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“Big Board” talk

Audio from Kansas coach [Mark Mangino's weekly press conference][1] has been posted. The biggest news from the day is the announcement that [Kendrick Harper and ...

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Repairs at 19th and Ohio to slow, divert traffic Wednesday, Thursday

Scheduled pavement-repair work will be expected to cause traffic detours and delays Wednesday and Thursday in the area of 19th and Ohio streets. Contractors are ...

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McCain-Obama wars : a new hope

Watching the debate last week was a unique experience. I have never watched one and did not know what to expect. I was surprised by ...

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Be a rebel: Read a banned book!

When I hear "Banned Books Week," all I can think of is ["Fahrenheit 451"][1], which actually has been a [challenged][2] piece of literature. Ironic, no?Anyway, ...

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AG offers identity theft repairs

The Kansas Attorney General's office has produced an identity theft repair kit.Released only a few days ago, the kit is a brochure that describes how ...

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31st Street: Play it straight or throw a curve?

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. That's why they build dragstrips the way they do. But when it comes to building ...

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Top 10 Paul Newman Movies

Much has been written about Paul Newman since his passing this past weekend. Many of the newspaper biographies I've read focused on his love of ...

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On Abortion

Firstly, In response to the commonly prescribed euphemisms representing the (falsely) dichotomous sides of the debate, I propose new dysphemisms: Pro-Choice > Pro-Fetal "Death" Pro-Life ...

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Weekly road work update

OK, daily commuters, out-of-town shoppers and geez-I'm-finally-getting-back-home-after-the-Chiefs-game drivers... It's time for an update on road work in the area. Here's the rundown of projects scheduled ...

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Feria Hispana - recycling?

photo says it all. People want to recycle. At yesterday's Feria Hispana people put their aluminum cans on top of the trash can so that ...

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OMG! BRB, GOT 2 TXT!

Today, [Nielsen Mobile][1] released a "media blast," as they like to call it, on cell phone usage and - surprise! - more people are texting ...

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Touchy-feely two-wheelin’

Regular readers of my blog (hi, mom!) know I'm in the middle of a five-blog series about the senses, specifically how commuting by bike is ...

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First Real Taste Of Fall

The rain showers that we picked up early on Monday morning have been the first true fall push that we have had this year. As ...

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So Much to See (9/28/2008)

Previous: SMTS 9/21/2008Next: SMTS 10/5/2008mom_of_three is the official winner. Ralph Gage first recognized that part of the picture was of the old Reuter's building on ...

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Big 12 Conference Week 5 awards

The Big 12's chances of having a representative in the BCS National Championship Game received a mammoth boost over the weekend, thanks to some surprising ...

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What would you name a Ben & Jerry’s human milk ice cream?

I like ice cream made from cows. At least what cows consume is controlled, and I don't think there are too many crack addicted cows ...

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When Iran has the bomb

I know some may be suspect of this claim, but what if they do get the bomb within two years?Who would you rather have as ...

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Lawrence Service

Customer service seems to be getting worse in Lawrence. It amazes me how something so simple and free to do is so overlooked. Almost every ...

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A Bit of Pork for the Middle Class

$700 billion for the government's proposed banking bailout? Not sure I'm comfortable with the idea just yet. After all, the 1989 bailout of the savings-and-loan ...

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Ivan Boyd prairie

stopped off Friday morning on my way to work and waded through the heavy dew to see what was blooming. The north side was heavily ...

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