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Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

When you're wrong, you're wrong. Sorry......

"The possibility that a person who is not severely ill, or whose immune system is not compromised from disease or suppressant medicines, exhibiting any reaction to a mycotoxin is practically nonexistent as shown by the total lack of scientific evidence showing a direct link between a specific mycotoxin and any disease or symptom."

September 4, 2013 at 11:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Air-ambulance transports man who fell 20 feet in Lawrence

back in 1993, on my birthday, I got loaded at the Jazzhaus. I tripped on those back stairs, went head over heels forward and landed on my FEET, with only a slight scrape on my arm.

The sad thing is that NOBODY saw it. But let me tell ya it happened.

August 28, 2013 at 9:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police planning DUI checkpoint in Lawrence Friday night

you can tell police that they can't search your car but they can take you in if they think you're impaired.

There's nothing in the constitution that guarantees your right to drive.

August 19, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shooting reported Tuesday night during road-rage incident; police looking for driver

Okay so someone's tailgating. You let them pass cause they're a jerk. Then you move on with your life. You don't FOLLOW them.

June 19, 2013 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Off the Beaten Plate: Bill Self Pasta at 23rd Street Brewery

As Gordon Ramsay would say, "Absolutely dreadful. Wouldn't feed that to a pig"

June 13, 2013 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Group looking for a hand with handball

There's an easy way to solve this problem: open up the handball/racquetball courts at KU's Robinson Center on weekends. There are 7 courts there and they sit empty much of the time.

March 10, 2013 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence boy receives more than 600 Pez dispensers for Christmas

I certainly don't want to disparage the human interest angle of a father's great git to his son. But it's not a front page story. Perhaps the JW randomizes front page content, or worse, tries to somehow decide what their readers would like to see based on facebook metrics or something.

Just that the JW still feels like Lawrence has a population of 4,000. There's a great J-school here. Lots of talent. This paper still has that "small town newsletter" feel. Nothing controversial that would offend the advertisers. The thing is, they can offend anyone they like because they're the only newspaper in town.

Where's William Allen White when you need him?

December 30, 2012 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence boy receives more than 600 Pez dispensers for Christmas

this is the headline of today's JW web edition? I respond with a prediction and some advice.

My prediction: the Journal World will never EVER be considered for a Pulitzer Prize until it gets a new owner who cares about journalism.

Advice: reporters who write for the JW are advised to keep this fact OFF their resumes if they ever want to work for a legitimate news organization.

December 30, 2012 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fire at apartment building early Sunday morning fits pattern of recent suspected arsons

What "ref above" are you talking about?
are you saying that they routinely start fires with bags of potato chips as accelerant?

November 13, 2012 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fire at apartment building early Sunday morning fits pattern of recent suspected arsons

Oh, and let's get one thing straight. Nobody's gonna get a beat-down for "snitching" on a crazy firebug. This obviously isn't gang-drug turf related. It's the work of a lone mentally ill individual who must be stopped at all costs.
A reward should be posted (the owners of the apartment buildings should pool their resources and come up with a decent amount--say 10K) to help get this sick person off the street and into treatment (or prison) before someone dies in a fire.

November 12, 2012 at 11:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )