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MADD notes drop in alcohol-related deaths after passage of ignition interlock law

We've also had below average rainfall since the interlock law was passed. Articles like this are the reason we need more comprehensive statistics education at all levels.

What is missing in the article is any evidence that interlock devices reduce crashes where the driver is impaired. MADD's website sites a single, limited study that does not appear to be very thorough.

Drunk driving is a real problem, but MADD is a near-hysterical organization with a history of distorting scientific data. Take anything they say with a grain of salt.

September 10, 2013 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man convicted of killing Lawrence boy in 1988 up for parole this month

At least he got locked up for a while. If his trial had occurred under Branson's watch he would have pleaded down to misdemeanor assault.

June 6, 2013 at 5:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parties near agreement on fence dispute

This is why children should not be allowed to farm.

May 30, 2013 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Overland Park officer nominated for Franklin Co. Sheriff

If he were truly serious about a career in law enforcement he would grow a mustache.

April 4, 2013 at 10:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City moving ahead with $24K study on how to improve broadband service in Lawrence; city agrees on contract with nonprofit to provide Internet service to City Hall; AT&T launches 4G network in Lawrence

It will be a few years before any of us see real 4G. There are currently no US carriers that have production networks that meet the ITU standard for 4G (IMT-Advanced). LTE comes close, but only in lab environments. The 4G term used by US carriers is a marketing term and not a technical term.

February 28, 2013 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mono-dramatic: Jayhawks sloppy in new jerseys

I can't believe that someone at KU Athletics signed a contract that allows a foreign company to determine what uniforms the basketball team wears.

January 29, 2013 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Topeka police say man who fired a gun and assaulted a police car was high

Since the guy was attacking a car it is a pretty safe bet that whatever drugs he was taking were non-narcotic.

November 19, 2012 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas surveys districts about cursive handwriting

Cursive is still an important skill. I regularly send handwritten letters to my friends that live in the 1920's.

November 12, 2012 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Governor's tax cut plan includes increase

If anyone else is wondering what a severance tax is:

July 8, 2012 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )