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Obama’s Saddest Day

On Tuesday night, the nation listened to President Obama make a clear and forceful case for an increase of troops in Afghanistan. He detailed how an increased investment (in soldiers and money) is necessary for the security of the United States. Basically, he established how he is ... Continue reading

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2010 Grammys, you are pathetic

2010 Grammy Awards, you are going to be pathetic. In my opinion, the Grammys have been on a downward spiral over the last few years. But 2009's award show held high hopes. Remember when MIA showed up and performed while she was nine months pregnant? And most ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 98, Alcorn State 31

This chart does a good job of summing up Kansas' 67-point drubbing of Alcorn State: NCAA Basketball Stats — — — StatSheet.com Your eyes don't deceive you. According to StatSheet.com's calculations, KU had the contest sewn up by the 1:40 mark of the first half. At that ... Continue reading

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Big 12 Championship will be considerably closer this year

For the past several years, if the casual observer wasn't an alumnus or fan of either of the teams playing in the Big 12 Championship, here's guessing it was a pretty boring night of television. In the last seven years, the conference title game between the North ... Continue reading

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20 years ago’s cold … seems like only yesterday

I was telling someone about it today and realized that it's been 20 years now. Do you remember December 1989? If you were anywhere in the middle of the country and were old enough to remember, then you probably can recall how cold it was. Several area ... Continue reading

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Feeling the chill

Over the past couple of days, we've been talking about this very cold air mass moving into our area, but not only are we dealing with cold air, the breezy conditions mean we also have wind chills to discuss. What exactly is a wind chill and how ... Continue reading

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News & notes to bridge the gap between high school sports seasons

With the fall high school sports season now behind us and winter games set to tip off on Friday, here’s a short list of news and notes compiled while wondering just how weird it will be to see Lawrence High’s boys basketball team play on Friday without ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 12/1/2009

Previous: IPS 11/25/2009 Next :IPS 12/9/2009 sapphic identified the location of this week's picutre. See the bottom of the post for the answer. Yes, I'm a day early and pretty excited about this week's subject. It was submitted by cece_stand and there may be more to this ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 12/1/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Tyshawn Taylor made some shots against Tennessee Tech. He's back to shooting 44 percent from three. He played better. He can ... Continue reading

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Introducing the LawrenceNow desktop application

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/01/Screen_shot_2009-12-01_at_12.14.35_PM.png LAWRENCE, KAN. - The World Company is excited to announce the launch of LawrenceNow, a desktop application created in partnership with Myriad Tech. LawrenceNow gives readers of LJWorld.com, KUSports.com and Lawrence.com full access to customized news in the form of a desktop ticker. Users can add ... Continue reading

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The technical how-tos of taking great weather photos

Yesterday we went over some basic questions and answers about weather photography; now let’s go into more detail! Nighttime photography is something I was always curious about. From lightning to the moon, there are a lot of amazing scenes to capture at night, but when I've tried ... Continue reading

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Welcome to the ‘Recreate The Shot’ contest (There’s an HD TV up for grabs)

One day in November, we were sitting around wondering what we could do that would be a cool, fun way to reward you, our awesome users, for visiting us at KUsports.com. Slowly, after many false starts and bad ideas, we hit on this. To make a long ... Continue reading

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Two jetstreams phased as one

If you paid much attention to the forecast over the last few days, you've likely noticed the big drop in temperatures expected later this week. That may be about the only thing that is fairly certain. It looks very likely that we will have much colder air ... Continue reading

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Winter weather brings a good opportunity to send us some weather photos

Technology today makes photography very simple. With digital cameras, you don't have to worry about wasting money on purchasing and developing film; with camera phones and compact cameras, you don't have the inconvenience of lugging a camera around (unless you chose to bring the tripod and fancy ... Continue reading

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Remember Success

Oh for heaven's sake - We're Kansas - the only reason our name and football are even mentioned in the same sentence, much less on national TV are because of Mangino. He took a program that was everyone's homecoming team and put us on the map - ... Continue reading

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The opposite of turkey

On Sunday, after several marathon days of seeing family and gorging ourselves, Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I took The Nugget out to the Christmas tree farm to have some family pictures taken and pick out our tree. The baby cried the whole time. We had planned ... Continue reading

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Happy haulidays

Generally speaking, I’m a firm believer that the bike is superior to the automobile. Now, before anyone gets too bent, realize I’m not passing judgment on the people who chose one type of transport over the other, but only on the means of conveyance. Bikes are cheaper ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV reaction to Border War, plus week 13 awards

For the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV, featuring my reaction to the 2009 Border War, plus other games from around the Big 12, see the video below: To take part in a discussion on how Kansas University coach Mark Mangino will be remembered, if in fact he's coached ... Continue reading

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Sesame Street Pictures

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