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Free Spring Bulbs for Your Garden and Free Appetizers for Your Next Meal Out

I've been a little single sighted this week stocking up at cereal at HyVee so I have just a few deals for you today. Rest assured, they are still good deals...and even some freebies! If you haven’t signed up for the [Home Depot Garden Club][1] this summer ... Continue reading

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Alt. OTS; Should Lawrence High Schools Allow Zombies To Loiter On Campus After Dark?

**You Know They're Out There** *************************************************** Asked at the entrance of Cirilla's about 2:00AM. Should Lawrence high schools allow zombies to loiter on campus after dark? *********************************************** *********************************************** wuh? . . i dont know . . will there be any girl zombies? *********************************************** *********************************************** Not if I ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/28/2010 (Final)

Previous:IPS 8/14/210 Next: IPS 9/12/2010 hujiko is back and has done it again. See the end of this post for the answer. Summer's almost over, my posts have been irregular, and no one has identified the last two. (Last week was of metal sculptures on Locust near ... Continue reading

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Cycling villainy

An item in the police blotter the other day caught my eye. According to Lawrence police, an 18-year-old woman said she was sitting in her car in the parking lot at Campus Court at Naismith apartments, 1301 W. 24th St., when a man reportedly took her purse ... Continue reading

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President Obama - Still Not Saluting?

Candidate Barack Obama failed to salute, or place his hand over his heart, during the National Anthem at a September 2007 political gathering in Iowa. An ABC News video shows that everyone else felt that placing their right hand over their heart was the correct thing to ... Continue reading

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Duvall and cast elevate ‘Get Low’

Robert Duvall is an actor who can do stoic Southern characters in his sleep. He has always had a knack for playing the down-home philosopher who chooses his words carefully, and he's as sturdy and subtle as ever in “[Get Low][1],” a measured drama set in Depression-era ... Continue reading

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A Short History of Bigotry In America

Given all the controversy over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in Lower Manhattan and all the discussion over immigration reform, a more liberal-minded person would probably think that the United States has suddenly become bigoted thanks to the likes of Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and their Tea ... Continue reading

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Free Cereal at HyVee

This is the sale I've been waiting for. You don't even have to use coupons. Through next Tuesday, you will receive $10 off of 6 boxes of General Mills cereal at the register when you purchase them at HyVee. Even better? A $6 "On Your Next Order" ... Continue reading

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Book Review: Though he’s no Hemingway, Reesing delivers yet again

I’m not much of a reader. Because I spend so much time writing and re-reading my own stuff, as well as dozens of other sports articles each day, I tend to prefer to get away from the written word during my down time. When I do read, ... Continue reading

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KU fans: Meet your new basketball anthem

The Newell Post usually doesn't dabble in music, but this will be an exception. A song by Krizz Kaliko will probably be one most KU fans will want to know about. Krizz Kaliko, a rapper from Kansas City, Mo., has produced a new song called "Game On" ... Continue reading

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Seeing a soldier home

The following piece was written by Colleen Getz of the Washington Times. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/28/seeing-a-fallen-soldier-home/ "His name was Marine Lance Cpl. Justin Wilson - although I did not know it when his life brushed mine on March 25 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Lance Cpl. Wilson was not ... Continue reading

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Obama enthusiasm wanes; Brownback bus from out of state; Reform Party candidate problems persist

Two years ago today, Democrats were flying high in Denver with the nomination of Barack Obama for president. The Kansas City Star analyzes what happened to that enthusiasm. Here’s the link http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/24/2173082/enthusiasm-gap-confronts-democrats.html Republican gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback got the bus that he used on his “Road Map ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Cavern of Loneliness”

You're the Poet! Fill in the following banks with the following words or use your own words. Bring, center, charade, dwell, enter, hell, made, sing. Cavern of Loneliness! By L. Don Oliver In the grotto of my being, where I allow none to _____; For if I ... Continue reading

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Luxury subscriptions not always needed

I've been working on trying to find ways to save. I use my coupons, shop the sales, cut back on my Starbucks runs, etc. About five years ago, I purchased an XM radio and service for my husband's birthday. We had heard so much about the programming ... Continue reading

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Alaska’s GOP Senate leader has Kansas roots; Roberts on climate change; Brownback gets endorsement

Joe Miller, the tea party and Sarah Palin favorite who leads incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican primary, is from Kansas. His website states: “He grew up in a working class family in Kansas.” U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., quoted in the Topeka Capital-Journal ... Continue reading

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Conference ChatterTV returns for second season; lost art of running the ball returns in Big 12

With the second season of Conference ChatterTV set to begin, my goal is simple: top my record of 81-24 from last season. It must be done. Brief refresher on Conference ChatterTV, a YouTube extended component of my Big 12 blog here on KUsports.com: Basically, I make picks ... Continue reading

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Mary Loveland - Boundary Issues

The Lawrence Journal World article, "SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT MARY LOVELAND EXPLAINS HOW HER DAUGHTER BECAME A RESIDENT OF THE FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT" explains Loveland's actions to ensure school choice for her daughter and provides source for this writing. Aidan Loveland expected to be a senior ... Continue reading

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I Be of Stars: For DougCounty

This is the poem I promised DougCounty after his response to my last blog entry: http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/dangerous-ideas/2010/aug/22/just-hanging-around-and-c/#c1342737. A bit lengthy, in fact I had forgotten how long this poem is. Try to guess what I am in in the poem and what is happening as "I" go through ... Continue reading

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“Theme for English B”

Thinking about Langston today. Langston Hughes was a poet who traveled the world. He who once motored by bus from Russia through Tajikistan to Turkmenistan to Tashkent and Samarkand and then to China; all of this after the film company he signed on with went broke and ... Continue reading

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State Democrats facing oblivion?; Kansas Chamber’s average below the Mendoza Line; Koch brothers v. Obama

An analysis by Kansas State University political science professor Joe Aistrup says two Democratic underdogs at the top of the ticket could spell trouble for three Democratic incumbents farther down the ballot. http://www.hutchnews.com/Columns/Aistrup-insight-kansas8-23--1 Wichita State University professor Edward Flentje tallies up the results from the primary and ... Continue reading

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