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January 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 2:15 a.m. KUPD witnessed a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the roadway near the intersection of 11th and Indiana. That Officer stopped the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test. No further information was available as of 6 a.m.. Police in Lawrence handled several ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris’ flu-ky first NBA start; Updates on Keith Langford and other overseas Jayhawks

I wonder if **Markieff Morris** believes in media jinxes. [Hoopsworld.com published an interview with the Phoenix Suns rookie on Wednesday][1], and the website asked Markieff about how he hoped to handle the grueling NBA schedule. His response: >“First thing is to take care of my body. You’ve ... Continue reading

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True or false: Tyshawn Taylor is having the worst turnover season of his career

*Myth Busters will take a look at a statement, then go deeper into the statistics to try to examine whether that statement is true or false. All statistics courtesy Statsheet.com unless otherwise noted.* **Statement: Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor is having the worst turnover season of his career.** ... Continue reading

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A new semester has begun and we hear Chris Redman is doing a good job.

A new semester has begun and we hear Chris Redman is doing a good job. That is not to say that he has not inherited years’ worth of Haskell problems. Could the following be true? Haskell’s enrollment is still down? Haskell’s dorm situation is as bad as ... Continue reading

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Thoughts on Charlie Weis

Two different friends of mine, who don’t know each other, reacted to KU hiring Charlie Weis as the new Jayhawk football coach with the same exact word – underwhelming. I was astonished at their reaction. I mean, just who did they think Kansas was going to get ... Continue reading

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Paula Deen cooks up disappointment with diabetes drug announcement

Usually, when I see Paula Deen's thousand-watt smile and Kewpie doll eyes I think of one thing: Butter. In an [amazingly memorable episode of "Iron Chef America"][1] the Southern cook teamed up with Cat Cora to take on Tyler Florence and Robert Irvine in "Battle: Sugar!" In ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Lawrence High Girls vs. Kansas City, Kan., Schlagle

If a team had gone 42 calendar days without a win, wouldn't it make sense that said team would like to kick that streak squarely in the teeth with a blowout victory? Well, that's exactly what the Lawrence High girls did Tuesday night at home, with [a ... Continue reading

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Please Boo the Woo. And another thing……

Count me among those that are the most surprised at how good our beloved Jayhawks have been so far this year. As it seems to go all too often, I was keyed up and ready for the basketball season to kick off by the second or third ... Continue reading

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January 18th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just after 1 a.m., Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to investigate a possible structure fire in the 2900 block of Four Wheel Drive. One caller reported that smoke and fire was visible. Crews arrived and after searching the area for nearly 20 minutes, determined that the ... Continue reading

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Charlie Weis Era officially under way

Today marked the first day of workouts for the Kansas University football team under the new coaching regime, and, by all accounts, it started bright and early and was as intense as anything the players had seen in quite some time. New KU strength and conditioning coach ... Continue reading

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Immunity help in a glass (I hope)

For this week's food page, [I wrote about smoothies][1] — a drink for which my fandom never seems to wane. Which, of course you already know if you read this blog regularly. My story included a bunch of possibilities for great smoothies, depending on your health goals ... Continue reading

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If You Hate Math, Thank a Teacher

Ever see the bumper sticker that says, "If you can read this, thank a teacher"? Maybe there should be another one that says, "If you hate math, thank a teacher." Why not? If teachers are going to take credit for successes, shouldn't they also take credit for ... Continue reading

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January 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Even after the win inside Allen Fieldhouse last night, the cold weather seemed to keep everyone under control. Most was quiet in Douglas County after midnight. Police responded on three burglary alarms, all were false alarms. Officers also conducted a few vehicle stops and received information on ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce drops 24 points on Thunder; Morningstar scores 21 in D-League

- Another day, another performance closer to the norm for **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics). Pierce scored 24 points on Monday in a 97-88 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder — a second-straight strong performance after a three-game, 8-for-34 slump last week. He shot a much more efficient ... Continue reading

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Perry Jones III or Thomas Robinson? Plus, predictions for Monday’s top-10 showdown

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Baylor on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, you're an NBA general manager in need of a power forward. Do you draft Perry Jones III or Thomas Robinson? **Tom Keegan:** Jones is quite ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Potato and Kale Bubble and Squeak

Honestly, I just thought the name of this recipe was cute and had to use it for a Meatless Monday. Apparently, I'd gone through my whole life and had never heard of this British dish, so named for the sound the veggies make while being cooked. It's ... Continue reading

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For love of the glove

My dad has a strange fondness for shoes. I don’t mean that in a bad way. He’s not, to my knowledge, a podophile or foot fetishist. He just likes shoes. A lot. Or, more accurately, he likes buying shoes. As far back as I can remember, the ... Continue reading

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January 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly normal early Monday morning for Law Enforcement in Douglas County. KU Police seemed to be investigating some political graffiti after 2 a.m. this morning. There was talk of spray paint and a political candidate's name. Very few details were available at the time. I am ... Continue reading

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Sunday notes: Markieff Morris, Brandon Rush play well off the bench

- **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) scored 14 points and outplayed starting power forward Channing Frye on Sunday night, but the Suns lost 102-91 to the San Antonio Spurs. Frye had an 0-for-7 dud of a night, going scoreless and adding just two rebounds in 18 minutes. Markieff, ... Continue reading

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“Not Quite A Pound” Cake

A while back I was doing “the big shop” at Walmart, toddler in tow, in preparation for a party we were hosting. It didn’t go so well. Johnny was cranky and wanted out of there. I had groceries, diapers, after-Christmas sale items and a kitchen sink in ... Continue reading