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City to craft statement saying it doesn't have plans to use drones

I attended a recent concert at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City and the drone hanging over the crowd behind us was a constant attention grabber for many of the concert goers. Not sure who's drone was being used, or why but it certainly created it's own crowd disdain. The watchful eye in the sky is definitely a privacy issue, even in a public place. Especially with no defined purpose or ownership to those being watched!

I have nothing to hide, and am a law abiding citizen, but even I felt almost violated that someone else felt we needed to be watched.

September 25, 2013 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state's approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands

DeckDoctors is correct about the history of the land. I know the people that used to farm it back in the 40's. They had plowed it from the prairie it had been since anyone had record of the site.

July 10, 2012 at 1:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

10th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds state's approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands

I've got my shovel with me and will be helping cut the first path tonight! It is about time!

July 10, 2012 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU spirit squad, band members help save trapped man before NCAA women's tournament game

Did anyone really read this article? It states 9 members, 4 Cheer Squad, and 5 Band Members, all male, came to the rescue.

March 20, 2012 at 6:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Old Watson Library elevator comes to a stop; KU unveils new website for its efficiency plan; alumnus creates comic book bio of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

I also have fond memories of the elevator. As a student in the late 70's, studying into the early morning hours in the stacks was a drab way to spend the night. But the elevator ride was a highlight that one went out of their way to enjoy! I actually enjoyed that 1/2 floor experience, and would then use the steps to get onto the other 1/2. Without cell phones back then, our entertainment was very simplistic!

January 25, 2012 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bank buys Bella Sera condo complex at forclosure auction

How is it that yesterday's article stated that the minimum bid would be 13.2 million (I do not remember the exact figure, but it was over the 13 million) and the bank that owns the loan can bid just over 2 million?

August 19, 2011 at 5:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mystery of wild cat remains as city workers find carcass missing

12 years ago, I lived in the Fountain Drive subdivision and was walking along Bob White. Between 2 new constuction homes on Bob White, directly to the south of Corpus Christi Church, a mountain lion bounded with 2 steps through the road, and easily jumped onto the fountain/waterfall ledge at the Alvamar Estates entrance off of Bob White road, and then disappeared into the trees to the southeast. I have seen many a bobcat in the area, and know the difference not only in size of the animals, but also the very long tail of the mountain lion makes him a very distinct animal. I was amazed at how graceful, and how fast the animal traveled in that span of about 80 feet. He was about 20 feet in front of me as he crossed the road. Anyone that does not agree that we have them amoungst us is a fool. When I lived on Kasold across from the KU land at the southeast corner of what was 15th and Kasold, the high pitch scream of the cat was heard at dusk many times. That scream was like a woman with real terror in her voice. The cats have been around for years in that area.

February 15, 2011 at 6:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mystery of wild cat remains as city workers find carcass missing

12 years ago, I lived in the Fountain Drive subdivision and was walking along Bob White. Between 2 new constuction homes on Bob White, directly to the south of Corpus Christi Church, a mountain lion bounded with 2 steps through the road, and easily jumped onto the fountain/waterfall ledge at the Alvamar Estates entrance off of Bob White road, and then disappeared into the trees to the southeast. I have seen many a bobcat in the area, and know the difference not only in size of the animals, but also the very long tail of the mountain lion makes him a very distinct animal. I was amazed at how graceful, and how fast the animal traveled in that span of about 80 feet. He was about 20 feet in front of me as he crossed the road. Anyone that does not agree that we have them amoungst us is a fool. When I lived on Kasold across from the KU land at the southeast corner of what was 15th and Kasold, the high pitch scream of the cat was heard at dusk many times. That scream was like a woman with real terror in her voice. The cats have been around for years in that area.

February 15, 2011 at 6:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Vermont Street BBQ to reopen; Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery coming to Lawrence?; CVB announces leadership shift

Chad,
I remember eating at the Rock Bottom Restaurant about 15 to 20 years ago at the corner of 119th and Metcalf in OP. I think the building now houses Alexandia's if I am not mistaken. They had good food, and pizza, and had the "Flights" of beer so that one could sample each of their current brews, usually 6 to 8 types. They were very similar to how 23rd St Brewery now is in Lawrence.

Dave

February 8, 2011 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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