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SD England’s: “The Power of Words”

SD England found out about our Fiction 500 contest all the way from the Washington D.C. area. We're sure glad he/she did, as the story, "The Power of Words" was a personal favorite of mine. I was thrilled to see it made it into the top six ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: Strippers > Ignorant Jerks

This entry is about bad commenters who bully me in the comments section of this blog. It was prompted by one sexist jerk's comment on the last entry (shown in the second graphic below). I decided I've had enough, and I'm going to do something about it. ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cop Out

It makes sense that the man who directed such iconic films as “Clerks” and “Dogma”—which constantly reference movies from the 1980s—would be behind the lens on “Cop Out,” a throwback tribute to the buddy cop movies of the same era. What doesn’t make sense is that “Cop ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Crazies

I’m sure you get as tired of hearing it as I get of writing it: Here is yet another horror remake. At least this new version of “The Crazies” has one thing that the 1973 George Romero original was lacking—a real sense of community among the soon-to-be-afflicted. ... Continue reading

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Border War - East versus West - New attacks Old

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/kansas-missouri-border-war.gif Members of the School Board have created a division amongst the residents of Lawrence. Primary responsibility goes to President of the Board Scott Morgan, who began the current border war in November, 2009 when he chose closing schools as his first option of reducing District expenses. ... Continue reading

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2009-10 All-Big 12 picks

The official 2009-2010 All-Big 12 college hoops team will be revealed in the next few weeks, but here's my take on what the list should look like right now: **All-Big 12 First Team** **G: Sherron Collins, Kansas senior** http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/ku_bkc_ksu_10.jpg **Reasoning:** Collins may be 12th in the league ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/25/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Oklahoma State's James Anderson has been as good as any player in our league. It'll be tough to beat him out ... Continue reading

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Judy Grant’s: “Foiled Lies”

As mentioned yesterday, Judy Grant was the only contestant in our Fiction 500 contest who submitted two stories and had both make it into the finals. Today's story, "Foiled Lies" is the second of her two; enjoy reading it and please feel free to make comments. Tomorrow's ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Telling the Secret

Even after about 10 months, the novelty of my job as a stripper has not worn off. I absolutely love it. And the fact that I love it also means I can barely keep it to myself. I tell the people who ring up my groceries. "Sorry ... Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Screenplay

The Oscar Fix, Episode 1 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this first episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/24/2009

Previous:IPS 2/17/2010 Next:IPS 3/10/2010 Jonathan identified this week's subject. See below for the answer. Thanks to the person who clued me in to this week's subject. This is the kind of subject I like. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/saDSC_6085a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/saDSC_6085b.JPG The image(s) above is(are) a part of a photo ... Continue reading

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School Board President … Finance and Ethics?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/ethics.jpg Scott Morgan, Lawrence Public School Board President, has some questionable finance and campaign donation issues from his Senatorial race in 2008. These questions arise upon review of Mr. Morgan’s “Receipt and Expenditures Report of a Candidate for State Office” which was submitted January 10, 2009 to ... Continue reading

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Free throws didn’t cost Kansas the 2003 NCAA championship: A convincing argument

I was perusing through KenPom.com on Tuesday (imagine that) and stumbled across something I thought was extremely interesting. As most everyone around here knows, Kansas went 12-for-30 from the free-throw line in the 2003 national championship game against Syracuse, with the Orangemen going on to win the ... Continue reading

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Introduction to Social Media Presentations (Parts I & II)

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/WCsocialmediaseries.jpg We recently partnered with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to teach chamber members about the basics of social media and uses for it in the local community. We've embedded the slides presented at each workshop for you to view in case you couldn't attend. Please leave ... Continue reading

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Judy Grant’s Short Story: “Son’s Birth”

Today's featured short story is written by Judy Grant and is titled, "Son's Birth". Judy is the only contestant who entered two short stories in our Fiction 500 contest who additionally had both stories make it into the finals. Congratulations, Judy! Terrific work! We'll showcase her story, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Private Eyes

Of all the things that drive men to the brink of their sanity, the most common disaster they seem to lament is women. But apparently anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love, and so for these reasons and others, ... Continue reading

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‘Idol’ females unleashed on America

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/Crystal-Bowersox-idol_320_.jpg To paraphrase the old adage, you can't be too cute or too young to take the stage on "American Idol." As revealed by the first live look at the top 24 contestants -- in this case the female half -- the ninth season is shaping up ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: No More Cupcakes

If you're a health nut like me, a visit to New York will both delight and horrify you because you are forced to learn exactly how many calories you are putting in your body when you buy your favorite treats at a restaurant with more than 15 ... Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt help!

Hi ljworld.com readers! I am trying to organize a scavenger hunt as a fun little activity when I am in town next, but as anyone who has enjoyed a scavenger hunt before knows, I can't be the one to create the list of things to search for! ... Continue reading

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New era for Kansas football brings new era for KUSports.com

There were a million ways I could have played it but I decided to just come right out and say it. My name is Matt Tait. I’m a 31-year-old Kansas University graduate and 22-year Lawrence resident and I run a 5.31-second 40-yard dash. I realize that last ... Continue reading