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A recipe for fog

Fog is common in low-lying areas, especially river valleys. The Kansas River Valley is certainly no stranger to fog, either. One type of fog we often see is called "radiation fog". I have an ideal recipe in my hand for this type of fog. These three ingredients ... Continue reading

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Half of us!

Just over half of us in Douglas County are obese. Marilyn Hull, executive director of LiveWell Lawrence pointed out that problem at a LiveWell meeting last night. To anyone who keeps up with news of any type, it's no mystery that obesity can lead to all types ... Continue reading

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Site Enhancements

Let us know how you like the new look! We've launched some design enhancements today that make the site easier to navigate. Now it's even quicker to find what you're looking for! Coupons, events, services, hours, menus and specials; if it's local it's on Marketplace. Don't forget ... Continue reading

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A Memory of the Kennedy Journey

The one time I was in the room with Edward Kennedy was almost 26 years ago, for an afternoon announcement of the Senate's passage of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday bill. Senator Kennedy, and others, including Coretta Scott King, stood to the right of the podium, ... Continue reading

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New York Celebrates Brazil on Labor Day

The 25th Anniversary of Brazilian Day in New York by Ernest Barteldes Sunday, September 6 W 46th Street and 6th Ave. 12-6 PM http://www.brazilianday.com http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Aug/27/101_3077.jpg Ever since I moved to New York almost nine years ago (though it doesn't seem that long – time really flies), I ... Continue reading

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Health Care: What Would Jesus Do?

As the debate over American health care reform continues to intensify, let us not forget that ever-popular, transcendent question: What would Jesus do? Would He do any and everything in His power to provide a basic humanitarian service to the underprivileged, the poor, the sick, regardless of ... Continue reading

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KU football practice report: Aug. 26

Open practice No. 2 was Wednesday, and it's probably the last time we'll be able to see the Jayhawks on the field before their Sept. 5 season-opener against Northern Colorado. Let's get right to the depth charts from what I saw. Here was the depth chart from ... Continue reading

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Building up a storm

The build up of heat and humidity is called "potential energy." The term "potential" means under the right set of conditions, the built up energy may be "potentially" released (often in the form of a storm). Sometimes, when people say the air "feels heavy" what they are ... Continue reading

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Take a listen to some audio from Ted Kennedy and Bob Dole’s radio show

With Ted Kennedy's death over night, interest in the "Lion of the Senate" is at a high. With the help of folks at the Dole Institute of Politics at KU, especially senior archivist Morgan Davis, we were able to digitize five, 25-year-old audio recordings of Face Off, ... Continue reading

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A bizarre BCS Championship prediction

Most predictions I've seen for the BCS Championship this season involve Florida vs. Oklahoma or Texas. Pretty safe pick. Just like last year, one loss should still give you a decent shot at playing for the BCS title game, especially in the SEC and Big 12. Then, ... Continue reading

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Your Chamber of Commerce at Work

The LA times reports that the Chamber of Commerce has come up with a novel approach to stop proposed EPA regulation of carbon dioxide as a pollutant- hold a trial. According to the article, Chamber officials are comparing the proposed trial to the "Scopes Trial" of evolution ... Continue reading

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The Invisible Government Health Care System

Health Care Reform is confusing and scary. Will the proposed changes make costs go up or come down? How will the quality of service be effected? Will treatment improve or get worse? And who will make the decisions that determine how cases and patients are handled? An ... Continue reading

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Hi, my agency name is …

Hi, my name is GaDuGi Safecenter. This agency is considered to be one of United Way’s self-sufficiency organizations: helping families and individuals become financially stable and independent. The mission: “GaDuGi SafeCenter is committed to working together with the community toward the common goal of ending all forms ... Continue reading

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Mistitled Michael Moore Film

On youtube I saw the trailer for the latest Michael Moore film, "Capitalism: A Love Story." The film is about the wall street bailout and scenes are shown where Moore goes to arrest the board of directors of AIG and also he stands outside their building with ... Continue reading

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Fourth-down myths and trying to bust them

I've always been one that hates when a team rushes the ball on fourth-and-1 or fourth-and-2. Is there any worse feeling than seeing a running back get stuffed at the line and immediately thinking, "A pass would have gotten the touchdown easily"? Well, my friends, let me ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Brad Pitt Supporting Performances

He’s appeared in ho-hum mainstream fare like “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Troy,” and “Meet Joe Black,” but it’s when Brad Pitt plays smaller roles that he’s able to really show off his acting chops—especially his impeccable comic timing (see this weekend’s No. 1 movie, “Inglourious ... Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Do you know how to cut up a whole chicken for frying? Pick out a melon? Make a perfect meatball? I didn't think so. The grocery industry does most of that for us now, and I think it's a crying shame that many of us can whip ... Continue reading

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Klamet is cooler than you think!

My first post to this blog was about myself, my last name, and my thoughts thereof. Some of us have names that have "unfortunate" rhymes and develop a sensitivity because of it. That was certainly true of me when I was young. Does anyone remember the 70's ... Continue reading

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The Lawrence Busker Festival

This weekend there was more local music than I could shake a stick at. Aside from your usual good local rock shows, there was the Fiddlin' and Pickin' championships in Lawrence's South Park. But the real fun was at the Lawrence Busker Festival. We started our journey ... Continue reading

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What is $52 worth?

As individuals begin to think about donating to the 2009 United Way Campaign in Douglas County, it helps to put things into perspective. A gift of $52 will provide Unite Way agency clients with the following: American Red Cross, Douglas County Chapter One week of groceries for ... Continue reading