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A tasty commute

OK, I've said since the start of this five-blog series on the senses that commuting by bike instead of car makes me more in tune ...

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2009 scooter reported stolen from Sub Sonic Scooters

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ An employee of Sub Sonic Scooters reported a 2009 Silver Kymco 'People 50' scooter valued at $2,100 ...

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‘Appaloosa’ as nostalgic as they wanna be

**1/2There's hardly an extended action scene in Ed Harris' new Western "[Appaloosa][1]." Everybody is such a good shot that almost all the gunfights last about ...

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Ladies Tresses

aren't particulary showy blossoms. The whole spike stands maybe 6 inches tall, so each individual flower is no bigger than the eraser on a pencil. ...

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National Custodial Workers’ Day

October 2 is National Custodial Worker's Day which recognizes those who clean and maintain buildings that others work in. I haven't been able to determine ...

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Speling? who nieds itt?

A British school is moving closer to all kids' dreams of having soda run through the drinking fountains and no homework ever. Ever![The BBC reports][1] ...

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Nebraska’s parenting problem: Is it happening here?

You may have read or heard that Nebraska has a little problem with its safe haven law. Safe haven laws were designed to solve the ...

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Palin and Biden on Education

Tonight, vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden will face off in their first and only debate before Election Day.Locally, [Alfie Kohn, a respected ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 12 - Flower power

OK, well, the judges had to do something different.They couldn't let just three people advance - they hadn't done that since the era of Santino. ...

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The Sideline Report with Angus Quigley

8:00 p.m.Some additional audio has been posted from [Mark Mangino,][1] safety [Justin Thornton][2] and wide receiver[ Kerry Meier][1] from their media sessions on Wednesday. There's ...

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N.I.M.B.Y: How about your backyard?

1.USD 497 school district does not actually know the number of people who attend LHS football games at Haskell because no one counts who goes ...

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Traffic delays to come along I-70 in Topeka

Drivers heading to Topeka on Interstate 70 will encounter some road work - weather permitting, as always - that could slow them down in the ...

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Let them eat CDO’s

I am writing to express my outrage over the bailout of the Wall St. "moneychangers." The economy is going into a downturn regardless of the ...

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KU ranks among top 50 sexually healthy schools

It may not be the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, but Kansas University got a top 50 spot in another recent list of ...

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Thefts reported on Kansas University campus

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A laptop computer valued at $1,219 was reported stolen from Learned Hall between April 30 and Aug. ...

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Obtaining Purple Heart list is Mission Impossible

I called the Pentagon Tuesday. I had a simple request.I wanted the names of Kansans from all military branches who received Purple Heart medals during ...

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Liberal Media Bias Proof and the VP Debate

The Vice President debate moderator, PBS' Gwen Ifell, is releasing a pro-Obama book called, "The Breakthrough," on inauguration day.How can the Vice Presidential debate possibly ...

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Dear President Bush — About That Bailout

The following is an expanded copy of a letter I emailed to President Bush earlier today. If you want voters to support a bailout you ...

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jack o’lantern fungus

caught my eye growing under some honeysuckle bushes at the KC Zoo. The photo doesn't really capture what a vivid orange it is. Reading up ...

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KU alerts students to phone scam

Telephone calls pretending to be from Kansas University's Comptroller's Office asking students to dial a 1-800 number and update banking information are fake.The university would ...

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