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18 area students named National Merit semifinalists

You are right. I looked at total enrollment when I did my math not just the senior class like I should have. My bad. If we attribute 300 kids to the senior class for each F.S and L.H. they would have needed to produce 54 NMHS to equal the 18 % that Bishop hit.
I don't think Bishop can pick and choose. If you pay the cash you attend. It's that simple which takes me to my third point which you made already so clearly for me. It is apples and oranges. And clearly private schooling is better.
For the record my son is a L.H. graduate, and is doing just fine in life. Having 18% of any class being NMHS is mighty impressive regardless of what school you attended.

September 12, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

18 area students named National Merit semifinalists

The most astonishing fact about this story is that Bishop's 5 kids represent 18% of the graduating class. By comparison 18% of Free State's class would have produced 261 NMS finalists (compared to the 11 they actually produced) and Lawrence High would have produced 226 NMS finalists (compared to the 2 they actually produced) .

Hard to argue the public system compares to the private system with numbers skewed this badly in Bishop's favor.

Regardless, I applaud all the kids for their achievement. They should be proud of their accomplishment.

September 12, 2013 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nearly 200 cited or arrested by special police detail working college party crowds

Last weekend at the Buster festival the city allowed consumption as well.

September 6, 2013 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jenkins opposes action in Syria

The U.S is forced into doing something because of Obama's big mouth a year ago with the "line in the sand' quote. So now whether he wants to or not he has to back up his word or the U.S looks weak and foolish.

So the next obvious question is what do we do? Make a lame attack just to back Obama's big mouth or launch a bigger attack to flex our muscle to show Assad 'don't mess with us'.

I would launch enough cruise missiles to make Assad wish he had never given us 'the finger' with his chemical weapons attack.

August 29, 2013 at 7:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

UCLA 'not the place' for Kansas-bound QB Millweard

wow such high expectations. your attitude is awe inspiring. rock chalk jay......ah never mind!

August 23, 2013 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Menards files plans to add another 8 acres to development near 31st and Iowa

Topeka and Overland Park have nothing on us now! In no time we'll have Pottery Barn, Red Lobster, Toys R Us, Olive Garden, and Dick's Sporting Goods! Downtown will be all bars and restaurants with retail heading South Iowa. Meanwhile our population is remaining stagnate so we'll have even more players fighting for the same dollars meaning everyone takes home a smaller piece of the pie. That's an awful lot of retail in addition to what is already on South Iowa. Lawrence better have a plan to get plenty of new people moving in or vacancy signs will be everywhere in a few years. But we'll have bread sticks out the wazoo at O.G so we'll all be happy as our prayers will have been answered!

August 21, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Short window: Delayed juco corner Kevin Short arrives, must catch up fast

KU just keeps getting better! The 'feel' on campus similar to the Mangino days is starting to return. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

The posted link is an interesting read. Once again no 'respect'. I wonder how those words will taste as the author is eating them at end of season?

August 21, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City provides more details on rental registration program

Why is there not a 'down thumb' to go along with the 'up thumb' ?

August 20, 2013 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group pushes again for city policy on drone use

On a somewhat related topic:

Lawrence Police Department installs cameras to track license plates at intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive
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By Chad Lawhorn
April 29, 2011

It's been two years since these cameras have been installed. How about a little follow up study to see how effective these cameras have been in stopping/solving crime. Or has it just been a waste of money? This seems to be way more pertinent than drone policies for non-existant drones.

August 20, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City provides more details on rental registration program

This sounds like a bureaucratic mess! Has anyone put a pencil to this to see what the costs will be? Initial inspectors, follow up inspectors, secretarial, management over whole thing.....the list is never ending. And tell me the city doesn't have an idea already where the problem landlords are. Big government is not the answer.

August 20, 2013 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )