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travelinggeek (Beth Ennis)

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Creator of KU's most famous bronze sculptures dies at 95

What an awesome and wonderful life this man lived! He shared his passion with so many others, who knows what other art was created that thousands if not millions of people are getting enjoyment from because this man inspired someone to explore their artistic nature. Rest in peace sir! Thank you for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

February 20, 2015 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City pleased with new numbers on curbside recycling program

Gary, I disagree with most of what you have concluded. First off, the program was only in effect for 2.5 months of 2014. (if I remember correctly, Deffenbaugh stopped at the end of Sept; but the city didn't start until the 2nd or 3rd week of October) To expect that the landfill rate would go down with just 2.5 months of recycling is not logical. This program is going to have to be in effect for an entire year at a minimum before you can compare those statistics. Also, everyone has to pay for it, just like everyone has to pay for trash. My husband and I have been recycling for years. Sometimes we only need our trash picked up once a month, but we still pay the same price as eveyone else who fills up their trash cans every week. In fact, if most people would use the recycling, they would probably find that trash only needs to be picked up every other week and recycling needs to be picked up every week. About the only exception is Christmas. I don't believe wrapping paper can be recycled, but Kathy Richardson could confirm or deny that. Otherwise, our trash even after a month isn't full; but who wants it sitting around for that long. It's way too early in the program to say it isn't working. In fact, I think from the initial comparison, (almost the same amount picked up in 2.5 months as the previous 9 months) shows that long term numbers will show that this plan works.

January 26, 2015 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police: Near accident between car and bicycle results in stolen phone

I suspect that if she had been apologetic about the almost mishap and accepted blame, nothing would have happened, and she would have learned a lesson about being more cautious around cyclists.

December 18, 2014 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City makes surprise payment on Rock Chalk Park infrastructure fees

they sound a lot like Brownback saying immediately after the election "no one told me" there was a budget shortfall. None of us believe that and I for one, and it appears most on here don't believe our Mayor and manager either.

December 10, 2014 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City solidifies plans for downtown ice rink; Kansas ranks well in student debt measure; and a Royal day

I had some similar thoughts Chris. My thinking is that a lot of the kids that come here are from families that can afford to pay cash for their education w/o loans, or whose parents are the ones taking on the loans. The other statistic, how many young people do we have as a percentage of our population? I think a lot of them leave the state (my own 2 children did after graduating from KU) As much as I would like to believe Kansas is up there in this category, I'm just kind of wondering what all they looked at.....

October 16, 2014 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Burger King begins work to reopen on Sixth Street; Menards receives building permit from city; large apartment project near KU lacks financing

I can actually understand a tax rebate to a retailer, especially a corporate store, to come in to town and take over a vacant lot. The city will make up at least a portion of that in sales tax when people don't have to go to KC or Topeka to shop at that particular store anymore. However, a rebate to someone who wants to tear down a current rental property to build a bigger and better one? How in the world will that help the city out? There is enough housing for students. Both of my kids attended KU in recent years and neither one ever had an issue finding an apt or house to rent. There are plenty. So why are we so willing to give a tax rebate? Chad, do you have the names of who voted which way in that 3-2 vote to give tax rebates? I would really like to know which commissioners are so willing to give away tax dollars and what their reasons were. Thanks!

September 26, 2014 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Speakeasy" open in downtown Lawrence; more on school boundaries near Rock Chalk Park

There is a Baan Thai in Leavenworth. Don't know if it is the same owners or not. The one in LV is not expensive.

August 27, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Double Take: Weigh whether to tell friend about boyfriend's cheating

I agree, in fact, I think it is dangerous to not tell the victim, as there are so many STD's out there these days, her life could be in danger if she doesn't know. I would think she should see her doctor for a test after finding out her boyfriend has cheated, even if it was just once when he was drunk. I suspect if one is so drunk that they cheat on a girlfriend, they are probably too drunk to think about protection either.

July 29, 2014 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police chief urges residents to take fireworks ban more seriously

one of our neighbors was shooting them off last night between 10-11pm. I had to get up at 4:45 this morning for work, so I was not appreciative and didn't feel like getting up, dressed and going out and finding out the who and asking them to stop. I live in one of the older neighborhoods, and what scares me is when they go off to the right or left instead of straight up. We had windows open last night on our 2nd floor and worried about one coming through a screen or landing on the roof. We have found old bottle rockets in our eaves before. With the 4th being on a Friday, I don't have to work Sat so I won't mind as much, but still worry about the safety of my property (old houses burn pretty fast). Happy 4th everyone. Let's celebrate this awesome country, but lets do it safely!

July 3, 2014 at 10:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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