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Cryptogram:Gettysburg on the Kaw

A simple cryptogram After solving the puzzle, you might take a look at this link. Continue reading

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Zombies!

The other day the Centers for Disease Control put up a tongue and cheek web site dealing with what to do in case of a zombie emergency. This is all part of the CDC’s push to heighten people’s awareness of how to prepare and respond to public ... Continue reading

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This and that: Here’s how much KU fans care about DeAndre Daniels

A few notes for a rainy Friday ... • **So just how much do Kansas fans care about recruit DeAndre Daniels' decision?** Quite a bit, if you only go by the KUSports.com traffic reports. Only three times during the 2011 calendar year has KUSports.com had more than ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s most-popular stories on LJWorld.com, chicken nugget wars and an inspiring video of a three-toed sloth crossing the road

It's raining again, and [it's likely to rain all day][1], according to the National Weather Service. But, hey, the good news is it's Friday, right? Here are the most-viewed stories and most-commented items on LJWorld.com for Thursday, May 19, 2011: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Cellular biology major will ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Ship of Memories”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words! Ahead, Albatross, alone, bar, be, bell, crossed, dare deck, dread, far, ghosts, home, lashed, light, night, plays, posts, respect, return, sea, splashed, stays, there, well, yearn. Ship of Memories! By ... Continue reading

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Are You a Liberal Sheep? Take the Quiz!

**Social Security is:** A. a financial safety net that makes sure people have a retirement income B. a ponzi scheme that requires more and more people just to stay afloat and will eventually collapse into financial bankruptcy. **The FDA protects:** A. the people from dangerous medicines B. ... Continue reading

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Finally Friday

A pretty quiet morning in Lawrence. Police responded on a few burglaries, disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. Just after 1 a.m. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 block of Vermont Street. The vehicle was stopped by a LPD Officer on routine patrols when he ... Continue reading

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The End Is Nigh. Again.

************************************** 2800 BC: The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet 1284 AD: Pope Innocent III predicted the ... Continue reading

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Slumping Sporting KC needs to find confidence, consistency fast

It's a simple fact that you can't do well in any sport, in any league, without winning some games. In Sporting Kansas City's case, even a few ties here and there would help. The bottom line is that it's not happening for the club. The defense, which ... Continue reading

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Former Jayhawk, Mike Rivera, continues to give back while waiting out NFL lockout

One of the Kansas University football program’s most visible philanthropists was at it again Wednesday in Lawrence. Mike Rivera, a linebacker, who graduated from KU in 2009 and now plays for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, hosted an hour-long youth camp for the Boys and Girls Club of ... Continue reading

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Cosmetics company’s social sale gets ugly

If you're ever promoted an event - via social media or any other means - you've probably struggled with the classic worry: "What if I throw a party and nobody comes?" In the case of pro makeup company NYX Cosmetics, though, the opposite was true: They threw ... Continue reading

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Big Macs?

I know of a person that claims they can eat 95 Reese's peanut butter cups in one sitting. Continue reading

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Royals option Jarrod Dyson to Omaha and promote Greg Holland

I was pretty sure that the next roster move would be for the Royals to demote relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress and activate Robinson Tejeda from the disabled list. Apparenly, I'm no Kreskin (am I dating myself) because the Royals announced they were optioning speedy outfielder Jarrod Dyson ... Continue reading

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Wednesday’s most-popular stories, a pink kitten and wandering planets

Gosh, isn't the weather gorgeous? No. It's not. [Strong thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening][1], and we may see severe storms Friday. Hopefully we see some sunshine soon! Here are the most-viewed stories and most-commented items for Wednesday, May 18: **Most-viewed stories on LJWorld.com** 1. [One ... Continue reading

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Dany Duffy’s Royals debut comes in a wild game

One of my favorite moments in baseball is watching a player's debut at the Major League. It's a once in a lifetime moment that the player has likely dreamed of for nearly his entire life. Many debuts are brief and most are uneventful. The vast majority of ... Continue reading

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Thursday, May 19

After a busy Wednesday morning with the fatal accident south of Lawrence on Highway 59 and the 2 alarm house fire on Maple in Lawrence, Thursday morning was back to quiet. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical was called to the 1600 block of Cadet Avenue just after 11 ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: One More For The RoeD . . er, Road!

*************************************************** Another song blog! Gettin' tired of 'em yet? This song blog was inspired by the many miles I drove as a truck driver over thirty eight years. Just about any tune that plays that mentions a road, street or highway will trigger a memory of my ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com’s most-popular stories for Tuesday, May 17 and lists of college graduates

It's been a sad Wednesday morning so far. We had two early breaking news stories. The first is a [fatal rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence][1] and the second is [a house fire in the 700 block of Maple Street in North Lawrence][2]. We're ... Continue reading

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Fatality Accident & 2 Alarm Fully Involved Structure Fire

The majority of the night was another quiet one. Police responded on a few disturbances and assisted a woman that thought she was hearing someone messing with her front door. There was no at the door when Police arrived. A few noise complaints and traffic stops. Just ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals promote Danny Duffy and insert him into the starting rotation

With the injury to Kyle Davies and the inneffectiveness of Vin Mazzaro last night, it was only a matter of time before the Royals made some moves to help the starting Rotation. The first move came when the Royals optioned Vin Mazzaro to Omaha (AAA) and promoted ... Continue reading