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Suspects in triple shooting apprehended in Las Vegas

Well stated. My general rule is this: when three or more people get shot, the act probably can't really be defined as a "mistake".

When I look at the pictures, I think to myself: What have you done to your lives now? And, for what? Thank goodness no one was murdered.

And, for good measure, I believe the young man is a registered sex offender.

March 5, 2015 at 9:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

Actually, Dave sounds a lot like the primary winners in the Lawrence City Commission race, and I think that Dave understands that Lawrence will, ultimately, go quietly into that good night.

As a community, we've voted to not invest in ourselves, not believe in ourselves and to not create a vision for the future. So, though KU administrators will put up a good fight, they can count on Lawrence to collectively sigh and move on.

Look what they've done to my song, ma....

March 5, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Lawrence campus asked to give up $9.4 million, mainly for medical school

As you know Andy, all big societal issues are usually resolved in one year. WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Drugs, 1.000 Points of Light, Civil Rights, Slavery. Women's Suffrage...the list goes on and on and on: "Problems America Solved in One Year".

March 5, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Soden, Rasmussen, Boley take top three spots in Lawrence City Commission primary

Sort of like the Tea Party mid-terms 4 years ago, Lawrence seems dead set on putting to a halt any momentum we have as a community. Incentives designed to generate investment in the city core are working, so let's immediately put a stop to that. The city builds a massively popular rec center, on budget and in near-record time so, let's throw those bums out.

My goodness people. Do you understand that you are about to bring to a screeching halt the progress we are starting to make as a community. Is this really a "Just Say No" community? Can no one think big? We are much, much better than what our worst instincts are leading us to.

I'm sure Sam Brownback would be proud.

March 4, 2015 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Check out the renderings of the newest, proposed multistory building on New Hampshire Street

Interesting that Wayne believes that the building isn't innovative enough and you believe that it doesn't blend in with downtown.

I've personally never been a fan of the blend approach. Who cares what was built a hundred years ago out of sod and found stone? I'd prefer a stunning building every single time.

So, there you go. Three people and three opinions. I can't imagine what an architect would have to do in order to please the whole city.

March 3, 2015 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Check out the renderings of the newest, proposed multistory building on New Hampshire Street

It appears that they are trying to blend the building with the existing building that they are adding to. Crazy, I know.

March 3, 2015 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Check out the renderings of the newest, proposed multistory building on New Hampshire Street

Parking isn't a problem if you walk, bus or ride a bike. That's how walkability is achieved. Creating density near the commercial center of the city so that public transit and other forms of transportation begin to make sense is how you generate walkability.

However, if you'd prefer some of the most valuable real estate in the city to be reserved to park cars, then that's a different way to go.

I'm not sure where the obsession with 2 or 3-story buildings came from. It's funny how people who are in love with the status quo forget how we got to where we are. Most of the buildings downtown were built before Lawrence had a population of even 20,000 residents. I'm sure that your great, great grandfather complained: "Why are all these tall buildings being built downtown? In my day, one-story buildings and outdoor bathrooms were all we had. And we liked it!"

As far as the nightmare of having to walk a couple of blocks in downtown, you do realize that walking downtown is why people come downtown, right? By the way, Chicken Little called and he wants his schtick back.

March 3, 2015 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Check out the renderings of the newest, proposed multistory building on New Hampshire Street

Drawings look great. Treanor does great work on these downtown buildings. This will continue to add to vibrancy, density and walkability of our core business and arts district. Lawrence is starting to get its mojo back.

Those who oppose incentive financing for downtown residential buildings should keep in mind that the parking garages do add an enormous amount of expense to these projects.

March 3, 2015 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Auditor praises city for efforts on Rock Chalk Park project

Lawrence is at its best when it is progressive. When we aren't afraid to invest in ourselves, when we aren't afraid to invest in public works, public art, public spaces, public parks and urban core redevelopment.

The Sports Pavilion was built, it was built affordably and built with great due diligence on the part of the city. Drive by any weekend day and you will see first hand the popularity of the center among Lawrencians and among visiting teams.

It's time to embrace what we have and move on to another project that make the city more interesting, more livable and more progressive.

March 3, 2015 at 7:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Taxpayers footing the bill for hundreds of flights that KU defends as essential

Hard to believe anyone at this paper felt that this story was worth more than a 30-minute primary investigation. Please, people, focus on something that's important. I literally could not care less.

March 1, 2015 at 7:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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