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January 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Fairly quiet for an early Saturday morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence responded on one noise complaint along with one trespassing complaints. Police also received information on two thefts, and conducted several vehicle stops. The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris continues hot start; Marcus puts up 33-16-5 in NBADL debut

**Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) had his third double-figure scoring game of the season as he put up 13 points with nine rebounds and three three-pointers against the Portland Trailblazers on Friday. Markieff also added an assist and a block in 31 minutes as the Suns won, 102-77 ... Continue reading

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Predictions for KU-OU; plus, will this be a tough game to get up for?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma on Saturday afternoon in Norman, Okla. Tom, there are 18 games on the Big 12 schedule, and it's not realistic to think that a team can get up for all 18. How ... Continue reading

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Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol

It is very hard to believe Tom Cruise is almost fifty years old and embarking on his 4th decade of movie making. For someone who grew up with Cruise’s early work like Taps, The Outsiders, Risky Business, All the Right Moves, and Top Gun, I find myself ... Continue reading

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What books are on your to-read list this year?

This week, I talked to book specialists in town for their lists of [must-read books for 2012][1]. And, afterward, I must admit, my reading wish list received a few additional pages. Basically, I want to read nearly every book they mentioned, plus the ones I'd already lined ... Continue reading

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January 6th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Extremely quiet this morning in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence responded on a burglary alarm shortly before 2 a.m.. Officers reported that the alarm was false. Officers conducted one vehicle stop and cited three parking violations. LPD also received information on a possible shoplifting in the 900 ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers unleashes monster performance in 3OT victory

> **Mario Chalmers** pulled a LeBron tonight That’s what [one tweet][1] said following Chalmers’ 29-point, eight-assist, seven-rebound, three-steal, one-block explosion on Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Chalmers’ best statistical game of the year — and possibly his four-year NBA career — came as superstar Miami Heat ... Continue reading

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Common Sense Isn’t: What is a Session?

If the hottest topic in the news is whether or not one person going into the senate chamber every 3 days constitutes the aforementioned body being "in session", then this country is in deep trouble. If a significant number of people think that such actions really mean ... Continue reading

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LJW Online Users Crossword

Presented for your entertainment - a crossword puzzle. This puzzle contains some online users' names. Spaces, underscores, hyphens, etc., have been eliminated. For example: L_J_World would be ljworld. Print this out, or copy and paste it to a Word or editing program. Or, just solve the clues. ... Continue reading

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Short Wednesday recap: Xavier Henry traded; Pierce, Chalmers play well

Wednesday’s biggest ‘Hawks in the NBA news involved a former KU player who hasn’t played in an NBA game since Feb. 22, 2011: **Xavier Henry**, the Memphis Grizzlies’ 2010 draft pick who [played only 38 games in his rookie season because of injuries][1], was traded from the ... Continue reading

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Recap: It’s been a long time since KSU’s defensive rebounding was this bad

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. It's going to be hard to overstate just how important Kansas' rebounding dominance was in Wednesday night's ... Continue reading

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Spanish omelets and biceps — you’re welcome

Hey, remember [the other day][1] when I shared [this video][2] and mentioned that [Kilian Jornet][3] was my second-favorite Spanish athlete? Well, I think I also said that [Rafael Nadal][4] was very favorite Spanish athlete (and probably favorite current athlete in general). Well, Rafa's ears must have been ... Continue reading

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January 5th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly quiet morning in Douglas County. After 2 a.m., Police conducted two vehicle stops and responded on one disturbance. Just after 3:10 a.m., an Officer was involved in a foot pursuit with a subject who fled from Officers. The chase began in the 1700 block of ... Continue reading

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Predictions for the KU-KSU showdown, plus the many faces of coach Frank Martin

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Kansas State on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, how do you think Kansas State coach Frank Martin gets his players to respond to him when he gets after them as hard as ... Continue reading

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A sweet treat for tonight’s KU-KSU game

Tonight is the first KU-K-State basketball game of the year. Totally exciting, right? If you're feeling like you might want to show your KU spirit with more than just some [fancy chips][1], I've got a sweet option for you. Something that shows your love of the crimson ... Continue reading

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January 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on four noise complaints this morning. Officers responded on two disturbances, one report of criminal damage to property. LDCFM and Police responded on several medical emergencies this morning as well. None of this morning's activity involved the use of any weapons or resulted in ... Continue reading

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Drew Gooden steps up for 24-point, 12-rebound night

Anyone brave enough to watch Tuesday night’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Milwaukee Bucks was treated to some vintage **Drew Gooden**. Bucks center Andrew Bogut left the team for “personal matters” before the game, and Gooden stepped up, started and exploded for 24 points and ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 1/3/12

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. • **Self thinks Kansas State is probably more balanced without Jacob Pullen, but Self also saw Pullen put up 38 ... Continue reading

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A healthy start to the new year

Have you resolved to be healthier in the new year? Maybe to start working out or sneak in a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet? Well, I've got a two-part inspiration kick-starter this morning for those of you trying to go for health in the ... Continue reading

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January 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things seem to be returning back to normal after a fairly active New Year's weekend. For a look back at some of the activity from the weekend, [here is a link to the Journal World's report][1]. A link to Sunday morning's blog can be found at the ... Continue reading

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