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Decarbonize and the WSJ

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is hardly a mouthpiece for the left or even the center for that matter. I doubt that Rachel Maddow ever reads it although she may have ‘her people’ do that so she has material.The Monday (11/24) issue of the WSJ had a ... Continue reading

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Place your bets now

Here's a question for you: Which KU men's basketball newcomer will average the most points per game this season?It's an interesting question when you think about it. Through two regular-season games, here are the scoring leaders among the newcomers.1. Travis Releford 7.0 points per game2. Markieff Morris ... Continue reading

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I love _____

This is something Gabe taught me:Suppose there's a cat in a box. You don't see the cat but you know it's there. Suppose you slip a cyanide pill in the box. You still know there's a cat inside the box, neither dead nor alive, since you don't ... Continue reading

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Lawrence makes an appearance on ‘Heroes!’

NBC's cult hit "Heroes" may be having some issues these days — declining ratings and an exodus of creative folks, to name a couple — but it's pulling out all of the stops to make sure to get back on track.So, what kind of stunt will the ... Continue reading

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Rookies finding they fit in

Here we are, 13-15 games in the 82-game NBA season, and we have yet to break out our ‘Hawks in the NBA blog, an all-you-can-eat feature that appears semi-regularly and focuses on the former Jayhawks in the NBA. These days, there are quite a few of them. ... Continue reading

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Firebirds’ run for all of Lawrence to enjoy

The other day, I had a vision. It was somewhat inspired by that scene from the movie “Remember the Titans,” where Titans coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington’s character) returns home from a big playoff victory in the middle of the night and dances into the street with ... Continue reading

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Trepidation on two wheels

Monday I got hit by a car.I didn’t push a pedal again until Friday, and though I had lots of excuses — my bike was in the shop, I was still sore, etc. — I have to admit I was a little leery about getting back on ... Continue reading

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Is the Big 12 now OU’s to lose?

This is the first year I've changed up my Sunday morning routine. In years past, it was a guaranteed lineup: Wake up around 10:30 a.m. Check out sports articles in the newspaper and online. Eat breakfast. E-mail my dad back home in Plano, Texas, my NFL picks ... Continue reading

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Attack of the Northern Goshawk

On June 27, 2008, I found myself in the Snowy Range portion of the Medecine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming. I am fairly familiar with the area. On this particular Friday, I was looking for a secluded campsite where my guitar playing and singing wouldn't likely ... Continue reading

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A deep pit

A topic of note lately is the notion of “bailing out” the auto industry. The numbers vary but might be as much as 100 billon dollars. Just what does that get us?Much has been made this past week of the insensitivity of the management of the big ... Continue reading

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So Much to See (11/24/2008)

Previous: SMTS 11/16/2008 Next: SMTS 11/30/2008 This week's photo of the grain elevator near 20th and Moodie, was identified by Bradford Hoopes aka theyards. I've driven down Haskell Ave. many times and I knew that the elevator was there...but even though it is a large and significant ... Continue reading

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The Recession Blame Game

Lately the economy has fallen on hard times, noone can deny that. Where the debate lies are the causes of the mess, and the solutions to get the economy on its feet again. Democrats blame Bush, to which the Republicans retort that Democrats pocessed a majority in ... Continue reading

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Greetings

I appreciate the opportunity to express my thoughts on the LJW blog structure. I plan to comment from time to time on subjects of contemporary interest. My intent is to take an opposing view from the "Common Wisdom" on the topic. I hope that in this way ... Continue reading

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I-70 West Exit to Re-open

It'll have a new roundabout. I didn't realize the housing and K-Mart Distribution was SO close to the exit. It looks pretty nice. Continue reading

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Assassination of JFK: Where Were You?

It is hard to believe that it has been 45 years since the Barrack Obama of my generation lost his life to an assassination. It is even harder to believe that the date slipped right by me yesterday. Anniversaries are important to me... as they are to ... Continue reading

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The reality of ‘Rachel Getting Married’

***Sometimes the most important traits of a person can be observed from the moments they spend in the background. Director Jonathan Demme’s new verite-style movie “Rachel Getting Married” is at its truest when its characters are hiding on the fringes of an event that’s bigger than them.Well ... Continue reading

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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away…

What would happen if you ate 30 apples in one sitting? Would you be in perfect health for a month?Someone try this and get back to me. Continue reading

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Road work this week

Projects and detours that could delay your trip this Thanksgiving holiday week across town in Lawrence, or your ride to and from work in Topeka or the Kansas City metro area, according to government and agency officials:Lawrence• The Kansas Turnpike’s West Lawrence interchange is scheduled to open ... Continue reading

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Where Is That Recipe?

Wouldn’t you know? I can’t find a recipe. The search has been fun, though.Recipe cards are like old pictures or clothes. They bring back memories. Here and there are a few retro ones that look good but a bit out of fashion. Personally, as a kid, a ... Continue reading

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Another 8 years of Clintons

Obama was campaigning on the idea of change but he has been bringing in Washington insiders from the start. For example, Obama chose Biden long time senator to be his VP, when John chose Sarah, a new face, to be his VP. Do we really want Clinton ... Continue reading