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Arrests in Muscogee Creek Nation; Will Haskell Indian Nations University’s Board President, George Tiger be next?

Doesn’t George Tiger sit on the Muscogee Creek Nation board? Just like he sits as The President of The Haskell Indian Nations University Board of Regents in Lawrence, Kansas? With all of the current problems at Haskell did he just cancel the Haskell November board meeting? Now, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Good Times with Olathe PD

*A car crashed into a karate studio last night (I have pictures!), and the redeeming value of Olathe PD's unblinking eye of Sauron is now clear.* ... If you live, work, and date in three separate counties, two things are certain: The laws of entropy will compel ... Continue reading

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Disney Logo Bandz on Sale

My kids were finally introduced to Silly Bandz when we went to the [Kansas City VNA Say Boo! to the Flu][1] event last month. Now that they know....they want more! Lucky me I have a "No new Stuff Before Christmas" rule... but I think I might pick ... Continue reading

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Is social centralization inevitable?

Even though there's a lot of truth in The Oatmeal's "[8 Websites You Need to Stop Building][1]" (and despite this blog coming perilously close to #5 on the list), this week's latest "must-have" iOS app - [SocialPhone][2], which has been touted as the integrated social media dashboard ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Hope is Eternal”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Brought, despair, him, there, thin, thought Hope is Eternal! By L. Don Oliver I walked the valley of the damned, To me he was of no _______; Sailed the sea ... Continue reading

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Breakdown: KU’s successful iso running play, and how to build off it

Welcome back to "Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why they did or didn't work. For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." This week, ... Continue reading

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Questions:

I'm just curious what people think about our economy. So, if you don't mind answering a few questions... 1. What is the "American Dream"? 2. Is the "American Dream" dead? 3. Should Americans aspire to achieve the "American Dream"? Continue reading

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Which football team tops Sorrentino Scale? Week 10 predictions in Big 12

There's a new Big 12 Conference football team (again) atop the Sorrentino Scale this week. The Oklahoma Sooners, with more quality victories than any other Big 12 squad, took the top spot in the rankings. That makes four teams (Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri) who have been No. ... Continue reading

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Age Discrimination in Lawrence

The population of Kansas is composed of about 13 percent seniors – above the national average. The population of seniors in Lawrence is about 8% based on a recent LJW article. Is it our intent as a community to drive those seniors out – maybe to Overland ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: One-Year Anniversary

*A year ago, I hit ‘publish’ and announced that I loved my job as an exotic dancer, and it remains as true today.* *To celebrate, I offer a toast to another woman who proudly breaks the rules.* Proper etiquette is commensurate with human rights in some corners ... Continue reading

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Week 8 video

The following is week 8 of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. The Gridiron - Week 8 from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Poor Nancy - Thrown Under The House

Images used under Copyright Law US Code Title 17, Section 107 (Fair Use Act) Continue reading

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Election results vs. online polls: Did you predict the winners?

As part of our elections coverage, we posted informal straw polls for most of the races. Now that the dust has settled — well, is settling — let's compare the online results to the actual winners. Of the 19 polls we posted, LJWorld.com users predicted winners in ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: CU, KU facing similar struggles

With just two home games remaining, and one of them coming against nationally-ranked Oklahoma State, Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest at Memorial Stadium may just be the last chance for KU fans to see their Jayhawks pick up another victory at home. Colorado enters Saturday’s game with a ... Continue reading

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Song title and lyric game: It’s about time

Today's my birthday. No, it's none of your business how old I am. The point of mentioning my birthday, is to show where my mind has gone the past couple of weeks. I've been giving even more thought to the purpose, the meaning, behind the seemingly inane ... Continue reading

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It’s A Beautiful Morning!

One Of The Best I've Seen In Two Years Isn't it a beautiful day out? I'm thinking," Why waste it indoors like, um, at the library?" Maybe I'll go do a little target practice at the range. Punch a few holes in paper targets, maybe make a ... Continue reading

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Library Expansion Approval - A Rented Vote?

The Lawrence Journal-World reported Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion. The final results showed voters approving the measure with a 55% affirmative vote. Prior to the election, another blogger speculated that an election of this type was skewed by renters because the result might be Free ... Continue reading

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Lawrence voters buck statewide trends, with little effect on outcomes; turnout not what clerk was expecting

**11:50 p.m. update by Jonathan Kealing** As things in Kansas wind down, there are very few races yet to be called. Here's a wrap-up of where we stand. [Sam Brownback will be Kansas' next governor. Check out the precinct results in Lawrence and Douglas County.][1] [Jerry Moran ... Continue reading

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NYTimes.com: Fast Track to Inequality

Good article: OPINION | November 02, 2010 Op-Ed Columnist: Fast Track to Inequality By BOB HERBERT A new book offers the best explanation to date for the extreme concentration of wealth and income in the U.S. Continue reading

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Dr. Linda Sue Warner leaves Haskell Indian Nations University; Accepts new post.

Dr. Linda Sue Warner has accepted a new post within the Bureau of Indian Education and resigned as President of Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. The announcement was made earlier today by Mr. Larry Echohawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and months ago by George ... Continue reading