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Woman tries to evade police trying to make traffic stop

The police were actually pulling someone over?

June 28, 2012 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prosecutors dismiss DUI charge against former KU, pro football player

"had a medical condition and a disability that made it “impossible for him to perform the balance and coordination tests.” "

So if not proven drunk he can admit to driving while having an impairment? Why don't we get rid of the DVM instead of fixing the expensive computer system and stop pretending there are any real requirements stopping people from driving and simply charge for the license. Just let a copy company like Kinko's handle it. Daily on the roads it is clear most people don't understand the most basic rules on the road so let's stop pretending.

June 28, 2012 at 1:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

Odd that when people come to visit they don't ask to go visit west Lawrence. The houses for the most part out west are simply grotesque, trees or not. Walking on the massive sidewalk along 15th street is terrifying since it wasn't built in the ways that past urban designers understood, you don't leave the pedestrians vulnerable to the high speed driving on multi lane roads. These are all the basics of urban design, things mastered in the past and thrown out with west Lawrence developments which is why they are uninspiring and dismal and require a 54" TV just to tolerate living in such mind numbing areas.

June 27, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

The tax subsidized monopoly game. I am still blown away they were even able to screw the KU students by helping to pay for the lights that lead to the Oread Hotel. Good job student senate, guess you've padded your resumes nicely for jobs after school.

June 27, 2012 at 3:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

The decision was unanimous even with people there and the historical commission giving it thumbs down. Let's not be ridiculous and pretend that the peons in Lawrence will be heard in the current system. We need to go to neighborhood representatives to have any voices heard other than the development communities.

June 27, 2012 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

Two recent examples of Lawrence getting it wrong- when they allowed the Oread (tax subsidized in an area that wasn't blighted) to be built taller than what the historical commission suggested they didn't require that the top floors be finished on the outside and instead, unlike most taller classic buildings, is left horribly barren, square openings with no architectural features used for years on tall buildings, especially one sitting in clear view for miles around. Instead we got four undisclosed cell towers.

The second was approving the false new urban development on 6th and Wakarusa. How many times do we have to be lied to by the so called leaders before we learn our lesson?

June 27, 2012 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

You ought to explore the delusion of private/public resources and the fact it doesn't take into consideration vastly larger sums of money to subsidize your so called private investment. We should look at the total costs for both systems and fund according to what benefits the public the most verse the car industry.

June 27, 2012 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

Something that fit comfortably into the area and didn't require tax breaks would be fine no matter who built it.

June 27, 2012 at 12:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

No, before they started buying buildings downtown for more than the market value (a curious thing that has never been explained) people could afford the rents.

June 27, 2012 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City allows Ninth, N.H. retail/hotel project to move forward

So we price people out of their homes by increasing property tax rates. Already seen Lawrence play games like that in the past, rezoning existing homes to commercial property driving them out so we can things like a no longer existing Rex Electronics and Backyard Burger. That's Lawrence though, those who can't afford it can live out in the homeless shelter by the jail, don't want you here.

June 27, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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