travelinggeek (Beth Ennis)


Comment history

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 )

Lawrence Public Library tour

love the views and all the windows.

June 17, 2014 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Take a peek inside soon-to-open expanded Lawrence Public Library

someone was thinking outside the box, I think it is a great idea to have a recording studio! I can't wait until it opens up to get back in there.

June 17, 2014 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )