dteska (David Teska)


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Kobach won't acknowledge that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote

I'm afraid that if we went to purely 100% popular vote (and jettison the Electoral College) we'd see national elections (POTUS, VPOTUS) turn more on the coast voters in CA, NY, and the other east coast states. The EC was designed (as I understand it) to serve as a check on that; others reading this may know more than I and can correct/amplify what I've written.

July 20, 2017 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Apollo 11 bag from Kansas Cosmosphere sells for $1.8 million

It's too bad she couldn't agree on a price so she would get her money back and yet the bag remain in the public domain, such as at the Smithsonian. I wonder what will happen to it now; likely just remain in private hands. Shame on NASA for botching the property sale that let this get away. I know in the grand scheme of things this isn't a big deal with plenty of other problems around yet it is part of our collective history.

July 20, 2017 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Once popular restaurant chain closes west Lawrence location; more reasons to keep an eye on Lawrence's Kmart distribution center

Does that mean we're going to get a new chicken restaurant in its place?

July 20, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Gray-Little a true trailblazer

I agree she has been effective as a leader and a true trailblazer. However, the cover article on her this week seemed to give her credit for accomplishments that probably started before her tenure. Should only have to focus on what she did as a leader which is very impressive and effective for KU in the long run.

June 13, 2017 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A look at a unique eastside housing development and why the city may spend nearly $60K to save a tree in it

Shouldn't "I’ve got a call in to a couple of Parks and Recreation officials..." be "I have a call in..."? I think the late Tom Eblen would agree. Nit-picky, I know.

June 13, 2017 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Eblen, mentor to a generation of KU journalists, remembered as 'old-school teacher'

I worked on the Kansan as a staff writer and online editor from 1995-97 under Tom's tutelage. I grew to both dread and appreciate his red pen edits each morning. He always wanted us to be the best at our chosen profession. In the years since I have taken a different path yet still appreciate his quest for excellence that he instilled in all who worked with him. RIP Tom Eblen.

June 12, 2017 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New owners to close longtime cable news channel this summer; one of city's largest employers gets new boss

Sunflower had great customer service (IMHO) but it went downhill when it got sold. We bailed on them and went to UVerse and then DIRECTV which has it's on host of problems that come with dealing with an large and impersonal corporation.

May 17, 2017 at 2:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district won't say what it plans to pay Hayden in new COO position; new questions about timing of superintendent's resignation

I don't recall the COO position being part of the bond initiative we recently voted for yet now we learn the COO will manage it: "...the manager of the recently approved $87 million in bond improvements."

May 16, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hayden to resign as Lawrence superintendent, will stay with district in new role, pending board approval

Indeed quick. Also: "...It's not clear what his salary as COO would be." Really? What exactly does that mean- not clear? So the school district has a ballpark figure of what they are going to pay him but haven't settled on it? Or they don't know yet? If he starts July 1 they need to get cracking on a salary. Also, as a new position, that seems surprising. Sloppy reporting not to press USD on this matter.

May 12, 2017 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )