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On the road in San Antonio: Signs, signs, everywhere signs

Last week, we gave you a look at the area around the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., and demonstrated how all the signs seemed to point to the KU men's basketball team rolling through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. After a slow start against ... Continue reading

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The “Wild Card”

Kansas Women's Basketball had another disappointing season. We have been waiting until next year for a long time so you may be surprised that I am excited. Did you know that KU's recruiting class is, according to "HoopGurlz", ranked 29th? The incoming class includes two four-star and ... Continue reading

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Dissension in the Ranks

Wow. You know it's got to be getting bad when one main stream news source actually goes so far as to call out another news source and call them bald faced liars on international TV. http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/21/robertson-this-allegation-is-outrageous-and-its-absolutely-hypocritical/ I don't think I can recall in all of my years ... Continue reading

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10 bracket-buster observations after first weekend of NCAA Tournament

[My NCAA Tournament bracket][1], like many others on KUsports.com and across the country, is running on fumes after the first weekend of basketball mayhem. A top seed is already done, two schools that call Richmond, Va. home are in the Sweet 16 and four double-digit seeds still ... Continue reading

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Royals Cut Four Players

According to [Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star][1], the Royals have cut four more players in the quest to get closer to the roster size of 25. He reports that right-handed bullpen candidates Blake Wood and Greg Holland have been optioned to the class AAA Omaha ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Swampyville's - Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What are the current Politically Correct definitions of U.S. exports and imports? Intellectual Resolution: Exports: Non-existent American manufactured consumer products. Imports: American engineered, worthless Asian manufactured consumer products. If you have any American manufactured relics? Hold on to them, they're ... Continue reading

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Make your own pasta. Go ahead, try it.

Woops, we did it again. We wasted another entire Saturday cooking. This time, my friends and I cooked a rabbit. Lulu had stopped by one night recently with a rabbit, frozen in a grocery sack. This is the sort of thing Lulu is wont to do - ... Continue reading

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Recap: Jayhawks’ defense anything but a weakness in first two NCAA games

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. I heard countless times earlier this year that the Kansas men's basketball team's defense was going to ... Continue reading

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Royals Set Rotation

In an unsurprising announcement, manager Ned Yost confirmed that Luke Hochevar has been named the Opening Day starter for the Kansas City Royals. Following Hochevar will be Jeff Francis, Kyle Davies, Bruce Chen and Vin Mazzaro. Due to the way the schedule works out, the Royals won't ... Continue reading

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The Root Problem is the Root Solution: How We Can Fix Our Democracy and Create a Sustainable Future

So, I was trying to get my friend to read a recent issue of Adbusters magazine. "You've got to read this!" I said. "There's an article about how the media today is owned by only a handful of corporations, and corporate consolidation is leading to fewer voices ... Continue reading

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Royals 2011 Preview Part II - The Lineup

In 2010, there wasn't much that the Royals did well, so saying that their offense was probably their best component is damning with praise. You'll get no argument from me, but it is a little surprising that they had a somewhat decent offense. They scored 4.17 runs ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Linguine with Spinach, Artichokes, and Red Lentil Sauce

Sometimes it’s just worth it to fall back on that old pantry staple: pasta. But it doesn’t just have to be pasta with the requisite red sauce. No, vegetarian dishes can be so much more. Here’s a handy (and yummy) example: Linguine with Spinach, Artichokes, and Red ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/20/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 3/13/2011 Next: IPS 3/27/2011 jehovah_bob identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the answer Finally made it back into town for this week's subject. BTW,riverdrifter identified last week's subject. Does anyone remember the first IPS post more than 3 years ... Continue reading

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If schools are crowded, why close any, parents ask

Reprinted from the Lawrence Journal-World By Brad Addington, Journal-World Writer Some wonder if the district wouldn't be taking two steps forward and three steps back by opening two new elementary schools and closing three existing ones. If the Lawrence school district is building two new elementary schools ... Continue reading

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Why 69 percent is a scary number for the Jayhawks; plus, predictions for KU-Illinois

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Illinois on Sunday night in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32 in Tulsa, Okla. Tom, Illinois comes in as the tallest team in the nation, according to KenPom.com. How much do you think ... Continue reading

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School Board Candidates - Where They Stand

Ten members of our community have volunteered to make themselves subject to public persecution and are now candidates to be elected to one of the four Lawrence Public Schools' Board of Education seats that are open this year. In order for you to make an informed choice, ... Continue reading

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Reasonably priced e.l.f. cosmetics are a great find.

In looking through Sunday's Journal-World ads, I saw some sales on cosmetics in CVS, Walgreens, and Target. I also had received a flyer from Kohl's for 15% off cosmetics. Recently I tried a brand of makeup that was new to me. I have heard of the e.l.f. ... Continue reading

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Home Depot? World Market? Factory Direct Appliance? Where Do You Find the Best Deals on Home Furnishings?

Our house selling/buying/moving adventure has come to a close and now we are on to the next phase... unpacking, rearranging and making this house our home. I've been saving money on the sly so that when we got to this point we could do some of the ... Continue reading

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It appears, the LJW does not want anyone outside the states, watching their videos.

Having moved to Australia a couple years ago, it was nice to come to the site, and view footage of KU sporting events, news, etc. But apparently, the LJW has had a change of heart, about allowing viewers outside of the United States, viewing their materials. (Let ... Continue reading

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More Ann Coulter Science…YES!

Ann Coulter whose previous forays into science have included such insightful critiques of evolution as the giant raccoon passing gas analysis of evolutionary theory has struck again. Apparently she has decided that we need not worry about radiation from Japan. She bases her argument on a controversial ... Continue reading

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