Comment history

Hidden cemeteries to be cleaned up

Yay!I stumbled across the Vancil plot in 1978, before the lake was full. At the time, the pillar on Abbie's grave was loose and somebody had tucked a note in there. "Dear Abbie, I am dead. What should I do? (signed) Bewildered"Glad she's not been forgotten since.

May 19, 2008 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Historic home catches fire

While the cat's away, the mice will smoke a J.

December 16, 2007 at 2:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Change considered for parking meters

"This is Lawrence"
- KS

I went to Lawrence, Kansas on a Friday
By Saturday I learned a thing or two
But up 'till then I didn't have an idea
Of what the mod'rn world was comin' to.
I counted twenty gas buggies goin' by theirselves
Seems everyone one was drivin' all alone
An' then I put my ear to a bell telephone
An' a strange recorded voice began to talk.
What next! What next?

Everything's up to date in Lawrence, Kansas
They gone about as fer as they can go
They went an' proposed a hotel seven stories high
About as high as a buildin' orta grow.

Everything's up to date in Lawrence, Kansas
They've gone about as fer as they can go
Now they've put some parking meters on Mass Avenue
For fifty cents you can park for two dang hours!

Yes, Sir! They've gone about as fer as they can go!

August 27, 2007 at 7:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Change considered for parking meters

"Parking is free and always will be" ... yeah, if you ride the T!

Honestly, "free"? Parking isn't free anywhere unless somebody else subsidizes it. "Come to the mall, acres and acres of free parking!" Remember those ads? Think it's free to buy, pave, maintain and police the area? Or do you think the developers/mall tenants subsidize that activity for the purpose of drawing more patrons?

I'd laugh in your face if you told me someone would drive to The Plaza to avoid paying $2 in parking tolls to party downtown.

This seems like a pretty good idea to me. From an economic standpoint, it's a valuable asset that is left sitting idle during periods of high demand. If it was my asset, I'd monetize it. Don't want to pay? Take the T.

August 27, 2007 at 6:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Haskell may charge for football parking

Are you kidding me? A new stadium? You people don't even want to pay to have the potholes fixed. Or put up a decent library to serve this "town of 100,000".

As for the greed argument - let's contrast to other sports venues in town. Hmmmm. Hmmmm. Hmmmm. No, can't think of one that offers free parking. I do remember parking on the grass south of the fieldhouse many a time for games there. I can't outright remember if it was free or not, but I bet NOT!

August 18, 2007 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dandelion woes

Dandelion wine, my man!
Sure beats the chemical cocktail you're inflicting on the rest of us.

But I would be interested to hear your version of what the city could do to stop them! An ordinance perhaps? "Henceforth there shall be no unsightly weeds in our fair city."

June 27, 2007 at 7:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Church needs more repairs after tower's collapse, rooftop rescue

I'm with the Gal - My KU engineering degree is old and dusty, but this seems to be an eminently forseeable outcome...

April 5, 2007 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Feature film set in Lawrence won't be shot here ... again

Girl brings small-town values to the big city... starring... Jessica Simpson! Sounds like something we'll all be real proud to be associated with.

January 13, 2007 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Author ranks Lawrence as a top 10 city for retirees

Yeah, Lawrence is a great place alright... unless you like your news on a timely basis. This wire service story ran everywhere else on Dec 27th.

But you know, the retirement of the Lecompton postmaster was a big thing in these here parts and this puff piece could certainly wait.

January 4, 2007 at 8:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New high-output lights help make indoor growing easier

Well, this story is chock full of tips for all you potheads. Happy growing!

December 28, 2006 at 1:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )