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The Sideline Report with Ryan Cantrell

Just one day until the Kansas football team opens the 2008 season. Here's hoping for a quick Friday for all at workplaces across the nation.Before ...

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O-B-A-M-A!

Well, he did it! Senator Obama stayed away from the rhetoric last night and got down to the issues. He started off with firm attacks ...

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History in the making

State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, said she won't forget U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination or the entire closing night of the ...

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A racy proposition

I have a friend. We'll call him Jim Whittaker, just to make things easy.For years, Jim tried time and again to get me to race ...

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Another member of Libby’s pack

I too have a member of her original pack. I have a Siberian Husky. Because of temperment, the shelter she was in was about to ...

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The Best Health Insurance Program

The nation's best insurance program will receive a lot of publicity this weekend. Jerry Lewis will conduct the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon this weekend. ...

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Tell Congress Authorize Drilling Now

We need to tell our Representatives and our Senators who are running for reelection this year we won't vote for them unless they vote to ...

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The Barack Obama Man Crush Is Back!

acceptance speech was, like, wow. Went after McCain. Talked about coming from humble roots. Revived the American dream. Gave specifics about an Obama Administration. Spoke ...

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Success or Failure …..

The 2008 Olympic Games have been declared a resounding success by China. If one makes this judgment based on the opening and closing sessions, China's ...

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tall thistle

is a tall thistle from the Prairie Center. I wish my wife would let me plant them in the yard, but she's been intimidated by ...

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Live from Invesco Field

Obama wraps it up. This speech will be analyzed for days. Lots of moving passages, lots of specifics about what he intends to do. Lots ...

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Playing with numbers

So just how bad is the poverty rate in Lawrence? Is it really 20 percent of the population, as the latest U.S. Census Bureau data ...

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More than $1,000 in stereo equpiment stolen from vehicle

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 32-year-old Lawrence man reported a Sony subwoofer and amplifier, Rockford Fosgate speakers and stereo capacitor were ...

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Free food at Facebook?

Personal testimonies for this organization abound with gratitude and fervor:Isaac Brosilow: "Finally, a Facebook group that actually makes a difference. I thank you; the world ...

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Calling all sci-fi buffs, $1 paperbacks

Just in case the [first time wasn't enough][1] all you sci-fi bibliophiles get another chance to snatch up some science fiction goodness.KU Libraries is hosting ...

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Web site allows you to “rate” police officers

Have you ever had a run-in with a police officer and just needed to vent?Have you ever had a run-in with an officer and wanted ...

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It’s been an emotional journey

_Editor's Note: Tess Banion, left, is one of three local delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be blogging at LJWorld.com. Check back regularly ...

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Reporting 101 at convention

As the Democratic National Convention nears the finish line, I'd like to share a few thoughts from covering this. In reality, it is a Media ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 7 - Car parts

It's no secret that I never liked Keith. His outfits were always hideous and he had a chip on his shoulder the size of a ...

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Hillary Tells Her Troops Barack’s the Only Choice They Have

Hillary Clinton gave the best speech of her life last night.She didn't whine about being dissed. She didn't overact. She was sincere. She was magnanimous. ...

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