The Cheerleader Blog

Great news. I'm starting today's blog post with a joke. It's a pretty good one. I thought of it while walking to Jimmy John's yesterday ...

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LHS should employ trick plays vs. Blue Valley

Now that the election is over and the candidates have finished pulling tricks out of their sleeves, it's time for football coaches to steal a ...

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Lawrence police investigating reports of thousands of dollars of theft from people with disabilities

Law enforcement report ¢ Lawrence police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars from several people with disabilities, according to police spokeswoman Kim Murphree. ...

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Congress and President Bush Bailout Kansas Grandparent Caregivers

In response to the bleak economy and falling state revenues this week Governor Sebelius once again asked state agencies to cut their budgets. The current ...

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Sheriff recognized for child abuse prevention efforts

Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern was recently honored for his work with children and families.TFI Family Services recognized McGovern at the 32nd annual Governor's Conference ...

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Video shows neat parachutist’s-eye-view of campus

The fine folks at Kansas University have placed a pretty neat video on YouTube showing a parachutist's view of the jump into Memorial Stadium before ...

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Blowing … and sucking

I've ridden my bike to work in all kinds of weather - summer's swelter, winter's chill, rain, snow and just about everything in between.Of all ...

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I-435 and Antioch interchange to open Monday

A new interchange at Interstate 435 and Antioch Road in Johnson County is scheduled to open to all traffic by late Monday afternoon.The new interchange ...

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Red-tails are back

I've been noticing a lot more red-tails perched overhead along the roads and gliding over the fields as part of the changeover from long day ...

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Free State election concludes with many lessons learned

Front pages across the world blared "Obama" yesterday, following Barack Obama's historic victory in the U.S. presidential race.Lost in the din of the historic moment ...

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Mortgage underwriters getting stricter

Ted Haggart cringes when he watches or reads news accounts about a federal "bank" bailout program."It just kind of makes your blood run hotter than ...

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Who will play Obama in the movie biopic?

It is way to early to think about this (or maybe not, since Oliver Stone's ["W"][1] dramatized the life of a sitting president), but I ...

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Graffiti reports at Kansas University

Kansas University police captured a bee suspected of spraying her "pollen" on a campus building.The costumed female threw yellow paint on the front of Watkins ...

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Oakland Expressway set for lane closure

Drivers headed east on a bridge of the Oakland Expressway should expect minor delays Friday morning, as crews close the left lane to make drainage ...

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I-70 delays coming to Wyandotte County

Drivers soon will have one fewer lane to use during their daytime drives into KC on Interstate 70.Beginning Monday, crews will close down the left ...

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Residential burglary reported

Law enforcement reportBurglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 45-year-old Lincoln, Neb., man reported a Panasonic laptop computer and a leather CD case were stolen between ...

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Nice guys (gals) can finish first

It was refreshing to see Marci Francisco prevail over Scott Morgan. It was the local race that brought the biggest smile. Not a Democrat won ...

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I’m thankful that I won’t have to worry about making my mortgage or pay for my gas. Barack will take care of it for me.

The people have spoken. Socialism here we come. Just as Lawrence is and all the financial troubles our town has experienced, now the country gets ...

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Will “The Dark Knight” get a Best Picture nomination?

Well, now that the two-year presidential campaign is finally over, it's time to turn our heads once again towards the race leading up to next ...

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Don’t be fooled by voter scams

Don't let people scam you out of your right to vote, Kansas University told its students on its [public safety Web site][1] today.The site warns ...

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