Rich_Crank (Richard Crank)


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Kansas won't prevent singles from being foster parents

Did the original version of this story have an additional phrase buried in what is now
“Single adults will not be excluded from being foster care parents,” Freed said."?

I thought it was originally "Single adults will not be excluded from being foster care parents *based* *solely* *on* *that*.”

That's a huge excision so I'd like to know if that did indeed happen ... and the rationale if it did.


August 1, 2015 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence

I missed "all the action" by a few minutes (I live less than a block away & was getting ready to retrieve my puppy from daycare when I heard the sirens on 6th St.). I'm glad it went and ended as well as it did. Given the traffic and pedestrians, it could've been a nightmare. I agree that LPD did a great job.

July 29, 2015 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Hub hubbub

Is there any way of integrating the T-hub into KU's Park-and-Ride lots?

July 28, 2015 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missouri man in wedged-truck incident charged with DUI, recklessness and driving while a habitual violator

Thanks for the explanation, it was sure incongruous when I saw it and thought maybe someone had hacked into the site. I agree completely that Caitlin did a great job with that incident. I know someone expressed dislike for the Twitter posts being displayed but that was a good use of tweets to update site viewers more rapidly than other methods.

July 25, 2015 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missouri man in wedged-truck incident charged with DUI, recklessness and driving while a habitual violator

I've never seen a case of every comment posted over several hours, including one by the reporter who wrote the story, being removed "... for violation of the usage agreement." Is that for real? If so, what were the violations?

July 25, 2015 at 9:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback calls for better National Guard security, defends Kansas teacher pay with fuzzy math

It's just Brownback bull, over and over. It's not gonna end until he's out of office, so let's PLEASE make sure the next governor isn't a clone of this joke of one.

July 25, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioner credits his 'poo' jokes for bringing attention to sewage leaks

This was good. And it reminds me of something I did in my junior high school years, while my dad was still in the army ...

At Ft. Riley, some classmates and I had to walk past an area with a terrible sewage smell. Because of what I'd learned in our civics class, I decided to act. I sent a letter to the commanding general of the post describing what we were having to go through and asking that something be done.

The same afternoon that my letter arrived and was given to the general, unopened and unread by anyone else (I'd addressed it to him by name), Dad had to go to General Eckhardt's office to pick up some papers. As he was handing them to Dad, the general's aide de camp saw my dad's last name on his nameplate and his hand stopped in mid-air. He asked my dad if he had a son named Richard. Then he asked, "Did you know your son wrote a letter to the general?"

Dad was waiting for me when I got home from school. The rest, as they say, is history. But I will say, Dad was very much like Ward Cleaver dealing with Beaver. I love him dearly for that.

p.s. The sewer problem was fixed and I got a letter from the general thanking me for being a good citizen.

July 22, 2015 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City nixes transit hub at 21st and Stewart; contracts for train depot approved

I admit my outdated information and apologize for making an incorrect statement. I appreciate the correction.

July 22, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City nixes transit hub at 21st and Stewart; contracts for train depot approved

Keep in mind that the current city+KU system is a hybrid (or maybe it's Siamese twins joined at the hip). For me, the least helpful component of the city bus routes (as opposed to the KU student-financed ones) is that most or all are 40 minute routes, while KU on Wheels routes are 30 minute routes. I don't care whether a hub is created or where it's located, as long as all "T" and KU on Wheels buses run on 30 or 60 minute routes. That could largely or partly eliminate the need for the complicated booklets we currently have for both, since we would know that a bus could be expected at a location at approximately the same minute(s) past the hour.

July 22, 2015 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

20 years later, Lawrence's gay rights movement earns spot in local history museum

It's great that these materials have been donated to Watkins Museum. To what's in the article, I will add this:

This summer also marks 45 years since the formation of the Gay Liberation Front of Lawrence (in reality, it was an overwhelmingly KU student organization unrecognized by the campus administration). It's been a long, hard struggle to get where we are and there's lots of cause to celebrate. Many unspoken students, faculty, and staff at KU were critical to that. But we haven't gotten completely *there* yet. Maybe the next generation will.

Being a KU freshman who discovered the GLF here in Fall of 1971, I can only hope.

July 19, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )