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13 Lawrence restaurants owe more than $112K in back wages, U.S. labor department reports

This is an interesting read, and very enlightening about tipping and minimum wage in this country:

May 17, 2016 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite dish that your mother made?

Her own Lancashire Hot Pot. it was a beef and veggie stew with a big thick pastry crust baked over the top.
But what I'm really going to miss are her homemade mince tarts every Christmas.

May 4, 2016 at 7:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man found sleeping in store allegedly threatens employee with broken bottle

My guess is the Liquor Store. He broke a bottle of liquor and was charged with criminal damage to property.

August 2, 2015 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite foreign country that you've visited?

Thailand, because I got to see temples and places that are no longer accessible to tourists and the people were so wonderful. Our taxi collided with another; the drivers got out, bowed to each other, shrugged at the damage, and our driver promptly hailed another cab and got us transferred with little fuss. "Mai pen rai" - No worries/ No problem. The country is so beautiful and so are the people.

August 2, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dale Willey Automotive strikes deal to expand on south Iowa Street; the case of the missing recycling carts; Sprouts update; new nonprofit launches seafood fundraiser

Low wages = high turnover = higher cost of business
Decent wages = lower turnover = lower cost of business

One thing that seems to bypass the naysayers for better wages and a higher standard is that low wages often contribute to a need for welfare in order to meet a decent standard of living.

And then they bitch about the cost of social boosts in the form of "my taxes paid for that".. for those low wages in the form of food stamps and state-funded medical coverage for the employees whose employers refuse to provide it, or keep hours per week below a standard for providing health insurance coverage and sick leave to employees. .forcing them to participate in the equally hated ACA Marketplace.

hello...you can't have it both ways, Scrooges.

January 10, 2015 at 1:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What was the first thing you did after graduating from high school or college?

Set out with a friend on a six week trip around Europe and the UK with Eurail passes and backpacks.. very little in planning except to see a few out of the way spots, visit my relatives and meet wonderful people.

May 19, 2014 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Summer roadwork expected to create traffic woes on portions of Iowa, 31st streets

I work at one end of Iowa and reside at the other, so I'll plan to go quite a bit out of my way to avoid two major construction zones. Anything that will improve Iowa in the long run is welcomed by me.
I found out years ago that I could traverse town faster by heading west to Kasold than taking Iowa, and that was without construction zones.

On the contrary, I'm still ever so grateful to have such a short commute (in both time and distance). After living in three countries, five states and driving long haul over-the-road for a living for three years, this is a cake walk!

May 17, 2014 at 9:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

If you ran off to the join the circus, what would you do at the circus?

The Ringmistress !

Chances are I'd end up being the shady lady back by the mermaid tank, or a fortune-teller, though.

May 14, 2014 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )