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Sound Off: Motorcycle mufflers

The 'loud pipes for safety argument' is a misnomer due to sound projection/reflection and the Doppler Effect. Modified exhaust pipes sound more aggressive. Similar to the negligible performance gains for the 'fart can' exhaust pipes put on import cars.

February 22, 2013 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student arrested on felony drug charges Wednesday night

1 US ounce = 28.35 grams giver or take, hence the more than 28 number...

Note that bail is reported as $28,250... Nearly $1000 a gram?

January 24, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eagles Day takes visitors to see eagles in the wild, teaches about conservation

This event will be repeated next weekend in Perry, KS... From their Facebook page:

If you weren't able to make it to Eagles Day in Lawrence, or if you just can't get your fill of eagles, this weekend is Eagles Day at Perry Lake!!! The event will be held Saturday, January 28 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Perry American Legion, 410 Perry Place, in Perry, Kansas. For more information, call 785-597-5144.

January 20, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas exhumes bodies of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers

This story from 2005:
"Then he drove to Lawrence to his boarding house at 1305 Tennessee"

December 19, 2012 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City likely to require test to answer burial puzzle at Ninth and New Hampshire

Some detail is missing from this article related to the SE corner of 9th & NH. There once was a time when there were buildings along 9th St at that corner. What once was likely a filling station turned locksmith and a liquor store. There were also several homes between the Salvation Army and the corner before the Arts Center was built. One of those buildings was reputed to be a former brothel and as it has been told to me, a death there was part of what set off the Lawrence Riots in the early 70's. However, between the footprint of the last of these homes and those properties along 9th, there was an empty lot with its southern edge roughly where the wall of the Arts Center is now. So, I assume the grave site is somewhere in the middle of the current gravel lot.

FWIW- near the pedestrian crossing along NH is a plaque that says something along the lines of "Near here, a score of men were killed during Quantrill's raid." A reference perhaps?

October 26, 2012 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive to pass through Lawrence

Viewing the train from the depot is only convenient from a car parking perspective... The train comes around the bend and is gone in no time at all. Not only that, standing right near the tracks gives no vantage point to appreciate the train. The best place to see the train is from the levee by the Riverfront Park. You can see the smoke plume coming from far away and the train passes below you far enough away to allow for more to time to take it in.

October 9, 2012 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Crews investigate gasoline in sewers near Schwegler Elementary

Hmm. There was once a filling station on 23rd St right around the corner from there... Does this story from 2006 ring any bells?

September 27, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clearer picture emerges of proposed recreation center

800+ parking places. "Thousands of people." Just going with the capacity of the stadium of 10,000... if every vehicle in every parking space carried 5 spectators to the event, that is still less than half the capacity of the stadium. 1900+ spectators inside the field house averages to a little more than 2 persons per vehicle.

Either something is being left out, such as where overflow parking is going to be built- read as more commercial development, or the planning for parking is woefully inadequate for capacity.

Lest we forget that Lawrence will continue to expand to the NW due to geography and the lack of infrastructure to the south until a new water treatment plant is built. Add in the completion of the SW traffic way, USD 497 already owning land out there, and the planned commercial development corridor, one can see the "build it and they will come" mentality behind this project.

Horizon 2020.

July 24, 2012 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Congressional candidate changes name to Thomas Jefferson

Saw that movie. Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman.

July 24, 2012 at 12:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )