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October 2nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence were kept busy for the majority of the overnight hours. 12 - Noise Complaints 14 - Disturbances, one involving weapons 15 - Vehicle Stops, three resulting in DUI arrests 2 - Drug complaints 2 - Fireworks complaints 2 - Animal complaints 1 - Report ... Continue reading

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October 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence conducted a number of bar checks last night, writing several alcohol violations. Rural Leavenworth County Fire and EMS responded on an injury accident on 24/40 Highway near Loring Road just before midnight. Three people were said to have suffered minor injuries. Loring Road just ... Continue reading

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Facebook apps jungle to get a little quieter

When you log in to Facebook on Saturday (and if you're reading this, you probably will), you might notice things are a little different. Quieter, even. And if your News Feed is clogged with notifications about what your friends are doing in apps you don't care about ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 1:59 p.m. - The latest on Mizzou and the extensive expansion rumors surrounding the Big 12

**1:59 p.m. Update:** Amidst all the talk of the Cougars joining the Big 12, BYU is holding strong on its vague and safe stance. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/52661404-65/byu-football-conference-expansion.html.csp The article above talks a little about where BYU stands, but, really, the Cougars seem to be falling back on the statement ... Continue reading

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September 30th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Nothing to out of the ordinary for Douglas County last night. Police in Lawrence handled most of the fairly usual, every night calls. Noise complaints, disturbances and numerous vehicle stops. There were several bar checks which resulted in alcohol violations as well. LPD investigated a non injury ... Continue reading

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Week 5 Big 12 picks: Will Kansas protect home field, cover 6.5-point spread vs. TTU?

Here are my week 5 Big 12 football picks for this weekend's slate of games. The results, so far, for this season's picks: **Season, straight up:** 24-6 **Season, vs. spread:** 13-11 Picking against the spread isn't easy. Someone on the blog last week asked if I take ... Continue reading

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Late Night With Trail Camera or, things that don’t go bump in the night -they just vanish…

Well, autumn is here. The deer are not yet on the move as the rut approaches but that will change soon enough. I've had three trail cameras out all summer over mineral licks until recently, when I went to feeders -a term I use lightly as they ... Continue reading

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Looking for reasons to believe in KU’s defense against Texas Tech

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas Tech on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Tom, what stands out to you about Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville? **Tom Keegan:** That he coached Auburn to a 13-0 season and defeated Alabama six ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Lindsey”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Breeze, could, cry, eye, floor, goes, more, old, seise, should, toes, told. Lindsey! By L. Don Oliver She's the beautiful ballerina, Pirouetting around the ____; A crowd of one stands ... Continue reading

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September 29th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty busy early morning in Douglas County today. Police and Fire/Medical were called to the 100 block of Michigan on reports of a shooting around 2:15 a.m.. A caller advised Emergency Dispatchers that a subject had been shot in the head. That caller also reported that ... Continue reading

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September 28th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After a fairly active Tuesday morning, things were back near normal Wednesday morning. Vehicle stops and barking dog complaints. Police also took information on an alcohol violation in the 800 block of Massachusetts Street shortly after midnight. A caller in the area of E 23rd Street and ... Continue reading

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Showing why (on one play) a Georgia Tech player was so wide open

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Let’s take a look at Tevin Washington's 52-yard touchdown pass to Roddy Jones in the third quarter of Georgia Tech's 66-24 victory on Sept. 17 to see where KU's breakdown ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 9/27/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Cornerback Isiah ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA Week 22 — Wraps, salad and sweet potatoes

Well, we're almost to the end of the road. On Monday, I picked up my very last CSA haul of the year from [Rolling Prairie][1]. It's so sad to me because it signals the end of the summer. The days are getting cooler and pretty soon the ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 5:55 p.m. - Big 12 pursuit of Louisville ‘heating up’ while SEC says no schools under consideration as 14th member

**5:55 p.m. Update:** This from the take-it-for-what-it's-worth file... The San Jose Mercury News' Jon Wilner recently Tweeted a note that said sources are telling him that the Big 12's pursuit of Louisville is heating up. In the same Tweet, Wilner also referenced that Navy and Air Force ... Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Mocha Cupcake. Starbucks, eat your heart out.

I can honestly say I've never been in a Starbucks in my life. Isn't that weird? I guess because I live in Lawrence I've always chosen local shops for my coffee needs, but I really wasn't consciously trying *not* to go to Starbucks; it just never came ... Continue reading

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September 27th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police and Fire crews responded to the 2000 block of Carmel Drive on reports of a deck fire on the rear of a house just after midnight. The caller advised emergency dispatchers that the fire was "well involved." Fire crews arrived and found very light smoke showing ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 5:12 p.m. - With A&M officially gone to the SEC, Big 12 moves forward

**5:12 p.m. Update:** Real quick.... I didn't mean to overlook the idea that Missouri could still be in contact with the SEC. I just didn't feel like it was worth mentioning in this update. I've talked to enough people who seem convinced that Mizzou will stay that ... Continue reading

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Big 12 review, week 4: OSU fans let SEC-bound A&M have it with Big 12 chant

I feel the need to issue digital props to Oklahoma State fans for showing some conference pride this weekend in College Station, Texas. In a riveting, back-and-forth battle between top 10 teams, No. 7 Oklahoma State held on for a 30-29 victory over No. 8 Texas A&M ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Mexicana Chopped Salad

It’s fall. It said so on the calendar last Friday. But for those of you who just can’t let go of tomato season, this recipe is perfect. You get to feel summery with the addition of cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper, but keep things comforting with cumin, ... Continue reading

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