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2009-10 All-Big 12 picks

The official 2009-2010 All-Big 12 college hoops team will be revealed in the next few weeks, but here's my take on what the list should look like right now: **All-Big 12 First Team** **G: Sherron Collins, Kansas senior** http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/ku_bkc_ksu_10.jpg **Reasoning:** Collins may be 12th in the league ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/25/2010

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. • Oklahoma State's James Anderson has been as good as any player in our league. It'll be tough to beat him out ... Continue reading

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Judy Grant’s: “Foiled Lies”

As mentioned yesterday, Judy Grant was the only contestant in our Fiction 500 contest who submitted two stories and had both make it into the finals. Today's story, "Foiled Lies" is the second of her two; enjoy reading it and please feel free to make comments. Tomorrow's ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Telling the Secret

Even after about 10 months, the novelty of my job as a stripper has not worn off. I absolutely love it. And the fact that I love it also means I can barely keep it to myself. I tell the people who ring up my groceries. "Sorry ... Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Screenplay

The Oscar Fix, Episode 1 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this first episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/24/2009

Previous:IPS 2/17/2010 Next:IPS 3/10/2010 Jonathan identified this week's subject. See below for the answer. Thanks to the person who clued me in to this week's subject. This is the kind of subject I like. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/saDSC_6085a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/saDSC_6085b.JPG The image(s) above is(are) a part of a photo ... Continue reading

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School Board President … Finance and Ethics?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/ethics.jpg Scott Morgan, Lawrence Public School Board President, has some questionable finance and campaign donation issues from his Senatorial race in 2008. These questions arise upon review of Mr. Morgan’s “Receipt and Expenditures Report of a Candidate for State Office” which was submitted January 10, 2009 to ... Continue reading

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Free throws didn’t cost Kansas the 2003 NCAA championship: A convincing argument

I was perusing through KenPom.com on Tuesday (imagine that) and stumbled across something I thought was extremely interesting. As most everyone around here knows, Kansas went 12-for-30 from the free-throw line in the 2003 national championship game against Syracuse, with the Orangemen going on to win the ... Continue reading

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Introduction to Social Media Presentations (Parts I & II)

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/WCsocialmediaseries.jpg We recently partnered with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to teach chamber members about the basics of social media and uses for it in the local community. We've embedded the slides presented at each workshop for you to view in case you couldn't attend. Please leave ... Continue reading

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Judy Grant’s Short Story: “Son’s Birth”

Today's featured short story is written by Judy Grant and is titled, "Son's Birth". Judy is the only contestant who entered two short stories in our Fiction 500 contest who additionally had both stories make it into the finals. Congratulations, Judy! Terrific work! We'll showcase her story, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Private Eyes

Of all the things that drive men to the brink of their sanity, the most common disaster they seem to lament is women. But apparently anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love, and so for these reasons and others, ... Continue reading

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‘Idol’ females unleashed on America

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/Crystal-Bowersox-idol_320_.jpg To paraphrase the old adage, you can't be too cute or too young to take the stage on "American Idol." As revealed by the first live look at the top 24 contestants -- in this case the female half -- the ninth season is shaping up ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: No More Cupcakes

If you're a health nut like me, a visit to New York will both delight and horrify you because you are forced to learn exactly how many calories you are putting in your body when you buy your favorite treats at a restaurant with more than 15 ... Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt help!

Hi ljworld.com readers! I am trying to organize a scavenger hunt as a fun little activity when I am in town next, but as anyone who has enjoyed a scavenger hunt before knows, I can't be the one to create the list of things to search for! ... Continue reading

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New era for Kansas football brings new era for KUSports.com

There were a million ways I could have played it but I decided to just come right out and say it. My name is Matt Tait. I’m a 31-year-old Kansas University graduate and 22-year Lawrence resident and I run a 5.31-second 40-yard dash. I realize that last ... Continue reading

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In Defense of Capitalism

There are several common objections one hears to capitalism and economic freedom. So in this blog I hope to address the main ones and any additional ones brought up in the comments: A. Capitalism exploits the poor. Under capitalism the rich get richer and the poor get ... Continue reading

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Fiction 500 Winner Announced! Katie Watson’s, “The Mile High City”

RoeDapple steals the acclaim for this year's February Fiction 500 contest with his creative and unconventional short story entitled, "Anybody Got the Time?". Congratulations, Roe! As mentioned in yesterday's blog post, the three judges (Roe was a judge as well, but wasn't able to include his own ... Continue reading

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Is anyone up for a weather competition?

You've probably seen us discussing how difficult forecasting can be at times for Kansas, especially during this past winter! A small change in the path of a system can mean the difference between rain, ice, snow and amount of snow. It's time for you to test your ... Continue reading

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eBay How sweet does my wife need to smell?

←Previous entry: "ebay gets no Klondike Bar from me" 2-17-2010 Excellent feedback from all of you on my first blog. Thank you for welcoming me to the blog world. Sorry I've not been able to comment here for a few days. Tonight's action I'm currently bidding on ... Continue reading

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Recap: Henry, offense in high gear against Oklahoma

KU's Big 12 title-clinching victory against Oklahoma looked pretty darn good — and it was, considering the Jayhawks' enormous offensive output and plus-0.21 points-per-possession margin. Not so obvious*, however, was the fact that Oklahoma scored more easily than any of KU's opponents since Kansas State on Jan. ... Continue reading