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Tuesday recap: Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird in Boston Celtics’ record books

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) only hit a third of his 18 shots on Tuesday night, but it was enough to put him past Celtics legend Larry Bird as the franchise’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer. Pierce, who drained a three-pointer in the third quarter to push ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Free State Splits at Leavenworth

Down a starter, Free State High's girls still picked up [a 55-48 road win][1] at Leavenworth Tuesday night. Abbey Casady wasn't with the Firebirds but other players had big nights in her absence. Let's check out the "Prep Appraisals." **1. Kennedy Kirkpatrick, jr.** — She lead Free ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Pop! Goes the People!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Creeple, keeple, Meekle, People, People, People, People, People, People, sheeple, sneakle, tickle. Pop! Goes the People! By L. Don Oliver All around the Tax Tree, Politicians propagandize the ______; Politicians ... Continue reading

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Don’t forget: Wolf Hamlin’s “Hollywood Week” starts tonight on “American Idol”

The time is here to be on the hunt for a wolf — Jason "Wolf" Hamlin, that is. The Eudora native made a splash a few weeks ago on the famous musical reality show "American Idol," wowing the judges and making it to the next round. That ... Continue reading

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February 8th Early Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before midnight, LDCFM and LPD were called to investigate a reported structure fire in the 1700 block of W 24th Street. Callers reported smoke with an unknown source. Fire crews arrived and reported nothing was visible from the exterior of the three story structure. Crews remained ... Continue reading

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Remembering the Dickensian aspect of the “The Wire” on Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday

It’s Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, and scholars and fans are remembering the author for his important contributions to the literary world. Pop culture owes much to Dickens, whose complex characters and examinations of the underbelly of society have influenced everything from “Lost” to the Muppets. Fans of ... Continue reading

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Sunday/Monday recap: Markieff Morris’ block party; Xavier Henry’s eight points in two minutes

- **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) got back on track against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night as he hit 3 of 5 shots (including a three) for seven points. The efficient shooting was a bit of a slump-buster for the rookie, who had hit just 16 of ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Kansas – no Liberal Kansans?

In what seems like eons ago I posted what I thought was an innocuous blog copied from the NYT defining the 1%. In a response to a post in that thread I observed that Mr. Obama was favoring the “poor” at the expense of the middle class. ... Continue reading

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Homemade pita chips: The perfect snack from the Super Bowl through March Madness

On Sunday, I imagine chances are you dipped a chip into something, be it salsa, bean dip, melted cheese or even hummus. The Super Bowl is one of those times when it's nearly impossible *not* to put out some sort of dip and dipper combination. My house ... Continue reading

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February 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After midnight, Lawrence Police responded on three noise complaints, two disturbances and conducted four car stops. Lawrence Police attempted to contact a man who was in the area of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive just before 4:30 a.m.. Officers reported a male wearing dark clothes ran on ... Continue reading

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The War on Women Redux

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/kansas-anti-abortion-bill_n_1258185.html My head just exploded. The tl;dr on this is that doctors can deliberately lie and withhold information from pregnant women that could seriously impact their health, even killing them, to prevent them from aborting and be exempt from being sued for anything but wrongful death if ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/6/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • Full audio has been posted. • **Self says flopping was something that has been talked about with officials in the past, but there haven't been a ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Simple Spinach Stuffed Shells

This Monday happens to be the warmest day of the week with the temperature topping out at 50 degrees. As the temperature (inevitably) drops, you'll be happy you took advantage of Meatless Monday by using it to make something delicious that can be reheated all week. Thus, ... Continue reading

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Look out below!

Back in my younger days, when my legs were bigger and lungs better — or is that, when my legs were better and my lungs bigger? — I used to try to find the biggest hills in town up which to ride my bike. I’d go miles ... Continue reading

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Chicken Stir Fry brings flavor but not fat

This Weight Watchers thing is turning out to be a snap. I'm not kidding, people. I've lost 12 pounds and I'm eating, I'm satisfied, and even my husband hasn't suffered too badly for my "lifestyle change." One of my staple dinner items on my new menu is ... Continue reading

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February 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four disturbances this morning, none of these involved the use of any weapons or resulted in any injuries. Officers also responded on a noise complaint, one alarm and two medical emergencies with LDCFM. At 4:56 a.m., LDCFM and LPD were dispatched to investigate ... Continue reading

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Super Saturday recap: Drew Gooden scores 18 before half, overseas updates and other notes

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) bounced back after a four-point outing on Friday and scored 24 points on Saturday, but the Bucks lost to the Chicago Bulls, 113-90. Gooden added just three rebounds, a steal and a block and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line ... Continue reading

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February 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things kept pretty quiet in Douglas County this morning. In Lawrence, Police conducted extensive vehicle stops and parking violations. Two DUI arrests were made this morning in Douglas County. Officers also responded on four disturbances, one non injury accident, and three medical emergencies with LDCFM. Most of ... Continue reading

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Saving Money on “Healthy” Foods

One complaint I hear repeatedly is simply this: "There aren't coupons for things we buy". This theory is based on the idea that coupons only exist for processed, unhealthy foods. This is simply not true. It used to be that you would need to visit specialty sites ... Continue reading

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JCPenney introduces new pricing structure

I feel like for the past week all I've been seeing on TV are JCPenney commercials announcing something new. I admit, I was a bit curious. Also, I wondered if their merchandising had changed. So on Friday, I headed to our Lawrence JCP store. We ll, it ... Continue reading

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