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KU athletic department IRS form shows women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson paid almost $2 million in 2009

What each of you have failed to realize is that this is a problem related directly to Title IX. The reason she is paid that much has 0 to do with her performance. Self, the men's coach, the actual money maker, is paid based upon his performance. In order to be in compliance with Title IX the compensation to the women's coach must be equal. She could go 0-30 and still receive the same compensation with the way the law is written in my understanding. Maybe if we would move to a pay on performance/revenue system her true value would be paid to her.

June 30, 2011 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

EN Engineering leaving Lawrence for Olathe after failure to reach deal

Define public in this instance....because it was not a public works project? What were the tax revenues that this company was bringing to the city?

85 employees at 60k/yr = $5.1 million in salaries alone. Without any other information I'm going to safely assume that this firm brought more than $30k/yr revenue to the city of Lawrence. We definitely didn't have to pay their lease, and they went elsewhere. City is run by fools.

May 20, 2011 at 2:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

If you could be any Disney character, who would you be?

Just out of curiosity, did you happen to be at 23rd St. for trivia last night LadyJ? Funicello was one of the answers.

March 25, 2011 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knowing God


You are magnificently proving Proverbs 19:2 " It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way." Taking one verse out of context and without studying the true meaning of the verse can very easily lead you to believe what it, in fact, does not mean.

Studying the Bible, truly doing comparative studies with different verses and other writings of the same time will give you much clearer insight into what was truly going on at the time of the writing.

With this verse (we went over it in Sunday school with our teacher who was *gasp* a woman, and an incredibly intelligent and insightful one at that) there are a couple of different theories as to why it was written in. Some scholars believe that Paul wrote this because women at the time were practicing Proverbs 19:2. They had much zeal but little knowledge. Remember that at this point in history women were not formally educated. This would be like the blind leading the blind, not good for anyone. Also, Jesus elevated women and acted against demeaning practices of the time (ex. John 4:1-26). Women were the first to know that Jesus had risen (Matthew 28) and the first to see Him resurrected (Mark 16:9). Luke speaks of Lydia, a wealthy business woman, in Acts 16. Paul even accepted her hospitality.

To try and say that the Bible denigrates women is very ignorant indeed (whether willful or not). Practicing exegesis combats the ever too common eisegesis.

March 8, 2011 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Congratulations to our KU football haiku winner!

Jayhawks on the move
Running, throwing, and scoring
Against NM State

September 24, 2010 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Keeping faith, losing religion


Your claim that redistribution of wealth was a "requirement of salvation" is not at all correct.

If for no other reason than “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” –Ephesians 2:8,9

Also, Jesus says "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" --John 14:6

There is no work that is "required" for someone to be saved.

Also, just because someone has money does not mean they are not Christian. Not everyone is called to sell all of their provisions. Jesus told this rich man to sell all of his possessions because he understood that the rich man loved his possessions and his money more than he loved Christ. In doing so, he had another "god" before God.

August 5, 2010 at 10:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sales tax exceeds liquor tax in Lawrence after statewide increase

Pennsylvania is not doing well at all! Especially the roads. They had bridges closed "indefinitely" due to lack of funding just a couple years ago. I had family and friends there discussing the different routes they had to take to work and school because of the budget issues. Stop spouting off like normal.

July 10, 2010 at 1:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU takes steps on Title IX issue

But allowing women's sports that are paid for by revenues from men's sports are a right? That's the exact double standard that Neugent wants to fight back against.

May 6, 2010 at 3:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cruel bullying

Independant, I apologize. The first remark was meant for ivalueamerica. I clicked wrong.

April 17, 2010 at 11:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cruel bullying

False. Great job Tom. Independant can preach peace and love and flowers all they want, and that should always be the first step, but there is a time for escalation.

April 17, 2010 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )