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Recap: Everything in its right place for KU heading into postseason

Kansas and Missouri played a game Saturday full of runs, scoring spurts and streaky shooting. Each team controlled the game for minutes at a time and the whole affair felt a bit jarring. In the end, however, KU ended up with a 77-56 victory atop an unsurprising ... Continue reading

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Welcome to Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe weather can strike our region anytime. Because March through June is typically our most active period, “Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week” officially begins Monday March 8. To prepare for this season, the Douglas County Emergency Management (DCEM) has partnered with the Topeka National Weather Service, the ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com has prizes for you, and so many ways to win

Earlier this week I told you we were bringing KUsports.com to the fans at Power and Light District. Today, I get to tell — and show — you some of the prizes we'll be giving away for various contests we're going to have on KUsports.com, for fans ... Continue reading

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Paying for Basic Services

We all know that cuts to our schools and social services have become punitive (except for Americans for Prosperity and their fellow travelers). We all know we need more revenue; there is little if any waste still in our state budget because we have been cutting it ... Continue reading

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March 6th Memoir Madness: Taking Time

When you take the time to lovingly describe other people in your memoir, you not only honor them, but give a more complete picture of who you are. Excerpt: "Gun Memories" Grandmother Helen was still a beautiful woman well into her mid fifties, which was her age ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: Old Guys & Young Guys

"I like old guys," read a t-shirt in a store. "Haha! I should get that," I said to my boyfriend, who is almost a decade older than I am. There was a hat with the same message. I didn't get either of them right then, but I ... Continue reading

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Thank you’s

There was a sign in North Lawrence that read, “Gratitude is the sign of a nobel heart.” I thought a lot about what that means to me. I am grateful for numerous things to say the least. My mom taught me to write “thank you” notes for ... Continue reading

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NBA Stock Watch: March, 2010

This much we know: Tyshawn Taylor and Marcus Morris will be in Kansas uniforms when the 2010-11 season rolls around. Although neither player was a real threat to leave college after this season, both saw their names pop up in the NBA Draft conversation and both have ... Continue reading

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Oscar fun!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/05/oscarstatues.png So ... whatcha doing Sunday? Want to watch the Academy Awards with us? That's right, we'll be blogging and tweeting this year's big show right here on Culture Crumbs. Follow along with us during the pre-show red carpet fashion show, wade through the jokes/showtunes/speeches with us ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Want a glimpse of this Sunday's coupon inserts? Be sure to check out the Coupon Preview at SuperJenn. You'll find out about the biggest P&G brandSaver EVER and what they plan to do with it! Continue reading

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Texas coach Rick Barnes’ comment taken out of context

If you haven't heard by now, [a soon-to-be-released ESPN the magazine article][1] caused a stir when it quoted Texas men's basketball coach Rick Barnes as saying he values putting his student-athletes through to the NBA more than he values winning NCAA championships. "We would love to win ... Continue reading

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March 5th Memoir Madness: “Gun Memories” - Topic or Time line?

I received a personal last night from someone saying they are writing their memoir using topics, as opposed to a time line, as their guideline for organization. The absolute first thing to remember when writing a memoir, is that it is yours and yours alone (unless you ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

Sure, Tim Burton directed this new loose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll novels "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," but you know exactly what to expect with him: Gothic art direction and loony characters. What makes a Tim Burton movie something more than just a ... Continue reading

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Freddy’s Pizza Palace in Seneca

Freddy's Pizza Palace opened in 1960's, it has been a favorite spot for families ever since. Their pizza is the best and it's homemade. They serve fries with cheese or gravy, broasted chicken and several other sandwiches as well as Mexican food a popular one is the ... Continue reading

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Join in the forecasting contest

Just a reminder, anyone interested in the forecasting competition still has time to join. It will begin next week, with the first forecast FOR Wednesday, March 10th DUE by 11 p.m. Tuesday, March 9th. For the first week I will score the forecasts, but we will call ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Why My Inner Thighs Are Sore Today

"I think that's why they call it 'work,'" my boyfriend said yesterday at about 5 p.m. It was the day of the big KU versus Kansas State basketball game, and I didn't feel like going in to work. "But I still have to shower," I said. "I'll ... Continue reading

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KUsports.com bringing its show on the road to Power and Light District for Big 12 Tournament

With Senior Night in the books, and the Kansas Jayhawks' regular season finale looming on Saturday, we here at KUsports.com are turning our attention to Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament. The victory Wednesday guarantees the Jayhawks the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament and ... Continue reading

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Introducing you to WellCommons.com

By now you've probably noticed the new, beige box in the middle of the LJWorld.com homepage. Some of you have probably seen or heard us talking about the new health project we've been working on for the past six months. Well, today, we take a giant step ... Continue reading

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KU Gives Porn Star Tickets to Senior Night

http://thebiglead.com/index.php/2010/03/04/kansas-assistant-coach-kurtis-townsend-gave-porn-star-samantha-ryan-courtside-tickets-for-senior-night/ Going to be a bumper recruiting class this year. (UPDATE) Mr. Whitlock at the KC Star/FoxSports dug into this. Seems innocent enough. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/03/04/1789737/whitlock-how-the-porn-star-got.html How long before our little starlet stars in KU themed porn? Never happening. Ask the dude that owns Joe College. Continue reading

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“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”: An update

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/04/ddd.png OK, so if you'll recall, I heard from a producer at the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" a few weeks ago. She wanted to know if there were any restaurants in Lawrence that fit the bill for the show: Cheap, tasty and original. I asked ... Continue reading