abcd123 (Melissa Isaacs)


Comment history

Largest drinking establishment in the city goes up for sale; City Commission plans listening sessions about police headquarters

Perhaps the venue choices are because the folks in West Lawrence largely voted for the police headquarters, and the folks in East Lawrence largely voted against it (i.e., the commissioners want to hear from the people who weren't convinced)?

January 6, 2015 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed apartment building near KU seeks another parking exemption from City Hall; WOW in negotiations to keep Discovery Channel; city to host food/toy drive Monday

From the KU Parking website: "Note that owning a permit does not guarantee that a student will be able to park in a particular lot at any given time of day. Permits are oversold and parking stalls are available daily on a first-come, first served basis." A limited number of permits are available for parking in the parking garages, but again, having one of those permits does not guarantee you a spot.

November 28, 2014 at 5:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

East Lawrence residents raise new concern about proposed Ninth Street ArtPlace project

Why can't the Arts Center just redact the names of the donors, and of the employees whose salaries would be revealed?

November 6, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence wants property to house multimillion dollar police headquarters

What do police do in a building that is so "unique" that it can't be accommodated in a retrofitted structure? I imagine they mostly need office space, maybe some lab space, secure storage, rooms for meetings and interrogations, etc. There is a place for shooting guns in the community building downtown, so even that function can be shoehorned into an existing space.

September 9, 2013 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: 150 years later, Quantrill's Raid is still personal

Certainly Lawrence's abolitionists were right when it came to the question of slavery. But Kehde's statement is a little bit simplistic, and to sweepingly claim the moral high ground ignores the long and shameful history of segregation that permeates Lawrence's history.

August 18, 2013 at 7:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Once home to a university-run high school, nearly century-old KU building demolished

If this building was structurally unsound, it became so because KU ceased to maintain it. What I don't understand is why the local preservation community allowed this building to fall with so little interest/protest?

August 14, 2013 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City balks at plan to allow motorists to use credit cards for new downtown parking garage

The KU parking garage IS gated. The machine at the exit accepts only credit/debit cards; if you want to use cash, you have to prepay through a machine in the stairwell of the garage before you leave. KU makes a profit by charging 1.25/hr to park in the garage, and by not pro-rating partial hours--if you park there for 10 minutes, you are charged for a whole hour.

August 14, 2013 at 2:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Burt Hall razed to rubble to make room for KU Engineering campus expansion

I've been waiting for this as well. I thought--*hoped*--KU was remodeling it. I was horrified last Friday morning when I got to work and found they had just scraped it off the hillside.

August 10, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents say new garbage cans are stinking up the city

I think this is what might be described as a "1st world problem."

August 5, 2013 at 5:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )