westcl (Clara Westphal)

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What was your favorite thing about Kansas that has vanished?

For Lawrence,I miss the free movies and the dollar movies, the roller skating rink,and the putt-putt golf course. I also miss the trees that have been cut down for buildings and parking lots.

March 30, 2015 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What was your favorite book as a kid?

"Hiedi" because her friend's name was Clara.

March 28, 2015 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

There’s always debate season, right?

This is great. Congratulations to all and best wishes for continued success.

March 27, 2015 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shockers end KU's season in Round of 32

Playing freshmen and sophomores against juniors and seniors usually doesn't work out very well. I know Kentucky does it but how many other teams are successful with that arrangement.

It would be nice to have some juniors and seniors for a starting lineup. Sort of makes one wish for the mid-90's when we had Pierce, Pollard, Hinrich, Collison,etc. Most of the players stayed all 4 years, graduated and went on to successfully play NBA ball.

March 23, 2015 at 10:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Westar Energy will return $38 million to customers

Electric rates have been too high for quite a few years. Remember Mr. Wittig who walked away with millions.

Every time Westar asks for a rate increase, it is granted. It would seem that a refund of $1.26 is not as much as it should be.

March 23, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Panel rejects bill to repeal Common Core in Kansas

Professional educators are the ones who should decide the curriculum; not politicians.

March 21, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate panel votes to block United Way payroll deductions for public sector employees

A large corporate company I worked for had mandatory deductions for United Way with a minimum deduction required. I am sure it was illegal. If this bill would have been in place, this would not have happened.

March 19, 2015 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Free speech?

The SAE members who were not involved in the chant singing should not have been made to move out of the house. If they were not involved, they were not guilty. The Chancellor's action is likened to a teacher punishing the whole class for something only a few students were involved in.

March 13, 2015 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would end state’s Teacher of the Year Program

Business people and legislators are not qualified to rate a teacher. The only ones on the panel should be professional educators.

March 13, 2015 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board will vote on Eldridge tax abatement

With the new hotels being built downtown, the Eldrige will probably still struggle. Let them risk their own money for this project.

The school administration needs to quit crying over budget cuts if they can give away money to private individuals who will use it for their own profit.

March 7, 2015 at 10:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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