proforged (brent flanders)


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The ins and outs of a proposed increase in parking fines for downtown Lawrence

How about an upgraded parking meter system? A parking meter that accepts credit cards or change. I believe that Lawrence parking is a bargain vs. most cities, already. But, if the city offered a new digital/credit card option, they could charge a $1 per hour vs. 25 cents for 30 minutes (I think that is the current rate) and most people wouldn't blink because they always carry plastic but not always change. Additionally they could accept a late fee at the meter with plastic, and recognize the revenue immediately.

February 4, 2016 at 9:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DREAM ON! KU volleyball reaches Final Four

Fantastic. The early accolades surrounding this team were apparently - spot on. A Final Four berth in any sport is an extremely difficult dream to fulfill, these Jayhawks have done it. Thanks for allowing us to be along on this incredible ride.

December 13, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fans stand by Kansas State marching band after controversial halftime show, donate thousands of dollars

Come on, it's a college rivalry prank. Despite being a diehard Jayhawk (1984), is this not what collegiate life is supposed to be?

September 11, 2015 at 11:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

Michelle, I certainly respect your's one of the things that makes a forum of this nature so valuable - getting to express one's opinions. I understand your comments regarding the original design and placement of our building, of which I was not aware...nevertheless valid (although we do have private underground parking for all residents). The one comment that is incorrect is the allowance of a grocery store in the former Border's building, I know for a fact that a minimum of 3 potential buyers for the building were all grocery businesses prior to Compton's purchase (currently a gourmet grocery store is allowed in the OEA). All that needs changed to allow any grocery store is one clause in the original OEA approved by the Hobbs Taylor HOA, which would occur.

May 21, 2015 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

Chad, although your Lawrence insight is always interesting, the parking you note for the proposed Pachamama's revamp is...a bit out of touch.

First, we’re owners of a Hobbs Taylor Loft and have been for 9 years. We paid for and own below ground parking, but external parking for guests and employees of the businesses at 8th and New Hampshire (Capital City Bank, Sabatini Architects, etc., etc., etc.) is currently excruciatingly constrained.

Therefore, if any more local residents are added (i.e. the next Compton complex) it will continue to oversaturate neighborhood parking that currently does not exist.

For what it’s worth, who wants to own a premium priced downtown residence/apartment and park their car(s), 1 to 3 blocks North as you’ve outlined. Additionally to do so, it would cost the apartment owner several hundred dollars annually to park in these city owned spaces, blocks from their home outdoors.

If Compton would consider a grocery store in the former Border’s building, the neighborhood might consider him a decent, not stellar, developer.

We all know his public and private statements that Border’s will NOT be a grocery store - in order so his master plan of the former Allen Press land grab can proceed.

We’re overly tired of Compton’s destruction of the New Hampshire corridor and complete disregard for the tenants and businesses that border his little empire (digging, noise, dust, mud on the street, re-routing of traffic, etc.).

Finally, with the history of the former Pachamama’s building, I believe there is a chance to get it declared sacred by the Kansas Historical Society, of which several of us will pursue.

May 20, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self: College game needs work

I believe that SI recently pointed out...via many stats and metrics…it’s the coaches, not rule changes or players causing the boring college basketball viewing expeirence

And, I thought back in the day when we had 1 coach in the Big 12 (Kelvin Sampson) making games wrestling matches, was tough enough to watch…such as the Big 12 Title Game when OU wrestled KU to score 19 points in the first half and 55 overall

The graphic enclosed, was college basketball for me during the Roy era

April 5, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fan-tastic: Spectators get glimpse of Jayhawks

While I typically enjoy your op-eds/columns, your description of KU Football Fan Appreciation Day really torques me off

As a longtime KU Alumnus, Williams Fund member and fan of the KU Football program since the days of Bud Moore, Nolan Cromwell, Laverne Smith, Norris Banks, Tony Sands, Kerwin Bell, Bill Whittemore, Chip Hilleary, Mike Norseth, Dana Stubblefield, Frank Seurer, et al…your description of Saturday afternoon not only aggravates me, it’s inaccurate

My wife and I spent at least three hours on the hill watching an extremely well executed practice session, amongst at least 1,000 fans (I can ballpark within 500, seriously) - to quote you “Saturday was Fan Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium, and despite an early threat of inclement weather, between 500 and 1,000 KU football supporters spread out on the west side of the stadium”

Following the practice more than “several” fans, particularly kids with their parents were treated to an autograph session with each player, completely accessible seated at tables to sign whatever the fans wanted - to quote you “After the practice, several fans who stuck around until the end hit the new stadium’s new turf and stood in line to get autographs from KU players and coaches.”

The players were extremely grateful for the turnout and really showed their appreciation to the fans that attended and support KU FOOTBALL

Despite the perception that we only have ONE sport on this campus, Kansas University Football has an extremely pedigreed legacy

I would appreciate it, as Keegan stated earlier last week, if fans would support our team and not be “haters” to be cool

August 18, 2014 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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August 4, 2014 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )