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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 )

Roads around Lawrence grow slick as snow, freezing drizzle, fall Monday night

"... and then go sailing off the road and into ..."

or worse, into another car driven by a slower & safer driver.

December 31, 2012 at 12:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: It’s done

Didn't the same editorialist say in Nov. that we should vote all Republican? Ms. Wagle is just trying to force the same result on the whole state.

December 9, 2012 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Leadership Gap

"... such a transition may take some time."

I suspect that any such "transition" (given we're talking here about the current Republican party) will take centuries ... or -- more likely -- never happen at all.

It's a nice (if rare) attempt at a progressive stance, though, Mr. Simons.

December 2, 2012 at 9:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Smiles, warmth abound at LINK community Thanksgiving dinner

Thanks for the story and special thanks to *all* the volunteers, whether or not your help was needed. You are all special.

November 22, 2012 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge rules father's interview admissible in trial about children tied up in Walmart parking lot

This remains one of those stories that seems to me beyond "commentable."

September 29, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: A fond farewell to a friend

For those who have pets, dogs in particular, I highly recommend two Washington Post pieces by Joe Yonan. The first described his deep grief at losing his dog,Red. The second was a fellow up Q&A with a counselor specializing in pet-loss grief. If you can't get the right Internet search done to find them, ask for help at a library service or reference desk. They worth the time and effort.

Rich Crank
KU Libraries staff member

September 26, 2012 at 11:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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