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Azerbaijan to Kazakhstan

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/11/DSCN0539.JPG Once again unable to upload pictures, so I'll try and include a couple here. As we drove up to the border of Azerbaijan in Georgia, the road sign hanging above the highway said it all: Good Luck. The Georgian border guards were incredibly friendly, writing on ... Continue reading

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(Fixed) About that problem staying logged in

UPDATE: We tracked down the problem and have rolled out a fix. If you still have problems with staying logged in, please let us know. We've noticed — and some of you have told us — that you're having problems staying logged into LJWorld.com. We're tracking down ... Continue reading

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Reversing Climate Change

It has been an interesting couple of weeks. On the health care debate each side is busily accusing the other of being irrational drones or misguided idiots. In keeping with all this foolishness I thought I would take the debate to a new low. We all know ... Continue reading

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Severe storm threat increases Monday afternoon and overnight

Severe thunderstorms are rapidly firing along a stalled front Monday morning. These storms will ride along the front, mainly near and south of I-70. The structure of the storm is quite interesting; and, there is a name for it—a “Meso-Convective Vortex”, or MCV. This type of storm ... Continue reading

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Some great video you may have missed this weekend

If you've never seen a half-dozen police officers with guns drawn in downtown Lawrence, an incident this weekend gives you just that chance. Nathan Borror, an interaction designer at Mediaphormedia, our company's software division, was above 10th and New Hampshire Friday night and shot this video of ... Continue reading

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Your freezer as kitchen autopilot

As I psychotically prepare for the arrival of our baby, my list gets longer and longer, instead of shorter and shorter. I am like an adding machine, and the more of the math I do, the longer the tape gets. Or something like that. Anyway, to my ... Continue reading

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Chicks with guitars

Back in 1995, if you bought a pair of Doc Martins from The Buckle, they gave you a mix CD with your purchase. This was supposed to have some of the year's "hippest" music on it, stamped with a photo of a giant boot. It's lame, but ... Continue reading

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Sorry, son

I love my son dearly. But when it comes to art, he has a way to go. His sense of perspective is all wrong, his use of color elementary at best. But I love him, so when he scribbles out another masterpiece, I dutifully display it at ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/9/2009

Previous:IPS 8/2/2009 Next: IPS 8/16/2009 Coach_Eric identified the picture this week. See the end of this post for picture and solution. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/09/DSC_4749a.JPG Image #2: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/10/DSC_4749b.JPG 3rd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/11/DSC_4749c.JPG and a 4th for good measure: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/11/DSC_4749d.JPG The subject of this week's photo was suggested by kittycat. She doesn't ... Continue reading

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Final Treasure Hunt - FOUND by Donovan & Emma!

Congratulations - AGAIN - to Donovan and Emma...who are shown with the treasure in front of the mushroom-shaped bushes at Memorial Park Cemetery. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/08/S3_35427_1_2.JPG They are a seasoned crew of pirates who have found 3 of 8 treasures this summer, 1 during the winter, and 3 of ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Missouri, 9/27/2003

It's always hard to look back at an improving football team to find the exact time that it changed from a pushover to a program. Think about it with the KU football team. Was there one game — or even one play — that made you think, ... Continue reading

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Romantic comedies get a shot in the arm with “(500) Days of Summer”

If you had to pigeonhole it, you could certainly call “(500) Days of Summer” a romantic comedy. It’s got its fair share of romance and, at times, it can be pretty funny. But it more often than not, the movie does what other romantic comedies can never ... Continue reading

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TV Commercials

I pay attention to TV commercials and there sure is a variety out there. As a matter of fact we not only have commercials but informercials. The same ones over and over again. I do however have my favorite. I like the gourmet M&M's commercial with the ... Continue reading

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Summer meteor showers nearing

The Perseid meteor shower has become an annual summer event for some sky-watchers. This year, Wednesday will mark the day (or night as it were). The shower is named after the constellation Perseus. If you can think back to Greek Mythology, Perseus was the hero who slayed ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters — What’s a vegan doing on a gourmet cooking show?

There’s probably no client more terrifying to a master chef than a vegan ... who is gluten-intolerant ... and doesn’t eat soy. Such was the challenge on the latest edition of Top Chef Masters. The final five contestants met up with the lovely and talented Zooey Deschanel, ... Continue reading

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Who’ll Write the Book

Shorty's Cafe - across from the old Greyhound Bus station downtown. K.E. was a waitress there. Pentimento Cafe - Bogart's bar followed in the same building down the block from the post office. I think it was started by folks from the former Sister Kettle. Paradise had ... Continue reading

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KU’s Joyce Castle gets mention in NY Times review

A Kansas University voice professor earned a positive mention in The New York Times recently for her performance in Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "The Consul" at the Glimmerglass Opera in New York City. A photo of Joyce Castle is on the first page of the link, and, ... Continue reading

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Highest-paid coaches in college football

It would be pretty sweet to be University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer. On Monday, Florida gave Meyer, who has won two BCS Championships in the past three years, a raise and a new six-year contract. He now receives $4 million annually, making him the highest-paid ... Continue reading

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Abdul leaving ‘Idol’ — or ‘I told you so’

The Internet is already abuzz with the news that after eight seasons, "American Idol" judge Paul Abdul has announced she will not return. Abdul apparently made the decision public Tuesday on her official Twitter account, writing, "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to ... Continue reading

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Memories

Don't forget the Dynomite at 23rd and Louisiana, where Wendy's and Dunkin Donuts are now. Continue reading

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