Comment history

Head-on crash on Maine Street still under investigation; one driver still in hospital

Jean Drumm? She's a very sweet, smart woman. She's a piano teacher!

I too drove by there shortly after it happened. I thought someone was filming a movie, a la The Day After. It was awful. That guy must have floored it from Sixth Street on south to where he finally crashed.

September 12, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board approves purchase of iPad 2s, tax rebate for Masonic Temple

In three years, half of them will be gone.

September 27, 2011 at 7:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doughnut hole: Ban highlights difficulties of getting local flour in the Wheat State

Their website,, has a 'store-finder.'
We stopped in to a Stafford County grain elevator co-op this past spring and bought some at the elevator. The men working there were very nice about everything.

June 14, 2011 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tunnels under central Kansas town tell a thoroughly riveting tale

Lawrence must have had them too. Remember the J-W article within the last few years about a downtown basement with a door facing the street? I just tried to look for it through the J-W archives but couldn't find it. Seems like it was Goldmaker's or a business near there, or at least a place on the Goldmaker's side of the street.

May 30, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teener generates savings, interest

Hey, Reticent_Irrev: Yes, it actually can make it up the 11th street hill! A bit slowly, but yes!

August 23, 2009 at 9:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hot dog vendor enhances downtown flavor

Is it legal to drive up on the sidewalk, on Mass.?

Which corner did he rent for 2009? I've seen him on four different corners in the last month:

NE corner of 8th and Mass -- in front of Teller's?
NE corner of 9th and Mass -- in front of 3rd Planet?
SW corner of 9th and Mass -- in front of Weaver's?
SE corner of 9th and Mass -- in front of the bank?

July 6, 2009 at 11:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City has approved street vendor licenses for three sidewalk stands

Big Prune,

Yes, all food vendors with carts in Kansas have to have a hand-washing sink, at least. You can see in the Sun Dog Food vendor's cart he has four sinks. That's because he serves "potentially hazardous foods" like meat products.
Just Chillin', the Hawaiin shaved ice stand at 10th and Mass, and my business, Green Violin Italian Ice, each need one sink, a hand-washing sink. Our flavoured ices contain no dairy so they are not considered "potentially hazardous foodstuffs." Fruit, water and sugar is all, plus some food colourings to brighten it up.
Also, Just Chillin' AND Green Violin Italian Ice use wooden spoons and clear cornstarch cups which dissolve quicker in the trash heap than plastic tablewares.

July 6, 2009 at 11:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Geologists’ drilling project digs up past

We were near the equator?

Did we gradually spin out to where we are now, or all at once, or what?

July 4, 2009 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )