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September 4th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police and Fire/Medical got an early start last night. Just after the football game wrapped up, Fire crews were called to the 2100 block of W 26th Street on reports of a structure fire. The caller advised there was smoke coming from a neighboring apartment. LPD ... Continue reading

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Academics, Know thy Limits

In the LJW today appears a column by Leonard Krishtalka entitled “Let U.S. Students Tackle All the Tough Issues “. In that column the author address many of the scientific issue of modern society. Doctor K graduated with a Ph.D. in Vertebrate Paleontology in 1975. Vertebrate Paleontology ... Continue reading

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September 3rd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Starting just after 10 p.m. and lasting until a few minutes after 1 a.m. Police received information on about 20 alcohol violations while conducting bar checks throughout Lawrence. Police responded on four vehicle accidents overnight. One required a response from Medics. There was one minor injury involved ... Continue reading

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Astronomy: Star Birth Videos

Over a period of more than 10 years, the HST (Hubble Space telescope) recorded images of young young stars and the changes in jets of gas. These videos are time lapse images taken yearly from 1994 to 2007 IMHO, pretty darn cool. - List item Continue reading

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10 things you might not have thought about regarding KU’s season opener vs. McNeese State

With the opening of the 2011 Kansas University football season just a day away, it’s time to toss out all of the things I heard and saw this week that didn’t make it into any of my articles, be it because of a lack of space or ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “That Day! (911)”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bane, gain, go, know, pain, thought, vain, wrought. That Day (911) By L. Don Oliver Worldly hope lost, Tragic misery ____; Winds of evil, Exacting the ____; Why it happened, ... Continue reading

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September 2nd Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Police in Lawrence conducted large number of vehicle stops overnight. Everything from suspicious vehicles, a few wrong way on a one way, intoxicated/reckless complaints and other traffic violations. Lawrence Police also received information on an alcohol violation early in the night in the Riverfront Plaza area. The ... Continue reading

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Week 1 Big 12 picks: At last, games take focus away from talk of scandal, realignment

It's nice to finally focus on the action again. In the midst of an ugly offseason, the most prominent college football headlines essentially had nothing to do with the games. Miami (Fla.) was investigated for rules violations centering around improper benefits given by booster Nevin Shapiro in ... Continue reading

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Which true freshmen will have biggest impact for KU against McNeese State? Plus, predictions …

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on McNeese State on Saturday in the season-opener at Memorial Stadium. Tom, which true freshmen do you think will have the biggest impact for the Jayhawks in Game One? **Tom Keegan:** I'm going to ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Winston Churchill

Another quote that might say volumes about our current leaders. Continue reading

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With A&M leaving, is the Big 12 on the road to recovery or oblivion?

It's a question that's as hot as any right now, and one that brings about many different answers from many different people in all walks of life. Fans are fearful and joyful at the same time. Coaches are relieved or indifferent. And administrators across the country are ... Continue reading

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September 1st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 10:38 p.m. last night Lecompton Fire along with LDCFM and KTA Troopers were called to WB I-70 at mile marker 199.7 on reports of a single vehicle accident. Troopers arrived and found a vehicle had traveled through a bridge guardrail and there were five people with ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 8/31/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 8/24/2011 Next: IPS 9/7/2011 FanceeNancee identified the subject this week. See the bottom of this post for the answer and full photo. Is this the hardest first image I've ever done? I hope so... You might remember my writing how I would be focusing on ... Continue reading

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It’s the future - but where’s social media?

Since the future's on everyone's mind right now - by which we really mean the long Labor Day weekend - we thought it'd be a good time to look back at these feel-good AT&T ads from 1993, which depict The Future in some ways that look, from ... Continue reading

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Aggies officially out; A&M will leave the Big 12 in 2012

What many had assumed was just a formality for weeks became official Wednesday morning when Texas A&M officials officially announced that the school would be leaving the Big 12 to seek membership in another conference. That conference, as we all know by now, is the SEC, which ... Continue reading

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A fan first (in New Mexico), KU walk-on Shane Smith expected to play in first collegiate game Saturday

Shane Smith couldn’t keep his eyes open. It was April 1, 1991. Shane — currently a sophomore Kansas University defensive lineman — was watching the men’s basketball national championship game between Kansas and Duke with his father, Terry, at their home in New Mexico. There are times ... Continue reading

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August 31st Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just after 10 p.m. in Lawrence, LPD was called to the 300 block of Missouri Street to investigate a narcotics complaint. About 20 minutes later there was another narcotics investigation in the 500 block of Congressional Drive. Case numbers were pulled for both, beyond that there was ... Continue reading

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It’s game week: Top question facing each Big 12 football squad

This time of year — more specifically this week — holds a certain amount of special sports significance across the country. Perhaps you'll feel an added jolt of enthusiasm this week as you go about your daily routine. College football is upon us. The seven-month drought is ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 08/30/11

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill's reasons ... Continue reading

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Bye-bye bounty: CSA week 18 — Soy un Pepper

When I was in high school, I picked up a vintage Dr. Pepper shirt from some random place (Friend’s closet? Garage sale? The drama department at school?) that said “Soy un Pepper” on it. I was taking high school Spanish and thought it was funny, so I ... Continue reading

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