fishcat (Jim Fisher)

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As audit begins, questions about Rock Chalk Park accounting grow

Pure speculation. On a proposal labor rates are specified for the work being performed. It's not unusual for a crew foreman to be specified a higher rate.

My issue is the amount of billable hours attributed to the described task, and appearance of double dipping by the office worker/stalker.

That's how we end up paying $700 for toilet seats. Or whatever

February 1, 2015 at 5:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As audit begins, questions about Rock Chalk Park accounting grow

The dollar amounts listed for laborers staking construction sites is probably a competitive cost within the industry. Chad's article seems to imply the laborer is paid that amount.

The billable hours are another thing. It's especially hard to keep up with office work if you're out staking. 65 hours is a long work week, trust me. Months of 70-80 hour weeks would tear anyone down. I hope they are OK.

February 1, 2015 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Water Authority accepts report on proposed aqueduct

The citizens of western Kansas must find solutions. You don't grow corn in the desert. Once the aquifers are depleted, you are going to cry out "What are you going to do to save us?" Figure it out now.

January 31, 2015 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Water Authority accepts report on proposed aqueduct

For once I literally have to agree with the governor from Missouri

January 31, 2015 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What’s the lowest price of gas you can remember?

17.9, Mission, KS during a gas war around 1967. I raised the price on the sign at the Vickers up the street 0.02 to 44.9 mini-service regular November '75. The wind blew one of those big red numbers into my face, knocked off my glasses. I tipped them toward the grass with my boot because I was above concrete and glass lenses were expensive. They survived.

December 22, 2014 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Questions arise over claims of veteran featured in column

Considering Kenny Baldwin's stature, my guess is he was already used to being looked down on.

Thanks for the report, and gentlemen for your service. I hope your offer is honored. I don't enjoy seeing (and am assuming) obituaries like today's. Veterans deserve better.

November 9, 2014 at 2:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city manager recommends 1.85 mill increase in property taxes; more may come with police headquarters proposal

I feel the article should have read "Nine people will be added to the pension fund".

The private sector is eliminating pensions, but employees don't often get to vote for such perquesites for themselves.

July 4, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Are taxes too high here?

8.7%. For the privilege of making a purchase

May 25, 2014 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City engineers want roundabout at 19th and Naismith, plus two other major intersections

Lets put roundabouts at all intersections!

April 20, 2014 at 7:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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