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The Heat Index and the Bike Commuter

These are the kinds of days when I dread biking to work.When the temperature has already climbed into the mid-80s by 7:30 a.m. and the ...

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Jayhawks in the News: Reality show edition

She was once a Jayhawk. (Okay, she was twice a Jayhawk). And [Jennifer Bertrand][1] has one thing on her mind: winning.According to a press release ...

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“Gonzo” captures the spirit of its tortured namesake

*The following is a re-printed excerpt from my report on March's SXSW Film Festival:After trying to hail a cab at the only dead intersection in ...

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Actors sidelined by lame mystery in new ‘X-Files’ movie

**In this age of procedural crime dramas like "CSI" and "Law & Order: Endless Spinoff Unit," it's surprising that ["The X-Files: I Want to Believe"][1] ...

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Meanwhile, McCain Channels Captain Queeg

think Sen. John McCain has finally lost it.While Sen. Barack Obama has been overseas tearing up crowds, looking Presidential, and making utterly reasonable foreign policy ...

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Maybe if I stay very still…

...he won't see me.Of course we don't view insects as thinking in the same way we do, but she was splayed out on this leaf ...

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Jenkins to Ryun: I Got You, “Babe”!

former US Representative and world-class miler Jim Ryun thinks a slightly peeved female politician calling him "babe" in a debate is an insult?Seems to me ...

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“Title Town USA” voting begins today

Jayhawk fans, sharpen your pencils.Or rather, warm up that clickin' finger. Voting starts today for [ESPN's Title Town USA][1].[Lawrence][2] is one of 20 towns and ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 2 - Cocktail models

Near the end of Wednesday night's episode, Korto looks around the room and says "At least I'm not the only one who is somewhat worried."Well, ...

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Other states looking at university budget cuts

It's not just [Kansas that's asking][1] its colleges and universities to [cut chunks out of their budgets][2]Thirty-five public colleges and universities under the Georgia Board ...

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Batman’s New Archvillain: Who’s Next?

OK, so after this past week, a lot of things are wrapped up for "The Dark Knight."1. The biggest-grossing weekend ever in America: $158 million ...

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The truth about cats and bikes

I've encountered lots of wildlife from atop my bike saddle.From bobcats to wild turkey, if it lives in Kansas, I've probably seen it from my ...

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KU professor at center of academic dispute

A Kansas University professor of economics is in the middle of a [slowly simmering debate with a University of Texas at Dallas professor][1] who accuses ...

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MySpace proves to be useful investigative technique

Law enforcement Tuesday traced a missing 15-year-old Texas girl to Lawrence using information from her MySpace account. In working with security personnel from the Web ...

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The T riding without a safety net

It was the plan that didn't float. City Commissioner Boog Highberger at Tuesday evening's City Commission meeting made one more effort to create a backup ...

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LIVE FROM: Day 3 - Media Days

For audio interviews (OU's Nic Harris and Manuel Johnson, and UT's Colt McCoy and Quan Cosby) from the third and final day of Big 12 ...

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No heat relief in sight

I have had countless conversations about the weather over the past several days. They are more observations from people rather than questions about the weather. ...

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Slattery Makes Good Start in Addressing His Lobbying Past

U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, had a far ranging online chat via the Lawrence Journal World and its readers ...

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Walgreens wins Planning Commission approval

Plans to build a new Walgreens on the corner of Clinton Parkway and Crossgate Drive cleared one significant hurdle on Monday night. Lawrence-Douglas County planning ...

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Thank you for being our friend

Estelle Getty, the tiny, sardonic Sophia on the classic '80s sitcom "The Golden Girls" died Tuesday morning at the age of 84.The actress, who toiled ...

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