0

A Little DIY Holiday Cheer

Just so we don't completely get caught up in the BUYING this season...remember that one of the most frugal ways to spread Holiday Cheer is to make some of your own gifts. A little bit of effort and creativity can go a long way...especially when you are ... Continue reading

0

Ranking the greatest team/game in BCS Championship history

The longest month of the year has to be the eternity between the Big 12 Championship and the BCS Championship. It seems like it will be forever — Dec. 5 to Jan. 7 — until No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Texas square off for the biggest ... Continue reading

0

Announcing The Great Holiday Rebate Contest Winner - Week 1

We are happy to announce Beth Cordova of Lawrence as the winner in week 1 of The Great Holiday Rebate Contest. The correct answers from Sunday's entry are as follows: Welcome to week one of “The Great Holiday Rebate”. For the next 3 weeks, you will need ... Continue reading

0

Welcome to The Coach Search Blog!

KU Football Coach Search Hot List ⇔ 1. Turner Gill (Buffalo) ⇑ 2. Skip Holtz (Eastern Carolina) ⇑ 3. Kevin Sumlin (Houston) ⇔ 4. Jim Harbaugh (Stanford) ⇓ 5. Houston Nutt (Ole Miss) Welcome to "The Coach Search Blog", your one-stop shop for Kansas University coach search ... Continue reading

0

Ad Astra Arkestra

If the three-ring circus that is Ad Astra Arkestra comes and plays ANYWHERE near you, for the love of God GO TO THE SHOW. No questions asked! On December 4 I stepped outside my comfort zone (the Lawrence bubble) and headed to (gasp!) Johnson County Community College ... Continue reading

0

The Quiet Revolution

      The advent of the blog created a new platform for millions of people to disseminate information, ideas, and opinions into the aether of the Internet. Some thought this would be a contributing factor in the death of the traditional media.       However, ... Continue reading

0

ObamaCare

An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN ) Here is a letter he sent to Senator Bayh. Stephen Fraser MD Senator Bayh, As a practicing physician I have major concerns ... Continue reading

0

LCT’s ‘Cinderella’ offers musical delights

For this year’s holiday musical, Lawrence Community Theatre presents Rogers’ and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” This well-read fairy tale tells the turbulent story of Cinderella, an orphan left to live with her cruel stepmother and two nasty stepsisters. Treated as a lowly servant, Cinderella dreams of going to the ... Continue reading

0

Lede-ing the Way

Writing a good blog is not easy. To be relative, informative, engaging and entertaining week after week takes a lot of thought and effort. Add this task to an already busy schedule of writing and reporting and you have yourself a hectic workday. Blogging journalists add a ... Continue reading

0

Don’t Forget to Enter to Win!

Just a reminder to all of you savvy deal shoppers out there... you have until 5pm today to enter to win this week's $50 in Downtown Lawrence dollars and get yourself registered for the $500 CASH grand prize in the Great Holiday Rebate Game! You will need ... Continue reading

0

December Social Media Events

Rats - I'm posting this late and already missed two events (the SMCKC Breakfast on Dec. 4 and the Red Balloon karaoke TweetUp on Dec. 5). That's my fault. I apologize. Here are a list of social media-related events for December in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas ... Continue reading

0

ModCloth uses product reviews to boost customer service

I'm not a huge fan of shopping for anything other than accessories online. It's hard to determine fit, color and quality by looking at a few photos. Then when your items arrive and they don't fit, it can take weeks and a few annoying phone calls to ... Continue reading

0

Bike vs. wild

Part of what I like about riding my bike is my ability to commune with nature. Now, I’m not all hippy-dippy about it. I’m not about to go all Walden or anything. But I do like feeling the weather, sensing the seasons, gazing at the stars. And ... Continue reading

0

The Recap: Kansas 73, UCLA 61

Traveling to UCLA's Pauley Pavilion and emerging with a 12 point victory usually augments a team's resume and boosts morale. But when the team in question is the nation's unquestioned No. 1 and the Bruins aren't the Bruins of years past, the trip back home doesn't feel ... Continue reading

0

How to make a former Lawrencian feel at home again

This weekend a friend of mine, and former Lawrence resident, came into town to visit. She wanted to relax and do some very "Lawrence things" and check out a "Lawrence show." So I took her to see The Dactyls at the Jackpot: There were lots of good ... Continue reading

0

Alabama all over Texas in BCS Championship seems trendy; is it truthful?

I take it no one was surprised Sunday night when the BCS announced that No. 1 Alabama would take on No. 2 Texas for the national championship on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif. Some were undoubtedly angry that TCU, Cincinnati and Boise State didn't get a chance ... Continue reading

0

Much complexity to snow storm system expected on Tuesday

When you forecast for a large area of Northeast Kansas, winter forecasting is both fun and frustrating. Part of the frustration comes from the fact that storms like what we have on tap for Tuesday have more facets to it than can be conveyed in a brief ... Continue reading

0

When to Edit Online News

Newspapers’ move to the Internet has made articles and their information constantly available, for years after their initial publication. This has led to people requesting that newspapers “unpublish” certain pieces of information in the article, as Kathy English, public editor of the Toronto Star, has researched in ... Continue reading

0

The End of Objectivity

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/06/allin.jpg photo by .faramarz, creative commons Sometimes it baffles me that I came to school to be a journalist. The principles that journalists hold dear—fairness, accuracy, ethics, objectivity—are concepts that seem too far-fetched, yet obviously innate, to be taught. This is the last week of my journalism ... Continue reading

0

OMG! Did you hear about Turner Gill??

So Turner Gill is interviewing for the Kansas University football coaching job today. At least I think he is. He might not be. Probably, he isn’t. I’d say there’s at least a decent chance that, at this very moment, the Buffalo head coach is sitting on his ... Continue reading