Preserving prime farm ground: The other side of the argument

In the fall, Douglas County's agricultural heritage is about as visible as any time of the year. Combines are in the fields, grain trucks are ...

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Instant On-Camera Movie Review of ‘Choke’

It's only the second book from "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk to be adapted into a movie, but beyond sharing a couple themes with the ...

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Riduculous Plot Adds Up to One Lazy ‘Eye’

*1/2I'm not one to get hung up on silly plot devices-as long as there is a very good reason for them.In Christopher Nolan's remarkable backwards-time ...

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Remake Central in Hollywood

Apparently, there's an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece "Rashomon" in the works. Hmm, that's kind of weird since the central conceit of that movie ...

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Parents helping parents

Being a parent of a child in foster care is difficult. This family crisis is accompanied by feelings of anger, guilt, shame or failure. Then ...

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Can you hear me now?

One night a few years ago, I was cycling home on the only real hill between work and my house.It's a relatively steep hill, and ...

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goldenrod

a rigid goldenrod, but I don't know why they call it rigid. It's never seemed any more upright than any of the other species of ...

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7 money-saving tips for traveling abroad

How have you kept expenses down while planning for international travel? I've found the following ideas useful:1) Money conversions. Generally, I've stayed away from travelers' ...

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Superintendent search is a job for the experts

[Some comments][1] on a [story I wrote][2] about the school district's decision to retain a search firm in finding a replacement for Superintendent Randy Weseman ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 11 - Face the music

OK, sorry to jump ahead to next week but how can we not talk about the most intriguing part of last night without doing so? ...

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Bailout protest planned in Franklin County

The fate of the financial bailout in Congress dominated national news Wednesday: GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain suspended his campaign, and President Bush delivered ...

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog, "Round About Lawrence with the Happy Curmudgeon.The Happy Curmudgeon (HC, for short), is a life-long resident of Lawrence, an observer of ...

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spiders

that fall is here, my deck and garden are again being layered with really big spider webs spun by really big spiders (like maybe the ...

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Insurance advice offered to grandparents

Grandparents in Kansas who are raising their grandchildren have better access to information they need when it comes to insurance issues.Earlier this month Kansas Insurance ...

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Police continue to investigate report of pharmaceutical theft

Law enforcement report ¢Lawrence police are investigating the possible theft of about $3,500 in drugs that were stolen from Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. The assistant ...

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School district promotes healthy lifestyles to students, staff

There's little debate that the dietary and fitness habits of Americans have worsened over the years. At Lawrence Memorial Hospital's annual Health Fair, dietitians showed ...

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Its, National Punctuat!on. Day?

Hello? Its [National Punctuation Day][1]. Here in the journalism world punctuation is important run-on sentences, are bad and incorrect punctuation can change the meaning of ...

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Lawrence, KS, Business Unfriendly

How long does it take to get a building permit? The City says 2- 3 weeks, architects and contractors will say 3 months or longer. ...

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New turnpike machines to take personal tolls

Drivers using the new Kansas Turnpike interchange in Leavenworth County won't get a chance to make small talk with a toll collector - unless it's ...

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Superintendent Search: A public event

At last night's school board meeting, board members voted to move forward in selecting a national search firm to help select a replacement for Superintendent ...

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