switch (Rex Hargis)


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The ins and outs of a proposed increase in parking fines for downtown Lawrence

If you park at a meter, put the money in, note the time, and come back and put more money in if necessary. If you don't put the money in, or don't come back to put more in, you will get a ticket. If you get a ticket, pay the fine. Why is this so hard to understand? If you don't want to pay, don't break the law. Park in the free parking areas and walk the rest of the way to your destination.
I agree that the parking fines should not be considered as a source of revenue--they're punishment for breaking the law. That being said, I think the fines should be raised considerably. I also think that the meters should be upgraded to accept plastic, as should the payment box. Just my opinions.

February 5, 2016 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer

Mr. Holroyd: It is not the newspaper's job to post minutes or articles of incorporation, it is their job to report news. I would suggest that if you wish to have those two items, you should look them up yourself.

Theodore: I hadn't heard that the board was suspected of anything nefarious. Do you know something we don't? At any rate, the ongoing criminal investigation, armed with the audit results, should be able to find that out. Until it does, I'll stick with incompetent, or duped.

December 6, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer

Ms. Johnson, as I said, maybe the board should be held responsible for their (non)actions, and dismissed. What they are guilty of is, at best, incompetence. If people were criminally liable for incompetence, our legal system would be overwhelmed, and quite a few members of the legal system would be overwhelmers, not overwhelmees. But incompetence is not a crime, so we replace people that are incompetent. To join Mr. Holroyd on the board, I nominate Ms. Johnson and Mr. Calvin.

December 6, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Audit finds lack of controls by Just Food board played role in alleged fraud by Jeremy Farmer

White collar crime happens all of the time. The board were as much the victims of it as anyone. Why blame the victims? Maybe they could have/should have been more cautious, vigilant, etc., but they were victims of a crime. If an embezzler steals from a major corporation, the boards are responsible for that, but it happens to these full-time, professional board members anyway, despite the checks and balances. Learn from this lesson, if necessary replace the board, and let the law punish the criminal. By the way, if the board is replaced, who is going to volunteer to take their place? I vote for David Holroyd, since he seems to know so much about how to run a volunteer organization.

December 5, 2015 at 8:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A Thousand Voices: Kansas' newest gun laws see opposition in latest survey

I agree that guns should not be allowed at sporting events and on university campuses. So how do you propose to keep them out? Making it against the law won't do it, because criminals, by the very definition, don't follow the law. Putting up those no guns signs won't do it, because the same people that break the law won't pay attention to the signs. How do you keep the guns out?

November 8, 2015 at 8:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man injured after his handgun goes off in Salina theater

It's funny--all the outrage over a man shooting himself, but nothing about the girl who sent 11 people to the hospital killing a spider while driving.

October 19, 2015 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Plan makes no sense

Why would a driver not be watching for foot or bicycle traffic on the sidewalk? Isn't that where foot traffic is supposed to be?

September 26, 2015 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chairs appear at East Lawrence bus stops; city responds with plan for new amenities

Cindy, waiting can be a problem, even with planning. If you are someplace doing business that only has service every hour, you could get stuck with a substantial wait.

September 22, 2015 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Public process

Why in the world should the newspaper print all the contents of all the packets? The packets are available, and the paper reported that fact, as well as where you could get them.

September 13, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sarah McLinn sentenced to 'Hard 50' for brutal 2014 murder of Harold Sasko

So, would the sentence have been "fair" if the murderer was a male? What is a "fair" sentence for a murder that was committed in an "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel manner?"
The article says nothing about him sexually exploiting her. Is every male/female relationship about sexual exploitation?

September 4, 2015 at 6:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )