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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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January 24th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 1 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to investigate criminal damage to some property in the 800 block of Michigan. While the exact circumstances of the criminal damage were unclear, Police did manage to make contact with the alleged suspect. That man was taken into custody ... Continue reading

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Drew Gooden being Drew Gooden; Markieff Morris pulls down 11 rebounds

- **Drew Gooden** (Milwaukee Bucks) scored 13 points with six rebounds on Monday as the Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Atlanta Hawks, 97-92. Gooden made just 4 of 10 shots but added a timely three, two assists and a block in 23 minutes ([full stats here][1]). He ... Continue reading

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Coming up with nice things to say about A&M; plus, predictions for Big Monday

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Texas A&M on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, it's been a rough, rough year for Texas A&M. The Aggies' new coach had to leave the team for a while to deal with ... Continue reading

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“American Idol”: Eudora’s Jason “Wolf” Hamlin makes it to Hollywood!

America is waking up with a song in its heart this morning for Jason "Wolf" Hamlin. The 2005 Eudora High School grad made it to the Hollywood round of "American Idol" last night with his rendition of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues." If you missed it, take ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Black-Eyed Pea Nachos

If you don't think black-eyed peas are just for New Year's Day or if you're just in the mood for [game night][1] nachos, check out this yummy and filling recipe. Pair it with some soup and or salad and you've got a fun and easy dinner with ... Continue reading

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January 23rd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m. Douglas County Deputies caught up with a Lawrence man that was reportedly involved in a hit and run accident in the county. He was also found to be driving while intoxicated. The man was arrested and booked into jail. At 2:13 a.m. Lawrence ... Continue reading

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Paul Pierce dominates with near-triple-double

34 points. 10 assists. Eight rebounds. It’s safe to say that **Paul Pierce** still has it. The Boston Celtics star was thisclose to a triple-double on Sunday as he willed a short-handed Celtics squad to a 100-94 victory over the hometown Washington Wizards. He shouldered the load ... Continue reading

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Winter…

It's been an easy going winter here and not so bad up north either. Here's the Edwin H. Gott, a Great lakes ore freighter, coming in to Duluth harbor to dock for winter layup until March, the last of the boats to come in for the season. ... Continue reading

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This ‘brinner’ is a winner: Breakfast pizza and Hawaii-tinged pancakes

Having friends over for dinner on weeknights can be a trick. We like to do it, for a lot of reasons, not least of which is the obvious: our friends are fun. But we also like for our kid to get to see other kids during the ... Continue reading

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Tired of Waiting for Next Year

We still have a few weeks before the beginning of Spring Training and I find myself thinking more and more about baseball and the Kansas City Royals. I view the AL Central as a relatively weak division this season because unlike the other divisions, there really aren’t ... Continue reading

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Prep Appraisals — Lawrence High Boys vs. Olathe South

Lawrence High's boys basketball team entered the Topeka Invitational as one of the less heralded teams in the field. After [Saturday's 61-41 beating of Olathe South][1], the Lions left as the third-place team at the tourney with a 2-1 record while facing three of Class 6A's top-10 ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Portrait of a Poem!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Art, command, feel, hand, heart, real. Portrait of a Poem! By L. Don Oliver In words there is music, Of what the writers ____; Whether it be mere fantasy, Or ... Continue reading

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Snapfish Photo Prints 99 for $0.99

I have a terrible time actually printing the zillions of digital photos I have. Deals like this make it easier for me to catch up! If you have pictures from the holidays that you want to print off, now is the time! Snapfish.com has a deal: 99 ... Continue reading

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