wayne32 (Wayne Kerr)

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Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

I don't understand why some people think that an apartment that doesn't provide parking is somehow going to make the city more walkable. I also don't understand why downtown apartment buildings are somehow going to encourage more people to shop downtown. Do people who live at Colony Woods or apartments near campus not walk, bike, and shop downtown? Why do some people think this apartment building is going to be filled with people who walk, bike, roller skate, and skateboard to work, the grocery store, and all the other far away places they need to go? Another apartment building with no additional parking is only going to negatively impact all the homeowners and renters who already live in this area. They're the ones who won't have a place to park anymore, nor will the all the people who come to that area to eat, shop, and enjoy our downtown. Apartment buildings need long term dedicated parking and our city regulations need to change to address the need all these new hotels and apartments are creating.

May 20, 2015 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House passes bill on marijuana penalties, medical use

Ron, you're right, the US Constitution was written on parchment. I wonder why they switched to using it for the final draft? It probably would have held up better if it were written on hemp.

May 8, 2015 at 2:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House passes bill on marijuana penalties, medical use

So true Phillip, maybe they could look to our constitution as an example of a document that has survived so long in it's original form because it was printed on hemp paper. They could also study how George Washington mandated that every American farmer set aside 10% of their land for hemp production during the Revolutionary War. Our first flag, rope, paper, and clothing used to be made of hemp because it's stronger, it lasts longer, and is a more renewable resource than cotton or wood fiber. This is common knowledge, there's no need for further study.

May 8, 2015 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House passes bill on marijuana penalties, medical use

"Dick Jones from Topeka said that he does not believe there is concrete evidence that hemp oil, which is derived from marijuana plants, can effectively treat patients." Well Dick, there are a lot of doctors and many patients who disagree with you. Why do our politicians think they're somehow qualified to give us health care advice?

May 8, 2015 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lawrence memories

Oh, so Chuck was offended that Dr. Kincaid referred to the young women as girls? I didn't realize that it was offensive to refer to young men and women as boys and girls. I must be getting old, too, because I'm having a hard time understand how someone is offended by that.

April 26, 2015 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lawrence memories

Chuck, seriously? His describing the attractive women in the photograph as "all beauties" is offensive to you? That seems like another example of political correctness run amuck if you ask me. I don't mind people being honest and telling it like they see it. Look at the picture, I think his description is an accurate one. Am I missing something?

April 26, 2015 at 1:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence mayor confident commission ready to tackle issues, rebuild trust

It's unfortunate that our mayor has to rebuild trust. And Jeremy, that time spent listening to people? Guess what, that's what we elected you to do. I hope you enjoy it, it's your job. I don't want to sound too negative, I'm happy to hear that you are listening and thinking about both sides of the issues. I'm open to hear what you have to say, too. I remember thinking you had some good ideas when you were running for office. I'm looking forward to hearing more about what you've got planned to make our city a better place to live and visit.

April 18, 2015 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill Self and Scot Pollard team up to buy Mass. Street property; BBQ event coming to Rock Chalk Park

Jake, thanks for the information. I'm glad to hear the move is only a temporary one. I've always enjoyed these events at Broken Arrow Park. For some reason, the whole atmosphere there reminds me of a family reunion or a huge outdoor party family and friends. I'm eager to taste what everyone's going to be cooking up this year!

April 17, 2015 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Overland Park approves 165-mile bicycle network

I'm impressed that OP is doing something like this. KC is a great city to ride a bike and I'm happy to see that OP is committed to making it easier and safer for people to ride. Bicycles are probably one of the most efficient machines ever created and they're a great way to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors. I'd love to see something like this happen in Lawrence. We do have many walking and bicycle paths and trails, but they don't seem to connect very well. As our roads and highways become more and more congested with cars the bicycle should be encouraged as an alternative form of transportation. Thumbs up OP!

April 15, 2015 at 4:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence community offers feedback on Ninth Street Corridor Project

Just another thought. Why don't we make the "art district" loop around our downtown? It could start informally at the Lawrence Arts Center or our new library where people could get a small map pointing out places of interest and other information on the artists and their work. It could be a loop people could walk going down New Hampshire or Vermont and crossing over at 6th Street and looping back at 11th Street and ending back at the Lawrence Art Center or Lawrence Library. Obviously Massachusetts Street would be prominently on display as a central point of the district, too. We'd basically just enhance or enlarge the scope of the art one sees on Mass. street now to include the two surrounding streets into the "district". It just makes more sense to me to keep visitors in our "commercial" district than to encourage them to walk around among new hotels and apartment buildings.

April 9, 2015 at 11:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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