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See the latest plans to build large student apartment complex around Lawrence day care

Being the first to occupy a piece of real estate does not give you any ownership rights to the surrounding properties that you do not own.

There are only a few exceptions to that. For instance, a liquor store cannot be opened within 500 feet of a church. There may be other exceptions, but I'm sure day care centers are not one of them.

November 15, 2017 at 6:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Farmland deal still going sour

“Everything has a price. The price, however, isn't always money.” <br>
- Ahmed Mostafa

November 13, 2017 at 7:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State authorizes Lawrence to release up to 30 million gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water into Kansas River

It's all right. The state will issue an advisory for all of the fish to swim upstream from Lawrence.

November 10, 2017 at 11:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Use the right word

I do not mean to say that I have no sympathy for mentally ill people. You mentioned that we should talk about it. OK, I can do that.

I was in the Behavioral Health clinic at the VA in Topeka only a couple days ago. Never crossed my mind that there was anything wrong with using that term, after all, it's what people see that they think of as behavior. They can't read your mind.

It was stressful for me because I'm starting with a new psychiatrist, after being with the one before for over ten years. How many psychiatrists have I seen? I don't know, but a lot.

I'm bipolar, and I also have ADD. A couple friends sure noticed that when they tried to watch a movie with me a while ago. I can watch a movie for about an hour, then my mind wanders and I can't focus on it anymore. (You know who you are!)

My symptoms are rather well controlled with a tailored mix of medications, which I take regularly, and so I can live an almost normal life. Or I like to think so, anyway.

And, I've been in the psych ward five times, and I hope that won't happen anymore, but there are no guarantees in life.

But, at no time was I ever a danger to others.

November 10, 2017 at 6:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Use the right word

Good luck trying to get the Veteran's Administration to change from the usage of the term "Behavioral Health" at 153 VA hospitals, 773 outpatient centers, and 260 Vet Centers all over the United States. By general usage, it's too late to change that terminology.

But, at the VA, it includes not only mental health. <br>
From: https://www.pittsburgh.va.gov/service... <br>
(I just grabbed Pittsburg, there are many other VA websites)

Behavioral health services at VA hospitals include:

Psychiatry<br>
Psychology<br>
In-patient Psychiatric Unit<br>
Homeless Veterans Services<br>
Treatment for Addictive Disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs<br>

Treatment addresses the following:

depression, sadness, grief<br>
anxiety, worry, nervousness<br>
addictive behaviors<br>
relationship problems<br>
stress from medical problems and/or pain<br>
post-traumatic stress disorder and combat related stress disorder<br>
emotional problems, such as managing anger<br>
vocational issues<br>
troublesome thoughts or ideas<br>
confused thinking<br>
aggressive or self-harming behaviors<br>
memory problems<br>

November 10, 2017 at 6:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Welcome to the new gilded age

"Every country has the government it deserves." <br>
("Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.") <br>
- Joseph de Maistre, sometimes attributed to Alexis de Toqueville

November 8, 2017 at 2:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Unlocked cars made easy targets for burglars in west Lawrence spree, police say

And Barney would need more than just one bullet!

October 25, 2017 at 9 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New furniture-making business that uses locally grown timber opens in East Lawrence

It's too bad you weren't around to collect some when I had a 70 year old (I counted the rings) Chinese Elm tree removed from my front yard in western Kansas. Most of it went to the dump, and the trunk was used for firewood after it had dried.

I really liked that big tree, but there was a very hard freeze, about - 20 F I think, and the top part of it was killed. Later, branches started falling onto my yard and the street, so I had no choice.

Because of the Dutch Elm disease, there are a lot of dead Chinese Elm trees in the western part of Kansas, and I'm sure you can have all you want if you do the chopping and hauling.

My Chinese Elm tree was one of the few survivors, and I was very sorry to see it go.

October 18, 2017 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Volunteers putting up observation tower at Baker Wetlands

We might lose the tower at Wells Overlook for that very reason!

Although age, weather, and vandalism are doing a pretty good job of that already.

October 14, 2017 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Frustrating rules

So, you'll need your marriage license - only if you're a woman? Rather sexist, I would say.

I could go on with this comment, but I'll stop right here.

October 14, 2017 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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