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May 20, 2006

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To the editor:

This is in regard to Mark Hirschey's May 16 letter that stated that the attempts of Commissioners Rundle, Highberger and Schauner to save the Baker Wetlands from the South Lawrence Trafficway were the workings of "greedy machine politics."

Please inform us all of how these gentlemen are making money by protecting this ecosystem. Is there a powerful butterfly lobbyist making the rounds?

I'm sorry, but Mark's letter was nothing short of being horribly vapid and, worse yet, disrespectful by use of fabrication. I'm not a naive tree-hugger. I understand the need for the SLT. But let's actually put it someplace reasonable for urban growth. Placing the SLT south of the river not only protects the immediate ecosystem of a treasured - yes, treasured - environment in addition to respecting the very logical concerns of Haskell Indian Nations University and the heritage of the people committed to that land.

If you are unsure about your own thoughts on the Baker Wetlands, I implore you to explore your own backyard. It's a wonderful treat that if taken away cannot be replicated for our enjoyment or for the thousands of species who depend on it. Please just think about the common sense of using 32nd Street. Development is already at its north side. By the time a 32nd Street SLT would be completed, it would be in town and would not be around town. Forty-second Street is the only logical option.

Michael Stoecker,

Lawrence

Comments

bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

Yo, Frank Zappa, you the "central scrutinizer now?" and good to know you're still alive and living in eudora...thought you were dead...or is living in eudora the same thing? sorry couldn't resist. love my zappa music too "weasels rip my flesh" etc.

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frankzappa 7 years, 11 months ago

Posted by bearded_gnome (anonymous) on May 21, 2006 at 10:32 p.m.

UH, Armi, that would make it: the South Lawrence Underground Trafficway...like those initials for a road?

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why not? pretty much sums up the kommission

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

UH, Armi, that would make it: the south lawrence underground trafficway...like those initials for a road?

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Arminius 7 years, 11 months ago

It may be cheaper just to build a South Lawrence Underground Trafficway beneath the wetlands.

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

not me, as my bus seems to point in another direction than yours does...justanotherbozoontheedge.

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quitbitchin 7 years, 11 months ago

that plan is the most idiotic thing i've heard. and anyone who thinks it's a good idea is an idiot as well.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 11 months ago

Sorry, BG, he might be a "bozo" but he's not this bozo.

Could be you, though, since we're all bozos on the same bus.

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 11 months ago

Michael, is that you, justanotherbonzoonthebus??? you certainly know and live "vapid" in every post...so I said you were, you looked it up, now you employ "vapid" in an LTE??? the LTE writer nearly does the bozo thing and calls 32nd proponents anti-indian/racist, too. zzz

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Richard Heckler 7 years, 11 months ago

I agree with the author until he gets to 42nd Street. 42nd street is still part of an obsolete trafficway idea.

A 42nd trafficway plan still cuts into the wetlands and is no longer practical. 42nd would need to run much further east to avoid the wetlands. John Haase has put together a plan that our entire community should support.

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