sjgreen (Stephanie Hull)


Comment history

Man ditches $9 cab fare; one accused of stealing superglue; reading while driving?; police foundation golf tournament coming up

Caitlin -- I really like this new column/blog. I appreciate the news and enjoy your writing style. Any chance of adding "lights and sirens" to the list choices in the "News" dropdown (like Town Talk and Old Home Town) so that it will always be easy to find?

August 20, 2015 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Signs point to Amyx as next mayor; questions about whether commissioners need city credit cards; neighbors expressing safety concern near New York Elementary

I used to travel a lot for work. The company purchased my airline tickets, but I paid for everything else with my own money. I then turned in an expense report and receipts to get reimbursed. They issued checks twice a week, so I never had to wait more than 3 days for my reimbursement check. If someone didn't have a credit card, the company would arrange to pay for their hotel as well. The travel policy was very clear about the types of things you wouldn't be reimbursed for -- alcohol, anything other than long-term parking at the airport, hotel mini-bar items, etc. It works like this most of the places my friends work as well. As you said, companies moved away from issuing credit cards in order to cut down on abuse. I can't think of any reason a City Commissioner needs a city-issued credit card.

August 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff's deputies help remove snake from Douglas County Jacuzzi; dog attacks woman mowing lawn; no boundaries for registered sex offenders and schools

I wondered the same thing. It wouldn't have occurred to me to call the police in this situation -- maybe Animal Control, but I think I would have called a local pest control company.

July 16, 2015 at 7:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Take a look at East Lawrence's latest multimillion dollar project; city prepares for discussion on economic development incentives

I work near the Del Lofts. It's not really my style, but it is a huge improvement over the dirt patch that was there. Also, it fits in nicely with the buildings behind it as most of them are metal warehouse-type structures. I say this with all seriousness -- the intersections of 8th & Delaware and 9th & Delaware are both great places for roundabouts. Neither of them have 4-way stops now, and I'm not sure that would help anyway. Because of parking around there, it's often impossible to tell when it's clear to turn from Delaware onto 8th. And, at 9th, few people actually come to a complete stop when they reach Delaware. Roundabouts would make folks at both intersections slow down, which would make them much safer to navigate. The city definitely needs to spend some time studying traffic in that part of town -- especially from 7-9 am and 4-6 pm on weekdays.

June 9, 2015 at 10:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: KU wins season's first football game in spite of rain, mud

Thanks for the link! Sounds like an interesting guy.

October 7, 2013 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City receives seven proposed sites for police headquarters building

FWIW, I think you're correct in that KU owns that property.

October 2, 2013 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Band leader scoffs at ragtime fad

At my first piano recital, an older girl played The Entertainer. I still remember how excited I was a few years later to be able to play it myself. Even now, if I happen to hear it somewhere, it makes me smile.

September 11, 2013 at 7:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicyclist injured in accident

I have to respectfully disagree with you grimpeur. I used to live south of town. Those roads are hilly and curvy. I would often come over a hill to discover a pack of bicyclists in my lane and a car coming toward me in the other lane. Honestly, it's a miracle I never hit anyone. If my car had been any larger and required a larger stopping distance, I certainly would have -- sometimes I missed them by mere inches. I'd prefer they didn't ride where there are no shoulders, but if they choose to do that, they should at least ride single-file.

September 11, 2013 at 7:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence schools at a tipping point

I agree that there must be a more cost-effective, efficient manner of solving this problem. However, I don't think keeping those schools open would have helped. The majority of kids simply don't live in those areas anymore. It's certainly not efficient to bus them from way out west to the east side. (And I make that comment as someone who lives in an older part of town and loved attending Cordley as a child.)

September 10, 2013 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence wants property to house multimillion dollar police headquarters

Hadn't thought of that, but it's a really good idea -- good location between the jail and the courthouse, and it would clean up a problematic area.

September 9, 2013 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )