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Dorian Green vs. Taylor Bird: Leading Lions ready to rumble

In one corner we have 5-foot-8 senior Taylor Bird and her 18 points per game scoring average, which ranks second in the Sunflower League. In the other corner, we've got 6-foot-1 senior Dorian Green and his 24 points per game average. A funny kind of logic, then, ... Continue reading

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Like Mama Made It, Episode I

For awhile I tried to be a stylish cook. I wanted to make things that required mad kitchen skillz, things that would make Julia Child and Tom Collichio proud. I wanted to have little potato sculptures rising from a seared scallop delicately hovering in an artfully plated ... Continue reading

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Live gameday blog: What will Griffin’s absence mean for KU?

5:10 p.m. update Not really too many new developments to speak of, other than the SportsCenter report that mentioned a series of tests that Oklahoma administered Blake Griffin after he sustained the concussion on Saturday at Texas. Holly Rowe reports that the medical staff administered a Standard ... Continue reading

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Sign repairs to close I-70 lanes, ramps Wednesday in eastern Topeka

Work to repair signs will spur closures Wednesday of lanes and ramps on Interstate 70 near the Adams Street/Banner Trafficway interchange in eastern Topeka, the Kansas Department of Transportation says. Here’s the info announced Monday by the department, including the schedule for Wednesday’s closures: Weather permitting, beginning ... Continue reading

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KU MBA students participate in case competitions

Think "The Apprentice" without Donald Trump and reality-television silliness. MBA students at Kansas University will be participating in two international case competitions. A team of students get a "case" detailing a business situation involving a real-life company and have 24 hours to research a solid answer. KU ... Continue reading

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Projects on Naismith Dr., North Ninth St. to squeeze traffic

The city of Lawrence reports two projects that could affect your driving this week: • Traffic headed north on Naismith Drive will be squeezed into one lane at 20th Street Tuesday , while city crews replace a water line. The lane is expected to reopen sometime Tuesday ... Continue reading

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Affordable Adoptions

Do adoptions really cost between $10,000 and $40,000 as stated in a LJW article of February 8? That was a long time ago but life intervened and caused this delayed response. Well some adoptions are expensive. Adopting a child from another country or working with an attorney ... Continue reading

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Riding the wave

I’m not the most gregarious sort. In fact, most folks who know me or work with me likely would put me on the antisocial end of the scale, bordering, perhaps, on misanthropic. You know how after a guy snaps and goes on a murderous rampage, afterward his ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/22/2009

Previous: IPS 2/15/2009 Next: IPS 3/1/2009 Someday I hope to expand my horizons to include photos that have some small bit of artistic merit. Clearly I'm not there yet. This week, I would only suggest that your horizons stay expanded. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/22/scaDSC_3200a.JPG Image #2: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/23/scaDSC_3200b.JPG Image #3: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/25/scaDSC_3200c.JPG ... Continue reading

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Make Your Next Meeting Green

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/21/greenectyGa1942.jpgIs your group meeting or convention using green techniques? It's estimated that a 5 day meeting for 2,500 people will use 87,500 napkins and 75,000 cups. Marriott estimates a 3 day meeting for a 1,000 will use 200,000 kilowatts of electricity, 100,000 gallons of water and generate ... Continue reading

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to logicsound04, who won last week's challenge with over 53% of the votes. jonas_opines came in second. As the top two vote getters, both will have their satirical definitions for the term Going Public posted in Devil's Circle of Winning Satirists, where they will be enshrined ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Bumps in the road

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/20/california-state-seal.jpgThe California Vehicle code is a mighty work. It contains thousands of laws governing the operation of seemingly every possible conveyance, and in as many pages. I was not surprised to learn that the law actually permits those who travel by horse, or drive a team of ... Continue reading

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Cookie says he’s ready for KU fans

Nebraska guard Cookie Miller says he's ready to take the ribbing he's sure to get from Kansas fans in Saturday's game at Allen Fieldhouse.If you remember, in the teams' first matchup, Miller had to be separated from KU's Mario Little after the two battled for a loose ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Oscar Picks 2009

If you're looking for a reason to watch the bloated, self-congratulatory Academy Awards telecast this year, why not bet on who's going to win? It'll give you something to root for while Hugh Jackman sings and soft-shoes his heart out and we remember all the actors that ... Continue reading

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What’s Your Style: Conventional or Confrontational?

I was recently giving thought to my communication, conversational style. I have known for a long time that people consider me somewhat confrontational...okay, take that somewhat out. I use the excuse that after years of working with young children, I have adopted a short, direct method of ... Continue reading

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The Fairness Doctrine and the Myth of the Liberal Media

A simple exercise in logic would tell us that opposition to the Fairness Doctrine (http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/F/htmlF/fairnessdoct/fairnessdoct.htm), thereby allowing all viewpoints to be aired would benefit the conservatives fighting against the evil "liberal media."I find this to be a little curious, and am posting this blog to find out ... Continue reading

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Sunday Gravy, Nine Millimeter Optional

When my husband and I were first dating (if that’s what you can call it – we were already roommates), our favorite thing was to make a big pasta dish on Sunday nights and watch The Sopranos, and try to talk with a Jersey-Italian accent all night. ... Continue reading

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NBA Trade Deadline Arrives; Any Jayhawks On the Move?

5:30 p.m. AnalysisAll of the deals might not be done, but the deadline has passed. So let's take a look at how the trades that happened will impact the Jayhawks in the NBA. 1. Drew Gooden to Sacramento Gooden gets yet another fresh start, this time on ... Continue reading

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An Open Conversation with Eric Holder

I am Black and I don't agree with Eric Holder. I think Americans, North and South and everywhere have open and honest conversations about values and ideas of groups with different skin colors, and other traits of diversity. They talk about black-on-black crime, the lost generation of ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 13 — Finale, part 1

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/19/Picture_1.pngYou have to give it to Top Chef. Even when you watch the show on DVR at 4 a.m. with a fussy baby, the folks behind the show sure know how to grab your attention. Despite being in its fifth season, Top Chef still has some big ... Continue reading

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