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When parents discover Facebook

This video of a dad publicly shaming his daughter is making the rounds. After she unleashed a litany of complaints about her life - mainly about her chores - mixed in a with a few choice four-letter words, her dad took to YouTube to rebut her claims. ... Continue reading

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Report: West Virginia, Big East reach settlement, clear the way for WVU to join Big 12 in 2012

According to a report from the Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia University and the Big East Conference have reached a settlement in their ongoing dispute over the Mountaineers' desire to leave the Big East and join the Big 12 Conference. If you've been following along at all, ... Continue reading

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Come in from the cold: Visit the Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair this weekend

For the third time in as many years, gardeners novice and mature and in between can pick up, exchange and discuss seeds at the [Kaw Valley Seeds Project Fair][1]. The fair, which was visited by more than 1,200 folks last year, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 ... Continue reading

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February 10th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After 2 a.m., Police in Lawrence conducted five vehicle stops. At least one resulted in a DUI arrest. Officers also responded on a Domestic Disturbance on Missouri Street where one person was arrested for Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct. No serious injuries were reported. A few minutes after ... Continue reading

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Is that a woolly mammoth caught on video?

A government worker in Siberia claims he filmed a woolly mammoth crossing a river last summer. Woolly mammoths have been extinct for about 10,000 years. The video is as grainy as those that purport to show Bigfoot. But, hey, it's the Internet. Let's let our imaginations run ... Continue reading

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Anne Heche, Clancy Brown (aka the guard from from ‘Shawshank Redemption’) join cast of Slash’s Stull horror film

As former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash prepares to begin filming his [new horror film][1] about the cemetery in Stull, a few well-known names (and faces) are jumping on board. The Hollywood Reporter [writes][2] that Anne Heche and Clancy Brown, a prolific character actor who played the ... Continue reading

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Wednesday recap: Drew Gooden double-doubles; Markieff Morris to play at All-Star Weekend

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) filled up another stat line on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. Gooden had 20 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes. He made 7 of 15 shots, 6 of 8 free throws and had six ... Continue reading

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Bummer: Eudora’s Jason “Wolf” Hamlin out in first day of “American Idol” Hollywood Week

Well, that was quick. Eudora's [Jason "Wolf" Hamlin][1], who so [impressed the judges and won so many fans with his San Diego audition][2], barely made it to Hollywood before he was sent packing Wednesday night with half the other contestants during the first phase of the "American ... Continue reading

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Make Valentine’s Day extra grand by helping out two local organizations

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2008/feb/14/140891/ Remember the days when the student council raised money with your heart's fickle desires — delivering Valentine's Day roses for a $1 a pop to the boy or girl of your teenage dream(s)? Wasn't that grand? (And embarrassing, and awesome, and insulting and totally romantic?) These ... Continue reading

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February 9th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

At 2:40 a.m., LDCFM and police were called to the 1700 block of W 24th Street to investigate a report of a sparking electrical outlet with an electrical odor. Fire crews arrived on scene about four minutes later and reported that there was nothing showing from the ... Continue reading

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Topeka mayor proposes hoodies and hats ordinance to reduce crime

If you like wearing hoodies and hats and you like to shop in Topeka, you just might be out of luck if Mayor Bill Bunten has his way. According to the [AP][1]: > Mayor Bill Bunten says he’s suggesting > that the city allow a retail store ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Magazine spring 2012 edition has begun

Here's a photo grab of a cover variation that almost made the cut . But you can see the final cover and the entire issue now. Lawrence Magazine's spring 2012 edition is currently being distributed throughout the city. Limited complimentary copies are available at our front office ... Continue reading

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What is the Matter with Kansas – no Kansas Liberals- Round 2?

This is the second in a series of blogs addressing the sharing of the burden of supporting the “poor”. In this posting I will opine about taxes. I call your attention to the earlier blog for my ground rules. Now it is true that under this administration ... Continue reading

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Saying nice things about Baylor coach Scott Drew; plus, predictions for KU-Baylor

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Baylor on Wednesday night in Waco, Texas. Tom, say something nice about Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew. http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2009/feb/02/163524/ **Tom Keegan:** He inherited a program that had to start from scratch in the wake ... Continue reading

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Tuesday recap: Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird in Boston Celtics’ record books

- **Paul Pierce** (Boston Celtics) only hit a third of his 18 shots on Tuesday night, but it was enough to put him past Celtics legend Larry Bird as the franchise’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer. Pierce, who drained a three-pointer in the third quarter to push ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Free State Splits at Leavenworth

Down a starter, Free State High's girls still picked up [a 55-48 road win][1] at Leavenworth Tuesday night. Abbey Casady wasn't with the Firebirds but other players had big nights in her absence. Let's check out the "Prep Appraisals." **1. Kennedy Kirkpatrick, jr.** — She lead Free ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Pop! Goes the People!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Creeple, keeple, Meekle, People, People, People, People, People, People, sheeple, sneakle, tickle. Pop! Goes the People! By L. Don Oliver All around the Tax Tree, Politicians propagandize the ______; Politicians ... Continue reading

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Don’t forget: Wolf Hamlin’s “Hollywood Week” starts tonight on “American Idol”

The time is here to be on the hunt for a wolf — Jason "Wolf" Hamlin, that is. The Eudora native made a splash a few weeks ago on the famous musical reality show "American Idol," wowing the judges and making it to the next round. That ... Continue reading

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February 8th Early Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Just before midnight, LDCFM and LPD were called to investigate a reported structure fire in the 1700 block of W 24th Street. Callers reported smoke with an unknown source. Fire crews arrived and reported nothing was visible from the exterior of the three story structure. Crews remained ... Continue reading

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Remembering the Dickensian aspect of the “The Wire” on Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday

It’s Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, and scholars and fans are remembering the author for his important contributions to the literary world. Pop culture owes much to Dickens, whose complex characters and examinations of the underbelly of society have influenced everything from “Lost” to the Muppets. Fans of ... Continue reading

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