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Archive for Thursday, October 20, 2005

Lawrence first

October 20, 2005

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To the editor:

It's time we take the slogan "KU First" at face value, whether it's moving home football games to Missouri or building scholarship halls in Oread. The university does what it feels is the best/most profitable for itself. Maybe it's time to think "Lawrence First." When KU expands off campus into areas where the city has traditionally collected property taxes, we should continue to collect those taxes.

That would partially make up for revenue lost by moving home football games to Missouri. With some thought, we can come up with ideas to replace the income lost to our small business owners. It is time for the community to wake up and get proactive before all we get is the beer bottles in our yards.

Jim Slough,

Lawrence

Comments

Jamesaust 8 years, 6 months ago

It seems that the only course of action likely to gain the attention of the university comes via the Legislature.

Kansas, let alone just Lawrence, gains nothing by playing "home" games in Missouri, and the taxpayers have a right to intervene.

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