magnus (Paul Geisler)


Comment history

Firefighters called back to Heritage Tractor building for flare-up 5 days after destructive fire

In the previous LJW article it stated that the power pole belongs to Westar Energy and they are researching the maintenance/inspection records for this particular power pole in an effort to determine the cause. The fire department rightly said their role is to determine what started the fire, but it is not their role to determine how the pole broke. That would be like asking an auto-body shop to determine what caused the wreck that led to the damage they are being asked to fix.

May 11, 2018 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU hires Tulane administrator as new IT director

I wish Mary Walsh well in her new position but am aware of some serious challenges that will face her due to rising costs of technology being demanded by students and faculty while facing ever increasing budget cuts from the State. And I'm sure the fine people working in KU IT will welcome some more effective leadership following the lengthy gap between the departure of Bob Lim last summer and the low morale during his time as CIO. But I have to laugh about the University's explanation regarding his departure considering he was on a leave of absence well before his exit from KU, and for good reasons.

April 26, 2018 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rollback of federal protection for transgender students won't affect Lawrence schools, superintendent says

All I can say is thank God YOU don't have kids! That's a relief for a lot of us that do have kids in Lawrence schools! The Lawrence school district does a fabulous job teaching and nurturing all students, including mine!

February 24, 2017 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bob Dole lobbied Trump campaign, GOP on behalf of Taiwan

I find it very troubling when a former Congressman, especially Bob Dole from our fine State, has put the interests of Taiwan ahead of U.S. interests, and in doing so helped Trump flub his foreign relations with China even before he becomes our country's next President. I honestly thought Dole was above that kind of political corruption.

December 7, 2016 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court justices defend handling of capital cases

While I agree with your first point this is an Associated Press article so the caption under the photo and the article wouldn't have been written by the LJW staff.

October 28, 2016 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New FBI inquiry reinjects Clinton emails into 2016 race

We won't know for sure until the FBI completes their review but it sure sounds like this is another case of Republikans making a mountain out of a mole hill. As CNN has reported: 1) "Law enforcement sources say the newly discovered emails are not related to WikiLeaks or the Clinton Foundation. They would not describe in further detail the content of the emails. 2) A law enforcement official said the newly discovered emails were found on an electronic device that the FBI didn't previously have in its possession. 3) The emails ARE NOT from Clinton but from someone else, according to the official." Funny how the headlines all seem to have missed that key detail.

October 28, 2016 at 2:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A closer look at the Lawrence school district's new open-access condom program

As a parent with a son attending Free State High School and as a former employee of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department I fully support this new approach and welcome the conversations it will generate between students and parents. I know my wife and I have been very open with our son about any questions he has about his body and the changes he is going through during puberty which can be an emotional & hormonal roller coaster for any teenager. But we are also painfully aware that many of his fellow students haven't had that kind of support from their parents and therefore don't have easy access to condoms or information about preventing STDs, which is why we applaud a program like this that removes some of the embarrassment and stigma of a young person trying to obtain condoms. Anyone in 2016 who is still supporting abstinence-only sex "education" is either confused about sexuality themselves or have chosen to deny the overwhelming evidence that suggests it is a matter of when, not if, teenagers will begin having sex.

October 17, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hamm landfill to construct methane gas plant and pipeline

No, that is not an accurate statement. Those fees are only for the right-of-way within the City and being that it doesn't require much land I wouldn't expect it to be some kind of cash-cow. "...the land easement for the pipeline will be 15 feet across. Those dimensions make for about 475,000 square feet of land total." Furthermore, State statutes regulate/restrict the fees a city can assess for right-of-way usage for utilities.

September 29, 2016 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A look at how much more you could earn by working in Kansas City, and other wage and salary information about Lawrence

I appreciate the research and analysis that went into this article and it fits with my own experience. When I moved back to Lawrence 12 years ago from Minneapolis, MN I worked a year at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health department for about $13K less than I made in Minneapolis for a similar job. Then I found a much better paying IT job at KU which I held for nearly 10 years. Unfortunately budget cuts & internal mismanagement led to my position not being funded for FY17 so I was let go last June. After 5 months of unemployment I landed a fantastic job in KC, MO working for a great company based in Boston. Unfortunately there simply aren't many jobs in Lawrence in the IT field that pay what I make in KC......and most of those jobs are at KU.

August 31, 2016 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another $1 million of repairs in store for Bowersock Dam

Seriously? The dam is part of the physical infrastructure of Lawrence, much like the roads, water mains, etc., which the City maintains, and many private businesses benefit from! As the article clearly states the City of Lawrence is very dependent upon the dam to maintain the water level West of the dam for the City's water treatment plant to draw from. "Since the 1970s, the city has legally been responsible for the maintenance of the dam, which is a key part of the city’s water supply system. The city’s Kaw Water Treatment Plant is just upstream, and the dam holds water at the proper level in a collection pond."

August 30, 2016 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )