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Stripper Mini-Blog: Under the Spell of the Louvre

This entry from earlier today is a better use of your time than this one. It has pictures of the Eiffel Tower. This one offers only the drivel of a woman possessed. *** Taken at 6 a.m. your time, on 1-4-2010: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/04/Louvre_Visit_2_1.JPG I'm sitting in Le Defender, ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: The Eiffel Tower

A sure sign that you are in love: When truly disadvantageous developments fail to penetrate your dreamy, lovesick haze. A helpless but willing captive of the most romantic city in France, it only registered as a nonessential, peripheral occurrence when someone picked my pocket of a hundred ... Continue reading

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Recap: Aldrich’s defense an unsung hero

In a contest full of many superlatives and standout performances for Kansas, one facet of the game — particularly the first half — stood out more than any other: Temple's hesitance, nay, absolute refusal to run its offense through junior forward Lavoy Allen. The Owls' inability to ... Continue reading

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Big Man Small World

The Olde Hip-Eye left this world and took a trip to whereabouts unknown New Year's Eve day. The passing of this giant man, with an equally huge heart, has left many of his friends and family reeling with memories from over the years. Everything Matt did seemed ... Continue reading

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How I Spent My Vacation - Sun, Sea Shells, and Shopping

This past week I’ve been in Sanibel Island, FL vacationing with my family and friends. I didn’t have access to our sale inserts, so instead I thought I’d share some of the deals we found while shopping in Ft. Myers, FL. First of all, I must say ... Continue reading

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Sunday Deals and Coupons for a New Year

It is typical for the New Year's set of inserts to be hefty....and this year is no exception, you will see FIVE inserts in your Journal World today. Hy Vee Michelina's Frozen Meals 10/$10 Use this $1/5 Printable and get them for $0.75/each. Healthy Choice All Natural ... Continue reading

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Cats against global cooling!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/02/cagc.jpg At least my cats have a plan to deal with climate change. Continue reading

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Hope for the Devil?

It's good to start 2010 on a hopeful note, in this case new clues about the origin of the infectious cancer threatening the Tasmanian Devil. In addition to the LJW article, readers might want to check out this article in the NYTimes Science section. The research study's ... Continue reading

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Fan voting now open in Recreate The Shot contest

We gave you a challenge and you came through. Some of you, anyway. Five of KUsports.com's best fans created videos re-enacting that famous shot from April 2008. Some took the idea literally, others went for something abstract. All five contestants, though, put their own stamp on what ... Continue reading

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I hereby resolve …

I’ve never been a big fan of new year’s resolutions. I’m all for personal goals, but I figure anybody who waits to flip the page on the calendar before doing something that he or she wants to do — or stop doing — is destined for failure. ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Pictures in Paris

Holy bananas! Paris is awesome! Who could ever leave this place?! (I'll be sure to update you on the situation via Twitter if I go ahead with plans to chain myself to the Eiffel Tower in a last-minute bid to stay here longer. French SWAT team closing ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Movies of the Decade

This decade was a great one for genre films. If anything, it could be remembered as the decade that fantasy/sci-fi/action films really grew up. Of course, Peter Jackson created the critically and commercially successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, capping it all off with the first Best ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/31/2009

Previous:IPS 12/23/2009 Next: IPS 1/6/2009 Irish finally broke the jinx and identified the location of this week's subject. See the end of this post for the location. I thought that I didn't have a picture this week, then I remembered that I'd wondered around town on a ... Continue reading

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My top shows of 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs My Summer started off with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It was the second time I'd seen them perform, and I was really pleased to see Karen O coming out of her shell. The venue was horrible, even with all that remodeling. But the show was ... Continue reading

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Topeka Warden Accused of Racially Insensitive Comments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The warden of a Topeka woman's prison is accused of making racially insensitive comments. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported on the allegations against Topeka Correctional Facility Warden Richard Koerner as part of an ongoing investigation. The claims include that Koerner made a lynching reference ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU defense stifles Belmont

As the nation's top-ranked team, Kansas often draws more attention for its lapses than its successes. Take KU's 81-51 victory against Belmont on Tuesday. KU's defense ran roughshod over a Belmont team that had posted better-than-average points per possession totals in eight of its 11 games coming ... Continue reading

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In at least one respect, this New Year’s Eve will be unlike any in 20 years

According to the calendar, this New Year's Eve you'll be partying like it's 1990. Literally. It's been that long since we've had a Blue Moon occur on New Year's Eve. Since a Blue Moon is simply the second full moon of the month, any time we have ... Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/29/Blizzard_Christmas_2009.jpg \ Come on. You knew this was coming. On the LJWorld blogs, we've been reading about what to name the last decade and what milestones have occurred over the past decade. What we haven't read about is your New Year's resolutions. Here are my top 3 ... Continue reading

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Help Your Elderly Neighbors with Snow

I was driving by Alabama and 27th Terr on my way home to the country this afternoon. The corner of that intersection to be specific. An Octogenarian was shoveling the "snow plow shelf" at the end of his driveway. Shoveling is generous, tiny bites would be more ... Continue reading

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Stripper Mini-Blog: Super Fun Bag Inspection Time

The Lawrence Crew, Anton, and I, spent a few extra minutes getting checked out at security. We were so early that our security inspector took extra time to hold up each animal, and with the stony expression of a seasoned security veteran, demand the name of each ... Continue reading