monheim (Matt Torres)


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Kobach opposes specialty meat shop in rural Douglas County; chef says his proposal is being mischaracterized

Can you please point out to me the part in this article that leads you to believe you need to boycott Aunt Netter's? I just read it two more times and I don't see anything that warrants that.

August 12, 2015 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district wrestling with network outages

I'm pretty sure district staff at this level aren't compensated using any grants or outside funding. You're looking at classified salaried employees here.

August 1, 2013 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district wrestling with network outages


I know this site is run by a right-wing think-tank, but that don't mean their data isn't correct.

Play around with the "Position" filter...I dunno, maybe change it to "network analyst" or something.

July 31, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student in serious condition after being hit by truck Tuesday

I hope everyone involved comes through ok.

I saw a "traffic enforcement" van parked there that day with an officer in the middle of the intersection with some kind of device on a pole like he was measuring something. I wonder if they were gathering evidence or something. Can't remember if it was before or after this incident.

January 23, 2013 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas man accidentally shoots wife with gun at Lenexa restaurant

KSHB-TV reports the restaurant’s manager says the company is now considering banning customers from bringing in concealed firearms.

*facepalm* Ya think?!

January 8, 2013 at 3:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Christmas Parade

Did anyone else see the old man in the "paso fino" group about to lose control of his horse and/or fall off on Mass near the South Park pedestrian signal? I am pretty sure he bumped a car and came way too close to the crowd. people had to leap up from the curb to avoid him.

Other than that, the parade was awesome.

December 1, 2012 at 5:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think is the best way to combat obesity in Kansas?

Not true. All the elementaries in Lawrence have at least one recess (maybe even 2 in some cases). They also still have gym, though I will concede it is possible it may not be every day anymore. In fact, I know that a good chunk, if not all, of the elementaries have something called "marathon club". The kids get a chance to run laps after school on early release days. They can log their totals and get recognition for the cumulative distance they've run.

November 28, 2012 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: On K-10, there is a work zone area and there is a reduced speed limit. However, there are

Be an adult and assume the posted speed limit is the speed limit. You aren't going to save yourself a significant amount of time. Get over yourself. A lot of people think they notice something that others don't ("Hey, I don't see no workers!"). You're not noticing anything others haven't noticed. You (nor I) don't know the reason signs are left posted when they are. You don't know how long it takes to put the signs and cones up every day. You don't know what the road is actually like even though you don't see anyone working on it. Just get over it. You're not an expert on it and it's not a big deal.

September 23, 2012 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: KU Chick-Fil-A debate reaches Congress; local IIYM piano winner continues to excel; math prof takes on new administrative role

I would like to put this out there. It is KU's "statement on diversity and inclusion"

"As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. KU holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. The promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect require the engagement of the entire university."

I see two ways to apply thisto the situation.

(1) Is the correct response for KU itself to force this company off campus because it could be argued that the views of the company's president and the material support they provide through their donations are counter to this statement?

(2) Should the statement itself be applied to the views of the company's president? Are his views simply another "cultural viewpoint", which the statement seems to indicate should be tolerated?

For the record, I think what Cathy has said is despicable. He will not be supporting any of the groups his company supports with one cent of my money.

Having said that, I cannot help but think that application (1) of the statement on diversity would be hypocritical. If this really is bad enough that the KU faculty and student body don't want it around, then they should boycott it.

August 13, 2012 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man struck by car cited for jaywalking

When I was a student 3-5 years ago the KU busses all had signs in the interior--I believe right above the door--saying NOT to cross in front of the bus once you get off, but to wait until it pulls away. It's bad enough to jaywalk but I found it pretty clear the first time I got off one of those busses that it'd be a horrible idea to try and walk in front of it. To do so is to basically cross by stepping directly out from behind a huge wall (the bus) that blocks your entire view that direction. A driver coming up along the left side of a bus even at a reasonable speed has no way of knowing if someone is about to step out and they are not barred legally from passing the bus. I saw at least one incident where the bus driver probably saved a kid's life by yelling at him to stop as he was about to walk across the front of the bus after getting off.

So...get off he bus, stand there until the bus pulls away, then do your thing.

August 4, 2012 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )