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Devil’s Work Dictionary Winners & Next Term

Congratulations to Ronda Miller, who won last week's challenge with 45% of the votes. tangential_reasoners_anonymous came in second with 16% of the votes. As the top two vote getters, both will have their satirical definitions for the term Micromanage posted in Devil's Circle of Winning Satirists, where ... Continue reading

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Lawrence is hedgehog heaven

You might've thought Judson King's 15 minutes of fame were up early this month, after CNN picked up the story of his efforts to make hedgehogs a legal pet in Lawrence, and he was interviewed on Fox News Channel's Fox and Friends show.But the national attention continues. ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Powered by Light

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/23/Solar_Panel_NO_Background.jpgAside from the natural curiosity of ‘why’ someone would adapt ( as their lifestyle) a life lived from the perch of a horse-drawn covered wagon, is ‘how’ such a person actually does it.An email arrived regarding the use of solar panels to facilitate the electrical needs of ... Continue reading

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Amyx may be set to enter city race

Signs are beginning to look like City Commissioner Mike Amyx will run for re-election. Amyx has scheduled an announcement for 11 a.m. Monday at City Hall. Amyx didn’t want to say what he was going to announce, but former City Commissioner Bob Moody was helping Amyx spread ... Continue reading

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Subversive Acts of Food

When I cook, I give little regard to fat content, carb content, or any other science-y-sounding content. I go for flavor. I go for fun. I go for “I want to rub this all over my body and lick it off all day long.” Usually, sugar and ... Continue reading

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Sundance Part Deux Day 8

Today we get up early to get in line for a special event at the Music Cafe. Political activist and historian Howard Zinn is here to present readings from his book, “A People’s History of the United States.” It’s a collection of letters, and other documents from ... Continue reading

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Criminal history, even just an arrest, can show up in prospective employer’s background checks

Q. I was arrested for domestic battery and successfully completed a diversion program through the district attorney’s office. I am applying for a job now. Will my arrest show up if my prospective employer does a background check?A. Assuming you are older than 16, your arrest and ... Continue reading

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The African Email Scam (Part 1)

You all probably receive these emails from Africa-- from someone who is in possession of a large amount of money and needs to unload it quickly. They want you to give them your bank account number so they can wire you your share of the money for ... Continue reading

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Riding under the influence

I saw a couple events around the start of the year that started me thinking about the consumption of adult beverages in conjunction with cycling.Each was funny — or a little scary, depending on your point of view — and though both happened around the first of ... Continue reading

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Sundance Part Deux Day 7

First thing this morning I went to Sundance’s Salt Lake City Box Office to try exchanging tickets for a different show time for a movie called “Arlen Faber” because the tickets we had for the next day conflicted with another event we wanted to attend. Unfortunately the ... Continue reading

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Deadline approaches for downtown sculpture entries

Love ’em or hate ’em, the outdoor sculptures that line the streets of downtown Lawrence tend to generate a fair share of conversation.Here’s your chance to have some input into the artworks that wil be part of the landscape from June of this year through April 2010.The ... Continue reading

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Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe were snubbed

KUSports online editor Jesse Newell recently brought to my attention an interesting list he saw on foxsports.com the other day. The topic: The top 100 best returning college football players for 2009. Of the 100 players they ranked, 20 are products of the Big 12 Conference. Here's ... Continue reading

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The Oscar nominations are out!

The nominees, announced early this morning are:BEST PICTURE"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button""Frost/Nixon""Milk"The Reader""Slumdog Millionaire"BEST ACTRESSAnne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"Meryl Streep, "Doubt"Kate Winslet, "The Reader"BEST ACTORFrank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"Sean Penn, "Milk"Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"Richard Jenkins, "The ... Continue reading

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Would it change your opinion ?

If it were possible to comb through the past capital punishment cases in the U S, a find a case where it could be proven (possibly DNA testing) that an executed person was in fact innocent. Would that change your views on the subject of the value ... Continue reading

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2009 Oscar snubs and surprises! Academy Awards out of control!

For a complete list of 2009 Academy Award nominees, click here.The bias against superheroes and animated films continues, despite "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-E" reaping major awards this season. "The Dark Knight" was robbed of a Best Picture and Best Director nomination!! It was stolen by "The ... Continue reading

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Cutest Holocaust movie review ever

Rather than use a cheesy webcam and give you my single-person video review, I wrote and animated this clip of two cuddly teddy bears talking about Nazis and the Holocaust in Edward Zwick's latest issue-driven movie, "Defiance," starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schrieber. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Best interests of children, not parents, govern custody decisions

Q. My wife and I have agreed that we should get a divorce and begin living apart. She will move out. We both think she should have full custody of the children. How long will she have to live elsewhere before she qualifies for full custody?A. There ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 9 — Restaurant Wars

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/22/Picture_2.pngAnyone who has ever watched Top Chef knows that the most anticipated episode outside the finale is the "Restaurant Wars" show, where two teams create their own restaurants for a night. The chefs are in charge of everything from the appetizers to the decor. It's a challenge ... Continue reading

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Teenagers can be adopted

Q. Can a 16-year-old be adopted by a friend’s parents if both of the 16-year-old’s parents are unfit?A. The quick answer to this question is yes. But, there are conditions that would need to be met for the adoption to occur.First, both biological parents would have to ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Brady Morningstar

Do yourself a favor sometime and just watch Brady Morningstar defend.Two possessions against Texas A&M, I did that, ignoring everything else as I followed him while he was shadowing Josh Carter around the court.It's amazing, really. It looks effortless.Morningstar fought through screens and mazes of Aggies and ... Continue reading