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Lawrence man, among the few ticketed for Fourth of July fireworks, awaits his day in court

Can't address the first question, but I'll bet the answer to the second one is that he sought out the attention. My guess is that he is probably pretty arrogant. The others are probably too ashamed to come forward and admit their crimes.

July 13, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, among the few ticketed for Fourth of July fireworks, awaits his day in court

And, he's probably raising spoiled children who will never have any respect for the law. Wonder how his wife feels...I can't imagine the embarrassment.

July 13, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mass Street Sweet Shoppe adds sandwich shop to business

I, too, miss Joe's sandwiches, so I headed down to the Sweet Shoppe after work today (around 4:30) all ready for a chicken or egg salad sandwich for dinner. Unfortunately, I didn't get either. I was told that the woman who makes the sandwiches wasn't there and no one else could help me. The menu board said that egg salad was $6.99 and chicken salad was $7.99, but the girl that was there could not tell me how big the sandwich was or if anything else was included. Looked at the candy, but didn't see any prices, so I lost interest and walked out. This was my first visit and their chance to "wow" me...didn't happen, so it was most likely my last visit. Guess I'll have make my own egg salad this weekend. Hope everybody else has better luck!

July 12, 2013 at 5:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Humane Society preparing to fight for budget increase; commissioners asked to provide $25,000 in unbudgeted funds for Just Food

Can someone please refresh my memory...I vaguely recall Just Food loaning Farmer money for his campaign...how much was it and was it ever paid back? Have I completely lost it and remembering any of this correctly?

July 9, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager's recommended budget calls for slight mill levy increase, 19 new city employees

Well said cowboy. I, too, was wondering about that head count saving we were led to believe we would see in the sanitation dept.

June 28, 2013 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager's recommended budget calls for slight mill levy increase, 19 new city employees

Okay, now I get it -- this is why the Chancellor needed that $60k pay increase...oh wait, she doesn't pay property taxes, does she? Her house is furnished and maintained free of charge yet I have to pay increased taxes with no increase in pay. What's wrong with this picture?

June 28, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Development roundup: the Kasold curve, Myers Liquor and more speculation about a downtown restaurant

I could not agree more about Taco Grande's sanchos -- they were awesome! I also miss Hardee's...loved their hot ham and melty cheese sandwich and cinnamon and raisin biscuits.

June 27, 2013 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breaking down the private funds that pay the KU chancellor's salary

I don't give a hoot where the money came from, the fact is she got a 13-14% pay increase and the rest of the university didn't. To add insult to injury, we are supposedly in dire straits financially...she could take that pay increase and put it towards something to benefit the students or even the buildings (I believe there is still a huge deferred maintenance backlog). I'm getting so tired of mid to high level administrators getting large percent increases, when the admin assistants, maintenance/custodial staff, accountants and technicians get .5-1% -- if we are lucky. Those in the decision making positions are taking care of themselves, but not their subordinates.

June 24, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU chancellor to get $60,000 pay raise funded through KU Endowment Association

Dave -- I ran my name through the database and it appears to include OT...or is just plain incorrect. I was interested in base salary so as not to skew the figures for positions that are required to work periodic OT (i.e. police and facilities staff). But, thanks for trying to help.

June 24, 2013 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU chancellor to get $60,000 pay raise funded through KU Endowment Association

LJW -- I'd like to make a request (consider it a challange!)...would you please utillize the open records act to request salary information for all KU employees for the last five years? Use base salary (no OT) and include all sources of funding. Break it down by fiscal year so the percentage of increase for each year can be easily calculated. I realize that you will need to fork up a little money to pay for it, but it shouldn't be difficult given the electronic systems in place and all of the "improvements" the Huron folks have made over the last couple of years. Please include everyone from Chancellor, to DDCs, to admin assistants, to KUAC staff to custodial staff. How about it...are you up for the challenge?

June 21, 2013 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )