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Getting Fit

Disclaimer: You'll have to excuse a few things before reading (if I do have any readers at all). I am not a journalist. I am actually a pretty bad writer. My spelling is pretty good (I was spelling bee champion way back in 5th grade for my ... Continue reading

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The Sunday Ads Give Me a Fresh Start to My Week

I hope this week turns out to be a better week than last for me. Not only was it hectic, but getting a speeding ticket didn’t help, falling in a parking lot at work didn’t help either, along with the head cold/cough I’m dealing with. I know ... Continue reading

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Weekly Coupon Match Up and Deals

A full month of posting my menus to show you how I use the theory of planning your menus based on what you have on hand...and shopping for perishables and items that are a true DEAL. Has this been helpful? What else would you like to see? ... Continue reading

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Your Favorite Businesses Revealed

Two weeks ago I asked for your input on your favorite local deals - local businesses that went out of their way to offer a good deal to their customers, even though they don't always have the opportunity to offer coupons. I asked that you e-mail me ... Continue reading

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The snowy winter brings a national weather milestone

This is one of those variables that no one actually tracks and keeps records for, but so far no one has been able to come up with another example of a time when all of the continental 48 states and Alaska all have snow on the ground. ... Continue reading

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The Ultimate Deception!!

Some years ago, President Reagan started a game with the intention of reducing public expenditures. After entering office, he quickly prevailed on a Democratic Congress to lower tax rates. A major deficit resulted. Federal expenditures were significantly reduced. That tactic has been tried again, not always with ... Continue reading

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Another myth! Neighborhood schools

There are three fundamental issues with this school debate. A number of older schools have small class sizes while some newer schools have higher pupil-teacher ratios. Perpetuating that is not fair!! Many smaller schools have smaller areas from which they draw students. Some larger schools draw from ... Continue reading

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Posterized: The best dunks in the Big 12 this season

For a good 75 percent of the time, it's enjoyable watching SportsCenter's Top 10 plays from the previous night. The other 25 percent of the time, when hockey is featured in the top plays (particularly at No. 1), I simply cannot appreciate the highlight like I should. ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Review: The Wolfman

Eric Melin and guest host Ryan Magnuson (Sports Buddaye) review the remake of the 1941 Universal horror classic "The Wolfman". This 2010 version stars Benicio del Toro as the man-turned-wolf, Anthony Hopkins as his father, and Emily Blunt as the romantic interest. The Wolfman was delyaed several ... Continue reading

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where to take your valentine?

So what to do on a sunday with your valentine? usually, our society mandates some sort of restaurant-involvement. okay, so where to go in lawrence kansas? Movies used to be all the rage, but seems like most new movies really bite. correct me if I'm wrong. So ... Continue reading

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K.C. culinary whiz to be on “Top Chef!”

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/12/topchefmastersgroup.png So, you know we love our "Top Chef" here at Culture Crumbs, and now we have a reason to love it even more: A local chef is going to be on the Bravo show! OK, so by local we mean Kansas City — the American Restaurant ... Continue reading

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Honk if you’re Longhorn-y

A few months ago, my 8-year-old son approached my wife and me. He was sheepish, almost embarrassed, but he said he had something to tell us. Expecting the worst, we sat down and listened as he stammered, “Mom, dad, I’m … I’m … ” Yes, go on. ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Sex in Clubs?

I sure seem to be talking to everyone in this post, but please, all you non-rule-breakers, dancers and customers alike: I love you! You're wonderful. This is most definitely not directed at you. As far as *these* Kansas ladies and gentlemen are concerned, you get an A+, ... Continue reading

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Slide Shows with Digital pictures

Making a slide show of digital pictures is fun, fairly easy and usually free. If your computer is anything like mine, there is no shortage of material. So let's make a movie! Smilebox is an online free program that only requires signing up. Be prepared for spending ... Continue reading

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Administrative Services Expenditures - USD 497 - Salaries Revealed

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/11/administrative-expenditures.jpg Has anyone noticed that there is a lot of discussion about the budget of USD 497, Lawrence Public Schools (LPS)? The LPS School Board President, Scott Morgan, sent up a trial balloon last November and suggested that closing elementary schools may be the answer to a ... Continue reading

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A Myth: Collective Guilt

I have intended to write on this topic for some time but Mr. Pitt’s column today upped the priority. We all know from our history that the notion of “guilt “runs throughout the fabric of our society with roots back to the initial colonists and before. As ... Continue reading

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Wheel Genius: Four governors back Toyota, bash feds, over recall

Governors in four states with Toyota manufacturing operations are criticizing the federal government’s dealings with the automaker as the company grapples with recalls of millions of vehicles in the United States and abroad. In a letter to Congressional leaders, the governors — of Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and ... Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: It’s Your Birthday! What Your Gift Would Be

It would have slid right by me if a certain online persona hadn't made mention of it in my blog about chili. And to think I'm having tea with her at an upcoming party! Sarah was born February 11th of 1964. I believe that makes her 46 ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/11/2010

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 has been posted. • Win No. 400 means Coach Self is older than he'd like to be. But honestly, it doesn't mean too much to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/10/2010

Previous: IPS 2/1/2010 Next: IPS 2/17/2010 Mattressman identified the subject this week. I believe this is his first win. Maybe compiling the list of winners is the subject for a future post. See the end of this post for the subject and complete photo. I left work ... Continue reading