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Gettin' his war on in Lawrence


Just a quick note about this blog -- we'll be looking around the Web to see where Lawrence and KU pop up in news coverage from around the country, and not just on the sports pages. It happens surprisingly often. Take a look:Author/cartoonist David Rees ("Get Your War On") says he's moving to Lawrence in this interview on a [book Web site][1].A columnist for the [San Antonio Express-News][2] talks a little smack on Lawrence - and pretty much every other Big 12 town - in this commentary.Lawrence continues to get mentioned worldwide for its role in the doping scandal involving sprinter Justin Gatlin. Here's a recent link from [FoxSports.com][3].A Lawrence woman, Brenda Frei, was featured Wednesday night on the Morgan Spurlock ("Supersize Me") show "30 Days." Read the [Dallas Morning News][4] report.The [St. Paul Pioneer Press][5] reports that the Kansas Geological Survey at Kansas University has been involved with pesticide testing in wells in Minnesota.Susan Winner of Lawrence will be one of the featured fighters in a boxing event in Midland, Texas this weekend, the [Midland Reporter-Telegram][6] reports.John Randle is making news in his new home, Carbondale, Ill. Read the [Southern Illinoisan's][7] report on the former KU football standout/scofflaw. [1]: http://www.bookslut.com/features/2004_10_003254.php [2]: http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/stories/MYSA080906.02C.COLwatercooler.page2.2189e41.html [3]: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5856352 [4]: http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-30days_0809gl.ART0.State.Edition2.2b6a179.html [5]: http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/15238461.htm [6]: http://www.mywesttexas.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17036548&BRD=2288&PAG=461&dept_id=475011&rfi=6 [7]: http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2006/08/10/sports/17194605.txt


princess 11 years, 9 months ago

The Daivd Rees interview is from October 2004. Does anyone know if he actually made the move to Larryville?

princess 11 years, 9 months ago


Need more coffee today I guess.

Bill Woodard 11 years, 9 months ago

I had dinner with David last fall when he was in town to speak at the Spencer Museum of Art. He really does love Lawrence, and would like eventually to move here or to another Midwest city, but for the time being feels he needs to stay in New York at this point in his career.

Sigmund 11 years, 9 months ago

Just what we need another pretentious preachy self-righteous East Coast liberal coming to the midwest to tell us all how we have it all completely wrong! Hey David, do us and yourself a favor? Stay in NY please. If you must move to Kansas and wish to change a "Red State", please move to western Kansas where your preconceived predjudices will more closely match the reality and your attempt at conversion of the "hay seeds" into sophisticates might have an impact. They might even be impressed with the Amazon ranking of 239,427 for your book, "Get Your War On", which I am sure is quite scholarly.

You see in here in Lawrence we are a "Blue County" and your presence here isn't really needed.

Sigmund 11 years, 9 months ago

Nothing personal. I am just so tired of people moving to the midwest then constantly bitching about the midwest, carrying on about how much better the coast is, and then perpetuating stereotypes of Kansans. I think those people would be happier (I know I would be happier) if they just stayed put. Afterall, if they like it so much where they are why moving here in the first place?

Kornphlake 11 years, 9 months ago

Sigmund I couldn't agree with you more. What is the point of moving somewhere if all you want to do is change it. Everytime I meet somebody from New York they always act like us simple folk in Kansas should be impressed that they are from New York. The only thing about them that impresses me is the fact that they had the common sense to move away from New York.

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