How fortunate that a spokesman for the local idle rich writes readable pieces for the Journal-World. George Gurley on “fracking” in North Dakota (Dec. 1) is a case in point, although it presents a keen observer’s vision blurred by cataracts of political bias.
Marcia Epstein deserves a parade down Massachusetts Street.
Let me see if I get this straight: Cordley Elementary, a school built in 1919, is slated for significant, costly and time-consuming renovations, while the students are shipped off to East Heights, a school built in the late 1940s and subsequently mothballed for being clearly inadequate. Meanwhile, Centennial, a school built in the 1950s along the lines of Hillcrest and Sunset Hills, remains closed, despite being less than four blocks from Cordley!
The couple who were assigned four columns at the top left of Thanksgiving Day’s Journal-World report that they have helped a couple dozen homeless people around the country get into homes. This is surely admirable. I am sure they are wonderful people, as the article says.
I am distressed about Marcia Epstein’s departure from Headquarters Counseling Center, and very frustrated with the paltry thanks offered by the board president.
Kansas’ suicide rate (not attempts, dead Kansans) has risen 30 percent in the last year.
I fear for the future of Headquarters Counseling Center. The board of directors has taken an unwise, if not outrageous, move in voting to “separate” the director of the last 34 years with no advance planning whatsoever.
The recent interim nuclear agreement with Iran should be cautiously welcomed. Iran has agreed to dilute half of its high
Downtown Lawrence is a gem that we should value and nurture.
Adam Ziegler, a young man who asks us to be good citizens by getting into the habit of recycling, has challenged all of us to do the right thing (Public Forum, Nov. 22). Hopefully, he will continue to remind us when we get too lazy.