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KU ranks 25th among large schools for number of Peace Corps volunteers

Kansas University [likes to tout][1] [the number][2] [of students it sends][3] to [the Peace Corps][4] as volunteers.In the past few years, that number had consistently increased. But after hitting 17th last year, KU's ranking fell back to 25th, the same spot it had occupied in 2004.According to ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Giant Monsters Attack! Movies

Whether its guys in big rubber suits, stop-motion camera trickery, or computer generated effects, there is something exciting, terrifying, and sometimes unintentionally hilarious about movies that feature a giant monster let loose in a major urban city. With the much-anticipated release of this weekend's "[Cloverfield][1]," I take ... Continue reading

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CLAS associate dean finalist for Indiana job

A longtime professor in Kansas University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Environmental and Public Affairs at Indiana University.[Barbara Romzek][1], arts and sciences associate dean, came to KU in 1979 and has taught in the ... Continue reading

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Moran visits KU pharmacy school

U.S. Congressman [Jerry Moran,][1] a Republican representing mostly western Kansas, visited the Kansas University [School of Pharmacy][2] on Tuesday to offer his services in promoting expansion of the school.KU is seeking state funding to add as many as 190 new doctoral pharmacy students on the Lawrence campus ... Continue reading

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Public service academy?

Does the United States need a "public service academy" -- a professional training ground, if you will, for bureaucrats, much the same way we do for military officers at West Point and Annapolis?I sincerely hope not:A panel of public policy experts on Wednesday debated whether establishing a ... Continue reading

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So Much to See #3

Previous: So Much to See #2 Next: So Much to See #4 Where is it? What is it?This is visible from one of the main streets of town (as defined by me).Each day or so I'll add a larger image or hint.http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Jan/14/DSC_0725a.JPGHints:1. Not on the west side ... Continue reading

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Oscar odds become clearer after deflated Golden Globes

Wow, what a deflated night for Hollywood. So this is what happens when all the beautiful people don't have anyone to write their words for them. Actually, the ironic thing about the writer's strike shutting down the Golden Globes is that they are the traditionally more laid-back, ... Continue reading

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Case of the Missing Classes, Ep. 1

Episode the First: Junior High Enrollment Days! This past week, Little Madison and Lanky Spencer brought home their enrollment catalogs and forms for their next exciting school year. Little Madison and Lanky Spencer want to branch out from the visual art, vocal music, and band or orchestra ... Continue reading

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The New Highway 59 is Coming to Town, or Maybe NOT?

A month or so ago, I happened to notice the highway construction for the new 59 highway the path for utility lines south of Lawrence. Recently, I drove around the area east of "old" 59 between N650 and N1100 Rd. Based on my travels, I did this ... Continue reading

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Anonymous

Dont you think the 14yr olds mother needs to be questioned. Continue reading

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Race In The Race

In the last few days, past copies of The Ron Paul Newsletter revealed ethnically biased political rants and the Clintons made comments that many find disrespectful toward African Americans. But do these incidents represent real evidence of racial bigotry, or are they trumped up allegations intended to ... Continue reading

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Sharing Nature with Children Part I: The Winter Moon

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2008/Jan/12/100_0651.jpgThe Planting Moon in 2007, between Lawrence and Topeka. On this night we heard whippoorwills and barred owls.One of my regular New Year's resolutions is to pay more attention to nature. This year, I've also resolved to more regularly and systematically encourage my young children to notice ... Continue reading

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The Ant and the Elephant

There is a wonderful article in the NY Times science section reporting on some work by Todd Palmer, an ecologist at the University of Florida. Dr. Palmer's work is good illustration of how very different groups of organisms can be connected in very subtle and counter intuitive ... Continue reading

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The Power of One Word

One WordI don't know Kelly Tilghman except that she is a sports broadcaster and she is friends with Tiger Woods.During coverage last week, she inadvertently used the word "lynch" when jokingly suggesting that the only way other players could beat him was by removing him from the ... Continue reading

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If Christmas lights are out, what’s in?

In our home, the fake greenery interwoven with little twinkly lights around windows often stay in place until Valentines Day. The bright, cherry lights of the Holidays leave a void when finally packed away. I like the ambiance of the low lighting.Feeling our home looks like a ... Continue reading

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U. S. Post Office, Lawrence, KS

The Kansas wind was whipping Old Glory from the north. I thought it would take only a short while to purchase a sheet of the new Purple Heart stamps at our main post office downtown. Wrong again old guy! The line was to the door and only ... Continue reading

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Kansas financial supports for grandparents and other relative caregivers

In response to my last post on grandparents raising their grandchildren a comment was made that SRS pays the grandparents as they would anyone else.We, the citizens of Kansas through SRS, do not assist all grandparents equally. This gets very technical and there are many different types ... Continue reading

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Boyda continues to be right on illegal immigration, NAFTA

Cross posted from BoydaBloc http://boydabloc.blogspot.comJust a couple of the items from the mailer: Boyda was one of the only Democrats to oppose efforts in the House and Senate to grant amnesty to illegal immigration, and Boyda successfully pushed a bill to near- unanimous approval to prevent a ... Continue reading

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Out of the mouths of babes

On New Year's Day, my family and I went out to eat at a local pizza place. As we were leaving, my four-year old granddaughter, Imani, pointed out there was a police car parked beside our car. I replied that police officers have to eat too and ... Continue reading

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television thefts

Law enforcement reportBurglaries and thefts reported ยข A 22-year-old Lawrence woman reported a burglary and theft to Lawrence Police Monday. A 42-inch Westinghouse plasma TV, a 19-inch Westinghouse LCD TV and a Sony PlayStation 2 were items reported stolen. The total estimated loss is $1,962. The crime ... Continue reading

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