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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Black Bean and Pineapple Quesadillas

Yes, kale was at the forefront of last week's Meatless Monday recipe. But, no, going meatless doesn't have to mean using food you don't normally buy or eat (I am well aware that kale is an acquired taste, even for grownups who like its nutritional profile). It ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Is Big Brother/Sister Watching?

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! Is Big Brother/Sister Watching? THE PATH TO COMPLETE CONTROL By GOVERNMENT IS A CONTROLLED MEDIA (WHETHER IT BE DEMOCRATIC/REPUBLICAN) AND THE INTERNET! (PLAYING THE LEFT AND RIGHT AGAINST THE CENTER) (Reuters) - ..The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely ... Continue reading

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What The Bible Says About Birth Control: Nothing. Abortion? God’s For It.

The Bible says nothing about birth control. It says nothing, nada, zip, zero about birth control. So perhaps all the folks slinging bovine excrement about how a woman being in charge of her own fertility is evil ought to just go sit in the corner and read ... Continue reading

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How to Stay on Budget when You are Crunched for Time

There are all kinds of great coupons out right now....both in the Sunday inserts and printable online. There are sales on Kellogg's at HyVee....a "Cart Buster" sale at Dillon's ....and printable coupons for about every major retailer you could want. It is National Freezer Month and stocking ... Continue reading

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Reducing Carbon Emissions

Out in California there is a rising hoopla over the construction of a “bullet” train between LA and San Francisco. The goal is a reduction in carbon emissions by diverting road and air traffic to the cleaner trains. The costs are shared between those in California who ... Continue reading

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March 4th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:02 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to a "large" disturbance in the 1100 block of Massachusetts Street. Emergency Dispatchers received reports of 10-15 people fighting and one of the involved subjects spraying others with mace. As one of the nearly 10 Officers arrived, he spotted a ... Continue reading

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Weekend update: Xavier Henry, Cole Aldrich set career-highs; Julian Wright debuts in D-League

http://www2.kusports.com/users/ngerik/photos/2012/mar/4/231065/ - **Xavier Henry** (New Orleans Hornets) had his best week of the year, heating up for a career-high 19 points against Dallas Mavericks on Friday before coming back with a more mild nine points against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday. Henry’s career-high came off 8-for-12 shooting ... Continue reading

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Will Tyshawn Taylor perform well on his Senior Night? Plus, predictions for KU, Texas

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, Kansas coach Bill Self said earlier this week that sometimes Senior Night can cause extra nerves for seniors because they worry about their postgame speeches ... Continue reading

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Sub-state Prep Appraisals — Free State High Girls vs. Olathe South

The Free State High girls aren't your typical basketball team. So it probably shouldn't have been surprising Friday night when their [season-ending, 60-48 loss to Olathe South in a Class 6A sub-state championship game][1] at Leavenworth High was followed with an atypical response from the Firebirds. (The ... Continue reading

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March 3rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

This morning seemed fairly normal for an early Saturday morning in Douglas County. Numerous vehicle stops, noise complaints and disturbances. One call that stood out this morning, and has resulted in previous structure fires, a caller in the 300 block of Elm Street reported a couch on ... Continue reading

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Please give anthem the respect it deserves

My fellow Jayhawks, I am a United States Army veteran and twice served my country in Iraq. I am not a native Kansan but met my wife while stationed here, and was fortunate enough to return to Kansas and join the Jayhawk family to pursue my education. ... Continue reading

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“Art After Words” Premier - Abstract Artist Jennifer Rivera - SouthWind Gallery - Friday from 6 - 8

When forty-two year old abstract artist Jennifer Rivera put out a call for poetry last year, she wasn't disappointed. With over two hundred submissions, she had more inspiration than she needed. Rivera, who was named in KC Magazine's Top 5 Best Visual Artists of KC for both ... Continue reading

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March 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Around 1:40 a.m., Lawrence Police along with LDCFM responded on an injury accident at the intersection of W 4th Street and McDonald Drive. I was just beginning to monitor as incident command was being told that all of the area medical helicopters were unable to respond to ... Continue reading

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Sub-state Prep Appraisals — Free State High Boys vs. Leavenworth

A long, frustrating season came to a close for Free State High's boys basketball team Thursday night with [a 65-47 loss][1] at Leavenworth. Much like other parts of the 2011-12 campaign, the sub-state defeat had its ups and downs. Said senior guard Brett Frantz: "In the first ... Continue reading

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The Official Unofficial Andrew Breitbart/President Obama Conspiracy Cuisinart Mudpie Collection

As of this writing, neoconservative blogger/citizen journalist Andrew Breitbart has been dead less than 24 hours. Quite predictably, the interwebs are filling up with a plethora of crackpot conspiracy theories, centered around one even-more-predictable theme: "Obama did it." I'm only starting this page to serve as a ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft Stock Watch: March 2012

Welcome to March. I know around here that’s usually the time to talk about tournaments and winning streaks and match-ups and all that jazz. Don’t worry. We’ll have plenty of that in the coming days and weeks. But the beginning of March also marks time for us ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 3/1/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • **Self's relationship with Tyshawn Taylor has been good.** He can frustrate you, but Self is sure he frustrated his mother and ... Continue reading

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There’s This Little Best Picture Winner: What to See This Week In Lawrence

Well, the Oscars are over, and ["The Artist"][1] cleaned up, as expected. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor all went to the little silent-French-film-that-could, thanks at least in part to the persistence of Harvey Weinstein. Actually, I feel bad giving **"The Artist"** such a hard time. ... Continue reading

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A homemade version of Febreze

My latest obsession is Pinterest. It used to be, that when I couldn't sleep I would browse the Internet for recipes. Now I just head over to pinterest.com and browse this site for recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, DIY projects; really just about anything you can think of. ... Continue reading

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March 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence responded on one noise complaint and two disturbances this morning after 2 a.m.. Other than that it was pretty quiet. County Deputies and Baldwin City Police responded on an incident that sounded to be a possible non injury accident. A caller reported giving a ... Continue reading

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