Jon Niccum left the News Center in August 2010.
For the first time in the 11 years since he became an internationally renowned filmmaker, Neil LaBute is on the brink of an elusive, unlikely achievement. The Kansas University graduate has already solidified his reputation as a master of crafting controversial tales involving revenge, betrayal and cruelty. But nothing has quite prepared him for the expectations of how his latest project, "Lakeview Terrace," will be received.
Jayhawks basketball guard Russell Robinson is netting another honor this year to go along with his NCAA championship ring: He'll be graduating from Kansas University with a degree in communications.And communication is the key word when it comes to how Robinson will be celebrating the occasion.
The accomplishments of the 1988 Kansas University basketball team ensured names such as Danny Manning and Larry Brown were placed into the annals of Jayhawks lore. But another name became just as synonymous with that national championship team to the people of Lawrence.
Keith Loneker is on TV right now punching the bejesus out of a hapless referee. His mug is on the homepage of Yahoo.com, grimacing and readying for a showdown. As of today, he's also appearing in a couple thousand theaters around the country. The Lawrence resident is a cast member of the new film "Leatherheads."