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City commissioners split on proposed roundabout at Ninth and New Hampshire

I have. I partly agree with you that cars don't yield to pedestrians as much as they should at that intersection, especially during rush hours. It's state law that they do, and that's actually posted there. I would prefer to see more enforcement and education to make it work better, because it moves traffic so much better than in the past, in both directions.

I know that during rush hours, there is sometimes a short wait to get in form Barker (really no more than it was at the 4-way stop), but that's nothing compared to the traffic that used to regularly get backed up on 19th clear to Haskell.

October 24, 2012 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioners split on proposed roundabout at Ninth and New Hampshire

Well, you could just stop and become a pedestrian at that intersection.
Maybe a little slower (and I'm guessing that if your on a bike that faster isn't your highest priority anyway) but much safer.
It's very safe for pedestrians (see my comment below).

October 24, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioners split on proposed roundabout at Ninth and New Hampshire

Regardless of anyone's opinion about that particular intersection, virtually all studies show that roundabouts are much safer for vehicles and pedestrians.

For pedestrians, it is the easiest kind of intersection they could cross. With the middle islands, pedestrians need to only cross one lane of traffic at a time, coming from one direction only. They can then wait on the middle island if necessary to proceed.

I don't care if Cromwell is opposed to this roundabout, but his irresponsible comments display either ignorance, or a willful disregard for the evidence of their safety in general.

And his inability to comfortably cross the street tells you something about the level of problem-solving skills we too often see on the commission.

October 24, 2012 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Analysis: Obama, on the attack, finds subdued Romney

I'm not interested in changing personal user names. I'm just interested in the loser giving respect, on this board, to the winner's president of choice.

Let me know.

October 23, 2012 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House

Marco, I don't know what incident you are referring to, but yes, it did happen to Schumm. He claimed he had dropped his wallet and went in after it. He had no explanation as to why he was there alone in the middle of the day (it was at the beach on the other side of the lake by the town of Clinton), or why he would climb down an outhouse after a wallet with no one else around.

It was reported in the J-W, including his name and other particulars about him.
It caused some amusement at the time, but many of us remember it and know that it's not merely legend or myth.

I take issue with his flat-out lying about it now, claiming it never happened.

October 23, 2012 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Women’s issue

Are any of you out there really an undecided voter?

Do any of you really believe that any votes are currently being won and lost?

October 23, 2012 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sound Off: What were the original projections for the number of rounds at Eagle Bend Golf Course to

Thanks for answering the sound-off question.

And J-W thanks you for doing their job.

October 23, 2012 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Analysis: Obama, on the attack, finds subdued Romney

S-Page, would you like to wager who will win the election? How about the loser has to shut up for a day? No posting for an entire day on the day after the election, and no going back and posting on stories first posted that day. I pick Obama to win. Are we on?

Lets raise the stakes: If Obama wins, you may only refer to him on this site as President Obama for the next 4.5 years. If Romney wins, I will only refer to him here as President Romney.

Put up and/or shut up.

October 23, 2012 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence sex offender one of 14 Kansas men listed in Boy Scout files

Big B, of course they'll tell you it's not happening anymore, all the while banning gays and atheists.

BS has and continues to bring it on themselves.

October 23, 2012 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House

You know, when he was running for commission this last time around, Schumm totally denied that incident had ever happened. Said he could prove he was out of town at the time. 'what a liar, but then who wants to admit that he was forced to climb down the hole of an outhouse, yell for help until someone came, and then be afraid to tell who did it?

October 23, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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