest. At 2:05 a.m. that was upgraded to a severe thunderstorm ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/26/2011 (1 photo-2 hints)

Next: IPS 7/5/2011 Previous: IPS 6/19/2011 jackpot correctly identified the location of the photo this week. See the bottom of this post for the location. It was a warm and muggy Sunday, in spite of that I saw people playing baseball at a park, and two kids ... Continue reading

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Shoshone Falls

During the last week in May and first week in June, I went to Boise Idaho to visit my sister and do some sightseeing. Idaho has some of the most interesting geology and geography of any state and so combining family with hiking and picture taking and ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: Weed, Wine or Winston. What’ll It Be Cowboy?

******************************* While reading an article on the effects of tobacco advertising on teens and pre-teens it occurred to me that music may be more the culprit when it comes to influencing our youth in their decision making process regarding tobacco, as well as many other substances they ... Continue reading

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What makes the cut?

Forgive me if I missed this, I did not see the printed paper if it was there. Did I miss the Journal World report on New York State senate passage of gay marriage? Not a court ruling, the State Senate. I am sure it will show up ... Continue reading

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June 26th Overnight Law Enforcement and Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty quiet weekend overnight throughout Douglas County. Police were called to respond on multiple noise complaints and a few disturbances, nothing too out of the ordinary for a Saturday night in Lawrence. Around 2:45 a.m. Police conducted a car stop near 25th and Alabama. A male ... Continue reading

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The humblest of flowers.

Yesterday I was at Clinton Lake with my camera but didn't get a whole lot of shots-wrong lens for the conditions. But this little bloom in the sun caught my eye: leading to this line: "The humblest flowers have their moment in the light even if no ... Continue reading

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June 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet night throughout Douglas County. Pretty good for a Friday night even with KU out for the summer. Most of the overnight Police activity consisted of a few noise complaints, some minor disturbances, car stops and an animal complaint or two. None of the overnight activity ... Continue reading

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Is social media ready to find the missing?

Back when we all spent a lot more time at the post office, the iconic "Wanted" poster was a particularly effective form of reaching a captive audience hailing from all walks of life - after all, everyone needed to send a letter now and then, and if ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s top stories, help me find birthday candles and Friday Food Wars (carnival food)

Heyo! It's Friday! Here are Thursday's top stories and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Town Talk: No Lowe’s plan but still talk; tavern slated for Sixth and Wakarusa; downtown vacancy at 13 percent, by one measure][1] 2. [Blog: Markieff, Marcus Morris ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “The Banshee’s Cry”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. By, cry, find, fro, go, me, mind, see. The Banshee's Cry! (The Death of a Nation) By L. Don Oliver Walking down a darkened street, Within the silence of my ... Continue reading

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June 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few fairly active overnights, last night was very quiet in Douglas County. When the night was all said and done, not really much worth reporting this morning. A few noise complaints and minor disturbances. Officers were called to check on a barking dog that a ... Continue reading

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Markieff, Marcus Morris drafted with 13th, 14th picks; Josh Selby taken 49th

**11:07 p.m.** With the last pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, the Sacramento Kings select the University of Washington's Isaiah Thomas. That's a wrap. Be sure to head on over to our draft recap story. Thanks for joining in on the conversation. **10:55 p.m.** We are winding ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s top stories, Pottermore and Girl Talk’s BBQ playlist

Hello, Thursday! Isn't the weather gorgeous? A quote from the musical *You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown* comes to mind. > Some days I wake up early and watch > the sun rise. And I think how > beautiful it is. How my life lies > before ... Continue reading

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June 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty busy night for KU Police on and just off of campus this morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. a call to KUPD informed them of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Potter Lake. The caller was the victim and advised dispatchers that ... Continue reading

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Keeper key in Sporting KC draw at Philadelphia

Jimmy Nielsen was all-star quality in Sporting Kansas City's midweek contest against conference power Philadelphia Union. Recording seven saves on seven shots on target, Nielsen single or double-handedly earned the team a precious point on the road (he also had a kick save). While the back line ... Continue reading

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The Beggar’s Mite and Public Money

“Public money ought to be touched with the most scrupulous consciousness of honor. It is not the produce of riches only, but of the hard earnings of labor and poverty. It is drawn even from the bitterness of want and misery. Not a beggar passes, or perishes ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s most-popular stories and what Sean Connery’s keyboard should look like

Happy Wednesday. Marty McFly wants you to know that, despite the speed limit increase on some Kansas highways, [he will always travel 88 mph when necessary][1]. Here are Tuesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the past 24 hours. **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Baldwin City man reported missing ... Continue reading

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June 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was pretty quiet overnight in Douglas County. Lawrence Police were involved in a short foot chase with two subject that were reported to have been burglarizing vehicles just after midnight in the 3300 block of Iowa. One of the men was taken into custody rather quickly. ... Continue reading

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Live from NYC: It’s Draft Day Eve 2011

**6:33 p.m.** Marcus Morris has arrived in New York City and the twins are starting to kick off their final night before learning their NBA fates. Most of the official NBA requirements wrapped up late this afternoon. Angel Morris, Marcus and Markieff's mother, attended a seminar for ... Continue reading

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