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Lawhorn's Lawrence: Still full-service

Westside 66 is a Lawrence icon, and Rich truly is one of Lawrence's finest. As a former employee, Rich trained me and gave me an opportunity as a high school student with little automotive knowledge. Through the years (summers between college, holiday breaks, etc.) Rich ALWAYS found time for me when I needed to work a few hours. Not only has Rich been such an important part of my life as a great employer, Rich has been a great friend to help me out in tough times throughout my life as well. That, I feel, epitomizes who Rich Haig is; not just a fine business man, but a caring individual who always has time for others, and who always will be there to lend a helping hand to his fellow man. When I am back in Lawrence, I always make it a point to stop by and say 'hello' to Rich and the gang at Westside 66; it really is a place where 'everybody knows your name'. Cheers to a Lawrence institution!

March 2, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite poem?

“My beard grows down to my toes,
I never wears no clothes,
I wraps my hair
Around my bare,
And down the road I goes.”

-Shel Silverstein

April 20, 2013 at 5:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider mandatory trash carts

I used to live in Lawrence, but live in Des Moines, IA now. We have a standardized trash cart service in Des Moines, and it is great. It simplifies the trash service for the city, and makes it easier on the workers, as they are not having to physically lift different sized trash cans all day. Plus, the way the City of Lawrence commission is describing the trash service above (i.e., allowing for extra bags to be set outside of the can), that is great; in Des Moines if we have an extra bag, we have to pay an extra $1.25 / bag to throw them out. As for yard waste, Lawrence also has it made as well; in Des Moines we have to also pay $1.25 / bag to dispose of yard waste, regardless of how many bags you put on the curb. I'd quit your whining and look at the positive... better for the city efficiency, better for the worker's health/safety, safer for the city (i.e., no trash cans rolling all over the street), and basically at little or no extra cost then what you are currently paying.

June 12, 2012 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU renovating Touchdown Club in south end zone

Can someone explain the loophole that allows for the sale of beer and wine in the Touchdown Club?

June 27, 2011 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Furniture stores opening in former food store on South Iowa

I don't really feel that customer service has been an issue on any of my visits to NFM... after all, the salespeople on the floor work on commission, so most are eager to service you, and for the most part are pretty knowledgeable in the departments they are working in.

August 6, 2010 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Navy veteran to graduate with KU engineering fellowship

Way to go buddy! Great article about an upstanding citizen who has done well for his country, family, and self, while balancing it all. That in itself represents leadership... putting oneself behind family and country, and being successful at all three.

May 14, 2010 at 4 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cole Aldrich going pro: Junior center leaving KU to enter NBA Draft

Seriously, this kid is an ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN. I'm pretty sure he will have enough common sense to finish his degree when he gets done playing ball. Even if he plays for 1 year and has a career ending injury, I'm sure he'll have enough $$ from that one year of playing professional B-Ball to pay for his last semester or two to get his degree. I am so tired of this stupid "stay in school, get your degree" argument. Makes no sense for someone like Cole.

While I'm thinking of it... you know the commercial they often show on ESPN, the one that says "There are over 300,000 college athletes, and most all of them will go pro in something other than sports?" Yeah, that doesn't apply to Cole b/c he is going pro in basketball, the CAREER he came to KU to further his education in.

March 30, 2010 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cole Aldrich going pro: Junior center leaving KU to enter NBA Draft

jbiegs...

Seriously dude/dudette, you are really making an a$$ of yourself here. I'm a K-Stater that happened to grow up in Lawrence, so I've got dual allegiances. I root for KU every other game of the year except for when they play K-State, so I follow both teams pretty darn well. There is a better time and place for your ridiculous comments and irrational thoughts. K-State had a great season. KU had a great season. Neither team "sucks", and I'm sure that both teams will be battling it out next year for the Big 12 title. Go on, do like I am about to and get outside, get some fresh air... maybe it'll help you clear your mind and find some common sense.

March 29, 2010 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Purple people beaters: Cinderella (kind of) Butler dashes K-State’s Final 4 dreams

vwelch (anonymous) says…
Great job K-State - It's too bad that LJW doesn't print anything about KSU unless it's a loss.

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I noticed the same thing... maybe it's just that the sour puss LJW can't handle the fact that KSU was moving on, while the 'Hawks sat at home...

March 27, 2010 at 9:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should the city install a few 15-minute parking meters downtown?

Up here in Des Moines we have some free 15 min. meters downtown, but you do have to hit a button to activate the timer. I don't travel downtown Des Moines much, but I have utilized a couple of these meters a time or two when I wanted to run in somewhere to grab some lunch to go. These would be a nice addition to downtown Lawrence... maybe designate 2 of the 4 parking meters on Mass St. closest to the intersections as 15 min. meters???

March 9, 2010 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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