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It’s Opening Night

Sept. 5 finally has arrived. For many, it's merely another day on the calendar. A good day, sure, it's Friday. But there's nothing about it ...

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Is “blogging” a waste of time?

This is my second week in the blog-o-sphere, and I gotta tell ya, I'm pretty Depressed. Drained. Disenfranchised. Disappointed. Dismayed. Daunted. Dejected. Dispirited. Downcast. Downhearted. ...

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Why Obama Will Be the Next President

Obama has been enjoying lots of attention from the press, and rightly so. He is a Presidential candidate after all. Just flip through the news ...

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Boris and Natasha Come to Aid of John and Sarah

wonderfully wacky cartoon comes from Bonny Fleming and Matthew Scholz and is used with their permission. Bonny is from Rapid City, SD and Matthew is ...

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Len Dawson, QB and Broadcasting Legend

Line Communications ( has a nice story today about Len Dawson and Larry Moore being together at KMBC-TV in Kansas City since 1968.Len Dawson is ...

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Lawrence man still working on Army’s tanks

The last time [we visited with Darrell Hunsaker][1], he was home visiting his parents in Lawrence while on leave from the U.S. Army. He had ...

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Seeking sustainability suggestions

Dear Friends, In September, the City of Lawrence Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) will be embarking on a planning effort that involves long-range goal setting. Current ...

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PIECE Project!!

I don't know how many of you know about the PIECE project, but it's really cool! It stands for Peer Involvement Enhancing Community Efforts. WOW! ...

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Nancy Boyda: The Best Fit for the 2nd District

Over the years I have found myself to be fairly critical of Congresswomen Nancy Boyda. Generally, I associate my criticism with the fact that Boyda ...

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The Sideline Report with Jake Laptad

[Kream Keegan][1] is posted for Week 2. Congrats to our Week 1 winner, Donna Kennedy of Clay Center, Neb., who says her strategy is to ...

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Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Calls

Emergency calls Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical reported these responses: Fire calls ¢ Motor vehicle accident, 8:13 a.m. Wednesday, 1100 George Williams Way. ¢ Detector ...

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Palin Power

_Editor's Note: Ryan Kriegshauser is one of three Kansas delegates to the Republican National Convention who will be blogging on LJWorld.com. Check back often to ...

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Who wants to be Tyra’s next protege?

Want to be the next Caridee or Eva or Yoanna? Now's your chance!Americas Next Top Model casting directors are coming to Kansas City to find ...

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Palin: Hot or Not

No, I'm not talking about her looks, but of the feisty speech she delivered. I understand that, as with all other candidates, the speech was ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 8 - DVF

Wow, I'm running out of people I hate. Not that I'm a hateful person, but sometimes reality shows and crafty folks in the editing booth ...

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Over $2,000 in golf equipment reported stolen from vehicle

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ A 45-year-old Lawrence man reported a golf bag, clubs and balls were stolen from a vehicle between ...

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Grant to fund translation of materials into spanish

The need to become bilingual seems to be increasing.With Hispanics making up the fastest growing minority in the United States, more and more educational tools ...

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The GOP’s New Math

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Even Leading GOP Experts Agree: Palin Is a Gimmicky Pick

my young Republican friends, you've given me a lot of grief about "picking" on Gov. Sarah Palin.Well, some of the stalwarts of your own party ...

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Cape Verde-type Hurricanes

We've been talking about Gustav for over a week now, but there are several other named storms churning in the open ocean waters of the ...

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