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Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

You are pretty wrong about the anonymous posters and inflammatory comments. Many of us who post anonymously do so with intent to share information and dialogue. I will miss them and their insightful, funny, truthful and caring comments.
the most hateful thing I ever posted was calling someone a "numnut" and in 7 years of commenting, I used it a handful of times. And that was when I was really p.o.'ed

October 9, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World websites to require commenters to identify themselves

I agree with your statement 100%. good luck, peoples.

October 9, 2013 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicylist injured after colliding with vehicle on East 23rd Street

Crossing at corners seems to be so much safer. Drivers look for bikes (or should, since pedestrians walk in crosswalks). I was very surprised the cyclist I saw the other day, using the lefthand turn lane onto 19th at 5:15, did not use the crosswalk. !9th is very congested at rushhour, with all 3 lanes on 19th being packed, and leaves little room for a bicycle. I was very cautious because I had to stay behind her as there was no room to pass her.

September 26, 2013 at 10:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicylist injured after colliding with vehicle on East 23rd Street

I was driving home from work, and a person on a bicycle was riding in the road, using arm signals, but not stopping at stop signs. She then continued in the road, using the left turn lane onto 19th street. I was worried about her safety, because she was using the road, she obviously can not go as fast as a car, and traffic during that time of day is nasty anyway. PLUS she wasn't wearing a helmet. I was hoping she would take the sidewalk, in case an impatient driver tried to pass her, and cause harm the cyclist or a driver going the other way.
I understand bicycles have a right to the road and in the middle of traffic. I, personally, would not want to ride in the middle of the road during rush hour or on a busy street. However, I am not restricted to riding a bike as my only mode of transportation.
you just have to be smart and realize that the larger vehicle may not see you all the time and have to be more a defensive driver.
I hope the rider was not seriously hurt.

September 25, 2013 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Author invited to speak on race issues in the U.S. as part of 60th anniversary of KU American Studies

I don't think you have Roediger, based your statement.

September 24, 2013 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pumpkin patch designs draw outrage from neighbors

In department stores, when kids are missing, people are posted at doors to make sure the kids don't get out the door. They may have the same type of thing at the pumpkin patch, just not explained correctly.

September 12, 2013 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU cancels Band Day parade because of early football game kickoff

Band day was held in 2010 and 2011. Not sure about last year. But I remember some warm Band days when I participated as a high school kid... it was early in September, and one year, we wore our "summer" uniform - shorts!

September 10, 2013 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missouri Tiger bar plans to celebrate anniversary of Quantrill's Raid

various people do celebrate john brown anniversaries. But to compare John Brown, an abolitionist, to a Confederate who wanted to preserve an awful institution is just wrong. Brown was named one of the top 10 influential Kansans (even though he was only here for about 2 years in total)

August 20, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving

AND i also teach them not to mess with the radio while driving or their ipods and other such things. I don't mess with it either. I text when I stop, including red lights. I wear my seatbelt, I come to a complete stop at signs and I pass safely. That's better than 90% on the road. so beat me with a wet noodle because I text at a long red light!

August 19, 2013 at 8:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving

its called english. I read texts while stopped at stop lights and answer if needed. then the phone is out of my hand when it turns red. that would be the light, since I am stopped at it.

August 19, 2013 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )