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City of Lawrence begins using new automated trash truck

Agreed. I lived in CA for quite a while and they've been using these for at least 20 years out there. Welcome to 1993 Lawrence!

May 1, 2013 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

I don't have a clue who any of these people are, don't care, I don't even live in Lawrence. But I am no fan of the LPD and I couldn't care less if they are reading these comments, I hope they are. If the people at the party were acting like jerks then they deserved what they got. The point is, the LPD has a reputation for not acting like professionals, and this is coming from those who are also in law enforcement from other areas in this state. I can tell you I have heard specific stories about this particular jurisdiction that are both disturbing and appalling. And since they probably ARE reading this blog and will now hunt me down and have me worked over for saying so, I will say no more.

January 2, 2013 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

So the penalty for littering in Lawrence is still a police take-down and a night in jail? Sure, that seems just. Oh, or is it only the penalty when you are littering on the hallowed ground near one of the LPD? Actually, thanks for your concern, my wife and I chose not to bring more people into this lousy, uncaring, "unsympathetic" world. And you and your yes-men, Dwight Shrute clones here have beautifully reinforced exactly why we made that choice. Thanks for the reminder.

January 2, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

It's best to just never need a cop. Because you might not get a decent one even if you need one, that's been my experience.

January 2, 2013 at 5:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

Exactly. Since there were numerous other real crimes being committed and chaos in the streets according to this article (apparently they couldn't answer to calls at some point) there was no need for the police to be hanging out at a college party in the first place. Their priorities are way off.

January 2, 2013 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

The worst part of the ruckus that was made last night is that is took so many of LPD's 'finest' away from their speed traps. I don't know how the City of Lawrence will ever make up for its financial losses from the evening.
I don't even live in Lawrence and the only 2 speeding tickets I've ever received in my LIFE have been during the dozen or so trips I've made there since attending school there. I can certainly see why they need a new police station. They're running out of room for the filing cabinets to file all those tickets.

January 1, 2013 at 8:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to multiple incidents overnight, numerous arrests made

My wife and I attended KU. One night we attended a party that was being broken up by police, probably for a noise violation, not sure, so as we were all exiting past police through a backyard gate my wife threw aside her cup (to avoid being caught with the open container outside the premises). She unintentionally threw it in the direction of one of the officers and it hit his foot. I had to watch helplessly while my petite wife was thrown to the ground, handcuffed and charged with battery of a police officer. Hauled off, processed and thrown in jail overnight because there was no way to get her out until morning. The cops were snickering amongst each other through the whole thing, got a real laugh out of it. She got out the next morning and the charges were dismissed because no way was this 250 lb. cop going in front of a judge and telling them that this 112 lb girl assaulted him with a plastic cup. Those who believe that our 'finest' are all pure intentioned and noble are naive and ignorant. There are a whole lot of cops out there who serve because they get off on the power trip and feeling of self-importance. I have an associate who works for the KC ATF and he tells me that the LPD has a reputation for having an extraordinary number of "internal problems". (In other words, many are less than trustworthy. Not all, but many.)

January 1, 2013 at 7:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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November 26, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. ( )

DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE TRUST YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL WELL BEING TO THIS SCHOOL. My son attended Century for 3 years (2nd through 4th grade) and is now a 7th grader with serious academic deficiencies. His testing results put him at about a 3rd grade level in Math and not much better in reading either. He will never catch up with his peers. Nor will most likely have any success in advanced classes, or for that matter, even meet minimal requirements for Math in high school. He has now had to be removed from the regular math class and (much to his humiliation) put into a remedial course, he also has to have an IEP for Math. This was a smart kid from very early on, not an easy one to teach, but certainly he should not have been allowed to flounder as he did at Century with absolutely no intervention. We were fed a lot of horse **** about how he was progressing, the whole time he was there. Though we were never even once provided the materials they were supposedly testing him with every 6 months while there (though I asked numerous times to see the tests, I was never provided them.) And progress testing was definitely done much less regularly than what they claimed. I know at one point he went over a year without testing, though we were told it would be "happening very soon" whenever we asked. We are heartbroken and devastated by the academic malpractice that was committed by Century. He will never catch up to his peers. He will likely be in a world of struggle for the rest of his educational life (we are not even sure how he will catch up enough to get into college at this point!) And we spent over 18,000.00 in the name of "individualized instruction and academic growth" and have likely stunted his ability to achieve, perhaps for life. If only I had woken up earlier and taken him out of there sooner, he might be better off. But we so wanted to believe in their methodology. Now it is probably the biggest regret of my life that I ever sent him there. IF your child is already considered well above average academically PERHAPS this school will be ok. But I would not even risk it then. They are simply extremely lax on how they measure and maintain progress. Certainly if your child has any kind of learning hinderances or disabilities, or is even only of average ability, DO NOT RISK IT. If only I knew of the misery it was going to inflict upon my child when he re-entered public school, I would never even have considered it. NEVER. They should be very ashamed of how they neglected him and the damage they have done. It is reprehensible.

September 10, 2012 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )