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What do you think is the best way to combat obesity in Kansas?

"Everyone go naked in public." SOS you win!

I really hate when someone is more brilliant than me :) Oh yes if we had to see some of these seriously obese people nasty @$$ people naked it would be “Occupy Fat Farm!” and Obama would be flying over the area assessing damage.

November 28, 2012 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lecompton and Downtown Lawrence's Christmas parade both garner national media attention; Lawrence ranks low in new per capita income report, while Manhattan soars

“A per capita income of $33,379 and yet the city wants a new library and a new sports complex.”

The very reason why in the long term Lawrence will always be slow to succeed.
Priorities are screwed up. A library, sports complex I guarantee you the middle class individuals who make up this community don’t see that as a priority yet as pointed out will pay for that.

Protecting the precious downtown who gives a damn if middle income people can’t afford to shop down there... hell you can barely afford to drink down there anymore.

People in Lawrence will march and protest to support the homeless, send of legions of buses nobody rides and Lawrence always looks to coddle the indigent population.

Meanwhile KU utilizes it millions of dollars to expand the university, but still will hike student tuition and rape the pockets of its employees but extorting parking fees and I say again its employees are paid like crap. However most employees won’t say crap because “we are lucky to be working for KU, right?”
“A poor economy means wages can stay low…”
Higher ups on the totem pole earning 5 or 6 times people working in same building, seriously people?

Feel free to keep spending millions to make Lawrence prettier, but do nothing to bring more and better paying jobs while allowing KU’s leadership to be OK with paying many of its skilled employees paltry wages. It is simply ridiculous and this matter should concern everyone.
Do nothing and watch monetary class start to divide this city like so many others across the country are starting to fracture.

November 27, 2012 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lecompton and Downtown Lawrence's Christmas parade both garner national media attention; Lawrence ranks low in new per capita income report, while Manhattan soars

The entity most responsible for this is yes KU. “Lawrence leaders long have pointed to the city’s role as a university community as a drag on per capita income.”

But this is not because of youth and/or college age employment this is due to the university paying ridiculously low salaries to working class types.
If you want to dig deeper on such a story interview facilities and other labor types who work on campus even administrative and mid-level staff.
Or look for yourself you can see all university salaries are online. The gap between administrative and or leadership/directors is astronomical.
While the university spends millions on improvements to various educational entities and even while the university continues to receive a record numbers of donations pay has remained stagnant for many years.
Yes of course the economy plays a role and the state budget was indeed a mess but it has been circulated for years that the university artificially keeps salaries low... to the detriment of the entire community.

I overheard a prominent director tell someone “the best thing about a bad economy is I don’t have to worry about pay raises, people will work for nothing.”
I have never heard KU administration in all my years here say that they are looking to take better care of their employees.
Hey KU start doing more for your employees. Pay a decent wage.

November 27, 2012 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )