jcstepmom28 (Julie Jacob)

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New Lawrence superintendent to earn between $205K and $215K a year; Doll says KPERS rule on retirees was a factor in decision to leave

Rochelle,

I’d still like to know how the school district can justify raising a new employee’s salary by so much. The rate paid on Doll’s salary is 22.03% on $173,000 is $37,111.90. Assuming the new hire is not a KPERS retiree at $205,000 the 7/1/16 rate (I chose this because it is higher at 10.91%) is $22,365.50. And let’s not forget FICA/Medicare.

173000.00 Salary
37111.90 KPERS
13234.50 FICA/Medicare
$223,346.40 Rough estimate of cost

205000.00 Salary
22365.50 KPERS
15682.50 FICA/Medicare
$243,048.00 Rough estimate of cost

So without considering other employer costs (taxes, health insurance), even at the low end the school district is looking at an INCREASE of almost $20,000.00. This is NOT a comparable amount.

January 27, 2016 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oread group again contests city's demands, accuses city of violating state law

Mr Walter's secretary needs to learn to proofread. Unless he is able to time travel, I doubt he sent a letter to the City on 12/31/2016.

January 19, 2016 at 7:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Closings and cancellations for Tuesday, Jan. 19

Bishop Seabury has cancelled evening activities.

January 19, 2016 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arts and crafts store makes expansion into west Lawrence; talk of banning plastic bags in Lawrence grows

Cille,

My point is that they are calling these bags single use. I get them as part of my grocery routine and reuse them for many things. One is picking up dog poop on walks. Why should I purchase plastic bags when I can REUSE one.

I thought sustainability was all the R's. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

November 6, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arts and crafts store makes expansion into west Lawrence; talk of banning plastic bags in Lawrence grows

So exactly what am I supposed to use to pick up my dog's poop now? A paper bag isn't exactly convenient to carry around the block....

November 5, 2015 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kennel Club’s dog show brings Penny back to Lawrence

Are you suggesting that they interrupted the dog show to sell rescue dogs?

October 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kennel Club’s dog show brings Penny back to Lawrence

No it's not superbowl status, but I was attempting to give you a comparison.

And there are no commercial breaks or half time in dog shows. The regular course of the day was interrupted to do this.

Please also understand that while I'm not particularly happy that the KC did this, my beef isn't really with them. It's that the LJ World focused so heavily on the Penny situation that there is barely a mention of the show itself.

This was LJKC's 60th anniversary of holding these shows. That alone deserves recognition. The people that have drove hundred, some thousands of miles to come and compete were disregarded. This show likely poured at least one hundred thousand dollars into our community in shopping, hotel, dining revenue. And these people who work hard with their chosen breed are ignored by the local mutt.

So you love football? Let's say that the local game you were interested in had the same write up as above. As a football fan who is interested in the sport and how the game went down, would you appreciate the only news available being about that award that was presented during halftime?

October 13, 2015 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kennel Club’s dog show brings Penny back to Lawrence

I'm aware of that. It's one of the reasons that I think the city ordinances being created that state only rescues can sell are not helping the problem.

October 13, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kennel Club’s dog show brings Penny back to Lawrence

Jay, I can't speak for the other commenters, but I am not a member of the host club for this event.

Are you also a football lover? If so, would you like to see the Super Bowl interrupted to have a Rugby award presented?

October 12, 2015 at 5:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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