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Technology Quiz: Megabyte

Previous: History: Screwdriver You may think you know your metric prefixes, but do know what you think you know? So if you do, just how many bytes are there in a megabyte? How many bytes in a gigabyte? What the heck is a byte anyway? Useful knowledge ... Continue reading

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Quick Critique: Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas

Finally. Sporting Kansas City: 4 — FC Dallas: 1 It's been a long time coming but Sporting KC finally put a full 90 minutes together on both sides of the ball. Graham Zusi played with confidence and it showed. His two superb goals were the clear difference ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: The Moon, The Stars, The Heavens Above

******************************************* Time for a new music blog! This one, indirectly inspired by a new friend, is all about Heavenly Bodies. Any song title, lyrics or performer that has the **moon, the stars, the planets and/or the sun** in them. Any specifically named heavenly body will work also! ... Continue reading

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CVS and Walgreen’s Freebies and Deals

For those of you interested in Walgreen's and CVS shopping deals ... here are a few for this week to get you started! Remember these items can always be donated to local shelters and church programs, too! Be sure to look through today's circulars because there are ... Continue reading

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June 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The nice weather seemed to be getting to people in Lawrence overnight. There were countless calls involving suspicious activity. A few of which included subjects in a fountain and subjects in an apartment complex pool after hours. The most interesting call of the night was a report ... Continue reading

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June 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly before Midnight Lawrence Police were called to respond to the 800 block of Massachusetts Street on reports of an intoxicated male subject that was yelling at passing vehicles. The man was described as being "dressed as a cowboy". The majority of the overnight hours were fairly ... Continue reading

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LIVESTRONG Sporting Park opens with entertaining scoreless draw

For not winning a game, the home opener for Sporting Kansas City against the Chicago Fire at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Thursday night still felt like a victory. The atmosphere created by the fans in the hours leading up to the opening kick were the same as any ... Continue reading

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Should we be scared of Facebook’s automatic photo tag suggestions?

Used to be, the only time you'd have to worry about coming back from some wild party to find embarrassing photos of yourself plastered all over the place was if you were a bona fide celebrity, the sort of person regularly stalked by folks hauling expensive cameras ... Continue reading

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Small Government Sam, The Marriage Fixer

According to an article in today's paper, Smilin' Sam and his minions want to fix marriage. Never mind that intruding in other people's marriages is none of his dang business, or that these initiatives will undoubtedly cost money. Never mind that eventually these schemes will funnel state ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Never the Ever”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Apart, been, came, grow, heart, misspent, row, say, share, there, vain, way. Never the Ever! By L. Don Oliver Sacrificing, of the _____, Flowered gardens, far _____; Wilting down, to ... Continue reading

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June 10th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 11 p.m. Lawrence Police received a report of someone shooting off fireworks in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Street. Police responded, found some debris left over from the fireworks. The subject or subjects involved had already left the area. Right at 11 p.m. Police responded ... Continue reading

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The Royals promote Mike Moustakas

The Kansas City Royals promoted highly-touted third base prospect Mike Moustakas. In Triple-A, Moustakas wa hitting .287/.347/.498 with 10 home runs and 15 doubles. To make room for him on the roster, they optioned infielder Mike Aviles to Omaha. I predicted that the Royals would promote Moustakas ... Continue reading

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Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

In the last inning of last night’s Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays game, the Royals were down by two runs with the bottom of their order due to bat. Every team’s last three batters are the most woeful on the team, but the Royals last ... Continue reading

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History question: Screwdriver

OK. Here's another idea. On occasion, I'll post questions in various subject areas--this week it's history--to test your knowledge. Of course you can just look it up. That is, of course, what I do when I don't know the answer. Hopefully commenters will avoid posting the answer ... Continue reading

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June 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty routine overnight for Lawrence Police. A DUI arrest was made just before 3 a.m. The male driver was stopped for after being spotted driving erratically. He was subsequently tested and determined to be intoxicated. About 3:20 a.m. Lawrence Police received multiple reports on 911 from ... Continue reading

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Talking with the Don: MLS commissioner talks soccer ahead of Sporting KC home opener

Kansas City's professional soccer team finally has a place to call home this season after playing 10 games on the road during the past two and a half months. The team's homecoming is much anticipated, as it also marks the grand opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, a ... Continue reading

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Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member removed from Dine College Board of Regents.

Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member has been removed from the Dine ( Navajo ) College Board of Regents. Could it be that Fannie L. Acitty was removed from her own tribal ( Navajo Nation ) college board for conduct ( which ranged from ... Continue reading

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Morris twins to play together in Charlotte? So you’re saying there’s a chance…

For the past several weeks, I’ve occasionally sat around and tried to dream up a way for Kansas University standouts Marcus and Markieff Morris to remain on the same team in their basketball futures. It’s been tough. I’ve kicked around a couple of different scenarios. Some were ... Continue reading

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June 8 overnight activity and traffic info

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident at 10:10 p.m. last night in the 3000 block of Iowa. Sounded like one driver was cited as a result of the accident. Police stopped and subsequently arrested a driver for DUI in the 900 block of Connecticut just ... Continue reading

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Next Best Thing to Being There

Well, maybe not but it is, unfortunately, the best we're likely to get. The Space Station has been in orbit for over 10 years, but until now, there was never an opportunity to take a photo of the Space Station while the Space Shuttle was docked. Click ... Continue reading

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