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The Lawrence We Remember: Waymire’s Grocery

Back in the mid 70's when I was attending KU--the first time--I had a girlfriend who worked as a checker at Waymire's grocery store. Occasionally, I would drop her off or pick her up from work. As a student living in a dorm, with all my meals ... Continue reading

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Hinrich joining Pritchard in Portland?

So much for speculation. Wednesday in this very blog, we discussed that the departure of Ben Gordon from Chicago (to Detroit via free agency) likely meant that the Bulls were happy with Kirk Hinrich and that the former Jayhawk would join rookie phenom Derrick Rose in the ... Continue reading

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Chia Obama?!

Color me refreshed. It's no secret that our nation's fascination and idolization of Barack Obama is off the charts. I haven't been around that long to be an authority, but I've never seen nor heard nor read of anyone - let alone an elected official - who's ... Continue reading

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In The Car In Lawrence

We all do it. Stuff we shouldn't do while we drive. Some of it dangerous. Some of it weird. Some of disgusting. Some things just make you stare at them wondering what they were thinking. What have you seen around town that made you scratch your head Continue reading

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In the Car in Lawrence

We all do it. Stuff we shouldn't do while driving. Some of it dangerous, some of it funny. Some things that make you stare at someone like they have lost their minds. Leave you favorite observation here. Continue reading

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New York Music Beat: The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Hi all So the Latin Alternative Music Conference began this week with concerts at Summerstage and various other venues (see www.latinalternative.com for details). The conference – one of the few week-long music events that I consistently attend as a freelance writer – is always something I look ... Continue reading

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The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Hi all So the Latin Alternative Music Conference began this week with concerts at Summerstage and various other venues (see www.latinalternative.com for details). The conference – one of the few week-long music events that I consistently attend as a freelance writer – is always something I look ... Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters — Holy flaming coconuts, Batman (villain)!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jul/09/Picture_1.png After a week off from Top Chef Masters for Independence Day (Bravo’s break, not mine), I had high hopes for the show hitting its stride. The last episode was delightful — despite being about offal — and the challenges were increasingly awesome. But after last night’s ... Continue reading

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Despite the heat and humidity, there is a bright side

We often complain about the Kansas heat and humidity. Myself included. However, in one respect we can consider ourselves a bit lucky. We all know that the worst combination is when both the temperature and the dewpoint (moisture) are high. So imagine combining the searing heat of ... Continue reading

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WHERE???

Yearbooks Please I was a student of Central Junior High School from 1994-1998. I so want to purchase my yearbooks from then.... How and is it possible????? Someone please help...... Continue reading

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The Lawrence City Band

Tuesday night I was lying in a bed when a startling, but familiar, sound arose from my window. It was that time of year when the locusts were back. Being a Kansas girl, I love this sound, and accept it as part of the Summer experience. I've ... Continue reading

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Free Agency 2009: Any Jayhawks on the move?

We’re now about 15 hours in to the NBA’s 2009 Free Agent Signing Period, which figures to feature several prominent names changing addresses and could include new locations for the kinds of players who do the grunt work to help their teams win championships. For the most ... Continue reading

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The Ring of Fire

While weather models are not perfect, we do tend to bank on them a little more when they show consistency. Weather models have been quite consistent lately at showing some possible changes in our anticipated heat wave. Weather models are alluding to the possibility that the hottest ... Continue reading

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Another heat wave settling in over northeast Kansas

It's like a heat wave. Whether it's the forecast or a song by Martha and the Vandellas, the phrase "heat wave" is often overused. Probably because when day after day of heat and humidity set in, everyone is talking about it and there just aren't enough good ... Continue reading

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Family Time

Earlier today I was talking with some friends about “family time”. For some, family time is with those you share the same blood. For others, family time is time spent with those in your heart. Since I was the youngest of a blended family (3 sisters, 2 ... Continue reading

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You be the coach: A statistical exercise

OK. For the next few minutes, you're Bill Self. I have three players listed below based on single-season stats. Which player would you take if you had the choice? Player A: 37 games, 7.9 points, 49.3% field-goal percentage, 26.8% three-point percentage, 69.9% free-throw percentage, 54 assists, 59 ... Continue reading

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Dems find Senate candidate?

Given his political experience in Washington, former Democratic House member Dan Glickman is probably a natural prospect as the party seeks a Senate candidate in 2010. But Glickman, in recent comments to Politico, hinted "that flirting is too strong a word" at this point. Still, no Democrat ... Continue reading

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Estamos en Espana

It's been a week since we left Glasgow, and we've spent entirely too much of that week in the car. I suppose we have to get used to it though. One thing I forgot to mention before we left is that we did finally get our last ... Continue reading

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“Whatever Works” doesn’t really

[one and a half stars] On the surface, Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") would seem like the perfect candidate to step into a Woody Allen movie. After all, he's a writer-turned-actor who specializes in neurotic behavior just like Allen. He's also very funny and more than a ... Continue reading

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I Want To be My Cat When I Grow Up

This isn't going to be a long post... I was just sitting here at work. I was looking at the wallpaper on my desktop. Its of a calico cat, standing on some green grass, watching attentively as if a juicy robin will plop itself right in front ... Continue reading