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“Title Town USA” voting begins today

Jayhawk fans, sharpen your pencils.Or rather, warm up that clickin' finger. Voting starts today for [ESPN's Title Town USA][1].[Lawrence][2] is one of 20 towns and ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 2 - Cocktail models

Near the end of Wednesday night's episode, Korto looks around the room and says "At least I'm not the only one who is somewhat worried."Well, ...

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Other states looking at university budget cuts

It's not just [Kansas that's asking][1] its colleges and universities to [cut chunks out of their budgets][2]Thirty-five public colleges and universities under the Georgia Board ...

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Batman’s New Archvillain: Who’s Next?

OK, so after this past week, a lot of things are wrapped up for "The Dark Knight."1. The biggest-grossing weekend ever in America: $158 million ...

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The truth about cats and bikes

I've encountered lots of wildlife from atop my bike saddle.From bobcats to wild turkey, if it lives in Kansas, I've probably seen it from my ...

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KU professor at center of academic dispute

A Kansas University professor of economics is in the middle of a [slowly simmering debate with a University of Texas at Dallas professor][1] who accuses ...

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MySpace proves to be useful investigative technique

Law enforcement Tuesday traced a missing 15-year-old Texas girl to Lawrence using information from her MySpace account. In working with security personnel from the Web ...

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The T riding without a safety net

It was the plan that didn't float. City Commissioner Boog Highberger at Tuesday evening's City Commission meeting made one more effort to create a backup ...

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LIVE FROM: Day 3 - Media Days

For audio interviews (OU's Nic Harris and Manuel Johnson, and UT's Colt McCoy and Quan Cosby) from the third and final day of Big 12 ...

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No heat relief in sight

I have had countless conversations about the weather over the past several days. They are more observations from people rather than questions about the weather. ...

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Slattery Makes Good Start in Addressing His Lobbying Past

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U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, had a far ranging online chat via the Lawrence Journal World and its readers ...

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Walgreens wins Planning Commission approval

Plans to build a new Walgreens on the corner of Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive cleared one significant hurdle on Monday night. Lawrence-Douglas County planning ...

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Thank you for being our friend

Estelle Getty, the tiny, sardonic Sophia on the classic '80s sitcom "The Golden Girls" died Tuesday morning at the age of 84.The actress, who toiled ...

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Allow me to introduce myself…

Dear readers, Over the past few weeks, many of you have probably been asking yourselves the same questions: Who is this new wordsmith that keeps ...

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Top 10 TV-to-Movie Adaptations

["Sex and the City,"][1] "The X-Flies," "Get Smart": It is clear that adaptations of TV shows, both old and new, are going to continue to ...

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Evolution in Action

Here we go again in Kansas, haggling about evolution. In the mean time evolution keeps on happening and in unexpected ways. For example, you may ...

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LIVE FROM: Day 2 - Big 12 Media Days

Thanks again to all who checked out today's blog. I'll leave you with a few clips.For audio of KU linebacker Mike Rivera answering the media's ...

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So Much to See (7/20/2008 +1 day)

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Previous: SMTS (7/13/2008) Next:SMTS (7/27/2008) I'm sorry that this is a day late. The commitment to have a new picture every Sunday evening has been ...

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LIVE FROM: Big 12 Media Days

5:45 p.m. updateThanks to all who checked out today's blog. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for action from Day 2. We're at a ...

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More city construction projects, and the age-old growth debate

Last time on this blog, we discussed how the city budget has a list of major projects the city hopes to build in 2009. In ...

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