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Terrorist ties to Islam can’t be ignored

Tim McVeigh did NOT consider himself a soldier of Jesus. His terrorist acts were as equally heinous as Islamic terrorist acts but they were not committed with religion used as justification. KKK is a better example as they tried to hide behind Christianity (albeit in a roundabout way). As for geek in topeka"s comment about rape and Catholicism, it just reveals your true ignorance. Yes, some Priests use their position of power to be perverts, but they are not claiming that they were carrying out God's wishes as justification for their heinous acts.

July 2, 2010 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU School of Business changes oversight procedures for special tuition program

My interaction with Dean Fuerst has been quite different from Nit2Winit. I have found him very interested in student success and in helping students find great learning opportunities. I wonder if Nit2Winit has actually discussed his/her concerns with Dean Fuerst, as it has been my experience that he is readily available to students, faculty, alumni, and others. Jumping to negative conclusions and making accusations without backing them up with facts, does not mean there is a bad situation in the Business School. Mr. Carlson not getting enough information (in his opinion) about the program does not justify his accusation "I just think they are wasting money." Without some real evidence to point to, I will be surprised if his unsubstantiated claims have any real merit.

July 1, 2010 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A safer Fourth: Fireworks safety ensures everybody will enjoy their holiday

Once again I will be taking my money to Franklin County and shooting off fireworks with my kids at my grandparents place. When Lawrence first considered this stupid ban, I asked the City Commissioners whether we would see reduced home insurance rates...nope; whether we would see a cost savings to the city from reduced police or fire calls.....nope instead we get more cost due to more enforcement. This is a stupid ban that needs to be repealed.

June 29, 2010 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City adds 15-minute parking meters to Massachusetts Street

What a waste of money

June 29, 2010 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speedy K-10

Speed Limits should be more closely related to the design of the road and what speed vehicles can safely travel than revenue generation. K-10 is designed for higher speeds than the artifically imposed limits tha have been imposed by the legislature. In my opinion the speed limit should be raised and speed traps should be avoided. By the way, I have had my Prius up over 100 mph.

June 22, 2010 at 7:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Celebrate July Fourth safely

Once again, I will be spending my Fourth of July weekend out of town where they don't have a City Commission with an anti-American Independence Day Celebration attitude. That also means I will be spending my money elsewhere too.

July 1, 2009 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Startup costs for businesses reviewed

This problem will not go away until the City Planning staff have a change of attitude. Without the City Commission making it expressly clear to City Manager Corliss and Planning Director McCullough, that we must make easier for business to come to Lawrence, they will continue to deter business development in Lawrence. I gat tired of Mr. Corliss and Mr. McCullough insisting that their process is highly efficient and business friendly. They are deluding themselves.

June 15, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prepare for stiffer fees and fines

Cutting the time on the downtown meters is stupid. Shopping and dining is less enjoyable when you have to fret about getting back to the meter every 90 minutes. Why not just raise the price to park on Mass. St. (say 25 cents per 15 minutes) and allow people to park longer....Perhaps that would generate more revenue from the meters and allow people to tarry longer. As for speed traps and using the police to collect tax reveneue (excuse me I mean speeding fines), I think it is nothing but weak shallow thinking. Come on Dave Corliss can't you do better than that?

June 9, 2009 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City considers goals to work on in next year

Dear mr. Dever:
Next time someone from another community laughs at you because Lawrence doesn't have a curbside recycling program, laugh back at them. Then tell them that Lawrence has a major corporation that provides a major recycling center to the community for free (Walmart) and that a number of small businesses staffed with a lot of mentally disabled employees are provided curbside recycling service for a small fee. You should be proud that our City government has not put these organizations out of business, that our City government does not offer curbside recycling, that our community has a really high recycling rate, and (best of all) it is not costing the city taxpayers anything.

May 28, 2009 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager, downtown group discuss mix of offerings

Why limit the meters to 90 minutes? I don't have a problem with a fee increase, but extend the time so that a person can shop and get something to eat without having to run out to the meter every 89 minutes. How is this business or consumer friendly?

May 14, 2009 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )