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Islamic extremists in a quiet English town

England's war dead from Iraq and Afghanistan, after being flown into Lyneham, pass through a little town called Wootton Bassett en route to the coroner at an Oxford hospital. People have been assembling along the route for several years, giving tribute to the servicemen and women who ... Continue reading

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Social media team welcomes new member

You might be wondering: Why is this random guy dropping in to write a post on the social media team's blog? Is he a big deal? Possibly a social media expert? Should I even care? To answer the second question, my 6-pound ball of fur Reilly tends ... Continue reading

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Fun with lobsters

Some years ago, back when we were all single, had free time on our hands, and some disposable income, my friend Sherry hosted “Lobster Fest” parties, wherein we’d each pick up a live friend from the store and head out to her country home where we’d race ... Continue reading

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A year of wild weather swings

While we might remember the end of 2009 being so cold, not the whole year was that way. We saw some of the biggest swings that I can remember in the course of one year. Both January and February were warmer and drier than we typically see ... Continue reading

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Big 12 will see new names at quarterback in 2010

For my reaction on my Big 12 bowl picks — some decent projections, some not so decent — check out the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV below: The Big 12 is 4-3 so far in bowl games this postseason. The best the conference has ever done is 5-3. ... Continue reading

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When Words Are Worth A Thousand Pictures: Takes One and Two

When Words Are Worth A Thousand Pictures: Take One: A woman goes into the hospital one day and leaves the next without one of her breasts. She says, "I am better some days with the idea of chemo than I am other days. Maybe when I am ... Continue reading

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Enough already!

After hibernating for most of the week between Christmas and new year’s day thanks to the Great Blizzard of 2009, I finally got back on my bike to ring out the old on new year’s eve. I didn’t ring in the new as I had hoped; a ... Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 4 high school hoops teams

Like it or not — believe it or not — 2010 has arrived. Although the calendar says January and the weather outside says Antarctica, the gymnasiums at Lawrence High and Free State High figure to be heating up in the coming weeks. After a two-week winter break, ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Under the Spell of the Louvre

This entry from earlier today is a better use of your time than this one. It has pictures of the Eiffel Tower. This one offers only the drivel of a woman possessed. *** Taken at 6 a.m. your time, on 1-4-2010: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/04/Louvre_Visit_2_1.JPG I'm sitting in Le Defender, ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: The Eiffel Tower

A sure sign that you are in love: When truly disadvantageous developments fail to penetrate your dreamy, lovesick haze. A helpless but willing captive of the most romantic city in France, it only registered as a nonessential, peripheral occurrence when someone picked my pocket of a hundred ... Continue reading

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Recap: Aldrich’s defense an unsung hero

In a contest full of many superlatives and standout performances for Kansas, one facet of the game — particularly the first half — stood out more than any other: Temple's hesitance, nay, absolute refusal to run its offense through junior forward Lavoy Allen. The Owls' inability to ... Continue reading

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Big Man Small World

The Olde Hip-Eye left this world and took a trip to whereabouts unknown New Year's Eve day. The passing of this giant man, with an equally huge heart, has left many of his friends and family reeling with memories from over the years. Everything Matt did seemed ... Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation - Sun, Sea Shells, and Shopping

This past week I’ve been in Sanibel Island, FL vacationing with my family and friends. I didn’t have access to our sale inserts, so instead I thought I’d share some of the deals we found while shopping in Ft. Myers, FL. First of all, I must say ... Continue reading

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Sunday Deals and Coupons for a New Year

It is typical for the New Year's set of inserts to be hefty....and this year is no exception, you will see FIVE inserts in your Journal World today. Hy Vee Michelina's Frozen Meals 10/$10 Use this $1/5 Printable and get them for $0.75/each. Healthy Choice All Natural ... Continue reading

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Cats against global cooling!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/02/cagc.jpg At least my cats have a plan to deal with climate change. Continue reading

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Hope for the Devil?

It's good to start 2010 on a hopeful note, in this case new clues about the origin of the infectious cancer threatening the Tasmanian Devil. In addition to the LJW article, readers might want to check out this article in the NYTimes Science section. The research study's ... Continue reading

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Fan voting now open in Recreate The Shot contest

We gave you a challenge and you came through. Some of you, anyway. Five of KUsports.com's best fans created videos re-enacting that famous shot from April 2008. Some took the idea literally, others went for something abstract. All five contestants, though, put their own stamp on what ... Continue reading

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I hereby resolve …

I’ve never been a big fan of new year’s resolutions. I’m all for personal goals, but I figure anybody who waits to flip the page on the calendar before doing something that he or she wants to do — or stop doing — is destined for failure. ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Pictures in Paris

Holy bananas! Paris is awesome! Who could ever leave this place?! (I'll be sure to update you on the situation via Twitter if I go ahead with plans to chain myself to the Eiffel Tower in a last-minute bid to stay here longer. French SWAT team closing ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies of the Decade

This decade was a great one for genre films. If anything, it could be remembered as the decade that fantasy/sci-fi/action films really grew up. Of course, Peter Jackson created the critically and commercially successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, capping it all off with the first Best ... Continue reading