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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

But how about he-who-must-not-be-named?

October 9, 2013 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mother Earth News Fair expected to draw 10,000 to downtown Lawrence

10,000 ha ha ha ha.

If any body wants to wager on attendance being anything over 5,000, I'll take some of the action.

October 3, 2013 at 9:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Color Run bursts through downtown Lawrence

If you want some colored corn starch sprayed on you, drop by my place and run up and down the street, and I'll take care of you. I charge only $20.

( 50% discount )

September 15, 2013 at midnight ( | suggest removal )

Color Run

A fun activity., but.....

Just be aware that this company's activity and run today is by a for-profit company run on a for-profit basis. The donation to the local not-for-profit (Van-Go) is just a token. Out of the $200,000 to $250,000 collected today from participants, I am guessing that that Van-Go received less than $15,000 or less than 5%.

If you want to run around and have people shoot you with colored corn-starch and pay them $40, that is just fine. Just don't think you are contributing anything meaningful to the local charity. It is all about profit to an external company.

September 14, 2013 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little bookstore that could

But isn't it true that this wonderful little bookstore benefited from rental costs which were far below market rates for the 6th and Massachusetts area?

September 12, 2013 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sporting events expected to bring in visitors, impact Lawrence economy

"The Color Run is *not* a charity or non-profit organization. The Color Run, LLC is a “for profit” event company....(The run will ) make a donation to the local charity (Van-Go which) depends on the level of involvement/volunteers provided by the charity." - from the Color Run website

At 4,000 x $40 they will collect $160,000 from participant fees (although I have heard numbers of up to 7,000 participating locally) How much of this will they actually leave in the community to support our wonderful local charity???

September 12, 2013 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

The primary roof has an extensive and substantial sub-roof structure with huge timbers and lots of cross-bracing which I am sure must have damage and be the reason for high cost here. (and I think the back end of the building has a separate roof structure). The ceilings were designed to support aerial acrobatics, literally, and similar high loads. Read up on the Turner Society. These buildings (Turnhalles) were some of the nations first multi-purpose gymnasiums...

September 5, 2013 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

You mean someone like the previous owner who did not touch the building for decades?

September 5, 2013 at 6:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

...I also suspect they pay far below market rent because they are in a decrepit building. Poor business model in the long run, as I think they are discovering.

September 5, 2013 at 6:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )