emilyhadley (Emily Hadley)

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Pickup driver sentenced for hitting bicyclist

14 days is a disgrace, but he also gets to leave every day to go to work? What's the point?

He very easily could have killed Rob and others, and effects of those injuries will remain with Rob for the rest of his life.

The message that has been sent here is a shameful and dangerous one.

April 8, 2011 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents on both sides of adding gender identity to anti-discrimination policy speak out

Perverted old men with erections in public showers ogling young boys is no more acceptable than it would be with little girls. Doesn't it seem odd that this argument fixates on the malicious intentions of straight, male-identifying, adult men? Seems like all discrimination comes from one's own insecurities and denial.
People viewed as androgynous are attacked and harrassed every day. I have been hit and violently grabbed simply because I had short hair and wear a B-cup bra, and was even told by one attacker that I walked like a man. EVERY time, the men felt justified by their mistake.
I have a civic duty not to harm my fellow citizens, as do they. My genitalia, however, is nobody's business but my own.

April 7, 2011 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group of business leaders, churches opposed to inclusion of gender identity in Lawrence's anti-discrimination policy

I prefer Cottin's and Ernst to Westlake any day, and I'm pretty sure they don't give a damn about our genitalia.

April 6, 2011 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bed bugs a local problem

Property Mgmt. Services eats their young.

October 16, 2010 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Transient man charged with battery

Transients are just people who don't have addresses to give the police or the newspaper. For goodness' sake, this person is no different than the 'Lawrence man' identified in any of these other heinous crimes--brandishing weapon, kidnapping, stabbing, murder.

The only common thread is that they are all men. Figure out how to protect your neighborhood from that.

July 31, 2010 at 6:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Industry group to challenge memorandum on 25-year-old Kansas liquor law

Rebecca Rice nailed it--the proportionate price is completely based on single or smaller serving drinks. Thus, the obvious way to immediately mitigate the drastic change for bars and patrons is to either lower single prices or to eliminate the smaller size altogether.
Lowering single prices doesn't work, since folks ordering singles--most drinkers--could then drink as cheaply as those ordering doubles and the bar would likely lose too much money to survive.
That leaves eliminating singles and serving only giant cheap drinks.
That some bars would follow this logic was obvious to us before we even finished reading the memo. It's hard to believe that it made it so far without others realizing that... but then, it is government.

July 16, 2010 at 5:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How often do you play the Lottery?

I picked never. If it was added later, then the poll results are pretty useless as a sample.

July 14, 2010 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drunken driver who killed Lawrence woman on bicycle sentenced to 6 months in jail

This was no misdemeanor DWI.

"Second degree murder can also be charged in instances where the killing was unintentional but reckless under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

The sentencing guidelines provide a range of sentence from a minimum of 147 months imprisonment to a maximum prison term of 653 months on an intentional killing, and a range of 109 months to a maximum of 493 months on an unintentional but reckless killing."

May 21, 2010 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BMX fans hope city of Lawrence will provide park land for bicycle track

This sounds awesome. The trails are great, but another option for local kids (under and over 30) would be a valuable addition to the recreational areas we have in Lawrence.

February 18, 2010 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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