The million comment countdown: Let the counting begin

By this time, you're probably tired of me talking about the millionth comment contest. Well, all the predictions are in. When it was all said ...

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Storms move across Northeast Kansas

As a line of showers and storms pushed through Northeast Kansas this morning, some areas saw a lot of rain, while others saw just a ...

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McCain endorses Moran for Senate bid

U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran's campaign for a Senate seat says it has scored an endorsement from Sen. John McCain — of Arizona and the GOP's ...

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Stop ‘n’ go

Over a five-day span earlier this month, I had four noteworthy encounters at four-way-stop intersections that left me scratching my (helmeted) head. None of the ...

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One thing I agree upon with Mr. Obama: What kind of country …? #1 in a series of questions by Gnome

Mr. Obama says that it is more than health care. He says it is about what kind of country we want the U.S. to be. ...

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Why Nebraska fans should be angry; ChatterTV reaction

If I'm a Nebraska fan, I'm pretty fed up after Saturday's college football game against Virginia Tech. Now I'm not saying NU fans should be ...

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Slavery

An article in today’s paper remembers our city’s efforts in eliminating slavery. I think it is wonderful that we want to pat ourselves on the ...

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I don’t like being handled

As my life has progressed, the wife and I seem to be noticing a change in civic discourse. Yes, it is less civil but that ...

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Online Social Networks Fail to Bear Witness

“To be a journalist is to bear witness. The rest is no more than ornamentation. To bear witness means being there — and that’s not ...

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Let’s Start at the Beginning

A little over a year ago I found myself a stay at home mom of two kids, in charge of our household finances, and watching ...

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Shopping off the clearance rack

If you haven't seen it already, it's Kohl's cash time. You can't miss it if you see today's Kohl's flyer that splashes "Anniversary Sale. Take ...

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Shop Talk blogger Jenn Hethcoat has a baby

Shop Talk with Jenn and Julie blogger Jenn Hethcoat had a baby boy Friday night. Ryan weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Congratulations ...

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Breakfast on the fly: Coffee and Scones

Scones are a traditional English breakfast pastry, as I'm sure you well know. But for a long time, I have to admit, I didn't. I ...

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Review: ‘Club Morocco’ a swingin’ good time

This review of "Club Morocco," which opened Friday at Lawrence Community Theatre, comes from Lawrence writer Liza Pehrson: Lawrence Community Theatre opens its new season ...

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Recently, I took off a weekend to surprise a high school buddy on his 50th birthday celebration in Florida. His sister and wife had contacted ...

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single payer health vs universal

THEN: So, my old policy in Kansas gave me this: I had to "buy" my coverage @ 280 smackers a month. Then the normal 'co-pays' ...

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The Sideline Report with Bradley McDougald

For the second straight week, our Sideline Report focuses on a KU true freshman. Here's an extended conversation with wide receiver Bradley McDougald. The Sideline ...

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Ready, set, save …

How do you teach an old chick new tricks? I’m a 47-year-old wife and mother working a part-time job and juggling two teenage kids’ activities. ...

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Salt in the Wound for Poland and Czech Republic

For a President who is polished and understands PR quite well, it is quite an error! Yesterday, President Obama announced a change in the defensive ...

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Project Runway: Black and white and a liar all over

My oh, my, I am majorly starting to regret deciding to do a “Project Runway” blog instead of a “Top Chef” blog. MAJORLY. My reason ...

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