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Labretta Suede and the Motel Six

This weekend my adventures took me to Greaserama in Kansas City (it's a hot rod extravaganza). If you don't like beards that reach the belt buckle, tattoos as far as the eye can see, and men in fishnet stockings, then this wasn't the place for you. We ... Continue reading

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Root ‘n’ roll

“I saw you ride up on your bike.” It wasn’t so much the words uttered by the receptionist at the endodentist as the tone that rubbed me the wrong way. There was a sneer to my ear. It sounded a bit like that cute-but-bratty girl I sat ... Continue reading

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Slow starts hamper Big 12’s typical flashiness; ChatterTV reaction; Week 1 awards; Sorrentino Scale debuts

With one week of Big 12 football games complete, I feel a sense of utter perplexity when trying to make sense of how the conference's week 1 performances will translate to the rest of the season. Allow me to elaborate: • Oklahoma, to me, was the most ... Continue reading

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Let High-Schoolers Go to Bed On-Time

An online poll "Should high school schedules be changed so students can sleep in?", an On The Street question, "Should high schools start later in the day so kids can get more sleep?", and finally, the news story, "Let high-schoolers sleep in, state health officer says", has ... Continue reading

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What is the role of an elected official in advancing the public interest?

Over the past few days, I experience an interesting exchange with a local official. It raised a question I would like to share. Just what exactly is the role of an elected/appointed public official in today’s world? Version 1: An advocate for whatever aspect of policy within ... Continue reading

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Caramel brownie bread pudding with salted caramel strawberries. Say that ten times fast.

Because I am famous for not being patient enough to bake, and I almost never do baking from scratch, I have had to come up with ways pull a few tricks out of the hat over the years that pass as dessert but won't be a huge, ... Continue reading

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Cheaper Car Insurance?

A great site to get a car insurance quote, you may save hundreds a year[link text][1] [1]: Young Drivers Insurance Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend is a Time to Slow Down and Catch Up

Like most holiday weekends, you will find no new coupons in this week’s paper. This is a great chance to get caught up on your clipping and check out the printable coupons available all across the web. Our family likes to use this weekend to slow down ... Continue reading

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Labor Day sales and clearance prices at JC Penney and Kohl’s

We don’t have any plans for this Labor Day weekend. I am looking forward to hanging out at home and putting up my fall decorations. There’s also some yard work to be done, and it looks like the weather should be perfect for outdoor activity. But, just ... Continue reading

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Barack Obama - Being President is Getting Old

President Barack Hussein Obama II was born August 4, 1961, making him 49 years young. Candidate Obama, and later President Obama usually presented as a striking figure with an appearance that belied his physical age. However, a recent Associated Press photograph caught my attention; it seemed that ... Continue reading

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Let the Government Do It

There have been a series of comments in a number of threads in this space where government is offered as a better solution to aspects of our economy than the “market". JAFS wants to have the government provide capital. Merrill wants the government to provide health care ... Continue reading

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Prediction time 2010: Stuckey’s thoughts and my game-by-game breakdown

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2010/apr/24/190914/ I’ve seen my fair share of Kansas football so far this preseason and talked a lot to several different members of this year’s team. Because of that, I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with this year’s team. But ... Continue reading

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KUSports game app now available in iTunes store

We here at KUSports.com are happy to announce that our KUSports Game Day app is now available in the iTunes store. The app, which is free, supports iOS 4 on iPhone 3, 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4, as well as on iPod Touches and iPads running iOS ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV week 1 Big 12 football picks; what sport has most exciting opening day?

Now that it's Sept. 2, two days before the big day, having a good idea about your Saturday routine becomes vitally important. There's still another full day, Friday, to iron out the specifics. But as you read these words, my guess is the majority of KUsports.com readers ... Continue reading

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Exploitation goes a long way in ‘Machete’

Make no mistake: Just because Robert Rodriguez’s [“Machete”][1] revolves around timely issues like anti-immigrant xenophobia and Hispanic stereotyping doesn’t mean he gives them the respect and critical treatment they deserve. Instead, he does what any low-budget genre filmmaker worth his salt-covered wound did in the 1970s: He ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s You’re the Poet; “Options”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Beyond, do, fond, kind, mind, true. Options! By L. Don Oliver Gain me not, the voice of fools, To that which, is too far ______; Going ever, in my abysmal ways, ... Continue reading

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Rich Minder: ̶P̶l̶a̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ Dictator In Chief

A recent Lawrence Journal World story, Out to lunch no more? Board considers closing campuses, reported that the school district is considering locking down the city's two high schools during lunch. One would suspect that the Board of Education, led by Rich Minder, had the safety of ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Women

**46 Mommas** are going to shave their heads on Tuesday to raise awareness for childhood cancer research, and **Karla Knudson** of Lawrence is one of them. Using beauty-obsessed Hollywood as a platform, they will **“Shave for the Brave”** to spotlight the surprising fact that pediatric cancer research ... Continue reading

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Glickman returns; Colorado GOP candidate’s Liberal (Kansas) past; school closures

Dan Glickman is returning to the 4th Congressional District to campaign for Democrat Raj Goyle. http://hutchnews.com/latestregionalnews/Glickman-campaigning-in-his-old-district-for-Goyle- This is a story on the Colorado governor’s race where The Associated Press tries to unravel the murky past that Republican candidate Dan Maes has with Liberal, Kan.http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/09/01/politics/p130452D68.DTL&type=business Shawnee Mission school ... Continue reading

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R.I.P. Cedric

One story that I have been tracking is the fight to save the Tasmanian Devil. The devil has been plagued by an odd infectious cancer which is driving the species to extinction. In the past couple of years scientists thought they had found at least one individual, ... Continue reading

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