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Hearne: Bill Self Teams With Former KU Wild Man for Lawrence Eatery

Maybe Bill Self  will stick it out here in Lawrence after all… I still have my doubts. However it is possible that the KU basketball coach’s philandering days are behind him. And that coaching at the level of an NBA practice squad is starting to grow on … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Olathe PD Unleashes SWAT on Sleepy Suburbs

Talk about the Big Bang… On April 13th, the Olathe PD issued a memo to residents in the neighborhood around Winterbrooke and Sheridan Bridge alerting them to a training exercise that would take place between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Global Warming — It’s Hot!

Over the past decade or two, manmade global warming  – aka AGW – has become a culpable cultural credo… Yet all too often, the focus has been on the negative side of this much maligned malady. However as we all know, every dark … Continue reading

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Hearne: Bowling for Major News Stories

The big news in Lawrence today… Would you believe, that the bowling alley in the KU student union building is gonna close? Yep, top of the fold on the front page of the Lawrence Journal World newspaper. It’s a little … Continue reading

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Hearne: Can Kansas City Be a Baseball Town Again?

After decades of being the butt of every baseball joke imaginable a new game is afoot… At the risk of hopping on (and later perhaps off) the bandwagon that is this year’s Kansas City Royals, let’s assume for a moment that … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Indiana, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act & Poe’s Law

On Thursday, Indiana lawmakers made changes to RFRA to calm the national tsunami of gay discontent flooding the state… This isn’t new, Indiana joined 20 other states in giving businesses the right to not provide services to the gay community … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: The Weak in Review

Shooting Your Junk – The Unintended Consequences of Concealed Carry Kansas gave final approval last week to a bill allowing residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit… However, some lawmakers voiced concerns about inadequate training under the new law, and … Continue reading

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Hearne: A Call for Less Butt Kissing & More Tough Talk @ KU

Say what you will, half a loaf’s almost always better than no loaf at all… And to his credit, in the case of Star sports scribe Sam Mellinger it’s usually a very tasty half. What goes missing often unfortunately is much in … Continue reading

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Hearne: Sizzling Courtroom Testimony Paints Lawrence CiCi’s Owner as a Dirtbag

For more than a year the obvious went unaddressed by the mainstream media in Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka… Only KC Confidential reported that there was something very fishy about 52 year-old CiCi’s Pizza owner Harold Sasko shacking up with 17 year-old hottie Sarah McLinn … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: I’d Like a Venti Americano with an Extra Shot of Race Relations, Please

Starting this week, there’s a chance my Starbucks cup, normally labeled “Well-Coifed Scribe,” will be passed across the counter with a smile and the notation, “Race Together.” Starbucks wants in the race and values business? The same Starbucks that spends millions … Continue reading

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Hearne: More News Bodies Flying Out the Door @ 18th & Grand

Target raising the minimum wage to $9, houses selling like hotcakes, unemployment at the lowest levels in seven years – things are looking up, right? Not in the newspaper biz – not enough, anyway. Because on the heels of major … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: The Weak in Review

Hillary Clinton: Yes, I Had Textual Relations with that Private Server As fallout from Hillary using her private email for official State Department business continues, her response amounts to, “What difference does it make?” Asked if she’d been briefed on … Continue reading

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Hearne: One Up, One Down in the News Mag Game

Small world… Just as the Kansas City Star‘s weekly Sunday magazine was blowing taps, another newspaper weekly was  soaring to new heights, says former Star editor and reporter Jim Fitzpatrick… “That same day the New York Times redid their magazine,” Fitzpatrick … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Brian Williams & the Double Standard of Situational Exaggeration

Seventy three years ago this month, C.S. Lewis wrote, in The Screwtape Letters, “ It is always the novice who exaggerates.” Well, Mr. Lewis, a lot has changed since then. We have some exceptional exaggerators and professional pathological perjurers to … Continue reading

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Glazer: The Battle of Westport – Take 2 – Former Landlord Poised to Create Parking Problem

Was a time businessman Doug Weltner was once considered the savior of Westport… Weltner and his real estate company outbid others around 1990 to purchase Westport Square and the parking lot along Westport Road across from Kelly’s and the old … Continue reading

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Hearne: The December 2014 Radio Ratings (They Really Do Matter)

Nobody listens to the radio anymore, right? Wrong… Well, nobody halfway young listens to radio anymore, right? That’s not what a McVay Media study entitled “State of the Media: Audio Today 2014” has to say on the subject. “No matter … Continue reading

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Hearne: Moderated Comments, Anyone? Smartman, Scribe?

A funny thing happened late last week… Not ha-ha funny, more curious funny. I’d just added a pair of words to the KC Confidential “forbidden words list” – the one I started four years ago to combat that clever rascal smartman. … Continue reading

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Glazer: Lawrence Strip Club Cop Stop & This Weeks Picks

Lawrence strip club Allstars sent a limo to take me and comic Trevor Moore and his Whitest Kids U Know crew to Lawrence last night… Stanford’s had featured the playmate appearing at Allstars on our pod cast Wednesday so they invited us to come to … Continue reading

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Star beams: P&L Red Light Zone, Bill Cosby, NASA & Making Whoopi

The historic Power and Light Building will be renovated with some apartments going for as much as $3,500 a month.  If you’re a woman you can make that money back quickly via that giant flashing red light.         … Continue reading

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Hearne: 610 Sports Knocks One Out of the Park in Fall Ratings

We’ll get to the latest radio ratings shortly, but for now the big news is 610 Sports… Because not only did Entercom’s KCSP AM rocket into fourth place in the overall ratings released in November, its cume rose to just shy of a … Continue reading

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