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Archive for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another gas line break reported at former Arensberg location

A gas line behind Arensberg shut down a portion of the street.

August 18, 2010, 2:46 p.m. Updated August 18, 2010, 3:57 p.m.

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A downtown construction site that has been plagued with problems reported another one Wednesday afternoon: the site's third gas line break in less than two months.

A gas line broke behind the former Arensberg shoe store, in the 800 block of Massachusetts, about 2:40 Wednesday afternoon. Crews evacuated buildings from the store to Ninth Street for about 10 minutes, according to Lawrence Douglas County Fire & Medical Captain Brandon Holloman

Black Hills Energy sent two workers to repair the break. No injuries were reported.

The latest incident comes just five days after an electrical fire in the building's basement. Two previous gas line breaks were reported in July and earlier in August.

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ljwanonymous 3 years, 8 months ago

mr oread slumlord, why don't we just bulldoze the oread student ghettos that you and the other non-resident slumlords refuse to maintain?

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Sigmund 3 years, 8 months ago

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

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igby 3 years, 8 months ago

Working on these old buildings is sometimes like pulling teeth. Evertime you move something it needs to be replaced. It's the gas leak that you don't find that's the big one that do's you in.

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HedleyLamarrr 3 years, 8 months ago

sorry everyone, that was me, I had lunch at Calieto Lindo.

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Practicality 3 years, 8 months ago

Man, I hope the fire eating Buskers don't stand in front of Arensberg's shoes.

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 8 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (anonymous) says… "Shout Gas Leak!"

Since you insist: http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/did_i_say_that/2010/jul/21/lhs-graduation-/#Gas-Leak/ (Scroll down)

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blindrabbit 3 years, 8 months ago

What Insurance; even the old and large sycamore tree at the back of the building is dying.

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 8 months ago

Seriously, will people have to die like MagnaGro for the city to check it out? Something is not right.

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IndusRiver 3 years, 8 months ago

So what? What am I supposed to get off my ass and do about it?

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TrooGrit 3 years, 8 months ago

It really does seem like some of the really old buildings downtown have become a problem. I would imagine most people would hate to see those old buildings get dozed down, after all they do add character to downtown. That said, if these buildings are going to continue to be problematic, probably dozing at least some of them and building new ones might be in order.

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 8 months ago

hey thats a good idea to bulldoze Oread from Jayhawk blvd to the Drop In Center. sounds good, you got a slow day at the office again,'not_holroyd". by the way, a special two holer is waiting for you north of the stadium and the porta potty vendor will pump it on the hour for u.

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 8 months ago

It's time to level most of downtown and start all over. No one seems to understand how crapped out the utility lines behind buildings are and the overhead power lines and the overall condition of most of the buildings. They have outlived their usefulness.

Bulldoze and start over especailly when there is nothing but one building holding up another, side by side.

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