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Bicylist injured after colliding with vehicle on East 23rd Street

By law, bicyclists are to be treated like everyone else on the road and follow the rules. The enforcement is another issue. As a bicyclist, I have found that is not always the case. Irresponsible motorists and bicyclists alike are on the road, and regardless if I am on my bike or in my car, defensive driving and courtesy are required.

September 25, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicylist injured after colliding with vehicle on East 23rd Street

Bicyclists and motorists should exercise caution and take responsibility while driving. The article does not say when the accident occurred, other than the bicyclist was sent to the hospital Tuesday night. However, I have observed on 23rd street several bicyclist riding at night without any lights on their bikes. While I am an avid bicyclist, I found this extremely dangerous as I could not see these individuals despite driving with my car headlights on. I have also observed at night several individuals riding in a group and turning in front of cars without providing any type of visible signal to the motorist. Regardless of the time of day and whether the bicyclist is "right," it does not matter if the bicyclist is injured or killed during an encounter with a car.

September 25, 2013 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Professor getting death threats over NRA tweet, colleagues support his free-speech rights

I had some confidence in the Chancellor until her actions, namely bowing to the wishes of a few legislators and the NRA. Time to go back to North Carolina Bernadette. You have handled this very poorly. You should be supporting your staff. Next you will only allow professors to teach what the legislature wants you to teach. Where are we on evolution?

September 24, 2013 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds problems in Kansas Department of Commerce handling of economic development programs

How long will it be before the Legislature or Governor decides to eliminate LPA for not promoting the Republican line. Hats off to LPA for reporting on what they found, despite getting so much criticism from the Legislature.

September 11, 2013 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider limiting dogs in public cemeteries

Really? Is that what we "discuss" in City Hall? Personally, I would like to have a dog visit me if I were "pushing daisies" (resting) in the cemetary. I am much more upset that a dog relieved itself in my front yard yesterday and the guardian did not bother to pick it up. I can think of several other "problems" that require attention and have a much higher priority than the off-chance that a dog poops on a headstone.

September 3, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man's 1,000-piece Jayhawk collection going up for auction

wouldn't be a kick if we placed the subsidized housing on the west side and the rec center on the east side of town!

August 9, 2013 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist killed in accident on South Lawrence Trafficway identified as 29-year-old Lawrence woman

Every time I am at that intersection on a bicycle, I am reminded of the dangers on not just crossing the SLT in the crosswalk with the WALK signal, but also the lack of consideration given by drivers turning onto 27th street or onto Wakarusa. The phrase used by mom when I was a small child "this is a very dangerous intersection and you need to be very very careful" pops into my head. Last week, an elderly gentleman crossed against the light on his bicycle and my comment to him was "you live dangerously."

While I enjoy the bike path, I have come to the conclusion it was not designed with safety in mind, crossing Kasold at a blind curve, as well as numerous other streets and driveways where drivers may not look for someone on the bike path before proceeding across the bike path.

Be careful out there and ride/walk defensively. Condolences to this family, and hopefully some changes will be made to these intersections and the roadways around the bike path.

July 22, 2013 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tuition, fees going up; regents blame Legislature

Maybe the Board should re-evaluate the structure of Higher Ed in Kansas and consider adopting a system approach similar to that established in other states, potentially reducing administration and duplication of efforts. Also, consider whether we really need to have the large number of community colleges, such as in the southeast corner of the state, with easy access to a four-year university.

June 20, 2013 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents blast higher education budget cuts approved by Legislature, say tuition will increase, call on Brownback to veto portion of cuts

Anyone surprised? I have been following the Legislature and their animosity towards KU for the past 20 years. 10 years ago I thought the Legistlature had cut all the fat and were cutting into the bone. It is a shame what the Legislature has done with KU as well as some of the other programs at the State, such as the Department of Corrections. TIme for a change in Topeka!

June 6, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Long-term plan suggests toll lanes on K-10 corridor

Maybe we should look at creating decent paying jobs in Lawrence so that Lawrence residents don't have to drive to Kansas City or Johnson County for work.

May 23, 2013 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )