punkrockmom (Nikki May)

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19-year-old Lawrence man killed in K-10 accident

It's tragic this happened, but none of us know the circumstance. I have been on K-10 and seen cars pulled over. I often have been "trapped" in my lane. I always slow down (and there are times I've almost been re-ended.) Yes, that helps prove your point that we need to work on the rules of the road, but it doesn't put blame on the driver. I'm sure she's blaming herself as it is. But, we have no idea why the man walked into traffic.

August 12, 2015 at 7:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fairground renovation update: County approves construction manager, hopes to break ground this fall

That thing gets worse and worse all the time! I had a practice there and it hadn't rained in a week and we couldn't use the "diamond" because of standing water. Not that long ago it was fairly playable. There's also a field in Prairie Park. Several years ago (my kid was still in grade school - high school now) a group of parents offered to fix it up using donations and their work and such. Had plans drawn up. It was turned down. Lawrence is a basketball town. More and more kids are going out of town for other sports.

August 2, 2015 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fairground renovation update: County approves construction manager, hopes to break ground this fall

And they will take the baseball diamonds out and there isn't enough practice space in this town for sports played on diamonds. Good times.

July 31, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

East side, east side. Not that 2 blocks east of downtown, so technically east. You can have it over here, we don't have roads open to our neighborhood anyway. For real, I bet if it was offered near the fairgrounds or Prairie Park it would get approved. We just don't get stuff like that over here.

July 27, 2015 at 5:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lands major basketball tourney, but questions raised over how to use Rock Chalk Park rec center

Oh, yeah because that's the only place that could happen. "They"

June 20, 2015 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence lands major basketball tourney, but questions raised over how to use Rock Chalk Park rec center

Well, all the rec centers have basketball courts, just make sure they are open. Side note, I went to Rock Chalk to see a friend's kid in a tournament. It took me about 40 minutes to get there. Earlier in the day I'd been at a baseball tournament in Johnson County. Took about 30 minutes. I guess with slt it will make it easier to get there, but I am still bitter that this place is for all people in town, and it's so difficult to get over there.

June 20, 2015 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sight of gun at Lawrence Taco Bell spooked someone Monday night, but officers determine no crime occurred

Umm, you might want to find out who the suspect was in this case. I saw him and only 2 cops.

June 2, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Burglary suspect apprehended after his vehicle strikes utility pole

I came upon the cleanup of this accident today and just didn't understand what happened. Obviously, I'm not the only one. The entire driver side of this vehicle was damaged, but couldn't figure out where the other car was. ODD. Glad he's caught and in custody and no one else was hurt.

May 24, 2015 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New city report says 27th Street may need $200K in traffic calming

I live east of Haskell. I ran my entire life using 31st as my main east/west road. Now, I use 1100 road as my main east/west transport. However, I do have to pick my kid up on the way home from work. I used to go down 31st to Louisiana still off of 27th, grab my kid and head back to 31st to go home. Now I'd be going WAY out of my way to use 23rd, all the way. I promise right now to do my part by staying off 27th just as soon as I get my 31st street back!

I agree we need sidewalks on both sides of the road. The time I am on 27th is right after school and kids are running across at random spots because they don't have a sidewalk on the north side. That will be an issue well into the future.

May 11, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parks and recreation on pace to set record in 2015; get ready for closure of key Ninth Street intersection; parking changes on tap near Hillcrest school

Amen. I still haven't been there. Of course I go no where on that side of town.

March 18, 2015 at 6:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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