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Lawrence prepares for winter storm arriving tonight

Seems odd that they called off school for USD 497 hours ago but there is still no mention of it at LJW. It is, however, listed on the Topeka Cap Journal's web site

February 3, 2014 at 7:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents say goodbye to popular downtown breakfast spot

When did they close? I was there last weekend.

November 19, 2012 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager recommends budget with new police officers, expanded transit hours, slight property tax increase

Hear_me writes:"Chad, This is not correct.
"• The property tax mill levy would increase by 0.87 of a mill. A mill is one dollar in tax for every $1 in assessed valuation. The owner of a $200,000 home would pay an extra $20.01 a year in property taxes if the mill increase is approved."
A mil is one dollar for every $1,000. An .87 mil increase on a $200,000 home would be $174.
Would someone check my calculations? This is not even close to $20."

Agreed, and a week or so ago in and article about a proposed 4% increase in water and sewer rates, we were informed that "... the city calculated for an average household that uses about 8,000 gallons of water per month, the combined water and sewer bill will grow to $72.34, up from $67.78 currently."

Somebody needs to confirm this and check the math. These figures represent a 6.7% increase, not 4%. Quite a difference.

Somebody at the LJWorld or the City, or both needs to invest in a calculator or else provide some explanations for these discrepancies. People are suspicious enough of the City's budgeting process as it is without adding seemingly blatant misinformation too it.

June 30, 2012 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City staff recommends 4 percent increase in water, sewer rates

"But the city calculated for an average household that uses about 8,000 gallons of water per month, the combined water and sewer bill will grow to $72.34, up from $67.78 currently."

Somebody needs to confirm this and check the math. These figures represent a 6.7% increase, not 4%. Quite a difference

June 16, 2012 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police report busy night in Oread Neighborhood

... drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son - Animal House, Dean Vernon Wormer

May 31, 2012 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: $30M police facility needed

How about expanding across the street to the site of the eyesore Allen Press building and warehouse? Is anything going on there these days besides slow decay?

April 28, 2012 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jet sparks curiosity

I'm not one of those people who gets freaked out by a low flyover. I caught a glimpse of it and I'm always just a little awed by the sheer power of those things as they go by. Maybe it's a "guy thing". BUT, to look at the paper this morning and discover that apparently we don't have any rights to know what it was or where it came from or even some vague idea what it was doing really bothers me. Actually it really pisses me off. What kind of arrogance leads the military to refuse to answer even the most basic questions about a low level flyover of a city by one of their (our) aircraft? Operational security? really? Didn't we pay for this?

March 17, 2012 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Speciality grocer has looked at Borders but building still on the market; city to consider traffic calming for Crescent Road; bike lanes vs. on-street parking may become future issue

Please tell me the sidewalks on the 23rd St. bridge are for the new bridge, not the current one that's due to be demolished soon.

December 21, 2011 at 5:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

White House announces Obama's speech Tuesday in Osawatomie to focus on economy

Link to Roosevelt's New Nationalism Speech. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/li...

The more things change...

December 3, 2011 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democratic Party leader says Obama will visit Osawatomie next week

Link to Roosevelt's New Nationalism Speech. http://teachingamericanhistory.org/li...

The more things change...

December 3, 2011 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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