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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/23/2011

So far this season, Kauffman Stadium has kind to the Kansas City Royals.However, this week, their fortunes changed. A likely combination of increased competition and regression to the mean handed the Royals a 2-5 home-stand last week. To make up for injuries and to improve the roster ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Moderatism”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is the definition of "Moderatism"? Politically Correct Resolution: A moderate is an individual who is neither extreme, partisan or radical. Moderate political realism holds that it is fundamentally the nature of man that pushes states and individuals to act in a ... Continue reading

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Cryptogram: Beating a Dead Horse

A somewhat macabre expression (and title) I know. Some of us have have difficulty letting go of some things. This cryptogram inspired by an article in the print edition of the LJW Continue reading

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Monday, May 23

In case you have not already heard, latest numbers out of Joplin, Missouri. 89 confirmed deaths as of 5:30 a.m. 25-30% of city received damage, according to Jasper County officials. For those that are interested, there is an Online Scanner Feed from Jasper County. Please note the ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/22/2011 (Solved)

Previous: IPS 5/15/2011 Next: IPS 5/30/2011 jehovah_bob identified the subject this week. See the end of this post for the subject identified Today was a beautiful day. One thing I continue to notice is how few people spend time outside. On days like today, that is such ... Continue reading

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Cheap vs Frugal

One bad habit I've developed over the last few years is putting off buying something that I know I "need" or really would like to have because it is "too expensive". I might pass this item in the store...I might even head to the store to buy ... Continue reading

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Stormy Saturday Night

As we are all well aware a series of severe thunderstorms moved across our area starting about 6 p.m. The first watches were issued for Douglas County starting about an hour before storms began to affect the area. [LJWorld Story about the evening storms][1]. Most of the ... Continue reading

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Not again: Sporting KC drop points in final minutes

This will be quick and I'll do my best to go into more detail later Sunday. Sporting KC was beat on a corner kick in the second minute of second half stoppage time against the Seattle Sounders Saturday to lose once again. The storyline is all too ... Continue reading

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Come on Lawrence, let’s Take Charge!

Who doesn’t like to save money, right? Normally at Shop Talk we are talking savings when it comes to shopping. Today I’m going to tell you about a program you can get involved in right here in our community. It is called the Take Charge Challenge, a ... Continue reading

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Wild Saturday morning in Lawrence

A very active and busy night overnight in Lawrence. It started about 11 p.m. with a report of a missing 10-year-old child. The boy was believed to have been in the area of Clinton Park, at 5th and Maine. Police searched for just under an hour until ... Continue reading

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The End Is Nigh. Again! (Last Day!)

************************************** 2800 BC: The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet 1284 AD: Pope Innocent III predicted the ... Continue reading

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Last Dance/Last Song/Last Call

The end of the world is nigh. What is the song you want to go out with? I've so many to chose from. But I will go with Steam. From my youth....especially when we were beating the other team, we let off with the chant..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNRLhTZn9b0&feature=related Continue reading

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Are You A Libertarian Zombie?

1. Government bad. Yes__ No___ 2. Business good. Yes___ No___ 3. Mine! Mine! Yes___ No___ Continue reading

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Cryptogram:Gettysburg on the Kaw

A simple cryptogram After solving the puzzle, you might take a look at this link. Continue reading

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Zombies!

The other day the Centers for Disease Control put up a tongue and cheek web site dealing with what to do in case of a zombie emergency. This is all part of the CDC’s push to heighten people’s awareness of how to prepare and respond to public ... Continue reading

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This and that: Here’s how much KU fans care about DeAndre Daniels

A few notes for a rainy Friday ... • **So just how much do Kansas fans care about recruit DeAndre Daniels' decision?** Quite a bit, if you only go by the KUSports.com traffic reports. Only three times during the 2011 calendar year has KUSports.com had more than ... Continue reading

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Thursday’s most-popular stories on LJWorld.com, chicken nugget wars and an inspiring video of a three-toed sloth crossing the road

It's raining again, and [it's likely to rain all day][1], according to the National Weather Service. But, hey, the good news is it's Friday, right? Here are the most-viewed stories and most-commented items on LJWorld.com for Thursday, May 19, 2011: **Most-viewed stories** 1. [Cellular biology major will ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - “Ship of Memories”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words! Ahead, Albatross, alone, bar, be, bell, crossed, dare deck, dread, far, ghosts, home, lashed, light, night, plays, posts, respect, return, sea, splashed, stays, there, well, yearn. Ship of Memories! By ... Continue reading

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Are You a Liberal Sheep? Take the Quiz!

**Social Security is:** A. a financial safety net that makes sure people have a retirement income B. a ponzi scheme that requires more and more people just to stay afloat and will eventually collapse into financial bankruptcy. **The FDA protects:** A. the people from dangerous medicines B. ... Continue reading

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Finally Friday

A pretty quiet morning in Lawrence. Police responded on a few burglaries, disturbances, noise complaints and car stops. Just after 1 a.m. Police made a DUI arrest in the 600 block of Vermont Street. The vehicle was stopped by a LPD Officer on routine patrols when he ... Continue reading

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