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November 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were fairly normal for the most part overnight. Lawrence Police responded on a number of disturbances, noise complaints and conducted numerous vehicle stops. At 2:45 a.m. a LPD officer on routine patrols located subjects shooting off fireworks in the 800 block of Kentucky. Shortly after 3:40 ... Continue reading

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Will KU football hang close with Baylor, RG3 on Senior Day?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Baylor on Senior Day at Memorial Stadium. Tom, what stands out to you most about Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III after watching him against KU last season? **Tom Keegan:** He's as quick mentally ... Continue reading

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J. Edgar - a review

How the movie going public will take to a historical period piece is always iffy at best. For people like me with a great historical interest, the decision to go see these movies is an easy one – I’m always excited. For the normal movie lover, I ... Continue reading

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Wanna devour the competition? You can — if you don’t mind your chips black n’ blue

One of the perks of being a food writer: Generally, my mail includes food. In this case, a giant box delivered Friday afternoon (an express shipment, no less), that was suspiciously light. So light, in fact, that I figured either I'd been shipped edible packing peanuts or ... Continue reading

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Get to know KU football’s 15 seniors

With Saturday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against Baylor set to mark the final home game in the careers of 15 Kansas University football seniors, I thought this would be a good time for a quick look back at each guy. We’ve heard throughout the week, from teammates and ... Continue reading

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Head to the Lawrence Farmers’ Market while you can — only two Saturday markets remain

Saturday morning is set to be sunny, clear and crisp and just perfect for hitting up the [Lawrence Farmers' Market][1]. Good thing too, because after this Saturday there will be only one more outdoor market — Nov. 19. So, if you want sweet potatoes, squash, honey and ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Silence of the Deep”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Alive, asleep, by, deep, deep, deep, deep, end, explore, fear, hear, keep, mend, shore, sleep, steep. Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves ... Continue reading

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November 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on several disturbances early this morning. Officers conducted "several" Field Sobriety Tests in the 1500 block of Wakarusa Drive just after 2:15 a.m.. At 2:30 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the 800 block of W 25th Street on reports of the sound ... Continue reading

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Giving bold predictions before KU’s 2011-12 season

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Towson in its season-opener Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what has impressed you most about Naadir Tharpe in his first two games? **Tom Keegan:** What hasn't? I guess his confidence and his outside ... Continue reading

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Final entry: Losses tough to take

*Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.* After starting the season out with a record of 6-2, we have struggled these past few weeks and lost three straight games. Looking back at ... Continue reading

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Google+ brand pages have arrived

Well, it's official: After months of speculation as to when they'd be available and what they'd contain, Google+ opened up registration for brand pages this week. And while there's been plenty of bandwagon-jumping going on (we've joined the fray too, with G+ pages for [LJWorld.com][1] and [Lawrence.com][2]), ... Continue reading

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Koch Addict Scott Wallker and Disgruntled Kansans Hold Staring Contest; Koch-head Blinks

Wisconsin's version of Brownback, Scott Walker, was scheduled to appear with Brownback at a high dollar fundraiser in Wichita on November 15th. Rather than face massive protests, Walker cancelled his appearance. The Occupy movement and labor unions planned to use their First Amendment rights en masse. Rather ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 11/10/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self'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. • **Tyshawn ... Continue reading

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Mr. Bacon walks into a bar…

For any new catering business, winning over potential clients can be a tough slog while word-of-mouth praise gathers. But that Mr. Bacon is a clever one. Mr. Bacon BBQ, a new catering group in Lawrence run by Jeff and Valery Frye, has teamed up with Conroy's Pub ... Continue reading

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November 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence received information on a burglary in the 900 block of Massachusetts Street. Police also conducted a few vehicle stops. KU Public Safety and LDCFM were called to Lindley Hall, 1400 block of Jayhawk Boulevard, after receiving a report ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Iowa State

The following is the Kansas vs. Iowa State episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. Continue reading

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This Is Better Than That

"Whatever gets you through your life 'salright, 'salright, Do it wrong or do it right 'salright, 'salright, " John Lennon's lyrics to "Whatever Gets You Through the Night.", have played through my head numerous times over the years, too numerous to mention. Most of you reading this ... Continue reading

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With Penn State mess making national news, Gill says protocol in place at KU is clearly defined

It’s become the story of the century in college football and, for better or for worse, will end the long and storied career of Penn State coaching legend Joe Paterno. Surely, by now, you’ve heard at least some of the details surrounding the horrific story about former ... Continue reading

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Entry 5: Belgium provides shift in driving experience

*Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.* Getting around the state of Kansas has never really been a problem for me. Having lived in Kansas my entire life I have come to ... Continue reading

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My favorite homemade bread recipe

On days like this one — clear and sunny and way too chilly — I absolutely love to bake my own bread. There's something about the smell and feel of a loaf or a pan of rolls straight from the oven. For a long time I was ... Continue reading

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