dulcinea47 (Adrienne Sanders)


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New Lawrence ordinance would check criminal history of taxi cab drivers

Doing a criminal background check for drivers is a great idea; preventing cabs from operating unless they're covering a certain number of hours is not. Do you want people to call cabs instead of drive drunk? Then maybe it's a good idea for cabs to be available. A 45 minute wait is not uncommon (or terribly unreasonable) but sometimes it's hours. Much better if people can stumble out of the bar and say, "look, here's a cab, let's take it" rather than waiting on the curb for two hours.

March 10, 2015 at 1:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police: Two shooting victims are KU students; suspects still at large

"the victims police have talked to “are not coming out and giving specific names of the suspects.”

February 10, 2015 at 7:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence woman spends weeks, $2,000 to find lost cat

Microchips are great, but in this case it wouldn't have helped unless someone caught the cat and took it to the shelter or a vet where it would be scanned...

Anyway I am so glad this has a happy ending!

January 6, 2015 at 7:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Three-hour armed standoff at Village Square Apartments ends in suspect's arrest

What makes you think tear gas would prevent a shooting? It doesn't make you unconscious.

December 22, 2014 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence considers code changes as a result of fire at pet boarding business

Requiring a fire alarm seems incredibly useful... and also basic. I mean really, I can't believe a fire alarm isn't required for a business that takes care of living beings.

December 14, 2014 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fire officials: Smoking materials caused Ohio Street fire

You can pretty much tell which apartment it started in just from looking at the photos. Meanwhile, ditto on the renters insurance- people think they can't afford it but it's very, very cheap, especially if you have it as an add on to your car insurance. Mine is just under $10/month.

November 18, 2014 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

With one homicide and a second possible in six months, Cedarwood Apartment residents fear for safety

Maybe.... Places like this usually don't do any kind of background/credit checks on their tenants. And some people are fine- it is possible to always pay your rent on time, but have bad credit due to other debt. But you also get a bunch of people who *don't* pay their rent on time. Then, depending on how the owner manages his/her money overall... well it's entirely possible for them to be broke. That's their problem, tho, not the tenants, and they're still responsible for at least maintaining things up to what the city requires.

November 17, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With one homicide and a second possible in six months, Cedarwood Apartment residents fear for safety

Slumlords aside... it's important to note that neither of these were random murders. The recent one seems like it was probably domestic violence. In the previous shooting the perpetrators were known to the victim, from what I've read. It sucks that the management won't take care of their property, people should report it to the city and use it to get out of their lease if possible. But it's still really, really unlikely that anyone will be randomly murdered by a complete stranger. That level of fear is not really necessary.

November 17, 2014 at 8:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

5 things to know about the city's new curbside recycling service

Apartment dwellers should be getting/have gotten bins too. Call or email the city if you haven't or if you have other questions, I got a quick and informative response from them (whereas I got zero information from the apartment management).

October 20, 2014 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighbors oppose reduction in parking numbers for $75 million apartment complex near KU

If there were permit only parking in the neighborhood, where would visitors to this shopping/apartment complex park? In the Union parking garage? Paying high rates to shop at a place not affiliated with the university? That makes no sense at all.

October 14, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )