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Prep Appraisals - Lawrence High Boys vs. Shawnee Mission Northwest

It's been quite some time since "The Dividing Line" blog made an appearance at LJWorld.com, but with the new year, we're looking to pump some life back into it. To get things started, we'll slap a new name on an old favorite. If you're familiar with "The ... Continue reading

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Reaping the benefits of Monday night “planning”

There. See? I had my [leftovers][1]. The [kale salad][2] for lunch, the [squash][3] for dinner, along with some homemade pizza. And it was tasty ... almost like I planned it. P.S. On that pizza, in case you're wondering, is pizza sauce, roasted garlic, marinated mushrooms, avocado and ... Continue reading

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January 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 12:30 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the Emergency Room at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a male subject reportedly "struck" a Nurse. Officers were familiar with the subject as they had been on a medical emergency with the same man before midnight. The man was transported ... Continue reading

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Brandon Rush, overtime Warrior, helps take down Heat on Tuesday

**Brandon Rush** (Golden State Warriors) scored eight points with four rebounds and three assists as the Warriors overcame the Miami Heat in overtime, 111-106. Rush added a steal and three blocks — [including one on a Chris Bosh dunk attempt][1] — in 26 minutes ([full stats here][2]). ... Continue reading

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Can Billy Gillispie change the Texas Tech culture? Also, predictions for Wednesday’s game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas Tech on Wednesday night in Lubbock, Texas. Tom, do you think Billy Gillispie can change the culture of Texas Tech and in turn change the Big 12, making it even tougher? **Tom ... Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice for Democrats

I was performing my daily review of news in several different sources and I came upon an op-ed by David Brooks in the NYTs. I thought it a good thought piece. Democrats take heed if you cannot come up with a platform that does not hold the ... Continue reading

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What’s causing the delay in KU’s quest to hire a defensive coordinator?

OK, so here’s what we know about the vacant defensive coordinator position at Kansas University. It still has not been filled. There are no known front-runners. There is no time table for when it might be filled. Sound familiar? It should. This is pretty much what we’ve ... Continue reading

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Weeknight dinner: Healthy, and worth the “work”

Monday nights usually are not my most shining moments in the kitchen. They tend to involve dishing out whatever we made Sunday night, or if one of us ate the remainder of Sunday's dinner for lunch on Monday ... rushing around trying to throw something suitable together. ... Continue reading

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January 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap

At 12:31 a.m. Lawrence Police were called out on a Strong Armed Robbery, meaning the suspect used physical force instead of a weapon. Very few details were given over the radio. LPD's call log shows nine units committed to the call. No injuries were reported. More information ... Continue reading

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FOP Range and “Adjacent” Property Owners

"Douglas County Commissioners are disputing claims made in a lawsuit that they “unreasonably and arbitrarily” approved a permit in October for a firing range at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge near Lone Star Lake." Read the rest of the story ... It seems that, with the ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 1/9/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • Full press conference audio has been posted. • **Travis Releford has practiced well.** When Self worries about Travis, it's when he's not aggressive. He's scoring more ... Continue reading

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Photographs — our favorites from 2011.

Lawrence Magazine chief photographer Jason Dailey selects his favorite on-assignment images from 2011. Continue reading

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BEGIN AGAIN: 150 KANSAS POEMS book winners: Holiday Haiku, Loku, KUku, Politiku, Felisku, free verse or rhyme

Yeah, yeah! I know this is two weeks late, but I have the list of winning poets in hand! First Place goes to: rockchalker52: congratulations, rock! you win for amount of entrees, bantering within poems and sheer enthusiasm. jay_lo: in particular for the poem beginning....cup them, the ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Enchilada Nachos

Maybe it was the frost on the roof tiles this morning, but I'm in a sudden mood for something warm, gooey and totally satisfying. Thus, this week's Meatless Monday choice is one for total comfort food: nachos with a twist. Even if it does warm up, I ... Continue reading

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Fancy Fruit for Three-Year-Olds

My friend Sara Jane is nuts. Really, she's certifiable. Yesterday we attended her daughter's third birthday party, held at her home for a few friends and relatives. Sara Jane smartly assigned a sister-in-law the task of herding the cats, er, playing some games with the little ones, ... Continue reading

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January 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

All was quiet in Lawrence this morning. Police responded on one disturbance after 2 a.m., and conducted one residence check. Officers checked for reports of fireworks in the 1500 block of Tennessee at 2:40 a.m., no one was found in the area. None of this morning's activity ... Continue reading

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Recap: The Jayhawks’ best two-point shooters this year are …

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. Following Kansas' strong two-point shooting in Saturday's 72-61 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday, I thought we'd start ... Continue reading

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Nick Collison, Markieff Morris double up on Sunday

**Nick Collison** (Oklahoma City Thunder) put on a [“dunk exhibition”][1] on Sunday night, in the words of San Antonio Spurs beat writer Jeff McDonald. Collison notched a season-high 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Thunder beat the Spurs, 108-96. He also added two assists in 21 ... Continue reading

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Grading The Kansas City Chiefs

In early September, I made my prediction that they Kansas City Chiefs probably wouldn’t win more than 4-6 games. Well, I was off – they won a surprising 7 games. Nearly everything else I talked about in that post played out as I discussed. It is not ... Continue reading

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Grading The Kansas City Chiefs

In early September, I made my prediction that they Kansas City Chiefs probably wouldn’t win more than 4-6 games. Well, I was off – they won a surprising 7 games. Nearly everything else I talked about in that post played out as I discussed. It is not ... Continue reading

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