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Senator Harry Reid, You Lie!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – NV), on Monday, made comments indicating that Democratic Senators are on the wrong side of the health care reform debate. Here is a portion of Senator Reid’s comments, “Instead of joining us on the right side of history, all Republicans ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/9/2009

Previous: IPS 12/1/2009 Next:IPS 12/18/2009 the_tagger identified this week's subject. See the end of this post for the answer. This week's image was again suggested by cece_stand. Suggestions for subjects are always appreciated. Last week's subject was an old gravesite east of the entrance to the East ... Continue reading

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Another one (Brewster) bites the dust

Minnesota football coach Tim Brewster, the subject of rumors involving his interest in the Kansas University head coaching vacancy, publicly pulled his hat from the ring during an interview with the Minnesota Sports Headliners Web site Wednesday. "I have not spoken with anybody," he told the Web ... Continue reading

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Venting…

Hum…where to start. Sometimes I feel as if the only person I can really talk to now a days is my mother. Which is great seeing as we’ve always been really good friends, but it doesn’t seem to be enough sometimes, I miss having friends. I haven’t ... Continue reading

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Winter Storm Wrap-Up

This winter storm certainly packed quite a punch, dumping a foot of snow in Corning, Kan., while leaving Lawrence with just shy of 3 inches of total accumulation. The first inch of snow came early Tuesday morning and most of that was quickly melted by the rain ... Continue reading

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NaNoWriWhoa! Where’d it go?

Another month of December. Another month of novel writing tucked into our belts. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, http://www.nanowrimo.org/) is over. Again. This is my fifth venture into the blitzkrieg novel-writing experience, and the second time I've led the local Lawrence chapter during the month of November. ... Continue reading

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Climate Gate-How do I Read the Response?

A few weeks ago a number of e-mail interchanges between key scientists supporting the climate change theory were made public. They can be interpreted to suggest a conspiracy to defraud or they can be accepted as normal interchange between colleagues. Appropriate review processes have been established and ... Continue reading

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Classed-Up White Trash Favorites

Baby, it's cold outside. I'm not a fan. I'm also not one of those people who is all "Forget Kansas, I'm moving to Florida," (AHEM, MR. MEAT AND POTATOES...) because they can't hack the Kansas seasonal shifts. We're not going anywhere. Rather, I prefer to stay here ... Continue reading

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Keep on Bloggin’

When everybody’s doing it, there’s nothing to be done but jump in. TV and newspaper reporters are finally succumbing to technology. They tweet, blog, facebook and myspace in an attempt to promote the words they write. In classrooms, retired journalists are even teaching burgeoning journalists how to ... Continue reading

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Stripper Blog: From North Africa, to the Middle East, to Kansas

North Africa in July. “Al-laaaaahh…!” A man’s voice sustained each vowel in the Muslim call to prayer as he sang slowly and purposefully into the streets of the Moroccan imperial city. Winding around apartment buildings, flowing through gaping windows, and echoing out over rooftops high and low, ... Continue reading

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A Little DIY Holiday Cheer

Just so we don't completely get caught up in the BUYING this season...remember that one of the most frugal ways to spread Holiday Cheer is to make some of your own gifts. A little bit of effort and creativity can go a long way...especially when you are ... Continue reading

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Ranking the greatest team/game in BCS Championship history

The longest month of the year has to be the eternity between the Big 12 Championship and the BCS Championship. It seems like it will be forever — Dec. 5 to Jan. 7 — until No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas square off for the biggest ... Continue reading

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Announcing The Great Holiday Rebate Contest Winner - Week 1

We are happy to announce Beth Cordova of Lawrence as the winner in week 1 of The Great Holiday Rebate Contest. The correct answers from Sunday's entry are as follows: Welcome to week one of “The Great Holiday Rebate”. For the next 3 weeks, you will need ... Continue reading

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Welcome to The Coach Search Blog!

KU Football Coach Search Hot List ⇔ 1. Turner Gill (Buffalo) ⇑ 2. Skip Holtz (Eastern Carolina) ⇑ 3. Kevin Sumlin (Houston) ⇔ 4. Jim Harbaugh (Stanford) ⇓ 5. Houston Nutt (Ole Miss) Welcome to "The Coach Search Blog", your one-stop shop for Kansas University coach search ... Continue reading

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Ad Astra Arkestra

If the three-ring circus that is Ad Astra Arkestra comes and plays ANYWHERE near you, for the love of God GO TO THE SHOW. No questions asked! On December 4 I stepped outside my comfort zone (the Lawrence bubble) and headed to (gasp!) Johnson County Community College ... Continue reading

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The Quiet Revolution

      The advent of the blog created a new platform for millions of people to disseminate information, ideas, and opinions into the aether of the Internet. Some thought this would be a contributing factor in the death of the traditional media.       However, ... Continue reading

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ObamaCare

An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN ) Here is a letter he sent to Senator Bayh. Stephen Fraser MD Senator Bayh, As a practicing physician I have major concerns ... Continue reading

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LCT’s ‘Cinderella’ offers musical delights

For this year’s holiday musical, Lawrence Community Theatre presents Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This well-read fairy tale tells the turbulent story of Cinderella, an orphan left to live with her cruel stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. Treated as a lowly servant, Cinderella dreams of going to the ... Continue reading

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Lede-ing the Way

Writing a good blog is not easy. To be relative, informative, engaging and entertaining week after week takes a lot of thought and effort. Add this task to an already busy schedule of writing and reporting and you have yourself a hectic workday. Blogging journalists add a ... Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Enter to Win!

Just a reminder to all of you savvy deal shoppers out there... you have until 5pm today to enter to win this week's $50 in Downtown Lawrence dollars and get yourself registered for the $500 CASH grand prize in the Great Holiday Rebate Game! You will need ... Continue reading