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About 10 a.m. Thursday, a U.S. Postal Service truck was involved in a two-vehicle accident in North

I was actually driving just behind the driver of the minivan that hit the postal truck (you can see my little red Celica parked just past the mailbox in this photo) and stopped to assist. I can't say with 100% certainty, but I'm confident when I say this was NOT a case of texting while driving. The man who was driving the minivan is a war veteran - in this situation, it really WAS an accident where his attention got diverted for just a moment or two. I don't know him (I spoke with him for a while as the paramedics were treating the mail carrier), but he was sincerely apologetic as he spoke about how he looked at something else on the road for a split second before he hit the mail truck.

note: I know he was a war veteran because the baseball cap he was wearing identified the branch of the military and war in which he served.

January 17, 2013 at 5:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City group recommending $75,000 worth of glass artwork for library expansion project; Lawrence Community Shelter working on jobs deal with Berry Plastics

I so enjoy seeing what a journalist must sacrifice just to get the story! Thank you, Chad, for judging the chocolate contest during Chocolate and Tea yesterday. And for what it's worth, you might have inadvertently lapsed into a chocolate coma for a while yesterday - unofficial totals from just the auction portion of yesterdays event are over $15,000 (ticket sales, sponsorships, etc. will still need to be added to get a total of the whole event).

November 12, 2012 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

John was courteous, professional, and thorough when cleaning my carpets and made them look almost like new -- even though they are cheap contractor-grade carpets from 1994. He was able to remove old pet stains and years of worn-in dirt to allow me to squeeze another year or two out of the old carpets before I absolutely have to replace them. Plus, the products he used are safe for pets and kids. When he left, the carpet had a pleasant clean smell that lingered for several days without being objectionable or overpowering. Just a nice, light scent. I've already recommended him to several friends and even recommended him to my mom, who subsequently had a similar experience with John. If I can trust John to do a good job cleaning for my own mother, I have no qualms recommending him to anyone else.

October 16, 2012 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate won't vote on Kobach citizenship rule

Kansas congressional voting records on HB 2067, the voter ID bill that is now law, can be found here: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011...

It includes a list of the yeas and nays for the votes, the full language of the bill, sponsors, and amendments.

March 16, 2012 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DouGLASS County Land Deal

The Stephen Glass in the obituary is not the same Steve Glass from PDO Investors

July 28, 2011 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback, SRS secretary discussing marriage initiatives

If they really wanted to promote intact, stable families, they would promote same-sex marriage. Sadly, I don't think they recognize that fact.

April 7, 2011 at 7:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning commissioners recommend giving homeless shelter another year at site

In case you haven't visited the Lawrence Community Shelter lately, you can read about how LCS staff is actively working to provide employment training and opportunities, addiction counseling, mental health support, and so much more. http://www.lawrenceshelter.org/index-...

February 24, 2011 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Caterer worries about unfair competition from City Hall; Masonic Temple building under consideration; Santa Fe Depot update

There was an article that described the recent renovations to the Carnegie, "Corliss said work to bring the building up to speed is nearing its end. Crews built an addition onto the north side of the building to house new ADA-compliant bathrooms and elevators. Work also was done to prepare the lower “garden level” of the building to serve as the offices for the convention and visitors bureau and Destination Management Inc., the non-profit that oversees the heritage area."

quote from Chad Lawhorn's article on Oct 28, 2010 http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/oct...

February 9, 2011 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Night, as heard on the police scanner

I really enjoy reading the police scanner blog. I was driving home from work tonight and saw a bunch of emergency vehicles with flashing lights over by the law enforcement center and wondered what was going on, so I checked the blog when I got home, located a corresponding entry, and upon reading the comments section, got a fast update that a "Slight smell of smoke remains- smells like an 'over-heater furnace' continue to check the building, but this will probably be cleared soon- so be about your business."

This entry, and so many others in the blog, help keep me informed about what's going on in my community. It's *WAY* better than any reality tv show.

December 21, 2010 at 8:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shelter receives $540K boost

It sounds like many of you haven't actually visited the Lawrence Community Shelter (or if you have, your visit was years ago). I would encourage you to visit LCS, take a tour with one of the staff members, and ask whatever questions you might have about current operations as well as the plans for the Franklin Park site.

October 19, 2010 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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