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October 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity in Douglas County this morning but, still really pretty quiet. Police conducted about the usual number of vehicle stops. A Douglas County Deputy was dispatched to assist a Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy on a traffic stop. The stop was on westbound K-10 ... Continue reading

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The NCAA and Ineligible Student Athletes

I wish I understood more. I wish I understood the process more thoroughly. I wish I had more details because right now I am just a tad bit angry and frustrated. I wish I could understand just how the NCAA Clearinghouse works. But I don’t. I do ... Continue reading

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Herbalist to talk about fighting illness naturally

If you want to try using plants to help you during the upcoming cold and flu season, next week provides the perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs. Bill Chioffi, an educator and herbalist with [Gaia Herbs][1], is speaking at 7 p.m., Oct. 26, in the ... Continue reading

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Mid-Season Grades: Sizing up the KU offense, defense and special teams through 6 games

Well, here we are at the midway point of the 2011 season and the Kansas University football team has been hard to figure throughout the season. Although I’m guessing the Jayhawks, at 2-4 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 play, are about where most people predicted they ... Continue reading

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Top Ten Tax Scofflaws

Why Occupy? Well, here are ten good reasons. "So, without further ado, here's Bernie's tax-avoiders list. In this case, one of his staffers informed me, "refund" means "negative federal income tax liability." If you have any quibbles with his facts, let us know in the comments. 1) ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Tax! Tax! Tax!, then Tax! some more”

Question? What is a Value Added Tax (VAT)? Politically Correct Resolution: Every taxable item "Manufactured" in the United States has an Added Value Tax (hidden tax) of 17% added by the government. A value added tax (VAT) is a form of consumption tax. From the perspective of ... Continue reading

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October 19th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

It is starting to sound like a broken record but, again quiet in Douglas County this morning. Police issued just one report number after midnight. That was related to a vehicle stop about 20 minutes after midnight in the 1300 block of Ohio. Lawrence Police responded on ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 10/18/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill says ... Continue reading

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When life gives you green tomatoes, you make chutney

Wednesday's low is supposed to be 26 degrees. I feel like that's a pretty cruel way to end the true growing season in Kansas. I'm sure several local farmers are going to be fine with some row cover and hoop houses, but because I have neither of ... Continue reading

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October 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A very quiet overnight throughout Douglas County. Police in Lawrence responded on several burglary alarms and took a theft report. There was also an early morning disturbance and a non injury accident. The non injury accident was reported just before 4 a.m. in the 1700 block of ... Continue reading

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Sausage at 715

I love restaurants. Love them. I love the varied decor, the look of a long, shiny bar stocked with glassware and pretty bottles. I like kitchens and chef coats and people who bring food to me and then take away my plate and don't expect me to ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk fan nominates Bill Self to lead the Fed

Sometimes – well, often, really – the Internet gives us a chance to chuckle at things that are serious. In the case of the Occupy Wall Street movement, where clarity about pretty much anything is lacking, one man at an Occupy Denver rally knows what he stands ... Continue reading

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Occupy Update October 17

The latest info I have on Occupy Lawrence is that they intended to camp again Sunday night. I haven't heard today from my son who is participating, so I'm not sure how it went last night. Along with the Citibank incident on Saturday in New York, Bank ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 3:27 p.m. - The latest on where Mizzou stands. Didn’t you miss this?

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2008/jan/19/139474/ Good afternoon and welcome to another week of conference realignment madness. While things have calmed substantially in terms of where Kansas University might be headed — it’s clear that the Jayhawks are staying in the Big 12 — the threat of realignment still looms and currently ... Continue reading

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K-State Week: Rivalry put on hold as Jayhawks, Wildcats fight for Jamie’s Wish

When Jamie Pursley was in college, she cheered passionately for Kansas State, despised nearly everything about Kansas University and would never be caught for a second so much as thinking a positive thought about KU, the Jayhawks or Lawrence. Today, a little more than six months after ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Whole-Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and Pistachios

It's a funny time of year for sure. Leaves are falling, but it was in the mid-70s on Sunday. A huge shift from say, Saturday morning, when it was so cold in the house I had to turn on the heat. This recipe satisfies both the need ... Continue reading

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October 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted a number of vehicle stops and responded on a few noise complaints. I did not hear a single disturbance after midnight, which is saying something. Disturbance and Battery calls are usually a frequent occurrence in Lawrence through the overnight hours. Officers did respond on ... Continue reading

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Occupy Update

A march was held in Lawrence on Saturday. South Park was occupied last night. Negotiations are ongoing with Parks & Rec to allow further camping. Protesters were evicted last night in Berlin, Minneapolis and Chicago. London's Occupy movement enters its second day, with permission to continue occupying ... Continue reading

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October 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident in the 1100 block W 8th Street just after midnight. Officers spent most of the night with the fairly normal overnight activity for Lawrence; noise complaints, disturbances and vehicle stops. Officers also checked on a report of fireworks around ... Continue reading

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Stock up on Peanut Butter with this HyVee Sale

It has been [repeatedly reported][1] that peanut butter prices are on the rise. The extremely dry, hot summer left peanut crops decimated. The worst crop in 30 years, actually. That may not affect you if you have, say, peanut allergies.... or dislike peanut butter (do such people ... Continue reading

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