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You can’t handle the ‘Inconvenient Truth’

***Usually I don't read reviews of a movie until I've finished writing my own. The frightening new global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" has been ...

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Brownback, Roberts reaffirm support for Iraq War

Sam Brownback links[(AP) Possible candidates take positions on Iraq:][1] Republican senators weighing a 2008 presidential bid united behind President Bush's Iraq policy, while potential Democratic ...

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Man reports bathroom-stall peeping

For Lawrence, it's been an unusual day in the world of crime and punishment, with reports of blackmail, bathroom-stall peeping, disappearing bleachers, and a stolen ...

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Offices, restaurant burglarized

Burglaries happened earlier this week at three different Lawrence establishments, but despite the common time frame, police say there's no immediate sign that they're connected.¢ ...

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Brownback: Net neutrality requirement unneeded

Sam Brownback links[(Voice of America) Debate Simmering in U.S. over Internet Regulation:][1] Cohen said he feels legislation mandating net neutrality, as proposed by some lawmakers, ...

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CLO worker found not guilty

A jury today cleared a former group-home worker of most of the abuse charges against him and failed to reach a verdict on the remaining ...

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Brownback promotes plug-in cars at Discovery Institute

Sam Brownback links[(Seattle Times) To really save on gas, hybrid car grows tail:][1] At a recent forum sponsored by the Seattle-based Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center, ...

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Jefferson County reports child’s abduction

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's help finding a 2-year-old boy believed to have been abducted by his father.Here is the announcement ...

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13-year-old reports rape

A 13-year-old girl told police she was taking out the trash at her apartment in north central Lawrence when a 43-year-old male acquaintance pushed her ...

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Roberts suggests National Security Agency helped avert attack

Sen. Pat Roberts appeared on CNN's ["Late Edition"][1] using reports of a foiled terrorist attack after 9/11 as evidence that National Security Agency surveillance efforts ...

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Air gun nips woman near South Park

News from this morning's police briefing:¢ A 24-year-old woman told Lawrence police she may have been hit by a BB gun or similar air gun ...

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Brownback pushes for Darfur aid

Sam Brownback links[(AP) Emergency spending bill includes money for Darfur mission:][1] The Senate on Thursday allocated $60 million toward launching a U.N. peacekeeping mission in ...

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‘Nacho Libre’ another lamentable curiosity from Hess

**Ever since "Napoleon Dynamite" was elevated to major cult favorite status, people's expectations for writer/director Jared Hess' follow-up effort have been high. That movie is ...

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Rape may be connected to two unsolved assaults

Lawrence police believe the rape of a 21-year-old woman early Monday morning inside her home may be connected to two other unsolved rapes in the ...

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Moran fights for Cuba food sales

Jerry Moran links[(Reuters) House votes to ease rule on food sales to Cuba:][1] The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to make it easier to ...

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County leader foils would-be scam artist

Just about anyone can get caught up in an Internet scam. It happened in recent weeks to Assistant Douglas County administrator Pam Madl, who was ...

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National GOP perplexed by Moore

Is Dennis Moore going to get a break this time?A story in [The Hill][1] today suggests that national GOP officials are scratching their heads over ...

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Pitbull stolen; teen beaten outside East Lawrence Rec Center

¢ A 24-year-old Lawrence man is looking for his dog, but he says it's not lost. The man reported the one-year-old brindle pitbull was stolen ...

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Police investigating rape

Police were called to a home in central Lawrence just before 3 am Tuesday, after a 21-year-old woman reported she was raped. The Lawrence Police ...

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Brownback for president — support and lack thereof

Sam Brownback links[(Wichita Eagle commentary) Brownback's new cyberfan:][1] Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., remains an unofficial presidential candidate. Fittingly, he now has his own "unofficial Brownback ...

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