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KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

"Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech..." This is not a 1st amendment issue. Even with the 1st amendment in place, there are still plenty of unintended consequences for saying something really stupid.

September 20, 2013 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?

Or, could we possibly consider that these shooters were already violent/crazy and that's why they were taking psych drugs (or NOT taking them when they should have been)?

I'll bet a higher percent of patients admitted to a Level 1 Trauma center die than those patients that visit their primary doc in an outpatient setting. Does that mean the trauma center is causing those patients to die? That a trauma center is dangerous?

Chickens vs. eggs. Quit blaming the drugs. The guy was crazy.

September 19, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City of Lawrence begins using new automated trash truck

Yep. Five years and counting here. No broken carts. No trashed mailbox. If there's extra stuff, the guys get out and pick it up. And the arm puts the cards back down exactly where it was picked up (instead of where it usually ended up - blocking my driveway - when the guys picked it up manually. And my kid actually waits outside on the morning of trash day so he can watch the "robot truck" come by and do it's thing.

May 1, 2013 at 7:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun ‘rights’

"We still will have our police, sheriffs, military, highway patrols, and National Guard." This is way overused but appropriate: "When seconds count, help is only minutes away."

April 29, 2013 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Courage lacking

I propose a different way to tackle this problem. Why don't we simply create a law that makes it illegal to murder (or attempt to murder) someone? Then we can all have as many guns as we want but the new law would prevent them being used to harm anyone. Oh... wait... we already have that. That one doesn't seem to work, either.

April 22, 2013 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband announces plan to install super-fast 1 gigabit Internet service to Lawrence neighborhood

"Montgomery said a nearly three-minute promotional video for his company took four hours to upload onto the Internet via a traditional connection in Lawrence." What exactly is a "traditional" connection? That's awfully slow.

April 17, 2013 at 11:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Questions abound about Obama's KU visit

Questions certainly do abound. Ones like: "Will he still take time to come visit in the immediate wake of a terrorist attack on US soil?"

April 15, 2013 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. What steps do you take to prepare for severe weather?

I always follow my dad's lead when it comes to tornado warnings. When the sirens go off I go out and stand on the front porch. My wife doesn't seem to think that's the proper thing to do.

March 4, 2013 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Run on guns

"The reason sales are down..."

You're exactly right. I was at Cabela's about two hours ago. They had one very-overpriced AR-type rifle. No high-cap magazines of any caliber. No .223 ammunition. They can't sell what they don't have regardless of the demand.

February 11, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Climate priority

"Better name recognition" and "better image" do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. Often just the opposite.

February 1, 2013 at 7:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )