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Look out below!

Back in my younger days, when my legs were bigger and lungs better — or is that, when my legs were better and my lungs bigger? — I used to try to find the biggest hills in town up which to ride my bike. I’d go miles ... Continue reading

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Chicken Stir Fry brings flavor but not fat

This Weight Watchers thing is turning out to be a snap. I'm not kidding, people. I've lost 12 pounds and I'm eating, I'm satisfied, and even my husband hasn't suffered too badly for my "lifestyle change." One of my staple dinner items on my new menu is ... Continue reading

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

Lawrence Police responded on four disturbances this morning, none of these involved the use of any weapons or resulted in any injuries. Officers also responded on a noise complaint, one alarm and two medical emergencies with LDCFM. At 4:56 a.m., LDCFM and LPD were dispatched to investigate ... Continue reading

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Super Saturday recap: Drew Gooden scores 18 before half, overseas updates and other notes

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) bounced back after a four-point outing on Friday and scored 24 points on Saturday, but the Bucks lost to the Chicago Bulls, 113-90. Gooden added just three rebounds, a steal and a block and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line ... Continue reading

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

Things kept pretty quiet in Douglas County this morning. In Lawrence, Police conducted extensive vehicle stops and parking violations. Two DUI arrests were made this morning in Douglas County. Officers also responded on four disturbances, one non injury accident, and three medical emergencies with LDCFM. Most of ... Continue reading

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Saving Money on “Healthy” Foods

One complaint I hear repeatedly is simply this: "There aren't coupons for things we buy". This theory is based on the idea that coupons only exist for processed, unhealthy foods. This is simply not true. It used to be that you would need to visit specialty sites ... Continue reading

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JCPenney introduces new pricing structure

I feel like for the past week all I've been seeing on TV are JCPenney commercials announcing something new. I admit, I was a bit curious. Also, I wondered if their merchandising had changed. So on Friday, I headed to our Lawrence JCP store. We ll, it ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Lions Swept at Shawnee Mission East

The confines of Shawnee Mission East's gym were unkind to Lawrence High's basketball teams Friday night. The LHS boys suffered [a 58-52 setback][1] that had coach Mike Lewis and the Lions feeling troubled afterward. "We need to be able to buckle in and do a better job ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce drops 30 on the Knicks; Marcus Morris returns to the D-League

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) played a game-high 43 minutes on Friday and put up 30 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Celtics held on to beat the New York Knicks, 91-89. Most of Pierce’s points came from the free-throw (10 of 12) and the ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Is Africa becoming the Next Middle East?

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Is Africa becoming the next "Middle East"? WITH THE WORLD ASLEEP; THE OPPORTUNISTS WILL CREEP! With the U.S. government employing military advisers into this region are we seeing another Viet Nam/Iraq/Libya in the making? I for one would never say that ... Continue reading

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

Just after 2 a.m., Lawrence Police stopped a vehicle in the 800 block of Tennessee Street. That driver was found to be intoxicated and was arrested. At 2:20 a.m., Lawrence Police witnessed a non-injury accident at the intersection of 23rd Street and Clinton Parkway. When the Officer ... Continue reading

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Should KU continue the rivalry after this season? Plus, predictions for Saturday’s KU-MU matchup

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Missouri on Saturday night in Columbia, Mo. Tom, how many different Missouri players could you make an argument for as the Tigers' MVP? **Tom Keegan:** Four: **1. Ultra-quick Phil Pressey** is great at ... Continue reading

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Re-introducing the KUsports.com App

The updated KUsports.com App is now available for download at the iTunes store. The app — which is free — contains a new look and also added features aimed at providing more comprehensive coverage for those who follow KU sports. Those with the first version of the ... Continue reading

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No more chemically processed pink goo at McDonald’s, and the mystery of the McRib

By now you may have seen the bizarre photo of pink goo - more milkshake than meat - which in reality was a pre-production hamburger patty, treated with ammonium hydroxide, a chemical found in household cleaners and fertilizer. It's also used to kill bacteria. It was also ... Continue reading

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

Lawrence Police made a vehicle stop shortly after 2 a.m., on a vehicle that was seen driving recklessly. After a field sobriety test, that driver was arrested for DUI and a few other charges. Officers also responded on a few burglary alarms, all that I heard ended ... Continue reading

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Brandon Rush cools off a bit; Marcus Morris nears return from ankle injury

- **Brandon Rush**’s [NBA-leading three-point percentage][1] went down on Thursday night for the first time in a long while as the Golden State Warriors swingman hit just one of his four attempts for five points against the Utah Jazz. Rush also had three rebounds, a steal and ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Magazine spring 2012 edition

Lawrence Magazine's spring 2012 edition will be distributed throughout the community beginning February 3. Limited complimentary copies are available at 609 New Hampshire St. and through supporting retailers. Here's a sneak preview of our spring cover. Continue reading

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February 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before 2 a.m., a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper conducted a vehicle stop on a suspected DUI vehicle. The driver was found to be driving while intoxicated and was arrested. 2:12 a.m., Lawrence Police conducted a vehicle stop in the 1300 block of Tennessee Street. The driver ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce takes just three quarters to blow out Raptors; Drew Gooden helps down Heat

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) put up 17 points, six rebounds and eight assists in just three quarters on Wednesday as the Celtics routed the Toronto Raptors, 100-64. Four of Pierce’s five made shots were three-pointers. He added a steal, a blocked shot and just one turnover ... Continue reading

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Did a Haskell Indian Nations University student assault a Haskell security guard?

Douglas County Sheriff’s records show an arrest for assault at Haskell Indian Nations University on 01/27/2011, booking number 12-0452. Link: http://www.dgso.org/web/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=228 The important question here is where does that student currently reside? Do the higher ups at Haskell housing condone this type of behavior? It’s ironic that ... Continue reading

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