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Merrill wasting time with a rePUGnant

Well said Merrill but you wasted a lot a energy with people that retreat into an act of OBLIVION when they are challenged about their mistakes and propaganda. Yet, they are aware it and they pride themselves on being impervious. In addition, by the REPUGNANTS not voting ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/15/2009

Previous: IPS 2/8/09 Next: IPS 2/22/2009 Anyone who follows this blog knows the kind of subjects that catch my eye. Well, this week I'll confess to remaining true to form.However I suspect, no I hope, that that determining the subject and location of the picture this week ... Continue reading

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National Player of Year: Griffin, Thabeet or Meeks?

The national college basketball player of the year: Always an interesting, fun and debatable topic. So let the debating begin. After three phenomenal performances from the weekend, I think it's clear that this has become a three-horse race. Here are your candidates, starting with the Big 12's ... Continue reading

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annie greensprings berry frost

Can anyone help in finding where to find Annie Green Springs Berry Frost Wine. We live in De. Continue reading

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Bob Skelding - The Healing Begins

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/14/mississippi_map.jpgIt is not unlike folks to characterize the actions of the citizens of Kemper and Noxubee County, Mississippi as angels, in the aftermath of the collision that injured Bob Skelding and killed two of his four Percheron horses. But, after talking to several people who were at ... Continue reading

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to tangential_reasoners_anonymous, who won last week's challenge with over 45% of the votes. Multidisciplinary came in a close second. As the top two vote getters, both will have their satirical definitions for the term Market Research posted in Devil's Circle of Winning Satirists, where they will ... Continue reading

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Enough Fuss about Phelps

Michael Phelps may have issued an apology, but did he really need to? Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton are four prominent politicians who have admitted to smoking marijuana in their past. Steelers’ fans would be decimated right now if Santonio Holmes hadn’t ... Continue reading

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KU students meet Warren Buffett

Members of Kansas University's Finance Club recently got the chance to travel to Omaha and visit with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.Students had two hours to glean information from the Berkshire Hathaway CEO on topics like the stimulus package, playing bridge, how to run a business and marriage.Buffett ... Continue reading

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Student newspaper wants more students on Chancellor search committee

In an editorial, Kansas University's student newspaper opined that one more student and one more faculty member should have been included on the committee to find KU's next chancellor.The paper points out that three students served on the committee that brought current chancellor Robert Hemenway to campus."Since ... Continue reading

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Sales tax numbers strong for holiday season

Come to find out the Grinch didn’t steal Christmas after all. At least not in Lawrence, according to early sales tax returns for the holiday season. City Hall received its January sales tax payment recently, and it was up an impressive 6.1 percent from the same period ... Continue reading

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Love in Six Words

Love letters remind me of the yearly Valentine Peanuts cartoon. Charlie Brown is waiting by his mailbox for a love letter only to be disappointed. Love letters are wonderful if they appear. Often, as with Charlie, they don’t.Still, as the Country Parson once mused, “Spoken words tend ... Continue reading

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Recovering Vegetarian

I used to be vegetarian, sort of. I tried for a couple of years to avoid animal products, but I wasn’t very good at it. Don’t let ‘em fool you. The good vegetarians will tell you that you can basically make any of your old favorite recipes ... Continue reading

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Bob Skelding - Two Worlds Collide

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/12/Bob_By_Wagon_Ready_4_Walls.jpgwww.wagonteamster.comWagon teamster, Ron Dakotah, once told me, after I asked him about the perils of traveling by horse-drawn wagon on modern roads, “…I don’t have time to worry about what is coming from behind me, I’ve got my hands full looking at what is ahead of me…”When ... Continue reading

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Dueling piano bar slated for Downtown

The home of a once-controversial downtown dance club soon will have a different type of sound coming out of it — piano music. A dueling piano bar — the first of its kind in the city — is slated to open next month in the New Hampshire ... Continue reading

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Lawrence educator wins Governor’s Arts Award

A Lawrence educator is among those who will be honored this summer with a Governor's Arts Award, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced this morning.Lanell Finneran, who uses the arts to teach special education students with Lawrence Public Schools, was one of six recipients. She's pictured above with ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 12 — The Last Meal

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/12/Picture_1.pngI think maybe if this whole writing thing doesn't work out, I should pack up the car and head for Hollywood and try my luck at being a reality show producer. Not that it's anything I think I'd love more than writing — hard to beat that ... Continue reading

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Disturbing Behavior

I work at the Lawrence Public Library and generally Wednesdays are eventful because of the number of teens that hangout after early school dismissal. Well yesterday may go down in history. A large group of teens gathered in the Children's section and watched two girls beat each ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Review of “Coraline”

Eric Melin and guest host Billy Brimblecom, drummer extraordinaire, review the new 3D stop-motion animation film "Coraline" and talk about its relation to Tim Burton and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." All the ads seem to suggest Tim Burton without actually saying his name, so that is addressed-- ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks hurt by something they can’t control

Missouri’s Keith Ramsey hit three of four free throws against Kansas.That might not sound like an earth-shattering revelation, but it’s probably the reason the Tigers defeated the Jayhawks on Monday.Coming into the game, Ramsey was 8-for-29 from the free-throw line, which comes out to an embarrassing 27.6 ... Continue reading

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Stuffed With Love Shells

Stuffed with LoveSt. Valentine’s Day used to mean roses, wine, candlelit dinners and romance. Then, with each added member of our family, the poetry and love letters turned into nursery rhymes and report cards. So long romance and roses. I find it very difficult to steal my ... Continue reading