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If You Only Have a Little Time: My Favorite Deals for the Busy Shopper

I have been running crazy for the past several weeks. I've traveled to both North Carolina and New York, I've celebrated my youngest's first birthday, redesigned [SuperJenn][1], worked with other Kansas City area bloggers to bring families in transition ["Back to the Table"][2] and am currently suffering ... Continue reading

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Powerlifter

This week the Granada played host to what I can only call a dance party for nerds. The Level Grind provided art, comics, and video game stations for the folks who normally don't get out much. But what attracted me to the show was a fabulous chiptune ... Continue reading

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The Five As that Threaten Your Union: Attachment Problems

*(This is the fifth and final installment in a series entitled "The Five 'A's that Threaten Your Union".)* In order for me to do what I do as a couples therapist, I need to know what kind of problems a couple is having. “We have communication problems” ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: Baylor wins chess match on 94-yard TD

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at a KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." Here is ... Continue reading

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Hey, bud, what’s that herb?

The other day, I was cycling with my son on the way to school when something in the road caught my eye. It was a small plastic baggie, with a small, thumb-sized portion of a leafy, green substance that looked, well, herbal. Had it been the first ... Continue reading

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Trevor Roberts’ tragic football injury a reminder of how precious life can be

I’ve been covering football games, football teams and football players for 11 years now and in that time I’ve been fortunate enough to only see a couple of truly ugly injuries. I’ve seen my share of twisted ankles, bum hamstrings and even broken bones. But in only ... Continue reading

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Overnight maintenance may cause brief outages, slowness on LJWorld.com, KUSports.com, Lawrence.com and WellCommons.com

Night owls — this note is for you. We're doing some heavy maintenance across all of our websites tonight that may affect your ability to use [LJWorld.com][1], [Lawrence.com][2], [KUSports.com][3] and [WellCommons.com][4] for a short period of time. Late Thursday night into Friday morning, **message boards on KUSports.com ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re Going Home; “Autumn Prayer”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Blue, day, leaves, moon, play, soon, true, weaves. Autumn Prayer! By L. Don Oliver The sun dancing upon the water, Where the Rainbow Trout ____; The wind caressing the trees, ... Continue reading

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Suicide and the blame game - from homosexuals to Sylvia Plath

Recently in the news, there is much discussion about two suicides that seemingly are unconnected; except for the placement of blame on those besides the actual people who committed suicide. On September 30, Rutgers freshman, Tyler Clementi, 18, committed suicide after his sexual preference was made public ... Continue reading

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Watch tonight’s Zombie Walk live on LJWorld.com, Lawrence.com

The undead are taking over downtown Thursday night for the [fourth annual Lawrence Zombie Walk][1], and we're bringing you all the (fake) brains and blood live on [Lawrence.com][2] and [LJWorld.com][3]. The event starts with zombies gathering in South Park at 7 p.m. followed by the [graceful stumble ... Continue reading

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Planning

It’s October already? It’s time to read some Ray Bradbury stories, or some Neil Gaiman, maybe. My writer’s group is, of course, preparing for [NaNoWriMo][1]. We met last weekend and there are other meetings coming up where members of the group will get together and bounce ideas ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com over/under contest update; Big 12 week 6 picks: Nebraska or K-State?

Before the season, I thought the Big 12 North would be a two-horse race between Nebraska and Missouri. It's been five weeks, and the Cornhuskers and Tigers are both undefeated at 4-0. But what about Kansas State? Are the Wildcats contenders in the North? We'll find out ... Continue reading

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This One’s For You Mr. Ralph Reed

(AP) Desperate for jobs and cool toward President Barack Obama, working-class whites are flocking to Republicans, turning a group long wary of Democrats into an even bigger impediment to the party's drive to keep control of Congress. An Associated Press-GfK Poll shows whites without four-year college degrees ... Continue reading

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El Ten Eleven and Dosh

On Friday night the Jackpot in Lawrence had a fantastic lineup for anybody who loves electronic music and wanted to bask themselves in glitchy glory. I came to see Dosh and El Ten Eleven, but was blown away by the opener, Baths. I really shouldn't have missed ... Continue reading

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Week 5 video

The following is the fifth week video of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. Continue reading

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Looking for fall color? Check this site

Several mornings in rural Douglas County arrived with an ever so slight covering of frost reminding me fall is here despite the beautiful days. My flowering plants were nestled under a blanket while others, less important only because they've had their glory, were nipped. I notice the ... Continue reading

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Ecumenical Mosque

Park 51 developers have released an artist's rendition of the proposed New York Mosque to be built a few hundred feet from the site of the World Trade Center attack. The Lawrence Journal-World featured a story and picture of it on October 3, 2010. The Muslim community ... Continue reading

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What’s that thing on the 6News Towercam?

It's time to play 'What's that thing on the 6News Towercam?" Mosquito? Hummingbird? Voldemort? Watch carefully. It's as perplexing as it is terrifying. We don't have a full-time entomologist on staff, so your guess is as good as ours. And we're going to reward your creativity. **Leave ... Continue reading

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Does Anyone Care about Haskell Indian Nations University’s Leadership Problems?

A video came out in The Lawrence Journal World on Sept 29, 2010 (Link: www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/sep/29/haskell-gets-16-million-federal-grant-make-ac) on it two Haskell students said Haskell needs more staff and one of them states that Haskell “staff are hard to find”. Of course they are, without, any true leadership in place, ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Baylor

These usually hit the web site a little sooner than 3 p.m. but I have to be honest. There’s just not a lot to say about last week’s drubbing at the hands of Baylor. Sure, I could point out all of the negatives that came out of ... Continue reading

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