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June 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police reported a disturbance in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street at 2:10 a.m.. One person was said to possibly be armed with a knife. No injuries or arrests were reported. While Police were on scene, dispatchers received a report of a disturbance in the 900 ... Continue reading

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LIVE: from Bill Self Basketball Camp: FINAL - Blue tops Red, 62-51

**4:30 p.m. Update:** Releford's deep three-pointer inside of two seconds sets the final margin and the Blue squad erases a two-point halftime deficit and comes away with an easy victory. Withey led all scorers with 16 for the Blue squad and Wesley chipped in with 12 in ... Continue reading

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June 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit more activity for Police this morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police responded on three disturbances. One of those disturbances ended with an arrest being made. The arrest was for outstanding warrants one of the subjects had, dispatchers said there were more than five active ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Dancing with the Unions!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Dancing with Government Unions! BEFORE EACH BARGAINING SESSION BOTH SIDES, UNIONS AND MANAGEMENT, HAVE PREDETERMINED THE GIVE AND TAKE OF HOW FAR THEY WILL GO. THE BARGAINING SESSIONS ARE JUST FOR SHOW, COSTING THE UNION EMPLOYEES AND THE TAX PAYERS MILLIONS ... Continue reading

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Have you spotted a bear recently in Douglas County?

I'm serious. I'm a face book fan and read one friend's report about finding bear scat numerous times the past couple of weeks. Apparently her husband has heard a bear making ghastly bear sounds, the horses are too afraid to come out of the barn, and the ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty, week 7: Tips for avoiding CSA pickup panic

Those of you who are subscribed to a CSA have probably had a few weeks of pickups by now. You're probably getting in the routine of having an influx of fresh, local vegetables and products at the same time each week. I hope this means it's getting ... Continue reading

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June 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

An unusually quiet morning in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence responded on a report of fireworks in the 1000 block of Mississippi Street just after 3:31 a.m.. Other than that it was fairly normal police activity, lots of building checks and a few false burglary alarms. None ... Continue reading

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Easy, tasty and cheap - broccoli and pasta recipe

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I was looking for some cooking inspiration, and came across a You Tube series called Laura in the Kitchen. These cooking videos feature a young Italian woman who makes recipes from her home land. I recognize many of Laura's recipes ... Continue reading

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad: Summer’s Best

Question: What's the best way to get your Weight Watchers counselor to suggest you eat *more*? Answer: Get pregnant. I swear, I didn't do it just to get out of dieting. That's right, friends, at the ripe old age of 38, I'm gonna be a mama again. ... Continue reading

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June 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police investigated a burglary around 2:30 a.m.. A caller reported waking up to find a man inside her residence. The man fled through a backdoor when he realized that the occupant was awake. The caller was only able to provide a vague description of the man. ... Continue reading

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What do you say? Part II

I’m not most talkative of sorts and definitely lean more toward taciturn than glib, whether on two wheels or terra firma. It’s primarily because I bite my own tongue, but two recent events, coincidentally just a couple of blocks but several weeks apart, while I was riding ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Polenta and Pesto Sandwiches

I don't know about you, but my basil is already out of control. I've got two pots and they're just begging for use, even though we're barely into June. If you have the same problem (and what a good problem to have!), you are probably already thinking ... Continue reading

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A Picture Perfect Father’s Day

Father's Day is next weekend. Most likely you knew that. At my house, we don't make a lot of fuss over Father's Day and Mother's Day. We don't buy big fancy gifts...and I don't think we've ever even gone out to eat. This year, however, my husband ... Continue reading

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June 10th early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted seven vehicle stops this morning, two resulting in arrests. The first of the arrests was for a warrant in another county, and the second was an OUI related arrest. Just before 2:20 a.m., a Lawrence Police Officer reported a clocking a white pickup truck ... Continue reading

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June 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police received information on at least six criminal damage incidents from the 1900 block to the 2100 block along Maple Lane. This is the same area where several mailboxes were reported damaged last weekend. This morning Police received the first report about 1:40 a.m., the last ... Continue reading

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Adjusting expectations for ‘Prometheus,’ and Fatherhood Film Fest set for June 14

Today, the most anticipated adult sci-fi movie of the summer hits theaters. The plot revelations, according to the studio, are best kept under a shroud of secrecy. I'm not one to spoil anything, but I will reveal this much about **Ridley Scott**'s ["Prometheus"][1] -- it's good to ... Continue reading

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June 8th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted 13 vehicle stops this morning. Only one of those stops resulted in an OUI related arrest. Officers responded on two disturbances, one reported to be domestic related. One person was arrested and faces a Domestic Battery charge this morning. Police also made an arrest ... Continue reading

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Horse Racing Enthusiasts Abuzz for I’ll Have Another’s Running of The Triple Crown - it’s gotta be heart - BREAKING NEWS - IHA scratched because of tendonitis

Like a giant horse fly descending for a feeding, the world of horse racing enthusiasts is abuzz with weather reports, strategies between jockeys, trainers and owners, the fresh horse meat coming into Saturday’s third leg of the Triple Crown, nerves, and jokes such as Letterman’s about his ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Abolishing “Three Little Words” in the U.S. Constitution!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Abolishing "Three Little Words (SPEECH, OR, OF)" to Amendment One of the U.S. Constitution! THE PROGRESSIVES* HAVE DETERMINED THE THREE LITTLE WORDS (SPEECH, OR, OF) IN AMENDMENT ONE OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION HAS TO BE DELETED! HOWEVER, "ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF ... Continue reading

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Soda Jerk - Supersized Unintended Consequences

Soda Jerk: Noun. - someone who works at a soda fountain. In most cases this definition would be ample and accurate. However, the term has now been bestowed upon the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. In Bloomberg's case the honorary title must be separated into ... Continue reading

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