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Should two merchant groups reimburse Kansas Athletics the $6,400 it had to forfeit for canceling an event at the Holidome in order for its championship basketball players to participate in a downtown parade?

Response Percent Votes
82% 360
17% 77
Total 437


Frederic Gutknecht IV 9 years, 11 months ago

Not unless this was discussed prior to the event/cancellation in a backdoor meeting!~)...Obviously, there is no such thing as a free parade. It should at least cost you your lunch! Could the fanatics perhaps take up a collection or is the plate now too broken and sharp to pass? It does seem like this is chumpchangebeermoney for the hordes of our coliseum's dude worshippers. Go team. Pay Caesar....just jivin' you turk's...

Richard Heckler 9 years, 11 months ago

Lew Perkins Fires Hank BoothIt looks like another era is passing this week in Lawrence, and at KU. Hank Booth, a very popular local radio announcer has been off work for a week or so as the Jayhawks men's basketball announcer at Allen Fieldhouse due to an injury. It looks like Lew Perkins is taking the opportunity to replace him with one of his people, Eric Danielson, who has been doing the women's basketball games. Booth is an icon in Lawrence, a very public-minded, intelligent, and gifted man who has been in the radio business in Lawrence for many years as a station owner, executive, and announcer.I would imagine, and I have heard rumors, that Booth would not kowtow to Perkins, who is as intent on growing his power base as he is on anything. So Hank Booth seems to have worn out his welcome with the transplanted Easterner Perkins, a man who has been in Lawrence less than ten percent of the time that Hank Booth has. He has a reputation for running roughshod over anything that preceded his tenure as King of the KU Athletic Department, and he has proven that true again today.Lew is all about the money and his own power. He has rankled every old-time fan in Lawrence and most of the alums, at least those that cannot write checks for millions of dollars to KU Athletics. Lew has taken seats at Allen Fieldhouse away from people who had sat in them for 40 or 50 years because they did not match his vision of what a KU basketball fan should be, which is rich and willing to write him big checks.He and his servants in the department have treated a lot of people very badly in a very short period of time. All they care about, obviously, is power and money. Somebody needs to remind them that Kansas University is an educational institution. Lew obviously doesn't much care about that. If he does, it's so far down on the priority list that I've never heard him mention it. This is supposed to be about the kids; instead, it's all about Lew.I wonder how much longer Lew is going to let Chancellor Hemenway stay around?

ksmax 9 years, 11 months ago

No they should not get their money back...there are contracts that are signed and in that contract it states that you will not get your deposit back if you cancel. Same rules apply for the everyday joe as well, no special treatment. Love My Hawks, but lets get real here!

armyguy 9 years, 11 months ago

I suppose I don't get it. What does an event with a select few donor meeting the team with dinner etc. and a parade have in common? Why couldn't KU go ahead with there hotel dinner? Wasn't there a letter about the same type of event KU held at some JOCO hotel? It sounds to me like a lot of BS coming from the hill, thinking that local merchants should pay them to have a function in the town they live or work in. There would not be much of a college and sports team if it were not for the community merchants.

jhawks22 9 years, 11 months ago

Lew couldn't hear your whining--he's too busy winning!

Bob Forer 9 years, 11 months ago

Well put, Merrill. Hank is legend in Lawrence, and has carried on the tradition well since he inherited the job held many years by Mr. Gillespie (forgot his first name). Shame on Mr. Perkins.

Bobo Fleming 9 years, 11 months ago

To show you how old I am I remember as a kid listening to Arden Booth talk us thru a few tornados poping around Eudora

Bone777 9 years, 11 months ago

This really doesn't make any sense. KU had an obligation with the 'select' few donors and the Holidome to have a planned dinner on Sunday afternoon. Why not have had the parade on Saturday?

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