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City researching idea of hanging placards in all 18,000 of Lawrence's rental units

This has got to be the most ridiculous idea I've encountered. I don't want to post a 'city-approved' placard in the nice house that I rent, especially if it is not a part of my decor.

Here is my advice to the city: If you really want to disseminate information, at a cost-effective price, use your website. You already own one. Ask your programmer to write an HTML page (PHP scripts can add a touch of interactiveness to it too) containing all of the information you feel we renters ought to know. You will effectively save the difference between the cost of paying one programmer to upload the files to your site as oppose to printing some gaudy placard and enforcing the posting of them.

January 4, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Couple's deteriorating health preceded alleged shooting death of wife

Glenn, I think you hit the nail on the head. If you listen carefully to the current political discourses, people in need are often vilified as being social pariah, lazy, or irresponsible. This is further compounded by legislative acts that cut away or underfund important social services, programs, and safety nets. Hence people in these types of desperate situations would rather hide from the shame that may be placed upon them.

As Leslie indicated above, we need to get more information out -- in a non-judgemental manner -- to those who need it. But we also need to get information out to the community-at-large about how they can help others around us. In the current environment, we cannot simply leave it to local, state, or federal governments whose interests seem to be elsewhere.

November 10, 2013 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Journal-World to move printing to Kansas City Star in January

Although I have only lived in Lawrence for nearly three years, popular discourse seemed to have framed LJWorld as a local/community-oriented business. However, this article -- in particular, its tone and wording -- strikes me as very cold and clinical. The focus seems to be on why printing is being outsourced to the Star: the ending of relationships with USA Today, and industrial trends. Even the discussion of the consequences are very cold: will not impact delivery time, the elimination of 33 jobs, and "no way to sugarcoat this".

LJWorld, what about the humanistic and community-oriented aspect? Have you made any attempts to include these individuals in this change of business model and environment? In other words, are there any attempts being made to maintain these job by reassigning "your good friends" to other duties within the business?

October 18, 2013 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Johnny Brusco's New York style pizza chain headed to Sixth and Wakarusa

Has anyone figured out what happened to Curry in a Hurry? Their closing happened so quickly with very little notice.

October 10, 2013 at 10:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Surprise visit makes Jayhawk fan’s day

Wonderful story! It makes me really proud when our students, athletes or not, reach out to the community. It is a part of the university experience that is often overlooked.

June 7, 2013 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 32, accused of leading police on lengthy chase

I think this is the car chase I saw at 1.00 a.m. that went through the Walmart parking lot 32nd and Iowa St. It was pretty strange.

April 17, 2012 at 12:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

NWS issues heat advisory and excessive heat watch for Douglas County

> Do no live children or pets unattended in cars,

Can we repair this: Do NOT LEAVE children or pets...

June 30, 2011 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )