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Brownback: Missiles not North Korea’s only problem

Sam Brownback[(Sam Brownback commentary in the New York Sun) Keep Up the Pressure:][1] The problem is not only that the North Korean regime possesses dangerous ...

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‘Dead Man’s Chest’ an insecure, scorned middle child

**It was just three years ago that Johnny Depp finally achieved major superstardom and, believe it or not, his first Oscar nomination in a Disney ...

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Solicitor nabbed; toilet explodes

News from this morning's police briefing:¢ Wrong door: A solicitor going door-to-door selling cleaning solutions without a required city license picked the wrong home to ...

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Melancholy ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ showcases Midwestern resolve

***Like the popular syndicated radio show that bears its name, Robert Altman's new film "A Prairie Home Companion" occupies its own unique time bubble. Nostalgic ...

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Man nailed for attempted burglary

News from the Lawrence Police department's morning briefing:¢ Man's alibi fails: Officers arrested a 22-year-old man for attempted burglary and attempted theft Monday morning after ...

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298 fireworks calls in city

In all, Lawrence police say they responded to 298 fireworks-related complaints during the holiday weekend. Police say they don't have any statistics showing how many ...

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India, Philippines concerned over Brownback nursing plan

Sam Brownback[(In.Rediff.com) New US law could cripple Indian hospitals:][1] Last month, Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback sponsored a proposal in the US Senate that aims ...

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Man stabbed downtown; pizza place trashed

¢ Gang-related stabbing?: Police on Friday arrested a 20-year-old Lawrence man suspected of stabbing a 19-year-old man in the neck during a fight downtown that ...

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A car down in the river

A car reported stolen shortly after midnight this morning was found abandoned in the Kansas River about 8:45 a.m. at Riverfront Park.The car, a 2004 ...

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Ryun, Tiahrt vote to condemn media; Moore opposed and Moran is absent

Now everybody's in on the debate over revelations - reported by the New York Times, L.A. Times and Wall Street Journal - of a program ...

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Vandals strike

Vandals have been at work in downtown Lawrence and nearby neighborhoods over the past few days.Graffiti, some of it described as unreadable and some as ...

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Brownback speech moves audience on left, but questions remain

Sen. Sam Brownback, as expected, this week attended "Pentecost 2006," a gathering of liberal Christians overseen by Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojourners magazine.[TomPaine.org][1], a ...

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‘Superman Returns’ an epic, elegant triumph

***1/2Think what you will about men in tights who fly around beating up bad guys, but superheroes are our modern-day equivalents of ancient Greek Gods. ...

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Pit bull at large

Police have charged the owner of an pit bull with having a dangerous animal at large. A man walking his friend's dog on June 24 ...

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Roberts: Media undermines War on Terror

Sen. Pat Roberts weighed in Tuesday on the controversy about whether the New York Times went too far by revealing the existence of a program ...

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Woman charged with cruelty to animals

A woman was charged with cruelty to animals after leaving a puppy without water or air in a vehicle. On Sunday afternoon, a shopper in ...

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Brownback reaches out to religious left

Sam Brownback links[(Slate.com commentary) Fault lines among the leaders of the religious left:][1] Wallis' conference this week, Pentecost 2006, will bring hundreds of Christian activists ...

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Assault rifle seized by police

Lawrence Police early Sunday confiscated three guns - including an assault rifle - found in a pickup truck parked in the 700 block of New ...

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Suspects wanted for buying meth-making drugs

An alert pharmacist calls police after recognizing two people trying to buy an ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, as the same couple who'd been in ...

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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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