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Ready, set, save …

How do you teach an old chick new tricks? I’m a 47-year-old wife and mother working a part-time job and juggling two teenage kids’ activities. The trick — learning how to reduce my household expenses with the help of my friend, Super Jenn. After all, our oldest ... Continue reading

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Salt in the Wound for Poland and Czech Republic

For a President who is polished and understands PR quite well, it is quite an error! Yesterday, President Obama announced a change in the defensive missile shield program and declared that the focus will change from a ground based system in Poland and the Czech Republic to ... Continue reading

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Project Runway: Black and white and a liar all over

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2009/09/18/Runway.jpg My oh, my, I am majorly starting to regret deciding to do a “Project Runway” blog instead of a “Top Chef” blog. MAJORLY. My reason is simple: My excitement about the return of “Project Runway” after its long hiatus has dwindled into the negative column. The ... Continue reading

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Curses

I’m trying to watch my mouth. The other day, after another close call with an inattentive (at best) motorist, I found myself swearing out loud at the (bleep)-ing $#%&er. And it dawned on me that maybe I should temper my tongue just a bit. At home, I ... Continue reading

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Last chance to enter the 1,000,000th comment contest

There are just a few more hours left to enter our 1,000,000th comment contest. Here's a quick rundown on the rules: 1) Guess the day when the trio of our Lawrence sites (LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and lawrence.com) will see the 1,000,000th comment posted between the three of them. ... Continue reading

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Ice clouds and halos

Cirrus clouds that we've seen the last couple of days are fairly high into the atmosphere. Usually around 20,000 to 35,000 feet above the Earth's surface. At the very cold temperatures in that part of the atmosphere, the clouds are usually made up entirely of ice crystals. ... Continue reading

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The Big PIcture

...to see just how important we are in the over all scheme of things. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/17/heic0406a.jpg This is an older Hubble image but always worth revisiting. The official Hubble site says of this image: " The HUDF field contains an estimated 10,000 galaxies. In ground-based images, the patch ... Continue reading

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The End of an Epic Journey

Success! Everybody woke up early, and got their things packed up! Joe and Tim headed off really early in the morning, heading toward the next town to repair their tires. Since they could only go about 10 mph on their leaking tires, and had to fill one ... Continue reading

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First Post For The Health Nut

I have been writing for over 2 years now as my full time job. I try to participate in as many social networks and blogs as possible so people can see what I am all about. Since this is my official intro to ljworld this post will ... Continue reading

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Who is Norman Borlaug?

Who determines the amount of coverage a person gets when they pass away? We have received extensive coverage of Jackson, Swayze, Kennedy (all very deserving of recognition due to their impact on society), but who is being left out? I have to admit, due to a bit ... Continue reading

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Philadelphia: It Really Loves You Back

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/17/101_1850.jpg Last weekend, my wife and I paid yet another visit to the City of Brotherly Love – being my fifth time since relocating to the United States almost nine years ago. Philadelphia is one of those towns that is always pleasurable to visit, not only because ... Continue reading

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Millionth poster

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Sep/17/Typist.jpg OK. The contest is on. I have already conducted much research, consulted the Farmer's Almanac, thrown down the chicken bones, and danced naked under the darkened moon, and have posted my prediction as to the exact time when the one-millionth post will be made. I feel ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV week 3 picks, and how will Adrian Peterson be remembered?

It's early in the college football season, but this weekend will produce one of the most anticipated games in the Big 12 when Texas Tech visits Texas. The ESPN GameDay crew will be in Austin for a rivalry that was taken to a historic level last year ... Continue reading

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Bi-Partisanship

On another blog, I ran into a number of posts suggesting a bipartisan approach to health care reform exists. This is supposedly so because some Republican ideas are included in 3200(??) or something(??). Really! Merriam-Webster defines bipartisan: of, relating to, or involving members of two parties; specifically: ... Continue reading

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Review: The Informant!

If you are one of those moviegoers who needs simple, clear-cut reasons for the motivations behind your main character, then Steven Soderbergh’s big business satire “The Informant!” is not for you. The director has handled this kind of corporate whistle-blowing story before in “Erin Brockovich,” but this ... Continue reading

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Join us in evaluating our commenter use agreement

What with our Millionth Comment Countdown™ in full swing, we thought it a good opportunity to review our current Use Policy Agreement. Not that we're necessarily going to be allowing what we currently disallow in comments, but we'd like to get your ideas and feedback on our ... Continue reading

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More resources for those who suffer from pollen problems

Matt mentioned the pollen count is pretty high in his previous blog. If you suffer from allergies, I’m sure you've already noticed! This morning I could not get over my allergy symptoms, so I spent some time looking for tips on how to deal with the high ... Continue reading

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Would you pay to read this?

Jim Romenesko's blog on poynter.org featured a link to Alan Mutter's blog, "Reflections of a Newsosaur," in reference to the topic of paying for online news. http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45 In the entry titled "Ideal pay-wall fee may be less than you think," Mutter discusses what online news consumers will ... Continue reading

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The one millionth comment contest: Enter now

Back in May, I first started talking about the approaching 1,000,000th comment, which I expected to be posted on one of our three Lawrence sites (LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and lawrence.com). Some of you have even taken to talking about it. We're now just days away from hitting the ... Continue reading

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Have you noticed the high pollen count lately?

Sinus pressure is building up like a pressure cooker in my head as I type this blog. I've met people who say they don't have allergies and envy that way of life. However, there is one good bit of information today: Ragweed went down. The pollen count ... Continue reading