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Dazie (Aileen Dingus)

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U.S. Highway 59 expected to open in October

I'm the only one in my family (husband, kids) who grew up in the country. One of the first things I taught them when we moved out of town was "Hold your breath when you go by roadkill in the summertime."

August 29, 2012 at 6:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: New downtown bar hopes to become part of Jazz scene; Lawrence housing sales up 40 percent in July; new eco devo board set to begin work

It isn't ANOTHER bar, its a DIFFERENT bar. The iBar was nice, but limited. I went there many times to hear live music, so I'm glad the "new" bar will continue that.

August 24, 2012 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Football power

"Again, why didn’t any of these university leaders speak up or contact police?"

One of the things that keeps coming to mind regarding this mess is Astronaut Frank Borman's testimony at the hearing following the fire of Apollo 1:

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Senator Anderson: Then what caused the fire?
Frank Borman: A failure of imagination. We’ve always known there was the possibility of fire in a spacecraft. But the fear was always that it would happen in space when you’re a 180 miles from terra firma and the nearest fire station. That was the worry. No ever imagined that it would happen on the ground. If anybody would have thought of it the test would have been classified as hazardous. But it wasn’t. We just didn’t think of it. Now who’s fault is that? Well, it’s North American’s fault. It’s NASA’s fault. It’s the fault of every person who ever worked on Apollo. It’s my fault — I didn’t think the test was hazardous. No one did. I wish to God we had.

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What I mean is that so many people could have stopped this, but nobody imagined that Jerry Sandusky could have been such a monster. We all know that monsters walk among us, we all know that kids are vulnerable. But nobody imagined.

Jerry Sandusky interacted every day with law enforcement, health care officials, school officials, families, religious leaders... he was under investigation before the alleged 2001 incident (he was acquitted on that count) even occurred. Parents of Second Mile boys voiced their concern, coaches at the children's schools made reports, police were involved, even the state's Attorney General had his eye on Sandusky. But _nobody_ did anything.

The people at Penn State surely shoulder some of this blame, I'm not disputing that, but to put it all squarely on them is to miss the larger picture- hundreds of people failed these children.

So what do we do now? Do we argue about a football program or do we educate people about child abuse? Do we fly banners saying to take down a statue or do we donate that money to charities like RAINN (Anti-sexual assault organization)? Do we write editorials wringing our hands about how awful Penn State is or do we look to our own communities to see what we can do better?

July 18, 2012 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Underground prescription drugs an ‘epidemic’

The $1000 per dose was for someone who did have insurance. I too, have insurance, hence my sixty cent scrip.

What I'm saying is that maybe things are a little out of whack.

June 10, 2012 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Underground prescription drugs an ‘epidemic’

I had a molar pulled the other day, and received a scrip for hydrocodone/acetaminophen for whatever pain would occur once the Novocaine wore off. I went to get it filled, and the cost was SIXTY CENTS. I know people who are buying cancer drugs at $1000 a DOSE and I'm getting seriously addictive drugs for pennies.

I think that if medicine is going to SAVE YOUR LIFE it should be affordable. If it's just going to make your mouth stop hurting (or in my case- send you into a spiral of dizziness, nausea and sweating- note to self- opiods = bad) then it should cost more.

June 10, 2012 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Natural selection: Burial method gains popularity

Most of the people who are interred here have chosen this method ahead of time. The deceased relative is the one who ASKED for this, there's no disrespect.

I attended a green burial a couple of summers ago. I must say- it was odd, having grown up with Knights of Columbus or Eastern Star attendants, caskets made with more metal than my car, the deceased looking fresh as a daisy inside. But I can see the appeal. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. There's no reason to keep a body laying about in perpetuity- what made that body a loved one is gone, so why not let the vessel nourish the earth?

May 27, 2012 at 7:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cemetery theft

I'm not trying to be a jerk, and I'm certainly not minimizing your pain, but have you checked with the cemetary office? The items may have been removed pursuant to the regulations. (http://www.lprd.org/_parks/pdf/cemete...) I specifically mean section B.7. "No physical structures or materials allowed beside the monument"

I don't know if your lights etc fall under that rule, but it is a possibility that an Oak Hill employee thought they did, and removed them for that reason.

April 11, 2012 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawk fans storm downtown to bask in afterglow of Final Four victory

So Kentucky fans rioted last night, setting fire to things, breaking windows, getting pepper sprayed.

KU fans whooped it up too, don't get me wrong- there was at least one car who's owner is NOT going to be happy, but I was comfortable taking my 15 yr old daughter downtown to see it all, there were tons of families there, and even the cops were high fiving, laughing and smiling.

Hey UK- celebrating. Ur doin' it rong.

I was downtown this morning too- saw no vomit, saw no destruction, even the car was already gone. Families were out having brunch and enjoying the day. If this is what you call being a "prisoner in our town" then lock me up.

April 1, 2012 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )