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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 12/28/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • Full press conference audio has been posted. • **Regarding the red mark over Self's left eye: The coach had pre-cancer spots, and the doctor said that ... Continue reading

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Recipe: Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Sometimes, I just have to ask myself, "WHY must you love foods that STAIN so?" Blueberry season is one of those times. My kiddo likes the little berries about as much as I do, and between the two of us, we're constantly spotted black-and-blue all summer long. ... Continue reading

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December 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police were kept busy early this morning with disturbances throughout Lawrence. Four disturbances were reported between midnight and 3 a.m.. Officers were called to the area south of 9th and Kentucky Streets after a report of the sound of an explosion. Police were not able to locate ... Continue reading

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Greg Ostertag joins NBADL’s Texas Legends; Chalmers struggles

Former Jayhawk and Utah Jazz center **Greg Ostertag** signed with the NBA D-League’s Texas Legends on Tuesday, [according to the Dallas Morning News][1]. Ostertag, [who averaged four points, five rebounds and almost two blocks a game in 11 years in the NBA][2], will play his first pro ... Continue reading

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Be sure to tune for the final episode of “Opera is my Hobby”

Every week since Sept. 19, 1952, Jim Seaver has shared his love of opera with Kansas Public Radio listeners. But this week, that will come to an end. At 7 p.m. Friday, KPR will air the final episode of "Opera is my Hobby," which will, fittingly, cover ... Continue reading

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December 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after midnight, Lawrence Police were beginning to break down their search for two alleged armed robbery suspects. More on the armed robbery and the search that followed can be [found here from the Lawrence Journal World][1]. Other than the activity mentioned above, things were pretty quiet ... Continue reading

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Rookie mistake: Markieff Morris’ NBA debut ends on tough turnover

**Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) played 25 good minutes and one bad second for the Suns in a close loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Monday. Markieff scored seven points (1 of 3 threes) with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks ([full stats here][1]). ... Continue reading

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How I survived Christmas: a tale of food gifts

Well, it's over. How's your back? Mine is tired, and it hurts. But dang if our tree hasn't already found its way a trash can outside, and all but a few straggling remnants of Christmas have been stowed in the garage, This year, I simplified things, and ... Continue reading

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December 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2:15 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the area of 23rd and Ridge Court to receive a report of a stolen vehicle. The caller reported that the theft had occurred within the past 20 minutes, and Law Enforcement throughout Douglas County had the vehicle's license ... Continue reading

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Chalmers, Rush and Collison take the court on Christmas

- **Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) scored three points (made his only shot and only free throw) with four assists, four steals and a rebound in 24 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks ([full stats here][1]). Chalmers split time at point guard with rookie Norris Cole, who played 23 ... Continue reading

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December 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just after 2 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to investigate a non injury accident in the 800 block of W 24th Street. At 2:10 a.m., LDCFM and Police were dispatched to a possible structure fire in the 1700 block of W 19th Street at the Applecroft Apartments. ... Continue reading

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After Christmas sales start early Monday morning

So you may ask, is there any shopping to be had on Christmas day? The answer is yes. Walgreens and CVS are both open today. Walgreens is open from 9 a.m. To 6 p.m.and CVS is open from 10 a.m. To 6 p.m. (according to the website). ... Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, fellow poster

Merry Christmas, and may god bless us all, every one. I hope this day is good for you and that you get what you wish for as one or more gifts. If you care to answer, please post here just what was your best gift or experience ... Continue reading

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December 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police started the morning off with a domestic disturbance. Four units were assigned to the call. No injuries were reported. Officers conducted more than five vehicle stops, at least two of those stops resulted in suspected DUI arrests. Shortly after 3 a.m., Baldwin City Fire was ... Continue reading

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Greg Ostertag to play in the NBA D-League (also, catching up with overseas Jayhawks)

Remember **Greg Ostertag**? Big, 7-foot-2 guy. Kansas’ all-time leading shot blocker. 11-year NBA player who went to the 1997 and 1998 Finals with the Utah Jazz. That guy. Well, Ostertag (38 years old, hasn’t played professionally since retiring in 2006) will join the NBA D-League next week. ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU’s numbers this year strikingly similar to another recent season

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. While surfing KenPom.com (doesn't everyone do that in their free time?), I went back and tried to ... Continue reading

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Girls With Dragon Tattoos

Usually I read the book before I watch the movie. The biggest problem with this is the book is almost always significantly better than the movie and this makes the movie less enjoyable to watch. I thought I would try something different this time. With the book ... Continue reading

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December 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The morning started off fairly calm in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence conducted a number of vehicle stops. Officers also made at least one DUI arrest in Lawrence and another in Lecompton. Shortly before 4 a.m., Lawrence Police, County Deputies and LDCFM responded to the intersection of ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris finishes solid preseason for Phoenix

Not to be outdone by younger brother Marcus, **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) came out strong in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. Markieff scored six points, collected three rebounds and blocked three shots to start the game. He finished with 12 points (5-9 overall, ... Continue reading

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Sizing up coach Kevin O’Neill and his USC Trojans

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on USC on Thursday at Galen Center in Los Angeles. Tom, what is one thing you learned about KU following its 80-74 loss to Davidson on Monday? **Tom Keegan:** It needs to play sound ... Continue reading

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