landb (Linda and Bill Houghton)


Comment history

Letter: Plan makes no sense

They are so busy looking for automobile traffic, that they forget to look at the sidewalks

September 26, 2015 at 6:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Plan makes no sense

If you follow the rules, you are safer on the street. The drivers will see you. They are watching the road and not looking for foot or bicycle traffic on the sidewalk. You are in danger from left and right turning cars

September 26, 2015 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Treat sleep apnea for better sleep and quality of life

If you go through the sleep study and they don't find sleep apnea, then you are normally left with an insomnia diagnosis. You will be taking a mood elevator (amitriptyline) in increasing dosage for the rest of your life. There is a substitute, trazodone, if you can tolerate it. If you can't tolerate it you will have a miserable 4 or 5 days getting it out of your system.

September 23, 2015 at 10:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Start them young: New parents to receive library-card application for babies born at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Our daughter, now 48, would like to have had an early library card. At age 4 she saw her brothers getting so much enjoyment from reading, it was "Mom teach me to read". When she got to kindergarten, she, like the other kindergarteners, was given a reading readiness test. At the end of the year the others were given the readiness test. She only missed one question the first time, so it wouldn't have proved much.

August 12, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

It looks like Brownback's "shot of adrenaline" is hard at work. (Sarcasm)

August 3, 2015 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A driver and passenger of a large Chevy truck walk away as the vehicle sits overturned and wedged on

We are very glad that we were not bicycling through the area when this happened. We have a number of times through the years, but fortunately the drivers we met or passed us all seemed to be sober.

July 23, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses

Any business that doesn't want to serve same-sex couples is certainly missing out financially.

July 20, 2015 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lane danger

The gutter is not part of the right lane. The bicyclist definitely does not want to ride in the gutter. He/she needs to be a safe distance to the left of the gutter. Often, whether there is other traffic\, it is unsafe to move to and from the gutter. There can be a lip that will take down a cyclist moving from the lower pavement to the higher pavement. The pavement may be broken up at the point where the lane and the gutter meet, which adds to the problem.

July 17, 2015 at 6:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lane danger

You are much safer if you are riding in the street where you will be seen. You should ride at the right hand edge of the right lane. An exception to this is when you need to make a left turn, You move CAREFULLY to the left lane and execute your turn. Another exception to this is the bicycle only lane that you find a few place in town. This is a special marking near the curb. Neither cars nor pedestrians are allowed in this lane.

If you come up to an intersection that has a right turn lane, DO NOT move into that lane unless you are making a right turn. That is asking for a car to hit you as you go straight ahead and the car turns right.

July 17, 2015 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Endowment nearing $60.5 million goal for business school, KU's most expensive privately funded building

Just a nit--Summerfield Hall was in use Fall semester of 1959.

July 11, 2015 at 9:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )