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What’s wrong with KU’s defense? Examining the issues against Oklahoma State

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* For this week's breakdown, I pulled out three successful offensive plays from Oklahoma State in its 70-28 victory over Kansas. My question to Coach this week was simple: What stands ... Continue reading

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Don’t forget: The Homegrown Lawrence Festival starts at 5:30 p.m.

Got Friday night plans? Tonight's [Late Night at the Phog][1], of course, but if you aren't checking out the Jayhawks' first official scrimmage of 2011-2012, how about helping out local school gardens with your Friday night? The Homegrown Lawrence Festival starts at 5:30 p.m. at [Abe and ... Continue reading

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October 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police cited at least eight alcohol violations after midnight in town. Officers conducted numerous vehicle stops, administered several field sobriety tests and responded on multiple noise complaints. A LPD officer checking a reported disturbance in the 2300 block of Iowa Street called for an ambulance for ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, KU men’s basketball media day

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self's comments from KU men's basketball media day on Thursday. Full audio has been posted. • **Self is surprised that KU was picked to win the conference.** He joked that often he says that coaches are ... Continue reading

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Was a Haskell Indian Nations University employee ordered to leave campus?

Statistically domestic violence calls are one of the most dangerous calls police can receive. Therefore we must ask the following questions: Was a new Haskell Indian Nations University residential employee given orders by his boss Thomas Spottedhorse to escort an off campus student to her apartment because ... Continue reading

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All hail Queen Lizzy: Lawrence to get a British eatery

Lawrence will get a proper fish ‘n’ chips place Tuesday, Oct. 18. That’s the day Queen Lizzy’s Fish and Chips will fling open its doors at 125 E. Tenth St. for what owner Matt Poulton is calling a soft opening. The shop’s grand opening will be Saturday, ... Continue reading

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October 13th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

More of the same early this morning in Douglas County. Officers responded on a few noise complaints, disturbances and conducted a number of vehicle stops. Morning's like this don't result in much to read here but, usually a quiet week leads to an active weekend. There is ... Continue reading

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Occupiers Wichita Style

*What I wish I'd said. . .* but I best start with what was said in a respectful exchange over the patio fence at Hero's last Friday night in Wichita's Old Town. . . I engaged a small parade of chanting protesters by asking them what it ... Continue reading

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Haskell celebrates National Food Day with first-time food festival and feast

National Food Day seems like a fabulous time to get to know our real national food. Not the hamburgers and hot dogs and pizzas that are considered by the culinary world as “American” cuisine. No, something with a bit more of a past. [The City of Lawrence ... Continue reading

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IDES OF MARCH

I think Alfred Hitchcock would be bitterly disappointed. In this age of high tech action flicks and run-of-the-mill romantic comedies, this era of stylized super heroes and flashy CGI, Hollywood seems to have forgotten how to make a good suspense thriller. Luckily, George Clooney is single handily ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Cosmopolitanism/Cosmopolitan Democracy”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What is Cosmopolitanism/Cosmopolitan Democracy? Politically Correct Solution: Cosmopolitanism! Cosmopolitanism is the ideology that all human ethnic groups belong to a single community based on a shared morality. This is contrasted with communitarian and particularistic theories, especially the ideas of patriotism and nationalism. ... Continue reading

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October 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

More noise complaints, smaller disturbances and vehicle stops throughout the early morning hours in Douglas County. Really one of those mornings where there is not much that happened worth reporting, not always a bad thing. None of the activity that I heard this morning involved the use ... Continue reading

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Wall Street Protesters Support A Second Holocaust

The Wall Street Protesters [hereinafter referred to as “Fleabaggers,” (like the Teabaggers, but because these protestors are unclean…you get the joke)] and Texas Governor Rick Perry [hereinafter referred to as “Rick ‘Everything’s Bigot-er in Texas’ Perry”] have been busy fearmongering this week. The Fleabaggers, spurred by Obama’s ... Continue reading

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Social privacy roundtable: A recap

About a month ago, we held a [community roundtable][1] at the News Center to discuss the question of where social media and privacy intersect. It was a lively forum that provided us valuable feedback on social media use in our own newsroom, but it also held a ... Continue reading

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A liquid lunch (or breakfast) your kid will love (yes, even the picky ones)

So, last week was our first week of the year without a [CSA][1]. Which stinks, but which is also inevitable when living in our neck of the woods (stupid hard winters). That said, one of the questions I consistently get when blogging weekly about what my family ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 10/11/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill says ... Continue reading

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October 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet night in Douglas County. Again, a few noise complaints and small disturbances. The only disturbance call that I heard which involved more than three subjects was a fight in the 400 block of N 2nd Street. A caller reported possibly 15-20 people involved. Police arrived ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Oklahoma State; Clock ticking on Turner Gill?

The way I see it, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill has two weeks to get things turned around before it really starts to get ugly. That’s not a threat. That’s not me announcing some grass roots campaign to get rid of the guy or even suggesting ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Dolelicious Pineapple-Bean Boats

This is slightly dorky, but we just couldn’t resist a Columbus Day-themed Meatless Monday post. So, we hunted around until we found this fun little vegetarian side dish. It’s more than perfect because not only does it have the requisite Caribbean feel (pineapple!), but it also has ... Continue reading

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Manicotti for my Main Man

When "The Sopranos" ended, I worried about our marriage. Our Sunday night Soprano-and-pasta ritual was so ingrained in the psyche of our relationship, I didn't know if we'd survive its removal. So you can imagine my relief when "Boardwalk Empire" entered the scene. While it's no Sopranos, ... Continue reading

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