rockchalker52 (Terry Sexton)


Comment history

Letter: Spare a turkey

I like pie.

November 23, 2015 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Respite request

It's possible to hold opinions on more than one subject. The Big Vee's disdain for religion is not the only opinion he expressed. Voltaire may not have agreed with the subjects of your LTE (neither do I, btw) but he would've certainly defended their rights to speak speak their minds.

October 17, 2015 at 7:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Respite request

I would hope I'd never advocate for limiting his choice to criticize me.

October 17, 2015 at 2:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Respite request

This LTE is satire, right? Why, no, Mr. Getz is not calling for censorship; just don't offend his delicate sensibilities too often. Are you kidding me? Please say you are.

As far as Mr. Heckler siding with such opinion, OMGoodness, that is hypocrisy of the first order.

Voltaire is probably spinning like a top.

October 17, 2015 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Football alternatives

Everyone knows that the worth of a university is judged by its basketball program.

October 15, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Menards announces opening day for new Lawrence store will be Tuesday

But some of your screws might come loose once in a while.

October 15, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence officials hear concerns over Kasold Drive reconstruction; project faces slight delay

I haven't been in the real estate business for quite a while. Paul, I don't work for the health department either. The fella that wrote the letter I quoted does, or at least he did when he wrote it.

October 1, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence officials hear concerns over Kasold Drive reconstruction; project faces slight delay

You lost me, Paul. I don't follow the correlation about my employment status. I'm merely of the opinion the plan won't negatively affect drivers & would affect bikers & pedestrians in a positive manner.

October 1, 2015 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence officials hear concerns over Kasold Drive reconstruction; project faces slight delay

I like the plan. I clicked on the links to the letters provided above & read a lot of the comments. The June 29th letter offered a comment by Chris Tilden. It made a lot of sense to me. Here's what he wrote:

"Each road project should be considered on its own merits, but there is plenty of evidence that taking a four-lane road and reducing it to one lane of traffic in each direction with a center turn lane does not significantly increase travel times and dramatically reduces crashes.

The concept has been applied in large cities from Chicago to Los Angeles and smaller communities like Lansing, Michigan, and Waterloo, Iowa. It has been studied extensively and endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration for roads with as many as 25,000 cars a day. If I am not mistaken, road volumes on Kasold are less than 10,000 a day, so my guess is that congestion will not be a big issue.

I also want to disclose that I work at the health department and help provide administrative support for LiveWell Lawrence coalition. Working with the 150+ community residents in this coalition, I don’t see anyone looking to abolish the automobile. They are simply trying to support system, policy and environmental changes that help enhance opportunities for physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco-free living in our community. They realize not everyone can or will walk or bike to work or school. But there are evidence-based approaches like “Complete Streets” (already an adopted city policy) and Safe Routes to School that can increase the number of people who get to priority destinations around town without a car. We should encourage these efforts."

I like the way all of the road improvements in our area have worked out over the last couple of years & think our traffic engineers know what they're doing. The proposed Kasold changes won't create undue hardships for anyone & would lessen hardships for those interested in traveling the area sans automobile.

October 1, 2015 at 11:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )