ladyoneill (Laura Wilson)


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Grocery store adding full-service restaurant, bar; state fares poorly in income report, but Lawrence shows some positive signs

So, you'll be able to buy a mixed drink at the grocery story but not the alcohol to make your own mixed drink. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

July 8, 2016 at 7:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where to check out Fourth of July fireworks displays in Douglas County

I remember neighborhood parades of kids with decorated bikes etc., kids setting off smoke bombs and firecrackers during the day, and every other house with a firework display at night. Parties and cookouts and lots of fun. Hardly anyone I knew went to the town fireworks once they moved out of Memorial Stadium; we all had fun at home with the neighbors and friends. We also cleaned up after ourselves.

Now the same neighborhood is quiet like any other day and I go out to my parents' in the country for fireworks and cookouts. At least they haven't banned them there...yet.

July 4, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas denies firing clerk not attending office Bible study

Good question. If not, then our tax dollars are paying for not only the space but the use of utilities for a religious service and I object to that.

Churches often rent out space in schools, but they pay for it. I'm guessing this group pay zero.

July 1, 2016 at 3:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

July brings new law allowing Kansas public employees to carry concealed weapons

No person will be allowed entry into my home if they're carrying a gun unless they are a trained police officer or sheriff's deputy. If people aren't required to have any training or gun safety courses, nope, never happening. I'll refuse entry to any government official or public employee (except the aforementioned police officer or sheriff deputy) just in case and they can arrest me or fine or whatever for refusing. Luckily I own my own home and am not subject to the rental inspections. We all deserve to feel secure and safe in our homes and for me that means no guns.

July 1, 2016 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

You know, the same crap was said about women and then gays (and, y'know, black people who weren't allowed to serve in combat in WWII but could do all the grunt work like cleaning latrines and washing dishes). So nice to know that so much as changed in the US (that was sarcasm, by the way, for those too ignorant to recognize it.)

June 30, 2016 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Multimillion-dollar Bob Billings Parkway traffic-control project starts this week

Nope, my neighborhood had a special fee charged to every property owner in the mid 1970s for sidewalks on one side of the street. The city may have paid part of it, but the owners paid as well, whether they had a sidewalk installed in front of their house or not. Oh how I wish we weren't on the side with the sidewalk.

June 29, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature passes school finance bill; Brownback says he will sign it

Applause to the five Republican Senators (and all the Democrats, but no surprise there) who voted against the constitutional amendment. I assume they realized that hamstringing one of the three branches of government is a bad idea.

June 24, 2016 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tough budget decisions lie ahead, city manager warns

The reason drivers can't see is that the city spends way to much on "beautifying" the roundabouts with plants and brickwork and faux gas lamps. In England, most of our roundabouts would be a yellow painted circular bump on the road or, at most, a raised curbed circle with no embellishments. Would save a lot of money.

Also, they're not hard to navigate if people are taught how to drive in them which includes properly using turn signals. I really hope Driver's Ed instructors are teaching people how to drive in them.

June 22, 2016 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence public works placing barricades to keep cut-through traffic out of Schwegler Neighborhood

Anytime there's major road work on an intersection (23rd and Iowa a couple years ago, 27th and Iowa right now) people cut through neighborhoods to avoid it. It's the nature of the beast. Maybe temporary stop signs like they put up along 27th is better than just blocking off a neighborhood. If they do block it off, they should do it for every neighborhood impacted by road work. Lawrence Ave. became a major throughway during the seemingly endless mucking of 23rd and Iowa (and now 27th and Iowa) and people still cut through a lot more than before the construction because they got used to it.

June 8, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ten of 14 local restaurants owing back wages have settled their debts; four remaining still owe more than $90,000

The article stated that the four who haven't paid are the ones that set up payment plans. The other ten have paid.

May 19, 2016 at 2:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )