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

Quite a bit of activity early this morning although, nothing that sounded to be too serious. Officers in Lawrence were called to a report of a fight in the 1200 block of Oread, about 10 minutes before 2 a.m.. More than five officers responded on the call ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Our Constitution”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Big, care, charm, disgust, dust, harm, high, there. "Our" Constitution! By L. Don Oliver It once was a beautiful document, That was gracefully written _____; And through all it's many ... Continue reading

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In Time

Anyone who reads my stuff on a regular basis knows I worry about Hollywood’s lack of originality over the past few years. I actually think movie makers have shown some flicker of life lately. There have been a number of interesting films released over the past few ... Continue reading

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Elephant Graveyard?

Recent statistics reveal that the wealthiest among us have again done economically much better then the rest. The Republican Party argues that is just fine – they worked to earn it. Did they? Competing our workers with low cost foreign labor has stifled growth among the middle ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Quote

I apologize for, yet again, disappearing for a period. How active I'll be here is hard to predict. Starting a new job on Monday. The quote in the cryptogram this week is, I believe, a subtle comment on current events. Continue reading

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Haunted house hopes to scare up funds for the Lawrence Humane Society

If you're looking for a haunted house experience and like to be a bit charitable, consider stopping by the Sinister Cinema out front of 2829 Mo. Saturday night. Guests can get a good scare by walking through a movie screen and into their very own horror show ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 1:37 p.m. - Big 12 announces West Virginia as newest member; Self, Zenger and Gray-Little welcome Mountaineers

**1:37 p.m. Update** Kansas head men's basketball coach Bill Self is on board with the addition of the Mountaineers as well. “I think West Virginia is a great addition (to the Big 12 Conference)," Self said. "Obviously, they bring a national name in multiple sports. And for ... Continue reading

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

Mostly quiet in Douglas County, no vehicle pursuits like the night before. Police in Lawrence, as usual, were the most active. Numerous vehicle stops, a very few disturbances and several noise complaints. After 2 a.m. most of the activity consisted of vehicle stops. Police also received information ... Continue reading

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Keegan takes on a tough question; plus, which KU position groups have overachieved, underachieved?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas in Austin on Saturday. Tom, what was the most interesting thing you took away from KU coach Turner Gill's press conference on Tuesday? **Tom Keegan:** Thanks for the loaded question, Jesse. You ... Continue reading

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Can KU Win Its 8th Straight Title

To be honest, I don’t know how to answer this question. My first instinct is to say it will not be possible for KU to win another Big XII championship this season. There is one thing I have learned though. Never count Coach Bill Self out. It ... Continue reading

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The actual facts about misconceptions stated on this site, Part 2:

While most people incorrectly claim they know how OWS started, you are correct about how it got started, AdBusters. However as it was about to die, Anonymous rescued and propelled it to the size it is today. Without them, it would not be what you see today. ... Continue reading

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The actual facts about misconceptions stated on this site, Part 1:

Here is the TL;DR (Too long, didn't read): 1.) I give you some tools to find real facts on the Net. 2.) The quality of LJW.com has gone down because of trolls. 3.) Most of you are wrong about the origins of Occupy Wall Street. I have ... Continue reading

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Kansas vs. Kansas State

The following is the Kansas vs. Kansas State episode of The Gridiron, produced by the Kansas University athletic department. THE GRIDIRON - KANSAS vs KANSAS STATE from Kansas Jayhawks on Vimeo. Continue reading

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How did Kansas State’s Tyler Lockett get so open right before the end of the half?

For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." For this week's breakdown, let's look at Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett's 48-yard reception over the middle with 11 seconds to go in the half. First, let's take a look ... Continue reading

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A cowboy and an alien walk into a concert…

Let your kids test out their costumes and get an introduction to traditional musical instruments with a combined concert and costume contest put on by the KU Symphony Orchestra this Friday at the Lied Center. The costume contest starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 1:51 p.m. - Circus atmosphere surrounds Big 12 once again

**1:51 p.m. Update:** With plenty of uncertainty and nearly all of the focus surrounding the Big 12's plans for expansion, Missouri's exit to the SEC has dipped below the radar a little bit. I'm sure that's just fine with Missouri, which, according to this report from the ... Continue reading

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

Just before 2 a.m. Lawrence Police were called to investigate a burglary in the 1100 block of Ohio Street. Police arrived to find a broken window and blood around the area. Just a few minutes after 2 a.m., KU Public Safety Officers arrived at one of the ... Continue reading

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Entry No. 2: Comparing Kansas to Belgium

Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball. Life in Europe is definitely different than my life in Lawrence, Kansas. First off, I still find it hard to fathom that almost everything is ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 5:50 p.m. - More signs point to Big 12 liking 10 as U.S. government gets involved

**5:50 p.m. Update:** More signs starting to roll in that the Big 12 is prepared to stay at 10, whenever it gets there. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino gave his thoughts on the ongoing realignment saga. Pitino, who firmly is against the idea of the Big East's ... Continue reading

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KU men’s basketball straw poll: Jayhawks give opinions on current team

During media day sessions in the last two weeks, I was able to talk to all 15 Kansas men's basketball players to ask their opinions for an anonymous poll. Players were not allowed to vote for themselves. Here are the results (and a special thanks to Nick ... Continue reading

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