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Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from near the beginning of my novel: Penny came into the living room dressed in a red t-shirt and sweats, wearing moccasins that clicked on the hardwood of the hall. “Munin?” The amnesiac was looking out the huge bay window. He seemed to be ... Continue reading

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We Noticed

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/harkin_steak_fry_08.jpg This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow......... "WE NOTICED" President Obama: Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk......... During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of ... Continue reading

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New Grocery Deals and a Free e-Recipe Book

The week is wrapping up and I'm already planning my shopping for next week...I thought I would share a few random deals I've found around cyberspace...as well as a couple of deals I see in the HyVee and Dillon's ads that were in Wednesday's River City Pulse. ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV week 12 picks: K-State or Nebraska for North title?

Denver — Here's the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV, with my picks on this weekend's Big 12 games. The conference slate for this week begins tonight with Oklahoma State playing host to Colorado at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Take a look at this morning’s fog from Lawrence and across the area

The fog was very dense this morning, but it wasn’t just dense in one location, most of Northeast Kansas was battling the fog. We’ve mentioned in previous blogs, the best ingredients for fog are clear skies, calm winds and temperatures near the dewpoint. This morning, we not ... Continue reading

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Fascinating Journey

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/IMG_4449.JPG Official patch of this mission. If you look closely, there are thirteen stars, one for each of the astronauts children, especially appropriate because so many young people are following this flight. The Monarch Watch web site is following their caterpillars, offspring of the KU program's butterflies, ... Continue reading

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Repudiate the Debt

Our growing national debt is eating up our economy. Every year we pay more and more of our GDP just for interest on our national debt. We were told in the 1980s that the debt didn't matter because "we owe it to ourselves." Of course your perspective ... Continue reading

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Family stands divided over sweet potatoes

The recipe I’m sharing today is for sweet potatoes. So as I was looking through Wednesday’s grocery ads, I was searching for the best price on this item: Hy-Vee – 49 cents/lb. Dillons – 47 cents/lb. Walmart – 25 cents/lb. Our Thanksgiving menu has not changed over ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 57, Memphis 55

Welcome to the second installment of The Recap, a KUSports.com feature that hopes to enlighten and entertain throughout the basketball season. We'll be using a variety of possession-based statistics and good old observation of the game to brew up some hopefully interesting thoughts on KU and Big ... Continue reading

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Oh Good Grief…

Apparently a creationist group is passing out copies of Darwin's Origin of Species with an introduction chock full of creationist misinterpretations of evolution at the top 100 universities . They were at Washburn yesterday so let's see if KU makes the cut. By the way here is ... Continue reading

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The War for Hearts and Minds

In late September, I was one of 19 journalists participating in the University of Kansas’s "Bridging the Gap: A Military Experience for Journalists" funded by the McCormick Foundation. We ran obstacle courses, ate MREs (meals ready to eat), and exercised at 4 a.m. with the soldiers. My ... Continue reading

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What Saving Money Looks Like at the Dinner Table

All of this talk about coupons...how to use them...where to use them...and still some people don't get it. That's okay. It took me a long time to be convinced that when put into practice, the theory of stockpiling would be beneficial...that coupons would yield me food that ... Continue reading

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Right in time, welcome to Winter Weather Awareness Day

We just had our first snow of the season, so winter weather may be fresh on your mind. Today is Winter Weather Awareness Day; the National Weather Service in Topeka does a great job at explaining the different winter weather warnings, watches and advisories. If you have ... Continue reading

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Pep

The comic book writer/novelist/internet curmudgeon Warren Ellis says that half of all writing is staring off into the distance and thinking what comes next. When I’ve been staring off into the distance lately I get the ideas for more stories that are better than the one I’m ... Continue reading

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Free Annette & Dale Cross

For far to long parents have had their hands tied when it comes to protecting their children from abusive people, especially the ones whom are sexually abusive. Even when these crime come before the courts they are handled with little dignity in regards the the children whom ... Continue reading

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Mangino wants out?

Something tells me, Mangino may be pulling a fast one on Kansas. This is speculation, but IMO, this is the perfect way to get out of a contract when one is unhappy. Sounds hard to believe one whose been made a millionaire would be unhappy, but... IF ... Continue reading

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@LJWorld Twitter Lists

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/17/tweet-form-header.gif We've organized ourselves and created Twitter lists! We have two ways that we're creating lists. The first is on our @LJWorld account, and includes World Company organizations, reporters, editors, anchors and employees. Those are listed directly below. The second is @LawrenceLists, which is for community users. ... Continue reading

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First snow comes, but doesn’t stick around in the Lawrence area

The other day I asked everyone to guess when they thought we would receive our first snow. Congratulations, Tom Shewmon! You guessed the exact date! Yesterday was the first snow, but for some, it was more than just a first snow, it was a lot of snow! ... Continue reading

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November Social Media Events

Every month I'm going to post the upcoming social media events in our area. I know we're more than halfway through November... but the holiday season is a great time to start a tradition! So step away from the screen and come socialize with us at some ... Continue reading

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Huge range of snowfall (and lack of snowfall) totals reported across NE Kansas

The first snow of the season is always exciting for those who like the snow and a stark reality check that it's that time of year again for those who don't like it. Last week, we began to blog about the potential for this rain/snow mix at ... Continue reading