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Army focus: conventional war or counterinsurgency?

Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began the U.S. Army has been relearning how to conduct counterinsurgency and stability operations while also trying to maintain conventional war-fighting capabilities. Last month 900 students in Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College conducted what’s called a Warfighter exercise, ... Continue reading

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Its not about science but…

Back when our government ousted Manual Noriaga from Panama, as I recall, rock music was used in an attempt rattle him. I suppose that sort of military use of sound is appropriate. But in a civilian setting? Consider this article about a New Zealand mall's attempt to ... Continue reading

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# it happened tomorrow # meghan mccain # yanni tour # deidra

bachelor winner krazy kaitlin jon voight 24 who did the bachelor jason pick fred lane intimate jason scott pwcs the bachelor jason joanna moore she ll still be dead at halftime napier new zealand weather it happened tomorrow jason taylor after the final rose campbell family haunting ... Continue reading

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Check these lane closures set for Tuesday in Topeka, KC areas

Some updates and new projects that could affect your driving Tuesday in the area: • The right lane for traffic headed south on U.S. Highway 75, on the Westgate bridge in Topeka, will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday for work to repair concrete ... Continue reading

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Bob Skelding & Dakotah - The Power of the Wagon

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/02/Kansas_Neighborhood.jpg (http://media.kansascity.com) Whenever someone says the word “neighborhood” I go to an idyllic scene in my head that resembles something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. A place not too unlike where I grew up in southern Ohio as a boy of the 1960’s. Being an uncommon ... Continue reading

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Bill Self: national coach of the year?

After Kansas University stomped Missouri, 90-65, on Sunday in Allen Fieldhouse, a good friend sent me a text message: "This team just continues to amaze me," it said. Me too. Before Big 12 Conference play started, there's no way I would have thought the defending national champs ... Continue reading

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For sale: LHS engineering students

I know I've raved about Lawrence High's college prep engineering class before and how they win everything and could design their way out of a cardboard box, but to show off all their skills, they need to make it to the Global Construction Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Continue reading

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Veteran finally to undergo back surgery

On Tuesday, nearly three years after he was injured in an explosion during the war on terror, Army veteran Gary Connellis will undergo back surgery. It has been a long, painful wait for someone with a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. And those are just ... Continue reading

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The Rest of the Story…..

Paul Harvey was a masterful storyteller. One of the most inspiring yet heart-wrenching stories he ever told was about a little girl named Mary Ellen McCormack. In 1873 a janitor told a church worker, Etta Wheeler, about a little girl living in an apartment building in New ... Continue reading

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Hello, old friend

An old friend gave me a lift to the office today. I feel sort of bad. He and I haven’t done much lately, not since the last bad-weather day of last winter. While I spent plenty of time with my other, faster, flashier friends, my old friend ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk responsible for Shaq’s resurgence?

Fifty-three-year-old Alvin Gentry has been a basketball coach for more than half of his life — 29 years to be exact. In that time, he has logged 20 seasons on an NBA bench, with most of those coming as an assistant. That’s where he began the 2008-2009 ... Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so, Spidey, say it ain’t so!

The Spider-Man Broadway Musical proudly announced that it has a title -- "Turn Off the Dark" -- and it goes into previews January 2010. Say ....wha??? Yep, here's the official website: http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com/ And there it is...the poster in all its glory -- proclaiming the music written by ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/1/2009

Previous: IPS 2/22/2009 Next: IPS 3/8/2009 No windows, doors, roofs, or chimneys this week. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/01/saDSC_3150a.JPG The image(s) above is a part of a photo I took somewhere in the area. I'll add additional parts of the picture over the next few days. I'll notify the first person ... Continue reading

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What Do I Give Up For Lent?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/01/LadyBugs.jpg Lent is no longer about giving up food, or drink. That is observance on a really trivial level when you think about it. No, it is about giving up the things that hurt our minds and souls and make us less than we can be. Do ... Continue reading

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Well now. Ok. It’s the Bible Thumper’s Turn

My guest writer today is a woman deserving of wider recognition. Sandra E. Graham is a grandmother living in northern Arizona, and today is looking at 8 inches of snow. She is witty, earthly, and survives the daily details of living with a wonderful laugh and a ... Continue reading

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How high could KU go?

If No. 15 Kansas can defeat No. 8 Missouri on Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse, it will be in place for a huge jump in the rankings. Assuming the Jayhawks beat the Tigers, half of the teams in front of the Jayhawks in the ESPN/USA Today rankings will ... Continue reading

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Review: ‘Business’ succeeds at University Theatre

This review of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," which opened Friday at University Theatre, is from Dean Bevan, a retired Baker University English professor who lives in Lawrence. What better time to laugh at the foibles of the business world than now? Take a ... Continue reading

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Zeer Pots Use Green Techology to Reduce African Hunger

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/28/Zeer_pot.jpg It's Saturday, the day for American classics from the early days of jazz and rhythm and blues. WGBO.FM out of Newark, NJ has a great web link with superb sound and radio hosts who really know the music. Little Milton is the featured blues artist this ... Continue reading

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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to justbegintowrite (Ronda Miller), who won last week's challenge with 31% of the votes. viewfromahill came in a close second at 28%. As the top two vote getters, both will have their satirical definitions for the term Teamwork posted in Devil's Circle of Winning Satirists, where ... Continue reading

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Potential traffic delays for Monday through March 6

Scheduled projects that could affect your travel in the region during the coming week: Lawrence • Work continues on The Oread, a hotel and mixed-use project just north of Kansas University’s main campus, and that means ongoing traffic restrictions now expected to last through the end of ... Continue reading