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Library board adds new member

June 6, 2008

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Joan Golden, a vice president for U.S. Bank, Lawrence, was appointed earlier this month to the Lawrence Public Library Board of Trustees.

Mayor Mike Dever made the appointment Tuesday, during the Lawrence City Commission's regular meeting at City Hall.

Golden is past chairwoman of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Her term on the library's board runs through the end of May 2012.

Other board members are Christopher F. Burger, Stevens and Brand LLP, chair; Kathleen O'Leary Morgan, Morgan Quitno Press, vice chairwoman; Terence E. Leibold, Barber Emerson, LC, secretary-treasurer; Michael Machell, Prescription Solutions; and Deborah Thompson, Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

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not_holroyd 5 years, 10 months ago

my my my. Looks like the Hawk is picking up friends. Seems like it will be a good evening to do some gardening and walk around the neighborhood and visiting with the neighbors about their gardens. The dog will come too, since he loves company and meeting people. Maybe we will visit those nice fountains at KU. Even though the dog is not too partial to water. He does like to take a dump around Louisana street for some strange reason. But I always bring poop bags, because I want to be a good neighbor.Say hi to your friends this weekend.

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Fort_Aubrey 5 years, 10 months ago

Hawk, You have no standing to complain about the fountain you did not contribute to. You don't like private. You don't like public. You are a hypocrite. Nobody ever said money means class or taste. You are not Socrates here. But tough cookies. Why do you even care about a KU fountain. You are an old man who does nothing but complain about the institution. Go out to Oberlin and use that theatre.... if it meets your discerning standards, that is. (it was partially constructed and is operated and maintained with public money, by the way)

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cato_the_elder 5 years, 10 months ago

Hawk is right on - the Weaver Court is way classier than the Docking Fountain.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 10 months ago

The Docking gift is private but not very attractive. It doesnt have the class that the Arthur Weaver court has. For a town concerned about runoff, just curious how much the city charges Ku for the runoff from the Docking fountain? At least on the country club plaza a runoff from a fountain would go onto a grassy area., You see money doesn't necessarily mean good taste nor class, i.e. Docking Family Gateway.

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Fort_Aubrey 5 years, 10 months ago

Jack: all those plans which involved commercial space with a new library I thought to be self-serving for the developers. Perhaps we agree. Fix up/improve the existing building.Of course Hawk will be opposed to anything, a private gift or a public improvement. So no reason to listen to that old man.

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Fort_Aubrey 5 years, 10 months ago

Hawk wants to encourage private giving, then he just pooh-poohs the Docking gift.Hawk. You really don't want anything. Public or private. I think not_holyrod is starting to make a lot of sense.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 10 months ago

Jack, remember some of these folks posting don't read well. They have a comprehension problem. They believe that everything should be publicly funded, everything. This 'not_holroyd" believes that Decatur county would be a good place for rest and more rest. WEll, here is a tidbit about Decatur county, well a couple and I shall revisit them from time to time. Their chamber of commerce decided to become larger, it involved area towns. Too bad Lawrence is so self serving, they might do well to invite Baldwin, Eudora , Lecompton and have a county chamber of commerce, but then they(that being the Lawrence leadership) would have to pet their neighbors and be nice to them and smell their flowers in Baldwin, Lecompton and Eudora. Lawrence is too elitist for itsellf nowdays.The other tidbit is, a widow donated a million bucks for a community center and it had to have a theater for performance in it. In Lawrence, the way to get things done here is raise sales tax or property taxes. get the public to pay. Too bad Lawrence doesn't have these generous donors or are they being run off? And what the heck, in Lawrence, a million wouldn't be welcomed, it wouldn't be good enough or build something big enough and in the wrong place. ONe has to wonder what would happen if someone were to step forward and start at fund to build a branch library at the East Lawrnece rec center with private money, how long before it would be squelched. Just curious. Yes, Decatur county does have lessons to offer to Lawrence.

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JackRipper 5 years, 10 months ago

Fort Aubrey, I'm confused because that's what I use the library for-books. The ideas of the developers are to make the library something other then a library. That is why the developers come up.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 10 months ago

What makes Fort Aubrey think that "hawk" doesn't read or wants the developers to build a library? Not! One can hope that Joan Golden knows how to direct Mr. Flanders to clean his building and enlist the aid of a carpet shampooing company. And to top the wish list, Mrs. Golden and her attorney husband, could surely find some wealthy donors to donate to a couple branch libraries. AFter all, Lawrence "rich" folks like to plaster their names around. Just look at the Docking Family Gateway. Poor old Virginia, waiting at home for her hubby to come back from the bank and now the grandkids have squandered the wealth on a fountain constantly watering the street. Goes to show you, $500,000 gets something but not quite enough.

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Fort_Aubrey 5 years, 10 months ago

How about being for a library just because it is a library? I don't care whit one about the developers. I guess JackRipper and Hawkperched don't like to read. Not_Holyrod sounds like a nice guy.

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JackRipper 5 years, 10 months ago

It's interesting that people think investing public money that directly benefits a developers is some how good for the community. I use the library and walk to it also and it seems to be serving the needs of people just fine but I go there for books and movies, not a cappuccino or an area for people to view me being at the library. What Lawrence really needs are more promenade areas where people can strut around and be seen, maybe sell special t-shirts so people know you belong to a certain crowd.

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not_holroyd 5 years, 10 months ago

My my my, thanks for the invitation Hawk.Did everyone notice how clean the air was this morning, and what a nice cool morning for a walk with the dog to say hello to the neighbors.Not_Holroyd is not surprised at Hawks wrinkling of the nose at anything, because Hawk has never been for investing a dollar of public money for anything. Not_Holroyd has been doing some reading up on Mr. Cool, and has discovered that he is an architect of some type. Well, and that he bought a house that backs up on LMH athletic fields and now whines to the school board for some kind of expensive engineering study. I would have thought a building professional like him would have exercised some due diligence before purchasing his own house.....so I wonder how smart he really is......but that is a different issue....But back to the topic of the library. Not_holroyd, unlike Hawk, still does indeed walk down to the library, and thinks it could stand some considerable improvement. Not also thinks that some of these grandious plans advanced by some parties are ridiculous. Not tends to agree with Cool that the external panel of architects who recommended improvements at the current site in the current building might make the most sense.He also has known the Goldens over the years and thinks highly of Joan and the family. They are good people who have contributed to the community n the past, and have the community's interests in mind, unlike either Hawk or Cool.I think it is time to walk down to the Library. And drop in and say hello to Douglas County Senior Services and the boys in the fire station. And I will tell them all thank you for doing what they do for the community. Just like what the late Frank Burge did for decades.Say hello to your neighbors today, and help the elderly clean up any limb damage.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 10 months ago

Lets see now what "not_holroyd" has to say. Maybe that poster will suggest smelling the Library board members instead of the flowers part;nering with local dog poop.

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JackRipper 5 years, 10 months ago

Funny, wasn't the era of the Carnegie and his buds considered the robber baron days?

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 10 months ago

Looks like the library board is getting loaded up with Chamber members so the push can begin for a new building.

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