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Fix-It Chick: Caulk like a pro
May 24, 2015
Caulk is a versatile sealant available in a seemingly limitless variety of formulas. Applying any type of caulk can be challenging. Follow these simple steps to make the job go a little smoother.
Critter Buzz: Heartworm a sneaky disease dangerous to dogs during warmer months
May 23, 2015
With the warm spring weather comes our universal enemy the mosquito. This pest is more than just an annoyance during outdoor activities — it can lead to a life-threatening illness in dogs that is entirely preventable.
Kansas City Connection: A bakery to satisfy your cookie addiction
May 23, 2015
This week, baked deliciousness from McLain’s Bakery, high-quality coffee at Post Coffee Company and “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk at the Uptown Theater.
Garden Variety: Creating a garden path
12:00 a.m., May 23, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
Landscape design tends to focus on plant selection, but the hardscape — the built environment in and around the plants — is what allows people to enjoy a garden beyond a faraway view.
Eudora man ordered to stand trial on premeditated first-degree murder charge in death of disabled man
05:03 p.m., May 22, 2015 Updated 10:42 p.m.
A 49-year-old Eudora man charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2014, death of a disabled Lawrence man was ordered to stand trial and pleaded not guilty to the charge at a Friday court hearing.
Style Scout: Drew Keiter
May 21, 2015
What’s your spirit animal? An extremely motivated sloth.
Style Scout: Muna Ibrahim
May 21, 2015
Tell us a secret: Two times when I was trying to refill a patient prescription, I accidentally dialed 911 instead of 913.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chicken gizzards at Set ‘Em Up Jack’s
May 20, 2015
When in doubt, fry it. That’s the takeaway from this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, which took us to Set ‘Em Up Jack’s in search of chicken gizzards.
Bite Sighs: Turn sourdough starter into chocolate cake
May 20, 2015
After explaining to my husband that no, I wasn’t actually keeping six jars of foaming wallpaper paste in the kitchen, I decided that something had to be done about the sourdough starter before it exploded and took over the whole house.
Double Take: Standardized testing provides little benefit to students
May 19, 2015
Dr. Wes wants an end to standardized testing; Kyra agrees that kids go through enough, but thinks some form of standardized testing is necessary.
Fix-It Chick: Install an occupancy or vacancy sensor switch
May 17, 2015
If you dream of walking into a room and having the lights turn on, or if you have nightmares about all the power wasted because lights in another room are constantly left on, replacing a standard wall switch with a new occupancy- or vacancy-sensing switch could be a good option.
Kansas City Connection: Grinders Pizza and Celebration at the Station
May 16, 2015
There are thousands of places outside New York that claim to serve authentic New York-style Pizza, but a truly delicious slice of appropriately soft-yet-crispy pizza isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. But Grinders Pizza, at 417 E. 18th St. in the heart of the Crossroads, is the real thing.
Garden Variety: Tropical plants add interest to containers
12:00 a.m., May 16, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
Petunias, geraniums, impatiens and other annual flowers are popular reliable fillers for containers and landscape beds, but there are other options to provide summer color and interest to the garden. For an especially unique touch, try incorporating some of the tropical plants typically sold as indoor plants into your outdoor plant palette.
Style Scout: Chelsea White
May 14, 2015
Tell us a secret: If it wasn’t for my job, I’d be covered in tattoos — at least a sleeve.
Style Scout: Sean Hill
May 14, 2015
Whom do people say you look like? I do get Santa Claus sometimes and a lion.
Kansas State veterinary school helps out at Lawrence Humane Society with mobile surgery unit
06:26 p.m., May 13, 2015 Updated 10:37 p.m.
Fourth-year Kansas State veterinary student Shelby Mangus neutered a pug-mix on Monday at Topeka’s Humane Society. On Tuesday the dog was adopted. “It really feels great to be helping out,” said Mangus, an aspiring small-animal veterinarian.
Off the Beaten Plate: Chinese Burger at 8 Flavors
May 13, 2015
It’s easy to walk into 8 Flavors and assume that the advertised “Chinese burgers” are some sort of wacky, modern riff on an American staple. After all, Americans invented the hamburger, right? Wrong.
Cooking from Scratch: Homemade sauerkraut a tasty lesson in fermenting
May 13, 2015
If you’ve never tried making sauerkraut yourself, you most certainly should. It makes a great first project for anyone new to the world of fermenting foods.
Delicious/Nutritious: Sweet, colorful carrots for most any meal
May 13, 2015
Carrots are vaunted for their copious amounts of beta-carotene, the carotenoid that the body converts into vitamin A necessary for healthy eyes, skin and immune system. But they’re more than just a vehicle for antioxidants: they’re delicious — sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that can fit almost any meal.
Daddy Rules: Kids’ ideal world still includes their parents’ love
May 12, 2015
Kids like to imagine themselves the rulers of their worlds, but sometimes mom and dad really are the kings.