jevenator (Jill Jevens)


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President Obama arrives in Kansas

During his visit, I really hope that President Obama comes to see how historically significant, dynamic, and wonderful Lawrence is.
This is a pretty special place, and this is a remarkable occasion to have him here.
Welcome, Mr. President!

January 21, 2015 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Lawrence's first Thanksgiving

What is the date of the photo please? Is that known?

November 29, 2014 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Abuse enforcement

Actually, it's not the DA's matter yet. The officers need to complete their investigation before the case is turned over to the DA's office.

February 2, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to animal cruelty complaint at KU fraternity

You've got to be kidding. Quit making excuses for them. That turkey could have ended up alive and safely returned as they promised on 6News the prior evening. It's not that hard to keep a turkey alive. Something is very wrong with these young men, and it's time to stop diminishing how inappropriately they conducted themselves. They tortured it in the name of fun.

December 17, 2012 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rebuilding Lawrence's German history

You should include those additional photos from the print article here.

September 30, 2012 at 12:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rebuilding Lawrence's German history

Honest study of history most often reveals a complex story. The question becomes how do we celebrate through preservation and events when the picture isn't entirely rosy? However, if a town can manage to accomplish this, it's Lawrence. I look forward to watching this evolve and I support it completely.
Well done, Chad. Nice work. Very engaging and well-constructed feature.

September 30, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Relatives come from across nation to pay respects at black cemetery

Thanks for doing this piece and thank you to Mr. Cheek for deciding to be a part of respecting this history!
Langston Hughes' grandfather, Charles Langston, also owned a farm near Lakeview, but he is buried here in town at Oak Hill Cemetery. These ancestors certainly would have known each other.
I'd love to see more pieces about Black history in Lawrence, like an in depth piece about Mamie Dillard.

July 21, 2012 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Natural selection: Burial method gains popularity

As one who is quite familiar with Oak Hill Cemetary because its history is interesting to me and it is next to my Brook Creek neighborhood, I want to thank you, Chad, for giving us this well-written piece about this unique part of it. I had wondered about that corner, and I think it's a really great alternative. This area of town is so interesting, and unlike the neighborhoods of some of my friends, who are in other parts of town, I've known many of my neighbors for years. It's funny to me when I hear others reference this far east side of town as "scary" or "dangerous". I'm happy to have chosen for the last 13 years to live in this friendly, interesting, and historic part of Lawrence.

May 27, 2012 at 11:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Journal-World resolving delivery delays

This is a big disappointment to me. I scan the Journal World every morning (I personally think the paper version is easier to scan quickly because you can see those first few paragraphs without click, click, and click) and I often reference items I see in it with my students. Also, I support the Newspapers in Education program. It seems to me that the regular subscription price is a pretty good deal for THEM considering the role I play in encouraging others to pay attention to the news they provide, in print AND online.
I have looked around my yard this morning, and I don't see a newspaper. I have not, yet, checked under my vehicle. If it's there, which sounds like it's possible considering the - intentionally? - abysmal delivery others have experienced, this may take me to my breaking point.
After the recent $5 announcement and yesterday's Koch editorial (which forgot to mention how they would like to see me FAIL as a teacher so they can claim public education doesn't work and begin to turn a profit on the minds of children) this may be it.
I, too, tried to call to make my inquiry, but no one at this BUSINESS is answering the phones.
This is either gross mismanagement or an intentional effort to disable the hard copy business. Either way, this is a huge disappointment for me.

April 1, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vagrants and tree shade: Old ordinance books give insight into mid-1800s city life

Nice work. Feature pieces are one of the aspects of journalism that keep it a lively and dynamic asset to the community it serves. I'd love to see more. Thanks for this, Chad.

January 15, 2012 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )