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Whoa there, night rider

Recently I was cycling home from work in the wee hours when movement up ahead caught my eye.I've encountered all sort of animals during my ...

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What Was He Thinking?

What was Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili thinking when he attacked the former Georgian provinces of Abkhazia and South Ossetia? Did he really think he could ...

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At last … USA Basketball is back

Anyone else wake up early Thursday morning to watch the USA men's basketball team beat Greece? OK, disclaimer: I remained sound asleep when the game ...

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katydid

The chorus of a summer night embraces many voices, including the very loud, very insistent and very common katydid. How embarrassing for me that I ...

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Lawrence ACT scores stack up well

On Wednesday, we reported on [how Lawrence public high schools students' ACT scores were higher than the state and national average.][1]The average score in Lawrence ...

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A game of ‘what if’ with the city’s transit system

It's the scenario that City Hall leaders don't want to think about. What happens if the two sales taxes for public transit get shot down ...

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Several items reported stolen from residence

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ยข A 23-year-old Lawrence man reported several items were stolen from the 700 block of Arkansas Street between ...

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The Sideline Report with Joe Mortensen

Just one more day until the Kansas football team's second open practice of the season. Like last week, I'll be putting together a blog Friday ...

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My hand is raised - just call on me!

I've spent all summer working on whatever stories came my way, burying the urge to act on my recently acquired reporting instinct - covering education.The ...

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Is the yearbook obsolete?

I'm working on a story about how social networks like Facebook and MySpace may be affecting yearbook sales at area schools. [In school districts around ...

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Accident numbers piling up along Sixth Street

There have been several nasty accidents in the city over the last four months, many of them along Sixth Street.This morning - another.Around 1:30 a.m. ...

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Project Runway, Season 5, Episode 5 — Brooke Shields

Greetings reality "competition" addicts. This is Jon Niccum sitting in for a vacationing Sarah Henning.I too am enthralled with the snippy carrying-ons of "Project Runway," ...

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Siggraph 2008: James Cameron talks VFX and Stan Winston

Last night I went to the enormous Nokia Theater in in downtown Los Angeles where hundreds of Siggraph attendees and Hollywood filmmakers gathered to pay ...

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Siggraph 2008: Monster, Machines Secrets Revealed!

Day two here tooling around in the Los Angeles Convention Center, running back and forth like a crazy man trying to cram as much stuff ...

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Siggraph 2008: The Classic Disney Influence

More panels, more running around trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible...[Siggraph 2008][1] covers a wide spectrum of educational topics concerning animation, so ...

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Convention schedule stokes speculation

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, political observers are grasping at every possible piece of evidence in an effort to divine Sen. Barack Obama's ...

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Poll: Roberts’ lead is now 19 points

The latest [Rasmussen poll][1] has incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., ahead of his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, 55 percent to 36 percent ...

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Building the Internet Barn: Celestia and Stellarium

There is a vast amount of software available for free. In fact, if you are just a bit determined, it is very possible that you ...

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Weekend System

If you've been watching 6Weather this week, then you know about a strong system that has been brewing in south-central Canada! It's an "upper-level low ...

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Virtual School applications due Friday

Applications for [Lawrence Virtual School's][1] K-8 program are due by 4 p.m. Friday.Applications can be found at [K12.com][2], where you can begin the enrollment process.Jana ...

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