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July 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Pretty quiet for being just a few nights until the fourth of July. Only two reported fireworks complaints called into Police overnight. The first of which was reported as sound of gunshots. Police investigated and determined that it was only fireworks. I am sure calls like this ... Continue reading

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It’s Been Good, It’s Been Fun, It’s Been Good Fun! Goodbye Whitney!

**The gang will miss you!** ***************************************** ********************************************** **All of them!** ********************************************** ******************************************** **Your good tastes . . .** ******************************************* ****************************************** ********************************************* **most of the time.** ******************************************** ********************************************** **Your fearlessness!** ******************************************** ****************************************** **And your humility** ***************************************** **************************************** . **Don't forget us when you're famous!** *************************************** (images from web ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s top stories, possible 100-degree contest winners and odd stuff I’m finding in my desk

The National Weather Service has issued three ([yes, three][1]) heat-related alerts for Douglas County. Basically, it's going to be hot. Prepare yourself. Here are Wednesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Town Talk: Compton project at Ninth and N.H. recommended ... Continue reading

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Getting social for the Fourth

With the long Independence Day weekend tempting us right over there on the horizon, many of us are packing our bags, fueling up our cars or just getting ready for a holiday weekend close to home. Keeping the spirit of the holiday in mind, we dug up ... Continue reading

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June 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet night in Douglas County. More of the fairly normal activity, car stops, noise complaints, disturbances and a few animal complaints. Late this morning about, 5:30 a.m. Sheriff Deputies and LDCFM were called to the 900 block of North 1800 Road on reports of an injury ... Continue reading

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General Rant Blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn4DW1uvsAE&feature=player_embedded this is iron sky... the next is transformers 3... IMO i believe this was done deliberately, and intentionally. were iron sky to be released first, it would give humanity a thought in the back of their mind... is it possible for 'humanity' to survive on the ... Continue reading

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Sports hernia surgery, Women’s World Cup and some U.S. vs. Mexico musings

The results just keep on coming for Sporting KC. After its brutal 10-game road trip at the beginning of the 2011 MLS season, the team has gone unbeaten in seven league games since opening LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Seven games without a loss is impressive, but Sporting Kansas ... Continue reading

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Tuesday’s top stories, potential 100-Degree Day Contest winners and free food

Well, we're not under an excessive heat watch yet, but [it starts Thursday and is effective through Saturday][1]. Make sure you know [how to handle heat-related illnesses][2] if you have to spend time outside. Here are Tuesday's most-viewed stories and most-commented items in the last 24 hours: ... Continue reading

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June 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Back to another quiet night in Douglas County. Most of the overnight activity was the fairly normal kind of things, car stops, a few disturbances and noise complaints. Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical were called to the 1600 block of Barker Avenue around 1:45 a.m. on reports of ... Continue reading

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Monday’s top stories and my last week at LJWorld.com

Happy Tuesday-leading-up-to-a-holiday-weekend! I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday. I've been busy wrapping up some loose ends. More on that below. Here are your top stories for Monday, June 27, and the most-commented items in the last 24 hours. In case you're wondering, the [most-viewed story from the ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 9 - #FailWhale and juicy vampires

[Last week][1], I talked about how it took me allllllllll week to use my veggies. It’s true, things happen, most notably leftovers and life. This week, we had a major #FailWhale of a different kind: dinner. On Tuesday, [my dashing head chef][2] tried out a new recipe. ... Continue reading

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June 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 11:15 p.m. KUPD was called to Summerfield Hall in the 1300 block of Sunnyside Avenue on campus. The caller reported a man on the property who was refusing to leave. Several officers arrived and again, the man was asked to leave. The officers stated that the ... Continue reading

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Spring Rolls and Sangria

I love my friends. They love a good party as much as I do, and frankly, they're more creative about it than I am. Last week I was invited to the home of a friend of a friend to a "spring roll and sangria" party. A group ... Continue reading

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“Forks Over Knives” comes to Lawrence!

You are what you eat, right? We all know this, but do we adhere to that bit of wisdom? Probably not. Two out of every three of us are overweight, many dangerously so. Yet we live in one of the most advanced civilizations on the planet. How ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/27/2011

As Geogre Costanza learned on *Seinfeld* it's always best to go out on top. If that's the case, then last week wasn't too bad for the Kansas City Royals. The week ended with the Royals taking two games from the Chicago Cubs in front of a packed ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Cucumber Sandwiches with Strawberries and Watercress

It’s that golden time of year for tennis fans — the white outfits and the lawns of Wimbledon are upon us. The famed tennis event is in its second week starting today and, thus, it seemed like a perfect time for a Wimbledon-based Meatless Monday. I mean, ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Remember the Maine”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What was the Spanish/American War? Politically Correct Resolution: At the ending of the nineteenth century the United State's was a sovereign nation that wanted to maintain this status. It was the internationalists that called it an "Isolationist" nation, because it didn't ... Continue reading

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A summer fling

Her name was Emily, and, to be honest, had I seen her cruising down Mass. Street or hanging out in front of Hy-Vee, I probably wouldn’t have given her a second glance. Emily just wasn’t my “type.” I prefer ’em lean and sleek and maybe a little ... Continue reading

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June 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a few very quiet overnights, mother nature made her return to the area. Just before 1:40 a.m. a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for a large portion of eastern Kansas as storms approached from the northwest. At 2:05 a.m. that was upgraded to a severe thunderstorm ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/26/2011 (1 photo-2 hints)

Next: IPS 7/5/2011 Previous: IPS 6/19/2011 jackpot correctly identified the location of the photo this week. See the bottom of this post for the location. It was a warm and muggy Sunday, in spite of that I saw people playing baseball at a park, and two kids ... Continue reading