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Swampyville’s - “Utopia or Dystopia?”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question? What will the Progressive Utopian New World Order be like? Politically Correct Resolution: It will be a world where people will hold no animosities or grudges nor exhort control over anyone else. Where behavior will always conform to Mother Nature's laws, by ... Continue reading

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November 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were fairly quiet, for a Saturday morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police conducted several vehicle stops, responded on four burglary alarms and a noise complaint. Just before 4 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to an address in the 500 block of Lake Street. The caller reported ... Continue reading

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A recipe for KU staying close to Missouri? Plus, predictions for the Border War

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday. Tom, KU is more than a three-touchdown underdog against Missouri. What scenario, if any, could you see playing out where KU is close ... Continue reading

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November 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

LDCFM and rural Fire crews were called to the 300 block of N 851 Diagonal, southwest of Clinton Lake, around 2 a.m. for an injury accident. Initial reports indicated that there were possibly two subjects injured, one of them critically. A LifeStar Helicopter was ordered to respond ... Continue reading

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Black Friday is Buy Nothing Day

Since 1997, the biggest shopping day of the year in North America has also been known as Buy Nothing Day - a playful protest against the cultural and commercial pressures that compel us to consume more every year, grow more in debt to prove our love to ... Continue reading

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Recap: Duke’s defense deserves credit following win over KU

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. Lost in the shuffle of Duke's 68-61 victory over Kansas on Wednesday night is the fact that ... Continue reading

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November 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police and LDCFM responded on a single vehicle injury accident near 23rd Street and Kentucky Court at 2:13 a.m.. The vehicle, reported to be a pickup truck, crashed into a tree and was heavily damaged. The vehicle was occupied by a male in his late 20's. He ... Continue reading

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KISS Stuffing

A few people have asked me about my World's Best Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe. Of course, that title is totally subjective. Except, it is the world's best stuffing. Because if you like stuffing that is thick and dense and heavy and blobish, you are wrong. Stuffing should be ... Continue reading

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Recap: Were Jeff Withey, Justin Wesley the hidden heroes against UCLA?

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 not often that two-point shooting sticks out as much as it did in Kansas' 72-56 victory ... Continue reading

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Previewing an all-star matchup of guards in the Maui finale, and picking a winner for KU vs. Duke

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Duke in the finals of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday. Tom, what do you like best about the way Elijah Johnson has played so far? **Tom Keegan:** I like that he doesn't have ... Continue reading

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Save some of that Black Friday cash for two specialty markets

If you plan on avoiding the big box stores like the plague on Black Friday, may we suggest instead checking out two Lawrence originals for gifts? Each year, the Bizarre Bazaar and The Free Trade Holiday Market open their doors after Thanksgiving to shoppers looking to buy ... Continue reading

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November 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Not much activity after midnight until just before 2 a.m., when Police and Fire crews, in Lawrence, were called to investigate a report of a possible structure fire at 1821 W 26th Street. Several people called 911, all advising that the fire alarms were sounding and there ... Continue reading

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The 1% strikes again?

From the title for this post, you can see that I am obviously a staunch supporter of the OWS movement. Although I wish different people were doing the talking and I'm a little dismayed at what I think are some misdirected priorities, I'm thankful that a such ... Continue reading

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Questioning Standards-based grading in USD 497

STANDARDS-BASED GRADING IN USD 497 - KEY CONCERNS: SBG consumes valuable teacher time: The school district has expanded SBG into middle schools by implementing it in the 6th grade. A 6th grade teacher may have 100 or more students (vs. about 25 for an elementary teacher) and ... Continue reading

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When Kennedy was killed

Forty-eight years ago, President Kennedy was shot and killed. It’s one of the moments in American history where those who experienced the tragedy don't hesitate remembering where they were, much as my generation will recall what we were doing on 9/11. Shock and sadness hung over the ... Continue reading

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Recap: Thomas Robinson on amazing defensive rebounding pace

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. This wasn't a game where one statistic screamed out to tell us why Kansas came away with ... Continue reading

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Nov. 22 Cliff’s Notes — Turner Gill press conference 11/22/11

With Jesse Newell kicking back in Maui, we turn to Journal-World preps reporter Benton Smith for this week's version of Turner Gill Cliff's Notes from Tuesday's press conference. Here are a few highlights from Gill's comments at the media session before the Kansas University football team's 2:40 ... Continue reading

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Looking at KU’s biggest advantage against the Bruins, plus predictions from Maui

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. Tom, UCLA's Reeves Nelson only had one point against Chaminade, but how do you think he played in the Maui Invitational first round? ... Continue reading

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Show your support for the arts and young artists at Van Go’s “Adornment”

If you think someone on your holiday gift list would love the idea of helping out a young artist while receiving something beautiful, look no further than Van Go's holiday show: "Adornment." The show and fundraiser will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Van Go ... Continue reading

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