Comment history

Lawrence anti-hunger advocates worried by proposed food stamp cuts

My hope would be that if food stamp funding is cut back that more of our community would come forward and donate to local food banks. If local food banks could adequately provide for those that are truly hungry then we could eliminate some of the abuse that goes on with food stamps, e.g. selling them to others for cash so they can buy cigarettes, booze, drugs and whatever other things food stamps don't allow.

July 18, 2013 at 9:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World seeks your scary stories

The movie "2016"

October 2, 2012 at 7:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think about the idea to install security cameras downtown?

At any time or place, a crime can happen . . . I think security cameras should be everywhere! If you're honest, what difference does it make; if you're not., it could help solve a crime.

September 18, 2012 at 12:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City seeking ideas for $75,000 library art project; mall-like sign proposed for downtown; eco-devo group to be formed; city to consider "business-friendly" changes

Regarding a Lawrence Downtown Directory . . I wish they could come up with a clever design that would post on the corners which businesses are in each block. The trees often block the view of the business names making it difficult to find a store sign.

August 21, 2012 at 8:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What was your favorite toy as a child?

My Thumbelina Doll and jingle jump. I'll be shocked if anyone remembers these two things.

July 29, 2012 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured after accident at 23rd and Naismith

Yup! I'm aware of all the dangers out there and I choose to eliminate them by at least one by not riding a bike in the street.

But, my reason for posting isn't about me riding a bike in the street or any other "phobias" you may think I have. I'm just saying with all the distractions drivers have these days, I simply do not trust that bicyclists are safe in the street AND if they choose to ride a bike on a sidewalk it is their responsibility to be aware of traffic and obey laws when approaching an intersection which should be the exact same as when approaching an intersection if they are in the street anyway.

Why all the gruffness when the main concern is about the safety of people??

May 24, 2012 at 3:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured after accident at 23rd and Naismith

Yeah, you're right. You figured me out -- Low risk taker equals a disability. That makes sense to me. Shheese.

May 23, 2012 at 7:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured after accident at 23rd and Naismith

I stand my ground. Common sense tells me a bicycle and a 4,000 pound piece of machinery don't mix well if the drivers of either one makes a mistake. I would prefer riding my bike safely on the sidewalk. I understand there are not always sidewalks available along a street and I think it's great that a lot of people are getting much needed exercise by bicycling, but what is the lure to ride in the street and mix with cars when you could be safe on a sidewalk?

May 23, 2012 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured after accident at 23rd and Naismith

Hey, that's even a safer idea!! We can eliminate cars and use bikes as our mode of transportation. Then we can all share the road equally! Let's do it!

May 23, 2012 at 5:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured after accident at 23rd and Naismith

I do not like bicycles in the street. They are much safer on a sidewalk (and, yeah, yeah, I know -- it's a sideWALK, big deal). Injuries incurred from a bicyclist bumping into a walker are NOT life threatening (at least the chances are likely not to be), but a bicyclist hit by a car can very well be. It just doesn't make sense to me for bicyclists to be in the street even in a bike lane. Why aren't the bike lanes put alongside the sidewalks? The extra concrete used for the bike lane should equal the same price if placed next or near a sidewalk. This is a much safer concept for everyone. Too many bicyclists often block and impede traffic especially those who drive in the middle of the lane -- grrrrr!

May 23, 2012 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )