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Dirty Words And Conservatives

Recently on this forum, there have been a few letters from older folks fussing about certain euphemisms for happy bedtime fun time.While I do understand that standards for appropriate public discourse have evolved over the years, I think that every generation has felt that subsequent generations use ... Continue reading

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N.C. State scouting report from … KU walk-on Jordan Juenemann

I was impressed with Kansas walk-on Jordan Juenemann's ability to break down a matchup from talking to him during this video last week. (Be sure to check it out if you haven't seen it yet.) So Thursday, I figured I'd get his thoughts about the KU-N.C. State ... Continue reading

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

Police in Lawrence responded on five disturbances, three of those were reported to have been domestic. One of the domestic disturbances occurred in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane shortly after 2:30 a.m.. One person was taken into custody on charges of Aggravated Battery and Criminal Restraint. ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce climbs NBA scoring list; Xavier Henry earns minutes; Marcus Morris sets new career-high

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) made another impressive step in his cementing his Hall of Fame career on Thursday as he scored an efficient 25 points and passed NBA great Clyde Drexler for 26th on the league’s all-time scoring list. Pierce, who now has 22,196 points in ... Continue reading

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Which individual matchups will be the most intriguing? Plus, predictions for KU-N.C. State

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on N.C. State on Friday night in the Sweet 16 in St. Louis, Mo. Matt, what did you learn about N.C. State on Thursday that you didn't know before? **Matt Tait:** One of the ... Continue reading

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‘The Hunger Games’ Hype and 2 Local Film Screenings!

The movie everybody will be talking about all weekend is **"The Hunger Games."** Adapted from the best-selling young-adult book series by Suzanne Collins, ["The Hunger Games,"][1] about a state-sponsored fight to the death of 24 teenagers, is 142 minutes long and at times it feels every bit ... Continue reading

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Who’s Closing in KC

Hot on the heels of the news that the Kansas City Royals have lost catcher Salvador Perez for three months, the Royals and their ever hopeful fans were battered by more bad news. Stalwart closer Joakim Soria hurt his elbow and is apparently is heading toward his ... Continue reading

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March 22nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were substantially quieter early this morning in Douglas County. Police responded on two noise complaints and one disturbance. That was really it for Police activity this morning. None of this morning's activity was said to have involved the use of any weapons or resulted in any ... Continue reading

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Abdicating Responsibility

http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2012/mar/should-teacher-larger-class-be-paid-more-teacher-s/ (I consider this to not be one of my usual rants, but an insightful analysis. Your opinions may vary) Does anyone think that the suggestion in this poll has any merit whatsoever? Using such a simple method for adjusting, or maybe even determining, teacher salaries is ... Continue reading

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NC State’s strengths, weaknesses and players to watch

*All statistics courtesy of KenPom.com and are current as of March 22.* **Team:** NC State **Record:** 24-12 **Seed:** 11 **KenPom (Ken Pomeroy) Ranking:** 35 **Strengths** NC State is best on the offensive end, where it ranks 30th in adjusted offensive efficiency. The Wolfpack's greatest strength is offensive ... Continue reading

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One of world’s largest container ships, MSC Fabiola, came to San Francisco this afternoon

***San Francisco to Lawrence, Kansas*** I don't normally do blogs about San Francisco for the Lawrence paper. But this is an exception for a number of reasons. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by ships - especially because I never saw one on either coast ... Continue reading

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GCB

GCB (ABC, Sundays, 9pm CST) I have always been a fan of satirical humor on television. It is one of the reasons The Simpsons has been a personal favorite of mine for more than 20 years. It is also why I find myself chuckling throughout each episode ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Why are we Really in Afghanistan?

Swampyville's - Reading between the Lines! Why are we really in Afghanistan? Are our forces in Afghanistan for Democratic purposes, as we are led to believe, or for the international conglomerates that have relocated many of their operations to China? Many experts have explained that if Afghanistan ... Continue reading

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Wakarusa 2012!!! May 31-June 3, Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, Arkansas

With the winter coldness finally fading and beautiful days approaching on the horizon lovers of live music and/or a good 3-4 day rager rejoice because that amazing time of year has begun, MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON!!! Though there are many "festys" all year long the spring to mid-fall ... Continue reading

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A New Convenience

I write this will sitting on the K-10 connector to Lenexa/Olathe. I started a new job in November of last year and since then have had the mind numbing drive each day from near Stull to College blvd near I-35. When I first started, the "Jo" routes ... Continue reading

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March 21st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence conducted nine vehicle stops, responded on three disturbances and three noise complaints. Officers were called to check on reports of two men fighting in the 800 block of Mississippi Street, shortly after 3:30 a.m.. As an Officer arrived in the area, a car was ... Continue reading

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How a missed blockout and a lucky carom helped KU take down Purdue

Normally this would be the time to look ahead to Kansas' next opponent, but with such a dramatic finish in KU's 63-60 victory over Purdue on Sunday, I wanted to go back to take a deeper look at the Jayhawks' critical defensive possession in the final minute. ... Continue reading

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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran Wants Help from Social Media

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) took the stage at SXSW on March 11 to discuss [The Startup Act][1], a bill authored with Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to promote entrepreneurship. His presentation, "[Encouraging Innovation and Empowering Entrepreneurs][2]" was targeted to get the tech community talking on social media ... Continue reading

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Two-Faced March Madness Pizza

OK, I'll admit it, March Madness isn't the only sports' related item rumbling around my skull this week. It's hard to think of anything other than the Jayhawks, 'tis true, but each year at this time, one other little niggling event manages to creep in and a ... Continue reading

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March 20th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The weather seemed to keep everything very quiet this morning. Lawrence Police conducted four vehicle stops, cited a couple parking violations and responded on one noise complaint. There were two non injury accidents reported, both of which were said to involve drivers leaving the scene of the ... Continue reading

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