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Motorcycle accident victim transported to hospital by Life Star

What happened to freedom in the U.S.? Yeah, that's a big, grandiose statement but, come on. Granted, in most cases seatbelts and helmets save lives. But I believe it should be my choice whether or not to wear them. I also believe that it should be the parents' choice whether or not to make their children wear helmets when riding bikes. I will be the one to suffer the consequences for my choices. I know, now someone's going to start in on how it affects everyone due to insurance costs, etc., etc. But at what point do we say "NO MORE" to the government imposing itself in our daily lives/rights/freedoms?

Having said all this, I wish the rider a speedy recovery and hope that he slows down - if, in fact, speed was a factor in his accident.

April 24, 2011 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man fails breath test at sentencing for third DUI

Dude's being sentenced for his THIRD DUI, a felony....so why is it necessary for the judge to delay his sentencing two weeks because the idiot showed up intoxicated for his *THIRD* DUI sentencing? Sentence him already!! Why waste the court's time and the taxpayers money to wait for him to sober up?!! Stick his arse in jail, let him have the hangover in jail, sober up in jail and suffer his DT's behind bars. Idiots. Yeah, that was plural.

March 18, 2011 at 8:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Case of Tonganoxie man injured during dental procedure in Lawrence going to mediator

I'm not saying that any one party is more or less guilty than another but I don't understand how one can say Dr. Vincent has no fault. I would certainly hope that any medical professional I see who administers gasses that can be potentially lethal would personally check them each time a new tank is installed to verify that what is coming out of said tank is, in fact, what they believe it to be.

I feel horrible for Austin but I also feel for all the defendants as well because I'm sure none of them intended for such a tragedy to occur. There are no "winners" in this litigation and mediation but I hope Austin receives sufficient awards to take care of all his needs for what I pray will be a long, comfortable life. At the same time, I hope all the defendants are able to move forward with success after all is settled.

February 11, 2011 at 11:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU considers options for recovering losses in ticket scandal

Perkins I can maybe understand, but why Mangino? Or, did you just not like him?

February 7, 2011 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pair arrested after call to Walmart

How is it that his bond is $10,000 LESS than hers when, in addition to yesterday's charges, he had a warrant for absconding from parole? Seems bass-ackwards to me.

January 1, 2011 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Three college students from Missouri charged in Saturday apartment burglary in Lawrence

Students at Southwest Baptist University.....good Christian boys, I see. I'm thinking they missed a Sunday school lesson or two.

December 13, 2010 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Chancellor Gray-Little says school may pursue civil litigation in ticket scandal

billybob1, I think you misread...."In a briefing to the regents, Gray-Little acknowledged that KU *has* received negative publicity over the matter."

September 16, 2010 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candlemaker’s resolve burns steadily

I owned my own business for 8 years before selling it and it's amazing to me how people assume because you own a business you're swimming in money. HA!! As the story mentioned, Bob (and most successful owners) works well over 40 hours/week, including weekends, and his life is virtually dedicated to the business. So when people like "azores" comment that "candles are cheap to make" and note the seemingly huge profit, I think they forget all the overhead that comes with producing and selling those candles. Rent in this town is ridiculous (I hope Bob owns his building!), there are taxes to pay, utilities and those employee costs ain't cheap. So to comment that with a large profit margin "anybody can survive" is a little naive. Successful business requires a profit margin like that and the restraint to save for the rainy days to be able to survive the drop-off! Congratulations, Bob!! :)

September 6, 2010 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oread hotel looking to close streets for football block parties

I don't know who you are, but I love you!! That shiz's freakin' FUNNY!!! Thank you for making me laugh.

July 2, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )