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The most unlikely Big 12 title game…ever

There may not be a more compelling college hoops story in the nation right now than the No. 9-seeded Baylor Bears: The Cinderella of Cinderellas. I was curious just how unlikely this 5 p.m. title game in Oklahoma City would be from a historical perspective. As a ... Continue reading

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Defense — not offense — killing Jayhawks

After the Kansas men's basketball team's loss Thursday to Baylor, KU coach Bill Self promised his team would practice as hard as it had all season this weekend, with two practices scheduled for today. If I'm Self, I work on three things in practice: Defense, defense and ... Continue reading

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“PUT” Options to Work Rebuilding your Investment Portfolio

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/13/NYSE_.jpg New York Stock Exchange, 1955 (fair educational use) (wr note: the next two posts discuss but do not recommend investment tools that can be used successfully in falling markets. The discussion presents the difficulty of using these tools—they are even hard to write about!--but if studied ... Continue reading

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‘Ear-Marks”

I am always perplexed at comments made by my fellow citizens here in Lawrence. Let’s look briefly at “ear marks”. The party holding the presidency puts expenditures into the budget they submit that will help their congressional members (and constituencies where they may want to run a ... Continue reading

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We were let down by Journalists,too.

It is dismaying to realize that there really isn't any investigative journalism done anymore. No one with the mindset of protecting the public against graft, corruption, fraud, etc. Whether it comes from business or goverment, you just don't see much of it anymore. My guess is that ... Continue reading

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We Shall See…

Charles Krauthammer's article on Obama and science raises some very interesting issues some of which I agree with and others I don't. First of all having watched Obama's science policy development, I don't think the President is acquiescing to the mystique of science. What I see is ... Continue reading

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Looking ahead to NCAA Tournament seedings

Certainly, this is how most people filled out the semifinals portion of their Big 12 tournament bracket: No. 9 Baylor will meet No. 5 Texas, and No. 7 Oklahoma State will face No. 3 Missouri. What in the name of Oklahoma City is going on here? No ... Continue reading

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It’s March Madness time, so Hop, Skip, and Go Naked.

This will be the first March Madness season of my fifteen year tenure in Lawrence that I will be able to remember. I am trying to calm myself with that thought, as we enter The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, and I do it sans adult ... Continue reading

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Did A&M just open the door for K-State?

I have several topics on my mind after the first day of the Big 12 tournament at Oklahoma City's Ford Center. I'll try to break them down into a numbered list. Here goes: 1. Really, Texas A&M? The Aggies looked dreadful in the second half of an ... Continue reading

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Day 1 blog from Oklahoma City: Big 12 Tournament

10:54 p.m. Oh, and by the way, at one point, Singletary scored 29 straight points for Tech. Amazing. Here's a safe prediction: He's on the All-Tournament team no matter what happens the rest of the weekend. 10:48 p.m. Solid coaching by Pat Knight, as with his team ... Continue reading

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Trucker Food

I've said before that I married Mr. Meat and Potatoes. For him, a veggie is either a salad comprised of iceberg lettuce and carrots, with store-bought Italian dressing, or canned corn drowned in butter and pepper. Neither really soothes my guilt for serving him piles of fat ... Continue reading

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Severe weather seasons bring haunting memories of night in Andover

They say 13 people died and another 150 were injured that Friday in a small town east of Wichita, just off the interstate, a place few folks outside the area had ever bothered paying much attention to before. Andover. Now the very name rekindles memories of that ... Continue reading

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Win a big screen TV! (and get Big 12 and NCAA Tournament scores sent to your phone!)

With the Big 12 Tournament kicking off today, that can mean just one thing: the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. We've reworked our KUSports.com bracket contest this year (can't divulge all the details yet because we're still working feverishly to get it done) and because ... Continue reading

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“American Idol” (13 and counting)

Finally. After all the far-flung city auditions, extended Hollywood week and weird wild card rounds, "American Idol" has narrowed things down to its core baker's dozen. Thus, it’s time to start making Vegas-style predictions about who will survive until the final round. Tuesday's showcase began with the ... Continue reading

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Some companies are hiring

At least some employers in the Topeka and Kansas City metropolitan areas expect to be hiring workers during the second quarter of 2009, according to a Manpower Inc. survey. From April to June, 14 percent of companies surveyed in Topeka and 11 percent in Kansas City plan ... Continue reading

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A few leftovers from City Commission forum

A few leftovers from Monday night’s City Commission candidate forum hosted by the North Lawrence Improvement Association: • There was more talk about the need for Lawrence to focus its economic development efforts on helping small or start-up companies. Candidates Dennis Constance, Aron Cromwell and Gwen Klingenberg ... Continue reading

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One more year? Collins might not have a choice

You asked for it.... And by you I mean the fans at Allen Fieldhouse last Saturday when Kansas University held off Texas, 83-73, to win its fifth-straight Big 12 regular season championship. There he stood at the free throw line, late in the game, with the voltage ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tournament news, notes and gossip

It was a bit weird with the absence of a Big Monday hoops game last night. I was all excited to have the night off and I got stuck with those mid-major conference championships. I suppose the close games were fun to watch, but only toward the ... Continue reading

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2009 shortcomings make ‘07, ‘08 runs more special for city hoops teams

One of the most difficult seasons in the history of Lawrence basketball has come to a close with Free State and Lawrence High's girls and boys basketball teams all being eliminated from sub-state play last weekend. For all four teams, the 2008-09 season had plenty of memorable ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - The Times

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Mar/09/aea71f.jpg (http://i33.tinypic.com/aea71f.jpg) In terms of how ‘things’ have been, our lives either have, or soon will be, changed forever. We had a pretty good run with it but, to quote lyrics that just became the theme song for our present generation, “the times they are a changing”. ... Continue reading