Comment history

Lawrence scientist a witness to Voyager 1's history-making journey

Fantastic job, Tom. We're all very proud of you and your meaningful role in human history. This is really quite profound. Wonderful story.

September 23, 2013 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Zarco stations begin selling E-15 product again after ending 28-year relationship with Phillips 66

Zarco is a local business that leads by example when it comes to alternative fuels. Thank you, Scott Zaremba. We need more innovative business leaders like you!

September 20, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pumpkin patch designs draw outrage from neighbors

Interesting that the pedophile argument wasn't raised when Rock Chalk Park was will by definition include a large number of kids, creating a "target-rich environment." Where's the outcry there? Fear mongering usually breaks down with some rational thought.

Agritourism requires no public funding and no tax breaks. It creates jobs and can be extremely beneficial to the land owner and business in the surrounding area. Sure, it needs to be conducted with sensitivity to neighbors, but pumpkins are picked what, one month of the year? Maybe two?

September 12, 2013 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured in accident

I live in the country and often encounter bicyclists of all types. Usually, you just slow down and wait to go around them and it's no big deal. Once in a while, I encounter groups of bicyclists that are absolutely defiant about getting over to the side. They ride two or three across and flip you off when you finally get to pass them. Then there are the redneck idiots who try to run the bicyclists off the road. Neither position is defensible. If you ride out to Lone Star or Clinton, please be careful.

September 11, 2013 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wayne Selden makes most of camp trip

The website link indicates he was not, in fact, arrested:

August 29, 2013 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas, Arizona file lawsuit seeking to protect proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote

This is a solution looking for a problem. If 15k Kansans can't vote because of Kobach, he should be removed from office immediately and forced to move to Arizona.

August 21, 2013 at 4:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

I hope Corliss wrote his letter of support on a personal basis and not on City of Lawrence letterhead. If not, he should be called on the carpet.

August 20, 2013 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback appoints his chief counsel, Caleb Stegall, to the Kansas Court of Appeals

Saticon, you as a public school teacher should be throwing up right now. Stegall comes into his judicial office with a publicly declared predisposition on school funding. The right wing has an agenda to dismantle public education, which will lead to a caste system. Whether you believe that or not, Stegall is simply not impartial. For Brownback to get the legislature to change the law so he could appoint his henchman is repulsive. Shame on him and shame on all Kansans who support such political gamesmanship. Welcome to Brownbackistan.

August 20, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney general wants rewrite of Hard 50 law

This is political grandstanding. The Attorney General wants to call a special legislative session because of concerns about the constitutionality of the Hard 50 law, but he didn't suggest such a thing when the legislature wanted to criminalize the federal enforcement of gun laws. (Remember, we're going to arrest any Feds that try to enforce gun control in Kansas?) That law was also clearly unconstitutional, but there was no cry for a special session.

July 25, 2013 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agritourism provides sales boost for small farmers, fresh air for city slickers

Congratulatoins to agritourism operators! You are creating tourism in Douglas County and bringing in much needed sales and sales tax dollars at absolutely no cost to the city or county: no subsidies, no tax breaks, nothing.

July 8, 2013 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )