LifeInLawrence (john heleniak)


Comment history

Zenger: Bowen a 'strong candidate' for head coach

Clint has proven himself. Many recruits have already made comments about how they want to play for Bowen.
It's time to hire Clint!

November 16, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches

I was under the impression that having couches on the porch was already against the law. I thought it was against fire codes to have a couch on the porch.

August 28, 2013 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Higher education budget, new gun law among items to be discussed at upcoming regents retreat

I thought the BoR have no say in any decisions that affect KU Athletics, Inc. I maybe wrong, but isn't that why KU Athletics incorporated in the first place, to be able to make their own decisions that affect KU sports?

August 9, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City man arrested Sunday morning in Lawrence on gun charge

Funny you should say this. I just found out the other day that the old promoter for Last Call will be promoting for the 23rd Street Roadhouse very soon. Should be interesting to see what happens with that venue.

February 4, 2013 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Costs, scope of proposed recreation center escalate

It seems like everyone is scared about the Next Level Sports Center going into the Legends. If Basketball was going to be supported there, I would be to. If you look at their direction, they will only be supporting soccer and lacrosse.
Lawrence has an opportunity to become a destination for basketball tournaments. The majority of the games could be played in the proposed city facility and the championship game could be played in Allen Field House. Now that would be a draw.

November 8, 2012 at 6 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas boat tax question winning

The boat taxes in Kansas are some of the highest in the country. Too many of my friends register their boats in OK or MO because it is hundreds of dollars cheaper. For example, the taxes on my boat taxes is kansas was stated at $612, MO was stated at $125, and OK was $101. This bill, hopefully it passed, will bring more money into Kansas even though the taxes would be lower. It's a win-win for boat owners and Kansas.

November 7, 2012 at 7:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boo-boo’d: Chiefs fans jeer injured QB Cassel

I was at the game and I cheered when Quinn came on to the field. Just like everyone else did. I also cheered when Cassel walked off the field. But, just as Jason Whitlock wrote, the Chiefs fans deserve better!! It's time for Paoli, Crennel, Cassel, and Winston to leave and bring in people who care about the fans!

I'm tired about people complaining about chief fans being wrong. We buy the tickets, pay for parking and buy food at the stadium; we definitely have the right to voice our opinions about the owner, GM, coaches and the players!

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October 9, 2012 at 5:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wow! What a great gym. I have lived in Lawrence for over 20 years. I have belonged to all the main gyms; LAC, Maximus/Genisis, and Next Level. Punch beats them all. All there machines work, because they are new. When I was there, I watched the manager, before a boxing class started, take apart one of the tredmills because the belt was very loose and replace a screw to fix it. LAC and Maximus have most of there equipment falling apart.
Punch's instructors are incredible. They really push you. I have knee problems and they adapted exercises for me. Even though there was 20 people in the class I tried, I feel like they gave everyone a lot of attention. I didn't get this from Title. I've heard a rumor that Punch's instructors are not certified. I can tell you that this is only a rumor. They are all certified. Even the boxing instructors have at least 5 years of experience in the ring or have coaching certificates. I can't say this about Title. One of their instructors said their 2 week ceritfication program is a joke. I would normally not think anything of this but it came from a current employee.
The biggest item theat got me to join is it is a family oriented gym. Their members come in all shapes, sizes and age groups. During the classes, the instructors adapt exercises for all of them. Other gyms do not do this. This made me feel that everyone in the class is important to the instructor.
This is a great gym with quality instructors that has ownership and management that truly go the extra mile for the members.

October 8, 2012 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man pistol-whipped in attempted robbery at The Reserve apartments; two suspects in custody

LOL! "Students are back" How about "looks like someone ran out of money for drugs so they decided to get money the easiest way they know."

August 30, 2012 at 5:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Average ACT score for Lawrence students lower this year

The kids would probably learn a little more if they were not out of school all the time. Half days on Wednesdays and some other days off every month. What happend to the days when school was five days a week, eight hours a day?

August 23, 2012 at 5:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )