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Internal Conflict Resolution

Throughout my life I have prided myself on being a calm, cool-tempered, tolerant person. Like many library supporters, I have always loved to read and believe it is a trait that, regardless of your areas of interest, influences readers to be genteel, tolerant, and interesting people. How ... Continue reading

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Winter, Snow and Other Unpleasant Cold Things

Today was the second day back at school from three school days off, due to Teacher Development and then two snow days. I was so happy to be back, especially since I was pretty much dying from boredom at home. I mean, a girl can only watch ... Continue reading

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The Hips debut at the Taproom

Don't we all deserve a little bit of fun after a messy blizzard? The Hips sure thought so, and after one of the most hyped shows this season, they delivered right on target. For about a week all folks could talk about in the scene was this ... Continue reading

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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, lands on CBS Money Watch Hall of Shame.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, lands on CBS Money Watch Hall of Shame. For the second time in less than a year (Feb 2, 2011) Haskell Indian Nations University has been placed on a list of the top 25 universities with the lowest graduation rates ... Continue reading

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OMG! What did you do with my LJWorld.com?

Well, we've done it again. We've taken your LJWorld.com and shaken things up a bit. While we've been busying redoing KUsports.com, re-redoing lawrence.com, building and rebuilding WellCommons, venerable LJWorld.com has continued with almost no major changes in several years. Today, however, that changes. We've unveiling a host ... Continue reading

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What does cluster in Big 12 standings say about league? A look ahead to KU-Nebraska

Several nights per week, when working on the sports copy desk for the Lawrence Journal-World, I update the [Big 12 basketball standings][1] so they can be placed on our Scoreboard page. After Wednesday's Big 12 games, a variety of thoughts crossed my mind as I updated the ... Continue reading

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Superbowl Sunday Alternative: Parlours at the Jackpot

Dana Halferty is a bit of a traveler. When I caught up with the lead singer of Parlours, she had just flown in from Guatemala, stopped in Chicago and was en route to Iowa. Her next stop? Lawrence. Parlours is set to take the stage at the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Whenever Never Comes”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Be, brings, ground, lane, light, made, night, pain, persuade, profound, see, things. Whenever Never Comes! By L. Don Oliver Whenever, my never comes And there will come that ____ Looking ... Continue reading

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Recap: Low-turnover KU a dangerous team offensively

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. It didn't make my story Wednesday, but I thought Texas Tech guard John Roberson gave the Kansas ... Continue reading

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Signing Day 2011: Tracking KU’s newest football class

**6:13 p.m. Update:** Still waiting on that video... should be up shortly. It's been a busy day for all of us so some of this follow-up stuff is going to have to shift to tomorrow. Oh well, more signing day fun for everyone then!!! That includes our ... Continue reading

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YouTube highlights from KU’s 2011 football recruiting class

Players already signed/on campus -------------------------------- *All bio information from Rivals.com.* **Dylan Admire, OL, 6-3, 264, Overland Park (Blue Valley West)** **Brock Berglund, QB, 6-4, 205, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Valor Christian)** **Darrian Miller, RB, 5-10, 181, Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)** Recruiting interview with Miller from Rivals.com. Verbal ... Continue reading

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Great Expectations Now!

Wait until the next recruiting class, wait for the next great point guard, wait, wait, wait... I am so tired of waiting. I am referring to the Kansas Women's Basketball team. It is time to expect great results. I once heard a player say in an interview ... Continue reading

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Schools, budgets, closings, tuition, libraries

First, I saw the following article about the (seemingly) never-ending subject of closing schools in Lawrence. Then I did a big of googling and found the following document on the USD 497 website. http://www.usd497.org/AboutUs/SchoolBoard/Agenda/2010.11Archives/documents/20100809bhd/BudgetAAG.pdf Let me direct your attention to the table at the top of page ... Continue reading

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New tennis courts on Greever Terrace

After attending the public meeting last week about the lighting of the new tennis courts, I would like to comment. Let me clarify upfront, I live in the Centennial Neighborhood and have for over 30 years. The presenter from Parks and Rec stated that the courts are ... Continue reading

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Yes it’s cold, Yes the wind is blowing, Yes, it’s snowing (and the morning after)

Here's a picture I took 2 weeks ago. Here's what it looks like now. And another. And yes, I'm just playing with my cell phone. And finally, the morning after. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the curse of Lubbock, Mike Singletary and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas Tech on Tuesday night in Lubbock, Texas. Tom, why do you think KU has had such trouble winning against Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena recently? **Tom Keegan:** No team is going ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Sanitation Workers are the BEST!

I just had to post this after seeing the trash truck on my street just now in this blizzard. The trash men were hanging on the back of the north-bound truck, taking the brunt of the north wind directly in their faces. Real men. I hope the ... Continue reading

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Pork Char Siu for the quarantined mom

It is no secret that I unabashedly bastardize recipes. It's not that I am not aware that the authentic version of the dish exists, or that I have disrespect for the culture that produced it. I simply am a person who has to be flexible in the ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Tomato Bulgur Soup with Warm Spices

This weather just won’t quit. Three to 16 inches of snow? The biggest “snow event” in two decades? NO THANKS. But if we have to be snowed in, it’s an OK proposition to be snowed in with some nice, warm, hearty food. So, with that in mind, ... Continue reading

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Colony Collapse

Sometimes there's no better place to see a local show than Love Garden. Lawrencians huddled into the record store on Friday as part of Final Fridays. Along with the art opening (some lovely pieces from Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward), we were treated to a couple of ... Continue reading

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