Staff blogs


Off the Beaten Plate: Bulgogi beef at Oriental Bistro

Literally meaning “fire meat” in Korean (sounds fairly Neanderthalian, no?), this dish consists of thinly sliced beef that’s been marinated (traditionally in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and other ingredients) until tender and then grilled. The scallions — equally tender and coated in a ... Continue reading


Peek inside KU football practice: Iowa State week

A peek inside Tuesday’s Kansas football practice, where cornerbacks Brandon Stewart (No. 8), Tyrone Miller Jr. (19) and Marnez Ogletree worked with each other on footwork and technique during some down time. Continue reading


Rob Likens talks run-game issues, QB development, emergence of Tyler Patrick

Kansas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Rob Likens discusses the Jayhawks’ struggles running the ball at Rutgers, his unwavering confidence in running back Ke’aun Kinner, quarterback Montell Cozart showing progress, the emergence of wide receiver Tyler Patrick and the challenges that face a true freshman QB such ... Continue reading


Sheriff’s office collects 175 pounds of drugs Saturday; stray bullet evidence found in another Lawrence residence

Well, it was a productive weekend for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. At an event at the temporary parking lot outside the Douglas County Courthouse, it collected a whopping 175 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications Saturday during its National Drug Take-Back Day event, according to the ... Continue reading


City set to approve 120-foot cell phone tower in eastern Lawrence; study finds Kansas among the top states in U.S. for teachers

Well, we have all heard about the dangers of talking on our cell phones while driving. Or about texting while driving. But for some reason, there is one cell phone-related driving danger that rarely ever gets discussed — a cell phone tower falling in front of your ... Continue reading


Radkey returns to Lawrence, immediately melts faces

Friday was one for the books at the Bottleneck. Radkey, a band of brothers that [got their start years ago in Lawrence][1] when they couldn’t book shows anywhere else, returned to the city full of LFK love. This was a special night for Lawrencians because the band’s ... Continue reading


‘Hawks in the NBA Media Days highlights

During the past few days, players for the NBA’s 30 franchises posed for photos, answered questions and took in media day festivities with varying degrees of seriousness. That means it’s time to get the old ’Hawks in the NBA blog up and firing again. At this moment ... Continue reading


Campus rape roundup includes fraternity and dorms; Alice Goffman to speak; super blood moon over KU

In Sunday’s paper I had [a story updating the situation with Kappa Sigma][1], the fraternity KU announced was facing “serious and disturbing” allegations of sexual assault at an informal party over homecoming weekend a year ago. In short, KU gave the entire fraternity two years of probation ... Continue reading


The fascinating journey of Lawrence’s original school bell

This may be the most literal application the title of this blog will have. The original bell from Lawrence’s first school received a new home this month. The 1,600-pound bell is now safe in a refurbished case, but prior to that it has had many resting places, ... Continue reading


Free State Brewing Co. takes home gold medal in Great American Beer Festival

Lawrence’s beloved [Free State Brewing Co.][1] scored big at last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, taking home the gold medal in the Herb and Spice Beer category for its limited edition Garden Party lager. "It feels great, it really does. It's a pretty prestigious recognition, ... Continue reading


See who the leaders are in the Journal-World poll of the six finalists for the vacant Lawrence City Commission seat

When it comes to filling the vacant seat on the Lawrence City Commission, a pair of past elected officials seem to have captured the attention of Lawrence residents, according to a new poll of 1,000 registered voters in the city. Former City Commissioner Terry Riordan and former ... Continue reading


Football Game Tape: Week Four

One week after Lawrence High and Free State football teams beat up on each other in the City Showdown, they unleashed on other teams this weekend. Both schools won in blowouts with strong defensive nights. Lawrence High (4-0) [went through the air to open up its offense ... Continue reading


The Day After: In a rut at Rutgers

If you look only at the score, you might think to yourself, 'Huh, it looks like the Jayhawks had a chance.' However, if you watched Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey — be it on television or as one of the brave souls sitting ... Continue reading


East Coast Bias: KU safeties Chevy Graham, Tevin Shaw share past experiences

Their bond comes because they occasionally feel like fish out of water, East Coast dudes living smack dab in the middle of the country. But Kansas University football players Chevy Graham and Tevin Shaw want everyone to know that there is a different between New York, where ... Continue reading


Bullet passes through central Lawrence home; one sought in midnight pursuit; woman allegedly bashes $1,800 TV screen; Dillons arrest; apartment burglarized while residents on walk

I’m back from my murder trial hiatus with a Lights & Sirens chock full of stuff to make up for my absence. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in. _______________________ **Wednesday, 10:51 p.m.** The owners of a home in the 3000 block of West 19th Court ... Continue reading


Lawrence musician brings film noir festival back to KC

When The Latenight Callers were formed in 2008, Lawrence drummer/keyboardist Nick Combs didn’t know that much about film noir. The band calls its style “noir-a-go-go,” and its music sounds like something you might hear in a smoky Prohibition-era jazz club of the future. It’s three guys playing ... Continue reading


Perry Ellis done with “Boot Camp” for good

Kansas senior forward Perry Ellis describes what coach Bill Self asks of the Jayhawks on the final day of his week-long “Boot Camp,” and how it feels to know he won’t ever have to go through one again. Continue reading


Missing from KU? Lots of daisies and the chancellor’s piano

A few weeks ago when I blogged about the [lilacs going missing from Lilac Lane][1] (ICYMI: [they have since been replanted][2]), I invited readers to let me know if they’d noticed anything else missing from campus — and a couple of people actually responded. Lois Orth-Lopes, of ... Continue reading


Popular Breakout KC business to locate in Lawrence; city commissioners face questions on Eldridge Hotel tax break

You are in a locked room. You must solve riddles, complete mind-bending tasks and battle the forces of evil to receive a four-digit code that allows you to unlock the door and get to freedom. Yes, it does sound like how I must pick up my dirty ... Continue reading


KU running out of winnable games?

The way this year’s Kansas football schedule looks, wins are going to be increasingly difficult to come by as the season progresses. The Jayhawks have Rutgers on the road in their non-conference finale this Saturday. Then, they open Big 12 play at Iowa State on Oct. 3. ... Continue reading