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Abe & Jake's is city's burden

The real problem lies with Mike Logan who manages both Abe & Jakes and the Granada. Allowing underage people and catering to certain types of people with certain types of music only spells disaster. Most of the blame must be squared to those who manage. Need we say more?

May 5, 2006 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar fight ends with injuries, arrests

Underage patrons allowed to drink, weekly fights and diluted alcohol or cheap alcohol poured in the good bottles. Yep, definately a great bar to have fun! NOT!

April 24, 2006 at 5:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

6 arrested, 4 injured in brawl at Lawrence night club

Ahhhh, Abe and Jakes, where the underage enjoy watered down drinks and fights occur weekly. Sounds like fun!

April 23, 2006 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Smokers' haven

Could be illegal. Majority of revenues must be from tobacco according to the smoking commandments of Lawrence. I don't think tobacco is the majority of revenue here...

April 9, 2006 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ad campaign rolls out welcome mat to Topeka

The smoking ban drove most of the legit Topeka and KC crowd away from downtown nightlife. Anyone notice how dead downtown is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday late nights? There used to be large numbers of people at all the nightspots... Now it's almost a ghost town except for a very few spots. Worse yet the same people go to the same places on the same nights.

Unfortunately the shooting was the second shooting involving a Topekan... Remember Brother's shooting? He was also from Topeka. I have personally seen a few bar fights that guess what, have almost always involved Topekans.

There is no solution to this, just stating what I have seen.

March 26, 2006 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roberts to Dems: Don't play politics with national security

Most legal scholors agree that the NSA spy program is illegal. Sad part is that if Bush were impeached we would be left with Cheney.

Roberts hasn't a clue and is only protecting the Republican party. Midterm elections ought to be interesting!

March 1, 2006 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Helicopter assists police during patrols

Monitor bars at closing time? How about monitoring all night. I saw them circle at least four times above Mass. throughout the night.

February 22, 2006 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is downtown's nightlife a boon or headache?

What difference dows it really make now? Downtown late night is almost a ghost town. There is a HUGE difference in the number of people going out now and three years ago. Back then, late night traffic on Thursday, Friday and Saturday was incredible. Now it resembles a ghost town on those same nights. There was more traffic on Tuesday or Wednesday night than any night now. Downtown is dying a slow death. Too make matters worse are the outrageous rent and taxes that forces out many of the smaller retailers. The turnover is higher than ever. Many people are shopping elsewhere. Sure, there is traffic during the day, but how many people are actually ncarrying packages as they leave the stores downtown? Downtown Lawrence is not the fun place it used to be. A combination of factors have contributed to this and now downtown is rather a pathetic shell of what once was a mecca for all adults regardless of age.

February 13, 2006 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

One man killed, another seriously wounded in downtown shootings

Wonder how old these kids were? 18? 19? 20?

February 5, 2006 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner: Smoking ban labels him a criminal

The ban hasnt hurt business?

Try going out downtown Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Used to be all the bars were full or had lines to get in. Now? Only a few have any business to speak of. Hardly anyone is out on the streets. Many bars here in town are up for sale. Downtown Lawrence is DEAD! However the bars outside Lawrence are doing a large percentage more business they did not have before the ban. All the people that wanted this ban are not giving the support they promised. Why? They didnt go out much before and still dont go out. A lot of people that go to bars regularly do smoke. Even people that dont usually smoke will do so when drinking at a bar. Remember Bella Lounge? Should have been a huge success if that was what everyone wanted was a non smoking bar. Should have had a line around the building of people begging to get in. People were not going there for one simple reason... They could not smoke. Ask Hereford House how much the ban has hurt them. Used to have a full bar on the weekends. Now it is empty all the time save for a very few regulars. Those that pushed for this ban knew it would hurt business, they had it in their notes that this would force some bars to close, they obviously didnt bring that point up. Even the liquor and beer distributers acknowledge the huge decrease of bar sales. However the reatil liquor stores have increased dramatically since the ban was instated.

Yep, the ban has sure killed the vibrant nightlife this town had. It would have made sense had KC and Topeka done a ban. Anyone who believes otherwise hasnt been out and is living on fantasy island.

January 7, 2006 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )