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Jayhawk Flashback: Texas, 3/3/07

Though Kansas and Texas have played some great games in the past decade, I think this is probably the most memorable KU win of the bunch. March 3, 2007. Also known as "The Kevin Durant game." The highlights of KU's 90-86 victory are below: Some thoughts: • ... Continue reading

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You’re The Poet; “Moral Character”!

You're The Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Achieve, Apply, believe, care, coddle, fees, goal, good, I, keep, model, rules, share, soul, tools, understand. Moral Character By L. Don Oliver Education, Experience, Perseverance, Are the paths to one's ____; ... Continue reading

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Free Samples = Free Coupons

When I teach a coupon class, one of the sections I cover is "How to Get Coupons". In addition to subscribing to the newspaper, there is one surefire way to get coupons: Request free samples. These generally come with the sample AND high dollar coupons as well. ... Continue reading

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Kansas, Bill Self could be big winners if NBA locks out in 2011

If you're a Kansas basketball fan, you now have an NBA rooting interest for next season. You should be cheering for an NBA lockout. Many reports out there have it as a strong possibility that the NBA will lock out its players in the 2011-12 season. Around ... Continue reading

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Pre-order an awesome Mean Melin T-shirt and help me get to Vegas!

I've had a lot of people ask me for an official Mean Melin T-shirt and I've finally figured out a way to make it happen. After spending five days on the U.S. Air Guitar 2010 tour, I racked up five straight second-round appearances and zero first-place finishes. ... Continue reading

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A Day In The Life Of A Meteorologist During Storm Season

Here is a re-cap of Wednesday from my perspective: It was a long day in the weather world. Storms rolled into Douglas county in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning that were pushing some of the severe limits. Although we didn't have a warning on those storms, ... Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: Get Serious

On Wednesday, 05/12, I disagreed with Paul Krugman, the 2008 Nobel Prize winner for economics who writes a blog and 2 columns a week for the New York Times. Surprisingly, of 19 comments, my comment received the second highest number of recommends—30 Times readers agreed with my ... Continue reading

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Participate in our KU graduation coverage

If you're participating in or attending the annual walk down the hill on KU campus this Sunday, we have some ways you can participate in our news coverage via social media: Tweet, tweet with #kugrad We'll be tracking Twitter for the #kugrad hashtag from now until Sunday. ... Continue reading

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Severe Storm Risk Continues Wednesday

As of 2:30pm, a nearly east-to-west warm front was located about 10 miles south of Lawrence This front separates temperatures in the 70s and 80s south of K-10 from temperatures in the 50s and 60s along and north of I-70. I expected the front to move just ... Continue reading

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Bike-to-Work Day

May is National Bike Month, and Friday May 21, is National Bike-to-Work Day. Lots of our friends here in Lawrence are avid cyclists. We see plenty of our colleagues here at the Journal-World arrive by bike each day. We want to celebrate that and encourage a strong ... Continue reading

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Crocs Flips $14.99

I'm a big fan of Crocs... I have a pair of flips that I have pretty much worn through, so I was really excited to see this come out today and I thought with summer almost here some of you might enjoy it as well:   You ... Continue reading

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May 12th: National Limerick Day. Care to Write One?

Writer Edward Lear would celebrate his birthday today, May 12th, if he were still alive. Unfortunately, he died in 1888 at the age of 76. He was the gentleman responsible for the popularity of the limerick in a book he published in 1846 called, "Book of Nonsense". ... Continue reading

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Freezer Meals will Save You Money

Freezer Meals are a big part of my life. I'm not talking about the kind you buy at the grocery in a box. I'm talking about the kind you make ahead and stick in the freezer for a rainy day. Time and again it has saved us ... Continue reading

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Judging the Judgeship

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/12/supreme_court_building1.jpg (Perlo note: my 05/10 comment on Elena Kagan's nomination were highlighted in the online edition of the New York Times, which also reviewed it for publication in Tuesday's print edition. I re-print it here for Perlo's readers. "Already, the blogsphere is weighing in: liberals are evaluating ... Continue reading

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Small-screen ‘Idol’ renders big-screen songs

Music and film -- my two favorite things. And that's what got combined on "American Idol," in its own peculiar, intriguing and slightly unsatisfying way. Tonight's theme promised "songs from the movies," which gave the four remaining contestants nearly 100 years worth of material. The broadcast delivered ... Continue reading

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Obama’s Women - A National Trend

President Obama chose Janet Napolitano to lead Homeland Security. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/Naploltano.png Barack Obama gave us the wise Latina woman, Sonia Sotomayor, for Supreme Court Justice. Do you see it yet? http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/Sotamayer.png Barack Hussein Obama II has now nominated Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Surely, you see it ... Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

Unlike Monday, a warm front will surge north of Lawrence during the afternoon hours tomorrow, allowing the temperatures to rise to near 80 (if not above) and the air to become increasingly humid. An approaching cold front will initiate the development of another round of storms late ... Continue reading

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New motions filed in the Yellow House federal case

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/11/federal.jpg New motions were filed near the end of last month. On a case that has been awaiting trail for 5 years. Guy and Carrie Neighbors owners of the yellow house currently have no trial date set. I came across these documents on scribd and they seemed ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Human Sacrifice

Human sacrifice is alive and well in the United States, and people really like it. I've watched them and participated in them most weekends (that's when they tend to happen), delighting in their every detail. As you might suspect, they're only available at the finest gentleman's clubs. ... Continue reading

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Our first look at realignment and what it means for the Big 12

Before I go any further, let me say one thing: It’s way too early to start freaking out about conference realignment in the NCAA, but I’m going to do it anyway. OK, good. Now that we’re clear, let’s get to it. Unless you’ve been living without electricity ... Continue reading

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