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Wagon Teamster Recovering

I spoke with Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sgt. Mike Cain this morning for an update regarding the accident between Bob Skelding and a semi-tractor trailer.On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at approximately 11:27am/EST, Wagon Teamster, Bob Skelding, was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 45 toward Meridian, Mississippi.Visibility on this ... Continue reading

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Fall Leaf

Well, I like to think I'm not lazy, but I have to admit that if I can't find it on the internet, I'm not likely to pursue it. I guess that is both good and bad.I end up looking up, and learning, a lot of things I ... Continue reading

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Gasoline prices on the rise, AAA says

AAA confirms what we’ve all been seeing at the pump: Gasoline prices are going up.For the first time in six months, the travel association says, customers buying gasoline in Lawrence and elsewhere in Kansas are paying more for fuel than they had been a month earlier.Here’s a ... Continue reading

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Wasting money on the useless

Education is as good as can be, because i've been going for years (as many people have been) we don't need better education... we need a museum in Lawrence that is worth something. The one we've got right now is nothing. Nothing means, it's usless... .Use money ... Continue reading

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Wagon Teamster is struck in route

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/10/Bob_By_Wagon_Ready_4_Walls.jpgDear friends of Dakotah;I just received a phone call from an East Coast Wagon Teamster, named Lauren, who let me know that at 11:27AM this morning, Mr. Bob Skelding ( http://www.wagonteamster.com/) was struck by tanker truck while traveling through Scooba, Mississippi this afternoon on Highway 45.I contacted ... Continue reading

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Former Gov. Bill Graves to talk of ‘Transportation at a Crossroads’ at KU

Former Gov. Bill Graves will be back in Kansas this month to discuss the economy’s effect on the transportation of goods.Graves — who is president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Associations — is scheduled to deliver a lecture, “Transportation at a Crossroads,” at 7 ... Continue reading

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Pritchard’s first mistake as GM hasn’t knocked Portland off course

Greg Oden? Good. Brandon Roy? Even better. Turning Portland’s NBA franchise around in just a few years? Nearly amazing. The team once known by many as the “Jail Blazers” for its frequent and embarassing brushes with the law, has become one of the hottest young teams in ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Anticipation

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/09/Talking_Horses.jpgHow many times have we heard, “A watched pot never boils”? It has also been said that what separates the human species from lower forms of life is that humans have the power of reason and anticipation.To that end, I was anticipating a day of observing Dakotah ... Continue reading

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New traffic signals speed ahead of Wal-Mart to NW Lawrence intersection

Wal-Mart may not be opening for another couple months, but a set of traffic signals adjacent to the site is up and running.And in response to a question posed by a follower of Wheel Genius, the city’s traffic engineer has agreed to check the signals out to ... Continue reading

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LHS engineering kids bring home more hardware

Let me tell you something, the Lawrence High college prep engineering students are amazing.First, they cleaned up at the KU engineering competition in October. And the boys have a pretty sweet sense of humor too. They totally helped me out on my stand-up. (I tried to be ... Continue reading

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Poll shows Sebelius ahead of both Moran, Tiahrt for Senate seat

All the current talk about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' future has centered on if President Barack Obama will appoint her as the next secretary of Health and Human Services.But could her prospects for becoming the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas in several decades ... Continue reading

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Eating For Two, Table For One

My husband’s job takes him to the far reaches of the country for weeks at a time. Saturday, for example, he left for Florida for a few days (no braised ribs for us! waah), only to be shipped off directly to who-knows-where after that. Because this has ... Continue reading

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to the family

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU GOD BLESS Continue reading

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2008 stimulus check causes tax confusion

Many people are busy filing their income tax returns this time of year and the federal Internal Revenue Service is finding a large number of errors on early returns.The errors involve how to account on 2008 returns for last year’s economic stimulus payments.The stimulus payments affect taxpayers’ ... Continue reading

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Facebook for bikes

The other day, the boss and I were talking about Facebook.He was surprised to learn I had a Facebook page, and I explained that I wasn’t some tragically sad old-man Facebook stalker type. Really. I simply use Facebook to do my job. I’ve used it to contact ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight (2/8/2009)

Answer posted, see end of post Previous: IPS 1/25/2009 Next: IPS 2/15/2009 I apologize for missing last week and I appreciate the inquiries into my well being. I'd made it for more than a year without missing a week--something I was quite proud of. Darn.This week, I'll ... Continue reading

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Big 12 down this year in hoops

I'd say from top to bottom, it's a relatively down year in the Big 12 Conference for men's hoops. Sure, there's 23-1 Oklahoma, fresh off a dunking clinic against Colorado on Saturday in Norman, Okla.: Sure, there's Kansas and Missouri, who I wouldn't want to run into ... Continue reading

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Who Needs Absurd Beliefs

Bearded Gnome - I note your comments re Newton & Faraday. Are these brilliant scientific minds noted for their God belief? I think not. These gentlemen were no more knowledgeable about a creator than you or I. They have no special credence in that respect. In their ... Continue reading

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leave the boy alone

What man alive that doesn't have a vice? Watch Out Now ! All liers are going to the lake Continue reading

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Review: ‘Patience’ opera a fun, but confusing, production

This review of "Patience" at KU Opera was submitted by Megan Helm, an educator and musician.The Kansas University Opera production of “Patience,” which opened Friday at Swarthout Hall in Murphy Hall, was an entertaining romp filled with witty characterizations and over the top mayhem.Gilbert and Sullivan operettas ... Continue reading

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