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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

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Recap: KU’s low-post offense a no-show at Tennessee

For the first time this season, Kansas allowed its opponent more than one point per possession. For the second time this season, KU scored less than one point per possession. Not surprisingly, for the first time this season, KU lost. So what happened? • The Jayhawks didn't ... Continue reading

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I’m only human

I first read about a study about a year ago and was reminded of it recently. It found that people tend to dehumanize the drivers of cars, but immediately recognize and react to the humanity of cyclists. The most obvious example was their use of language. The ... Continue reading

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Ever have a busted pipe when it is -9 degrees outside?

So throughout all this cold spell, we got along just fine. Just a few minor problems of living in a drafty old 100+ year old house. Until this morning when the thermometer dipped as cold as it has this entire episode. It was -9 degrees. Until now, ... Continue reading

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

How many of us work in cubicles? I do and am fascinated with the cubicle culture. Anyone else have any stories and/or tips for cubicle life? I found this article online. Cubicle Etiquette 101. http://adminsecret.monster.com/training/articles/591-cubicle-etiquette-101 Do you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when you’re ... Continue reading

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Challenges for the New Year

Here we are.... week two in a New Year! I'm not normally a resolutions kind of gal... I prefer to reasses my life on my birthday..MY new year. This year, however there is a little room for improvement in my life so I'm stepping back and taking ... Continue reading

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Heat up the Kitchen and your Family with a Classic Recipe

In the Walgreens ad today, Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken soups are priced at .89 cents with store coupon. This got me thinking of casserole recipes. Afterall, with how cold and snowy it’s been, I have been looking to stay in and cook and ... Continue reading

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Big 12 stock report: Sleepers, Busts and Contenders

The Big 12 conference season begins today, and already the league is full of interesting storylines. Kansas and Texas are still undefeated and ranked Nos. 1-2 in the country. Kansas State is in the top 10, and Texas Tech is off to an impressive start at 12-2, ... Continue reading

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What was your coldest day?

As the Arctic Blast continues to hold the area in it's grip, I begin to wonder. I am a native of Florida, and my home town has a slight chance of snow/sleet this weekend. Before I moved to Kansas, the coldest temperature I had ever experienced was ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Flowers, Chocolate, & Snow in Paris

Just pictures this time. Stayed in a small hotel in le Quartier latin (the Latin Quarter), very close to Notre Dame, pictured below. The river is the Seine. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/08/Notre_Dame.JPG This was right near the University of Paris. It is an extremely prestigious university you might think of ... Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

I can not help but notice that the battle over snow removal continues. The debate in this medium takes the form of some number of people demanding that other individuals clear their snow – because they say so. The word easement gets used a lot but it ... Continue reading

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Changes for the Social Media Department

Today marks my 10 year anniversary at the World Company and just over 10 years of living in the United States. A lot has happened here at the World Company over those 10 years. Perhaps the most significant changes are in the technology we have at our ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 1/8/2010

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. • Missouri coach Mike Anderson and Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl do the best job of fitting in their personnel to their philosophies. ... Continue reading