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On-Camera Review of “Coraline”

Eric Melin and guest host Billy Brimblecom, drummer extraordinaire, review the new 3D stop-motion animation film "Coraline" and talk about its relation to Tim Burton and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." All the ads seem to suggest Tim Burton without actually saying his name, so that is addressed-- ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks hurt by something they can’t control

Missouri’s Keith Ramsey hit three of four free throws against Kansas.That might not sound like an earth-shattering revelation, but it’s probably the reason the Tigers defeated the Jayhawks on Monday.Coming into the game, Ramsey was 8-for-29 from the free-throw line, which comes out to an embarrassing 27.6 ... Continue reading

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Stuffed With Love Shells

Stuffed with LoveSt. Valentine’s Day used to mean roses, wine, candlelit dinners and romance. Then, with each added member of our family, the poetry and love letters turned into nursery rhymes and report cards. So long romance and roses. I find it very difficult to steal my ... Continue reading

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Outstanding teachers will bank thanks to KU Credit Union

Oh, how I love school board meetings. Going to them, sitting through them, thinking about them ... the list goes on. I usually know what's going to happen during them because the agenda is out before hand and I'm always in the know. (Hello, it's my job.)But ... Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr. Darwin!

We love birthdays and anniversaries , especially ones that end in zero. This year there are two such numbers related to Charles Darwin-200 years since his birth and 150 years since publication of Origin of Species. Of course there is all sorts of commentary and there should ... Continue reading

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Wagon Teamster Recovering

I spoke with Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sgt. Mike Cain this morning for an update regarding the accident between Bob Skelding and a semi-tractor trailer.On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at approximately 11:27am/EST, Wagon Teamster, Bob Skelding, was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 45 toward Meridian, Mississippi.Visibility on this ... Continue reading

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Fall Leaf

Well, I like to think I'm not lazy, but I have to admit that if I can't find it on the internet, I'm not likely to pursue it. I guess that is both good and bad.I end up looking up, and learning, a lot of things I ... Continue reading

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Gasoline prices on the rise, AAA says

AAA confirms what we’ve all been seeing at the pump: Gasoline prices are going up.For the first time in six months, the travel association says, customers buying gasoline in Lawrence and elsewhere in Kansas are paying more for fuel than they had been a month earlier.Here’s a ... Continue reading

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Wasting money on the useless

Education is as good as can be, because i've been going for years (as many people have been) we don't need better education... we need a museum in Lawrence that is worth something. The one we've got right now is nothing. Nothing means, it's usless... .Use money ... Continue reading

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Wagon Teamster is struck in route

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/10/Bob_By_Wagon_Ready_4_Walls.jpgDear friends of Dakotah;I just received a phone call from an East Coast Wagon Teamster, named Lauren, who let me know that at 11:27AM this morning, Mr. Bob Skelding ( http://www.wagonteamster.com/) was struck by tanker truck while traveling through Scooba, Mississippi this afternoon on Highway 45.I contacted ... Continue reading

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Former Gov. Bill Graves to talk of ‘Transportation at a Crossroads’ at KU

Former Gov. Bill Graves will be back in Kansas this month to discuss the economy’s effect on the transportation of goods.Graves — who is president and chief executive officer of the American Trucking Associations — is scheduled to deliver a lecture, “Transportation at a Crossroads,” at 7 ... Continue reading

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Pritchard’s first mistake as GM hasn’t knocked Portland off course

Greg Oden? Good. Brandon Roy? Even better. Turning Portland’s NBA franchise around in just a few years? Nearly amazing. The team once known by many as the “Jail Blazers” for its frequent and embarassing brushes with the law, has become one of the hottest young teams in ... Continue reading

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Dakotah - Anticipation

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/09/Talking_Horses.jpgHow many times have we heard, “A watched pot never boils”? It has also been said that what separates the human species from lower forms of life is that humans have the power of reason and anticipation.To that end, I was anticipating a day of observing Dakotah ... Continue reading

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New traffic signals speed ahead of Wal-Mart to NW Lawrence intersection

Wal-Mart may not be opening for another couple months, but a set of traffic signals adjacent to the site is up and running.And in response to a question posed by a follower of Wheel Genius, the city’s traffic engineer has agreed to check the signals out to ... Continue reading

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LHS engineering kids bring home more hardware

Let me tell you something, the Lawrence High college prep engineering students are amazing.First, they cleaned up at the KU engineering competition in October. And the boys have a pretty sweet sense of humor too. They totally helped me out on my stand-up. (I tried to be ... Continue reading

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Poll shows Sebelius ahead of both Moran, Tiahrt for Senate seat

All the current talk about Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' future has centered on if President Barack Obama will appoint her as the next secretary of Health and Human Services.But could her prospects for becoming the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas in several decades ... Continue reading

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Eating For Two, Table For One

My husband’s job takes him to the far reaches of the country for weeks at a time. Saturday, for example, he left for Florida for a few days (no braised ribs for us! waah), only to be shipped off directly to who-knows-where after that. Because this has ... Continue reading

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to the family

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2008 stimulus check causes tax confusion

Many people are busy filing their income tax returns this time of year and the federal Internal Revenue Service is finding a large number of errors on early returns.The errors involve how to account on 2008 returns for last year’s economic stimulus payments.The stimulus payments affect taxpayers’ ... Continue reading

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Facebook for bikes

The other day, the boss and I were talking about Facebook.He was surprised to learn I had a Facebook page, and I explained that I wasn’t some tragically sad old-man Facebook stalker type. Really. I simply use Facebook to do my job. I’ve used it to contact ... Continue reading