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October 9, 2013 at 6:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers ratify contract

Story says $1.8 million in salary enhancements is being spread over 900+ people, which includes covering the increase in cost of your medical premium, which is certainly a salary increase in my book. So don't forget that is your part of your salary improvement. Not just the additional $60/month raise.

I have nothing against teachers, I'm married to one. Just have some very serious doubts if 497 cares more about their teachers, or other items in their budget.

August 26, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers ratify contract

A tax increase is still a tax increase whether it is collected by DC, Kansas, Douglas County, Lawrence or by 497.

A utility rate increase is still an increase whether collected by a public utility or the City of Lawrence.

August 25, 2013 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers ratify contract

And what a nice taxpayer I am to have provided the teachers with a raise and all the various other tax supported employees from DC on down.

Oh and all the utility companies also have had rate increases.

Wonder if I need to now go plant another money tree or two as I'm pretty sure the ones I have will not cover all these increased costs.

Just makes it ever more difficult for a retired person to stay in Lawrence and to continue to live in a home they have already paid for.

August 24, 2013 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Therapeutic autism ranch may develop south of Lawrence; Knology e-mail issues resolved; Lawrence lands on Mother Earth list; tree cutting near Kaw levee

All I can add is that it took 5 minutes of phone time with a Knology tech on Wedneday afternoon and Outlook was sending again. Almost took me longer to navigate the phone prompts than it did to talk to the tech and solve the problem.

September 14, 2012 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Better off in Lawrence? An answer by the numbers.

And I can almost guarantee you the opposite.

September 7, 2012 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rec center will add $6M to economy, report says

I've read a number of major reports & studies over the years that there is not a single major sports complex baseball/football..etc., in a major city where the taxpayer does not come out on the short end of the equation. Yeah I know Lawrence is a minor city so it for sure will work here.

I can hardly wait to now support an overbuilt library, golf course, bus system along with a host of other feel good projects. Just another retiree thinking it may be time to pull up stakes.

August 4, 2012 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Did you watch the opening cermonies of the Olympics?

The 9 year old boy segment and Mr. Bean were the highlights of the entertainment section.
While the HHS portion created a new low for such an event.
And apparenlty NBC figured they could skip about 100+ nations that participated in the Parade of Nations.

Certainly glad we did our viewing via DVR and the Fast Forward Button.

Lastly....Shame on Knology for not offering the 3D feed which is available and which all the major providers are offering..even WOW has it, but they did not obtain Knology soon enough to implement it into our feed..

July 28, 2012 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City mulls increase in property tax rate, sales tax

Sure $21 does not sound like much, then again even if you round down to say $15 and now every household in Lawrence has $15 less to spend on say pizza, just how many less sales will those stores have.

Or maybe we could isolate down on just one pizza place, like maybe Papa Murphy's and now how many less pizza's will they sell during the year.

So now insert the store of your choice and if each Lawrence household does not spend those dollars t that location as they now go to City Hall will they still be in business at the end of the year.

And folks wonder why Lawrence is not considered Business Friendly.

This retiree creeps ever closer to saying enough is enough and moving on to a city that does not think of its citizens as cash cows.

July 11, 2012 at 8:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed city budget anticipates revenue loss

It just doesn't end does it.

How about for a change we only use as many eggs as we have in our baskets instead of asking all us citizens to contribute more eggs.

With this drought my money trees are having a darn hard time keeping up, or is it now money hens I need.

July 8, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )