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Harlan’s Hawk

I’m a big fan of simplicity and a strong believer that red-tailed hawks should have red tails. I knew a distinct sub-species of red-tails existed, ...

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Snow Again?

Our weather is about to change dramatically once again across the region. A potent storm system is swinging in from the north for your Wednesday ...

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Earliest Oscar indicator yet announced- “Button” snubbed!

The Satellite Awards predict the Golden Globes, which predict the Oscars. In between, there are the Critic's Choice Awards, AFI's Top 10, and just about ...

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Disproportionality – Community Action Required.

Disproportionality - now there is a word for you. Governor Sebelius used it in a press release November 25. Maybe she is pulling for that ...

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New Web site offers money-saving tips

Kansas Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson has a new Web site designed to help people save money.“Just as the state of Kansas is finding ways to ...

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Abyssinian Baptist Church’s 200th Anniversary

One of the nation's oldest and most important churches celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. In 1808, 15 "people of colour" who were members of ...

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iTunes U — Learning outside the classroom

As I was making my education blog rounds, I stumbled upon Alexander Russo's This Week in Education and took a lesson on iTunes U, which ...

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Columbia police issue ‘warrants’ for arrest of KU football team

Say what you will about the city of Columbia, Mo., but at least they have a chief of police with a sense of humor.Capt. Tom ...

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

A couple of years ago, I received a catalog from a major online bicycle retailer based in Colorado.On the cover was a drawing of a ...

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Lions or Firebirds? Which football team is in a better position to make a run in 2009?

Phew!!! What a ride. Never before, during my eight years of covering high school sports, had I followed a fall sports team that took me ...

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So Much to See (11/30/2008)

Previous: SMTS 11/24/2008 Next:SMTS 12/7/2008 In the last year, I've spent a great deal of time nosing around the nooks and crannies of Lawrence. There ...

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Gambling Anyone? Say it ain’t so!

I'm the kind of girl that can't bring myself to drop a dollar in a slot machine. Nope, can't do it. Even though I've been ...

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Did the BCS get it right?

It's official: Oklahoma will be the South representative to face Missouri in the Big 12 Championship game next Saturday in Kansas City, Mo. Since Oklahoma, ...

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Haskell Rascals still available for Holiday Adoption

List includes name/ages/sexes/ clothes sizes & up to 4 wishes

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Christmas ornament commemorates championship

Now that the turkey and stuffing have been gobbled up, many will turn their thoughts to the upcoming Christmas season.And the Kansas Historical Society is ...

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Fisher Price doll says, “Islam is the light.”

I was at Target last week looking for a Christmas gift for one of my children. I came across a doll from Fisher Price. It ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 3 - Foo Fighters

Hello Rochester. Please put your hands together for six-time Grammy Award-winning band Food Fighters.Er, I mean, Foo Fighters.Ordinarily, asking a rock band to judge the ...

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On Black Friday, Buy American

If you still have a secure job, you should be very thankful. Unfortunately, millions of Americans do not have that luxury with the current state ...

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Giving Thanks

I am thankful that I live in the United States of America where I choose to worship God as I choose, not as a government ...

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“Australia” an epic failure

*1/2Baz Luhrmann is the type of filmmaker who revels in excess. His last picture, the lush and melodramatic “Moulin Rouge!” was a lesson in how ...

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