ohiostreet (John Pultz)


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KU's McCollum Hall comes down Wednesday in 18 seconds with 750 pounds of explosives

This is from an earlier article:

KU has designated a public viewing area: the Oliver Hall parking lot at 19th Street and Naismith Drive, though no activities are planned and the hall will not be open to the public.

Is this still the case?

November 22, 2015 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Iowa firm likely to create about 20 jobs at Lawrence foam manufacturing plant; Breezedale markers getting restored; Housing Authority seeks to buy apartment building

I'm a supporter of public housing but I'd rather see the building razed to enlarge the cramped (and unsafe) Dillon's parking lot.

May 22, 2015 at 11:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Synthetic ice rink: Not the same as real ice, but serves its purpose

The LJW didn't help matters in lead up to the decision to purchase this "ice" system. Articles referred to "artificial Ice," which I took to mean ice that was made through refrigeration.

Flooding Watson Park is much better: real ice, real skating.

Building all-winter rink would be good, too. (Although we went to KC Ice last weekend and it was great; maybe that's close enough).

January 9, 2015 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City now has new opening date in mind for Rock Chalk Park recreation center; update on ice rink idea for downtown plaza

This is the first time I've noticed that the rink at the library would have an "ice-like" material. I think that this is a really bad idea. The Topeka zoo has an ice-like material for its skating rink and it's very hard to skate there and not much fun. If we are going to bother with a rink, let's have the real thing.

August 19, 2014 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nobel laureate gives speech on morally questionable markets

That headline should "morally questionable," with no hyphen. The rule: never hyphenate compounds with words ending in "-ly" (adverbs).

April 2, 2014 at 7:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Iwig Family Dairy seeking $650,000 in donations to stave off liquidation

We used to buy lots of Iwig milk when it was at Hy-Vee. Unfortunately, as I understand it, Iwig stopped distributing through Hy-Vee and maybe some other large grocers. The did this because the financial numbers didn't work out well when they sold through the grocers. Iwig instead began concentrating on selling through their own stores so that they would not have to sell to the grocers at wholesale prices. While this may make sense in terms of numbers. it certainly led our family away from the milk, We just don't have time to make another stop in our busy days.

September 25, 2013 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall targets property on Memorial Stadium grounds for transit center

As a nearby resident, I would hate to see that green-space disappear. People currently use it for informal soccer, football, kite flying, and other sports, Also would this facility detract for the route into the campus from the north.

June 21, 2013 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City recreation leaders not in favor of lighted tennis court plan near Lawrence High

Actually, the movement within tennis is to become a less elite sport. But to become less elite, people like you need to change your attitude and support public facilities for the sport.

May 16, 2013 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City recreation leaders not in favor of lighted tennis court plan near Lawrence High

this isn't about the LTA; they are just advocates for the recreational needs of the city. Tennis courts are hot in the summer: hot surface and no shade. One way to play in the summer is to play after dark, when the sun goes down and the air cools off. I grew up in the South and public tennis courts were packed on summer nights after dark.

May 16, 2013 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Contentious issue of lighted tennis courts near LHS to be discussed again by city commissioners

While I am a bit sympathetic to the neighbors (I live near the KU stadium and very much dislike the spillage from its lighting), I am aghast that the city would engage in the massive project of juggling LHS sports facilities without thinking through all the steps, including lighting the tennis courts. Was no one thinking?

That said, I have heard that there are lights that could be used on those courts that would have virtually no off-court spillage. They may cost more, but wouldn't that be a reasonable compromise?

And 8 vs 16 lit courts: for me it's a matter of location, making facilities available throughout the city in ways that minimize driving and allow, kids to young to drive especially, access by foot and bike. The new facility out west will be wonderful but its location will greatly limit foot and bike access.

May 8, 2013 at 10:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )