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Lawrence has the coldest October on record

There is no doubt that October was cold, but the numbers confirm what a number of people suspected. October 2009 is now the coldest October on record. The average temperature for October is 59.2° while in 2009 we only managed a meager average of 49.7°. This number ... Continue reading

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Tweet with caution

As a member of the first generation to grow up with the Internet, I am accustomed to constant access to people and information. If I want to know something, such as a celebrity’s birth date, a movie time, or how many hairs are on the average human ... Continue reading

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How did you spend your extra hour?

There have been several occasions I would love to add more hours to the day. Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done. This weekend we got that extra time thanks to the end of daylight-saving time. I've heard some complaints from ... Continue reading

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So much happens to a drop of water…

Even the simplest most every day happenings reveal surprises when seen at a different scale or a different speed. Enjoy this video of falling water drops coalescing with the surface of water. There are at least two effects going on here as the video explains. Tip of ... Continue reading

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The Distillery

Twitter was a powerful tool during the 2009 Iranian election. The sometimes trivial communication tool produced astonishing information while the country’s media was silenced. Participants and eyewitnesses to the bloody protests happening in the streets were able to share their firsthand accounts with the world. Without Twitter ... Continue reading

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To Receive News, Please Enter PIN

“Other businesses have been able to figure out how to make [technology] work, such as the finance business. You can get money wherever you go,” said Helen Connors, executive director for Kansas University Center for Health Informatics. This quote from today’s Journal-World concerns the nation’s struggle with ... Continue reading

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We the Tweeple

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/02/birds.jpg Twittering the twilight near 19th and Iowa. Twitter was the first social media that I was ever skeptical of. Maybe it was something in the way that every CNN broadcast had to include something stupid about it. Maybe it was because I already knew what my ... Continue reading

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Spring forward, fall … into a daze

The beginning and, especially, end of daylight saving time throw me for a loop every time. It’s just one hour, but for days after we spring forward and again after we fall back, I feel out of sorts, and that’s especially true when I’m on the bike. ... Continue reading

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Halloween

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/01/light_007.JPG Um....not sure what the body is. Maybe someone could help me with this. Continue reading

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Free Cereal At Target

Apparently I missed a little something...apparently a BIG little something... the deal on Kellogg's cereal at Target just got a lot sweeter....um, it got FREE. Target put out a new coupon today that is $1/1 Kellogg's Cereal. Match this with the deal I posted HERE and you ... Continue reading

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Texas just played itself into BCS title game

Check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV below: There must be something about the Rose Bowl that brings out the best in the University of Texas football team. In 2006, the last time the BCS Championship game was played in Pasadena, Calif., Vince Young led the Longhorns ... Continue reading

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My Favorite Weekly Deals: 11/1 - 11/7

After the shopping extravaganza I experienced last week... I decided I wouldn't do any shopping this week. My normal weekly budget is $50...and since I spent $100 I needed to lay off a little, not to mention I have two sick kids at home who don't need ... Continue reading

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Daylight Savings means time is on your side to get ahead on coupon clipping

Can you believe this is Nov. 1? And Day Light Savings, too, which gives me another hour to clip coupons for my coupon binder. Where does the time go? In looking at Sunday’s Journal-World, I feel like I am getting a fresh start with all the coupons ... Continue reading

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There but for the Grace of God Go I

I can't help but be drawn into the emotion of these tragic events. The comments to this story seem to reveal a difference in the way people look at life. Or perhaps they reveal a difference in how they look at themselves. Some see black and white. ... Continue reading

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Dancing Skeletons Anyone?

Why does this column focus solely on Christianity? This is no "Faith Forum" as it totally ignores any other religion. Why not be honest and call it the "Christian Forum"? Halloween is Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) and is the traditional New Years Day of Celtic and other European ... Continue reading

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The Breakdown: What really happened during Todd Reesing’s first interception against OU

So what exactly happened during the first offensive play for Kansas against Oklahoma when Todd Reesing threw an interception? Welcome to "The Breakdown," where we'll look at one KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Kansas at Texas Tech

Will Texas Tech score more than 50? As Kansas fans might remember, Texas Tech came to Lawrence last season and gained 556 yards on the way to a 63-21 victory. Texas Tech has lost some key pieces since that ugly Saturday — most notably quarterback Graham Harrell ... Continue reading

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Halloween shaking up to be clear, dry, but chilly

Sometimes, forecasting for a holiday or special event can be a little stressful. Not because the forecast is more difficult, but because people tend to have more outdoor plans for holidays. It is never fun to forecast rain on the 4th of July, when there are parades ... Continue reading

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“Top Chef”/“Project Runway”: Vegetarians, boredom and french fries, oh my!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/30/Picture_2.png Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of chefs like two things: Dessert and vegetarians. Fitting then that this week’s “Top Chef” challenge featured über-vegetarian Natalie Portman asking to be served veggie fare in a world-famous steakhouse. Cue the scary Halloween music. “Project Runway” was scary too, ... Continue reading

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Halloween on two wheels

I’ve ridden my bike on all of the major national holidays — and most of the minor ones. Each holiday ride seems to have its own distinct atmosphere. I’ve had kids throw fire crackers and smoke bombs under my wheels on the Fourth of July, and I’ve ... Continue reading