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Debates on tap for congressional seats

Voters in eastern Kansas will get plenty of chances to compare incumbent Rep. Nancy Boyda and her challenger Lynn Jenkins, the state treasurer.Boyda, a Democrat, ...

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Clean hard drives if recycling computers

It doesn't take too many years for old computers, televisions and other electronic devices to dominate storage space in garages and attics it they aren't ...

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See yourself in a yearbook photo from any decade

Today and tomorrow are yearbook picture days at [West Junior High][1] and that got me thinking.I used to dread those school pictures, especially in that ...

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Lawrence High plans set stage for battle

It won't be all fun and games on Wednesday evening when Lawrence-Douglas County planning commissioners meet to discuss proposed improvements to Lawrence High School sports ...

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Michael Phelps vs. Todd Reesing

The other day, I got into a big-time water-cooler sports debate with colleague Eric Sorrentino. It was one of those grind-it-out, no-surrender arguments that gets ...

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Dems arrive in Denver

_Paul Davis is one of three Lawrence delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging on LJWorld.com. Check back often to see what ...

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Learn the ropes

_Tess Banion, left, is one of three Lawrence delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging on LJWorld.com. Check back often to see ...

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Montana governor tells Kansas delegation to be aggressive

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer gave the Kansas delegation a rousing talk this morning about what Democrats must do to defeat Republicans in so-called Red states.He ...

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Sebelius passed over

Joe Biden was the safe decision, according to the conservative [ American Spectator,][1] but Gov. Kathleen Sebelius really was Obama's first choice personally. If Obama's ...

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On the road

_Editor's Note: Tess Banion is one of three local delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging at LJWorld.com. Check back regularly to ...

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Can we credit Michael Phelps for falling gas prices?

Gasoline prices nationwide dropped by an average of 15 cents a gallon during the past two weeks, and for that I'm thanking Michael Phelps.Call it ...

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Sunday August 24th

Did anyone beside me see Bruce at Sprint Center last night??? Wow.... what an awesome show! I saw him with friends in Omaha this past ...

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Welcome to the brotherhood

The first couple of times I was the recipient of the secret motorcycle wave, I didn't know exactly what elite company I had joined.But a ...

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By plane, by car and by train

Kansas delegates to the Democratic National Convention came by plane and by car - and at least one, state Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, caught Amtrak. ...

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Hollywood Clip Joint for Monday, Aug. 25

Bizarre casting news from Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" (but not really that bizarre when you consider its the guy who gave new life to John ...

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GPS and the National Park System

Sherlock Holmes and I have something in common. A magnifying glass as a tool to solve mysteries. My mysteries are not literary. Gathering clues from ...

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So Much to See (8/24/2008)

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Previous: SMTS 8/17/2008Next: SMTS 8/31/2008 identified the mausoleum at the Oak Hill cemetery. I'm back to my "stone" phase again.Last week, Coach_Eric and mom_of_three didn't ...

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The Sideline Report with Marcus Herford

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A note before we get to the latest Sideline Report.Kansas football will release its depth chart on Monday morning. I know we've been getting complaints ...

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Prairie Center

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I hadn't been out to the Prairie Center in Olathe in quite a while, so like a bear heading over the mountain, I headed out ...

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It’s very difficult…

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On my way home from a dinner with some very disreputable LJWorld bloggers I learned that It's very difficult to take a pictureof a praying ...

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