Chats for November 2006

Jana Dobbs

Chat about the Christmas Parade with Jana Dobbs

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Jana Dobbs is with CornerBank, the title sponsor for the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, which will be Saturday, Dec. 2.

Chat with Eudora Mayor Tom Pyle

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Eudora Mayor Tom Pyle oversees one of the fastest-growing small cities in the region. He takes your questions Wednesday afternoon.

Bonnie Lowe

Chat about Lawrence recreation facilities with Bonnie Lowe

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Bonnie Lowe, a Lawrence bank president and former mayor, is involved in the project to bring a youth sports complex to town.

Bruce Flanders

Chat about Lawrence Public Library expansion with Bruce Flanders

Monday, November 27, 2006, 1:00 p.m.

The latest proposals to expand the Lawrence Public Library come with price tags of up to $30 million. Bruce Flanders, director of the Lawrence Public Library, takes your questions about the proposed expansion.

Jim Hanni

Chat about holiday travel with AAA spokesman Jim Hanni

Wednesday, November 22, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

It's the holidays again, which means families are packing their cars to go over the river, through the woods and across busy interstate highways to get to grandmother's house. AAA's Jim Hanni will take your queries about holiday travel.

Janet Waugh

Chat about the Kansas Board of Education with member Janet Waugh

Tuesday, November 21, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Janet Waugh, a Kansas City Democrat, is part of the new moderate majority that will take control of the Kansas Board of Education following elections earlier this month. She'll take questions about evolution, Bob Corkins' future and other education issues.

Margaret Warner

Chat about Christmas toy shopping with Margaret Warner

Monday, November 20, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Week usually marks the beginning of toy shopping season. Maragaret Warner, co-owner of The Toy Store in downtown Lawrence, takes your questions about what kids want this Christmas.

Chat with Tim Fitzgerald from

Friday, November 17, 2006, 2:30 p.m.

On television he plays a star panelist on The Drive, but Tim Fitzgerald's bread and butter is covering Kansas State athletics for He'll be joining us on and for a chat Friday at 2:30 p.m. to discuss this weekend's Sunflower Showdown between Kansas and Kansas State at Memorial Stadium - a game which has hefty postseason implications for both parties involved.

Susan Krumm

Chat about Thanksgiving dinner with Susan Krumm

Thursday, November 16, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Susan Krumm, Douglas County extension agent for family and consumer sciences, will answer your food questions, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Chat about helping Lawrence's homeless with Helen Hartnett

Wednesday, November 15, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Join Helen Hartnett, member of Lawrence's Community Commission on Homelessness and Assistant Professor in the KU School of Social Welfare, for Wednesday's online chat at 1:30 p.m.

Sue Hack

Chat about City Hall with Commissioner Sue Hack

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 1:15 p.m.

Sue Hack is serving her second term on the Lawrence City Commission. She'll take your question about any issue involving City Hall.

Joe Reitz

Chat about business ethics with KU professor Joe Reitz

Monday, November 13, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Joe Reitz, retired Kansas University business professor and co-founder of KU's International Center for Ethics in Business, will take questions about recent corporate scandals, the need for emphasizing ethics in business, and what the KU center is doing to foster good workplace behavior. He'll also discuss his latest venture, having started this month as unpaid chief executive officer of The LEO Center, which provides medical care for uninsured area residents, among other services.

Chat with former KU hoopster Christian Moody

Friday, November 10, 2006, 2:30 p.m.

With the regular season just days away from its official start, who better to give you some scoop on what to expect from the Jayhawks than someone who knows most of this year's roster as one-time teammates? Former Jayhawk Christian Moody will join us to talk about this year's team, plus what he's been up to since graduating last May. The chat will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Jamie Shew

Chat about the election counts with County Clerk Jamie Shew

Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

How did vote counting go election night? Were the new electronic machines reliable? Ask your questions of County Clerk Jamie Shew.

David Springe

Chat about utility bills with David Springe

Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

David Springe is the consumer counsel for the Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board, which advocates for Kansas residents when utilities want to raise rates.

Chat about the election with KU political science professor Allan Cigler

Monday, November 6, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Who will win the attorney general's race? How about Congress? And what will it mean for the future. With Election Day less than 24 hours away, aske KU political science professor Allan Cigler your questions.

Chat about home weatherization with Steve Watson

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday at 1:30, Steve Watson, customer operations supervisor for Aquila in Lawrence, will talk about home winterization and other natural gas issues.

Lt. Wes Dalberg

Chat about the Salvation Army with Lt. Wes Dalberg

Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 1:30 p.m.

Dalberg is the commander of Lawrence's Salvation Army post at 946 N.H. He'll be on hand to discuss holiday fund-raising and other issues of interest to the community.