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Ottawa University students take the social media plunge

Recently, I came across Braves TV on the Ottawa University Facebook Fan Page. Braves TV is a student-run media group using social media to show the world what life is REALLY like at Ottawa University. Braves TV consists of eight Ottawa students who were given cameras to ... Continue reading

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Threaded comments now enabled on our Web sites

A while back, we asked you about some changes we were considering to our comments. We listened, developed, tested and Wednesday we rolled out threaded comments on all of our sites. What does this mean? Well, in short, that's up to you. You could still comment the ... Continue reading

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A little Spring romance with Beach House

"Is it getting romantic yet, God d*$#it?" The guitarist's question was met with a round of applause at the Granada Tuesday night. Don't worry, it really did feel a little bit romantic. A few weeks ago I (along with many of you) tuned in to watch Conan ... Continue reading

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Blame it on craigslist

Last fall we decided to explore buying a four-wheel drive pickup for use around our acreage, specifically to pull a hay trailer. We knew what we wanted, ¾ ton diesel, and how far we would be willing to drive to pick it up (one day). Watching craigslist ... Continue reading

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Dennis Moore Dumps Democracy for Stephene

UPDATE: It is official. "Stephene Moore announces bid for Congress" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/07/Dennis_Moore.png Congressmen Dennis Moore announced on November 23, 2009 that he was not running for re-election as U.S. Representative for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District. He issued a statement later that same day. The Original Statement has been ... Continue reading

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NBA Stock Watch: April, 2010

Want more proof of what a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament can do to your NBA Draft stock? Then look no further than Butler sophomore Gordon Hayward. Prior to this year’s NCAA Tournament, in which Butler made a magical and memorable run all the way to ... Continue reading

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Social Security: The World’s Greatest Ponzi Scheme

In the movie Dumb & Dumber the two main characters have a briefcase full of money they are trying to return to the owner. They open the briefcase and discover the money, thereupon deciding that they should spend some of it to compensate themselves for their trouble. ... Continue reading

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Auto Accidents

So do we let city workers hit people and get away with it??? And not report it so everyone has a right to see? we can report about someone having Cd's stolen from cars but not workers running stop signs? Continue reading

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‘American Idol’ struggles to come together

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/04/07/casey.jpg After Nielsen numbers revealed this week that top dog "American Idol" had dropped to second place behind "Dancing With the Stars" for the first time, the singing competition's producers were no doubt hoping that a dose of songs from the world's most popular band might boost ... Continue reading

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Neighborhood Coyote

For my outdoor wanderings, I almost always go to a natural area near my home in central west Lawrence. It’s not the nicest of areas; there’s litter, and the woods is full of invasive honeysuckle (which really changes the character of a forest). But I can walk ... Continue reading

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Sorting out KU’s QB situation

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/06/QBs.jpg Monday, reporters had their first chance to chat with the Kansas University quarterbacks vying for the starting job this spring. Gone is Todd Reesing, the most productive offensive player in KU history, and in to replace him is an assortment of unknowns and an offense that’s ... Continue reading

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The fight over the legal fight: GA Attorney General bows out

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/06/ThurbertBaker.jpg The three-time elected, African-American Attorney General of Georgia is right. He turned down a request by the state's Governor to bring suit against the federal government over the new mandated requirement that uninsured individuals be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. But plenty ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 6, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/05/mystery_man.png This Blog is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This ... Continue reading

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American Hero killed by a DOG!

I am an RN and in the Kansas Guard as a medic. I stopped to help before the EMS arrived. It was not Col. Trafton’s fault in any way. No one following the speed limit and following at a safe distance could have stopped. I lost my ... Continue reading

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Sweet dreams

Can I just tell you how stinking beautiful my baby was on Easter? In his pale blue sweater suit with the argyle design at the top, and the traditional baby white leather high tops on his feet? Well, I will have to tell you, because I cannot ... Continue reading

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Next Severe Weather Threat - Tuesday

The warm and moist airmass moved toward Iowa Monday leaving us with highs near 80° with extremely humid conditions. Most of the severe storms, including a couple of tornado warnings, where in the extreme northern reaches of Kansas along that warm boundary. Tuesday will be the next ... Continue reading

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Who’s Who - A Fun (?) Guessing Game - April 5, 2010

Previous "Who's Who" http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/05/mystery_man.png This Blog is a fun guessing game. A small portion of a famous person's picture will be posted along with a clue. Additional parts of the picture and additional clues will be provided until someone guesses the identity of the mystery person. This ... Continue reading

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Goodbye, old friend

I said goodbye to an old friend this weekend. For a couple of weeks now, my wife had been making noise that my daughter had outgrown her old bike. And my wife was getting a little tired of hers. The plan was to get my wife a ... Continue reading

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When Your Easter Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Just a few short years ago, I sat crying. It was Easter Sunday and I'd performed my specific Easter tasks with the precision and skills to make the Easter bunny himself proud. I had arisen at dawn, grabbed the closest cat at hand, dipped it's paws into ... Continue reading

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A Few Lessons on How to Shop CVS

Last week I was reminded that not everyone can follow along with the "coupon lingo" that I sometimes write into my posts. I thought this week, with P&G being our only insert and me being out of town with my family... I would post something a little ... Continue reading

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