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Did you or someone you know serve in the Marine Corps?

Former 8404 Corpsman here. Though I was Navy, I was attached to the Marines, and wouldn't trade it for anything. Semper Fi.

November 11, 2012 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Don't forget your picture ID on Election Day

Here in Floral Park (Long Island) I wasn't asked for my I.D. before voting today. I was a little disappointed, as I wanted to use my newly issued license in an official capacity for the first time while voting.

November 6, 2012 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansans busy with relief efforts on East Coast

My area of Floral Park -- a village right on the eastern edge of Queens in central Long Island -- just got power restored and the heat turned back on.

Thanks, Lawrenceguy, for your support -- you knave.

November 1, 2012 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police officer testifies family believed two children, ages 5 and 7, possessed by demons

Where's Sam and Dean when you need them?

August 14, 2012 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mike Finnigan (Phantom Blues Band) and Monophonics: a must see, The Bottleneck @ 8 pm tonight

Proud of my brother working the sound board tonight.

July 24, 2012 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New law bans e-cigarette use for kids under 18

Addiction is certainly a concern, and I support the measure. However, nicotine itself is comparable to caffeine (in my opinion, based on research) if used appropriately. Cigarettes contain ammonia which almost quadruples the addictiveness of the nicotine (this measurement varies slightly depending on the source of information). After having used e-cigarettes for more than a year (I was previously a pack-a-day smoker), I feel great, and the experience is quite enjoyable.

The partial quote, "Allowing kids under 18 that exposure to pure nicotine..." is not accurate. E-cigarette liquid is not pure nicotine. The primary ingredient (in the liquid I use) is vegetable glycerin, or Glycerol, which is pretty much the most benign substance known. The other ingredients, in order from highest to lowest content, are water, nicotine (which is completely optional) and flavoring. I couldn't tell you how many ingredients are in the flavoring itself, but it's certainly lower than the thousands of chemicals found in cigarettes.

My point being, a person is not getting pure nicotine from the device. The nicotine content is varied depending on the user's desired strength or is calculated to approximate the amount inhaled from a cigarette, typically 1-1.5 mg, if one is buying pre-made cartridges rather than buying liquid and filling their own.

In my year of using an e-cigarette, I have never experienced an overdose. I do, however, admit that I am a nicotine addict, and it's important to keep that in mind when it comes to who is allowed to purchase the product, but I also don't use my e-cigarette any more than I drink coffee.

June 5, 2012 at 8:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County under flood advisory until 9 p.m.

Same here. Unless there's a storm, it takes me a long time to get to sleep. My theory is that the thunder is similar to how my dad's bass guitar playing sounded while in the womb.

May 6, 2012 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County investigators identify body of Lawrence man found near railroad tracks

Thank you for the update.

I knew Toby for many years. He was an upbeat, easy-going guy and always had time to send a joke via text message. He's sorely missed. I wish I knew what had happened.

April 20, 2012 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faith Forum: Do the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts take away from the message of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection?

Correct. Eostre is another commong spelling variation I came across while researching this weekend.

April 9, 2012 at 2:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback administration supports bill that critics say could invalidate Lawrence anti-discrimination ordinance

Agreed. They sought to prevent the infliction of religion. Freedom to worship? Of course. But it should not receive untouchable status.

February 15, 2012 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )