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Regional baseball outlook for LHS, Free State

It's regional baseball time in the world of high school sports, and for fans of this town's two largest teams that means one great thing. ...

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“Cowtown Ballroom … Sweet Jesus!” comes to life

Sometime in the 1970s, rock n’ roll became big business. (If I had to place it, I’d say around the time A&M Records pushed Frampton ...

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Lawrence: What We Remember

Over a year ago I posted a short series of questions about places and things which no longer exist in Lawrence. I've been working on ...

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China: Breaking Old Myths

The search for clear thoughts can take writers into strange places. In these unfamiliar places, writers prospect for common themes and discover force multipliers for ...

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Investing in Oil and Gas

The oil and gas investment opportunities are increasing by the day. This is majorly owing to the high interest generated in this sector due to ...

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Idol finale delivers clash of the titans

One has been called a "dreamer," a "superstar" and a "rock god." The other a "dark horse," a "big-time player" and a "radio-ready heartthrob." The ...

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My bad

The other night I was riding back to work after dinner and approached an intersection where I needed to turn left. I glanced back and ...

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Look-alikes? Not quite. Play-alikes? Perhaps.

We’re down to four teams in the NBA playoffs and only one — Cleveland — has a Jayhawk on its roster. The fact that the ...

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Top 10 Best Fourth Movies in a Franchise

We all know Hollywood has a shortage of new ideas, which is why consistently popular franchises become so valuable. It’s not even the end of ...

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Dry weather sets up for the Midwest … for now

The storms that created raging flood waters along the streets in Lawrence dropped 2.34 inches of total rain at the airport with several reports of ...

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In which I look back at comments and look ahead to a milestone

Love them or loath them, comments and the comment threads are a major part of our online community on LJWorld.com, as well as on our ...

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Keep Your Fork! There’s PIE!

The Subversive Cultivator and his bride, the lovely Lulu, were kind enough, almost a year ago, to let Mr. Meat and Potatoes and myself hold ...

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The Springtime Wolfram Tone Jam.

Join the great Wolfram Tone Jam! Here's the link: Give it a try even if you are not musically inclined! Tones is easy to figure ...

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Rural Lecompton retreat complex up for consideration

Several lingering issues will be back up for discussion at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission this week. Here’s a look: • Rural Lecompton resort: Plans ...

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In Plain Sight 5/17/2009

Last week: Not in Kansas Anymore Previous:IPS 5/3/2009 Next: IPS 5/24/2009 Since I didn't actually do a (local) photo last week, there are two photos ...

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U.S. Temperatures Inflated

In the U.S. nearly "9 of every 10 stations are likely reporting higher or rising temperatures because they are badly sited" according to a recently ...

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Wolfram Alpha-a first look.

It's here! Wolfram Research, best known for its Mathematica software just launched Wolfram Alpha. According to Wolfram Alpha's website, the goal of Wolfram Alpha is ...

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Mud Crows

Mud Crows A story for all Fathers who have struggled to bond with their sons... The creek wove a silver ribbon along the trail that ...

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Aziz Ansari causes IMAX furor: Read the facts here.

It's a huge Twitter trend this week. Comedian Aziz Ansari (from NBC's Parks and Recreation) published this tirade about paying an extra $5 to see ...

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“Angels & Demons” no gift from heaven

[two stars] About halfway through “Angels & Demons,” I started thinking about when it would end. Admittedly, that may have had something to do with ...

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