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Trophy Hunting: Asking Your Thoughts

First let me state, I am a life long hunter, never as an absolute need to survive but as a learned skill. I have hunted for reasons of putting food on the table and to decrease predation, but never as a trophy hunter. I do not harbor ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU pushes past KSU on its way to 20-1

It's practically impossible to narrow the difference between two teams down to any single aspect of a game. Every contest is full of factors and reasons for success and failure, variables in an equation that solves itself after 40 — or 45, in Saturday's case — minutes. ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. Wichita Northwest

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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Week 3 of a Month of Menus …and I’m Leaving Town…

Week 3 of a Month of Menus has been posted at SuperJenn. Please feel free to check it out and see how I make coupons and the theory of stockpiling work for me! I offered to post my menus to give an idea of how you can ... Continue reading

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Decision on flat screen TV is two years in the making … and counting

I’m not a big football fan, but we are coming to that one big day when everyone seems to get into the spirit — Super Bowl Sunday. I won’t be hosting any festivities, as it’s an away weekend for my son’s hockey team, but in looking through ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse Feltman goes on food drop tomorrow

Another excerpt from an e-mail that Karin Feltman sent home from Haiti. We've done a little editing to make it easier to read online. "Things are going well here. Today we set up a clinic in a small tent camp close to the compound where we're staying. ... Continue reading

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LMH nurse hears heart breaking stories in Haiti

Here's the latest update from Karin Feltman. She e-mailed the note to her sister, Kim Banning-Bohmann, Friday night: "It was a good day.....but an emotional one. We're getting to hear people's stories and they'll break your heart! Tomorrow we're going to do a feeding as well as ... Continue reading

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South Dakota Sioux Tribe Seeks Emergency Assistance After Ice Storm

Power outages forced 35 kidney dialysis patients from the tribe to temporary relocate to Rapid City, and the reservation requires glucose strips, first aid kits and even children's medicine. The local Wal-mart has sent food and supplies, but in-kind contributions are being accepted. A full list of ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. Highland Park

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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As clichéd as it sounds…

Someone wise, or at least nauseatingly optimistic once said, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Realistically, who the hell looks at that lemon and says, “Oh look, life handed me this bright and happy yellow lemon that’s so sour I can’t eat it! Hooray! Let’s make ... Continue reading

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Novelty cigarette lighters targeted by bill

Making novelty cigarette lighters that look like toys is an obviously dumb idea. But they are also unsafe for another reason. They are imported from China. Just look at the labels--they all have a "Made in China" label. These lighters have a history of rulings against them ... Continue reading

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I am confused!

The LJW ran an editorial yesterday and it has drawn out the continued debate. I read the posts and became increasingly confused. Free Market solutions: Health care reform that allows for high deductible insurance, interstate sale of insurance and the like lacks any representation of where people ... Continue reading

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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