kublackbird (Meryl Carver)

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Reason for rapid deterioration of street mural determined; artists hope to repaint

As someone who lives in the neighborhood, we love this intersection. My kiddo helped paint it and loves to look at it when we pass. Stinks that the paint didn't adhere properly, but if they re-do it we'll be there with painting clothes on!

September 12, 2016 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cooking From Scratch: Popping up for movie night

I forget about coconut oil, but it smells so amazing when you're cooking with it. And black truffle oil--yum!

January 14, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Child on bike hit by car at Sixth and Rockledge in critical but stable condition

I almost hit a child in that area myself the other day. Between trying to get into the correct lane for the construction at 6th and Iowa and the general traffic at busy times of day, it's an easy place to be distracted enough not to see a person crossing the street, especially if the person is small. Luckily, I was able to stop, but a crossing guard or a well-marked/lit cross-walk would help a lot.

November 25, 2014 at 4:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make your own mulberry gin

I haven't thought of adding lemon, but that's a good idea!

June 25, 2013 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Make some tamales and have a party

Lydia brought it over from Dillions in Topeka. I would guess the Lawrence Dillions' might have it too. Checkers has masa, but it was a different kind.

December 31, 2012 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poultry not in picture now

I thought this was an interesting project, and have been a little surprised at the controversy, considering that a majority of people are still omnivores. Although it appears the original concept has been scrapped, it certainly did start some conversations.

March 2, 2012 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

3-judge panel in Lawrence hears appeal of Matthew Jaeger, who was convicted in 2009 of kidnapping and mutilating his ex-girlfriend

That's not entirely correct. You're right that the constitution doesn't provide for an appeal--the State could, for the most part, decide to chuck the whole appellate system. However, once you have an appeals system in place it must comport with due process--i.e. the right to an attorney.

I agree that the arguments did not seem particularly strong, but you never know what an appellate court will do. Even if there is only a 10-20% chance of reversal (which is the generally agreed upon statistic for reversal on appeal), if you're the defendant there is nothing to be gained from not taking your best shot at it.

October 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recycling costs

"Separating your trash in separate groups such as paper, cardboard, glass, metal and garbage will be expensive for each household."

The husband does this every week before the recycling pick-up. Pretty sure it costs us nothing, but about 5 minutes of his time. Maybe he should start charging me for it, eh?

April 18, 2011 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lansing Correctional Facility inmates to pass out pumpkins to northeast Kansas youngsters

Sounds pretty darned awesome to me.

Kids who wouldn't otherwise get pumpkins getting pumpkins. Prisoners who would otherwise be languishing in a cell doing something productive and good with their time.

(And the article specifically says they're minimum security. That wouldn't include sex offenders.)

October 20, 2010 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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