Archive for Friday, August 5, 2005

Noise pollution

August 5, 2005


To the editor:

One would like to think that the various city administrators read the Journal-World to keep abreast of the concerns of their constituents and then try to remedy them. A recent Journal-World editorial on the noise pollution of the thundering boom boxes in cars and pickups on our streets confronted one of those issues, and I was hopeful that the publicity might rouse the proper authorities into action.

Living as I do at the intersection of Kasold and Peterson, three corners of which are residential, I am treated to this thumping cacophony day and night and overnight; earplugs and noise-canceling headphones bring only modest relief. Letters to the police department have had no effect and, since the editorial, the noise seems even more persistent - and, if possible, louder. Lawrence likes to present itself as a model community, a wonderful place to live, but there are some serious cracks in its fabric which belie that idyllic reputation.

Elizabeth C. Banks,



mefirst 12 years, 8 months ago

One of our teenage neighbors thinks the world lives to hear his base thumping. Luckily, his music isn't on at night. Don't forget barking dogs. Some folks don't understand that when they have a dog, they must tend to that animal's needs, not just leave it sitting out in the backyard, barking from loneliness and boredom.

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