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Tips for Your Stock Pile and a Few Grocery Deals

One of the concepts that I repeat time and again is that of creating a grocery stock pile. As I've said before, a stock pile does not need to be a thing of epic proportions, just a few extra of the things you use the most. Having ... Continue reading

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February 12th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A fairly normal Sunday morning in Douglas County. Police conducted a few vehicle stops, and responded on a couple burglary alarms. Police in Lawrence responded on six disturbances. A total of three arrests were made related to disturbances. Two of the arrests are reportedly for Aggravated Assault, ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Kansas – No Kansas Liberals - Round 4?

I lied – oops will that get me “disappeared”? I found when I started to write the last part of my puzzle that it would be too long. So I will insert round 4. The focus of this blog is to summarize many of the blogs that ... Continue reading

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Thursday/Friday recap: Paul Pierce an All-Star again; checking in on other KU pros

- A night after falling in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers, **Paul Pierce** and the Boston Celtics didn’t fare much better in an 86-74 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Pierce, a newly named Eastern Conference All-Star (see below), scored just 12 points in 35 minutes on ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Firebirds Swept at Olathe South

If the Sunflower League had a television network, Friday night's girls basketball game between Free State and Olathe South would be an instant classic. Free State nearly made program history, but the Firebirds' winless streak against O-South continued when [Megan Balcom hit a three at the buzzer ... Continue reading

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February 11th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After 2 a.m., Lawrence Police responded on a total of eight disturbances, one of which was reported to have involved a weapon. A couple minor injuries were reported throughout the morning. A person was arrested related to one of the incidents for damaging some property. Police were ... Continue reading

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Le’Bryan Nash, goofy cowboy hats and possible reasons for Oklahoma State’s inconsistency

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Oklahoma State's Le'Bryan Nash, the 6-foot-7 freshman forward from Dallas, dropped 27 points in a seven-point victory against Missouri. Kansas was in on him until ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Kansas – no Kansas Liberals- Round 3?

Time to look at regulatory impacts on families with incomes in the upper half of the middle class. We are all aware (or should be) that the EPA is releasing new carbon (and other pollutants) generation regulation. The EPA estimates that the costs of those will be ... Continue reading

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The Jayhawks’ Down Year

I have always admired Bill Self and I consider him a great college basketball coach. We all know he is a terrific recruiter and one of the best coaches roaming the sidelines. Coach Self though, did suffer through one of his worst recruiting seasons of his career ... Continue reading

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Pachamama’s pastry chef nominated in “Food and Wine Magazine” contest

Think Molten Brown Sugar Cake with Cranberries and Pecans sounds tasty? How about Fresh Ginger Cake or Caramelized Mango Rum Pie? Major YUM, right? Those desserts are all currently on the menu at Pachamama's, 800 N.H. And they're also Juan Carlos "Jay" Tovar-Ballagh's ticket to a bit ... Continue reading

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Underworld: Awakening

Sometimes there are movies out there we just like for no apparent reason. They aren’t award winners or technically great but we just like them anyway. I have always loved the Underworld series, even the one that didn’t star Kate Beckinsale. I’m a sucker for vampire lore ... Continue reading

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When parents discover Facebook

This video of a dad publicly shaming his daughter is making the rounds. After she unleashed a litany of complaints about her life - mainly about her chores - mixed in a with a few choice four-letter words, her dad took to YouTube to rebut her claims. ... Continue reading

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Report: West Virginia, Big East reach settlement, clear the way for WVU to join Big 12 in 2012

According to a report from the Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia University and the Big East Conference have reached a settlement in their ongoing dispute over the Mountaineers' desire to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 Conference. If you've been following along at all, ... Continue reading

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Come in from the cold: Visit the Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair this weekend

For the third time in as many years, gardeners novice and mature and in between can pick up, exchange and discuss seeds at the [Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair][1]. The fair, which was visited by more than 1,200 folks last year, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 ... Continue reading

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February 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After 2 a.m., Police in Lawrence conducted five vehicle stops. At least one resulted in a DUI arrest. Officers also responded on a Domestic Disturbance on Missouri Street where one person was arrested for Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct. No serious injuries were reported. A few minutes after ... Continue reading

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Is that a woolly mammoth caught on video?

A government worker in Siberia claims he filmed a woolly mammoth crossing a river last summer. Woolly mammoths have been extinct for about 10,000 years. The video is as grainy as those that purport to show Bigfoot. But, hey, it's the Internet. Let's let our imaginations run ... Continue reading

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Anne Heche, Clancy Brown (aka the guard from from ‘Shawshank Redemption’) join cast of Slash’s Stull horror film

As former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash prepares to begin filming his [new horror film][1] about the cemetery in Stull, a few well-known names (and faces) are jumping on board. The Hollywood Reporter [writes][2] that Anne Heche and Clancy Brown, a prolific character actor who played the ... Continue reading

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Wednesday recap: Drew Gooden double-doubles; Markieff Morris to play at All-Star Weekend

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) filled up another stat line on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. Gooden had 20 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes. He made 7 of 15 shots, 6 of 8 free throws and had six ... Continue reading

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Bummer: Eudora’s Jason “Wolf” Hamlin out in first day of “American Idol” Hollywood Week

Well, that was quick. Eudora's [Jason "Wolf" Hamlin][1], who so [impressed the judges and won so many fans with his San Diego audition][2], barely made it to Hollywood before he was sent packing Wednesday night with half the other contestants during the first phase of the "American ... Continue reading

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Make Valentine’s Day extra grand by helping out two local organizations

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2008/feb/14/140891/ Remember the days when the student council raised money with your heart's fickle desires — delivering Valentine's Day roses for a $1 a pop to the boy or girl of your teenage dream(s)? Wasn't that grand? (And embarrassing, and awesome, and insulting and totally romantic?) These ... Continue reading

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