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September 18th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The overnight rain seemed to contribute to the call load for Lawrence Police. I counted seven non-injury accidents between just before 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. The rain did not slow the Police Department's efforts on traffic enforcement. Again, I counted 27 vehicle stops, at least three ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 7:19 p.m. - Reports say UT, Texas Tech, OU and Okie State headed west; KU?

**7:19 p.m. Update:** I'm hearing now that reports of the Texas and Oklahoma foursome heading west may be a little premature. That is to say, at this point, it's not a done deal, though it certainly still could happen. The sources I talked with tonight did not ... Continue reading

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Attention Target Shoppers:

Before I really get started, a couple of Happy Birthdays are in order: First, to my SuperBaby who is TWO years old today! My, oh my, how time flies. It seems like just yesterday i was writing this blog from my hospital bed the day after he ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: Syracuse and Pitt to ACC a done deal? KU to follow?

**7:19 p.m. Update:** Boy, how things can change while you're watching a team get pounded on the field... I can only imagine that ACC officials have been talking realignment all day if things have changed as much as some are reporting. This update from Orangebloods.com speaks to ... Continue reading

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September 17th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police investigated a non injury accident in the 2200 block of Ousdahl road just before 10 p.m.. Another non injury accident was reported at 11 p.m. in the 3700 block of W 24th Street. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Police investigated a call for a possible explosion ... Continue reading

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Wanted: your thoughts on privacy and social media

Social media and privacy: Are the two mutually exclusive, or is it still possible to keep areas of your life private online? And what happens when law enforcement, the media or both get involved? That's what we examined last night at a community roundtable here at the ... Continue reading

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Game-winning TD result of good play call by KU, blown assignment by Northern Illinois

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Let’s take a look at Jordan Webb’s six-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to D.J. Beshears on fourth-and-goal against Northern Illinois. First off, Coach says this is a good play call in ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today, 5:03 p.m. - Regents at OU, UT each set Monday meetings

**5:03 p.m. Update:** Just a quick note about a couple of Tweets from Orangebloods.com's Chip Brown that just popped up. First: Brown says that the Monday meetings scheduled at both Texas and Oklahoma will be about authorizing each school's presidents to handle negotiations for realignment. That would ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Nature’s Nectar”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Abide, die, plain, rain, sky, side, sway, way. Nature's Nectar! By L. Don Oliver Storm clouds appear, Awakening one's fear, Building upon it's ___; The lightening streaks, The thunder shrieks, ... Continue reading

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September 16th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police got an early start on the night with a report of gunshots heard in the area of the 2300 block of Ridge Court just before 9:15 p.m. Officers responded on a reported domestic disturbance in the 600 block of New Hampshire shortly after midnight. When ... Continue reading

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Georgia Tech preview and a question: Who is KU’s best offensive player right now?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta. First off, Tom, what is something you like about the city of Atlanta? **Tom Keegan:** It has all the bright-lights advantages of a big city but still ... Continue reading

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25 Notable Kansans - is this the best we can do?

This is not a book blog, but it's something I really wanted to get the word out about. I thought of doing it as an LTE, but the link for submitting one is broken. Plus, this is faster, and I'm ticked! 25 Notable Kansans? I have received ... Continue reading

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Week 3 Big 12 picks: Kansas or Georgia Tech? Oklahoma or Florida St.?

After two weeks of picking every Big 12 game here in the Conference Chatter blog, I've come away with a 12-3 record of predicting games straight up, and a 6-5 record of selecting games against the spread. Here's what in store for week 3: **Friday** **Iowa State ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: Meeting of Big 12 presidents/chancellors set for today canceled. But why?

**5:18 p.m. Update:** Great column here by Dennis Dodd, of CBS Sports, who examines just who the people behind the names on these oh-so-important boards of regents are these days. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/15585204/need-college-football-changed-forever-call-your-dentist Dodd paints a pretty unflattering picture of these people and their concern for college athletics. In ... Continue reading

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September 15th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity for Lawrence Police last night. Police were also called to several noise complaints and conducted a number of vehicle stops throughout town. An officer on routine patrols investigated fireworks in the area of the 1200 block of Tennessee Street at about 11:20 ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 9/14/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 9/7/2011 Next: IPS 5/13/2012 jehovah_bob evidently silenced everyone with his quick answer this week. See the end of the post Returning back to the normal formula for the post this week. If I think the subject is easy, it often turns out to be hard ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Northern Illinois

The following is the Kansas vs. Northern Illinois episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. THE GRIDIRON - KANSAS vs NORTHERN ILLINOIS from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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Realignment Today: UT to ACC gaining steam, plus east or west for Kansas?

**7:49 p.m. Update:** So, we're down to this. Unless there's some major news in the next couple of days, we'll spend at least the next 72-96 hours linking to columns and analysis of this whole mess. I'm sure somebody, somewhere, will say something, but it's not likely ... Continue reading

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Sweet potato oatmeal breakfast pancakes with a spinach omelet..

When temperatures head south outside, you can find me turning up the heat inside! It's nice to even think about the joys of baking, frying and cooking 'inside' again. So with the daily race to squeeze as many veggies and fruits into our diets as possible, here ... Continue reading

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September 14th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Quiet again last night in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence performed a number of building checks, vehicle stops and a few disturbances. LPD also responded on a few medical calls with LDCFM units. If you or someone you know is heading to Johnson County Community College today, ... Continue reading

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