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365 Days of Weather: April 16-18

April 16, 2010 started off with a few showers, but it didn't take long for the rain to clear out. I ran out to the Doran Rock Gardens and Reinisch Rose Garden at Gage Park to see what was left of the Tulip Time Festival. I have ... Continue reading

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iPedaling the iPad

A couple of months ago, Apple introduced its “revolutionary” iPad, and my initial response was a resounding “Meh.” I consider myself a bit of an Apple fanboy. My first experience with computers came in grade school, when one of my “advanced placement” classes consisted of mini-me playing ... Continue reading

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NFL Draft Spotlight on Kerry Meier

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/19/Kansas_Missouri_Footb_Hodd_t_w300_h600.JPG It seems that if you’re going to compare former Kansas University wide receiver Kerry Meier to an NFL player, you’re going to first have to decide if you want to compare him to a tight end or a wide receiver. Although there are a few receivers ... Continue reading

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Lawrence’s Third High School - Reconfiguration Result

There have been two public forums and discussion has occurred at several Lawrence Public School's (LPS) School Board meetings regarding the reconfiguration of high school grades. Many in the community have asked, "Why should 9th grade move to the high school buildings?" There are many compelling reasons ... Continue reading

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Free Stuff, Coupons and Deals

I wrote on SuperJenn earlier this week about a chance to get some great coupons from Home Depot.  After the deal expired...they extended it!  If you didn't get a chance let me tell you now:  You can sign up for a variety of Home Depot newslettersand receive ... Continue reading

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Martha Stewart, I need your help

My son’s high school graduation seems to be coming up quicker than I imagined. Last week we went for his tux rental for prom. Now I start the countdown until the graduation day and his celebration bash. Over the years, we have had friends and family visit ... Continue reading

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Poll

Is the staff at your school ridiculously uptight about bullying? Ours totally is! We're not allowed to say 'gay' or 'retarded,' like I mentioned before. Leave a comment--Is your school like this? What's the worse thing your school has done? Thanks guys! Continue reading

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NFL Draft Spotlight on Dezmon Briscoe

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/16/ku_fbc_mu_rg13.jpg Think back for a minute, to the last time we saw Dezmon Briscoe in a Kansas University football uniform. November 28, 2009. There was Briscoe, decked out in a red jersey, blue pants and a blue helmet, torching the Missouri Tigers for 242 yards and 2 ... Continue reading

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Coupon Preview and Produce at HyVee

As we do every Friday I have a coupon preview for you over at SuperJenn. Take a look to see what you can expect from this weekend's coupon inserts. While you are there be sure to take a look at the post on UnAdvertised Sale on Produce ... Continue reading

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A Poet’s Voice - The Bravest of All (Poets: Hearn, Lechliter, Rogers)

One by one they make their way to the front of the room - each voice distinct; different from the others. What they share is the same though - as seen through their unique eyes; colored and shaped by personal experiences, ideology, sexual or cultural bias. They ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 15

A few highs clouds on the morning of April 15, 2010 made for a beautiful sunrise. Overall, the trend of beautiful weather continued throughout the day. The picture below was taken at the Holton Little Lake of turtles sunbathing on a log by Mel McQueen. Continue reading

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Another Warm Week Ahead?

A few days ago, some of the weather models were forecasting a cool period next week. If you believed them, you would think highs in the 60s would be a safe bet. Now, however, these same guidance products are suggesting a return to the 70s at least ... Continue reading

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365 Days of Weather: April 14

April 14, 2010 was yet another sunny and warm day. Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth and I made a trip to Fort Riley to talk to 4th grade students at Ware Elementary about severe weather. The trip along I-70 through the Flint Hills was beautiful. There aren’t many spots ... Continue reading

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Some scary (stuff)

I was riding to work the other night on a quiet, residential street close to downtown when I saw the reflective accents on a person’s shoes in the distance. It was dark, with very little street lighting and a nearly new moon. I closed in on the ... Continue reading

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Do any former Jayhawks have a shot at the NBA title this postseason?

If you’re a fan of the NBA’s Western Conference, please take a moment to catch your breath. All eight playoff teams have 50 victories or more. The six, seven and eight seeds all finished 50-32. The four and the five are both 53-29. The three seed has ... Continue reading

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You Be the Judge

Imagine you're the person tasked with approving a new energy source. This source would be similar to oil in price, but is abundant enough to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The one problem with this source is that it is not only flammable, but highly explosive ... Continue reading

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A rowdy party for your taxes

If you headed down to the Lawrence Post Office at closing time on Thursday, you probably ran into this: That's the Alferd Packer Memorial String Band at their annual tax day party. They've been showing up at the downtown post office for many years (in costume) to ... Continue reading

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The Rankings Game

Once again U.S. News and World Report has issued its rankings of graduate and professional school programs. In fact, the rankings were "leaked" to the blogosphere two days ago, so academics across the U.S. have been busily gloating if their programs went up in the rankings, coming ... Continue reading

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Latest on KU recruits Josh Selby, Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones

Here is the latest from Kansas basketball targets Josh Selby, Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones after talking with each of them at media day for the Jordan Brand Classic today in New York City. Josh Selby http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/15/Selby.jpg Though Selby — ranked No. 4 overall by Rivals.com — ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - Living With Mental Illness…Recovery IS Possible!

The inaugural post of Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest , posted earlier this week, was written by one of our members. Telling one’s story has long been an effective way of getting people’s attention. Of letting them know that most people with a mental illness are really ... Continue reading

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