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When the crime reporter becomes the victim: Learn from my attempted burglary scare

I'm glad nothing serious happened and that the police are at least aware of this guy that was casing your apartment. I had a similar experience years ago when I returned home early from vacation and was awoken by someone trying to jimmy open my apartment window. Your story reminded me what a hassle those newspaper inserts can be. I have my mail held when I go on vacation and have a neighbor keep an eye out on my house, but it never fails that I return to find a pile of unwanted papers on my lawn. It would be great if the Lawrence paper would stop delivering them over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. I agree with you and Bobo that it is a tip off to would be thieves that the homeowner might not be at home.

December 16, 2014 at 5:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pachamamas restaurant up for sale, may close after Valentine's Day; Rock Chalk gets set for big basketball tourney

I'm sorry to hear about Pachamamas. I was just thinking about them today while listening to a radio program featuring restaurant reviews on NPR. I think Pachamamas probably have the best food and atmosphere in our area. I haven't been there or even driven by there since the library moved and all the downtown construction has basically closed off New Hampshire. I have to wonder if the closing of the road has adversely affected any other businesses in the area? I'm kicking myself for having not gone there more often in the recent past. As the saying goes, your dollar is your vote. They'll truly be missed by me and my family.

December 12, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighborhood group asking city to slow down on downtown grocery store project; update on city's quest to get Google Fiber-like Internet service

I agree Richard, architecture has a huge impact on how people see and interact with our city. It does indeed bring people to our town. Buildings and historic architecture are what define cities. New York City wouldn't be the same without the Statue of Liberty, London without Big Ben, or Paris without the Eifel Tower. Brett maybe you should stand outside of Allen Field House with a sign that reads "old building, nothing to see here" to better make your point and to discourage all the people from out of town that come here to see that historic building.

December 10, 2014 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighborhood group asking city to slow down on downtown grocery store project; update on city's quest to get Google Fiber-like Internet service

I agree Brett, in 100 years Compton's downtown hotels and apartments are going to be magically transformed into historical buildings and will be admired for their ground breaking and awe inspiring architecture. Your right, apartment buildings do inspire creativity, vibrancy, and harness the energy of our future. I don't see why KU doesn't follow Compton's lead and build some high rise dorms in the heart of Jayhawk boulevard.

December 10, 2014 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

What are the property tax rebates and special tax districts needed to pay for this private parking garage and to make this apartment building "economically feasible"? I've got my check book out, how much should I make this check out for?

December 5, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

When our out of town guests ask us how they can find the historic Watkins Museum, the Douglas County Courthouse, or Japanese Friendship Garden, we can say, you can't miss it, it's right across the street from that ugly seven story apartment building on the corner of 11th and Mass.

December 5, 2014 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

In character with the area? What have you been drinking?

December 5, 2014 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence grocery store in the works for 11th and Massachusetts

I'm glad to see that they're putting a grocery store on the bottom floor, but "a seven-story building for the site — which is right across from the Douglas County Courthouse and Watkins Community Museum" is going to ruin the historic aesthetic of that corner. High rise apartment buildings are ugly and disrupt the unique character of our downtown.

December 5, 2014 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developers seek new zoning to lure retailers next to Rock Chalk Park; new Douglas County income numbers and the pocket of poverty

The city needs to approve this zoning request. It's all part of the original plan. Why else would we build a recreation center in the far corner of a farm field in the middle of nowhere? This land would never have been developed in the next fifteen years without the help of the city and Lawrence tax payers. We paid for the roads, the sewers, the electric, and all the infrastructure a developer needs to make this property valuable. The recreation center was the hub or destination the developers needed to lure commercial retailers to this location. We've done all the work, so lets get busy infilling this property with cheap apartments, strip malls, and fast food restaurants.

November 20, 2014 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Final bill for Rock Chalk Park infrastructure comes due; city to pay more than 90 percent of total

Mike Dever, I'd like to take you out to dinner. We can split the bill, I'll pay ten cents for every dollar you pay.

November 15, 2014 at 2:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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