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Do you think people with babies should be charged for an extra ticket at KU football games?

*Warning: Graphic description of consequences of breastfeeding are mentioned in this post. If you like perfect breasts and believe every woman has them, stop now. You will learn too much.*

Sue, I did love nursing my kids and I am planning on doing it again with the third, but when I was chasing a toddler with my shirt over my head and had another slurping away at me, I did kind of feel like an old milk cow. Especially afterward when my nipples hung to my belly button. Sorry for the mental image there, folks. That's kind of the way it is sometimes. Anyway, thus the remark about the kid hanging from my breast; although it was never literally true, it did present repercussions that made it look as if it some horrible trauma had befallen me. Well that's why we have push up bras, we can just roll those babies up and stick 'em in there!

September 7, 2006 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Do you think people with babies should be charged for an extra ticket at KU football games?

I am a mother of two and my husband and I both work two jobs. One of my jobs is staying home with my children during the day and then watching my husband's infant cousin. Having said this, I generally stay away from public outings with the baby and the kids but on the rare occasion I get a wild hair and decide I deserve to see a movie, or that my five year old might really enjoy it and, yes, the baby is okay to sleep through it, I do take my crew to the movies. And although this in no way represents the challenges of taking one infant to a football game, I do take my three to baseball and basketball games. Public events are for everyone to enjoy. Having children doesn't make you alienated from the rest of the world nor should it keep you from treating yourself to a good time. And if the baby gets fussy, we just get up and walk out and try not to disturb everyone else. But being in public is being in public, I mean, you deal with all kinds. I don't particularly appreciate the people with massive body odor sitting next to me and making me gag, but I do appreciate the fact that I am in a public place and I am dragging along my own little social disruptors so I figure there's some give and take there. The bottom line is, no infant should be charged extra for a seat any more than someone who is overweight and takes up two seats or someone with offensive body odor. If it were my baby and I was in that situation, I would just say "No thank you, my child doesn't need a seat as it will probably be hanging from my breast the entire time, enjoying it's dinner"

September 7, 2006 at 5:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

N. Lawrence looking to benefit from publicity for CBS drama

Now not that there is anything wrong with North Lawrence, but if the producers of "Jericho" wanted to replicate the town of Jericho after a small Western Kansas town, why didn't they just go visit a small Western Kansas town? Why not take their camera crews there? I'm sure Goodland would love the publicity, so would Sharon Springs and Coolidge. Then at least they could see what life was really like in a town similar to what they are supposed to be portraying on television. Lawrence is small by California standards it's true, but it is not "small town life" by Kansas standards. Believe me, I am 24 years old and there were nine in my entire grade in school. There were 350 people in the town. We did shut down at five o'clock, aside from the bar. And I'm really not that far from Lawrence. So if Jericho is the remote, small town they say it is, why not go out of their way a bit to actually do some research and make it just a little more accurate and a little more believable? Go to the small farm towns where kids drive tractors to school because they came straight from the fields and have to return as soon as school is over. Go to the towns where if a teenager wants to own an automobile, she has to work for it. I went to school with a girl who got up at four thirty in the morning before school and milked cows and then returned after school for the evening milking so she could buy a car. Yeah, there are towns in Kansas where not every kid in school has a cell phone, or even cell phone service. Trying to use your cell phone from my town, other than standing atop the roof of the three story brick school building, is impossible as it is like you've dropped off the face of the wireless earth at the county line. There are really very few "big" cities in Kansas and by Kansas standards, Lawrence is one. Otherwise the state is pockmarked with tiny little towns full of farmers and cattle ranchers. Also, to make sure to be really accurate, they need to visit Western Kansas and see that there are no mountains visible from there!!! LOL sorry had to throw that one in.

September 7, 2006 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

CBS bringing 'mountain of publicity' to N. Lawrence

In reply to the comments about a "mountainous" Western Kansas, no there are no mountains in Western Kansas like any that are depicted in the preview of the show. Those are the mountain ranges in California, where the pilot was shot. And no, you cannot see the mountains in Denver from even the most extreme part of Western Kansas. On a clear day from Coolidge if you have 20/15 vision, you may be able to render an image of the very top of Pike's Peak. One thing Kansas is famous for is being flat and that is what we are, other than some gently rolling hills, we are mainly flat. It is irresponsible of the creators to create a setting that is unrealistic especially when they are trying to promote the credibility of their show. Imagine if they were selling a drama about Los Angeles and showed it as flat farm country? Or if they tried to portray Atlanta as a desert? Would the viewers really be able to get into this show as a realistic dramatic show? No. And I think most Western Kansans are rolling their eyes right now at how ignorant Hollywood really is of anything outside their own realm.

September 5, 2006 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )