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Watch party update

Last week, we talked a little about the maiden voyage of the new [KU Alumni Association][1] and [KUsports.com][2] mobile watch party. Now that we've got our first watch party under our belt, we wanted to share a few of the results of the night's festivities. The simplest ... Continue reading

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Police Scanner Update

Hello concerned citizens....I have taken a bit of a break from blogging, but rest assured, I am back, ready to go, and ready to document the events as I hear them over the scanner. My last blog post questioned if New Years Resolutions were keeping the scanner ... Continue reading

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Why? The Tragedy in Tucson Explained (Part I)

I don’t know about all of you but I was deeply affected by the Tragedy in Tucson. Especially disconcerting was the death of 9 year old Christina Green. Her deep motivation was her love of America and understanding the political workings of our great country. As I ... Continue reading

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The top 10 freshmen hoops players in the Big 12 at mid-season

For the past two years, the Conference Chatter blog has put together a list of the top 10 freshmen basketball players in the Big 12 at mid-season. Oklahoma's [Willie Warren took the top spot][1] in the first year in 2008-09, while Kansas University's [Xavier Henry captured the ... Continue reading

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Recap: Morris twins’ rebounding just as valuable as their points against Iowa State

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Marcus Morris' 33 points in Kansas' 84-79 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night will steal most ... Continue reading

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Phelps, WBC and Arizona

I really think Westboro Baptist should bear in mind that in many ways Arizona right now is a pretty lawless state (one friend likened it to Mississippi in the '60's). Tucson, where the massacre happened, is a spot of blue in a sea of red. Gun laws ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Nightmare of Reality”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, can, dream, flesh, heart, man, me, mesh, mind, right, scream, see, sight, unkind. Nightmare of Reality! By L. Don Oliver LUSTING there above me, The preachers of the ______; ... Continue reading

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World Company 2010 social media statistics

When I started working at the World Company in late 2009, we were just beginning to formally organize our social media presence in both news and advertising. One thing we didn't have was a benchmark for longterm growth. So starting on Jan. 1, 2010, I began keeping ... Continue reading

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Song Title and Lyric Game: Your Favorite Swan Songs of Farewell

I haven't blogged for several weeks. I've thought about it, but life circumstances have kept words at bay. Christmas day was one of the most difficult ones my family and I have experienced - the days that have since followed haven't been much better. Without going into ... Continue reading

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Discussing Scott Christopherson, AP ballots and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Iowa State on Wednesday night in Ames, Iowa. One of the Cyclones' best offensive players is three-point specialist Scott Christopherson, who leads the Big 12 in three-point shooting (48 of 95, 50.5 percent). ... Continue reading

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Tuscon tragedy, what to do?

I don't know what motivated the shooting, if he acted alone, if he was mentally deranged and if he was influenced by politics and which side. One of Giffords' favorite charities now has a special fund,Those wishing to donate can log on to: www.communityfoodbank.org . I thought ... Continue reading

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An egg-stravagant pizza

Last week I decided to make homemade pizza for a friend and I to share while my husband was out watching some sporting event or another. As usual, I spent a good part of my day daydreaming about said pizza, and about halfway in I realized that ... Continue reading

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Recap: Jayhawks can take positives from close win

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. When I first started driving, I was terrified of merging onto highways. I had no feel for ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Vegetable Brown Rice with Feta Cheese

Good Monday, folks. How’s your January? Cold? Ours too. Here’s a nice warm meal that will fill you up and keep you eating for a few days there after: Vegetable Brown Rice with Feta Cheese. This dish makes a filling meal when paired with a salad or ... Continue reading

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Behind the blog numbers

You folks are hard to figure. By “you folks,” I don’t mean “you people,” as in, “There goes the neighborhood.” I mean, “you folks,” as in, regular readers of this blog. You know who you are, and may God have mercy on your souls. I have the ... Continue reading

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Target 3.5cu ft Chest Freezers …. and Coupons to Help Fill It

One of my favorite money saving tools is my deep freeze. This year, with the growing appetite of my growing brood, my husband brought home more venison than usual and my freezer is full. I mean: almost-can't-close-the-lid-don't-think-about-putting-anything-else-in, full. I'm so used to preparing extra meals, keeping extra ... Continue reading

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Washington Post Gives “5 Myths Why the South Seceded”

Hey, I wanted to move on to an interesting research paper discussing why terrorist commit terrorist acts. (hint: it is not because they are poor, disgruntled, or religous...more on this later). But, I just couldn't stop myself from discussing the Washington Post article on the "5 Myths ... Continue reading

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Start out the new year making healthy choices

New Year resolution – healthy choices At this time of year, the ads are all about getting healthy – new you, new choices, healthy living, etc. So, I’m just wondering, do you tend to eat better year round or do you splurge during the holidays and then ... Continue reading

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Discussing Michigan coach John Beilein, KU guard Elijah Johnson and Hawks to Rock

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Michigan on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Tom, what can you tell us about Michigan coach John Beilein? **Tom Keegan:** I've been watching John Beilein's teams play since he was coaching at Canisius ... Continue reading

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We have been “disrespected”

Well, what a week. Somebody “disrespected” Lawrence. We are allegedly too liberal. Seems to have stirred up a lot of comments. Frankly I am little concerned that we may be too liberal from the standpoint of some of our legislators – kind of a badge of honor. ... Continue reading

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