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CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX WINTER STORM DISASTER RELIEF

https://secure.piryx.com/donate/0oFFsK8c/Cheyenn-River-Sioux-Tribe/ I verified this with Natalie Stites herself over the phone this afternoon. (715) 896-0158, Natalie.stites@gmail.com It is legit. The reservation is still without electricity/water. PLEASE Give what you can, every little bit helps. Thank you. Continue reading

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Long day for nurse Feltman in Haiti

"Evening! Long good day. Hundreds of patients. Our ride didn't come and we were in the slum in the dark with all our stuff surrounded by a huge crowd. Had to hire a mini van taxi and crammed 13 of us and 4 suitcases into it and ... Continue reading

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What shocked you with the State of the Union address?

What shocked you the most about the State of the Union speech this week? President Obama made some interesting remarks during the speech. He said, point blank, that he is going to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding gays and homosexuals in the military. When ... Continue reading

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Who takes the last shot? Continued: South edition

It’s fun to toss around the question of who’s best suited to take the last shot with deep college basketball teams. Just two years ago, I remember hearing that question come up in casual conversation numerous times about Kansas University. With such balance, who would coach Bill ... Continue reading

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IM Movie Review: Edge of Darkness

The following is an Instant Messenger conversation between Scene-Stealers contributor Trevan McGee and myself: Eric: So last night we saw Mel Gibson's big "comeback" movie, "Edge of Darkness." I was wondering to myself how many familiar cinematic Gibson themes would pop up in this film and it ... Continue reading

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Moon expected to seem bigger, brighter tonight

Did you know the moon actually orbits around Earth along an elliptical path and not one that is circular? If you look in the sky tonight, the moon may look a little different and it's because of that elliptical orbit. The moon will be closer to Earth ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. Topeka West

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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I’M GOING HUNGRY

Its thursday January 28th 8:41pm. I'm hungry. For compassion. The Cheyanne River Tribe in South Dakota has been declared a state of emergency due to the subzero temperatures and snow storms since november right up until tonight. It is the poorest community in the U.S. and now ... Continue reading

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A New Blog

For example, healthcare in America. Or more specifically, how we pay for healthcare. I always had medical insurance since it was rather mandatory in the 60's too. However, the first was Blue Cross Blue Shield and it covered only pregnancy care and hospital care. If I went ... Continue reading

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Good-bye, J.D.

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/28/jd2.png Depending on when you steamrolled through your teenage years, there's a great chance you've met Holden Caulfield, the teenage protagonist of "The Catcher in the Rye." The man who created Holden, and then spent most of his life hiding from the fame that came with literary ... Continue reading

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high school wrestling

In your Jan.27 edition concerning the dual wrestling match between LHS and FSHS in the heavy weight match your article inferred that Austin was a much larger participant then Wilson when in fact Austin at 219lbs. was only 4 lbs. heavier then Wilson. Ranked at #6 in ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/28/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Kansas State is one of the most physical teams KU will play. The Jayhawks will have to play physical to have ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse Feltman has an adventurous first day in Haiti

Below is an e-mail that Karin Feltman's sister Kim Banning-Bohmann shared with friends and family. Karin sent it Wednesday, her first full day in Haiti. We did a tiny bit of editing to the e-mail to make it easier to read online. Hi there, I am back ... Continue reading

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Obama: Waiting a Year to Budget?

I've never been one to live within a budget. I guess I have been fortunate enough to never really have needed one to live comfortably. I have started budgeting recently though and am finding it is a very good thing. And, I would add, that it should ... Continue reading

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Who deserves to take the last shot? North edition

The clear-out is one of my favorite sequences in college basketball. It doesn’t happen too often in college, at least when being compared to the NBA. But when it does, it’s usually in a close game with the clock winding down. The situation is simple: The offense ... Continue reading

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Wandering Around for Health Care Reform

This past Fall I was so concerned about the state of the health care reform debate I was utterly compelled to do something. There was a vote about to happen in the House so I got on the computer and made some signs. Mr. Attitude and I ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Strippers = Ninjas

Strippers are like ninjas. You never know who is one, or how many there are in the room! Tonight, there were two of us at Java Break in Lawrence, KS. We were cleverly disguised as civilians, of course. I peered out from my laptop to see a ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/27/2010

Previous:IPS 1/20/2010 Next:IPS 2/3/2010 beerdrinkingfool identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/27/saDSC_5840a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/29/saDSC_5840b.JPG 3rd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/30/saDSC_5840c.JPG This week's subject has me a bit excited. It is simple and a bit out of the way. I'm not sure what ... Continue reading

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Karin has arrived in Haiti

Karin Feltman has arrived in Haiti for a week long mission to one of the poorest and neediest parts of Port-au-Prince, the Carrefour neighborhood. Karin's sister Kim Banning-Bohmann sent out an e-mail to friends and family Wednesday afternoon sharing a text message that Karin had sent. "Gunshots ... Continue reading

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Why Did This Winter Start So Cold ?

Our weather during the recent cold spell from roughly December 25 through January 10 reminded me of winters in Madison, Wisconsin. Quite remarkably, it was actually colder and snowier here than it was there during much of that stretch. Some of the meteorological statistics for Northeast Kansas ... Continue reading