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David Hann

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Penoke (David Hann) says...

Lawrence needs another mega shopping center? Looks like another plan to line developers' pockets at the expense of Lawrence residents.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

When I worked at KU in research administation we would have an All Hands Meeting, where the director proudly talked about how much money was being generated by research. I often asked why was not some of that money used to increase staff salaries and hire more tech support staff. Behind me, my colleagues quietly cheered me on, saying, "You tell them," but little concern was shown on the part of top administrators for the day-to-day workers, just as little concern has been shown for the academic side of KU. I believe KU began to slip as an academic institution when generating revenue from research replaced tts academic mission. The drive for money on the part of administrators, and indifference, if not hostility, on the part of state legislators threatens the liberal arts universities that have served this state and country well for decades. There is never money to increase faculty or staff salaries, but there is always money to hire another vice-chancellor for flack-catching.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Senator Roberts has revealed that his loyalty is to the GOP, not the people of Kansas, especially with his support of the Republican move to destroy the Affordable Care Act and eventually remove millions from Medicaid to give massive tax cuts to the wealthiest.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

I met John as a fellow member of VVAW, then later when he was the Veteran's representative at the employment ofice. He helped me greatly and that began a long friendship that, as John once said, "Is cast in concrete." My brother.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Looks like you're the first, Bob.

On Letter to the editor: Raising the heat

Posted 28 April 2017, 7:44 a.m. Suggest removal

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Gee, what is that thing stuck in the chamber? Guess I'll pull the trigger and find out.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Agreed, Of course it feels good to let off steam and express dissatisfaction, but real change must come at the ballot box from identifying, supporting and voting for like-minded candidates.. The Republicans have had several years to come up with a decent alternative to the ACA but have been more interested in tearing down anything Obama has done rather than come up with a health care plan that helps their constituents.

On Editorial: Few surprises at town hall

Posted 15 March 2017, 7:26 a.m. Suggest removal

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Saying that it is solely the work of black activists which fights racism in Lawrence does a disservice to fair-minded citizens of other races and ignores, forgets, or is ignorant of efforts of other races, including whites, to fight racism in Lawrence. When the new manager at Holiday Inn demoted the black supervisor of maids, saying he didn't like working with black people, it was a dozen white young men and women, myself among them, who occupied Holiday Inn and when expelled from there carried on our protest on the street across from Holiday Inn. We were successful and the maid supervisor, Ms. Della Hamilton, was reinstated.

On Letter to the editor: Not bullying

Posted 10 January 2017, 7:43 a.m. Suggest removal

Penoke (David Hann) says...

Well said! The Journal-World does publicize academic accomplishments of residents, which spurs pride in students, teachers, and the community at large. I'd like to see more of the same.

Penoke (David Hann) says...

A weapon must be loaded with a round in the chamber and the safety off. Some deaths and some injuries may have been prevented if the gun owner had followed simple firearms safety precautions such as not chambering a round and making sure a weapon has its safety on..

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