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Heard on the Hill: KU Chick-Fil-A debate reaches Congress; local IIYM piano winner continues to excel; math prof takes on new administrative role

I assume even if KU's administration is against the company's viewpoint they know that letting the Chick-Fil-A die on it's own from its targeted customers avoiding it sends a much stronger message. Plus, the interactions between a line of chicken supporters and an educated/cultured mass on Wescoe Beach can result in nothing but awesomeness.

August 9, 2012 at 12:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 28, injured in one of series of fights Thursday morning outside The Granada

Actually, it was a bluegrass concert. What is it they say about people who assume things?

April 26, 2012 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas University censures professor for behavior during incident involving parking ticket

I'm a few hours late, but the first this brought to my mind was Mangino's infamous parking lot encounter(s).

July 12, 2011 at 11:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas University censures professor for behavior during incident involving parking ticket

I'm a few hours late, but the first this brought to my mind was Mangino's infamous parking lot encounter(s).

July 12, 2011 at 11:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After Joplin tornado, Brownback allows Missouri doctors to work in Kansas

I apologize, but the second sentence of the third paragraph should read as:

Though closer Cherokee County, with all do respect, does not contain communities (besides limited facilities in Baxter Springs and Columbus) that could actually lend substantial assistance, including Galena which is the closet to Joplin, and Riverton.

May 28, 2011 at 12:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

After Joplin tornado, Brownback allows Missouri doctors to work in Kansas

The big problem with this is that the main nearby medical facilities capable of handling this are actually in Crawford County (to the north of Cherokee). Crawford County is where Pittsburg is, and though it may not be as large as Joplin, it is a heck of lot larger than any cities Cherokee or Labette counties have to offer, including Parsons.

Having grown up in and lived in Southeast Kansas till 2006, it's an easy thing to realize that Crawford County should also be included in this list. When you live in Pittsburg going to Joplin is the same as a Lawrence resident going to Johnson County. It's not a big deal and most of us do it regularly. Though Joplin residents may not travel to Pittsburg as often, the trip is still much more convenient. This is especially true since Pittsburg lies to the northwest of Joplin and I can only assume the main highway (MO 171) remains easily travable as the brunt of the storm hit the south of the city.

In fact, according to Google, Parsons is well over an hour from Joplin, while most residents of Joplin can get to Pittsburg in under a half-hour. Though closer Cherokee County, with all do respect, likely contain communities (besides limited facilities in Baxter Springs) that could actually lend substantial assistance, includingGalena, and Riverton.

I'm not saying Cherokee and Labette counties should not be included in this order, I am just saying that Crawford County is the most logical.

I tend to keep quiet with most of the stuff Brownback does in the comment section, but in no way because I agree with him. However, from my perspective this is obviously something he has dropped the ball. He obviously does not know, or chooses to keep anyone around him who knows, how Kansans actually live day-to-day. It would not have not taken anything more than a phone call to a Crawford County or Pittsubrg official to figure this out.

May 28, 2011 at 12:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU announces $22 million grant from U.S. Department of Education

So tuition continues to "clime," huh?
Shardwurm, as Bush would put it, a child left behind.

October 12, 2010 at 8:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

McLouth football player Trevor Roberts confident he'll pull through in wake of leg amputation

I personally feel I must respond because comments like this ones why I consider commentary sections on such stories, or possibly even newspapers entirely, to be needless. Such stories aren't meant to incite debate, but to show the actual beauty humanity still has to offer in our times and possibly inspire others.

However, it seems every article such as this is turned into a right v. left political debate by one or the other. I don't recall any issue of this young man being denied any right he deserved due to one party's action or the other ever being mentioned

Why to attempt to ruin something inspiring, with a dissertation of a personal agenda with no relevance to the story. If it comes out he was denied treatment due to his insurance status, then feel free to flame on with political comments.

Suck it up people, leave the debate for where it matters, and maybe even try to be half the person, this 17 year old man is.

P.S. To sadly get political, cal12345: It's been established that tort reform by the Congressional Budget Office (non-partisan group) would at best save maybe a Nickel on the dollar in healthcare costs. And don't we all now that amount of money is the difference between

October 8, 2010 at 12:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Deer crashes through window at Weaver's

Probably the best comment in a long time.

August 23, 2010 at 6:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back in the saddle: It may be a long shot, but Teahan jumps into QB battle

This is an April Fools joke, right? I mean seriously.

April 1, 2010 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )