We can't get enough of editorials by East Larryville progressives up in arms about the possibility of Doug Compton's new hotel. Here's one from today's paper called "Death Knell":
"I see where they want to build another tower in East Lawrence: the “iSoar Tower.” Is that grandiose enough?
This seems an odd neighbor for the old veterinary office, the Social Service League, the Percolator, the ancient Turnhalle and the other venerable buildings along Rhode Island Street.
Apartments, condos — gosh, even a hotel. Perhaps they’ll have a casino. The winner would get the last parking place in Lawrence.
Let’s be serious. This tower would toll the death knell for East Lawrence. It must not happen."
Richard: "The writer should have printed that last sentence in all caps."
Chip: "A casino sounds terrific."
And we leave you today with this photo of KU basketball's Naadir Tharpe being pushed around in a shopping cart at Wal-Mart. It's one of Coach Self's more unusual training methods.