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Are You Ready for the Holiday Season? Some Deals to Get You Started

It has only just now occurred to me that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. I guess we should start deciding where our family will be celebrating this year. Normally I'm all up for the fun and games of preparing a big meal...but I'm going to pull ... Continue reading

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Do you save or splurge on your Thanksgiving meal?

With Thanksgiving approaching, I've noticed all the wonderful holiday food items advertised in today’s Journal-World. One of the deals that caught my eye was the cover on Aldi’s ad. It says you can purchase all the trimmings to make your Thanksgiving meal, including the turkey, for under ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 101, Hofstra 65

Welcome to first installment of The Recap, a feature that will hopefully appear on KUSports.com the day after every Kansas basketball game. With The Recap, we'll try to provide any insight the KUSports.com crew couldn't squeeze into the newspaper the previous night. Possession-based statistics will be the ... Continue reading

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Why fundamentals really are important, especially when defending the option

It seems like every week, when talking about correcting things, we hear Kansas coach Mark Mangino preaching about fundamentals. By now, it seems cliche. Of course KU needs good fundamentals. Every team does. Very rarely, though, do we talk about what happens when players don’t play fundamentally ... Continue reading

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When a hurricane comes ashore, it can get even more dangerous

Earlier this week, a late season tropical storm named Ida came ashore along the Alabama-Florida gulf coast. The once powerful category 2 hurricane quickly weekend as it charged inland. It dumped copious amounts of rain over the already saturated southeast United States. However, it can now be ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Nebraska at Kansas

1. Can Kansas contain Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh? http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/13/suh_.jpg Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh roughs up the KU offense in 2008 The answer to this question last season was a resounding no, as Suh wreaked havoc on the KU offense. The Huskers' mammoth defensive lineman tallied 12 tackles, ... Continue reading

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Local Businesses and Twitter

One of the most popular needs we hear from the business community are for guidelines of what they should and shouldn’t be doing on their social media profiles. After experiencing how local businesses interact (or sometimes don’t interact) with their followers, it seems some businesses understand successful ... Continue reading

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Are you a paraskevidekatriaphobe

Normally Fridays are a great day; it is the end of the workweek and the weekend is right around the corner. If you are a paraskevidekatriaphobe, there are a few Fridays you may not enjoy, and today happens to be one of them, Friday the 13th. Some ... Continue reading

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Game on for ‘Runway’

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/13/Picture_1.png Now the real competition begins. Thank God. And that goes for both the stellar “Top Chef” and the mediocre “Project Runway.” This week, “Top Chef” shed the most annoying dead weight ever and “Project Runway” premiered the first half of its two-part finale. In the case ... Continue reading

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Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Presentation Slides

Last Tuesday (11/10/09) Ben, Kristen and I presented the basics of social media at the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. Presenting the basics is always difficult, because you're never certain how much the audience knows about the topic. While it's challenging, I love presenting to groups ... Continue reading

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Digging in to Lawrence’s Cash for Clunkers numbers — and asking for your help

A big part of my job involves meetings. Meetings about what we can do to make our Web site better for all of you, meetings about what sort of content we should be creating, meetings about how we'll cover the Turnpike bridges coming down and even meetings ... Continue reading

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Swine flu (?!?) on two wheels

First of all, you shouldn’t have to disinfect yourself after handling this blog. I’m not contagious anymore. At least, I don’t think so. The week leading up to Halloween, my wife, son and I battled what I thought were head colds. No biggie. I actually had a ... Continue reading

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On-camera review: “2012”

Eric and guest host Trevan McGee review the new apocalyptic disaster porn movie “2012″ starring John Cusack and directed by Roland Emmerich. The Mayan prophecy says the world will end in 2012, and Hollywood has co-opted that premise for a flick with lots of state-of-the-art CGI special ... Continue reading

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Cool weather, precipitation expected early next week; perhaps even — SNOW

Low pressures are also referred to as cyclones. In the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, mid-latitude cyclones are what we see on a weather map as a low pressure often with a cold front and warm front attached to it. By the early part of next ... Continue reading

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What would a Monarch Butterfly look like floating in outer space?

Monarch butterflies like to travel. Thanks to Monarch Watch, Chip, Jim, Ann, Jackie, the Critter Crew (student hourly employees), and volunteers from the community the beautiful creatures will soon be taking it to a new level. Space. Recently, Chip, a friend and neighbor, knocked on our door ... Continue reading

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Join turnpike’s CEO watching Sunday’s bridge blast online

Count Michael Johnston, president and CEO of the Kansas Turnpike Authority, among those who will be following Sunday’s scheduled turnpike bridge blast online at LJWorld.com. Explosions are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Sunday, to drop a 250-ton stretch of original steel bridge structure along the turnpike onto a ... Continue reading

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We’re Up and Running… If Only We Could Come Up With a Good Name

Welcome to our new blog - for now the very unimaginatively named “Social Media Blog.” It’s funny how challenging thinking of a name was. We tried to be creative. We tried to be funny. I liked one co-worker's suggestion, “Whit and the Brit," though while that describes ... Continue reading

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I read it online!

I mourn the loss of the newspaper. The paper that you can hold in your hands, smell, spread out on the floor on a Sunday morning. I shudder to think that a day will come when no newspaper will arrive on my doorstep. I won’t just miss ... Continue reading

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Guts

There’s a quote attributed to Leonard Bernstein cited on promotional materials for NaNoWriMo: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” That really sums up what NaNoWriMo is all about. We come in and we think we know what we ... Continue reading

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Someone asked for a different Question

One time I was riding down a highway in Oklahoma with one of my cousins. We'd been drinking and he didn't drive very well to begin with. So we are cruising along and here comes the State Trooper. He pulls us over and comes up and starts ... Continue reading