Comment history

Chad Lawhorn named as Journal-World managing editor

Congratulations Chad!

June 30, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence businessman faces federal indictment in connection with operation of local liquor store

2008 was when the business was purchased not when it opened. It has been in operation since around 1997. The 2008 date is when they took possession of the store and maybe when their Liquor license was approved.

June 25, 2015 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Update on plans for development near Clinton Parkway and Inverness; roundabout proposed at Wakarusa and Harvard; policy on court usage at Rock Chalk may change

Bringing people into town staying in the Hotels, eating at our restaurants and visiting the campus. Is worth a few weekends of not being able to use the courts that we did not have before. The economic impact of these tournaments is huge for the community.

I actually expect these events to occur more frequently and what I remember is that being promised.

Bring outside money to Lawrence!

June 19, 2015 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jury: Neither Royals, man hurt by flying hot dog at fault

This ought to make national news.

In an unusual turn of events, an Overland Park man hit in the face with a wiener by a Lion more at 10.

June 17, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Take a look at the new 31st Street and rebuilt Haskell Avenue; federal figures give Kansas economy middling rank; BBQ contest this weekend

I think it is an interesting concept. I am looking forward to see how this section of road actually handles the rain.

For those of you who still do not understand roundabouts (which I personally hope we get more of) Here is a link with descriptions and videos for your convenience.

June 12, 2015 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

In a sense, people parking at Hy-Vee and other shopping centers do pay for parking. The parking lot is maintained, snow removed, landscaping taken care of, paid by the tenant's at the shopping centers. Rest assured they are factoring that in with the prices they charge you.

May 21, 2015 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU faculty pay ranks fourth highest in Big 12; average KU salary $92,600 a year

Curious about the cost of living index in the Big 12 and how that correlates with the salaries.

May 11, 2015 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence neighbors voice concerns over Bob Billings Parkway traffic

Bob Billings has residential living all of the way to KU and no round-a-bouts seem to be required.

Quite a bit of Clinton Parkway and Sixth are also Residential.

The big issue is how to fix the curve right before the Church, that is clearly hazardous and it is a curiosity why the road was designed that way. Slowing traffic right there is the only place I think it is needed.

A pedestrian bridge from George Williams Way across Bob Billings would also be a great thing for foot and bike traffic. Children cross at that intersection everyday and should be a priority, a crossing guard (which is what they do now) will not cut it in my opinion.

April 16, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In hopes of creating diversion program for mentally ill, Douglas County leaders leave Texas with much to consider

I agree with you 100% Richard. Until they at least have proper facilities for individuals who are sick then we should not even consider building more jail cells. If a person had a physical illness, I am pretty sure they would not be put in jail just because...well what else are we going to do with them?

The mentally ill should also have facilities that help them with housing. Way to many people are homeless as a result of their illness. That is a real shame.

One of the problems is current law, that you can not "make" someone seek treatment if they are not going to harm themselves or someone else. There are times that people clearly need help but because of this standard they are left to fend for themselves. This is WRONG. The question should be are they really able to make a sound decision about their housing and medical care?

To many people have to lie, to see that their loved ones get help by saying I was threatened or I heard them say they were going to kill themselves so that they can be helped. This is also wrong.

Keep the mentally ill out of our jails and in treatment. I could say the same for addicts.

April 13, 2015 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )