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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

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How has Obama’s Stimulus Helped You?

I'm looking for examples of how Obama's stimulus has personally helped you. Did the stimulus help save your job? Has it helped you buy a house? Has it helped you out of debt? Has it helped you buy a car recently? Has it helped increase your income? ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Kansas at Texas

1. Where will Kansas find its motivation? When it comes to sports, intangible qualities aren't usually worth discussing. We have numbers and figures that sum up what happened, why it happened and what will most likely happen in the future. Why try to measure, assess and compare ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight, 11/20/2009

Previous:IPS 11/11/2009 Next:IPS 11/25/2009 hujiko identified this week's photo. See bottom of this post for the answer. Sorry I'm late. Unavoidable circumstances. Here is this week's first image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/20/aDSC_5307a_.JPG Image #2: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/21/aDSC_5307b.JPG Image #3: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/21/aDSC_5307c.JPG Image #4: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/22/aDSC_5307d.JPG The image(s) above is(are) a part of a photo ... Continue reading

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Strangelove. Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stripper.

Now finally rattling down the gravel road to the storied East Lawrence Ballet. I've already turned it over 30,000 times: It’s not cheating; we're breaking up. And heck, I know married guys who go to these places. How awkward, though… Do I want a strange, naked woman ... Continue reading

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Turkey Day Travel Weather

Next Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year and with so many people traveling to visit family for Thanksgiving, weather will be on your mind. The latest model data is indicating that Wednesday will leave temperatures across northeast Kansas a little below average with a ... Continue reading

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When you’re driving in fog, you need to be prepared

Driving in fog can be very dangerous. Sometimes fog can become so dense, you can barely see what is right in front of you. The following image shows three pictures taken this morning from our Capitol Federal Skycam in Topeka; the camera is set on the same ... Continue reading

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Reality rundown: Man, it feels good to be right

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/20/chefaward.png Welcome to the “No Duh” version of the “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” blog rundown. This week’s installment of our favorite reality shows have renewed my faith in the idea that even shows that have gone with the wrong winner (Leanne and Hosea) or finale contestants ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 94, Central Arkansas 44

Thursday night's 94-44 obliteration of Central Arkansas certainly was fun for the Kansas basketball team and its fans. And there's more good news: A look at the numbers reveals KU did more than unleash impressive dunks. The Jayhawks flat-out dominated the Bears, perhaps moreso than the 50-point ... Continue reading

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Why do people repeat falsehoods?

A few months ago I saw a claim that if theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking were in Britain with its socialized medicine he would have been dead by now. I blew it off as another stupid comment but apparently this comment has gotten repeated all over the web. ... Continue reading

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Mangino bloggers gaining ground on news orgs

Since the Mark Mangino investigation broke on KUSports.com on Tuesday, we've been monitoring the story's progress across the Web. It's definitely generating some pageviews for local news organizations - online content published about KU football is up 184% in comparison to the week before. The graph below ... Continue reading

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Honey, if you’re reading this …

Man, I have the best wife in the world. See, the other day, I bought a new-to-me bike. I didn’t really need another bike. But, it was a bike I admired when it first came out, and I found a guy selling a gently used one for ... Continue reading

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Excerpt

Here’s an excerpt from near the beginning of my novel: Penny came into the living room dressed in a red t-shirt and sweats, wearing moccasins that clicked on the hardwood of the hall. “Munin?” The amnesiac was looking out the huge bay window. He seemed to be ... Continue reading

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We Noticed

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/19/harkin_steak_fry_08.jpg This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow......... "WE NOTICED" President Obama: Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk......... During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of ... Continue reading

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New Grocery Deals and a Free e-Recipe Book

The week is wrapping up and I'm already planning my shopping for next week...I thought I would share a few random deals I've found around cyberspace...as well as a couple of deals I see in the HyVee and Dillon's ads that were in Wednesday's River City Pulse. ... Continue reading