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Douglas County’s Ninth Wonder of Kansas

The 8 Wonders of Kansas sponsored by the Kansas Sampler Foundation were unveiled by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today. I believe they are a good representation ...

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Democratic enthusiasm & Republican depression

(Cross posted from BoydaBloc- last weekend was a big one for Kansas politics. Both Kansas Democrats and Kansas Republicans held events, as they always do ...

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Spreading Junk Science

Based on the comments, the article "Soaring to new heights" in today's Journal World has provided yet another opportunity for some people to peddle misinformation ...

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National wear red day

I find the information i am about to share with you to be very alarming and yet educational. Maybe you already know this but if ...

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KU grads slated to be part of tonight’s political addresses

Two graduates of Kansas University, both completing programs in public administration, will be featured in [national political addresses][1] tonight.[Gov. Kathleen Sebelius][2] will deliver the Democratic ...

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So Much to See #5

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Previous: So Much to See #4 Next: So Much to See #6 Where is it? What is it?This is visible from one of the main ...

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Another victim of NCLB?

Recently, Charles Goolsby, theatre director at LHS, invited the district 9th grade English classes the opportunity to see a special performance of the current LHS ...

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No one knows.

There is something about the weather today that makes her remember a time that was happy. Reminds her of days when there was something to ...

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The Groundhog Stirs: Early Signs of Spring

The current warm-up has sure got me thinking of spring. It's a harbinger of beautiful times to come. But even without this warm-up, many of ...

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Say Cheese!

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For many of you, the following might seem an all-too familiar scenario: After careful clothing and hair preparation at home, you drag your child(ren) to ...

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Provocative “There Will Be Blood” is the Best Film of the Year

Well, it's 2008 and the best movie of 2007 has finally arrived. Thanks to a 2-market opening in December, Paul Thomas Anderson's monumental picture "There ...

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Show Me the Money

On Friday, Nov. 9th, Drake University played a basketball game at 4:30 P.M. (ET) against California-San Diego. The game was played at California-San Diego. Drake ...

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Taking the Credit

I was recently sent an email that consisted of quotes from famous persons. It was a pretty slide show of profound sayings by historical people, ...

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Tin Roof, Rusted!

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So, we are six months in and I finally decided to write about my "pregnorant" experiences so far. Having a baby wasn't something that we ...

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A Soldier Dies

A Soldier DiesMy cousin, Wayne, died earlier this week. He died an unpleasant death of colon cancer in a VA hospital far from home. As ...

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Things that Linger Pleasantly

"Things that Linger Pleasantly"What could there be about a floppy, sweat-stained Stetson hatthat causes me to remember it so well?What was it about a pair ...

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car damage

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 21-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police that a Ford Taurus and a Chevy Tahoe were criminally ...

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Mont Blue to the Rockies-managing affordable ski vacations

Growing up as Kansas flatlanders, skiing was on water in the summer.It was the early 70s when a friend suggested we try snow skiing at ...

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For The Love of Grandparents

Stories My Grandmother Told Me premieres at the American Heartland Theater in Kansas City this month. The review wasn't very favorable, but reading about the ...

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rape investigation

Law enforcement report ¢ Lawrence Police are investigating a report that a 22-year-old woman was raped by a 27-year-old Lawrence man at the victim's west ...

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