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November 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before midnight, Lawrence Police were called to a disturbance reported to have involved a male subject who displayed a handgun. Police spoke to several witnesses, one of which advised the suspect was "waving a pistol in the air." At least seven officers responded to the area ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Baked Coconut Lentils

Indian flavors make this dish warm while lentils make it filling and dates make it sweet. Something tells me this would make fabulous winter-day leftovers. **Baked Coconut Lentils** 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 pound lentils (about ... Continue reading

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Party Favors: tricks and appetizers that will give your party extra punch

My friends throw good parties. My mother said the other day, "Your friends will find any excuse to have a party." She's right. On Friday, we went to an 11-11-11 party, wherein the host opened a bottle of champagne [sabrage][1]-style at 11 after the hour from 11 ... Continue reading

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Halo there, moonbow

I’ve been waging a war lately with my teenage daughter. Lovely girl that she is, she tends to overuse the word “amazing.” She’ll insist she had an amazing hamburger for lunch, which she washed down with an amazing milk. After an amazing time at chorale practice, she’ll ... Continue reading

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November 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Everything was quiet early this morning throughout Douglas County. Police in Lawrence conducted a number of vehicle stops and cited several parking violations. Officers also received information on a burglary in the 3000 block of W 6th Street. Lawrence Police also responded on two medical related emergencies ... Continue reading

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Two Free Tickets to see The Muppet Movie

I am a long time fan of the Muppet Show and the Muppet Movie. I LOVE the Muppets. Several friends and I were discussing recently that we are more excited than our kids for the arrival of the new Muppet Movie on November 23rd. Right now you ... Continue reading

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November 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police were kept pretty busy early this morning. Numerous disturbances and noise complaints all morning. Most of the disturbances did not involve the use of weapons or result in any serious injuries. However, one disturbance reportedly involved a weapon being displayed. This disturbance was dispatched just after ... Continue reading

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No pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving?

I don't know why, but pie crusts scare me. I don't mean scare in the "boo" sense of the word. I mean making a pie crust from scratch intimidates me. I've tried in the past, and just gave up. I don't know if I over work the ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU’s offensive performance even better at second glance

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. Pay no attention to that cold offensive spell from Kansas at the end of the first half. ... Continue reading

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November 12th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were fairly normal for the most part overnight. Lawrence Police responded on a number of disturbances, noise complaints and conducted numerous vehicle stops. At 2:45 a.m. a LPD officer on routine patrols located subjects shooting off fireworks in the 800 block of Kentucky. Shortly after 3:40 ... Continue reading

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Will KU football hang close with Baylor, RG3 on Senior Day?

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Baylor on Senior Day at Memorial Stadium. Tom, what stands out to you most about Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III after watching him against KU last season? **Tom Keegan:** He's as quick mentally ... Continue reading

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J. Edgar - a review

How the movie going public will take to a historical period piece is always iffy at best. For people like me with a great historical interest, the decision to go see these movies is an easy one – I’m always excited. For the normal movie lover, I ... Continue reading

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Wanna devour the competition? You can — if you don’t mind your chips black n’ blue

One of the perks of being a food writer: Generally, my mail includes food. In this case, a giant box delivered Friday afternoon (an express shipment, no less), that was suspiciously light. So light, in fact, that I figured either I'd been shipped edible packing peanuts or ... Continue reading

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Get to know KU football’s 15 seniors

With Saturday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against Baylor set to mark the final home game in the careers of 15 Kansas University football seniors, I thought this would be a good time for a quick look back at each guy. We’ve heard throughout the week, from teammates and ... Continue reading

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Head to the Lawrence Farmers’ Market while you can — only two Saturday markets remain

Saturday morning is set to be sunny, clear and crisp and just perfect for hitting up the [Lawrence Farmers' Market][1]. Good thing too, because after this Saturday there will be only one more outdoor market — Nov. 19. So, if you want sweet potatoes, squash, honey and ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Silence of the Deep”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Alive, asleep, by, deep, deep, deep, deep, end, explore, fear, hear, keep, mend, shore, sleep, steep. Silence of the Deep! By L. Don Oliver A gentle refreshing sea breeze, Waves ... Continue reading

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November 11th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on several disturbances early this morning. Officers conducted "several" Field Sobriety Tests in the 1500 block of Wakarusa Drive just after 2:15 a.m.. At 2:30 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the 800 block of W 25th Street on reports of the sound ... Continue reading

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Giving bold predictions before KU’s 2011-12 season

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Towson in its season-opener Friday at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what has impressed you most about Naadir Tharpe in his first two games? **Tom Keegan:** What hasn't? I guess his confidence and his outside ... Continue reading

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Final entry: Losses tough to take

*Former Kansas basketball guard Tyrel Reed is writing a diary during his free time in Belgium, where he is playing professional basketball.* After starting the season out with a record of 6-2, we have struggled these past few weeks and lost three straight games. Looking back at ... Continue reading

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Google+ brand pages have arrived

Well, it's official: After months of speculation as to when they'd be available and what they'd contain, Google+ opened up registration for brand pages this week. And while there's been plenty of bandwagon-jumping going on (we've joined the fray too, with G+ pages for [LJWorld.com][1] and [Lawrence.com][2]), ... Continue reading

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