gilly (Jennifer Dropkin)


Comment history

Twinkie manufacturer Hostess moves to liquidate after crippling strike

Wall Street Journal report,

Salary Increases at Hostess (April 2012)

Brian Driscoll, CEO, around $750,000 to $2,550,000
Gary Wandschneider, EVP, $500,000 to $900,000
John Stewart, EVP, $400,000 to $700,000
David Loeser, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Kent Magill, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Richard Seban, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
John Akeson, SVP, $300,000 to $480,000
Steven Birgfeld, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Martha Ross, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Rob Kissick, SVP, $182,000 to $273,008

November 16, 2012 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Bowersock power plant to start producing electricity on Friday

Could the south-slanting roof of the new power plant possibly hold some solar cells?

November 1, 2012 at 5:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: For GOP, life is sacred, except when not

observant, you make no contribution with this kind of comment. How about engaging in the substance of the article?

October 31, 2012 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Proposed roundabout for Ninth and New Hampshire to get hearing; renderings for new multi-story building downtown; Ninth Street improvements planned

As the intersection is right now (a four-way stop), a pedestrian has to look in all four directions while crossing to cross safely (because many drivers think a "stop" means a tap on the brake and then accelerate). With a roundabout, a pedestrian will have to look in two directions only, so in that sense, a roundabout is safer. But I still don't think that Ninth and New Hampshire has the room for a functional roundabout.

October 20, 2012 at 7:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Proposed roundabout for Ninth and New Hampshire to get hearing; renderings for new multi-story building downtown; Ninth Street improvements planned

The real issue is driver behavior--lack of attention and either an inability or a lack of interest in acknowledging the presence of noncar traffic. So many drivers don't stop or even slow down. I've seen drivers blow through the four-way stop at Ninth and New Hampshire. I've seen them--frequently--drive towards pedestrians who are legally crossing. A roundabout is a traffic-calming device, meant to slow drivers down so others can negotiate the intersection. Pouting and railing against roundabouts is more about a personal wish not to change behavior than it is about considering the pros and cons of roundabouts. My take is that something is needed at that intersection, but I'm not sure a roundabout is the best choice--I don't think it can be large enough to work effectively there.

October 20, 2012 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rebuilding Lawrence's German history

I'm glad this building is getting some attention!

September 30, 2012 at 7:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World, Sunflower Publishing offices moving from 609 to 645 New Hampshire St.

Isn't the 609 NH building the one with all the doors and windows bricked up on the Mass St. side? It could have been a gateway to downtown Lawrence if the World Company hadn't turned its back to the most important street in in town for all these years. It's a bit disingenuous to talk about the Mass St. frontage and all its exciting possibilities.

September 14, 2012 at 6:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters encouraged to check registration status

I just checked my registration at the Douglas County Voter Registration search site (, which the Journal-World declined to mention), and it's not working. How should I check my registration and confirm where my polling place is?

July 8, 2012 at 5:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: New report recommends city scrap plans to use Santa Fe Depot as bus hub; city to study sites outside of downtown for transit hub; Lawrence is 7th most affordable city for summer cookouts

Nonsense. The city has been trying to hide the buses and the bus system for years. Downtown is the only logical place for a hub. If Compton & Co. wants to build anything more Downtown, it could incorporate the hub into the building, and the city commissioners should have insisted on it. Hiring consultants to hide the bus system is just part of the continued effort to get rid of bus service no matter how much the voting populace wants it here.

July 7, 2012 at 6:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Little libraries' put books up for sharing

Dear Journal-World: While you have correctly identified the inimitable C.J. Brune in the photo accompanying this story on this webpage, you have misidentified her as Darcy Schild under the same photo on the main news page for today, June 24. I'm sure that Darcy Schild is likewise a lovely person; may we have a photo of her next to a Little Free Library as well?

June 24, 2012 at 5:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )