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KU appeals to alumni to help with legislators

The Kansas University Alumni Association is asking its Jayhawks for Higher Education members to contact their state senators and appeal for lower state budget cuts. A letter from Kevin Corbett, president of the KU Alumni Association, and Chancellor Robert Hemenway asks alumni to tell their senators to ... Continue reading

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Car lot on the move to Sixth Street

A used car lot is packing up from its South Iowa Street location to move to a higher profile spot on West Sixth Street. Academy Cars will move into the vacant Custom Highline space at 1527 W. Sixth St., which used to be the home of Quick’s ... Continue reading

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Top 10 3D Movies So Far

With this weekend’s release of Dreamworks’ 3D computer-animated feature “Monsters Vs. Aliens,” 2009 is officially the rebirth of 3D as a mainstream movie-going experience. It’s already the fourth major 3D film to debut in wide release this year (after "My Bloody Valentine 3D," "Jonas Brothers: The 3D ... Continue reading

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sunday walk

I went out to Clinton on Sunday and wandered around south of the dam kind of hoping I meet see some early spring woodland flowers. Nothing in bloom, but I did find some trout lily leaves pushing up through the soil. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/23/lily.JPG I heard lots of chorus ... Continue reading

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The Income Tax is Slavery

Income taxation implies that the government owns you. What percentage of your income goes to taxes? Take that percentage and multiply it by 12 to see how many months of the year you are working for the government. Let's be honest, this isn't about making "contributions" to ... Continue reading

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Wherein I Change My Name To Patty

Pregnancy has its perks, and well it should, considering it has its fair share of horrors on the scale of that scene in Hostel where they cut that guy’s Achilles heel, which is to say, it has added several item to my list of Things That Have ... Continue reading

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Leaner Lawrence Contestants

Hello there to all of you Leaner Lawrence contestants. Congratulations on deciding to become a healthier you. I am Carey Detrick some of you may have seen me last Thursday night at the meeting. I am a trainer at Lawrence Athletic Club and tonight I am starting ... Continue reading

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World Company Cup up for grabs as Spring seasons arrive

In the four-year history of the World Company Cup, Free State High has dominated the competition. Aided by some of the best teams in school history, the Firebirds have outperformed Lawrence High in head-to-head meetings and have won the Cup in each of the first three years ... Continue reading

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A walk on the annoying side

The other day, I stumbled upon a ’zine called Urban Velo. The magazine — available in a for-real pulp version, but also free to download at urbanvelo.org — is billed as a “reflection of the cycling culture in current day cities.” I’m not sure what a current ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/22/2009

Previous: IPS 3/15/2009 Next: IPS 3/29/2009 Several of the photos I've posted recently have been from out of the way places. All I'll say this week is that this week you'll have no excuses. Image #1: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/22/acDSC_3290a.JPG Image #2, just for grins. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/24/acDSC_3290b.JPG And the complete picture ... Continue reading

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red buffalo

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/22/fire_1.JPG I had a good time at another prairie burn this weekend. It was about the easiest I've ever done. We had good natural fire breaks on every side but the south and the wind blew out of the south/southwest, pushing the flames towards a small creek. ... Continue reading

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Why People Like Socialism

Imagine this scenario: Persons A and B are offered a gift of $1000, and they can choose to accept it or not. Person A decides how the money will be split up, and Person B decides whether or not to accept the gift. Person A splits it ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Tyshawn Taylor

The NCAA requires teams to open their locker rooms to media members for a short time each day once the NCAA Tournament begins. This mostly means two things: better access for the media and longer Sideline Reports for the fans. Trust me, it's much easier to ask ... Continue reading

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Hoolie and The Elders

I meant to post this on St. Patrick’s Day but for a variety of reasons wasn’t able to. But better late than never! Saturday, March 14th I went to my first “hoolie.” Ever been to one? Know what it is? Apparently, it means “party” among the Irish. ... Continue reading

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Investigating “Marihuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding”

I hope this is people’s first time reading that title. Discovering that President Nixon appointed a commission in 1971 to investigate the plant, the Schafer commission was headed by Raymond Philip Schafer a Republican governor from Pennsylvania. Nixon selected nine members of the bipartisan commission, while congress ... Continue reading

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So much for down year: Big 12 starts tourney 6-0

Happy madness to one and all. Don't look now, but the Big 12 finished the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a perfect 6-0 record. Impressive for a conference that flew under the national radar for much of the season. Some thoughts I had in general ... Continue reading

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On-Camera Review of “I Love You, Man”

Eric Melin and guest host Whitney Mathews (www.whitneymathews.com) review the new bromance comedy "I Love You, Man," starring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Jon Favreau, Jamie Pressly, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Andy Samberg. "I Love You, Man" gives Paul Rudd a chance to flex his leading man ... Continue reading

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Ridership on the T up in 2009

Ridership numbers on the city’s public transit system are up for the first two months of 2009. According to figures released Friday, average daily ridership on the city’s fixed-route T buses increased by 11 percent compared with January 2008 numbers. Average daily ridership increased by 12.3 percent ... Continue reading

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Brownback threatens to block Iraq nominee

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., on Thursday said he would do everything he can to hold up confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to be Iraq's ambassador, Chris Hill, a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian affairs. Brownback and four other Republican senators earlier this week ... Continue reading

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Spring to spring on Friday

Spring arrives at 8:44 a.m. on Friday, but we are already seeing all the signs that spring has sprung. It seems everything is starting to change, from the grass in the yard going from brown to brown with a shade of green, to snow boots being replaced ... Continue reading