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December 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:10 a.m., Lawrence Fire was called out to investigated a car fire in the 1700 block of W 20th Terrace. One apparatus responded and reported a working fire in the engine compartment of a passenger vehicle. No injuries were reported. Just before 2:30 a.m., KU Police ... Continue reading

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JAW’s Raw Topics

I originally was going to write a two page rant on the continued ridiculousness of the BCS but I’m just not mentally prepared to get that fired up right now. Instead, I will comment on a few topics that have me riled up in general, the BCS ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 12/8/11

Before we get to the Cliff's Notes, here is a quick Cliff's Notes version on the status of Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger (back spasms) for Saturday's game against Kansas from Ohio State coach Thad Matta. • **It will probably be Saturday when a decision will come ... Continue reading

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Brownies made with WHAT?

I've had quite the [Twitter][1] and Facebook conversation this morning about what constitutes a brownie. It started when I found [this recipe][2] last night for fudge made with BLACK BEANS. That got a discussion going and I found out there's a whole underground world that includes many ... Continue reading

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December 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police and LDCFM responded on a report of a possible structure fire in the 700 block of Iowa Street at the Days Inn, at 2:40 this morning. The caller reported a fire in a room and mentioned something about chemicals before hanging up on Emergency Dispatchers. ... Continue reading

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Official: Charlie Weis to be named next KU football coach Friday

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2004/12/17/sportsnotredame.jpg **4:12 p.m. Update:** When Kansas University athletic director hit the road Nov. 30 in search of a football coach to replace Turner Gill, he made it clear that he was looking for the right fit for Kansas and would not be swayed by big-name candidates or ... Continue reading

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Recap: Looking at which KU players are having the toughest time with turnovers

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Once again, Kansas' inability to keep from turning the ball over was one of the biggest stories ... Continue reading

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The eReader Rip-off

I have always been a reader. By the time I was twelve, I had been reading massive novels by John Jakes, James Michener, and James Clavell. I grew up on a farm in a time when we had no video games, no internet, and only three of ... Continue reading

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Buy?! I’ll make you an ornament wreath!

I have never been a crafty person. And by crafty, I mean in the Etsy sense, not the Tyrion Lannister sense. Sure, I can sew, but it's never more than to fix a missing button. I don't paint, unless you count basic walls and trim. And whenever ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 10, 4:16 p.m. - More on June Jones, Auburn and Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst; Plus, is Zenger now targeting NFL guys?

**4:16 p.m. Update:** More on the talks between June Jones and Arizona State breaking down... At this point, it'd be crazy not wonder if Jones could re-emerge as a candidate at KU. At this point, anything's possible. http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/DouglasHaller/150269 One thing we should all have learned from the ... Continue reading

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December 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another mostly quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers were called out to the 2500 block of west 6th Street around 12:40 a.m. for a vicious animal complaint. Police in Lawrence conducted at least four vehicle stops and cited numerous parking violations, responded on one disturbance and three ... Continue reading

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Which player does KU’s offense miss the most? Plus, predictions for KU, Long Beach State

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Long Beach State on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what was one thing you thought Tyshawn Taylor did especially well against South Florida on Saturday? **Tom Keegan:** He showed he's so quick he ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Insider Trading/Investing by Congress”

Ask the Politically Correct! (Reading between the lines) Question? What is Insider Trading/Investing and does Congress take advantage of their legalized "Insider Information"? Politically Correct Resolution: Insider trading/investment is the trading/investment of a "corporation's" stock or other securities by individuals with potential access to non-public information about ... Continue reading

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Holiday shopping this weekend? A couple of good handmade sales

If you haven't picked up all your gifts yet (or haven't started), you've got two good chances at getting handmade, local and indie items this weekend. The first, as you can see above, is the Lola Giant sale, a two-day market featuring more than 25 local, handmade ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 9, 8:38 p.m. - Report: Fedora accepts North Carolina job; Where does Kansas go from here and how quickly?

**8:38 p.m. Update:** The Winston-Salem Journal, in North Carolina, is reporting that three sources have told the paper that Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora has agreed to become the Tar Heels next head coach. http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2011/dec/06/fedora-new-football-coach-unc-ar-1685647/ If the report turns out to be accurate — and there's no ... Continue reading

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December 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Maybe it was the cold weather or maybe it was just another Tuesday morning but, things were very quiet this morning in Douglas County. Just after 12:15 a.m., Police in Lawrence responded on a disturbance in the 900 block of west 24th Street. At least five officers ... Continue reading

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Smokeless Ribs for the lay BBQ artist

I am a person who is usually rather long on ideas and short on equipment. I am loathe to spend big bucks on specialty cooking equipment when I'm not sure I'll use it enough nor do I have room to have it sitting around. So I called ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Vegetarian Paella

Hello, Old Man Winter, happy Monday! Jerk. No matter how cold today gets with its biting wind and clouds, this dish will warm you through. It has the flavor of the famed Spanish seafood-and-rice dish, while managing to add the nutrition of brown rice and veggies in ... Continue reading

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Coaching Search 2011: Day 8, 6:16 p.m. - Fedora now the man at UNC? Or is it ASU? Or is it A&M? Plus, the case for Chris Petersen

**6:16 p.m. Update:** Larry Fedora is without question the hottest name in the country... Reports of Arizona State's scheduled meeting with Fedora on Tuesday now are being trumped by news from Chapel Hill, N.C. that says Fedora is the top candidate at UNC and may already have ... Continue reading

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December 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 2 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to investigate a hit and run, non injury accident in the 800 block of Louisiana Street. It sounded like the calling party witnessed his vehicle being struck, sounded as though the his vehicle was parked and unoccupied when it ... Continue reading

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