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So Many Forecasts

I can't tell you how many times somebody has asked me "Why is your forecast different than that other guy's?" It is a fair question, ...

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Baldwin City woman injured in traffic accident in stable condition

Law enforcement reportCondition Reports ¢ The Baldwin City woman who was flown Tuesday to Kansas University Hospital after a traffic accident on North 150 Road ...

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Motorcyclists race, unaware, toward accident

Last night, two motorcycles were racing east down Clinton Parkway in the lane next to me. They were headed from Clinton Lake toward Iowa Street. ...

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The Question of Rankings

What's in a ranking?Playing off my [previous post][1] where I discussed the joys of numbers and what they can tell you, I'm going to swing ...

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Dole scholars gravitate to K-State

I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for numbers. Although I always struggled in math during my schooling days, statistics are always good for boiling down ...

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2007 Douglas County crime stats higher than state average

There was more crime in Douglas County last year, as compared to the state average.According to [recent statistics released by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation ...

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Sewer plant, rental registration expansion face questions

Oh, how quickly times change. It wasn't long ago that Lawrence leaders were [wondering whether they were going to have to buy Porta Potties by ...

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homeless

Did anyone out there know that the City has spent over $27,000 on just one of the many homeless this year alone, and it all ...

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Thanks, Lawrence

Thank you, Lawrence.Thank you for being blue in a sea of red. Thank you for being gay-friendly. Thank you for being different than everything I ...

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Perplexing Predicament of Genocide in Sudan

In an impressive move this past week, the International Criminal Court levelled charges against Sudan. This is emerging to be another test of the capability ...

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Public policy that is working.

Public policy is tricky. You need 51% of some legislative body and a signature to put anything into effect. In the process the policy is ...

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Top 10 Untimely Actor Deaths

With "The Dark Knight" coming out this weekend and all the hype surrounding somebody other than the guy playing the title character, it's not hard ...

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Confessions of an (expletive deleted)

_"You have GOT to be the dumbest (expletive deleted) (expletive deleted) on the planet. Stupid (expletive deleted)."_Those were the words that greeted me as I ...

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City alcohol advisory board member resigns in protest

The city's Special Alcohol Fund Advisory Board has never been as much fun as it sounds. But these days it is particularly less than jovial. ...

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Accident causes significant damage to two mobile homes

What a wake-up call.A Lawrence family was asleep inside their mobile home Saturday morning, when an empty car slammed into it. Another mobile home was ...

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Sebelius may be Obama’s “kindred soul”

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' low-key speaking style and "let's work together" approach to governing has been successful in Kansas and, although it's drawn some criticism from ...

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So Much to See (7/13/2008)

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Previous:SMTS 7/6/2008 Next:SMTS 7/20/2008 I already know what you're thinking.Another spire?Well, I guess I don't have an answer.OK. Well, hey. How about this? Maybe you're ...

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Weekend Details

A few showers came through Lawrence today. We had 0.03" of rain. There is another chance for rain, with a few thunderstorms that will be ...

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2 taken into custody following a brief downtown footchase

Law enforcement report ¢ Lawrence police arrested a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man after the two fled from an officer attempting to make a ...

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Narrow field still includes Sebelius

MSNBC's Chuck Todd says that if Obama picks a female running mate, it has to be Hillary Clinton, but the personal relationship that has developed ...

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