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Recent rains delay some Lawrence road construction projects

Some of these projects weren't started until just recently. Why didn't they plan to start them early enough to allow a few days for a rain delay? Anyone want to start a pool on how many car accidents there are the next few days as new students move into town and try to navigate through the orange cones?

August 20, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moving season begins in Lawrence

Those guys from that American Pickers tv show should come by here this time of year!

July 30, 2013 at 7:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Survivors to be invited to Quantrill's Raid commemoration

I wonder when the spelling of the raider's name changed from Quantrell to Quantrill.

July 27, 2013 at 9:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Lawrence residents vote for new bridge

Is this bridge (the one presumably finished in 1915) the one that was torn down in the 1970s to make way for the two that we have now? I was pretty little when it was replaced, but I remember it as being much prettier than the current ones.

July 23, 2013 at 8:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: House painters injured when scaffolding collapses

Wonder if this Carl Kreider grew up and donated money to the hospital to establish Kreider Rehab Services?

July 12, 2013 at 11:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Fireworks menace

How did you explain to the children involved that it was ok to ignore this law, but not others?

July 9, 2013 at 10:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than a decade after a citywide ban, fireworks still making noise in Lawrence

Personally, I support the ban, but I've had it with the police not enforcing it. If they are going to actively choose not to fine people even when they're caught red-handed, it should be repealed. As it is, kids with parents who follow the law are punished and those who parents ignore it aren't. I used to live near Forest and Delaware. Every year a group of kids and parents gathers to set off fireworks. Every year the police come by and remind them to be careful -- no ticket, no fine, not even a request to stop. If they had been fined even once, they most likely would have stopped. What kind of example does it set for children when their parents ignore the law and the police encourage them to do so? Either enforce it with tickets and fines, or repeal it.

July 5, 2013 at 9:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

As Briggs prepares to move out of Sears building, rumors heat up that Dick's Sporting Goods will be moving in

Read the article about the LJW expanding its relationship with Google (published yesterday). I have a feeling those surveys are covering a chunk of the cost of our free online access, so I'll definitely be answering them.

July 3, 2013 at 9:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Road draggers prepare Golden Belt for cross-country travelers

It's amazing to think how serious a minor injury could be before the discovery of a tetanus vaccine. I read "The Great Bridge" (about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge) a few years ago. The designer of the bridge died of lockjaw in 1869 because he was hurt just as construction was starting. At least by 1913, they had some kind of treatment. I hope it worked for this little boy. (The book was written by David McCullough, and I highly recommend it.)

July 1, 2013 at 7:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bedbugs on the radar screen of city officials; new ordinance would allow City Hall to create rules to exterminate pests

I really think we should be allowed to set out trash carts the night before pick-up. Mine is picked up about 8am. I'm not a morning person, so trying to get up in time to take the trash out and get ready for work on time doesn't usually work for me -- which is why I set it at the curb before I go to bed. I don't think it's any more of an eyesore sitting out overnight than it is sitting out during the day until I get home from work.

June 17, 2013 at 8:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )