Cuff love

I have some nice bikes. Nothing that would make a connoisseur jealous, mind you, but some pretty nice rides. I have some pretty nifty cycling ...

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Shuttle and Space Station Pass Overhead Tonight

Since it's such nice weather and a clear night, I thought you might want to see the combined Orbiter(Space Shuttle) and Space Station pass overhead. ...

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Yellow Light, or Orange Light?

My wife and I often have an argument on what to call the center light of a stoplight. She almost becomes irate when I call ...

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Lawrence Marketplace Blog

Welcome to the new Lawrence Marketplace blog! The Lawrence Marketplace team includes Adrian Jacobs, Chris Thompson, Jenny Haralson and Rhonda Crosby. We're all here to ...

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Top Chef Masters — A dark (and giggly) horse joins the race

And then there were six. After weeks of whittling, we're down to the masters of "Top Chef Masters." The show's format allowed us to meet ...

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The Honey-do

In this day and age we are flooded with reality tv shows, giant lists of things to do and little time to do them in. ...

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Why A Health Care Reform Is Needed Now!

by Ernest Barteldes A few years ago, a close friend of mine was unfortunate enough to have suffered an automobile accident shortly before her job ...

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Jim DeMint’s Waterloo

Jim DeMint is mad, but not without method. That combination makes him dangerous. His madness is not being anti-Democratic or fiercely partisan; it is the ...

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Warm days, cool nights: Dry air means big temperature swings

I doubt anyone is complaining about this “relatively” dry air mass overhead. No? As we know all too well in Northeast Kansas, this time of ...

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Plan for former Arensberg building comes forward

There soon may be new life for the former Arensberg Shoes building in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence orthodontist Dan Ranjbar has bought the building and filed ...

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Hinrich still a hot name

Here’s a look at the latest NBA rumors surrounding a few former Jayhawks who might be on the move this offseason. The hottest name out ...

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Hot June leading us to much cooler July

The first couple weeks of summer were so hot that it looked like we had a long stretch of intense summer heat ahead of us. ...

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Pfc. Bowe R. Bergdahl

This is the solider, who was captured by the Taliban and they released a video statement over the weekend. In the video PFC Bergdahl is ...

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“6.5 wins and no excuses” doesn’t have the same ring

If Colorado coach Dan Hawkins is serious about his "10 wins and no excuses" for his Buffaloes this season, he can have his friends put ...

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Cooling off with cukes, turbo hummus, and tzatziki

My brother-in-law decided early in his relationship with my sister that pet names are great, but only if they are based on food. He started ...

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Geeking out, bike-style

I’m a natural-born quantifier and a to-the-bone geek, so when the first GPS devices designed for bike use hit the market, I was intrigued. But ...

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How does your garden grow?

By late June, heat, humidity and dry weather usually prevail in Northeast Kansas. July and August are usually dominated by a high pressure system. Summer ...

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In Plain Sight 7/19/2009

Previous: IPS 7/12/2009 Next: IPS 7/27/2009 I don't count off for spelling so beerdrinkingfool has swooped in again this week. See the bottom for the ...

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Saturday in the Park

It seems there's never a shortage of outdoor music fun in Lawrence on the weekends. This Saturday, we headed to the Americana Music Academy Saturday ...

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That’s The Way It Is

When I was growing up in north-central Kansas, my family watched the CBS news with Walter Cronkite on our black and white television set faithfully ...

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