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RETICENT_IRREVERENT: Style Scout

Age: 13ish Sign: Speed Limit Hometown: Far far away Time in Lawrence: When Liberty Hall was a BYOB venue. Occupation: Trophy Husband What were you doing when scouted? Texting while driving How would you describe your style? Carl Spackler meets Serpico. Favorite fashion trends: Sun dresses Least ... Continue reading

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2010 KUSports.com Big 12 football draft, North edition: Who sports the best team?

Spring football practices are over. The summer prediction magazines haven't come out yet. It's a relatively quiet time on the Big 12 football front. Which, come to think of it, is kind of dangerous because the down time gave three KUSports.com staff members a chance to put ... Continue reading

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2010 KUSports.com Big 12 draft, South edition

The Big 12 South figures to be a division that stresses the pass in 2010 considerably more than Big 12 North teams, which seem to rely more upon the running game. Like pretty much all other years, the South will likely come down to Texas and Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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Making Lemonade from a “Weed”

Chances are good that yellow woodsorrel is growing somewhere near your home. This little clover-like plant has delicate yellow flowers and is informally called "sour grass". When I was a kid, my friends and I would eat the sour leaves and flowers, and over-react to the tingling ... Continue reading

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A sigh of relief

I'm the luckiest girl in town. I was always worried how having a new baby would affect my ability to keep seeing local music shows. But the husband has time and again reminded me that he's more than happy to watch the kid while I go catch ... Continue reading

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Gossip

Oh a false clock tries to tick out my time To disgrace, distract, and bother me And the dirt of gossip blows into my face And the dust of rumors covers me. Bob Dylan - Restless Farewell A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a ... Continue reading

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Air Guitar Championships tonight at the Jackpot!

Want some ridiculous fun? Need a break from studying for finals? The **[First Annual Lawrence/KC Air Guitar Championship][1]** will be held tonight at the Jackpot Music Hall from 10pm- midnight. Although this event is inspired by and will be run just like the [U.S. Air Guitar Championships][2] ... Continue reading

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Repeal the 17th Amendment

The 17th Amendment changes how US Senators are elected. Prior to 1913, Senators were selected by state legislatures, but now they are elected by popular vote. There were several reasons for the change, one being that occasionally different houses in state legislatures could not agree on who ... Continue reading

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‘American Idol’: The fix is on

"American Idol" is rigged. Okay, maybe rigged or fixed is too strong a word. Specifically, it's more like the show is heavily tilted toward certain contestants winning. I had previously thought this claim to be merely conspiracy theory nutjobbery ... until last week's show. That's when frontrunner ... Continue reading

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Severe Weather Possible Next Week

A series of troughs will approach western North America by then and begin to shift our surface winds around to the southeast. A warm front will likely roll through our region from the south during the afternoon on Monday and introduce our first chance for storms at ... Continue reading

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The Big Hipstamatic Show

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/04/4563388381_b17809d380.jpg The name of the photo is "Four Leaf Clover" and it's my first entry into the Big Hipstamatic Show contest. If you like the photo, please vote for it! http://community.hipstamatic.com/submissions/4466 Now a little bit about Hipstamatic... it's an app for the iPhone that turns your iPhone ... Continue reading

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May 3, 2010: Honeysuckles and swarming bugs

May 3, 2010 was a sunny, beautiful afternoon. I was outside with my dog and noticed honeysuckles were in bloom. While I was taking a few photographs of the honeysuckles, they brought back memories from when I was little. I remember we would always tear the stems ... Continue reading

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Go Ahead: Position Me - One Last Time

What's trending now? Okay, so it may not exactly be trending, but I've always wanted to be on the cutting edge of a trend - in this case, the posing edge. I read recently about a guy who was making waves in the funeral circuit by choosing ... Continue reading

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May 1-2, 2010: Towering cumulus, a rainbow and much more

Over the weekend, I was in Tulsa, Oklahoma for military training. The beginning of May started off wet, with on and off rain throughout the day on May 1, 2010. May 2, 2010 was the complete opposite. The morning started off cloudy, but by the afternoon there ... Continue reading

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Small Steps, Part 1

Next:Part 2 Recently I posted a photo of the Space Shuttle that I took during a trip to Kennedy Space Center. That trip had a lot of meaning for me. I don't assume that this story will be of interest to everyone, but I think that if ... Continue reading

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Alternate OTS: Does Air Captured In Tires Affect The Ozone Layer?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/04/truck.jpg ***************************************** Well the cuzins was all down to the truck stop havin their weekly confab bout how to fix the worlds problems when one of them got the bright idea ( now there's a oxymoron for the cuzins) that all the air in the tires of ... Continue reading

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What’s going on in Jeff Co. tonight?

I live in a little place called Lake Dabinawa. For those of you that don't know, it's a small lake community about 12 to 14 miles northwest of Lawrence, in Jefferson County. Since about 9:30 p.m. tonight there has been a steady stream of sirens, cop cars ... Continue reading

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April 29-30, 2010: Tornado in Washington County

Meteorologist Greg Postel and I went storm chasing on April 29, 2010, because of the severe weather threat for our area. We ended up intercepting a storm in Washington County, that produced a brief, weak tornado. Here are some pictures from the drive. You can see the ... Continue reading

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FREE Nabisco Cookies Coupon

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/03/oreos.jpg   If you like Facebook, and you like Free Stuff, you should be on the lookout for brands hocking their good there via coupon.   Today only if you "Like" Nabiscoon Facebook (or if you already do) you can visit their "Cookies and Milk" section and ... Continue reading

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Salmon Patty: The crab cake’s less pretentious cousin

Shortly after I graduated from college I fell in with a group of friends who are still among my nearest and dearest. Two of those friends are a brother/sister set of farm kids from the nearby small burg of McLouth, KS. I immediately bonded with them because ... Continue reading