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The weekend’s most popular stories and photos of the World Beard and Moustache Championships

The bad news is it's Monday, but the good news is that the sun is back! I hope you all had a nice weekend, despite the Halloween-esque weather. Let's get to it with the most-viewed stories from Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 and the most-commented ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Old Right vs New Right”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is he difference between the "Old Right" and the "New Right"? Politically Correct Resolution: The Old Right: The Old Right was a conservative faction in the United States that opposed both New Deal domestic programs and U.S. entry into World War ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Southwestern Couscous Salad

OK, so it’s not corn season yet. But it’s SOOOO hard to wait for that unofficial sweet corn season starter date, July 4. That said, this week’s Meatless Monday uses just a little bit of corn, something you can either get from the freezer section or from ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/16/2011

Last week’s road trip for the Kansas City Royals wasn’t exactly perfect, however it was significantly better than their last foray in the field. They started off nicely by taking a series in the Bronx, which they haven’t done since 1999. However they faltered once they took ... Continue reading

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Bye bye blemishes

For as long as I can remember, I had this ugly growth on my left-rear hip. It wasn’t particularly large — bigger than a mole, smaller than an arm or leg — or grotesquely colored or anything, but it just didn’t belong. I generally don’t go around ... Continue reading

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Monday, May 16

A very quiet overnight in Lawrence this morning. The overnight hours consisted of the usual calls that Police are called to every morning. Noise complaints, traffic stops. Police also responded on a non injury accident in the 2500 block of West 6th Street. Other then that it ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/15/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/8/2011 Next: IPS 5/22/2011 riverdrifter identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the complete photo and answer. Didn't think I was going to post a picture tonight, but I found a photo from last winter and have been able to ... Continue reading

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Will anyone challenge KU hoops for Big 12 title in 2011-12?

It doesn't require much of a memory to recall the last seven regular season Big 12 men's basketball champions. Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas. (Note: Three of those years, KU shared the regular-season title with Oklahoma [2005] and Texas [2006, 2008], but you get the ... Continue reading

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Buried In Coupons

Quite often I have people quietly confess to me that they are "way behind" on their coupons. I feel so bad when I hear this because they seem to think they have failed somehow...or even worse, that they are the only ones who experience this!! When I ... Continue reading

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What it means to be an American

Recent events have, temporarily at least, rekindled a sense of patriotism that has not been seen in this country for a long time. America was once a great country that did great things. Of course our country and we, its citizens, did plenty of not so great ... Continue reading

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Power outage in part of Lawrence this morning.

As of 6 a.m. Lawrence Fire Department's Station 1 at 746 Kentucky Street reported a power outage at their station. Westar has been contacted and states that they are aware of a "large outage in the area". The sudden loss of power resulted in two alarms sounding ... Continue reading

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Garage sale season has arrived

My husband and I have been doing some work around the house. As we move from room to room, we’ve been going through our stuff trying to declutter. This process has led us to the decision to have a garage sale. I will admit I really don’t ... Continue reading

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Sporting KC can’t stop skid against division leader Los Angeles

**Full time update** I know the game hasn't officially ended, but technically it's over. And just as I type that David Beckham launches in a free kick. The score is now 4-1 in favor of the Galaxy. The truth is that all five goals in this game ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Metapuzzle

This cryptogram is a puzzle for you. The answer is yet another puzzle. Actually, a metapuzzle is not a puzzle in a puzzle. I just thought it sounded sophisticated and gave this post an air of credibility. It is about the style? Right? Not the substance? Continue reading

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Saturday, May 14

Lawrence Police responded to the 1900 block of W 26th Street last night. Just after 11 p.m. Police received several calls reporting the sound of gunshots in the area. It was unclear if any suspects were apprehended, police did write a report on the incident. LPD performed ... Continue reading

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Smartphones, tablets change how we use social

What did you do this morning after your alarm went off - other than hit the snooze button? If you've got a smartphone, a new study says, there's about a one-in-three chance that you switched on your phone and loaded up an app. And if you're in ... Continue reading

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World Company, community partners earn grant to develop regional news network

An innovative partnership between The World Company and four independent, online local news providers has been awarded a grant by [J-Lab at American University][1] in Washington, D.C. [PVPost.com][4], [EudoraReporter.com][3], [GardnerEdge.com][6] and [KansasCityKansan.com][5] have all agreed to participate in a cooperative with The World Company that allows each ... Continue reading

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LJWorld.com’s most-viewed stories for Thursday, May 12 and saying goodbye to Brenna

Happy rainy, cloudy Friday! I'd like to thank everyone for the feedback and constructive discussion on [Thursday's post][1]. Based on today's numbers, state government is what's on your mind. Here are the most-clicked on stories and most-commented items on LJWorld.com from Thursday, May 12, 2011. **Most-viewed stories ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Gift of Life”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Blow, low, me, might, night, see, thin, within. Gift of Life! By L. Don Oliver The storm clouds were building, The heart was sinking ___; The rain came pouring down, ... Continue reading

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John McCain displays some honor

After a week of former bush administration co-conspirators efforts to justify torture by this good country and claim some of President Obama's glory for killing OBL, Senator John McCain has had the decency to set the record straight. Despite the best efforts of the above-referenced right wing ... Continue reading

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