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In the past year, how many light bulbs have you changed to the more efficient styles?

I've changed two, but I'm not impressed. I don't like the quality of the light. I've only purchased bulbs when they were on _extreme_ deal (under $1 or free), and the first two I used burned out in hours. I wrote a letter to Jeffrey Immelt, cc'ing my congressman and senators (to remind them that this was the efficient lighting of the future), and the store where I bought them. In the letter I pointed out that if the bulbs continued to burn out so quickly they would cost over $9,000 over five years. (This was when CFLs were much $8-10 each.)

The store manager said to my face that they must have been dropped in shipment, but he did not offered replacements. Only Mr. Immelt replied; I received a hand-addressed envelope stuffed with coupons for use on any GE lighting products. I used them immediately.

I bought incandescent bulbs.

September 20, 2011 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Critics say religious freedom bill in Kansas House discriminates against gay people

There is no freedom not to be offended.

February 19, 2011 at 10:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Michael's Helps Us Survive an Anti-Chocolate Valentine's Day

What part of satire do you not get, K? Lawrence is land of libs who really think that way. Witness the response to Lowes' plans on 6th Street.

January 19, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Michael's Helps Us Survive an Anti-Chocolate Valentine's Day

Michael's gives you a chocolate-free Valentine's Day, sure, but it's another of those demon national chains that Lawrence needs to drive out of town.

January 16, 2011 at 4:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Out to lunch no more? Board considers closing campuses

"Among [the school board members'] reasons: improved safety, nutrition and even personal finances."

Why are the Board members' personal finances a factor? The Board should stop paying for the lunches students buy off campus with their money, and let the kids buy them themselves.

I remember the thrill of being truant for a brief moment when leaving campus for 20 minutes to grab a tasty lunch at Winaburger 75 years ago.

August 29, 2010 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bringing faith home: A pastor’s path winds its way to Lawrence, Trinity Episcopal

One thing the pseudointellectuals of Douglas County are well-known for is their open-mindedness.

August 28, 2010 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City planners, developers square off over proposal for Lowe's in northwest Lawrence

Why didn't we ever realize this land south of Free State was the perfect location for the Free State High School Stadium and Athletic Center?

August 21, 2010 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City planners, developers square off over proposal for Lowe's in northwest Lawrence

Interesting thought. Will the KS TPA ever let it fly?

As I recall in years past bridge maintenance such as resurfacing could never be done quickly (all lanes at once, back in the day of the single 1916 bridge) because the TPA didn't want to give up the nickel it would receive with each Turnpike river crossing.

Entice Lowe's to use the Tanger site; allow shoppers to show Turnpike receipts in order to receive rebate for round-trip toll; subsidize Lowe's as it rebates shoppers; increase Lowe's property taxes in order to fund rebates.

Arrrrgh!

August 21, 2010 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City planners, developers square off over proposal for Lowe's in northwest Lawrence

Is this Lawrence or Portland?

I'd rather drive to Lowes than live in a walkup apartment or condo on a quaint block of Sixth Street.

The city and county planners don't understand that Lawrence has grown and the tax base must expand.

August 21, 2010 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County makes case for tax hike

I get the impression that the Douglas County Commission has operated many lemonade stands, and the decisions leading to this tax increase are based on the entire depth and breadth of this business experience.

July 12, 2010 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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