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So long everyone!

No way in hell I'm posting here with my real name. That's suicide in this town.

I think I began posting here back in 2000 or so. One of the 'originals'...but once they got rid of the old forum and went with the 'Speak Out' it pretty much killed commentary anyway.

It's been an interesting decade+. I wish you all good luck.


October 9, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin shuts out Spring Hill to remain unbeaten

Wow...I've never seen this before. I'd like to see the article - hint on the topic?

(P.S. It's 'cite' not 'site')

October 3, 2013 at 7:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin board selects Kansas City, Mo., developer's proposal to purchase, redevelop Chapel Street properties

You know, the whole 'Everyone else is doing it' didn't fly with my parents and it shouldn't be the basis for this argument either. Using that logic is what brought us kids wearing pants around their ankles and the current trend of wearing black socks with shoes in shorts. (Horrifying by the way. lol.)

It's one of the arguments they use for raising tuition - "Everyone else raised tuition, so should we!" and "Our peer institutions raised their tuition 7% but we ONLY raised ours 6.5%. You should be thanking us!!!"

Like so many other things it's about money. The University built these facilities and in order for them to avoid losing their shirt they force students to live there. But really there's nothing anyone can do about it (as we've found out over the years) and there's enough people willing to pay it so I guess it doesn't matter.

October 2, 2013 at 7:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin board selects Kansas City, Mo., developer's proposal to purchase, redevelop Chapel Street properties

I've never understood how Baker can get away with demanding students live in their housing. There is no competition in that case, and students are paying whatever Baker decides is 'fair'.

I like Baker and all, but I'm not sure I'd be inclined to let them dictate my living arrangements when they're already gouging me for $20k+ a year in tuition.

September 25, 2013 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Progress made on problems plaguing Baldwin High School iPad connectivity

This idea is going to end up costing WAY more than they think it will.

September 19, 2013 at 9:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas regents offer to freeze tuition for $36 million in restored cuts

How touching that they want to keep tuition ridiculously out of reach for most people.

I guess we should be thanking them for the fact that tuition has 'only' gone up over 400 percent above inflation in the last 30 years.

August 15, 2013 at 8:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Televison history buffs dig Black Jack Battlefield

It's a crying shame that they probably didn't find much.

Back in the 70s a metal-detecting club from Lawrence hit the place hard and pretty-much stripped it.

They may have had better luck at 'Fletcher's Farm' which is a couple of miles west of Baldwin and south about a mile. The field there is the site of a rear-guard clash between Quantrill's men and pursuing Union cavalry. I obtained permission from the owner to metal-detect there 15 years ago, but it's tough to cover 400 acres by yourself so I didn't last very long.

My bet is whatever they found was interesting, but there wasn't much of it.

Here's the article from the Signal from May of 2006:

August 14, 2013 at 12:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Valentine reflects on Shrine Bowl, looks ahead to K-State

I've been in Baldwin for a while and I don't remember any other Division I football signings. Can anyone name one?

I remember talking to a parent involved in getting the Youth and Junior High football programs underway and he said that Coach Berg had told him that without those Baldwin would never get a Division I player.

In any case, congratulations and good luck.

August 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin High School coach selected to hall of fame

One of the best.

The thing that struck me when he coached Junior High Girls basketball was that he adapted his system to the players he had, rather than try to jam them into his system. Never saw a square peg being hammered into a round hole with him.

Well deserved.

July 1, 2013 at 11:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )