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Should university professors be able to say anything they want on social media?

imagine if any of his students are "children" of NRA members, or NRA members themselves. not so far fetched.

of course he has the freedom of speech, to raise that in this context is simply silly. the 1st amendment says congress shall pass no law abridging speech, or forcing speech, among other freedoms.

it is irrelevant to the judgment of whether this hateful menacer (see he was censured for threatening a fellow faculty member) continues to be employed by KU, and the taxpayers of kansas. firing him does not stop his speech.

fire him. he was calling down blood on the children of NRA members, and that could've included some of his students.

given what he teaches, he certainly knows better. I think this is just another example of the uncivil left at work. indeed if the shoe were on the other foot, he and some posters above would be calling for the firing of a prof who called down blood on the children of gun grabbers.

September 22, 2013 at 11:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topeka man sentenced to nearly five years for pair of July robberies in Lawrence

exactly. another shining example of parole/probation. next time, just say no.

September 22, 2013 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Band Day marches on, even without parade

no more Band Days without parades! we want to hear the bands on Mass st.

September 22, 2013 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

The remaining three commissioners weren't yet ready to commit to placing a mortgage on the property. Commissioner Bob Schumm said that may make it too difficult
for the shelter to receive traditional bank financing in the future for any other improvements at the facility that may be needed. He instead proposed
an agreement between the shelter and the city that would stipulate the shelter would have to receive the city's permission to place the property under
a mortgage with any other party.

---what planet is Schumm living on? they'd already be endebted to the city and he envisions the shelter being free to further mortgage?

*really?* not in the real world.

September 17, 2013 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

about the financial bind the organization would find itself in without the money.

"Truthfully, if you turn this down, I'm not sure what we will do," Joe Baker, the treasurer for the shelter's nonprofit board, told commissioners.

The shelter raised a little more than $3 million in pledges to purchase and renovate a vacant warehouse near the Douglas County Jail in eastern Lawrence
for use as a homeless shelter. But shelter officials told city commissioners at their weekly meeting that costs to renovate the structure ran about $600,000
higher than was originally estimated.

---sounds like they need the loan because of poor planning/management.

*the city should *not* be competing with private lenders, and should not undercut private lenders' interest rates by way of taxpayer funding.

Dever is right and sCHUMMP is wrong! though I wouldn't even go as far as mortgaging. just say no.

does the shelter now require local ties or local history since it's spending *local* moneys? bet not. glad the police calls are down, but is that just a fluke, or something?

and the city is already raining down bus passes in a huge number on the shelter.

September 17, 2013 at 11:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter seeks $725,000 loan from city

The concept of the deal is simple. The Lawrence Community Shelter has a loan with a 5 percent interest rate with Lawrence-based Peoples Bank that comes
due later this year. Shelter leaders want to replace that loan with a 15-year loan from the city at a 2 percent interest rate.

Loring Henderson, director of the shelter, said he didn't have an estimate Monday afternoon on how much the lower rate would save the shelter in monthly
loan payments, but he said it would be significant.

---so the lame plan is for the city to in effect compete with private lenders, and undercut them, because of taxpayer financing?

*just say no.*

is henderson actually making this a truly dry shelter now? has he stopped enabling the drinking and drugs as it was downtown?

does the shelter require some local history or local ties be documented, since we're already using local money? I bet not.

*again, just say no.* the shelter is likely still attracting homeless to our community.

September 17, 2013 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Gov. Sebelius to attend reception to help Rep. Davis, who is considering a campaign for governor

Davis is expected to formally announce his campaign soon against Republican incumbent Gov. Sam Brownback in the 2014 contest.

Sebelius was elected governor in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. She was appointed secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2009.

---Paul Davis=sacrificial lamb.

... so Kathy Obamacare Bilious is working for Paul Davis? there's yet another good reason to vote against him: vote against Bilious' big government obama policies. yes, obamacare is a very big deal. it takes money out of medicare, will lead to doctor shortages, especially of specialists, interferes with the doctor-opatient relationship, mandates all kinds of things that necessarily push up the cost of health insurance, and so on and so on.

vote no on davis. now, DGCO republicans, let's put up a candidate in this house district, too!

bye-bye paul davis!

September 17, 2013 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More questions about World Trade Center artifact slated for Lawrence; A&E's 'Shipping Wars' plans to be in Douglas County

do what?
last time this was in Town Talk, there was supposed to be a forthcoming announcemet about the concrete thingy. seems that announcement never happened.

again, why must it be at our visitors' center? I think not.

September 17, 2013 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

25 years ago: 'Buffalo' sections arriving in Lawrence

I'm so glad that I met Jim Patti. truly great man.

September 15, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Television rules

It was TELEVISION that canceled the downtown Band Day Parade this year by ordering Kansas University to play its next home football game at 11 a.m.

-not quite right. KU agreed to the schedule. if they really cared about Band Day, they'd have held the Day/parade and insisted on a different time, or figured some other way.

once again KU sells out the community.

September 14, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )