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Letters to the Editor

Trashy behavior

September 18, 2009

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To the editor:

City Commissioner Mike Amyx commented recently that the Lawrence High School stadium, when finished, will not only look great but will be something the students and community can be proud to have. As a neighbor to LHS, I agree, but only if people using it respond with pride.

I was surprised when Lawrence school board member Mary Loveland remarked about tailgating at high school games. I didn’t know this occurred. I did notice a truck parked in the new parking lot (the former tennis courts) with people in lawn chairs shortly after 4:30 p.m., before the first game. However, I was SHOCKED the next morning when I drove by and saw the pile of trash left in that very spot. I am sorry that the school district didn’t have the foresight to place a trash can in the next parking spot, but sorrier that those tailgaters didn’t have enough respect for the new stadium to at least pick up after themselves.

I would hope, in the future, people who tailgate and students who attend LHS would show their “Lion Pride” and not leave their trash, starting with this Friday’s game.

Comments

Flap Doodle 5 years, 3 months ago

Oh where, oh where has spiderham gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?

puddleglum 5 years, 3 months ago

he went to the land of the disappearded & banned

cool, and humble will he be

puddleglum 5 years, 3 months ago

danggit beo, you messed up our sing-a-long

a_flock_of_jayhawks 5 years, 3 months ago

I wish they could make offenders that get caught for littering go out and pick up trash. I remember one time that I saw some kids across the street drinking beer throw their beer bottles up in the air and land on the street, busting into pieces. I normally don't confront people, but in this case, I walked over and told them to clean it up and cut it out. They did and said they were sorry. Guess I'm lucky they didn't try to retaliate somehow.

Shane Garrett 5 years, 3 months ago

As a people we must show tolerance to those who do not reflect our belief system in a clean society. Education is the best way to change the minds of the ignorant. A_flock-of-Jayhawks had the correct idea.

Have a blessed Darwinist Day!

BigPrune 5 years, 3 months ago

This might be a stretch but it sounds a little like it could be a separation of church and state issue.

puddleglum 5 years, 3 months ago

pretty sure it is the church's fault... maybe church's chicken?

Charles L Bloss Jr 5 years, 3 months ago

Yes, that is important. Pick up your trash. Thank you, Lynn

KS 5 years, 3 months ago

Think there might have been a little beer at that tailgate party? Hummmm!

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