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Opening date in sight for Ladybird Diner; Turnhalle meeting set; police headquarters, mini golf, paintball, teen center and more

After the Rock Chalk debacle -- which really does not pass any smell test -- we don't much of a reason to trust the commission. And there's never a reason to trust the police. So any proposal on this is going to start with two strikes against it.

August 7, 2014 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence transit system ranked No. 36 in the country; construction firm purchases North Lawrence property

Todd, that's like when football fans say "well, if you take away the interceptions, they're a great team" or when stock analysts say "well, when you deduct that one-time extraordinary expense, they're a profitable company!"

The numbers are the numbers. If the students ride, it's still cars off the street. Which, in a town of 100,000 with roads built for a population of 50,000, is a pretty good deal.

August 7, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police: Gambling game, fake gun lead to aggravated assault

Police have not released the name of the suspect, but have confirmed that he is dumb as a box of hammers.

August 7, 2014 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week

Does anyone out there know what exactly the "work" is on the Kansas River Bridge. It's been down to one lane on each side for weeks and I have seen no activity at all. Occasionally there will be a pick up truck parked there.

Are they working on the underside?

July 21, 2013 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: Stoplight timing

So the answer is "the software we have will make it okay"?

That's odd because when I drove the T-Bus down 23rd Street, I could tell you the length of time each traffic signal would take to go from Red to Green. It's almost like the "software" consisted solely of a timer..... ;-)

May 13, 2013 at 6:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Future uses of Burlington Northern train depot in Lawrence uncertain

My suggestion for its future use is "rubble". Firstly the building is as ugly as sin and should only be in architecture textbooks with the caption "don't do this." Secondly, this idea of the city buying it because it's for sale cheap is wildly irresponsible.

July 7, 2012 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

If I wanted to make sure someone had a bad experience, I would send them here. These people are masters of the "upsell". Getting out of this place with a pair of glasses is worse than going to a used car lot. At every opportunity, they want you to sit down, wait for something "and have a look around!" Then they have so many exciting options for you! The antiscratch, the lensless bifocal, the antiglare coating, the frame that looks a little better on your face for "just a little bit more."

Awful experience. So unhappy I went hre.

June 16, 2012 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: 12th and Haskell Recycling center strikes deal to move one block north; old home in 1300 block of Haskell may get razed; city finances tightened in 2011

Hahahahaha. Everyone wants to be "green" until you actually see what being "green" means! Recycling is ugly, smelly, no matter how you do it. Where do you think those cans go when you toss them in a bin? Apparently Merrill thinks pixies sprinkle dust on them so they can become new cans without ever smelling bad or needing poor people to do icky things to them.

You disgust me.

May 14, 2012 at 9:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County towing regulations ‘need to be fixed,’ administrator says

19th Street Towing for the win! Their owner is a stand up guy who once gave me a free tow when his driver tried to charge me an exorbitant rate. The owner gave me his personal cell number, and made a follow up call to me. Really good guy.

April 15, 2012 at 5:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Smooth sailing: Coaches’ familiarity eases transition

Finishing last year at 2-10 is probably a really strong motivator. I'm guessing exactly none of the players want that again.

April 12, 2012 at 6:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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