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A few things to watch for in Saturday’s game; plus, predictions for KU-Texas Tech

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas Tech on Saturday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what are you going to focus on to make this game interesting? **Tom Keegan:** I’m going to keep track of the longest scoring droughts ... Continue reading

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The Artist, Shame, Ghost Rider 2, and Counter-Oscar Programming

Well, it's that time of year again. The Oscars are right around the corner and the movie industry is in full-swing Academy Awards promotional mode. The frontrunner for Best Picture is here in Lawrence now, at [Liberty Hall][1]. **"The Artist"** is a black-and-white silent film. But don't ... Continue reading

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February 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap

Just after 2 a.m., Lawrence police responded on a non injury accident in the 500 block of N 2nd Street. Officers responded on four noise complaints, one trespassing complaint, and conducted three vehicle stops. Police investigated another non injury in the 2200 block of Ohio Street at ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 2/16/12

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. • **The ideal amount of minutes for Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson would be 32-33 minutes.** Self gave the guys the last ... Continue reading

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Mormons and Jews

OK, I need some help to understand something I heard on the radio. I listened to a piece about the Mormon Church doing some kind of symbolic baptism of Jewish people that died during World War II at the hands of the Nazis. Apparently from what I ... Continue reading

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February 16th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police had a fairly calm morning on their hands. Officers handled four noise complaints, two of which were at the same address. Police also assisted with a subject refusing to leave a business in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street. LDCFM and LPD handled two medical ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers makes All-Star Three-Point Contest; Brandon Rush snubbed

The NBA announced Wednesday that one more Jayhawk will join **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) and **Markieff Morris** (Phoenix Suns) in Orlando for 2012 All-Star Weekend festivities. It could have been *two* more. **Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) was selected as one of the six players in [the All-Star ... Continue reading

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The End of The Middle Class as We Know It

Well Mr. Obama has delivered his version of the proposed 2013 budget. For all of you – it cuts defense – not as much to the corporations as to the war fighters. It also expands money for social services and yields a bottom line that is over ... Continue reading

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Boulevard offering refunds on some Chocolate Ale batches after ‘unwanted flavor’ detected

[If you were one of the lucky ones][1] who scored some Boulevard Chocolate Ale earlier this month, the Kansas City brewery wants you to know that some batches may have “an unwanted flavor.” “We do routine quality checks on all of our beers and we recently found ... Continue reading

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Monday/Tuesday recap: Josh Selby goes for 26 in D-League debut; Markieff Morris shines in Suns loss

It’s likely been a frustrating few weeks for the Memphis Grizzlies’ **Josh Selby**. The wunderkind from KU, who fell deep in the second round on draft day, had also recently fallen out of the Grizzlies’ rotation. Selby averaged 2.9 points and 1.4 assists in 10.3 minutes in ... Continue reading

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February 15th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence were kept pretty busy this morning with numerous disturbance calls. Officers responded on at least five, between midnight and 6 a.m.. None of these were said to have involved any serious injuries. One of these disturbances occurred in the Emergency Room at LMH. Just ... Continue reading

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Dang, that woolly mammoth video was a hoax

Last week we [wondered][1] if some lucky Siberian had actually caught a woolly mammoth on video. Well, wonder no more. It there are no lucky Siberians here. > Some suspected the video is an > outright hoax — a computer-generated > mammoth digitally inserted into a real ... Continue reading

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Big 12 releases football schedules for 2012; KU home for 4 and away for 5

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2006/nov/18/111370/ With West Virginia's divorce from the Big East becoming official this morning, the Big 12 Conference was free to release its much anticipated football schedules for the 2012 college football season. The Kansas University program will open and close 2012 with the two Big 12 newcomers, ... Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day dinner with sugar and spice and everything nice

Happy Valentine's Day! If you're like me, your Valentine's will be a day full of chocolate. Honestly, I eat healthy probably 90 percent of the time, but I've got a special place in my heart for chocolate. The darker, the better these days. And there's no better ... Continue reading

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February 14th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A little bit quieter this morning without falling snow causing accidents. Police in Lawrence responded on two noise complaints, a non injury accident and conducted two vehicle stops. At 2 a.m., Officers were called to the 1300 block of Tennessee Street on a Battery. Little information was ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Liberal Kansans?

The book “What is the Matter with Kansas” can be summarized as noting that Kansans overlook their economic interests in pursuing “false” social issues. Well I play that right back to the Lawrence liberal scene. Is it in your economic interest to vote for people who keep ... Continue reading

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Red velvet trifle for Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I thought I'd make a special dessert for my family. I've already got tomorrow's dinner prepared -- lasagna. I'll also make my take on a Caprese salad, and of course, garlic bread. So for dessert, I'm planning to make a red velvet ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Jambalasta

Does the snow have you out of sorts? Make you want to hide in bed, only to come out for some warm nourishment — oatmeal, soup, tea? This dinner is absolutely perfect for this particular Meatless Monday, provided you actually will yourself to the store if you ... Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day cad

Don’t think me a hater, but … I abhor Valentine’s Day. Abohrers gonna abhor. It’s not a reflection on my sweetie, mind you. I so do not abhor her (abher?). In fact, I’m rather fond of her. My loathing is directed instead at the holiday itself, a ... Continue reading

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February 13th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

With the snow falling, accidents started early this morning. The first was just after 2:15 a.m., in the 1700 block of Louisiana Street. Deputies responded on another non-injury accident which reportedly involved a vehicle on its side off of the roadway on Highway 24 northwest of Midland ... Continue reading

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