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One police officer accused of fixing traffic tickets no longer a city employee; second officer still on suspension

He should not be a cop. Police are supposed to enforce the law, not break them. If he has any integrity, he would publicly apologize. Either that or he will publicly state that the law he was helping someone break is, in fact, unjust.

February 25, 2012 at 12:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One police officer accused of fixing traffic tickets no longer a city employee; second officer still on suspension

That means that I should start giving regular gifts to every cop that I see. That way it won't be seen as bribery when they don't give me a ticket for going 60 mph in a school zone?

February 25, 2012 at 12:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Final report from school consolidation group doesn’t include closings

I still miss Mark Fagan.

February 25, 2012 at 12:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Controversy swirls around artist's plans for project detailing the life — and death — of chickens

It didn't involve public funds. It is, however, a public display of art. This is the type of "art" that will be used by critics to demand that public funding of the arts is cut even further.

February 18, 2012 at 6:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Controversy swirls around artist's plans for project detailing the life — and death — of chickens

Art? Really? This is ridiculous. I can't help but think that everyone involved in this ridiculous stunt are in Sam Brownback's pocket. I can see no better way to push for the elimination of the Arts Commission than to do this. Thanks Amber.

I remember learning about a similar practice in history class. Back in the day prisoners would be paraded around town and then publicly executed. This went a really, really long way to eliminating crime.

February 18, 2012 at 6:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No closings

The most important teaching of children occurs from birth to approximately age 8. USD 497 has been obsessed with extracurricular "opportunities" for high school students, while exhibiting benign neglect toward the needs of elementary students, for over two decades.<<<

I think this is the most important point that is NOT being made. Channel 6 quotes Dr. Doll as saying "We can do better [for our elementary schools]." He is right. Operational resources need to be allocated where they will have the most impact. This would dictate more funds used towards the elementary schools.

February 16, 2012 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shrinking paper

Brownback is really helping Florida with it's unemployment problem.

It's dishonest to cal Obama a hard leftist and then praise Brownback/Kobach for their service. If you are really bothered by extremists you would be bothered by the current KS government. It appears that you are bothered by Democrats. Why don't you just say that?

February 15, 2012 at 11:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board cooling on consolidation plan

Here's a list of the capital improvements needed in the district: http://usd497.org/AboutUs/SchoolBoard...

February 15, 2012 at 10:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Who is most responsible for the Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group not reaching a consensus on which school to close?

Wow. Is this really a poll question? If the Journal-World were to be honest, there would be more choices. One would be "The Data." I realize that the Journal-World didn't actually report "The Data" involved in this process, but it is there. A member from the Consolidation Working Group provided a link to a report that RSP gave to the school board: http://www.usd497.org/AboutUs/SchoolB....

I decided to read it. This group is hired by school districts to close schools. They are supposed to present information that helps make closings more palatable. What happened was the opposite. The lead consultant said that we are experiencing a regreening of the urban core. That means east and central Lawrence.

Why are so many people having a hard time re-examining the initial charge? Things change. So many people seem to have a hard time changing their minds even if there are major developments.

I encourage SOMEONE at the Journal-World to report on RSP's report to the school board. Then we can have a fair conversation about this important issue. The Working Group has a difficult job and lazy reporting is making it worse.

February 15, 2012 at 6:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )