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Who’s driving the bus?

Imagine that your household is a bus, and the family members (or, just you and your partner) are the passengers on the bus. But, instead of having each family member represented by just one passenger, each family member represents a number of passengers: the passengers are the ... Continue reading

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Menus and Stockpiling Go Hand in Hand

In the spirit of “Frugal Fest” I’m keeping my pledge to plan my menus and stick to a grocery list. This week [SuperJenn][1] is under redesign so I thought I’d post them here for the world to see. I’ve highlighted items that I had on hand and ... Continue reading

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Ah what is this plant doing in Kansas?

This is water hyancith. When first went to Georgia I admired this wonderful plant with pretty blue flowers. But it turned out to be water hyacinth the aquatic plant equivalent of Kudzu. Originally from South America the plant is such a pest it is actually illegal in ... Continue reading

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90s to Start September ?

After a brief cooldown next week (Aug 23-27), when our high temperatures will likely hold in the 80s, a return the 90s is expected by next weekend. These conditions, which will be several degrees above normal, should last into early September with less than usual chances for ... Continue reading

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Religions of Intolerance

Religions, sometimes, are intolerant. The consequences of intolerance is what should be of concern. Three of the following four religions assign afterlife consequences to non-believers. One of the four assigns consequences during this life. Judaism's deity is intolerant of the worship of other gods.“I am the Lord ... Continue reading

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Pick the right choice at QB for KU

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2010/apr/24/190939/ Thursday, 15 days before the first game of the 2010 season, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill tapped sophomore Kale Pick as his starting quarterback. The choice did not come without thought. Weeks of evaluation by Gill and his coaching staff — particularly offensive coordinator Chuck ... Continue reading

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Here’s a chance to win a Pachamama’s gift card — just for checking our work

I love to give stuff away. Books, shirts, coffee mugs and concert tickets. You name it, if we get it, I want to give it to you, our loyal users. Today, I'm announcing a new giveaway. I'm calling it the [lawrence.com Restaurant Database Check Up.][1] The prize ... Continue reading

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Brownback backed by troopers; Reform Party candidate faces charges; Huelskamp gets dueling endorsements

The Kansas State Troopers Association announced Friday its endorsement of Republican Sam Brownback for governor. Brownback faces Democrat Tom Holland in the election. "In our conversations with Senator Brownback it is clear that he understands the needs of the troopers out patrolling the highways of Kansas," said ... Continue reading

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Ride. Of. The. Year.

We were sitting around the breakfast table earlier this week, discussing the unseasonably cool forecast for the day, when my son chimed in. “Dad,” he asked. “Do you think we could ride bikes to school today?” I don’t believe I’ve ever heard a better question around my ... Continue reading

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Prediction time: Big 12 football North/South standings

Spring football: over. Big 12 football media days: completed. Summer breaks for college: finished. Preseason fall football camps: in session. Days until kickoff: 15 (for most). Yes, this is an exciting time of the year. In about two weeks, football will be on TV every weekend until ... Continue reading

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4 Day Sale at HyVee Could Be an Easy Way to Help

HyVee is having a four day sale (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun) this week that features many inexpensive items. Oroweat Bread, seedless watermelons and Charmin toilet paper for starters. Two sale items in particular caught my eye: Peter Pan peanut butter for $0.69 and $0.39 a box for ... Continue reading

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Staff predictions for the top KU players of 2010

With the opening game of the 2010 season now a little more than two weeks away, it seems like as good a time as any to offer up some predictions for the coming year. Although we’re still formulating opinions about how the Kansas University football team will ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s “You’re the Poet”; “The Little Cloud”

Swampyville's You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Cry, play, rain, sky, smile, twirl, vain, way, while, world. The Little Cloud! By L. Don Oliver There once was a little cloud, Drifting gently through the ___; Along came ... Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Movie Review

Eric Melin from [Scene-Stealers][1] and Aaron Weber from [DadsBigPlan][2] review [Scott Pilgrim vs. the World][3], starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. Will the visual inventiveness and stylistic trappings of a movie within a video game kill it or does the film succeed as a metaphor ... Continue reading

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When it Comes to Sales and Coupons, Know Before You Go

You would think after two years of rather intense couponing that I would learn to follow my own advice: Call ahead to make sure a sale is being offered at your location, read the fine print to make sure you know what you are doing, understand the ... Continue reading

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Grace Under Fire

The misunderstandings about the request to build the Park Place Islamic Cultural Center are "dangerous," but the deliberately misleading statements of politicians using the mosque as a wedge issue are more likely to cause permanent harm and peril. Their inflammatory statements ignore the fact their own words ... Continue reading

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Upcoming Shows For The Fall!!!

Theres going to be a plethora of awesome shows for all music tastes in the Lawrence/KC area so make sure to come rage This what we've got lined up so far: Everytime I die Season To Risk Mansion The Cast Pattern Wednesday, August 18th The Bottleneck The ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Moral Rhymes;

The following poem is based on The Ten Commandments. The best moral guide ever. It is intended as an addition to the Ten Commandments and not as a replacement. I worded it so as not to offend anyone. With the continous argument between Church and State (The ... Continue reading

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Ratings and Reviews have come to Lawrence Marketplace

We are very excited to announce the addition of Ratings and Reviews to Lawrence Marketplace.  Along with the recently added social media features and sharing options, this brings a new level of engagement and involvement to our site for both Lawrence customers and Lawrence businesses alike. To ... Continue reading

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Lou Perkins: KU’s Mile High Club

Lou Perkins once again finds himself in the middle of a controversy. This time he has been singled out as a big spender of KU funds in order to be a member of the jet set. The Lawrence Journal World story, Report: Perkins spendy traveler, reports that, ... Continue reading

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