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Employees, witnesses still dealing with trauma effects from car crash at Lawrence Family Vision Clinic

Two people were actually hit by the car.
The other people who are complaining are actual children (read the article).

The comments are "grow up" and "drama is alive and well"?? Stay classy, morons.

April 12, 2011 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Material magic

Did anyone notice an 8th grade student wrote this article?? I thought it was great.

Excellent job, Victoria!

May 1, 2007 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

I have no problem leaving that up to the church. They can accept who they want as long as they don't get any of my tax money. .....uh oh.

Oh well. I still don't care if the Westboro Baptist Church doesn't allow homosexuals to marry. My beef is with the state for not allowing homosexuals to marry.

ESPECIALLY when they allow adulterers and other sinners to tie the knot.

April 24, 2007 at 5:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

gogo, I can respect your beliefs, and I appreciate the fact that you're willing to share them with us.

Help me understand something, though.
Even if homosexuality is a sin (a point which I still argue!), why should that limit the state's sanctioning of a marriage between two people of the same sex? If a sin is reason enough to deny marriage, then why does the state allow adulterers to re-marry? If I commit sodomy with my wife, does that mean I should not be allowed to marry??

I can understand the furor if a gay couple was asking the evangelical church down the street to perform the ceremony. They're not. They want the state to do it. Who does that hurt?

April 24, 2007 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

Switch off on something else? Like the over-done dead deer-humping commentary??


Romans 2:1 Therefore you are without excuse, O man, whoever you are who judge. For in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself. For you who judge practice the same things.

So how can you condemn gr? Apparently you "practice the same things", hmm?

April 23, 2007 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Equal rights

"This is why we see New Testament condemnation of homosexuality as a sin but not with the associated death penalty."

Sorry gogoplata, but I missed the part where homosexuality was condemned in the New Testament. Can you point me in that direction? Thanks.

April 22, 2007 at 11:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown care

Are we paying for the fire sprinklers? The article I read only mentioned a grant - it didn't say where it came from.

Regardless, it's a little short-sighted to claim that the fire sprinklers don't do more than protect the businesses that you mentioned. Even a small downtown fire could impact several businesses and apartments. This is yet another reason why comparing Teller's to On the Border is an apples-to-oranges exercise.

You're right. We do treat downtown businesses differently than national chains and big box stores. As I mentioned previously, downtown is part of our identity. Why not do all we can to make it succeed? No, I don't see us paying for new roofs. Unless of course, the hyperbole keeps pouring down...

April 20, 2007 at 12:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown care

I apologize if I hurt your feelings, but if you think the pro-downtowners are the rude ones on this forum, you need to re-read the posts from those like Confrontation above.

I'm not trying to be snobby at all. In fact, I don't mind big box stores/chains in Lawrence. I spend plenty of my paycheck at Home Depot, Target, and Chipotle. Sometimes time, budget, and required items make that a necessity. However, I support downtown when I can, because I'm happy that it's such a huge part of Lawrence. If my taxes are higher here then when I lived in Overland Park, then I understand why. There is no place like Mass St. in all of Johnson County. My comment about how you should move to Topeka shouldn't have riled you up. If you don't want a beautiful downtown, and you only want to spend your money at chain stores, then move to a city that doesn't make a downtown its priority.

To those who moan and whine about how the downtown stores don't offer what YOU want, I ask who's being snobby? Why are you the ones that decide what everyone else should be shopping for??

No downtown store is paying rent with city subsidies. The city helps keep the downtown beautiful with flowers and sprinklers and you guys get your panties in a wad. Would it be easier for everyone if they just asked for a tax abatement like every other business??

April 19, 2007 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Used cell phones wanted for seniors

Maybe "modified" is a better word than "fixed". These phones will be modified to be used ONLY for 911. You won't be able to use the phone to call your cousin Mabel in Belton.

April 19, 2007 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown care

"..Offer something for sale that somebody wants or go out of business..."

Something that SOMEBODY wants, or something YOU want?

I just wasted 3 minutes reading about how a bunch of hillbillies don't like the stores downtown. Great. Let's bulldoze the place and turn it in to a Chuck E. Cheese.

Yes, yes, I know. Wal-Mart's cheaper. You like the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster more than anything at La Parilla or Ole Tapas. None of that means that there isn't a market for the niche stores and restaurants that we have.

We support these businesses (with a few flowers and some sprinklers) not because Lawrence is full of hippies, but because downtown is a HUGE part of our identity. Other than KU, what do out-of-towners know about Lawrence? Mostly, Mass St. THAT'S why we support it. If you don't want to be associated with a place like our downtown, or you don't want to do your part to keep it going, then move to Topeka.

April 19, 2007 at 4:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )