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Late Night With Trail Camera -The Equal Opportunity Feeder…

Well, a deer feeder is just like a bird or any other feeder: come one, come all. Throw corn out on the ground and like it or not, you've got friends way beyond deer. The most popular customers are the wild turkey (meleagris gallopavo) and the common ... Continue reading

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Occupy Whatever - to What End

A simple question for all the posters. There are about 100,000 people in Lawrence – probably half are adults. There are maybe a few hundred associated with the occupy Lawrence action. There are 300,000,000 people in the US with probably 100,000,000 adults and a few thousand in ... Continue reading

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October 22nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police made good on their promise to begin enforcing overnight campers who are violating the city's posted park usage hours. Shortly before 2 a.m. between 12 and 15 LPD Officers arrived at the park. A witness tells me, by phone, that the Officers arrived in several ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Seeds of the Unwanted”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Arise, be, bless, die, flies, fly, gain, green, me, opportunity, pain, see, seen, tenderness. Seeds of the Unwanted! By L. Don Oliver Snow melts and the rain falls, Turning the ... Continue reading

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Breaking news and social media: The new status quo?

If anyone doubts the ubiquity of social media, this week's news certainly begs to differ - specifically, the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi and the resulting global rush of tweets, posts and other social commentary documenting the incident. If you've been on the social web at ... Continue reading

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What are KU’s chances against Bill Snyder, Kansas State?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Kansas State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Tom, with the season half over, is Kansas State coach Bill Snyder your choice for Big 12 Coach of the Year so far? **Tom Keegan:** Let's ... Continue reading

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Realignment Today: 4:17 - KU AD Zenger releases statement as all signs point to Mizzou exit from Big 12

**4:17 p.m. Update:** The following statement from KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger was released a few minutes ago. *“KU-Missouri is a great rivalry. The University of Kansas is a great Midwestern school, loyal to our Midwestern conference and to our Midwestern roots. The KU-Missouri rivalry belongs in ... Continue reading

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Hello, Lawrence! An introduction, and a change on LJWorld.com

It’s been three weeks since I took over as digital editor of LJWorld.com and the Lawrence Journal-World, and in the whirlwind of starting a new job and clawing my way through the dozens of cardboard boxes that now clutter my home, I’ve neglected to say hello and ... Continue reading

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National Food Day festivities kick off tonight and run through next week

So, [last Wednesday][1], I told you that tonight would kick off The Haskell Indigenous Food Festival, which is affiliated with National Food Day. The actual date for National Food Day is Monday, but events will be going on around Lawrence and the surrounding area all week. Food ... Continue reading

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October 21st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police cited at least 10 Alcohol violations overnight, most of which were in the Riverfront Plaza area. The Occupy Lawrence campers are still out at South Park. It sounded like Police passed through the area a few times. I did not hear any activity that sounded ... Continue reading

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I’ve been schooled.

Thanks to my friends and constructive comments, i have learned that all caps *feels* like YELLING when read. My apologies where needed. And now i know how to format a case change from yesterday's blog. For discussion sake, lets take this a topic at a time, shall ... Continue reading

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Mangino speaks out on returning to coaching

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2007/nov/24/136315/ Congrats to Bill Reiter, of FOXSports.com, who landed the much-coveted interview with former KU coach Mark Mangino this week. Mangino, out of coaching since being forced to resign at Kansas following the 2009 season, has been quiet about all things coaching since leaving Lawrence and moving ... Continue reading

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Quiz for a college town

**EXERCISE IN CRITICAL THINKING ( Source cited below)** WHO STARTED OCCUPY WALL STREET? WHO IS THE FATHER OF OWS? HOW DID THIS MOVEMENT START? WHO PLANNED THIS EVENT? WHO IS PAYING FOR THE MADISON AVENUE MARKETING FIRM? THE NEWSPAPERS? THE FLYERS? WHAT ROLE DID SEIU PLAY IN ... Continue reading

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Wild West Film Fest kicks off Friday

The Wild West Film Fest Horror Edition is on deck this weekend to give filmmakers a scary good challenge: write, edit and produce a film in 48 hours. The 48-hour festival, which is donating proceeds to the [Hollywood Hawks Career Orientation][1] program and [KU Filmworks][2], works like ... Continue reading

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Big 12 basketball media day: Bill Self, Tyshawn Taylor, Thomas Robinson praise Jeff Withey

**2:30 p.m. update** One last note from today: KU is ranked 13th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll that was just released. With that, we're going to wrap up our coverage from Big 12 media days at Sprint Center. Be sure to check back later to KUsports.com ... Continue reading

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October 20th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity in Douglas County this morning but, still really pretty quiet. Police conducted about the usual number of vehicle stops. A Douglas County Deputy was dispatched to assist a Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy on a traffic stop. The stop was on westbound K-10 ... Continue reading

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The NCAA and Ineligible Student Athletes

I wish I understood more. I wish I understood the process more thoroughly. I wish I had more details because right now I am just a tad bit angry and frustrated. I wish I could understand just how the NCAA Clearinghouse works. But I don’t. I do ... Continue reading

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Herbalist to talk about fighting illness naturally

If you want to try using plants to help you during the upcoming cold and flu season, next week provides the perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs. Bill Chioffi, an educator and herbalist with [Gaia Herbs][1], is speaking at 7 p.m., Oct. 26, in the ... Continue reading

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Mid-Season Grades: Sizing up the KU offense, defense and special teams through 6 games

Well, here we are at the midway point of the 2011 season and the Kansas University football team has been hard to figure throughout the season. Although I’m guessing the Jayhawks, at 2-4 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 play, are about where most people predicted they ... Continue reading

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Top Ten Tax Scofflaws

Why Occupy? Well, here are ten good reasons. "So, without further ado, here's Bernie's tax-avoiders list. In this case, one of his staffers informed me, "refund" means "negative federal income tax liability." If you have any quibbles with his facts, let us know in the comments. 1) ... Continue reading

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