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Rain returns to Lawrence

It's almost a textbook fall system for us. Snow is falling in the northern Rockies and rain is pouring on central Kansas. A strong cold ...

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Sorting out the Big 12 shakeups

Super shakeup weekend in the Big 12 wasn't supposed to take place the second week of conference play.Then again, the Big 12 hasn't exactly been ...

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Scofflaws, perverts and drunks (oh, my)

Late one Thursday night (actually early Friday morning) about a month ago, I headed home from work.I made it a block, to Seventh and Mass., ...

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Freedom Of Speech, in Lawrence?

I would never think about flipping off someone with an Obama bumper sticker. I would never steal or damage their Obama yard sign either. I ...

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So Much to See (10/12/2008)

Previous: SMTS 10/5/2008Next:   SMTS (10/19/2008)The leaves and other green things will soon be gone for the year so here's one picture of appreciation before ...

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Garden Spider

don't know why garden spiders put that funky white squiggle of silk in the middle of their webs, but they all seem to do it. ...

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Socialism or Capitalism?

We are voting for President in 3 weeks. Do you want to remain living in a free market society or would you rather make BIG ...

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Disabled veteran about to be evicted

Gary Connellis and his family are about to be evicted from their Leavenworth apartment.In [a couple][1] of Front Line [blogs this summer][2], Connellis' problems obtaining ...

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Expect I-70 delays next week in Wyandotte County

Drivers using Interstate 70 to make their way back toward Lawrence from the Kansas City area next week could find themselves dealing with some delayed ...

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Dodge Stratus reportedly damaged by a key

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 20-year-old Lawrence woman reported the passenger side of a 2006 Dodge Stratus had been "keyed" Tuesday ...

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Stop meddling!

A few weeks ago we started hearing about something called a credit crisis. I am a fairly smart person and most of the people I ...

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Muslim Religious Leader Declares Obama “The Messiah”

"You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And ...

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Nader: Public schools teach “regurgitation and vegetation”

On Thursday, [independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader][1] made a stop in Lawrence, and spoke to reporters and supporters at Abe & Jake's Landing.He touched on ...

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Needed Judicial Change

We are arriving at the new election. It is time to consider what to do with a number of persons in office. One I am ...

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Are you a Silent Reader?

In a Citizen Journalism Academy meeting that I attended several months ago, we discussed whether the number of comments following a blog post was an ...

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‘Religulous’ a messy, anti-religious rant

**1/2Say what you will about the manipulation of facts in a Michael Moore-directed documentary, but the man knows how to tell compelling stories. Critics accuse ...

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Sunblock and State

Thursday afternoon, for the first time in her high school career, Free State High senior Lauren Thames qualified for the Class 6A state tennis tournament ...

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Farewell, fine footwear

Some people, I know, get attached to their footwear.My dad, for instance, has a thing for shoes. I think it all stems from the size ...

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Prairie Gentian

wish this was a better shot of prairie gentian. I was out at the prairie Friday afternoon and I noticed a bunch of these open ...

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Try this risk-free stock market investment

Through the Internet, I was just handed $1 million to invest in the stock market. It was only virtual money. But I felt a surge ...

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