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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

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An endless cycle of “depression”

It makes me incredibly sad when I read and see the news these days, I'm sure you can relate. I can't even begin to see a beginning to an end of our struggles...is it too late for us? We cant come to an agreement on healthcare, finances, ... Continue reading

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March 4th: Memoir Madness - What It Isn’t

Our first day of Memoir Madness, we discussed what a memoir is. Today, however, we will talk about what it is not. There are many people who enjoy journaling. In my opinion, the journal is today's updated version of what many used to do; keep a diary. ... Continue reading

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Like Self said, last night was about No. 4

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/04/Screen_shot_2010-03-03_at_3.45.46_PM.png It's no secret that Wednesday was unofficially "Sherron Collins Day" on KUSports.com. Videos, photos and stories of Collins' four years as a Jayhawk were shared over the Web by fans across the country as we all prepared for Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse. Members of the ... Continue reading

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Reputation Professor LLC – Helping With Your Reputation Management

Reputation Professor LLC, (www.fairwindsweb.com) is an organization that provides outstanding personalized service to its clients in the fields of Reputation Management, Social Media Optimization, Social Media Marketing, and Web 2.0 Development. From their headquarters in Orlando, Florida, Reputation Professor LLC provides Reputation Management services to its clients ... Continue reading

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What Health Care Reform Means to Me… A Personal Story

My father was and still is my hero. While he was human and with faults, his story humbles me and I try to look at others with more understanding as a result. He was the only son of Swedish immigrants. He and his father worked to create ... Continue reading

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Lawrence high schools’ students produce ‘lip dubs’

Whether it's sports, academics or artistic endeavors, the rivalry between the two Lawrence high schools runs very deep. As we all know, rivalries can be very good and very bad. In February, LJWorld Entertainment Editor Jon Niccum reported in the Journal-World that students from both, Lawrence and ... Continue reading

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School Closing Council - Quail Run: The New Target

The School Board has yet to decide if school closings should be one of the remedies for the expected budget shortfalls of future years. Regardless of that, the School Board and Administration has enlisted the District's Equity Council for the purpose of developing criteria to use in ... Continue reading

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Handing out the hardware, Big 12 style

Blogger's note: There will not be a "Recap" blog for the March 3 Kansas - Kansas State game. My apologies to everyone counting on waking up to some freshly brewed (or half-baked, depending on what you think of me) analysis. Instead, here's an abridged entry meant to ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: NYC, Colorado, & Chile

*This entry goes out to Mr. Chris Gentleman, a US hero who has recently returned to Kansas from fighting in Iraq.* *Thank you, sir, for all you've done, and, as promised, we will get coffee!* *P.S. to the ladies: Did I mention he's SINGLE?* *Check this SINGLE ... Continue reading

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Teaching Kids With Coupons

We've been around and around the subject of how coupons can benefit your family. We've talked about the direct and indirect impacts it can have from reducing your household expenses to increasing your health by focusing on homemade dinners. Have you ever thought of the impact coupons ... Continue reading

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Win free passes to 2010 AMC Best Picture Showcase

There's just one more day to win free passes to the 2010 AMC Best Picture Showcase right here. This year, AMC Theatres is expanding its all-day AMC Best Picture Showcase to accommodate all 10 of this year’s Best Picture nominees. To mark this monumental two-day event, happening ... Continue reading

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March 3rd: Memoir Madness - Stop Writing Now or I’ll Slap Your Hand!

You think I'm kidding? Just try me. You are not ready to begin writing quite yet. I know you are eager and have a lot of thoughts ready to tumble out and spill themselves onto the paper, or keyboard, in front of you, but don't do it ... Continue reading

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Oscar predictions 2010

In order to warm up for predicting this year’s NCAA basketball tournament, it’s best to start with something a little less perplexing: the Oscars. For once, the acting races are all but sowed up in the 82nd Awards (which airs Sunday), so it should be a cinch ... Continue reading

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Christmas Snow not gone yet

In spite of the warm spells I still see some mounds of snow left over from the Christmas Blizzard. It seems to me that the day the last bit of snow melts in Lawrence is worth celebrating. Where is the biggest mound of snow? Predictions for when ... Continue reading

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Local Food Retailers Working Together

As our community seeks ways to build a stronger, more sustainable and resilient local economy, there are inevitable challenges related to competition for markets and the desire to be "first to market" with particular products and services. It's great to find an example of local food businesses ... Continue reading

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March 2nd: Memoir Madness - Where to Begin

Today is day two of Memoir Madness - we will be continuing it throughout March, because you're mad if you don't write one! After receiving several private mails yesterday, I've decided today's topic is a basic how to get started. I've suggested that you jot down twelve ... Continue reading

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Kansas: At Least We’re Not As Backwards As Utah

Utah is about to criminalize miscarriage. As in murder charges. Google it. Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Animated Film and Best Director

The Oscar Fix, Episode 4 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this fourth episode, we predict the winners in Best Animated Film and Best Director. Continue reading