fishcat (Jim Fisher)


Comment history

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 )

KU broadcaster David Lawrence to open West Lawrence sports restaurant and bar; update on Limestone pizza restaurant downtown

Don't forget the now politically incorrect Sambo's. Pancakes & coffee after a night of 3.2 beer

April 15, 2014 at 1:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: The Days of Drag Strip Road

I cringed a little bit every time I read 1/4 mile. A small detail lost between the author and the interviewee, but it affected the pace of an otherwise nice piece of nostalgia.
I once called an editor over the reporting of a story that the writer obviously had no knowledge of the subject. In the style of voice Mr. Lawhon uses, which I enjoy, he kinda blew it this time

September 1, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Case more notable as tragedy than crime

Whatever. The whole thing was stupid. Two powers of stupid intersecting at the same point in time and space. Two powers of stupid who know exactly what happened.

If we treated one another in the fashion we are supposed to, in the fashion there is so much lip service to, two powers of stupid would have gone their own way.
Now a jury of peers disagrees with a prosecutor, and powers of stupid are back out on the street, urged on by a media powered by, well, you know

July 20, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Not a ‘war’

Mr. Miller must have had a bad bowl of cereal with his newspaper that day.

July 20, 2013 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )