Winter’s coming

winds and leaden skies mean most things have fled south or hunkered down to wait out the cold . On the plus side, now that ...

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Potential delays for Wednesday

A few notes about approaching and completed road projects and repairs, with information from the Kansas Department of Transportation:• Traffic heading east on a section ...

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Baldwin Junction retail center, Big Springs rock quarry up for approval

The work to build businesses along the new - but not yet completed - route for U.S. Highway 59 has begun. Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners ...

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Was Friday’s W against Olathe North the best in Free State history?

Shortly after the Free State High football team's 10-6 victory over Olathe North last Friday night, I asked head coach Bob Lisher where the win ...

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Is it time for a playoff in college football? The president-elect thinks so.

I think it's interesting how President-elect Barack Obama keeps pushing for a playoff system in college football to determine a national champion. The future president ...

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Grappling with the aftermath of cyclist’s death

"No Justice in Douglas County," blared the Kansas Cycling News Web site."This is (expletive) outrageous," one cyclist posted to the Lawrence Bicycle Club's electronic mailing ...

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So Much To See (11/16/2008)

Previous: SMTS 11/9/2008Next:SMTS 11/24/2008I was really taken and impressed by the subject of the picture this week. The picture doesn't do justice to the subject ...

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Extreme Makeover Home Edition Chapman

to set the record straight up front, I did not see Ty Pennington. The call came Thursday morning. Labor coordinators for the Extreme Makeover home ...

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Where is this 70% that voted for new sales taxes?

In a so-called educated community such as Lawrence, how in the world did the T Bus win 70% of the vote, seriously? Was it because ...

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house wren

cleared out my wren boxes this morning and was once again impressed with all the effort put in by such small birds. They filled the ...

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Let the Big 3 Reorganize

Big Unions want a big part of the bailout money. I say, let the Big 3 file bankruptcy, reorganize, get rid of the unions so ...

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On-Camera Review of ‘Quantum of Solace’

Eric and drummer extraordinaire Billy Brimblecom tackle the newest installment of the James Bond franchise. ["Quantum of Solace"][1] stars Daniel Craig as a less-talk, more-rock ...

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Now that’s sick

My greatest fear about commuting to work by bike, curiously, is not that I'll slip underneath a passing semi and have my head crushed like ...

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red

With the deciduous leaves mostly gone, the red cedars are really starting to stand out in the woodlots in the area. I always have such ...

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Football to basketball: Are you ready yet?

It tugs at the emotions of Big 12 fans and puts them in a tough spot for the next few weeks. It's the overlap.Yes, that ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 1 - Melting Pot

Well, after a completely lackluster season of Project Runway (and that's putting it nicely) it seems the folks at Bravo still have an appetite for ...

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Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open second Lawrence store

Workers driving into downtown each morning may soon have one less excuse not to bring donuts to the office. Plans are in the works to ...

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New Sec. of Defence in 2009

Who would you like to see as the new Sec. of Defence ? Colin Powel ? Chuck Hagel ? John McCain ?Robert Gates ? Give ...

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Tracking the Flu with Google

Flu season is here and while stumbling around the web ran across an article in the New York Times about using Google searches to track ...

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Colorado exports carbon emissions to Kansas

The Denver Post reported that state regulators approved Xcel Energy's plan to meet energy demands through 2015 (denverpost.com 9/19/2008). This plan includes closing two coal-fired ...

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