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December 19th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Very quiet this morning in Douglas County. Police in Lawrence cited a few parking violations, conducted four vehicle stops and one residence check. Early this morning the National Weather Service office in Topeka issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Douglas county. [More information can be found here][1]. ... Continue reading

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Sunday recap: Darrell Arthur suffers season-threatening injury

Poor **Darrell Arthur** (Memphis Grizzlies). According to the Commercial Appeal, Arthur [tore his right Achilles at Sunday morning’s practice][1]. That kind of serious injury, the report says, would likely keep him out for the rest of this season. The team will make an official announcement about the ... Continue reading

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Saturday summary (Marcus Morris’ debut; Brandon Rush finally traded)

*Updated at 10:37 a.m. with more information on the **Brandon Rush** trade.* --- - **Marcus Morris** (Houston Rockets) played 23 minutes in his NBA debut versus the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. He had one point on 0-for-3 shooting (0 of 1 from three, 1 of ... Continue reading

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Attention, last-minute holiday shoppers

Gift-givers are on the final push before Christmas. One week left to the big day. Just wondering, any procrastinators out there? Or are most of you ready to go — all your shopping and gift wrapping complete? Me? I'm a little of both, if that's possible. I've ... Continue reading

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Wouldn’t Yu Darvish Look Good in Powder Blue?

While the rumor mill is churning out the word that Toronto is the heavy favorite to win the bid for Japanese sensation, Yu Darvish. I'm not convinced, I've read that Darvish's bid was higher than Dice K's 51.1 million. I have also read that Toronto's bid was ... Continue reading

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December 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

The early morning hours kept pretty quiet. At 3:30 a.m., Police received information on criminal damage to property in the 1500 block of Tennessee Street. Officers responded on one disturbance around 4 a.m., and one noise complaint a few minutes later. Just after 6:30 a.m., Lawrence Police ... Continue reading

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Selby sees the court (and other news from Friday’s preseason games)

- **Josh Selby** (Memphis Grizzlies) played in his first NBA (OK, *preseason*) action on Friday night — 19 minutes against the New Orleans Hornets. And that might be the only good news for him. While playing more minutes than he's likely to see again all year, he ... Continue reading

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Holiday Haiku, Loku, KUku, Politiku, Felisku, free verse or rhyme - just make it seasonal

Tis the season to embrace them all - people, cultures and religions that is. Allow your loving, forgiving hearts and minds the ability to extend over space and time. Stretch your belief system, drop tradition and wrap your mind around the endless possibilities of poetry. Today's poetry ... Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid, Running: My two favorite movies of the year — what were yours?

Because I'm a boring mom and have no life, I hardly got to see any movies this year. I mean, it's just a hard thing to shell out $40 to a baby sitter for a night out. Add in dinner and a movie and a night out ... Continue reading

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December 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police conducted 13 vehicle stops early this morning. At least one of those resulted in a suspected DUI arrest. At 3:46 a.m., Emergency Dispatchers sent Officers to the 500 block of Missouri after receiving "several calls" regarding possible gunshots heard in that area. At least seven ... Continue reading

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Let the (preseason) games begin

Just nine days left until the first NBA regular season games. Don't want to wait that long to see your favorite ex-Jayhawks? You don't have to. Tonight marks the start of the NBA preseason. And there are two match-ups of interest to KU fans: At 6 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Video and quotes from Turner Gill’s introduction at Liberty University

Former Kansas coach Turner Gill was introduced as the Liberty Flames' eighth head coach on Thursday, and video of the press conference is below, starting with Gill's speech at the 5:15 mark. Gill was welcomed with a standing ovation. I've pulled out a few interesting quotes from ... Continue reading

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Would a brownie by another name be as sweet?

So, I finally made the black bean brownies [I blogged about][1] the other week. The story is that I found a recipe for [black bean-based fudge][2] and when Tweeting about that, found out that there's this underground community of people who enjoy and make brownies with black ... Continue reading

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

Another pretty quiet morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence received two reports of criminal damage to property in the 2600 block of Cimarron Drive after 2:30 a.m.. Shortly before 4 a.m., Police caught up with a suspect in a criminal damage case, it was unclear if ... Continue reading

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Good news, bad news

The NBA will be back in 11 days. Unfortunately, a few Jayhawks might not. - **Xavier Henry** (Memphis Grizzlies) tore ligaments in his right ankle recently and will be out for two to four weeks, [according to The Commercial Appeal][1]. Henry was injured for a significant slice ... Continue reading

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Deck the halls with tinsel and tomatoes

Last week, it was suggested to me that rather that decking the halls with traditional poinsettias, it might be just as easy and more beneficial to decorate for the holidays with the king of summer fruit — the tomato. In fact, it's already being done [by some ... Continue reading

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

A very quite morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence responded on just one burglary alarm, checked an area for a reckless driver and responded with LDCFM on a medical related emergency. KU Public Safety found a damaged barricade early this morning at the Park & Ride ... Continue reading

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A deeper look at the newest members of KU football’s coaching staff

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2001/04/30/GRUNHARDRETIRES.jpg Five days into his career at Kansas, head football coach Charlie Weis already has hired three members of his coaching staff. Weis, who was introduced last Friday as the Jayhawks’ 37th coach in school history, announced at his introductory news conference that KU’s interim head coach, ... Continue reading

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My favorite way to showcase fruit during the holiday season

It's festive, it's easy, it's healthy: It's the fruit tree! And it's one of my favorite Christmas directions. All you need to do is take a cupcake tree and fill it with various fruits. Stick it on a table, counter or mantle and you'll have a reminder ... Continue reading

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

Things kept pretty quiet early this morning in Douglas County. Lawrence Police conducted three vehicle stops and assisted a stranded motorist. Just before 2:30 a.m., Police made at least one narcotics related arrest in the 900 block of Iowa Street. Officers also responded on several medical related ... Continue reading

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