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Gervais livens up ‘Ghost Town’

["Ghost Town"][1] is the kind of movie that can sink or swim on its casting alone. I mean, it's not like we haven't seen this ...

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Hollywood Clip Joint for Thursday, Sept. 18

Questions about the "Iron Man" sequels? The DVD release? Upcoming storylines? "The Avengers" and future Marvel tie-ins? An IMAX release? This long interview at SuperheroHype ...

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Fall Is Almost Here

The start of fall gets lost in translation.Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. All the kids head back to school, the pools close, ...

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You Won’t Believe This Gig

How about traveling the world and writing about it-for pay!Pam Grout has this gig. She is a professional travel writer and author of Kansas Curiosities, ...

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Fungus

The weekend's deluge decimated my poor tomatoes. All the red fruit split and their previously tolerable fungal infection ran riot, killing almost all the plants. ...

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Musical equipment reported stolen from vehicle

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence man reported a 1973 blue Chevrolet Nova was criminally damaged and two Rockford Fosgate ...

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Facility upgrades one step closer

I understand the argument. I realize that there are both good and bad things that will come out of the [proposed facility upgrades][1] at Lawrence ...

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Zarco

I miss Zarco.I miss that beacon of light in the early morning dawn before daylight and that welcoming sight at night when I am coming ...

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A Time To Knock Off Hats

"Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to ...

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Another one bites the dust?

Republican Senator Pat Roberts seems to have a stranglehold on his Senate seat. A promising new challenger arose for the 2008election in former Representative Jim ...

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ROCK THE VOTE

Why do we not have a ROCK THE VOTE in Kansas? Would that not bring voters out and get them excited about voting? In Kansas ...

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Pregnancy and Politics

If you have seen any news in the last few weeks I am sure you have heard the news of Bristol Palin being pregnant. Although ...

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The Adventure of Life and Laundry

I am in the midst of a divorce. As if that weren't scary enough, I decided to buy a house too! I have never before ...

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Obama the Victim

It was yours to lose. The country was in such turmoil that Bush 43 was being blamed for everything in sight. And what's more, the ...

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Motorists say the funniest things

I was riding home from work one night a couple of years ago, and a pickup truck pulled alongside.It was after 1 a.m. and rainy ...

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Top 10 Modern Corporate Greed Movies

The collapse of Lehman Brothers helped yesterday become the worst day in the stock market in seven years. It may not be too long before ...

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What Palin Did For the McCain Campaign

John McCain's announcement of Sarah quickly shifted the momentum in his favor. McCain's announcement shifted the media focus from Obama's historic nomination towards the surprise ...

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Older reporter soldiers on

I've never served in the military, but by the end of this week, I should have a better understanding of how the U.S. Army does ...

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So Much to See (9/14/2008)

Previous: SMTS 9/7/2008Next:SMTS 9/21/2008Here is the complete image of the sculpture at 8th and Kentucky, identified by gaiapapaya. image: image: #1: week drake identified the ...

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Language in the US

What has come to my attention in the past couple of years is the language curriculum in American schools. The consensus among cognitive social scientists ...

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