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The Royals promote Mike Moustakas

The Kansas City Royals promoted highly-touted third base prospect Mike Moustakas. In Triple-A, Moustakas wa hitting .287/.347/.498 with 10 home runs and 15 doubles. To make room for him on the roster, they optioned infielder Mike Aviles to Omaha. I predicted that the Royals would promote Moustakas ... Continue reading

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Was pinch hitting for Alcides Escobar the right call?

In the last inning of last night’s Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays game, the Royals were down by two runs with the bottom of their order due to bat. Every team’s last three batters are the most woeful on the team, but the Royals last ... Continue reading

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History question: Screwdriver

OK. Here's another idea. On occasion, I'll post questions in various subject areas--this week it's history--to test your knowledge. Of course you can just look it up. That is, of course, what I do when I don't know the answer. Hopefully commenters will avoid posting the answer ... Continue reading

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June 9th Overnight Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

A pretty routine overnight for Lawrence Police. A DUI arrest was made just before 3 a.m. The male driver was stopped for after being spotted driving erratically. He was subsequently tested and determined to be intoxicated. About 3:20 a.m. Lawrence Police received multiple reports on 911 from ... Continue reading

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Talking with the Don: MLS commissioner talks soccer ahead of Sporting KC home opener

Kansas City's professional soccer team finally has a place to call home this season after playing 10 games on the road during the past two and a half months. The team's homecoming is much anticipated, as it also marks the grand opening of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, a ... Continue reading

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Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member removed from Dine College Board of Regents.

Fannie L. Atcitty Haskell Indian Nations University Board member has been removed from the Dine ( Navajo ) College Board of Regents. Could it be that Fannie L. Acitty was removed from her own tribal ( Navajo Nation ) college board for conduct ( which ranged from ... Continue reading

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Morris twins to play together in Charlotte? So you’re saying there’s a chance…

For the past several weeks, I’ve occasionally sat around and tried to dream up a way for Kansas University standouts Marcus and Markieff Morris to remain on the same team in their basketball futures. It’s been tough. I’ve kicked around a couple of different scenarios. Some were ... Continue reading

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June 8 overnight activity and traffic info

Lawrence Police responded on a non injury accident at 10:10 p.m. last night in the 3000 block of Iowa. Sounded like one driver was cited as a result of the accident. Police stopped and subsequently arrested a driver for DUI in the 900 block of Connecticut just ... Continue reading

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Next Best Thing to Being There

Well, maybe not but it is, unfortunately, the best we're likely to get. The Space Station has been in orbit for over 10 years, but until now, there was never an opportunity to take a photo of the Space Station while the Space Shuttle was docked. Click ... Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bounty: CSA week 7 - Samosas: Go big or go home

Okay, so I’ll admit it, I usually don’t do the cooking. Gasp! Yes, I’m a food writer, but I’m much more of a baker or a salad maker than a true “cook.” Rather, the cook’s apron in our household definitely goes to my husband, Justin. He loves ... Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 7

Not an overly busy night for Police in Lawrence last night but it was more active then most Tuesday mornings. Not many details were given over the radios but, Lawrence received information regarding two separate sex crimes. Both were at different addresses and were dispatched about ten ... Continue reading

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Why Rick Santorum Will Never Be President, A Step-by-Step Guide

Former Republican Senator (Pa.) Rick Santorum announced today that he will run for President. He has absolutely no chance whatsoever of winning the GOP bid. Why? Step 1: Google "rick santorum." Step 2: Follow the second link (disclaimer: mildly NSFW/gross). Step 3: Ta-da! ---------------------------- UPDATE: When googling ... Continue reading

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The weekend’s top stories and the LJWorld.com 100-Degree Day Contest

Happy Monday! It's that disgustingly hot time of year in Kansas, and instead of complaining about it we're going to hold a contest. The **100-Degree Day Contest** sponsored by [Ron King Agency][1] launches **TODAY!** If you correctly guess the date and time that Lawrence officially hits 100 ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Fabian Socialism”

Swampyville's Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is a Fabian Socialist? Politically Correct Resolution: A Fabian Socialist is one who deceptively advocates a Marxist society; who seeks to achieve reform gradually, rather than through revolutionary means, by using the capitalistic system to fulfill their ideology of "Greedism"! ... Continue reading

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Monday, June 6

A pretty normal Sunday night in Douglas County overnight. Nothing out of the ordinary to report after 10 p.m. Mostly routine, every night calls of noise complaints, disturbances, car stops and a few alarms mixed in. Just as I was starting to listen last night, about 9:55 ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 6/6/2011

On the bright side, the Kansas City Royals won twice as many games last week as they did in the week prior. On the not-so-bright side, that means they only won two games in the last seven days. The one thing this team had been doing well ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Blueberry, Cranberry and Orange Salad

If you haven’t had a blueberry yet this season, you’re definitely missing out. They’re just starting to get perfectly plump and as a bonus, their prices have started to come down a bit as they come into season. That means more blueberry bang for your buck. And, ... Continue reading

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Summer food

The Great Stuke Move is underway, which means we are living in utter chaos. We packed up our kitchen rather early because I had a free evening and I had help and I took advantage of it. But that means that cooking has gotten to be more ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 6/5/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/30/2011 Next: IPS 6/19/2011 hujiko returns to erase the fiendish smile from my face. See the bottom of this post for the complete picture and answer. The first image this week seems pretty darn big to me. Don't see why anyone would have trouble identifying ... Continue reading

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Something to think about…

Sometimes it's really easy to become polarized by an issue. The issue of the SLT has been something that draws emotional responses from the Lawrence community. Regardless of one's stance on the issue, so easily do basic values, such as respect, seemingly escape the public mentality. Although ... Continue reading

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