Letters to the Editor

Good exercise

January 9, 2008


To the editor:

This is in response to Mandy's letter in the Jan. 5 Public Forum. I would assume you run for the benefits of exercise. I recommend you get a snow shovel and start clearing the walks. You will discover that your heart rate goes up quickly and you get to use all the muscles in your body. And you also are helping your neighbors.

Chuck McPheeters,



mom_of_three 10 years, 5 months ago

While Mandy would probably like to help her neighbors, why should she shovel for businesses who could pay someone to do that job. She was not only mentioning it for her benefit, but also for the Free State kids who walk to school.

Tony Kisner 10 years, 5 months ago

The City of Lawrence has an ordinance on the books which requires the owner of a property with a public side walk on it to shovel same within 24 hours of a snow fall. Mandy's request is that the ordinance be complied with. Much in the same way as one would expect drivers to obey an ordinance which requires them to stop at a red light. If you are not happy with the ordinance speak to the City Council about making a change to the Law. Why point your anger at Mandy? I don't think this law is referred to as Mandy's law

rollcar 10 years, 5 months ago

Come on now. If every single person who didn't follow some BS law/ordinance to the letter were to be called out on it, we would all be in hot water with the city. Who among us hasn't at some point blocked a sidewalk with a car in our driveway, slipped a few leaves in the bottom of a plastic trash bag instead of a city-approved paper one (gasp), or yes, failed to shovel our sidewalk. Let's keep things in context here and realize that we all choose to live together in a community, so we may as well learn to get along. God forbid we all start calling out our neighbors for every little infraction that inconveniences us. See that patch of snow? Run around it. Problem solved.

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