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Most of Lawrence road construction done for the year

Also, instead of reconstructing Wakarusa 100 ft at a time, how about just doing the whole lot between 6th and 23rd st. in one go. At this rate, the road is going to be half closed every summer for the next decade.

October 7, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Most of Lawrence road construction done for the year

How about if we try to act like a real city and get the 2014 work started when the weather permits instead of when KU's semester ends? Students drive on the roads too... let them suffer the construction as well.

October 7, 2013 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roadwork: Construction planned this week

So I guess the curb, mill, and overlay that was supposed to happen on 15th st between Wakarusa and Legends Dr. is being put off for another year despite the fact that the road is crumbling and foundation issues have caused it to become a roller coaster when traveling in the passing lanes (east OR west). How many years will this project get delayed before the problems get fixed? Or does someone have to lose control of their car over one of the humps in the road, crash into a tree, and die before someone takes notice?

September 23, 2013 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

One should be careful not to confuse the right to free speech with the ability to say things without consequences. The first amendment only protects us against government persecution for our speech, it does nothing to protect us otherwise. Prof. Guth has tenure, so his position is ultimately not in jeopardy. Were he to not have tenure and work in an at-will position as most of us do, his comments would definitely endanger his employment. In this way social pressure often bends the will, which is why tenure exists in the first place: so that "dangerous" ideas can be expressed (and encouraged). Whether or not they have merit in the dialogue at hand is for the court of public opinion. Suppressing ideas does nothing for us as a society and is a tool used in defeat by those who cannot conceive of a better idea. Terry Bruce should be judged harshly in this light.

September 20, 2013 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate Majority Leader Bruce calls on KU to fire journalism professor over Twitter comment on Navy Yard shooting

One should be careful not to confuse the right to free speech with the ability to say things without consequences. The first amendment only protects us against government persecution for our speech, it does nothing to protect us otherwise. Prof. Guth has tenure, so his position is not in jeopardy. Were he to not have tenure and work in an at-will position as most of us do, his comments would definitely endanger his employment. In this way social pressure often bends the will, which is why tenure exists in the first place: so that "dangerous" ideas can be expressed (and encouraged). Whether or not they have merit in the dialogue at hand is for the court of public opinion. Suppressing ideas does nothing for us as a society and is a tool used in defeat by those who cannot conceive of a better one. Terry Bruce should be judged harshly in this light.

September 20, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence wants property to house multimillion dollar police headquarters

Don't worry, it'll happen. They just need to get a new building, so they can move out of their old buildings into one location... then they can request another new building because they don't have enough space.

September 9, 2013 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence wants property to house multimillion dollar police headquarters

That's curious, isn't it? Will the city lose interest in this new police building before or after it's built? We're going to build a new police building so that we can house all of the police in one spot... I'd bet we'll be looking at a police request for a substation in west Lawrence fewer than 5 years after this new monstrosity is built.

September 9, 2013 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City seeking volunteers for snow shoveling program

What they don't say in the article is that they won't accept you as a volunteer unless you can guarantee your availability every day of the month for every month of winter. Going out of town for Christmas? Nope, we don't want you. Planning a ski trip to Colorado in February? Nope, can't use you either. It's a wonder they can't find any volunteers. I could do it in January, but not December, so I guess I'm out. Then there's the question of what we're trying to do... is it to help the elderly and disabled get access out of their house after a snow storm? Nope. It's merely to clear the sidewalk so the elderly and disabled don't get a fine... FROM THE CITY. These people may be home bound by 20" of snow, but thank heaven they won't be getting a fine for failing to clear their sidewalk.

September 5, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recent rains delay some Lawrence road construction projects

Can someone remind me why all construction in this town has to cater to the whims of the KU calendar? They waited until a week after graduation was over before starting any construction, wasting at least a month of good weather. Now it looks as if some badly needed projects won't even get started this year: 6th and Iowa reconstruction & alignment, mill & overlay on 15th street west of Wakarusa. That later one is particularly annoying because it was delayed last year after business owners on the corner of 15th and Wakarusa complained that construction would interrupt their business too much. Now they're going to get to deal with construction two summers in a row.

August 21, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Board of Regents indicates it will pursue in-depth study of new concealed carry law

I would like to point out that the law doesn't just allow anyone to walk into a building on campus with a firearm. It only allows law abiding citizens who have taken an 8 hour training course, submitted fingerprints, and undergone an extensive background check to do so. That is the only change (and you must be 21). 2.1% of the population in Kansas falls into that category, and, while I don't have data to back up this next claim, I would bet that fewer than 5% of those people who have gone through the process actually carry a firearm with any regularity (probably even less than that). This change in the law will affect an astoundingly small number of people. It is still illegal for someone under 21 to possess a handgun. Alcohol is not served at NCAA sporting events (although it may be present in reality). It is still illegal to carry a concealed firearm under the influence of alcohol, permit or not. It is still illegal to threaten/harm your professor because you got a bad grade. Quite simply, every nightmare scenario proposed that was illegal is still illegal. Regardless of this law, a disgruntled student could still get their hands on a firearm, drink bottle of tequila in the football stadium parking lot, get upset about KU's inevitable loss to Oklahoma, and do something horrible. Several laws will still have been broken - the same ones that would have been broken before with absolutely no changes resulting from application of the current legislation.

August 15, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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