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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 )

Offensive fee

Just like handicapped students and other fans, you can park and take the shuttle, and every step of the trip is accessible.

At KU, there simply aren't enough parking spaces for everyone who wants to drive, including handicapped spaces. When I attended KU, there were nowhere near enough handicapped spaces for everyone qualified to use them. I was told that they all filled up by 7 AM.

In addition, whenever there is a game, you take parking spaces normally used by students, so a handicapped student trying to get to class, the library, their office, etc. is denied an accessible place to park for the sake of fans.

November 19, 2009 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioner seeks outright ban on panhandling downtown

No Christian could support this ban.
I dare each person who does, and calls himself a Christian, to read the book of Matthew, then justify their stance in the eyes of God.

If you support this legislation, you literally deny Christ himself.

Book of Matthew, Chapter 25, Passages 41-46:

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.'

"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'

"Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."

(Here Christ is referred to as the King: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory")

Sheep and Goats, y'all. Love and keep one another or burn in Hell.

October 27, 2009 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioner seeks outright ban on panhandling downtown

I grew up here and I have never felt unsafe on Mass. St. It's as safe as any place can be. Lawrence is an extremely safe city, period.

Maybe my upbringing made me not afraid of those who look different, as well as a more assertive person that understands that I am responsible for my own safety when alone.
A 15-year old girl who can't tell a panhandler to buzz off or walk into a shop and ask for assistance would make an easy target for an aggressive 15-year old boy.

Kids need the tools to respond to and survive their environment. Parents need to accept the dangers and help prepare them rather than pretend they can toddler-proof the world.

Speaking of kids, not to draw attention from our local paper, but a NYT story that touches on panhandling and youth homelessness reinforces that this is not getting better in light of our economy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/us/...

"RUNNING IN THE SHADOWS: Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways"

October 27, 2009 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioner seeks outright ban on panhandling downtown

There are a lot of things in the world that make people uncomfortable. There are gaps and double standards in every aspect of our humanity.

When you want to lock someone in a freaking cage for asking you to help them, I think you need to reexamine yourself years before you need consider judging them.

If you wish the world were a better place, do something to make that so rather than imprison and banish the proof that it isn't.

October 27, 2009 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioner seeks outright ban on panhandling downtown

Ban churches as well. Or at the least forbid them from having signs or promoting their events. They openly ask for money all the time. Everyone's a charity case these days and I just want to shop for calf-skin boots in peace.

October 26, 2009 at 6:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )