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July 26th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another active night in Douglas County last night. The night started off fairly early with a non injury accident in he 2200 block of Massachusetts Street just before 10:15 p.m. About 15 or so minutes later LDCFM was dispatched on a rollover accident on 24/40 Highway, directly ... Continue reading

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Lettuce wrap it up

Cooking becomes an increasingly arduous task when the heat soars over 100 degrees. I mean, it's stupid hot. And I'm not really keen on standing over a hot grill, nor am I hip to turning on the oven and heating up the house we are so desperately ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Raising the Debt Ceiling”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is Raising the Debt Ceiling all about? Politically Correct Resolution: In the beginning the government was given an income, taxes (by force). They used it to pay for votes to get reelected and played "Sugar Daddy" to the special interest ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 7/25/2011

We've been waiting for a nice week of Royals baseball for a month and we finally got it. They went 4-2 against a pair of decent teams in the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. They even seemed to show a bit of that early season ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Homemade Greek-Style Veggie Burgers

Sometimes, it’s just nice to grill. Even better is to grill something you made yourself. It’s possible to get that kind of satisfaction with veggie burgers just as easily as with homemade hamburgers. All you have to do is find the right ingredients for you. This option ... Continue reading

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Big 12 Media Days, Day 1: KU media guide unveiled; Pinkel says prep games on Longhorn Network ‘ludicrous’

**5:30 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** We're going to wrap up our Day 1 coverage from Media Days here in Dallas. Check back Tuesday morning for live blog posts, videos and photos from KU's day in front of the press. **5:12 p.m. update: By Jesse Newell** Just ... Continue reading

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Cats in heat

The darnedest thing happened during my ride home the other late night/early morning. I was pedaling home, and just as I was about a half mile from downtown, cruising through a quiet Old West Lawrence neighborhood, I spied two glowing orbs up ahead. I’ve seen all sorts ... Continue reading

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July 25th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a night of numerous disturbances, everything was quiet in Douglas County for the majority of the night. It was one of those nights where I found myself continually looking at the scanners to make sure they were still on and working. Police did respond on several ... Continue reading

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Corrected Lawrence Public Library Rendering

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G+ One week out.

G+ or Google+ is supposed to be Google's answer to Facebook. I have been using G+ for a little over a week now and so far it is a mixed bag. The good is that I can set up different circles for people I know in different ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 7/24/2011 (Identified)

Previous: IPS 7/14/2011 Next: IPS 7/31/2011 OK, when I'm wrong, I'm really wrong. jumpstart79 was the first, sr80 is technically the winner, but evidently I'm the only one who didn't know anything about this. See the end of the post for the subject/location This week's subject is ... Continue reading

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Sales and a Tax Free Holiday to Ease the Burn of Back to School Shopping

In 108 degree weather it is hard to think about anything other than the location of the nearest air conditioner, much less plan ahead for the upcoming school year ... or next year for that matter! The truth is: this is the best time of year to ... Continue reading

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July 24th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Numerous disturbances reported in the early morning hours in Douglas County. The earliest was just before 1:45 a.m.. KU Public Safety spotted a group of people who appeared to be fighting in the area of 14th and Ohio. The Officer requested backup and responded in to contact ... Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse found dead in N London apartment

News sources are saying that Amy Winehouse was found dead at her Camden apartment in n London. She is 27 years old. Winehouse has had previous difficulties with addiction, but no reports of 'the suspected cause of her death have as yet been released. It's always difficult ... Continue reading

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Cashing In On Marriage,Right-Wing Style

From today's LJW: "Duxler and others involved in discussions with SRS about healthy marriage initiative are hoping to receive about $1 million in state welfare funds to help with the effort. The funding would come out of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant that ... Continue reading

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July 23rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The night started off as a pretty quiet one. Early in the night, Lawrence Police responded on several small and domestic disturbances throughout the city, along with several noise complaints and conducting several car stops. At least three drivers were faced with field sobriety tests. At least ... Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Our Dysfunctional Federal Leaders

I note with some frustration that most of the budget cutting proposals on the table back there rely on significant cuts to programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Military Retirement, TFL and similar “entitlement” programs. You may fool many of my peers with that title but all ... Continue reading

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Big 12 realignment Part Deux: Is this really happening?

Here we go again. Or do we? By this time last year, the whole conference realignment mess was well behind us and KU fans — as well as those fanatics from the rest of the Big 12 — were comfortably able to look forward to the upcoming ... Continue reading

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Getting glam with social media

Note: Today's post is from Samantha Schwartz, former "Double Take" columnist for LJWorld.com who's returned for the summer from Grinnell College as our social media intern. Thanks, Samantha! Have you heard of Blair Fowler? Maybe not, but she has a loyal following of 764,871 fans on YouTube, ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “The Ten Morals”

In that the Ten Commandments can't be displayed on government grounds, I guess the following could not be displayed either, although it doesn't have a religious connotation! While the Church vs State groups argue (for profit), the morals of our society are being destroyed. You're the Poet! ... Continue reading

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