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just_ducky (Claire Williams)

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Petition to Hold a Public Vote on the Proposed Rec Center

Thank you, gnome! I agree that the most logical time for a referendum would be the November election, but the fate of this project may be decided by then. If we can make a concerted effort to get several thousand signatures soon, then perhaps it would be added to a primary ballot?

January 27, 2013 at 11:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Petition to Hold a Public Vote on the Proposed Rec Center

Excellent points, and probably why the candidates aren't too eager to make a big issue of it, they may be afraid the referendum may affect their campaigns.

January 27, 2013 at 11:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Petition to Hold a Public Vote on the Proposed Rec Center

You're very welcome! Now let's hope that Chad Lawhorn or someone for the LJW staff will do a write up about the petition, and then we will be in business!

January 27, 2013 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission candidates explain views on proposed $25M recreation center

Thanks for the link, bozo.

I created a LJW weblog about your petition here, hopefully to bring some more exposure to it.

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/reali...

January 27, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No injuries reported in Indiana Street fire

I keep my grill on my deck when it is not in use.

January 26, 2013 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dredging companies forced to look toward dry land

Watch out, soon bearded gnome will arrive to call you a crazed environut for your well-reasoned comments.

January 25, 2013 at 12:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Army Corps wants thorough review of dredging impact on Kansas River

You do realize that Lawrence and other communities get their drinking water from the Kaw, right? Dredging affects the quality of that water. Heavy metals, pesticides, and all manner of nasty things settle to the streambed, and dredging disperses all of them into the water again.

This isn't just an issue about protecting recreation or wildlife on the stream.

So much for not caring about human misery.... (misery, really? Because a concrete plant might have to get its sand elsewhere? Oh, the horror!)

January 23, 2013 at 11:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Army Corps wants thorough review of dredging impact on Kansas River

I didn't say it was a better answer, just answering gnome's question about where the sand would likely come from.

January 23, 2013 at 9:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Army Corps wants thorough review of dredging impact on Kansas River

Open pit sand mining. Like the one mentioned a few weeks ago here:
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/dec...

January 23, 2013 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Army Corps wants thorough review of dredging impact on Kansas River

We have been under a drought for almost 2 years. Water levels are very low, exposing sandbars that are normally under water by a considerable margin. There isn't more sand than there was before. There is just less water.

Dredging isn't a solution to the problem; it just causes it's own problems of stirring up silt, contaminants and other things, making the turbidity of the water worsen. That is really bad for fish and wildlife populations.

January 22, 2013 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )