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U.S. Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery to trim costs

Fed Ex, UPS and DHL could care less about privatizing the USPS.

Currently all three private companies drop off packages that are not profitable for them to delivery at...wait for it...the closest Post Office. It is USPS carriers that deliver the private companies' packages to some of the most remote (not profitable) locations. Remote can be defined by these companies as further than 20 miles of their next stop.

I hear complaints about the price of stamps increasing, but what will happen to prices if private companies are the only ones to offer flat mail delivery? For pennies I can guarantee a letter will arrive 100s of miles from me within days. This is only possible because of the scale of an organization like the US Postal Service.

February 6, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Care act praised

Do you realize that the Affordable Healthcare Act is NOT a single payer system? Do you realize that the government is NOT picking your insurance?

Can you prove the percentage you cite?

August 13, 2012 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

District ponders moving ninth-graders to high school

Jonathan,
It seems to me that even Dr. Doll's facts should be checked. The best source of information on how many 7-9 schools are left in KS would be the KSDE. It worries me that the LJW isn't double checking what district officials say.

January 25, 2010 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School options

As I said I was referring to gl0ck0wner's post.

January 12, 2010 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board examining options for closing $4 million budget hole

Merril is somewhat correct. While the state is providing $4,012 in BASE aid per pupil, MANY students are in programs that are funded BEYOND base state aid. So if a student needs special services or if they are involved in career development that state provides additional money. Not sure that the final number is $6,000 per pupil though.

January 12, 2010 at 11:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School options

gl0ck0wner: While I don't necessarily agree that we HAVE to keep all of our current elementary schools, having a knowledgeable academic share his expertise is NOT political. Just because someone earns a paycheck from the state doesn't mean their opinions are strictly political. Sounds like a way to silence someone who makes a point you don't like. Who WOULD you like to hear from? Other than yourself that is.

January 12, 2010 at 10:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Scammy scams.

Step 1: Do what Marion said.Step 2: Checkout www.snopes.com before believing "too good to be true" emails. Snopes has background research on everything from scam emails to "guilt trip" emails. Usually all it takes is copying the subject line of the email into their search bar to find out where the hoax began or why it is a hoax.Step 3: stop forwarding "guilt trip" emails (you know the kind where you prove your faith in Jesus or you help a little Guatamalan boy with his homework assignment by forwarding it to everyone on your contact list) NO MATTER WHO sent it to you. When you forward these emails, you are just adding your email address to a list for scammers to use. If you just can't resist sending an inspirational message to a friend, copy and paste the message into a new email rather than forward the original.

July 30, 2008 at 10:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wetlands supporters prepare for next battle

It sounds like the majority has spoke. Unfortunately the majority is often times in favor of what is easiest, cost the least amount to each personally, and in its short term interest. We are seeing a surge in Global Warming/ Environmental awareness in the media. This issue is where the rubber meets the road, literally. Do we believe in making inconvenient choices for the long term good?

June 16, 2008 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schools have high hopes for 'all-day K'

"Once again the progressives are moving forward indoctrinating our young..."
Why is it there are some people out there who seem to know EVERYTHING? I am a college graduate with an advanced degree, but I still don't know everything there is to being a parent let alone educating my elementary age children. Our family has learned so much from the PAT program, read as much as possible, and seeking advice from our pediatrician and fellow parents. Once again conservatives (who often times profess to be the most patriotic Americans) are advocating citizens pull away from the best American institutions, home school, rather than become active advocates for ALL children by volunteering at schools, joining the school board, or becoming a mentor. Education in the 1700s & 1800s focused on those who have the knowledge and money educating their own to the exclusion of anyone else. The result was a chasm between those who had and those who didn't. Do we want to return to those times? My hat is off to those elementary teachers who pull together the energy to educate a classroom of diverse children and their needs. My frustration is with those who educate only 1-3 children from the same environment and profess to know more than the career educators.

July 22, 2007 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schools have high hopes for 'all-day K'

"Shouldn't those kids with learning handicaps get first chance at transfers...?"
Not necessarily. Classrooms should have as balanced a population between regular education and special needs as possible. Watch the progress of the All Day Ks and be a vocal advocate for expanding the program. Not just when your child is attending Kindergarten. Before this opportunity your child would still have had only 4 hrs. The district is embarking on improving education. Support that endeavor for all children.

July 22, 2007 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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