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In Plain Sight 11/4/2009

Previous: IPS 10/28/2009 Next: IPS 11/11/2009 hujiko identified the subject on the second try, at least part of it. No one got the complete description of the area where the pictures was taken. See the bottom of this post for the answer. Yes, the first image is ... Continue reading

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Evolution Event

150 Years On, What’s All The Fuss About Evolution, Science Education and Church and State? Date: Friday, November 6, 2009 Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m. Location: Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Carlsen Center Rm. 234 Campus Map: http://tr.im/B8tg The program is free and open to the public. ... Continue reading

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2009-2010 bowl projections

For the latest edition of ConferenceChatterTV, featuring picks of each Big 12 game in week 10, see the video below: It's about that time of year again. Time to look at Big 12 bowl projections. The conference could sneak in eight teams this season, but that's more ... Continue reading

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The weaver

Lies. The lies that ripple and swell - they are all around us. They encompass me. Naked. I feel naked. I am clothed yet exposed. I whisper and a lie squeaks out. I yell and a lie burst thru the silence around me. I do not trust ... Continue reading

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Dirty air, a little information and some pictures of its effects

The word smog originally came from the combination of fog and smoke. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a great article on the history of smog. Today, the scientific term we use is photochemical smog. Simply put, this is what forms when pollutants react with the sun ... Continue reading

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Savings can add up at Kohl’s

I’m a big Kohl’s fan. There’s a 3 day sale going on right now through Thursday, Nov. 5. Lots of items for 50% off. It’s a good opportunity to use any Kohl’s cash you earned in October. You may have received coupons in the mail last month ... Continue reading

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Using music as torture

I know I'm arriving late to this game, but that doesn't dilute my rage. An issue has been rearing its ugly head in the media again, and I think it's time you noticed. I'm talking about music torture on detainees. In summary, reports have surfaced (again) of ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Military Comedies

This weekend “The Men Who Stare at Goats” will enter theaters with George Clooney leading an impressive cast (Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor) behind the curtain for a very strange peek into arguably the most powerful organization around—the U.S. military. Seeing the movie made me think ... Continue reading

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Weather books on their way to classrooms now

For the third straight year, students all across Northeast Kansas will participate in the "Weather in the Kansas Classroom" program. We develop this one-of-a-kind student weather workbook and produce it locally and distribute these free of charge to all of the schools in our area of Northeast ... Continue reading

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1017 Pages

Democrats are set to bring their health care reform bill to the floor of the House the end of the week. Republicans have their own bill ready to introduce about the same time. It looks doubtful that the massive reform will move through Congress by the end ... Continue reading

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When it comes to weather, what do you want to know?

If you've been awake early enough to catch our morning weather updates the past two mornings, you may have noticed I have been discussing a morning blog topic during my weathercasts. Every morning there will be a new discussion topic on this blog. The topics will range ... Continue reading

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Twitter for the masses

Journalists today hail Twitter as being an effective way to reach out to a public which is losing interest in newspapers. It’s what all the cool kids are doing – so why not jump in and try to reach them, right? I certainly can’t speak for everyone's ... Continue reading

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Roast beast

When cooking for the big Halloween party, I looked at the arsenal of food I’d assembled and worried that it might not be enough. Because I always worry it might not be enough. I wasn’t sure how many folks would stop in, so in a fit of ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 11/03/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Players of the game, voted on by the coaching staff: Offense: No selection; Defense: Arist Wright; Special teams: Alonso Rojas; Offensive scout team: ... Continue reading

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Larryville’s Conservative, Boring Sister

Okay, so I am reading my hometown's newpaper website, The Salina Journal online (http://www.saljournal.com/) and I noticed that our Chamber of Commerce has paid for Ms. I-Can-See-Alaska-From-My-Backyard to speak here in February. Not only that, but check out the list of names of former speakers... I must ... Continue reading

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I am a stripper.

I am a stripper. After my day job, while the civilians of Lawrence, Kansas kick off their work shoes and unwind in front of the television, I skip this after-work ritual and shower. I scrub (hard), shave, wax, and shape. I moisturize, polish, and blow-dry. I exchange ... Continue reading

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The Trouble with Twitter

      I have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. As a plugged-in millennial that was born into a family of old-school journalists, I find myself simultaneously drawn to and repulsed by the social networking site. Let me break it down.       Why I love ... Continue reading

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Lawrence has the coldest October on record

There is no doubt that October was cold, but the numbers confirm what a number of people suspected. October 2009 is now the coldest October on record. The average temperature for October is 59.2° while in 2009 we only managed a meager average of 49.7°. This number ... Continue reading

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Tweet with caution

As a member of the first generation to grow up with the Internet, I am accustomed to constant access to people and information. If I want to know something, such as a celebrity’s birth date, a movie time, or how many hairs are on the average human ... Continue reading

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How did you spend your extra hour?

There have been several occasions I would love to add more hours to the day. Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to get everything done. This weekend we got that extra time thanks to the end of daylight-saving time. I've heard some complaints from ... Continue reading

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