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10 Reasons…

10 Reasons to attend the Kansas Women’s Basketball game versus K-State Saturday in Allen Field House 10) Senior Night 9) Creating a home court advantage at Allen Field House against K-State 8) Krysten Boogard, a senior center, who also plays on the Canadian national team. 7) Tania ... Continue reading

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Lawrence school board candidates holding live chats on LJWorld.com

Before city elections on April 5, we're hosting live online chats with the candidates for the Lawrence school board. You can submit questions in advance for these chats now on [LJWorld.com][1]: - Shannon Kimball, Friday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. [Read the transcript.][2] - Rick Ingram, Monday, ... Continue reading

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Are Teachers Professionals?

I would like to talk about teacher incomes and particularly about step increases. Those are periodic salary increases tied to longevity. Teachers are professionals. They hold degrees. They are respected (most of the time). They get longevity step increases. Other professionals outside government do not for the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Spring’s Calling”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Around, bloom, dark, field, free, ground, morn, park, soon, thorn, tree, yield. Spring's Calling! By L. Don Oliver Spring is yearning nigh, Clover is in it's _____; Searching for a ... Continue reading

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Unidentified Strange Device

A co-worker brought recently brought in a strange device. It was in a lot of uhh... stuff he bought at an auction. He could not figure out what it was. I work with a group unbelievably (well, maybe just barely believably) intelligent and knowledgeable engineers. None of ... Continue reading

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Monday Cheer - orders in!

All we can really say about the response we've seen to the Lawrence Give Back Monday Cheer coffee giveaway is: Wow. Y'all really like your coffee - and your friends. As of 9:15 Thursday night, we've received enough orders that in order to deliver them on time ... Continue reading

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Corrupt Indian Agents (CIA)

CountingCoup (anonymous) says… Open Letter to President Obama from James Mountain Chief Sanderville Corrupt Indian Agents (CIA) website: corruptindianagents.com http://corruptindianagents.com/mounta... " Indian employees in the Indian Service are working against the freedom of their race. Truth hurts, but is never wrong, and in the long run it ... Continue reading

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Recap: I thought that game looked familiar, Part II

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. One of the first comments Kansas coach Bill Self made after KU's 64-51 victory over Texas A&M ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: The current administration; especially, President Obama continues to promote "Collective Salvation". What is the Politically Correct definition of the words "Collective Salvation"? Intellectual Resolution: State Controlled Capitalism (One World Plantation)! In that Communism didn't work on most Americans; perhaps "Progressive Socialism" ... Continue reading

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School Board President Rich Minder - Recuse ME!

Recuse: to remove (oneself) from participation to avoid a conflict of interest (Merriam-Webster) Rich Minder, current USD497 Board of Education President, is also one of the original six investors in Delaware Street Commons, a Co-Housing Community. It was reported by the Lawrence Journal-World that Minder was delinquent ... Continue reading

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Is Bill Self or Mark Turgeon the pick for Big 12 coach of the year? Also, KU-A&M predictions

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas A&M on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon has done a great job to lead the Aggies this year to third place in the conference. Would he ... Continue reading

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Camelot All Nighter!

'61 Memo Claims Ted Kennedy Sought to Rent Brothel Monday, February 28, 2011 By Staff, Associated Press Boston (AP) - An FBI file contends that a young Edward Kennedy arranged to rent a brothel for a night while visiting Chile in 1961, a year before he was ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/28/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Tyrel Reed ... Continue reading

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Adam’s chocolate torte: simply perfect

A friend that I have known since grade school recently told me via Facebook that one thing she remembers about me back in the day is that my mom always packed my lunch and I always ate my dessert first. WHO, ME? I think she must be ... Continue reading

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Breaking News:Haskell Indian Nations University announces the gutting of its football and volleyball programs.

Breaking News: Haskell Indian Nations University announces the gutting of its football and volleyball programs. Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, has announced the gutting of its football and volleyball programs beginning next fall. Could this effectively cut Haskell’s enrollment by a 150 students and signal ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Collards with Lentils, Tomatoes and Indian Spices

The snow is almost gone. Hopefully, by tonight the only white stuff left should be those big melting mounds in cleared-off parking lots. But, in case you're not totally over the cold, we've got a warm Meatless Monday recipe sure to make you toasty from the inside ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/28/2011

Previous: IPS 2/22/2011 Next: IPS 3/6/2011 Numerous people identified the subject. Getting the exact location was not really practical. See the bottom of this post for the answer. To my great surprise, no one identified last week's photo, A very rare occurrence. This week, something a little ... Continue reading

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Turning the other cheek

I was sitting in church the other day when I had an epiphany, which is a far better place to have an epiphany than, say, a synagogue or mosque or temple. My mind wandered a bit — don’t fret for my soul; it wasn’t during one of ... Continue reading

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Big 12 observations: Who’s in, who’s not; looking ahead to Monday: Texas or K-State?

It's going to be difficult to fill out my NCAA Tournament bracket this year. Three more teams ranked in the top 5 of the Associated Press poll faltered over the weekend, leaving no overwhelming favorite presiding over the college basketball world. Top-ranked Duke, No. 4 Pittsburgh and ... Continue reading

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A closer look at concerted anti-union efforts across the U.S. reveals they are not about state budgets

Seems like the debate over the union-busting measures around the nation is inextricably couched in budgetary terms. Wisconsin has taken center stage in the debate and is facing a daunting budget deficit of over 100 million dollars. Jobless taxpayers across the country are faced with exhorbitant property ... Continue reading

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