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Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year.

Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Ks, without a president after more than a year. Dr. Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, resigned in November 2010. But she hadn't worked at the university since September 2009. The BIE now has 10 candidates ... Continue reading

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Just the beginning: Welcome to the LJWorld soccer blog

There's a first time for everything and this post will serve as the first of many for this, the Stoppage Time blog. There is a clear and established soccer community here in Lawrence and the surrounding areas and this blog will attempt to cover and address whatever ... Continue reading

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Global Warming Forces Major Change in Behavior of a Common Animal.

Normally I don't get alarmist about climate change, but this is a real serious though unintended consequence of climate change that we all need to be aware of. Climate change pushes Groundhog Day to January The town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has announced that it is pushing Groundhog ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s -You’re the Poet - “Recollection Day”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use you're own words. All, cake, day, dismay, do, due, hue, new, recall, retake. Recollection Day! By L. Don Oliver The world was at war, Of course that's nothing ___; The planters of the ... Continue reading

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KU football kicks off Spring season today — No joke!

With spring football at Kansas University set to start this afternoon, there are a bunch of questions up in the air surrounding this year’s team, the second to be led by head coach Turner Gill. With that in mind, here’s a quick prediction for some headlines that ... Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month - No Foolin!

I look forward with eager anticipation to April each year with the knowledge that April is National Poetry Month. I've been so excited, that I started the celebration early and attended a Big Tent event at The Raven in Lawrence last night (8 E 7th Street) For ... Continue reading

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This Boss Gets It

Recently, musician Bruce Springsteen wrote his local paper to praise their coverage of rising poverty, shrinking social services and tax cutting public policy. The letter may be viewed here: http://www.app.com/article/20110331/NJOPINION02/103310303/Bruce-Springsteen-Letter-Editor-Story-poverty-aid-cuts-gives-voice-voiceless?odyssey=nav|head How fortunate he is to live in a community in which the local paper shines light on ... Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Our City Commissioners: We Need Visionary, Creative Solutions to Old Problems

Today's [LJWorld editorial about voter apathy][1] got me thinking. I also find our abysmal voter turnout deeply troubling, and I think I may have a solution. If we want to inspire more people to go to the polls, they need something to get excited about. We're going ... Continue reading

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Delaware Police Arrest a Basketball Pole

Government at work. Continue reading

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Royals 2011 Season Preview Part V: A Free Book

Throughout the last couple of weeks here on this blog, I've been doing a brief preview of the 2011 Royals. Over the off-season, I've been working with some fine folks over at Royals Authority and other places to put together a more detailed preview of the 2011 ... Continue reading

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Sorting out Thomas Robinson’s tough decision

Just for a minute, forget the twins and forget Josh Selby. Most of the buzz surrounding the future of the Kansas University men's basketball program right now is on one man and one man alone — Thomas Robinson. Robinson enjoyed a monster season in 2010, transforming from ... Continue reading

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Math and Corporate Taxes

I just love hearing people who argue that the corporate tax burden in the United States is too high. [GE, as an example][1] didn't pay any corporate taxes in 2010, and was eligible for a refund, but there aren't any flaws in our system. People talk about ... Continue reading

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Recap: Startling numbers about KU’s recent losses as a double-digit favorite in the NCAAs

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. It's two days after VCU's 71-61 victory over Kansas in the Elite Eight, and honestly, the longer ... Continue reading

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Great Barbeque!

Recently we dined at the newest barbecue restaurant in Lawrence, opened about three weeks ago in the former Hereford House building. Although I am not a super fan of barbeque I do like it occasionally and did enjoy my meal there. This got me to thinking, what ... Continue reading

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Spring football set to start Friday: Here’s a quick guide on what to watch

It’s back. Friday marks the beginning of spring football at Kansas University. Though the story lines surrounding the unofficial beginning of head coach Turner Gill’s second season in charge of the Jayhawks likely won’t excite KU fans the same way a Final Four preview or more talk ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 3/29/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **Self says he has no idea how next year’s roster is shaping up.** The guys need some time to unwind and figure ... Continue reading

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Running Naked With iPhone: Day One

Take away modern technology: house, car, microwave, cordless phone, newspapers, radio, television, computers, but don't take my iPhone since it allows me to take pictures and utilize it as many of the other convenience functions as soon as civilization is within reach. I had the opportunity recently ... Continue reading

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Plea Bargin

Here is a bargin: http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/celebrity.news.gossip/03/28/willie.nelson.pot.plea/index.html?hpt=C2 Just another example of its not what you know or who you know, but can you sing me a song? I remember back in the day ole Vern MIler and "other" undercover narcotics operatives hiding in car trunks and busting college kids. ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com elections section offers information on Lawrence City Commission, school board races

Elections for Lawrence city and school board races are coming up soon (April 5), and we've built a special section on [LJWorld.com][1] so you can gather information on candidates before casting your ballot. Visit [ljworld.com/elections][2] and — in addition to the latest election stories — you will ... Continue reading

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Good Night My Friends, Good Night

On Feb. 5th, as people turned excitedly to the news, or filed slowly to form lines to participate in the political caucus system of our great nation, clouds carrying killer storms formed quickly and wrecked havoc in several states. Many people were killed and numerous more were ... Continue reading

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