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Lawrence library director — who retired last week — lands job at university library in Olathe

Who, in the current discussion, lives in a half million buck home? Who, in the current discussion, knocks down more money in retirement than most 30 year old well employed folks make?

And how does one conclude that Walmart workers didn't work for the public sector before taking a job with a private business?

None of your examples come close to the subject of this article. A cursory review of the facts, easily researched, show none of your examples apply. Check a few salaries and property values before you make baseless observations. Like comparing apples and hamburgers.

October 27, 2011 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence library director — who retired last week — lands job at university library in Olathe

And how did his departure leave the taxpayer a bill? The funding was passed, despite your minority 'no' votes. Sounds like you have beef with the democratic process. Mr. Flanders departure was no indictment of the project, re-read the article to catch up with current events.

October 26, 2011 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence library director — who retired last week — lands job at university library in Olathe

Mr. Flanders has served the Lawrence community well over the last 16 years. The doubling of circulation and adoption of emerging technology among other improvements attest to his leadership skills. A variety of issues made the job beyond difficult - ever-decreasing funding, an aging facility long past its prime, and a small but vocal group of nay Sayers did Lawrence no favors. Yet successes were achieved and the library patrons and the community benefited in numerous ways.

The knives have yet to come out as the library upgrade gets underway. Mr. Flanders worked countless hours to position the library for the future and passes the baton to the next leader on his own terms. Sixteen years of public service in an often-negative environment is more than enough incentive to move on.

He has been in the library field for over 30 years, first at the State Library of Kansas in Topeka and most recently as Director of the Lawrence Public Library. Congratulations on the retirement, and the new opportunity to apply your beliefs in a new opportunity.

Mr. Flanders, wherever life leads you next - fair winds and following seas. Thank you

October 26, 2011 at 9:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library director Bruce Flanders retires, effective immediately

Mr. Flanders has served the Lawrence community well over the last 16 years. The doubling of circulation and adoption of emerging technology among other improvements attest to his leadership skills. A variety of issues made the job beyond difficult - ever-decreasing funding, an aging facility long past its prime, and a small but vocal group of naysayers did Lawrence no favors. Yet successes were achieved and the library patrons and the community benefited in numerous ways.

Mr. Flanders, wherever life leads you next - fair winds and following seas. Thank you.

October 20, 2011 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fred Phelps, Homosexual Haters, and False Fundamentals

Well written blog. God hates the sin, not the sinner.

Fred is beyond twisted. Someone previously posted a link to articles about him, worth reading to gain more insight to this sad, sick person. He will receive what he deserves - God will not be mocked.

April 26, 2010 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should dog owners be allowed to bring their pet to the Lawrence Farmers Market?

Dogs should be allowed, assuming their owners heel.

Cats, on the other hand, are a terrible waste of fur. Ever hear of a cat search-and-rescue team? Didn't think so. They don't care if you live or die. My cats are plotting to kill me, I've seen the whispering and the cutting looks. Sleeping with one eye open tonight.

April 2, 2010 at 11:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you support President Obama's plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and northern Alaska?

Moderate (George Lippencott) says…

Is there something wrong with that?

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For the Dems and their plan, no, a very shrewd move by Obama. He is finally working his plan as expected. The Reps have yet to put together a real strategy and come to consensus on a platform that returns to their roots. With no real candidate for POTUS on the horizon, I predict an minor shift this November and 4 more years for Obama come 2012. If the Reps can leverage the TP movement they will have a shot. Fat chance.

As far as Cap and Trade, one more railroad spike driven into the face of the working class. Gore and co. will benefit, no energy independence and higher costs for all.

April 1, 2010 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you support President Obama's plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and northern Alaska?

This move has only one purpose - to lay the ground work for Cap and Trade. All part of a strategy, and designed to leverage the latest successes of the White House.

April 1, 2010 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Traffic scare

2 points to labmonkey - quoting the lyrics of a song by one of my favorite bands - The Bottle Rockets:

Straight from 12th grade into junior college
Buddy, buddy, buddy I passed my exam
They're making me a law enforcement person
Got me a gun and a badge, I'm a man

Radar Gun, Radar Gun

43 from where I was sittin'
30 miles an hour is the law of our land
Please produce your license, find your registration
And what is the name of your insurance man?

You know our Sheriff William Buckburger
Says our mayor's got a master plan
A new post gun meets the cost of livin'
And one of them stoplights down on Grand

Schedule 19 on a special election
Got our money problems right in hand
Droppin' them limits like a hot potato
50 down to 30 oh man, oh man

Radar Gun, Radar Gun
I'm makin' money and I'm havin' fun with my
Brand new shiny Simmons Radar Gun

Me and my partner go patrol car crusin'
on the parking lots at the shopping malls
Scanning those dashes, those mirrors and visors,
the little detectors that ruin it all
Johnny got one on an '86 T-bird,
Pull up slow just as close as I can
Milli-watt seconds on maximum output,
We'll dust that puppy with one small blast from my
Radar Gun.........

March 30, 2010 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Owners begin to tear down Boardwalk Apartments, make way for new complex

Lived there for a year in the '70's. Those sliding glass doors were awful. When the wind blew hard, the carpet would bubble. Had to keep the stove on so the mice wouldn't freeze.

March 26, 2010 at 7:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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