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Plenty on the line in tonight’s City Showdown between LHS and Free State

There's more than pride on the line tonight when the Lawrence High boys and girls basketball teams play host to crosstown rival Free State in the regular season finale for all four teams. A lot more. Let's start with the girls game, which tips off at 5:30 ... Continue reading

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Oh, dear, a deer

So there I was, just riding along early one morning on my way home from work, lost in my own thoughts, and as I approached the Holidome on Second Street, I heard a rustling to my right, just beyond a stand of evergreens. Assuming the noise to ... Continue reading

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70’s Rewind

If you have never seen Seems Like Old Times or Foul Play, go rent them right this very minute, and have a Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase film fest tonight. If you have small children, be sure to let them watch with you. These movies will provide ... Continue reading

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Two groups say letter with Brownback signature was ‘misuse of religion’

Two groups say Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback should set the record straight on his position about a letter sent by the Catholic Advocate one day after Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint against Brownback for the letter that criticized Sen. Ted Kennedy and ... Continue reading

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KDOT planning for ‘Johnson County Gateway’ at K-10, I-435, I-35

Kansas Highway 10 connects with Interstate 435, which in turn connects with Interstate 35 — while nearly 500,000 vehicles negotiate the involved interchanges each day. The stretch of lanes, bridges and ramps now is the subject of a 27-month study, one designed to come up with solutions ... Continue reading

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An unlikely stem cell leader…

An article in this week's The Scientist points out that Iran has been active in stem cell research. Iranian scientists have successfully reprogrammed embryonic stem cells to differentiate into other types of cells potentially useful in therapy. The article states that Iran's emergence in this field relates ... Continue reading

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Passing Pippen: Hinrich moves up the Bulls all-time three-point list

Quick.... Name the top two three-point shooters in Chicago Bulls history. Easy, right? Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Not quite. Oh, wait, that's right, Jordan didn't really shoot all that many threes. So it's gotta be Pippen and someone like Craig Hodges or Steve Kerr or John ... Continue reading

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Identity theft grows; so does price of gold

Next week, March 1-7, is National Consumer Protection Week. Identity theft is at the top of the list when it comes to the need for consumer protection and caution. Consider the following information distributed by The Associated Press: The number of identity theft victims last year in ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 14 — Last Chef Standing

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/26/Picture_1.png OK, so what happened last night wasn't exactly my worst nightmare as far as Top Chef is concerned (That would have been Lisa pulling the upset last season. If that had happened, I might have been too upset to even watch this season). But it was ... Continue reading

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looking for marla ford

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Pavement repairs set for U.S. 69, I-435 in Johnson County

Two delay-causing projects announced Wednesday for area highways, as reported by the Kansas Department of Transportation: • Interstate 435: Traffic headed both east and west will encounter “intermittent” lane closures, between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday, from Interstate 35 to State Line Road in Johnson County. ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Jeff Withey

It seems like a lot of Kansas fans want to hear more about KU transfer Jeff Withey. Though the 6-foot-10 center from San Diego won't be eligible to play until next winter, he has been practicing with the Jayhawks since January. I was able to talk with ... Continue reading

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City seeks arts grant proposals

The deadline for Lawrence's Community Arts Grants is next month. The grants of up to $1,000 each are funded through the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission's budget from the city. The grants are designed to "help fund new or expanding arts programs, engage fresh audiences in arts activities ... Continue reading

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Missouri Vineyards Chocolate Wine Trail 2009

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More of a question then a blog.

Just wondering the best way to go about finding local crafts shows in Kansas. I went on google and while some of the links were useful, for the most part they were outdated and lacked information. Is there a specific website, email address, or link where I ... Continue reading

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Anti-abortion letter on Brownback letterhead causes a stir

An anti-abortion letter printed on letterhead that names U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., criticizes Sen. Ted Kennedy and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as not being real Catholics and calling President Barack Obama a radical. A Brownback spokesman has denied the letter was authorized. But it has ... Continue reading

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Mediation tried for consumer complaints

The Kansas Attorney General’s office has started a new consumer mediation program to resolve some matters without having to bring the parties to court. “Through my new mediation program we can return money to consumers without stepping foot in a courtroom,” Attorney General Steve Six said in ... Continue reading

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Dorian Green vs. Taylor Bird: Leading Lions ready to rumble

In one corner we have 5-foot-8 senior Taylor Bird and her 18 points per game scoring average, which ranks second in the Sunflower League. In the other corner, we've got 6-foot-1 senior Dorian Green and his 24 points per game average. A funny kind of logic, then, ... Continue reading

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Like Mama Made It, Episode I

For awhile I tried to be a stylish cook. I wanted to make things that required mad kitchen skillz, things that would make Julia Child and Tom Collichio proud. I wanted to have little potato sculptures rising from a seared scallop delicately hovering in an artfully plated ... Continue reading

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Live gameday blog: What will Griffin’s absence mean for KU?

5:10 p.m. update Not really too many new developments to speak of, other than the SportsCenter report that mentioned a series of tests that Oklahoma administered Blake Griffin after he sustained the concussion on Saturday at Texas. Holly Rowe reports that the medical staff administered a Standard ... Continue reading