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Alternate OTS: Does Air Captured In Tires Affect The Ozone Layer?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/04/truck.jpg ***************************************** Well the cuzins was all down to the truck stop havin their weekly confab bout how to fix the worlds problems when one of them got the bright idea ( now there's a oxymoron for the cuzins) that all the air in the tires of ... Continue reading

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What’s going on in Jeff Co. tonight?

I live in a little place called Lake Dabinawa. For those of you that don't know, it's a small lake community about 12 to 14 miles northwest of Lawrence, in Jefferson County. Since about 9:30 p.m. tonight there has been a steady stream of sirens, cop cars ... Continue reading

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April 29-30, 2010: Tornado in Washington County

Meteorologist Greg Postel and I went storm chasing on April 29, 2010, because of the severe weather threat for our area. We ended up intercepting a storm in Washington County, that produced a brief, weak tornado. Here are some pictures from the drive. You can see the ... Continue reading

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FREE Nabisco Cookies Coupon

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/03/oreos.jpg   If you like Facebook, and you like Free Stuff, you should be on the lookout for brands hocking their good there via coupon.   Today only if you "Like" Nabiscoon Facebook (or if you already do) you can visit their "Cookies and Milk" section and ... Continue reading

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Salmon Patty: The crab cake’s less pretentious cousin

Shortly after I graduated from college I fell in with a group of friends who are still among my nearest and dearest. Two of those friends are a brother/sister set of farm kids from the nearby small burg of McLouth, KS. I immediately bonded with them because ... Continue reading

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Bad driver! Bad!

All modesty aside, I’m an awesome driver. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking you’re an awesome driver. In fact, I’ll bet you think you’re a better driver than I. But you’re mistaken. I was reminded just the other day how awesome when my wife dropped ... Continue reading

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Boom and the Leak Stops: An Open Letter to the President

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/02/0427-Gulf-Mexico-oil_jpg_full_380.jpg I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some real socialism. I don't mean the mamby kind that gathers citizens on town greens every week for the TV op, complete with homemade signs on tall poles that protesters wave to make sure we get the ... Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day gift idea from a mom

I saw a gift idea for Mother’s Day in the Target ad in today’s Journal-World, which prompted me to look a little further into this deal. I am speaking of the Kodak 8.5x11” photo book advertised at $19.99. I have been a scrapbooker for quite some time. ... Continue reading

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Checker’s, Produce and the $5 Dinner Mom

 Thanks to one of our readers I discovered last week that Checkers has updated their online advertisementsfor their weekly specials.  I'm thrilled about this because I don't get any type of Checkers fliers in my paper and because I'm rarely on that side of town I don't ... Continue reading

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Free Canvas People Canvas for Mom

You DO realize that Mother's Day is only a week away now, right? There are all kinds of things that you can do for the Mothers in your life this Mother's Day. What NOT to do is a little more pertinant. Do NOT give appliances...no matter how ... Continue reading

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In Not So Plain Sight 5/1/2010 (Winner)

Previous: IPS 4/21/2010 Next: IPS 5/6/2010 RogueThrill's answer is close enough and hereby declared this week's winner. See the end of the post for the answer The subject this week is not in Lawrence, not in Douglas county, and not even in Kansas. I think when you ... Continue reading

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31 Ways to Celebrate May

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/01/live_oak.jpg May is the month of several unusual holidays. It is National Salad Month, Hamburger Month, Bike Month, Foster Care month and Older Americans month. May 1st, which is May Day, is also Mother Goose Day, and Loyalty Day.2nd is Baby Day; May 5th of course, is ... Continue reading

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Weekend Outlook

Strong storms rocked portions of North central and Northeast Kansas Thursday and Friday. Several tornadoes were reported in North of Concordia, Kansas and near Beatrice, Nebraska Thursday night while several strong thunderstorms rolled through early Friday morning across the 6 NEWS viewing area. While the threat of ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

Michael Bay is the producer that brought us remakes of "Friday the 13th" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (spun off into "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning"). He's a smart businessman because horror is a profitable genre, made especially more profitable when a recognizable icon like Jason or ... Continue reading

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What Are the Chances the Kentucky Derby May Be Rescheduled? Wanna Bet?

With wild and wicked weekend weather winding it's way along a multi-state area, many activities from canoe trips, outdoor birthday parties, complete with kite flying at a park, and pre-race Kentucky Derby Balloon festivities are being canceled. What's a horse fanatic to do! On the positive, we'll ... Continue reading

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Just miserable.

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/30/angry.jpg I thought this morning when I woke up and it was pouring rain, my allergies would just *poof*, be gone. Not so much. They are in full swing and worse than ever. I look like I was at the losing end of a fight with open-top ... Continue reading

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Autie: Style Scout

Age: too old for women to care, not old enough for medicare Sign: Open/Closed Hometown: south of here Time in Lawrence: yes Occupation: yes. I work helping people. Part Time socialist. part time cousin. What were you doing when scouted? generally minding my business How would you ... Continue reading

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A raising-hare experience

I was riding home the other night/early morning under a nearly full moon. The sky was clear and the winds unusually calm. I’d only made it a couple of blocks from the office when I noticed a couple of shapes hip-hopping across the road ahead. I’m not ... Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Dezmon Briscoe

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/29/Briscoe.jpg In the days since last weekend’s 2010 NFL Draft, one of the biggest questions I’ve heard concerning the Kansas University football program was in reference to former wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe. How could Briscoe have fallen to the sixth round when many believed him to be ... Continue reading

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April 28, 2010: A great sunset

Mostly sunny and windy throughout the day on April 28, 2010. High clouds made for a beautiful sunset in the evening. Continue reading