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Mark_Jakubauskas (Mark Jakubauskas)

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Editorial: Name game

No, no. The words have to be together for that zippy corporate look!

"RockChalk Park"

There ya go.
$10,000, please, for branding and image consulting.

April 10, 2014 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Star-crossed plan

Hmmmm.... is it a monument to Eisenhower -- or a monument to Frank Gehry ? Architectural ego run rampant ?

April 7, 2014 at 10:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Development group files plans to add more than 20 retailers, restaurants to south Iowa Street

1) De-facto Cornfield Mall.

2) "Pine Ridge Plaza." Second-stupidest name for a development in the county (after "Quantrill's Acres in Baldwin). Ain't no pine trees, ain't no ridge. Maybe they'll name the new development "Canyon Cascades." Makes as much sense.....

March 27, 2014 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Carlos O'Kelly's closes Lawrence location; city set to put more bite into weed ordinance

No loss. Far better food at any one of a dozen Mexican restaurants around town.

March 11, 2014 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How safe is your school: Bullying and school violence in Lawrence

It never fails to astonish me how adults brush off physical assaults on children at school by peers, that they'd never tolerate at their own workplace. Why are bullies not arrested for assault ? Are the bullied justified in taking measures to protect themselves when teachers, principals, and other won't accord them the same protection and expectation of personal safety that adults expect every day ?

February 24, 2014 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proponent of Kansas Aqueduct project pushes plan before Legislature

Some interesting related links:

Trans-Texas Canal: http://texaslandscape.org/maps_texasw...

The North American Water and Power Alliance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAWAPA

J. C. Hopper's Great Interstate Canal: http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225745

February 3, 2014 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

At the world's top and bottom, KU's CReSIS breaking new ground

And, in related news, Western Kansas immediately proposed a plan to build a pipeline from the Greenland Aquifer to Garden CIty.....

January 13, 2014 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas looking at Missouri River to help irrigate western Kansas

Some interesting related links:

Trans-Texas Canal:
http://texaslandscape.org/maps_texasw...

The North American Water and Power Alliance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAWAPA

J. C. Hopper's Great Interstate Canal:
http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/225745

November 20, 2013 at 4:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Concept plan for 5K, 10K trails at Rock Chalk Park emerges

Why not sink that amount of money into sidewalk repair, which everyone can use, promotes community, and encourages exercise ?

The current city policy of requiring the homeowner to fork over thousands of dollars for sidewalk repair is idiotic, short-sighted, and other communities have found better ways to deal with it than sending a homeowner a nastygram threatening them if they don't repour the sidewalk. I don't have to pay completely for fixing the street in front of my house, or bear the entire costs of fire and police protection, or even tree removal and replacement. Why is the sidewalk not a city responsibility ?

July 28, 2013 at 3:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local beekeepers avoid widespread losses

Many people do. There are a number of urban beekeepers in town.

July 25, 2013 at 10:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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