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Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

I almost didn't get to read the article becuase I was laughing too hard. Now that I have read it ... back to laughing.

January 24, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence commission OKs Rock Chalk Park audit, due by end of February

Commissioner Farmer: “I think there will be recommendations on how we can do this better in the future, if we ever choose to do so again.”

The *only* way to "do this better" is to not do it. Period. And I'll clarify that I'm commenting on the process, not the structure(s?), which I haven't been in.

January 20, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lines up for tickets to see President Obama

That's true. I remember my dad taking my older brother and me to hear Pres. Eisenhower about 55 years ago. That's why I suddenly decided this morning (at 7:55) to go up and get in line at KU.

January 20, 2015 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Today in Lawrence: Get your tickets to see the president

I hate to quibble but noticed "... is free and open to the public, but you still need a ticket to get in. They go on sale to the public ..."

I presume that should be more like "... They become available to the public ..."; the tickets are marked as "not for sale or resale."

January 20, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence commission reverses Rock Chalk Park stance after serious accounting questions emerge

Can we spell, "Boondoggle," folks? But of course, we'll pay for it.

January 13, 2015 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County's first mail-ballot election sees high voter turnout

I ran into a small (and I literally mean "small") problem with this ballot ... my building shares a USPS pedestal-style collection of mailboxes. The ballot envelope was an inch or so too wide to fit into the outgoing mail slot. I had to go elsewhere to mail it. It wasn't a hardship but if I couldn't get out easily, I might've given up on voting this time. I hope this can be corrected before the next time this method is used.

January 13, 2015 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kafka (my dog) is now 14 years old. When he was about 6 months old, I started taking him to LF&FS. By the time he was 2, if we walked by and the store was closed, he'd do a sit-down-strike until I took him to the front door to show him no one was inside. After a year and more of my going there alone because of his age, I took Kafka there today. *He* pulled me off the sidewalk and to the front door when he realized where we were.

December 7, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence legislators say they hope Kansans will turn the tide on current policies

No, blaming Pres. Bush for what happened *while* *he* *was* *in* *office* is like blaming Turner Gill for losing football games *while* *he* *was* *coach* and nothing more.
Now, I personally thought Coach Gill deserved more time to turn what he inherited around, but that wasn't my decision. The American people, though, decided just that with Pres. Obama.

April 13, 2013 at 10:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World carriers working to deliver papers in snow

I was a (then called) "paperboy" while in junior high in the 1960's, so I know just how difficult being a newspaper carrier (or postal carrier or any delivery service) is when weather like this hits. A tip of the hat to you all.

February 22, 2013 at 8:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach discusses early voter fraud in state at 'Bleeding Kansas' lecture series

This made me laugh. Kobach himself, though, is no laughing matter ... even if he is a joke.

February 10, 2013 at 7:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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