Archive for Saturday, July 15, 2006

Heat advisory issued for next two days

July 15, 2006


The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory warning for Douglas County as temperatures look to soar past 100 degrees during

the next two days.

The advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. today until 7 p.m. Monday. Temperatures are expected to top out near 105 degrees, with heat indexes reaching 110.

The service also said to expect little relief from the heat Sunday night, as temperatures will only dip into the mid-to-upper 70s.

The services suggests limiting activity and exposure to the sun, drinking lots of non-alcoholic liquids, wearing loose clothing and a hat and wearing sun screen when out during the day.


tell_it_like_it_is 11 years, 10 months ago

You're kidding....its summertime in Kansas and its going to be over 100? Oh my God we're all going to die.......

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

and, of course, the breaker for the A/C is tripping anytime it gets over 85. it's hotter in the house with the damned thing on (when it is "working").

bearded_gnome 11 years, 10 months ago

okay, wench, you need a repairman for safety reasons. something electrical ain't good and sad to say it could be a bad compressor depending on design of your A.C.
you suppose the library could clear out the bums and become an "emergency cooling center?" or, the tunnels under KU? there's an idea. or else, the Lawrence fire boys could just turn on their fire cannons and we could all play in the spray to cool off!

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

that's what i was afraid of, gnome. i'm a renter, so my landlords would probably agree (they're good folks). i tend to want to fix things myself more than reason warrants, but i'm out of solutions now.

that's what too many episodes of mythbusters, a handful of tools, and a stubborn streak will do to me.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 10 months ago

sorry, often I'm the one who would love to fixit myself, but throwing the breaker, and a.c., I draw da' limit!
please, don't just put in a heavier duty breaker! no, I don't wanna read in tomorrow's ljw: "today, we find singed wench, by her smoking air conditioning, muttering something about fixing it herself." okay, your landlords need to get on this right away. I think there's some legal thingy about how you can withhold your rent legally if they didn't fix such a problem in a timely manner but I bet the people at city hall know better than this gnome does.
good luck! and, cool off! drink plenty of fluids. these days, the value of a shower set to nearly tap water temp=priceless!

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

my landlord wouldn't hesitate to help a bit.

i'll put away my screwdriver, flashlight, and pride and give him a call tomorrow. i suppose it's not my property to start an electrical fire on, anyhow. :P

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

thanks for the voice'o'reason, gnome. all fixed.

i can relate, red. i've lived in my fair share of uncivilized bungalows. strategic window units, box fans, and heavy window coverings are not fun.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 10 months ago

okay! now we call you "cool wench?" very good happy it was fixed for you! and am just glad you didn't try to fixit yourself.
a mister sure is helpful this time too!
now, just hoping we don't lose electricity during such peak demand! damn, it is hot!

justsomewench 11 years, 10 months ago

aye, gnome, a mister is a mighty helpful thing to have - especially one with basic mechanical skills and a plumber's wrench, as it were. (new problem, different day).

if you happen to see my long lost and much missed canadian mister, remind him that there's some usefulness he could be up to, will ya?

as for red, at least the county lock-up has central air, eh?

Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 10 months ago

bearded_gnome wondered "you suppose the library could clear out the bums and become an 'emergency cooling center?' "

Which makes me wonder, in turn: the library is a public facility, so why does it matter whether some patrons may not have permanent homes? As long as they aren't violating library policy or the law, why shouldn't they have a right to use the library?

bearded_gnome 11 years, 10 months ago

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bearded_gnome 11 years, 10 months ago

a: because they stink, behave poorly and are there for reasons other than the library's contents!

Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 10 months ago

Point taken, swbsow. bearded_gnome, there is good news for you. Check out the library's policies at Specifically, pay attention to: "4. Behavior disruptive to Library users or staff is not allowed. "5. Offensive odor is not allowed in the Library. "6. Intoxication is not allowed in the Library or on the grounds. "7. Offensive, threatening, harassing or abusive language or gestures are not allowed in the Library or on the grounds. "11. Prolonged or chronic sleeping is not allowed in the Library or on the grounds."

So, the first two reasons you give (and others, including several I suspect you mean but don't mention) are addressed by library policy. If you observe persons engaged in those behaviors, report them to library staff as policy violators. Staff will ask them to stop the behavior or leave. Your problem is solved.

As for your contention homeless persons shouldn't be allowed access unless they are there specifically for the contents of the library...that does not violate library policy. It is a public building and should be accessible to those in the public who can or will abide by the library policies.

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