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The Snack is Back

Two of my bestest friends have a pool in their back yard. No, that is not why they are among my bestest friends. But it ...

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More events coming to downtown

Fire eaters, street dances and open-air grills. It must be summer in downtown Lawrence. Planning is well under way for at least a trio of ...

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Over 30 and Trying to Date

After much talk with my female friends I have decided it’s time to start dating again. It’s been several years since I last dated and ...

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Harper’s Island: ‘Where’s Beth?’

Wow. If you have been following this highly inconsistent show, Saturday was your payoff. It was so good, I was reaching for imaginary popcorn. Bride-to-be ...

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The ride of my life

Wow. What a weekend. Friday, we learned that Bob Frederick — fine man and avid cyclist — died from injuries sustained in a single-bike accident. ...

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Summer gridiron report: Okie St. features top-notch power trio

I always thought of the band Cream as the best power trio in music history. They formed the first supergroup with an all-star cast of ...

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In Plain Sight 6/14/2009

Previous: IPS 6/7/2009 Next:IPS 6/21/2009 The subject this week was suggested by geekin_topekan. Last week's was outside town, this week should be easier, but I've ...

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Treasure #1 FOUND by Pirate Morgann

Shiver me timbers! Share in my congratulations to four-year-old pirate Morgann, who proved too tough a match for the other landlubbers in :Treasure Hunt # ...

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Pregnant Party Planning

I learned it by watching my sister. She always hosts Thanksgiving, and starts shopping and cooking and freezing and mise en place-ing over a week ...

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KU journalists place in national Hearst competition

Kansas University students were among the top finishers in San Francisco recently at the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards national championships. Competing among 24 ...

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Fruit Stand Gotta Haves.

"I was driving by a fruit stand when I saw it for sale. I bought it right there and drove it home." That is what ...

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Billy Thomas’ Jayhawk Flashback: UMass, 12/10/97

The Jayhawk Flashback returns this week with Allen Fieldhouse memories from Billy Thomas. Actually, when I asked him, Thomas said he had two favorite games ...

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We were legends. (In our own minds) I V

Image: Will Wheaton and River Phoenix from the movie "Stand by Me" My dad, after serving in WWII, although not openly anti-gun would not have ...

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Summer gridiron report: Time for KU to make history

With Wednesday's prediction that Nebraska will finish second in the Big 12 North, it's evident I'm taking the Kansas University football team to win the ...

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Tea Parties Need Focus - Oppose Breath Tax

Critics of the tea parties held in April noted that participants lacked a common theme. They carried signs dealing with a variety of issues making ...

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Mean Melin moving on to US Air Guitar nationals in DC!

So I may have broken something in my foot and I definitely split my pants doing a sweet knee slide during "Ace of Spades," but ...

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On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Over fifty years ago, the US Supreme Court took the first practical step towards ending Racial Segregation with the landmark Brown VS. Board of Education ...

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MLB Draft ‘09 includes names familiar to LHS and Free State

Although the high school baseball season officially came to a close two weeks ago, Lawrence High and Free State recently received one final shot in ...

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Brownback has ‘serious concerns’ about Sotomayor

Sen. Sam Brownback's meeting on Wednesday with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor did not quell any of the conservative Kansas senator's concerns about her judicial ...

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BREAKING NEWS

So yesterday going down Maine Street there is a bus and it's rear end is up in flames. I see the driver jump out the ...

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