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Behind the Lens: Covering celebrities part of the job

You can go ahead and put up as many pictures of Jon Hamm as possible. Thanks.

July 14, 2012 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New home sought for stray cat who was trapped and shot twice

Have you ever even had a cat?? Those suckers want to be outside and they'll let you know it. Most cats I've ever known are essentially nocturnal, so unless you want to be woken up at all hours of the night, you let that cat out.

June 9, 2011 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fewer freeze-and-thaw cycles mean less potholes this year in Lawrence

There are few reasons to let poor grammar slip by, and the less we do about it, the more problems we create. If there were fewer offenses in the world, I would be less offended, and you, Mr. Richards, would have less about which to complain. The news may be free, but someone is getting paid to screw it up. (Also, I do pay for the paper. I don't know why, but they get money from me on a regular basis.)

February 18, 2011 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fewer freeze-and-thaw cycles mean less potholes this year in Lawrence

Don't fewer freeze cycles mean fewer potholes? If you can count the cycles, there are fewer of them. I think you can also count the potholes, which means that there are not less potholes, there are fewer potholes. You don't say fewer snow, you say less snow. However, you do have fewer snow days, not less snow days.

February 18, 2011 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Deny Phelps attention he craves

"Phelps and his church are backed in this case by a wide variety of conservative and liberal law professors, by every major media organization in the country, including NPR, and by the American Civil Liberties Union. All deplore his message but defend his right to say even odious things.

"The First Amendment really was designed to protect a debate at the fringes," says ACLU Legal Director Steven Shapiro. "You don't need the courts to protect speech that everybody agrees with, because that speech will be tolerated. You need a First Amendment to protect speech that people regard as intolerable or outrageous or offensive — because that is when the majority will wield its power to censor or suppress, and we have a First Amendment to prevent the government from doing that."


October 6, 2010 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mother feels unfairly singled out at local drinking establishment

Wait - is the only issue that the owner "expressed concern" about the fact that she was bringing her son in late? What a ridiculous thing to warrant an entire article. Careful what you complain about, Carrie - it's a slippery slope. You're not always going to be satisfied with other's opinions and the more things you find to make a stink about, the less people will take you seriously when you do have a credible issue.

June 18, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed ninth-grade shift draws range of responses

It certainly can't have anything to do with the risk to athletics if they are demoted a division due to decreased enrollment.......

April 2, 2010 at 3:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pitts' opinion

I think I'll be just fine in eternity as long as I don't inherit any of that kingdom Mr. Burkhead thinks he's getting.

March 23, 2010 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In transition: Teens weigh in on pros, cons of moving ninth-graders to high school

All I can say is that I could hardly handle 3 years in the same high school building. I was ready to pull my hair out after two. I can't imagine having to look at the same walls and (lack of) windows for Four. Entire. Years. Gives me chills just to think about it.

January 25, 2010 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )