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Unlike Kansas, California and Florida have laws allowing municipalities to set price guidelines for tow companies

Hard to believe the 18-year old kid didn't know that the tow industry wasn't regulated and that some companies will charge more than double what others will charge. My insurance company paid for something like $250 out of a $400 tow so I'm not sure any insurance company will pay the full $680. Sure hope the city/county gets something in place soon. The paper should have prominently stated MIDWEST TOW AND RECOVERY was the company involved.

July 20, 2011 at 10:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The end of an era: Mangino out at Kansas

Kingman - if they had the goods on Mangino I'm guessing they convinced him to resign for very little money - right? I'm guessing about $5 million of the $6.6 million.

Rumor is the Gridiron Club has been downsized by about 5 yards on each end but seats are still available...

December 3, 2009 at 9:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recruiting woes: Mangino’s play-calling against MU not the issue

Mangino was able to recruit players to form a team that went 12-1 and won an Orange Bowl. This year's team had a reasonable chance to win at least 10 of their games but just seemed to be snake-bit with proven players making too many turnovers along with others making too many untimely penalties. Not sure how much blame goes to the coach but my take was the players were in a position to win the games if they executed.

As far as Mangino's record that so many believe warrant his firing - I assume they realize that in the previous 20 seasons before Mangino (1982-2001), KU had an 89-132-5 overall record, a winning percentage of 40.3% and a 45-99-3 league record, a winning percentage of 31.3%.

In Mangino's last 5 years, KU had a 38-24 overall record, a winning percentage of 61.3% and a 15-17 league record, a winning percentage of 45.0%. So under Mangino over the last 5 years, KU's winning percentage in both its overall record and league record has improved by roughly 50% from that over the 20-year period prior to his arrival.

I'm sure most would agree to give Mangino a pass on his first three years which were used to build the program to where it has been over the last 5 years by redshirting freshmen and focusing on high school prospects.

The Jayhawks have been competitive in almost every one of their games over the last 5 years and the fan support has grown to levels I have never seen before (I attended my first KU football game in 1981).There may be other reasons Perkins wants to fire Mangino but I just can't believe his coaching record or his teams progress is one of them.

December 1, 2009 at 9:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )