bookemdano (Dan Edwards)

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Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

In other news, the sky is blue.

Hint: this is sort of like the inevitable studies to come out in a couple of years showing that increasing taxes on the rich didn't in fact kill jobs or make rich people less inclined to keep getting richer.

January 25, 2013 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group seeks broader liquor sales

The most pathetic thing about this is that it's not some radical untested idea. Take a drive 40 miles across the Missouri border sometime and witness both liquor stores and grocery stores living in harmony, selling alcoholic beverages to responsible adults. Been that way for a long time.

(facepalm)

January 5, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations

Let me try to connect the dots for you...

Say someone close to you is captured by a hoard of sadistic freaks who are going to kill him/her. Would you rather:

a. The killers put a gun to the person's head and pull the trigger
b. The killers put the person in a cage, then torture him/her, followed by choice a above.

In all honest, if those were your two choices, which would it be?

December 18, 2012 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU fraternity suspended by national organization in wake of animal cruelty allegations

"not necessarily"? What kind of mush-mouth nonsense is that? I would like to know, "necessarily", under what circumstances you _would_ approve of the torture of an animal by drunk college students, or anyone for that matter.

I have no problem whatsoever with killing and eating animals for food. But torture or other cruelty to them is a whole different ball game. I hope there's a special place in hell for folks who do that kind of thing. Losing their fraternity charter should be the least of their worries.

December 18, 2012 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dole tries, fails to persuade Republicans, including Sens. Roberts and Moran, to vote for treaty for disabled

As if we needed yet another reminder that the "Big Tent" days are over for the GOP. Truly sad what they've been reduced to. Forget a third party, we need an actual, rational second party in this country.

(facepalm)

December 4, 2012 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plan to raze McCollum Hall in the works

(sniff) That dump was my first home in Lawrence. I need to make sure I go see my old room before the wrecking ball does.

Note, I don't disagree with the notion that McCollum isn't worth saving. Just sentimental about my old college days.

October 10, 2012 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City offering compost for sale on two upcoming Saturdays

This article is somewhat confusing on the dates. So the first date (for self-loaders) is _this_ Saturday the 15th (i.e. tomorrow)? If so, that's terribly short notice. I'm thinking it's more likely it would be the 22nd (which would mean the sales are on consecutive Saturdays), but the article never states that. It just says "Saturday" (implying this Saturday).

LJW can you edit the article please to clarify?

That said, the changes are welcome! It was always sort of ridiculous to hold a two day sale when they almost always ran out on the first day (a weekday when most residents would be at work or school). By doing two Saturdays rather than Fri-Sat a whole lot more residents will be able to take advantage. Kudos for making the change--just let us know when we can go down there!

Edit: City release (put out this past Tuesday) says the sale really is tomorrow Sept. 15th for self-loaders. LJW, it would have been helpful had you published this article before today.

http://web.ci.lawrence.ks.us/lists/ar...

September 14, 2012 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Suspect in several crimes arrested after foot chase near Kasold Drive and Clinton Parkway

Wonder if this is one of the home invasion burglars who has been so prolific lately. Hope so. In any case, great job LPD.

August 21, 2012 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How has Pinterest inspired you?

Heh a lady at work was going on and on about how cool the site was and sent everyone an invite. After five minutes of browsing, I had a feeling it was a site meant for women. This was confirmed when I found the "Sports" category and it was pretty much just shirtless photos of Tim Tebow.

Not that there's anything wrong with that, but certainly didn't thrill me. Later on I read an article about it that said something that struck me as probably very true--that Pintrest is "porn for women". It's nothing but pictures of things women like to look at.

And before anyone attacks me as sexist--I'm sure there are plenty of women that don't like the site, and plenty of men that do. But in general I think even Pintrest would say that the vast majority of their user base is made up of women.

I also heard their growth has slowed way down in the last few months. They'd better hurry up and get bought out by facebook or google before they become an afterthought (remember Digg?).

April 29, 2012 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knology sold to Denver area company for more than $750 million

Thanks for the response. I actually already own a Channel Master 8-bay UHF monster up on my roof, and that with the addition of a pre-amp gets me all the KC stations (agree that we're lucky they are all UHF now--I get KMBC a lot better now than I used to). I use a DVR so a rotor isn't really practical since I'm not aware of any solution that would automatically rotate the antenna prior to recording a Topeka station (but that would be a cool idea!). It's OK I don't actually miss the Topeka stations much other than KTWU--but I can often pull that one in off the back side anyway.

You've posted a lot of great info that could help others in the same boat though, so kudos! But I am a regular and loyal Costco member, and have never seen any antenna for sale in the warehouse--are they with the TVs or were you talking about their online store?

Cheers.

April 18, 2012 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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