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Ramen bar set to open in downtown Lawrence

Lived on Oahu back in 1962 thru 1968 and I can honestly say that there is a big difference in "Cup of Soup" and what the Graces are trying to describe. My parents would take us to this little restaurant in town every weekend. It was nothing fancy but Ramen was the main attraction. My siblings and I would be served a bowl of these noodles. Fifty years later, I can still remember the soup! It had thin slices of chinese flavored red pork, green onions, sliced boiled eggs and shrimp in it. My brother and sister also still remember how good it was. After moving from the islands, we could no longer find it anywhere. Not at least with the same flavor and texture. I am excited to give the Graces place a try! Also, Kirin or Asahi Beer! Awesome! I hope the Graces have better luck in that location than the others who tried to make it there. Either rent is way too high, poor types or restaurants, or just a bad luck location. It seems like others just haven't had much luck there. I do hope the Graces have better luck because this is an awesome idea!

July 30, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Repeal postal act

Well state your facts then! I guess first class mail volume has not gone down over the last decade either? I guess fuel has not gone up either? Also, explain to the public just how profitable it is to have carriers working mandatory overtime and working their days off is profitable and healthy for the employees. I don't think the public is this naive! Only reason,,,,really? Give us a break!

April 9, 2013 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Repeal postal act

Brad states some good points. But, the 2006 PAEA is still only part of the problem. The 2006 PAEA definitely needs to be reassessed and tailored to today's current employee/retiree rolls. This would be a great start in saving the USPS. But again, this is only part of the problem and this alone cannot save the USPS. The 5 day delivery would also help the USPS out of the red. The combination of the two and "cutting upper management fat" would be a great start!

April 9, 2013 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Guns don’t save

Don't know why everyone has their underwear "in a bind" over new gun laws. Try to buy ammo for the guns that you do own! HA ,,,,that's the problem!

March 31, 2013 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How did you handle the KU men’s basketball loss last night?

It was really tough to "listen" to the game on the radio. I am proud of the Jayhawks but I am disappointed that even Lawrence fans could not watch the game on local TV unless you subcribe to pay TV. I guess college sports is slowly turning into "for profit only" business. It also seems to be partially how the brackets are set up? I hope college basketball doesn't keep heading in this direction. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

March 31, 2013 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: USPS response

Yeah Wilbur, those complaints from the public will be addressed just like the carriers complaints. Goes right into the trash!

March 28, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: USPS response

USPS Management has made bad decsions in the past and probably will continue to make bad decisions in the future. They are like the boy who cried "Wolf, Wolf, Wolf" But now they are in serious financial trouble and the 5 day delivery is a possible solution to saving the USPS. The NALC "fat cats" are no better than the USPS "fat cats" who continue to fight over this debate. Meanwhile, the dog (UPS) is stealing the bacon! The 5 day delivery will only work if both parties will work together. Times have changed and mail volume is not what it used to be and it is doubtful that it will ever return. Gail Hendrix has mentioned what will be included with a 5 day delivery which Andy Tuttle failed to mention in his article. I am sure Gail and Andy are telling the public only what they want to convince the public to be on their side. As for the prefunding retirement complaints from both parties, which is really another serious matter. It seems that when hard times hit, the first place to look for financial solutions is taking from the retirement system. Sure, the USPS retirement fund is paid for future employees but lowering or stopping payments to this system will only threaten the retirement for the active carriers on today's rolls! How does this solve the problem of lower mail volume? It is like patching up drywall on a termite infested house! I hope the NALC and USPS will come together to work on this problem soon or everyone loses.

March 28, 2013 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Postal plan

George_Braziller, why do you think there is nine vacant routes? How do you figure it will be worse if Saturday delivery was eliminated? If you are late paying your bills, then why do you plan paying earlier or do so online as others have recommended. If the USPS continues to lose money then you won't have to worry about it because they will be no USPS! Then you will have to depend on UPS and FEDEX for your deliveries and you will be forced to do business online. Just my opinion, disagree all you want but it is a fact that the USPS is losing money and fast!

March 21, 2013 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Postal plan

I would not miss receiving junk mail on Saturday. I would love to see letter carriers off on Saturday so they can be with their families. I know many carriers who feel the same but are afraid to voice their opinions because the NALC does not agree with the PG Donohoe's decision. Parcels would still be delivered and mail could be distributed more evenly through out the week. It would help the USPS from staying in the red. How much money can the USPS continue to lose before they take action. Also, stop making cuts at the lower employee levels and start cutting the "fat" at the other end. If the USPS and the NALC are going to survive they will have to come to an agreement quickly. While this disagreement continues between the two parties, it is the "working employees" who continue to suffer. If you want to see what PG Donohoe earns click on this webpage>

March 21, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City of Lawrence to consider rate increases for water and sewer bills

bend over for that water enema!

March 12, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )