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Allowing a banned user, and current city commission candidate, to return to LJWorld.com

Recently I was faced with one of the tougher decisions I've had to make as moderator for [LJWorld.com][1]. A former commenter on the website, who has been banned multiple times under multiple usernames, filed to run for Lawrence City Commission. This presented our news organization with an ... Continue reading

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Congratulations to The Bureau of Indian Education….they finally got rid of Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn!

Congratulations to The Bureau of Indian Education….they finally got rid of Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn! Today as The National Congress of American Indians ( NCAI ) President Keel delivered The State of Indian Nations address, they also delivered this bit of news; Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn is no longer with the ... Continue reading

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There’s more than meets the eye to recruiting rankings; take a look

Signing Day 2011 is now just six days away, and if you look at the Big 12’s team rankings page on Rivals.com’s web site for the Class of 2011, you’ll notice a couple of things right off the bat. Being KU fans, you’ll probably see that Kansas’ ... Continue reading

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Dugway Bio Defense Lock Down 1/26/2011

Utah Army base locked to solve `serious concern' http://www.kansas.com/2011/01/27/1693197/utah-army-base-locked-to-solve.html#ixzz1CEPxHUZQ And KSU wants to open the National Agro- & Bio-terrorism DEFENSE Facility in 2018. Hope they don't have to have a lockdown on a KSU-KU football day; Family Day; graduation, dannnnnng, any ole day of the week, those ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “The Miracle of Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Abound, appears, below, bestow, clear, die, earth, ground, rebirth, sky. The Miracle of Life! By L. Don Oliver Thunder chasing the lightening, As it streaks across the ___; Rain falling ... Continue reading

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Local Pastor featured on CNN on “The Elephant in the Pews” that is Porn

This is [video][1] from 6 News that CNN used in a story today. This is Matt Cox, pastor of Eastlake Community Church in Lawrence. [1]: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2011/01/26/mxp.porn.sunday.hln.html Continue reading

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Recap: No defense, no problem for KU

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. On its worst defensive night of the year, Kansas still came away with an 82-78 victory over ... Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Kelley Williams-Bolar: Mom jailed for wanting to give kids a better life

***A poor black woman broke the law to send her children to a rich white school. Is her punishment really justice?*** I am sorry...but I must say that sometimes living in this country makes me feel like I'm living in Bizarro World! If you hadn't heard about ... Continue reading

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“Shout Out” to the Lawrence Police

I would just like to take a second and say what an awesome job our police force does. I, as you know, listen to the scanner constantly. I hear all the ridiculous calls they have to answer, all the false burglary alarms they respond to, all the ... Continue reading

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What do you think of today’s Academy Awards Nominations?

The **83rd Academy Awards** are February 27, 2011 and here are the nominees for the year 2010 in film. “The King’s Speech” leads with 12 nominations, “True Grit” is second with 10. “The Social Network” and “Inception” have 8, although Andrew Garfield and Christopher Nolan were left ... Continue reading

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Emptying the notebook: Colorado, Kansas basketball pre-game observations

With the Kansas men’s basketball team set to take on Colorado at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night in Boulder, Colo., I had some leftover items that didn’t make it into my [Colorado feature story on senior Cory Higgins and coach Tad Boyle][1]. Time to empty out the ... Continue reading

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Discussing Tad Boyle, Josh Selby’s struggles and going big for HTRs

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Colorado on Tuesday night in Boulder, Colo. Tom, what is the first impression you had of Colorado coach Tad Boyle when you talked to him at Big 12 media day? **Tom Keegan:** Great ... Continue reading

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Saucy salmon, saving my marriage

I'm trying to sort of, kind of, a little bit, in a way, diet. Which isn't easy when you live in a house with Mr. Meat and Potatoes, who can eat four frozen pizzas a night and not gain a pound, and who married you primarily for ... Continue reading

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Higher Education and Business Development

There have been a number of columns about this topic lately. In all honesty I am having trouble determining if the authors are feathering their nests or if there is some meaningful truth in their arguments. Higher education and job growth as a general consequence confounds me. ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Quinoa with Watercress, Pears and Pomegranates

Things are looking up this week — or at least thawing out. We’re supposed to get above freezing and snow’s not supposed to fall all week. Yay! So, to celebrate, may we recommend this bright, yummy seasonal salad? The colors are pretty, the taste is sweet and ... Continue reading

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It ain’t easy bein’ green

Back when my kids were younger, they used to love for my wife and me to read the Froggy series of books to them. For those uninitiated in the finer examples of kiddie lit, Froggy is the title character in an eponymous series of books in which ... Continue reading

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Memo from Venida Chenault, Acting President, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas.

This is an invitation to all faculty and staff to plan on joining us for convocation day event on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011. These events are intended to launch the (#1) Woksape #2 speaker series a semester long discussion. With presentations about the role and specifications of ... Continue reading

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Education, Engineers, and Elitist Educators

I ran across two different articles today that both reflect a disturbing view of American education. [This one][1], from the LJWorld, asks whether college students are learning anything. [Another][2], by the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, Norm Augustine, talks about American competitiveness in the world and its ... Continue reading

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Recap: Offense — not defense — to blame for Kansas’ first loss

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Our eyes usually see what we want them to see. Following Kansas' 74-63 loss — and most ... Continue reading

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Get Krafty with Target Coupons

There are several items that we buy on a regular basis that I have a price ceiling on. I almost never pay more than $1/box for cereal, I never pay for toothpaste, toothbrushes or nutrition bars. You get the idea. I've decided cheese needs a limit as ... Continue reading

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