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Zarco stations begin selling E-15 product again after ending 28-year relationship with Phillips 66

Ethanol is still terrible for your engine. Doesn't improve fuel economy and causes your engine to wear faster than it would without Ethanol. Go to Westside 66 on 6th street if you want real non-ethanol based fuel.

September 20, 2013 at 2:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence snowfall under an inch, area highways slick on New Year's Eve

Under an inch of snow my butt. There is more than an inch of snow out there.

January 1, 2013 at 12:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Commission delays action on historic preservation plan

Been studying Historic Preservation community plans in my masters program in Boston and definitely feel this would be beneficial for the city of Lawrence and the county as a whole. It is something that needs to be done. Too many buildings are needlessly demolished. Environmentally speaking, the greenest thing you can possibly do with regard to construction is renovate an historic building and reuse it. We need to stop the out with the old and in with the new. New isn't necessarily better. I hope this plan goes through as it would be a significant jump in the county to further the causes of Historic Preservation.

November 28, 2012 at 10:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fritzel offers to make $50,000 historic preservation donation to help resolve Varsity House dispute

Well he fixed the side walls. It doesn't look half bad now. Still only a shadow of its former self. But not a bad replica.

November 15, 2012 at 9:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fritzel offers to make $50,000 historic preservation donation to help resolve Varsity House dispute

Replica looks good so far except for one thing. The third floor side floors are three feet short of the edge where they are supposed to be...Oops!!

November 13, 2012 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City trying to determine what type of fine it can levy on Varsity House project; Deciphera undertaking new strategy, rumors of layoffs

I study Historic Preservation for my graduate studies and this is a clear violation of Preservation Law. Fritzel broke the rules with regard to the moving of this historic structure. Regardless of how the contract was worded, this man is manipulative and shouldn't be trusted. I don't think he should be allowed to do any more projects in this city. One historic structure was lost. Lets use this as a lesson learned and make sure that history doesn't repeat itself. HRC and the city do need to be more on top of things when it comes to an historic structure. That is the only way to save these homes and buildings. There are many examples of failed Historic Preservation attempts and the lessons learned and the fines levied against the developer of the site. Developers do end up paying fines for this flagrant disregard for what was agreed upon in a contract. Sometimes the HRC and the City succeed in this. Sometimes, they fail. The main way to prevent this kind of mishap again is to watch them like a hawk and make sure everything contracts and all documents are worded in such a way that there is absolutely zero wiggle room and absolutely no way the developer can get out of following what is agreed to.

October 31, 2012 at 1:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: City trying to determine what type of fine it can levy on Varsity House project; Deciphera undertaking new strategy, rumors of layoffs

The Varsity House sits in the Mount Oread Historic district, downhill from Corbin Residence Hall, up the street from some historic homes and down the street from some historic homes, particularly the Snow House. The problem is that even if it is not listed on the National or State Register, that does not mean that it is not historic or of some historical significance. The property sits within close proximity to Memorial Stadium which is an historic structure. I know of a handful of National Register and State Register buildings close by to this project.

October 31, 2012 at 1:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House

I helped Chris Stone do that video.

October 24, 2012 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House

The house was in far better shape structurally than most of the houses owned by the local slumlords.

October 24, 2012 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Officials upset over reassembly of Varsity House

Actually yes. You can move a 3 story wood-frame structure. Look up house moving. I have seen images of large wooden mansions on cribbing going up the sides of shear cliffs to be moved to a new site. It was done with one house where the scholarship halls are located. They can even move 10 story masonry buildings. It can be done and Fritzel should have known better given his family's construction background.

October 24, 2012 at 5:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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