travelinggeek (Beth Ennis)

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Haskell faculty, students call Washington Redskins poll results 'crazy'

I agree that the name should change and that all teams using names should examine carefully the origins of the name and if it should change. These teams reluctance to change their names is disgraceful.

May 20, 2016 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence historic resources board hears heated comments on East Ninth Street design

From what I can see, it appears this is only going to increase property value in that neighborhood, so the current property owners get a win also. I really don't see a downside to this.

May 20, 2016 at 9:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )