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Sweet Home Lawrence

My brother and his two girls, 4 and 20 months, are moving from southern KS, and looking at possibly moving to Lawrence. Although I can think of plenty of reasons, pro and con, to move to Lawrence, I would like your input on the pros and cons ... Continue reading

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Debate on reason for, impact of Dennis Moore’s retirement from Congress

The national media on Monday used Rep. Dennis Moore's decision to retire as an opportunity to examine a potential storyline about Democratic House members exiting to avoid tough challenges in 2010. Michael Barone says Moore would have faced an "uphill race" in the 3rd congressional district of ... Continue reading

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Talking Turkey

Our Thanksgiving day crowd this year will be small. As in minuscule. Just Mr. Meat and Potatoes, myself and his mother. The baby will have to sniff turkey from afar and dream of Thanksgivings to come. Still, I insist on doing a whole turkey. You see, I ... Continue reading

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The World Company Social Media Policy

On Monday I shared some background information on our social media efforts here at the World Company, and today I’m sharing our complete Social Media Policy. Please take a moment to read Monday’s Post to get a clear idea of our overall strategy and how the policy ... Continue reading

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Fate

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A snootful of e-mails

The climate noosphere is in an uproar about a bunch of e-mails there were hacked from a global climate site. The e-mails are allegedly from prominent climate scientists and date from the late 1990's. According to this article in the NY Times at least some of the ... Continue reading

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Social Media at the World Company

Social media is more than an online fad. It’s changing the way we communicate with each other and with our communities. Here at the World Company, we have a tradition of embracing new technology, and of being leaders in news and communications. Many people in our organization ... Continue reading

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Mangino vs. Perkins speculation

wow, what a bunch of speculation. There has been a lot opinions flying around about one of these men leaving KU... It has been said that Mangino is too tough on his players, that he oversteps the 'boundary-line' when it comes to personal issues amongst his players. ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 11/23/09

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 is posted here. • Xavier Henry's scoring numbers are not inflated, but he did have a big game where he scored 27. Self isn't surprised ... Continue reading

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Winter weather poses special challenges for pet owners

With the holidays and winter weather approaching, we have already talked about some precautions we need to take to keep ourselves and our families’ safe, but what about our pets? From poinsettias to Christmas ornaments, holidays mean more hazards for our pets. Not only do we have ... Continue reading

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Stripper Blog: Saturday Night at the East Lawrence Ballet

Crap! I’m late! I came slamming out of the front door and sprinted to the driveway. Hair dripping, hat on, no make-up. Doubled back to lock the house. Dropped my bag. Swooped to grab it, flew to the car, and threw it in reverse with the door ... Continue reading

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Through rose-colored glasses

Back in the late 1980s, the band Timbuk 3 released a hit tune entitled “The future’s so bright (I gotta wear shades).” Now, if ever you’ve heard that insipid little tune, it’s probably rattling around in your head right now. I apologize. (I recall reading somewhere the ... Continue reading

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When do you hang your Christmas lights?

It's like a scene from the movie "The Burbs"...standing up on the roof hanging the lights for this year, I look out and see several others doing the same thing. It seems like more often than not, we get lucky and find some nice days right before ... Continue reading

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Twilight Saga: New Moon movie review featuring Justin Pierre

Justin Pierre from Motion City Soundtrack reviews "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" with Eric during a stop On the Dino Trail. Justin's been around the country playing one-man acoustic gigs in strange places, and while in Lawrence today, he stopped by Love Garden Sounds to be a ... Continue reading

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Big 12 bowl games taking shape

For my thoughts on the latest week of college football action around the Big 12, check out the episode of ConferenceChatterTV below: With only one more week left of the conference season, Big 12 bowl games are beginning to fall into place. A lot can happen in ... Continue reading

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Muddy is as Muddy Does

Here is a pictures of my son's dog Luke, an Australian Sheperd. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/22/scDSC_5391.JPG I was never what I would call a "dog person", but I've had a good time taking Luke to the dog park east of Clinton Lake damn. There are a lot of nice, polite ... Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: Celebrating Victory

Here's to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden, to the late Senator Edward Kennedy, and everyone who has taken, and will continue to take, positive action to make this country's health care system what it should be. Continue reading

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Gearing Up for “The Big Day”

Earlier this week I posted my favorite grocery deals for this week...you can find that post HERE. I'm going to focus on other deals I see in this week's inserts today. As always...be sure to let us know what you find! Growing up my mom, her sister ... Continue reading

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The Quiet before the Storm

I’m going to call this week, the quiet before the storm. It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and of course, to some, a shopper’s dream and to others a nightmare – Black Friday. And I say quiet, because this week there is only one coupon insert (SmartSource) in ... Continue reading

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Coaches TEMPER & ABUSIVE behavior = BAD SPORTSMANSHIP

I was at a High School football game that Mangino's son played in when his son was given a penalty for something that Mangino thought he should not have been penalized for. Mangino rushed out from the stands onto the football field, totally out of control, and ... Continue reading