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Spring forward, fall … into a daze

The beginning and, especially, end of daylight saving time throw me for a loop every time. It’s just one hour, but for days after we spring forward and again after we fall back, I feel out of sorts, and that’s especially true when I’m on the bike. ... Continue reading

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Halloween

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Nov/01/light_007.JPG Um....not sure what the body is. Maybe someone could help me with this. Continue reading

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Free Cereal At Target

Apparently I missed a little something...apparently a BIG little something... the deal on Kellogg's cereal at Target just got a lot sweeter....um, it got FREE. Target put out a new coupon today that is $1/1 Kellogg's Cereal. Match this with the deal I posted HERE and you ... Continue reading

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Texas just played itself into BCS title game

Check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV below: There must be something about the Rose Bowl that brings out the best in the University of Texas football team. In 2006, the last time the BCS Championship game was played in Pasadena, Calif., Vince Young led the Longhorns ... Continue reading

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My Favorite Weekly Deals: 11/1 - 11/7

After the shopping extravaganza I experienced last week... I decided I wouldn't do any shopping this week. My normal weekly budget is $50...and since I spent $100 I needed to lay off a little, not to mention I have two sick kids at home who don't need ... Continue reading

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Daylight Savings means time is on your side to get ahead on coupon clipping

Can you believe this is Nov. 1? And Day Light Savings, too, which gives me another hour to clip coupons for my coupon binder. Where does the time go? In looking at Sunday’s Journal-World, I feel like I am getting a fresh start with all the coupons ... Continue reading

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There but for the Grace of God Go I

I can't help but be drawn into the emotion of these tragic events. The comments to this story seem to reveal a difference in the way people look at life. Or perhaps they reveal a difference in how they look at themselves. Some see black and white. ... Continue reading

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Dancing Skeletons Anyone?

Why does this column focus solely on Christianity? This is no "Faith Forum" as it totally ignores any other religion. Why not be honest and call it the "Christian Forum"? Halloween is Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) and is the traditional New Years Day of Celtic and other European ... Continue reading

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The Breakdown: What really happened during Todd Reesing’s first interception against OU

So what exactly happened during the first offensive play for Kansas against Oklahoma when Todd Reesing threw an interception? Welcome to "The Breakdown," where we'll look at one KU play each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. ... Continue reading

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3 Questions: Kansas at Texas Tech

Will Texas Tech score more than 50? As Kansas fans might remember, Texas Tech came to Lawrence last season and gained 556 yards on the way to a 63-21 victory. Texas Tech has lost some key pieces since that ugly Saturday — most notably quarterback Graham Harrell ... Continue reading

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Halloween shaking up to be clear, dry, but chilly

Sometimes, forecasting for a holiday or special event can be a little stressful. Not because the forecast is more difficult, but because people tend to have more outdoor plans for holidays. It is never fun to forecast rain on the 4th of July, when there are parades ... Continue reading

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“Top Chef”/“Project Runway”: Vegetarians, boredom and french fries, oh my!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/30/Picture_2.png Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of chefs like two things: Dessert and vegetarians. Fitting then that this week’s “Top Chef” challenge featured über-vegetarian Natalie Portman asking to be served veggie fare in a world-famous steakhouse. Cue the scary Halloween music. “Project Runway” was scary too, ... Continue reading

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Halloween on two wheels

I’ve ridden my bike on all of the major national holidays — and most of the minor ones. Each holiday ride seems to have its own distinct atmosphere. I’ve had kids throw fire crackers and smoke bombs under my wheels on the Fourth of July, and I’ve ... Continue reading

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What has this country come to

The Beverage Tax in my opinion is silly at best. I am beginning to wonder about what this country is coming to. I thought that little war back in 1776 was to get away from all of the taxes that were imposed on us. Now it seems ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Alonso Rojas

Let's get right to this week's Sideline Report with Kansas punter Alonso Rojas. The Sideline Report with Alonso Rojas http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/29/RoJas_Alonso_06112008.jpg Jesse Newell: You started as a soccer player, right? Tell me about that. Alonso Rojas: It’s actually funny. Growing up, I died for football. I used to ... Continue reading

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Rain has played a big part in October

I have found myself mentioning a "gloomy" forecast very often throughout the past month. We always mention rain totals, but what about the number of rainy days? Even if a day started off sunny and beautiful, if we end up with any amount of rain, that's what ... Continue reading

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Dez Bryant ruling doesn’t make sense; ChatterTV week 9 picks

For my picks on each Big 12 game in week 9, check out the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV below: The NCAA put down its iron fist this week and ruled Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant ineligible for the remainder of the season. It's a ridiculous ruling ... Continue reading

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Moran asks news networks to stop saying ‘swine flu’

Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., is asking major news networks to stop referring to the H1N1 virus as "swine flu," saying it is harming the pork industry and farm families across Kansas and the nation. In the letter, Moran says that the term "swine flu" confuses consumers and ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 10/28/2009

Previous: IPS 10/21/2009 Next: IPS 11/4/2009 backyardwino is more perceptive than his name implies. He identified the subject this week. See below for the compete picture and answer After the debacle last week, I was determined to provide more of a challenge this week. We'll see if ... Continue reading

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Coupons available for healthy foods

One of the comments I hear most often is "I don't use coupons because I can't ever find any for what I like" ... or "The only coupons I ever see are for junk". I have no doubt that this is true. Just like anything else... if ... Continue reading