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Simplify (Wall Street?)

Don't know where that title came from, except maybe in a bolt of blinding inspiration??? I don't have any resolutions this year, but I've been conscious of reducing the stress and hassles in my life these last few years. So when I saw this article on CNN, ... Continue reading

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January 2nd Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

After 2 a.m., Lawrence Police conducted more than five vehicle stops. Most stops sounded to be related to enforcing traffic laws, while others sounded like possibly suspicious vehicle stops. Shortly after 3 a.m., Police were called to investigate what a caller believed to be a "drug deal" ... Continue reading

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Snow Sledding In Lawrence

A recent Lawrence.com article, "Sled Lawrence: A primer to the best sledding spots in town (even if there's no snow)," by Liz Weslander listed several cool locations that are the hot spots for snow sledding in Lawrence. A similar review of sledding spots can be found in ... Continue reading

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Mario Chalmers sparks Miami Heat to early lead in blowout

Happy New Year, **Mario Chalmers**. Chalmers and the Miami Heat scorched the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday. Chalmers scored 11 points and sank three three-pointers in the first quarter of a 39-point victory. Chalmers played exactly 28 minutes in the first three quarters and sat the rest of ... Continue reading

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Taxing Our Way to Equality - Reprise

A recent blog addressing the consequences of using federal income taxes to pay for the current accounts deficit and long term deficit at the federal level drew several meaningful comments. This blog will address those. We drew the inevitable comment that equates payroll taxes to federal income ... Continue reading

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Abortion: A Logical Approach

*[Most of this is at least [four years old][1]--I just decided to make it into a blog post, so I wouldn't have to dig through my archives every time this issue came up.]* Outlawing abortion at any level--municipal, state, or federal--will ultimately prove to be ineffective. The ... Continue reading

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January 1st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Shortly after 2 a.m., Lawrence Police were called by the Fire Department to check on an intoxicated subject who the Fire Department witnessed fall to the ground. When the firefighters asked the man if he needed assistance, he responded by making threats. Police responded and sent the ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris heats up, scores 15 in OKC

Three former Jayhawks sent 2011 out in style on Saturday in Oklahoma City. **Nick Collison**, **Cole Aldrich** and **Markieff Morris** all played minutes as Collison and Aldrich’s Oklahoma City Thunder took on Markieff’s Phoenix Suns. Markieff led the trio — and his team — with 15 points ... Continue reading

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Cooper’s or Shinnie? I give up -but Happy New Year!

Of late I've finding the dead and stripped carcasses of the local pigeon and mourning/collared dove populations in my backyard under a cedar tree. In fact, early this morning one almost fell on my head. It was deja vu all over again from winters past and I ... Continue reading

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Your Favorite comment thread of 2011 was … ?

Hello--I did a blog like this last year, and people liked it so I thought I'd ask fellow posters again at the end of this year. In 2011 we've lost some familiar posters, and others seem to be back with a new name or three. Sven joined ... Continue reading

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Top 10 KUsports.com videos from 2011

The following are the top 10 KUsports.com videos of 2011, based on views. **10. Tyrel Reed senior speech (5,822 pageviews)** **9. Josh Selby consoles Markieff Morris in locker room (6,069 pageviews)** **8. Brady Morningstar senior speech (6,069 pageviews)** **7. Mario Little senior speech (6,227 pageviews)** **6. The ... Continue reading

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December 31st Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Lawrence Police were called to investigate reports of fireworks in the 800 block of Walnut just before 2 a.m.. Officers were not able to locate anyone in the area. Police conducted eight vehicle stops, responded on five Harassment complaints, and two threats calls. Not a really anything ... Continue reading

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Josh Selby gets his chance; Paul Pierce returns

**Josh Selby** (Memphis Grizzlies) made the most of his opportunity on Friday night against the Houston Rockets. Starting point guard Mike Conley was out with an ankle injury and backup point guard Jeremy Pargo picked up two fouls four minutes into the first quarter. [And then it ... Continue reading

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Top 10 KUsports.com stories from 2011

It’s time to take a look back at the year that was in Kansas University athletics. The following are the top 10 most-clicked on stories for KUsports.com in 2011: **10. KU men's basketball earns No. 1 seed (29,293 pageviews)** Following a 32-2 regular season, the Kansas men's ... Continue reading

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A New Year’s resolution for the KU basketball team, plus predictions for Saturday’s game

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on North Dakota on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse. Matt, if the KU basketball team had a New Year's resolution, what do you think it should be? **Matt Tait:** Maybe making sure that the locker ... Continue reading

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Recap: Has this year’s team found its identity?

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. Holding a team to 34 points perhaps isn't as rare this season as it has been in ... Continue reading

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Could KU football be primed for another big-splash news day?

OK, so now that Charlie Weis has been hired and Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps have committed (I still kind of can’t believe it even after dozens of times writing it), we can move on to the next line of business regarding KU football. As you know ... Continue reading

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Dear diary: An attempt to resolve

I've made a resolution. It seems a bit silly, but it's a habit I want to start and why not start it in 2012? What do I want to do? To journal daily. The reason I think this sounds silly is because I'm paid to write and ... Continue reading

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December 30th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up

Another fairly quiet morning in Lawrence and the rest of Douglas County. Lawrence Police and a Lawrence Medic unit were called to the 3400 block of Lazy Brook Lane at 2:14 a.m. on reports of an injury accident. The calling party reported that "someone" had fallen out ... Continue reading

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Collison defends Dirk; Ostertag gets back in the game

**Nick Collison** (Oklahoma City Thunder) had one of his better statistical games of the season on Thursday. Collison scored eight points on perfect 4 for 4 shooting in 22 minutes against the Dallas Mavericks. Collison also added three rebounds ([full stats here][1]). Before the game on Thursday, ... Continue reading

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