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Sunday recap: Where the NBA reminds us of KU’s 2008 championship

**Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) had a quiet Sunday statistically, but he helped the Heat contain the Chicago Bulls in a 97-93 victory. Chalmers played 31 minutes and had five points, one rebound, a steal, two assists and zero turnovers. He missed both of his attempted three-pointers and ... Continue reading

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Appetizer recipe for Super Bowl Sunday

This year we are headed to a friend's house for Super Bowl Sunday. My job is to bring the appetizer. A few months ago, I found a Greek spread recipe on Pillsbury.com for a Greek dip. I thought about bringing that, but then found a recipe on ... Continue reading

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January 29th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another busy morning in Lawrence. At 3:11 a.m., Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and Lawrence Police were called to investigate a reported structure fire in the 900 block of Tennessee Street. A caller reported smoke and flames in the top level of the structure. The first fire unit ... Continue reading

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Drew Gooden for three! plus Saturday recaps and overseas updates

**Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) was the star of the show for the Bucks again on Saturday night as he led the team in scoring (23 points [for the second night in a row][1]) and rebounds (eight) in a 100-89 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Gooden made ... Continue reading

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Thursday and Friday recap: Paul Pierce, Drew Gooden post big numbers

- The Boston Celtics were without their two starting guards again on Friday night, and **Paul Pierce** did a little bit of everything to power his team to a 94-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Pierce scored 28 points (10-23 FG, 4-7 3PFG, 4-4 FT, 17 points ... Continue reading

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January 28th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police kept pretty busy, these numbers are for between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. this morning. - 9 Disturbances - 3 Noise Complaints - 3 Burglaries - 3 Theft - 1 Trespass - 1 Criminal Damage Several of the disturbances were domestic in nature and one ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Firebird Winter Classic, Day 2

There's a pretty short overnight turn-around between Friday's Firebird Winter Classic semis and Saturday's medal games, so this version of "Prep Appraisals" is going to be extra quick-hitting. We'll start with [the Lawrence High girls' heartbreaking 53-50 overtime loss][1] to Blue Valley West. **1. Kionna Coleman, so.** ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Firebird Winter Classic, Day 1

Get ready for as much basketball as you can handle. We'll be double-dipping with "Prep Appraisals" each of the next three days. With the girls basketball teams from Free State High and Lawrence playing in the Firebird Winter Classic at FSHS, there's plenty of city hoops to ... Continue reading

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January 27th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident in the 600 block of Kentucky Street just before 2 a.m.. A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper made a DUI arrest around 2:30 a.m. this morning in the 600 block of N 2nd Street. Lawrence Police also responded on two ... Continue reading

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Red Tails

I knew it was only going to be a matter of time. Recently I have watched a string of movies at the theater which I deemed very entertaining. I knew though, there would be more films I was going to be disappointed in and unfortunately Red Tails ... Continue reading

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Wednesday recap: Kirk Hinrich, Xavier Henry return; Brandon Rush shoots lights-out

- Everyone’s favorite goggle-wearing, dime-dishing, three-swishing NBA player is back. **Kirk Hinrich** (Atlanta Hawks) made his debut on Wednesday after sitting out the first quarter of the season, recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Hinrich scored seven points on 3 of 4 shots (one three) with a steal ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 1/26/12

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. • **Jeff Withey has developed as much as anyone this year for KU.** He's developed into a presence defensively. He keys KU's success as much as anyone ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - The Mitt, Newt and Barry “Kabuki” Show!

Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines! IN POLITICS, WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING SUBSTANTIAL TO OFFER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ATTACK YOUR OPPONENTS! The Mitt, Newt and Barry "Kabuki" show! WASHINGTON (AP)(January 24, 2012) — Newt Gingrich called rival Mitt Romney a "terrible historian" but flubbed his own history ... Continue reading

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Life Saving KCPT 4-Part Series On Suicide Prevention and Bereavement begins tonight: Bipolar Disorder And Suicide Risk

I had word Wednesday morning that my cousin Teresa and her family were heartbroken. A close friend of her son and daughter had died by suicide. Unfortunately, it seems barely a month or two go by without having word of someone I know experiencing the same loss ... Continue reading

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January 26th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another pretty quite morning in Douglas County. Officers in Lawrence received information on a theft, one battery and a trespassing. Police also cited several parking violations and arrested a transient male for criminal damage and trespassing. Lawrence Police responded on an armed disturbance in the 1400 block ... Continue reading

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Are there problems at Haskell Indian Nations University’s housing department?

We have decided to start with housing since many of our readers seem to have a great concern about housing at Haskell. Apparently over the years little has changed with Haskell’s housing? Haskell's housing has had the same department heads for years. Maybe it’s time for a ... Continue reading

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Realignment heats up once again, as Big 12 expansion committee schedules teleconference to talk Louisville and BYU

**1:21 p.m. Update:** Talked to a couple of Big 12 administrators in the past couple of hours and found out a few things to follow up on all of this supposed hot talk regarding realignment. For starters, today's teleconference is nothing out of the ordinary. It's been ... Continue reading

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January 25th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Things were a little bit quieter in Douglas County this morning. Just after 12:45 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to the area of 23rd Street and Harper after a nearby resident reported a "crashing" sound and then spotted a male inside the liquor store. The witness reported ... Continue reading

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Underwhelming Tuesday performances, looking ahead to Xavier Henry’s debut, plus fun with numbers

- **Mario Chalmers** (Miami Heat) scored just nine points on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, bringing an end to a seven-game stretch of double-figure scoring. Chalmers played just 24 minutes (including the final five minutes) as the Heat beat the Cavs, 92-85. He shot the ball just ... Continue reading

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Testing Bill Self’s theory: How was KU’s late-clock defense against Texas A&M?

Kansas coach Bill Self had some interesting comments about his team's defense following the Jayhawks' 64-54 victory over Texas A&M on Monday. The coach was most upset with his team's late-clock defense against the Aggies. Here's his quote: *"I think if you were to go back and ... Continue reading

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