dougnamy (Amy Albright)

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Garden Variety: The buzz about pollinator gardens

Here's a Douglas County-specific plant list! https://issuu.com/amyalbright/docs/bu...

April 9, 2017 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mysterious sculpture outside Spencer Museum, explained; two new books with KU connections

I like this sulpture very much. It's even more interesting to look at up close—makes me feel like I'm walking around an ancient shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. And the contrast with the formal landscaping and museum facade when you step back is wonderful. Excellent work.

December 24, 2016 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cat killed and woman scratched after an encounter with an opossum in North Lawrence

Something is amiss with this story. Opossums are very beneficial and non-confrontational. They get a bad rap for many reasons and it's a shame.

"In general, opossums are docile, non-aggressive animals and will not attack your pets. They prefer to escape and avoid confrontations, if possible. If not, the threatened opossum may “play 'possum”, show its teeth, or bite in self-defense, as any animal would." http://opossumsocietyus.org/faq-opossum/

"Opossums are amazingly resistant to rabies. Hissing, drooling, and swaying are part of the opossum's bluff routine. It is intended to scare away potential predators, yet it looks just like rabies and is the reason people can be convinced they’re seeing “rabid opossums” when they’re not." http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/...

October 5, 2016 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence girl, 17, in critical condition after being struck by vehicle

Our whole family is thinking of your family. We're part of the turtle saver club as well. Best wishes for a very speedy recovery.

June 21, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence opens new nature trail

Here are some photos. There were already joggers using the new sidewalk early this morning! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...

May 3, 2014 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate votes to defund Common Core standards

"A bill to kill Common Core educational standards in Kansas has Baldwin School Superintendent Paul Dorathy concerned a $100,000 district investment could be lost."

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/feb...

I imagine this is true for districts across the state. Talk about hitting 'em when they're down. Where's the fiscal responsibility?

April 4, 2014 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teacher gives kidney to prolong colleague's life

These guys are the best. Our whole family will be thinking of them today, wishing them full and speedy recoveries.

January 14, 2014 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas delegation holds position of making government funding contingent on delaying Obamacare

this may be the dumbest LJW comment I've ever read:

In_God_we_trust 19 hours, 41 minutes ago

President Obama and Sen. Harry Reid's strategy is to force higher spending for the government, without agreeing to a budget, validated by the House and congress. The ultimate outcome if successful would be that the President and Sen. Harry Reid would plunge the country into a crisis every time they want to spend more than has been permitted by the congress. It would in effect strip the House of their constitutional power of the purse. This could in effect, create a dictatorship over the US. The President and Harry Reid need to compromise and do what is right for the country.

October 3, 2013 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU seniors, bromantic duo finding the fun in music of any variety

Love, love, love these guys!

September 29, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Kansas abandon its ban on same-sex marriage?

100% in the 9th smartest town in the country!

June 27, 2013 at 6:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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