One of the advantages of growing up in Lawrence Kansas was getting to know, and just being in the same place, of the native Americans that went to Haskell Indian College – the other college in the small town besides KU. Going to Pow Wows and things like that. That is one thing I miss living on the East Coast. I see almost every concievable type of person in Philadelphia, but the people I never see, or rarely see, are the ones who were here in great numbers just a few centuries ago – the native inhabitants. I miss them. Where did they all go?
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Prairie Fire Festival in Cottonwood Falls, KS
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I guess I missed it this year
Here is a URL that will take you to the Street Level feature of Google.
It is a very cool feature where you can walk around and look at houses in West Chester, Philadelphia Center City etc.
None of Kansas is at street level though. And my quadrant of West Chester hasn’t been done yet (the SW quad). All the street outlined in blue have been done, and you click on the move the mouse to virtually walk around and zoom in and out (to read signs and such). This is walking, not jogging. A certain amount of patience is involved. Also, google is only covering the United States with this feature.
and calls Kansas flat and boring.
This is more proof that Jon Stewart is God is false and that the TV writers are on strike. He shouldn’t make fun of Kathleen. He should join her.
But Stewart didn’t let Democrats off easy either. Kathleen Sebelius, the Governor of Kansas, Stewart called Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’s response “flat and boring” and said that her “lack of human-ness” meshed perfectly with her Borg-ish message to the President to unite with Democrats (she says “join us” at least 4 times). Most insultingly, however, Sebelius implied that no one outside the “heartland” honors and respects troops.
I would like to point out that the Kansas Jayhawks are 20-0 with 15-0 record on blowouts (19+ points). They are ranked second in the country.
I would also like to point out that they are playing Kansas State tonight who are ranked 22nd.
Update: The game can be watched on the internet at www.espn360.com for free.
Kansas Quarterback Todd Reesing:
Kansas is playing Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl tomorrow night!
The last time the Kansas Jayhawks was at the Orange Bowl was 1969.
The Jayhawks were ahead 14-7 with 1:16 left in the game.
Kansas was on the Penn State 14 and it was fourth down. Instead of going for the sure field goal, Pepper Rodgers decided to go for a 4 and 1. Quarterback John Riggins was stopped for no gain. Penn State took over, and scored a quick touch down. The score was 14-13 with only seconds left to play. Penn State decided to go for two points.
…and they failed! It looked like Kansas had won the game… but there was a flag. There were 12 men on the field.
Penn State had another chance to score 2. This time they made it. Kansas lost the Orange Bowl. Kansas fans have never forgotten that loss.
THE city of Lawrence was, on the evening of August 20, 1863, one of the most thriving towns between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains. At daybreak on the next day it was a heap of ruins. A gang of guerrillas, 500 strong, under Quantrill, crossed the Missouri River on the evening of the 20th, and pushed forward to Lawrence, where they arrived just before daybreak. Guards
SEPTEMBER 5, 1863.]
were posted around the town so as to prevent all escape, and the work of pillage and murder at once commenced. The attack was wholly unexpected, and there was not the least show of resistance. The citizens were massacred by the light of their burning homes, and their bodies flung into wells and cisterns. In one case twelve men were driven into a building, where they were shot down, and the house burned over their bodies. The number of victims is stated at 180, including the Mayor and the principal citizens. Only one hotel was left standing, and this was spared because the guerrilla chief had been formerly entertained there free of expense. Two of the banks were plundered, and the third escaped because the marauders could not force the safe in time. The total loss of property is put down at two millions of dollars. No other such instance of wanton brutality has occurred during the American war. The names of Nena Sahib in India, Cut-Nose in Minnesota, and Quantrill in Kansas will go down in history together.
Somebody lovingly took their full collection of Harper’s Magazine over the civil war and scanned them into a web site giving a comprehensive account ot that bloody war at sonotfthesouth.net
I was able to find this account of Quantrill’s raid in the Sept 5, 1863 issue – a few days after the Aug 20, 1983 raid. I wonder who Nina Sahib and Cut-Nose were?
Here is link to a Quantrill T-shirt which was recently in the news.
Gretchen wants to go to Miami, but she doesn’t want to go to the bowl game, because she doesn’t like football.
Ticket Information: The tickets cost $125 each and if you are a member of the Williams Education Fund you can buy the tickets on Dec 3. The tickets go on sale to the general public on Dec 5. The game is played in Miami Florida. This would make a fantastic Christmas present for certain people (hint, hint).
Kansas is playing Virginia Tech Hokies, so they should win.
If they win and Ohio State loses they will be the only team in the top ten to lose only one game.
1) Call the KU ticket office @ 785-864-3141 – we will have plenty of tickets to sell, tickets are on sale today for Williams Fund Members and they go on sale for the General Public on Wednesday
The Big 12 championship game is in San Antonio! I just came back from a family reunion there. Kansas is 10-0, and is extremely likely to play Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship in the Alamodome.
The Kansas Alumni Association are selling fancy tour packages here, but they go for $1128 with air travel and $588 without air travel, plus you must make a large contribution to the Williams Education Fund Drive. You do get to stay at the fancy Westin RiverWalk hotel – your room has a marble bathroom, a balcony overlooking the river walk, a “heavenly” bed and bathtub, and you are walking distance to the Alamo.
I checked ticket masters yesterday for tickets to the Big 12 championship, and there are still tickets available, high in the end zones, for $70 (plus ticket master charges). I also looked at stubhub for better seats. I checked the sold out Kansas-Missouri game, and even the high in the end zones seat are selling for $200.
“It’s weird because nobody is even into basketball yet because football season’s not over,” Bukovac said. “That’s probably the first time that’s ever happened.”