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Haiti

In case any of you haven't heard, Haiti was hit by a 7 point earthquake and much of the nation was leveled. They think the death toll could possibly be as high as 500,000. I just wanted to ask all of you to send your prayers their ... Continue reading

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“Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk” Euforquestra In Lawrence 1/15/10

Euforquestra, for those who don't know is a seven person collective that blends various types of traditional music from all over the globe and adds a nice touch of good 'ol jamminess to the mix to create an odd cocktail of genres they describe as "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk". If ... Continue reading

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Homegrown bluegrass in Lawrence this weekend Deadman @ the bottleneck

Get ready for a night of homegrown "redneckery", Lawrences own bluegrass quartet Deadman Flats will be bringing down the house at The Bottleneck this weekend. Make sure to come out and show some love to some of the most prominent names in Lawrence bluegrass. Check out these ... Continue reading

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Hank Aaron Weighs In on McGwire

If forgiveness is within Hank Aaron, can't we all just move on? Read the story for yourselves. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100112&content_id=7904404&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb Continue reading

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Buried Alive: A Conversation With Jimi Hendrix

It isn't often you get the chance to rest beside one of your all time favorite heroes! I recently received photos taken by my cousin, Kent, who has moved to Seattle, Washington, of a burial site for sale within walking distance to Jimi Hendrix. Now Kent is ... Continue reading

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Has Stimulus Failed?

The newly elected president was left with an economic mess. The bad policies of the previous administration and unwisely taking the country to war had left the economy in trouble, with high unemployment and declining GNP. The new president decided to implement a drastic change in economic ... Continue reading

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It may have been cold and snowy lately, but it’s been worse

We've had bitterly cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfall for the month of December, but it could be worse. In 1886, Kansas was struck with a blizzard; a blizzard that many were not prepared for, resulting in the death of at least 100 people. You can learn more ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take: LHS boys vs. SM North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take: LHS girls vs. SM North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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In case you missed it: Video of Frank Martin’s incident with Chris Merriewether

While editing the Cram Session on Tuesday night, I innocently stumbled upon some video I hadn't seen in our system. Turns out, we had video (courtesy of GoPowercat.com) showing KSU coach Frank Martin's much-publicized incident with Chris Merriewether during Saturday's game at Missouri. The story made national ... Continue reading

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Frugal Fitness

Two of the most popular New Year's Resolutions are Getting Fit/Losing Weight and Gaining Control of Finances/Reducing Debt. Very admirable...but conflicting if you look at the price of personal trainers, weight loss programs, fitness equipment and gyms. It just so happens that these are two of my ... Continue reading

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Ninth season of ‘American Idol’ provides memorable kickoff

Even though the players may retire, get traded or released, the team remains on the field. That's the reality of professional sports ... and the reality behind reality TV icon "American Idol." Now entering its 9th season, the most juggernauty of all prime time's juggernauts embraced its ... Continue reading

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Understanding where ‘freezing fog’ comes from

A rather dense area of freezing fog shrouded nearly all of Northeast Kansas on Tuesday morning. That left much of south facing trees coated in a white frost-like ice. The wind was light, but out of the south, while the fog moved through. That south wind allowed ... Continue reading

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What can you do with an American Indian Studies degree?

What can you do with American Indian Studies degree? Ethnic degree programs are fairly new with African American studies holding more prominence in longevity compared to Latino, American Indian and even now gender studies. We can talk about the Civil Rights movement, oppression, what the government owes ... Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes With Cindy Self: “Me, My Self, and I”

One of the reasons I wanted to interview Cindy Self was because it was obvious after having met her, working with her at Booster Club events, and watching basketball and football games together while our daughters cheered for Free State High School (2006), that Cindy is worthy ... Continue reading

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Recent weather just right to get lake effect snow in the Midwest

Over the weekend I drove to Tulsa, Okla., for military training. Of course, anytime I travel south, especially in the winter, I hope for warmer temperatures. Obviously with this arctic blast, those warm temperatures were no where to be found. Another thing not to be found, the ... Continue reading

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Blagojevich: ‘Blacker’ than Obama

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Rod Blagojevich apologized Monday for saying he's "blacker than Barack Obama," but the disgraced former Illinois governor said he probably won't try to make amends directly to the president. "I'd be happy to but, you know, I don't have the phone number," he told ... Continue reading

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NBA Stock Watch: January, 2010

We probably should have started this at the beginning of the season but we didn’t so there’s no use in dwelling on it. Kind of like there’s no sense in dwelling on KU’s loss to Tennessee last Sunday. It’s over, gone, a thing of the past. So ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Elijah Johnson

Let's get right to this edition of The Sideline Report with Kansas guard Elijah Johnson. For full disclosure, our chat took place on Tuesday of last week. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/08/elijahprofile_.jpg The Sideline Report with Elijah Johnson Jesse Newell: How much notoriety did you get from your 360 dunk? Elijah ... Continue reading

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The Grinch is real.

I am not myself. I am not a person who lives inside four walls, who is at all afraid in life – of, really, anything. I am a person who likes to leave her front door open when she’s at home, if the weather is nice. I ... Continue reading