travelinggeek (Beth Ennis)


Comment history

Recruit Lightfoot ‘serious’ player

Looking forward to seeing him on the court! Welcome to Lawrence Mitch!

May 3, 2016 at 8:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence High sophomore earns perfect ACT score

I think kids can start taking it any year they want, and some do and then they can use their highest score. Congratulations!!

May 3, 2016 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking proposal for $75 million apartment project produces lots of questions, high stakes for Oread neighborhood

A quick google search shows that there are 5 other companies out there that make these automated parking solutions. Funny, boomerang's web site is still out there. There is a small notice about their "voluntary Chapter 11" to restructure it's balance sheet. If you are trying to restructure and get back into the black, why would you shut down a project that one would think is going to make your company a lot of money? How much money had HERE@Kansas already paid them, if any? Why aren't they working with one of the other 5 companies? All good questions I think, and I'm with most of you--HERE thinks they are going to get away with all the code violations because it's a big project that would be an eye sore if left unfinished. This is a mess. Especially to those who live in the Oread Neighborhood or close to this project.

March 29, 2016 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oread developers agree to comply with city demands

If the Oread didn't really owe the money, why did they pay it in the first place then? My opinion is that they paid it hoping they could find a way to get some of it back.

March 16, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board president suggests that board member Kris Adair resign rather than take 'less active role' in elected position

I agree that Ms. Adair should resign. Her status has changed since she ran for the board, and if she was being entirely honest with herself, the odds are that after this 90 day program, her company is going to be very busy enacting things they are learning, so I don't think it will get much better. A good leader would do the right thing for both her company and the Lawrence public that elected her, and would resign. It's the right thing to do.

March 16, 2016 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Future of gun club uncertain as it's ordered out of Community Building

I also think this is sad, especially since there may not be any place for newbies to go to learn safety, how to care for their weapon, how to secure it in their home, and to practice shooting. I hope that something else opens up for them.

March 8, 2016 at 4:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bernie Sanders strolls through downtown Lawrence, gets haircut before fairgrounds rally

The game isn't until 8pm, so hopefully caucus won't interfere!

March 4, 2016 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff: Gunman who killed three at Hesston factory had been served protection order

I know of no one that wants to take guns away from those that show they are responsible. Why are you so against having to take a safety course (similar to hunter safety courses) and issuing a license (similar to a drivers license). If we took this sort of approach, with that license, you could buy a weapon without a 3 day wait, because issuing the license would mean you have already been checked for criminal history, mental illness, etc. To me it sounds like a win-win situation. Less accidental shootings and more likelihood of being able to use a gun successfully to protect yourself. What is so awful about that?

February 26, 2016 at 12:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff: Gunman who killed three at Hesston factory had been served protection order

sorry I am annoying...I didn't say anything about gun control. Just the lack of it. I agree there needs to be a happy medium but the right has gone so far right that they are not willing to compromise. Our country is going downhill so fast it is frightening. Another part of the issue is the media and how much they cover these. I would love for the media to never mention the name of the shooter or show their picture. No notoriety at all for them. It might keep some from doing something so drastic. As we all know, some of these people are mentally ill and are just wanting to get their name out there, even if they aren't around to see it. By the way, I didn't have any issues with your reply to my first comment, but sadly, this one sounded like more of a personal attack--part of the problem. Apparently you didn't realize that my first comment was in fact, a reply to a specific comment someone else had made.

February 26, 2016 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheriff: Gunman who killed three at Hesston factory had been served protection order

Alex, I was responding to the article about the man in Michigan who saved a woman from being stabbed to death by her daughter. (that Joshua Cain posted). I really don't have a problem with people owning guns. I grew up with both parents and brothers that hunted, I've been in the Marine Corps, I love skeet shooting and have fired many weapons. I personally, my choice, drew the line at owning a hand gun. We had one on order when I was pregnant with my first one and I backed out. I knew at the time there were a lot of ways to secure a handgun. I also knew that sometimes people think they can do it "later" or mean to unload, lock, put away, and don't get it done and then tragedy strikes. My real reason for the comment was that Joshua was criticizing the police for not being there when it happened and praising that someone with a gun was there. I suspect someone without a gun could also have saved this woman, and I'm really glad she was saved. Read what Joshua wrote, read the article he posted and then re-read my post. It might make more sense taken in that context. I'm really glad to hear you do take your weapon safety seriously. I have acquaintances that keep loaded hand guns in their purses with small children around and it scares me. There are too many like that.

February 26, 2016 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )