Comment history

County: Property tax estimate was flawed

Um, Moocher hate to break this to you, but "they" work for the County, not the City. Obviously you would not be a good choice to replace them.

May 19, 2010 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seven Pinckney teachers to retire

Great teachers one and all!

May 15, 2010 at 11:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Uncharted waters: Kansas rowing jumping ship to join C-USA

Another Title IX boondoggle

May 6, 2010 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks rise to challenge

To K-State fan:

GaGa-oo-la-la!I want your ugly
I want your disease
I want your everything
As long as it's free
I want your love
I want your love

March 4, 2010 at 9:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pothole city

A couple more reasons...
1. Poor specifications for street construction in the George Williams/Teresa Gorman era, especially preparation of the base and asphalt/concrete components
2. Spreading ridiculous amounts of salt on these poorly constructed streets so the drivers mentioned above by Grimpeur can get to their destinations 24/7/365

March 1, 2010 at 7:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What steps do you take to protect yourself from identity theft?

edjayhawk - what's in YOUR wallet?
God bless America (except Missouri)

February 26, 2010 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is Tiger showing remorse or repentance?

I'm still waiting for John Edward's apology speech.

February 25, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mass. Market: Soon, groceries downtown will again be a thing of the past

Josh and Cassie are first class people and I wish them the best.

February 24, 2010 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Homeless shelter seeks 2-year extension of permit for site near downtown Lawrence

There's always the Greyhound solution (Topeka)

February 23, 2010 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City audit to analyze sanitation department's finances

The sanitation deficit is just the tip of the iceberg. The real problem is the "use and toss" culture that exists in Douglas County, and especially Lawrence. We’ve all seen the trash bins overflowing with plastics after football games. Land’s a precious resource, and it’s irresponsible to keep using it for trash.

Progressive communities have gone to a pay-by-the-pound system that encourages reuse and recycling. They are working towards stopping the production and sale of single use plastic containers and are prohibiting the placement of aluminum cans and plastic water bottles with household waste.

The sanitation workers earn their pay and should have the incentive to get off early when the routes are completed. I often see them pick up scraps to ensure the area is clean before they move on to the next site, and see the drivers jump out and assist. It's a team effort. Look for increased overtime costs if the 8 hour shift is enforced.

Also, keep the city auditor. His reports are thorough and his presence keeps all the Departments thinking about efficiency. When someone has the power to examine records for the past 5 or so years, the time for bureaucrats to toe the line is now, and they know it.

October 6, 2009 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )