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Thursday's top stories, some pictures of our newsroom and Friday Food Wars (salsa vs. queso)


It's been a busy week in the newsroom, and the news keeps coming. If you haven't heard, KDOT has committed $192 million to complete the South Lawrence Trafficway.

Here are Thursday's most-viewed stories and the most-commented items in the past 24 hours.

Most-viewed stories

  1. McLouth student Justin Johnston shot, killed on school trip to Costa Rica; classmates returning to Kansas
  2. South Lawrence Trafficway fatal accident victim is from Lyndon
  3. Town Talk: Banquet business looking to open on Conn. Street; Olive Garden questions keep coming; a Wichita grocery deal to keep an eye on
  4. Olive Garden considering building restaurant on South Iowa Street
  5. Quick flooding prompts evacuations in Manhattan

Most-commented items

  1. McLouth student Justin Johnston shot, killed on school trip to Costa Rica; classmates returning to Kansas
  2. Olive Garden considering building restaurant on South Iowa Street
  3. What is your favorite place to camp?
  4. Reproductive rights supporters criticize legislator for controversial comments on abortion
  5. Film paints infuriating picture

Back in "the day" at KU, Staci Baird was my GTA in the KUJH newsroom. She came to visit Jonathan Kealing and me at the news center Friday morning (she's now a journalism instructor at San Francisco State) and took some neat pics of us in action. The one of me was taken while I was getting information from Chad Lawhorn on the SLT press conference.

Finally, today's Friday Food War is salsa vs. queso! You can vote in the Facebook poll and talk smack using the #DipWars hashtag on Twitter.


The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

"JK and Casey (web producer) will manage the Internets while I'm gone." Whitney "Mustardist" Mathews.

So, you are saying us minions will get to know Casey better?


The_Original_Bob 2 years, 10 months ago

"salsa vs. queso? "

I didn't know they were one or the other items. Both are good.


RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

i thunk cuzin wuz hrad too reed . . .


Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 10 months ago

salsa vs. queso?

That's a good question. I'll need to have a taste test for a few days!

Fine Print: A definitive choice is not guaranteed.


autie 2 years, 10 months ago

My purposeful literary foibles are for humor, not headaches. Have a brownie and don't trip tomorrow.


autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Maybe one day I can go see she and me and her could have a brownie. Me, as in I, likes brownies with a vociferous zeal. now I'm confused.


LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

Not seeing any Caseys on the staff list, we need more info. Shouldn't we meet him before you leave? Don't you know we have separation anxiety problems? I mean, would you leave your kids with someone they had never met? Maybe JK should handle all communication, we at least know him. Maybe I should get one of them there Twitter thinges so I can follow you if I get anxious. LOL


autie 2 years, 10 months ago

A. Shouldn't that read "Kealing and I", not "Kealing and me"?

B. There is no option of putting salsa on the queso? Because that is my personal preference. You can not have one without the other or it is just not right.

  1. When will there be peanut butter cup brownies again? Just mail them to Mr. &^%& at 2&( North #$($ street in ()&%^)), Kansas, zip code (^&&^%$

Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

You should try the "Hell on the Red" brand queso. It's a bit zippy but not to the point that it's dangerous to eat.


clovis_sangrail 2 years, 10 months ago

Is the unoccupied work station at the top left corner of the second picture where the copy editor used to sit back when the Journal World had one?


somedude20 2 years, 10 months ago

Those desserts looked really tasty yesterday and I wish I could have had one! Having said that; you had better stick to the salsa Whitney rather than the cheese dip otherwise Whit's end may be expanding soon

=) stay hungry!!


Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 10 months ago

The most commented on stories are not necessarily the best stores or even of broader interest. Much comment is not on the point of the story, but "trash talk" between the commenters. That's why I continue to think that people's names should be included with their comments.

By the way, I live in San Francisco as well as Lawrence, and there are some amazing sites in San Francisco which I would like to see Stacy Baird write about, such as The Bay Citizen (and that includes the San Francisco Chronicle, which has become more extraordinary by the year-it now includes articles from many other sites). If she doesn't do it, I may have to do it.

And by the way, thank you Whitney Mathews, for those pictures of the newsroom and your wonderful column. Your column, as well as that of Town Talk (that of Chad Lawhorn) have added a whole new dimension to the Journal-World (somewhat like C.S Nevius column in San Francisco, but with a wholly Lawrence basis).



prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

The real news. Are there any brownies left?


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