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Lawrence Sanitation Workers are the BEST!

I just had to post this after seeing the trash truck on my street just now in this blizzard. The trash men were hanging on the back of the north-bound truck, taking the brunt of the north wind directly in their faces. Real men. I hope the ... Continue reading

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Pork Char Siu for the quarantined mom

It is no secret that I unabashedly bastardize recipes. It's not that I am not aware that the authentic version of the dish exists, or that I have disrespect for the culture that produced it. I simply am a person who has to be flexible in the ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Tomato Bulgur Soup with Warm Spices

This weather just won’t quit. Three to 16 inches of snow? The biggest “snow event” in two decades? NO THANKS. But if we have to be snowed in, it’s an OK proposition to be snowed in with some nice, warm, hearty food. So, with that in mind, ... Continue reading

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Colony Collapse

Sometimes there's no better place to see a local show than Love Garden. Lawrencians huddled into the record store on Friday as part of Final Fridays. Along with the art opening (some lovely pieces from Amber Hanson and Nicholas Ward), we were treated to a couple of ... Continue reading

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Tackling BAK?

My son came in from playing the other day and, beaming as he stripped out of his cold-weather gear, proudly proclaimed, “Well, we can cross one thing off my life list.” Maybe, I thought, during a break in snowball making, my brilliant 9-year-old boy had discovered a ... Continue reading

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Next up for KU: Texas Tech, whose inconsistencies lead to questions

Two-thirds of the way through the college basketball season, the Big 12 has had a few unexpected developments. Texas, not too long after a disastrous last season, looks like a national title contender. Kansas State, after the league's coaches selected the Wildcats to win the Big 12, ... Continue reading

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Recap: What a complete statistical performance looks like

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. Kansas' 90-66 victory over Kansas State on Saturday is an interesting one to diagnose statistically. At some ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Question: In that the price of gasoline is NECESSARILY SKYROCKETING I'm finding it hard to make ends meet. What should I do? Intellectual resolution: Explanation that's deserving of your acceptance is a financial expenditure for future benefits in a two wheeled, bipedal, self-propelled, mechanical transportation device! Word ... Continue reading

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This recipe sold me on San Marzano tomatoes.

During the winter months, I like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I’m not much of a baker, but I do love to cook. I especially like to make recipes that are a reflection of my heritage. Not to mention, my family loves Italian ... Continue reading

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CVS, Walgreen’s and Target Deals

Here is a quick run down of just a few of the many deals you can find this week: **Walgreen’s** Dove Hair Care, Dove or Degree Deodorant (select) or Body Mist, Dove Men+Care Body Wash or Dove Active Shower Tool 4/$15 Get $5 RR wyb 4 Use ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/29/2011

Previous: IPS 9/12/2011 Next: IPS 2/6/2011 hujiko identified this week's subject, see the end of the post for the answer It's been quite a while since I last made an IPS post. I realized I still enjoy doing it and so I'm back for another try. This ... Continue reading

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Remember …

Kansas is celebrating its birthday ... just a few words of reflection: As one who's great grandmother was Mohican of the Iroquois and who's great grandfather was from Irish who came down the Ohio River to settle, I find myself born in Kansas .... at it's "birthday" ... Continue reading

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Facebook Messages arrives

After a lot of ballyhoo late last year, it looks like Facebook is set to roll out its [new Messages feature][1] on a large scale - most of the social network's 500-plus million users should receive it in the next two months, with early recipients being able ... Continue reading

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Whatever happened to “helping a friend out”?

As you know by now, I listen to my police scanner a lot. Pretty much all the time, really. There is something I have been noticing that has been bothering me. It seems like, instead of being neighborly and helpful, that people just call the police. It ... Continue reading

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Discussing Kansas State’s struggles, KU’s surprise scoring and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Kansas State on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what do you think has been the biggest factor in Kansas State's disappointing year so far? **Tom Keegan:** Going from a team that played ... Continue reading

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Thursday Night

All in all it was a quiet night in Lawrence last night. There was a guy who was convinced his computer was trying to strangle him....which was obviously not true. A rather "large disturbance" at Abe and Jake's tied officers up for quite awhile, and resulted in ... Continue reading

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Allowing a banned user, and current city commission candidate, to return to LJWorld.com

Recently I was faced with one of the tougher decisions I've had to make as moderator for [LJWorld.com][1]. A former commenter on the website, who has been banned multiple times under multiple usernames, filed to run for Lawrence City Commission. This presented our news organization with an ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to The Bureau of Indian Education….they finally got rid of Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn!

Congratulations to The Bureau of Indian Education….they finally got rid of Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn! Today as The National Congress of American Indians ( NCAI ) President Keel delivered The State of Indian Nations address, they also delivered this bit of news; Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn is no longer with the ... Continue reading

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There’s more than meets the eye to recruiting rankings; take a look

Signing Day 2011 is now just six days away, and if you look at the Big 12’s team rankings page on Rivals.com’s web site for the Class of 2011, you’ll notice a couple of things right off the bat. Being KU fans, you’ll probably see that Kansas’ ... Continue reading

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Dugway Bio Defense Lock Down 1/26/2011

Utah Army base locked to solve `serious concern' http://www.kansas.com/2011/01/27/1693197/utah-army-base-locked-to-solve.html#ixzz1CEPxHUZQ And KSU wants to open the National Agro- & Bio-terrorism DEFENSE Facility in 2018. Hope they don't have to have a lockdown on a KSU-KU football day; Family Day; graduation, dannnnnng, any ole day of the week, those ... Continue reading

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