jayhawkanne (Anne Bracker)


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Orthodontist’s ‘labor of love’ refashions a city landmark

I don't personally know Dr. Ranjibar, but I see his name all over the Lawrence. Look in a charity fundraising event program and you'll find him listed as a donor/sponsor. Check out a list of people involved in community programs - yup, he's on those lists, too. Sports...arts...just about everything. He obviously supports a wide variety of community efforts, and this looks like yet another fantastic show of community support by Dr. Ranjibar.

February 27, 2010 at 2:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Domestic partners mark registry's first anniversary

Congratulations Jess and Jen! Here's to many more years together on your farm. It's a great article, but it's a shame that too many people still see something wrong about an obviously loving, committed relationship between two people. I would love to see a follow-up article about the legal challenges faced by domestic partnerships in Kansas. Wills, rights of survivorship, health care decisions, and so many more obstacles that are taken for granted in marriages have to be dealt with by legal contracts. What rights do married heterosexuals have that a domestic partnership can - or in some situations can't - obtain through a lengthy, expensive legal process? What are the costs involved for establishing a domestic partnership equivalent to marriage?

August 17, 2008 at 6:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

For these ceramic artists, it's a small world after all

For a more detailed history of the Orton Cone Box Show and a link to the Baker University web site and the Orton web site, check out http://www.brackers.com/special_pages...
Thanks for the nice write-up, L-J World. By the way, our business is actually Bracker's Good Earth Clays, Inc. (not Good Earth Ceramics, as listed in the article).

Anne M. Bracker
daughter of Bill & Anne W. Bracker

March 21, 2006 at 11:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New turnpike interchange to be built near Tonganoxie

Tongie is east of Lawrence - if you take hwy 24 from the Teepee junction, you'll reach it in about 10-15 miles.

The milepost numbers go up as you go east. West Lawrence exit = 202, East Lawrence exit = 204, etc.

February 24, 2006 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New turnpike interchange to be built near Tonganoxie

The East Lawrence turnpike entrance is at milepost 204, so it sounds reasonable that the service area is pretty close to 212.

February 24, 2006 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Habitat groundbreaking honors longtime volunteer

It would be a real shame to let such a worthwhile project go down the drain because the people of Lawrence couldn't cough up a few bucks. There are so many ways to free up even a dollar or two each day, like skipping the fancy coffee or bringing lunch to work instead of eating out. I'd like to challenge everyone who reads the online J-W to save at least a dollar a day for the next two or three weeks and donate it to this project. If we all did this, the Habitat Comfort neighborhood would become a reality very quickly!

February 21, 2006 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thieves on lookout for cars left to warm up

Although I agree the law seems a bit ridiculous, I can also see where kids could get into an unattended, running car and wind up hurting themselves or others.

December 9, 2005 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to pay tobacco penance

I personally LOVE it when someone cards me for a purchase that is restricted for people under a certain age (i.e. cigarettes or alcohol). However, I have run into a clerk or two that asks for ID with a bit of an attitude (not that I blame them - I've seen convenience store and liquor store clerks get a lot of crapola dished out at them).

However, I would recommend that the clerks make asking for ID into a positive (and perhaps humorous) thing, such as:

"May I make your day and ask to see your ID?" (said with a smile, although avoid the lecherous leer)

"While I'm looking at your ID, may I also ask what vitamins you're taking to look so youthful?"

All it takes is a little friendly attitude and a smile to prevent hostility and encourage a positive experience.

July 12, 2005 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

The My Soldier site is: http://www.mville.edu/mysoldier/index...

It's a great program. I've been participating in it for several months now.

June 30, 2005 at 1:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should parents have to sign a permission slip for their children to take sex education?

There is so much more to sex education than just teaching about intercourse. Parents and the school should create a partnership to start informing kids at an early age. Learning about good touches (a hug from a friend, a pat on the shoulder) to bad touches in kindergarten and early elementary school is a good place to begin. Enforcing positive self images and self confidence, while discussing appropriate behavior toward others should quickly follow. I consider these things the very beginning of teaching sex education because it can have a direct impact on how teens and adults view romantic and sexual relationships later in life. People with self confidence and a positive image of themselves are less likely to "do it because everyone else is" or some other lame peer pressure reason.

For example, few years ago I took my 6 year old (at the time) niece shoe shopping. The man who helped us find shoes for her was nice to us and appropriately friendly. My niece wanted to give him a hug to thank him. I explained to her that it was a nice thought, but we don't hug people when we don't even know their name, let alone people we don't know well, and it led to a short discussion on the topic.

As kids age, these types of discussions lead to talk about appropriate behavior for preteens, then further evolve (oops - is that a bad word in Kansas?) into the more technical details of sex. Many parents have problems describing the actual sex details with their children, but the schools can do that while they focus on instilling their own morals and values about sex in tandem with the school discussions. It then becomes not just *what* the kids know, but *how* the kids will use that knowledge in a manner that the parents find appropriate.

June 15, 2005 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )