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Getting to know Turner Gill …

Before you make any judgment on KU's hiring of Turner Gill, do yourself a favor and watch this ESPN Outside the Lines special on Gill. Continue reading

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Gary Pinkel’s ballot: What was he thinking?

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel must really not care for mid-majors. Especially you, Boise State. In his final USA Today Top 25 coaches rankings, the ninth-year Tigers coach placed Boise State at No. 9 on his ballot. Boise State was ranked No. 6 in just about every ... Continue reading

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Here is some of the stuff on panhandling

The city was nice enough to prepare a zip file. It is 25 megs, I think. Find it here: http://www.lawrenceks.org/agendas Just under where it says "Agendas and Minutes" it has the download links. One is for Windows, if you trust the city to prepare an executable .exe ... Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism – No American Exploitation

I have noted in a number of recent blogs a tendency to describe us, the citizens of the United States, in a number of very unflattering terms. Little in the way of explanation is offered. The authors seem to believe that everyone knows. I don’t! We are ... Continue reading

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Who owns the language?

Recently there were a series of letters to the editor addressing a performance of Vespers at KU. I saw the ad but did not attend. The letters concerned the content of the program. Apparently, a Michael Jackson song was included. Now the term Vespers pertains to the ... Continue reading

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What exactly does a District Atty Do.

Well I thank there suppose to hire compatent Atty to service justine and the people of Douglas County., and run that office with professionalizm and to be as effecitnt as possale when they proacute. Continue reading

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Some fun pictures of meteorologist having fun in the snow

While snow brings hazardous driving conditions and can be an inconvenience, it can also be fun! After a long morning on-air covering the snow, Ed and I were ready to have some fun of our own, although we didn't wait until the morning show was completely over ... Continue reading

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Another Chance to Win at The Great Holiday Rebate Contest

Don't forget to play week two of The Great Holiday Rebate contest on Sunday. See where Jenn and Julie's adventure takes them. Enter to win a weekly drawing of a $50 Downtown Lawrence gift certificate. The grand prize will be $500 cash! You'll need Sunday's paper to ... Continue reading

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Trimming the bike

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, the caterwauling from my kids about putting up the Christmas lights hits a crescendo. Perhaps that’s due, in part, to the fact that every year, in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, my kids start hounding me about it, and I ... Continue reading

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About those GOP press releases … sometimes, we stub our toe

We're in the midst of big changes to how we cover health in our community. In the big picture, it's less about us and more about you. Less, "we talk, you listen," more, "let's start a conversation." As part of that process, we have an interim health ... Continue reading

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The Epidemiology of Zombies and Other Ideas

I hate year end reviews, which will probably be doubled in number this year since people have this idea that years that end in nine or zero are somehow important. For those that LIKE year end reviews the NY Times has done all the work for you ... Continue reading

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Below freezing, but melting!

Highs made it to the 20s on Thursday, but a good amount of the snow was melting across the area. It may seem contradictory to say it's freezing outside, yet the snow is melting. It may be odd, but that's the way it happens. The reason for ... Continue reading

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Poll: When the tornado sirens go off, what do you do?

Check it out! [Best Poll Ever](http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2009/apr/when-tornado-sirens-go-what-do-you-do/) Continue reading

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Betrayal!

I recently wrote a blog about “Climate-Gate. I did not challenge the science but asked why so many people seemed to want to believe in a rapid and expensive commitment to remedial action to address it. I asked if it would not be desirable if it turned ... Continue reading

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Harbaugh pulls a Mangino (and Butch Jones news)

Word on the street (the Internet) is that Jim Harbaugh's got a little Mark Mangino in him. According to the Baltimore Sun (and anyone who watched the Ravens-Packers Monday Night Football game this week), Harbaugh, who was on the sideline to watch brother John coach the Ravens, ... Continue reading

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Stalker in an SUV

A family member was returning from work one night, driving south on Wakarusa, when a car pulled onto the road, cut across the other lane, and nearly clipped our car. Family Member honked a rather short burst on the horn; kept going. After they turned east on ... Continue reading

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We can cross some names off the list. Or can we?

Of the names that have been tied — at least loosely — to Kansas University's head football coaching vacancy, a good chunk appear to no longer be in contention for the position. Mississippi's Houston Nutt and Minnesota's Tim Brewster have taken their hats out of the ring ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Go on an International Trip Vicariously Through Your Toys

Hi everyone. I've been invited on an international trip, and I can't go to this storied European city without taking a piece of Lawrence, Kansas with me! My close friend Anton's presence is required abroad over New Year's. Since he does not speak the local language and ... Continue reading

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Tweet, tweet: Top Chef has a winner

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/10/voltaggio_hug.png A funny thing happened on the way to the “Top Chef” finale: Michael Voltaggio opened a Twitter account. Now, I know that not everyone tweets. I also know that there are a ton of celebrities, reality and otherwise, who do tweet and keeping track of them ... Continue reading

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Reflections of one year on the road…

So now I'm home for the next few months, and I've had the opportunity to sit back and think about this year. For the first time in the 14 years that I've been doing this job, I seemed to be gone the most, but honestly probably wasn't. ... Continue reading