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What was your favorite school lunch?

Crispitos, of course!

June 24, 2013 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

WOW to begin work later this month on upgrade to boost Internet speeds in city

Oh haha I found it! Never mind what I said. In most cases don't companies use Platinum as an option - though it might be the option higher, not lower than Gold (?)

June 5, 2013 at 7:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

WOW to begin work later this month on upgrade to boost Internet speeds in city

My bad. I honestly didn't know and went off what I thought I heard from the WOW rep. Since nothing is available on their site, information wise, I couldn't check to see if the name was correct.

June 5, 2013 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

WOW to begin work later this month on upgrade to boost Internet speeds in city

Spoke with a WOW representative earlier this week, to change our service from Platinum to Gold, and was told nothing about this. Even with Platinum, our downloading speed has been quite slow and we'd rather pay more for internet, if we're not paying for cable. With the upgrade on our account, there was a ~$10 difference. Will this change once the system is upgraded? It's already a lot to pay and I really see no point in paying nearly $100 just to use the internet.

June 5, 2013 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioner wants review of city's storm shelter policies in wake of Oklahoma tornado

Jeremy-

Your intentions are great, but not feasible. Do realize a substantial portion of KU ‘residents’ are students, living in apartment dwellings and few homes with basements (not to mention overall structural problems). Unless you happen (student wise) to be on campus (i.e. Watson Stacks), your ‘safety’ is limited. I spent 2+ hours in the stacks, due to a storm back in 2009-ish. It wasn’t a great experience, but we weren’t allowed to leave the premises until the storm passed.

Anyway, there’s really no way to fix the problem. Yes, landlords, homeowners, etc. could build storm shelters, but do realize that won’t come cheap. Over the past few years I have thought about installing a storm shelter in my home (built 2001), but doing so would require building a unit underground (most likely accessed via the garage). What would this cost, you might ask? Oh somewhere in the range of $4,000-$6,000. Another option would be to build a standing unit, but that isn’t possible with a one-car garage.

Unless neighborhood shelters are built and tornado warnings are issued far in advance, then perhaps, everyone would be accounted for. Otherwise, there’s too much money at stake to ensure every building, home, etc. meets structural standards and other regulations for severe weather.

If you have lived in Kansas or any part of ‘Tornado Alley’ and you’re just now concerned about your safety, you might want to take that into consideration (More so if you lived here most of, if not, your entire life.)

One last thing, why not increase tornado safety and I'm not just talking about drills. Ensure residents actually know how to prepare for, and take cover. The first step in being prepared is education.

May 24, 2013 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU atheist group having conference this month

Why not actually check out the groups site?

I'll make it even easier for you, here's the link:
http://kusoma.org/2013/01/reasonfest-...

April 8, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I'm not the type to typically leave reviews, but this was a must. Could not believe the satisfaction from today's visit! Placed an order around 4:30pm and received a call that it would need to be picked up (delivery guy problem...). Anyway, upon picking up the order, also received 50% off, a free order of cheese sticks AND free cookies. Can't believe they did so much to make sure we were satisfied customers!

Employees at the restaurant were really nice, too!

March 31, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some restaurants charging for tables during tournament

We had someone show up, but they were stuck in the line outside. Since it was a 'first come, first serve' seating, we lost the table. We even had drinks and food ordered and they still kicked us out. If they actually cared about business, they wouldn't do that to paying customers.

March 29, 2013 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some restaurants charging for tables during tournament

Should have included Buffalo Wild Wings, too. They kicked our group out last year because our fourth person couldn't make it and we lost our booth. Not to mention, they lost my business.

March 29, 2013 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man of Merit: Student overcomes academic probation to become case study in success at KU

Great story and all but do realize that Mr. Visser was...1) a student athlete and 2) in the ROTC (or the equivalent)

It's not about what you do, but who you know. WIthout the connects sought from the two, few students would have reached the same level of success.

March 3, 2013 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )