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Bob Skelding - Update

spoke with the Mississippi Highway Patrol yesterday regarding the official cause of the accident between the T.K. Stanley Company tanker and the horse-drawn wagon driven ...

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Sub-State hoops on the horizon

Well that was painful. Last Tuesday night, the Free State High boys basketball dropped its 16th straight game, losing 53-44 to Shawnee Mission North, which ...

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State launches stimulus plan Web site

Kansas has a new Web site that is being used to put out information about the new federal stimulus package. Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson announced ...

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Valley home to diverse wildlife

Most early, crisp mornings Chip Taylor and his dog make their way along the Coblentz marsh located in the Kansas Wildlife and Parks area of ...

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All-Star Extravaganza: Jayhawk Style

So last weekend’s NBA All-Star extravaganza got me thinking. Why not craft a blog about Jayhawks in the NBA that is based on the events ...

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On-Camera Instant Review of “The Wrestler”

Eric Melin and guest co-host Whitney Mathews (www.whitneymathews.com) review Mickey Rourke’s comeback role in Darren Aronofsky’s new movie “The Wrestler.” Co-starring Marisa Tomei as the ...

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School board forum leftovers

So, if I would have included everything in my article about the school board forum Monday night, it would have been unbearably long. Here's a ...

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Picking the perfect bracket for KU

What would the perfect bracket for Kansas look like? It’s a question I pondered while looking at the latest Bracketology on ESPN. As you may ...

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What’s Your Laundry Routine?

There are probably as many laundry routines as there are households. Who does the laundry in your house? How many loads do you do a ...

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KU professor blogging from Iraq

A Kansas University professor is offering a peek into Iraq at a blog set up to follow his travels there.Burdett Loomis, a political science professor, ...

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Unwelcome Forwards

In the last two days, I have received forwards on email from a close relative and a close friend flagrantly criticizing President Obama, Democrats in ...

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Kansas gets publicity for budget problems; LJWorld.com user nominates new state slogan

UPDATE: And our winner is mom_of_three with her entry: Kansas: Flat and BrokeMom_of_three, send me an e-mail to claim your prize.News organizations from New Zealand, ...

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Overstimulated: South Carolina’s Cautionary Tale

Recently, my governor came up with a great line. In a op-ed article, he pointed out, “If the stimulus bill were a country, it would ...

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Leftovers from City Commission forum

Some of this and a little of that left over from Monday night’s City Commission candidate forum:• On the subject of cost cutting, everyone agreed ...

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It’s now or never for the Free State High boys basketball team

It’s 9 a.m. on Feb. 17, do you know where your Free State High boys basketball victories are? The general consensus of opinion says one ...

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It’s time for shared sacrifice among KU faculty

A faculty colleague at KU recently asked me if I thought there would be any funds for raises next year. “What planet are you living ...

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Fireballs seen in Texas sky

I often check out a few different Web sites to find out if anything of interest is happening in outer space when I came across ...

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Highway, road projects could slow your travel this week

A rundown of road and highway projects that could slow your travel in the coming days, taken from information provided by the Kansas Department of ...

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Federal stimulus package has $100 billion for education

On Friday, Kansas Commissioner of Education Alexa Posny told school districts that the federal stimulus package includes about $100 billion for education. But, the money ...

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Behold: The Clutterbug, Lover of Uni-Taskers

I spent part of my weekend gearing up for a rummage sale (more on that later) that will take place in late March. We have ...

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