Archive for April 3rd, 2009

Dumpster weekend for Lenexa residents is April 4-5

Friday, April 3rd, 2009


Dumpster weekend for Lenexa residents is April 4-5

Electronics recycling coincides with dumpster program

Lenexa residents have the opportunity to drop off unwanted items, including electronics for recycling, at the city service center during the annual dumpster weekends. The first dumpster weekend this year will be held Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5.

Fees per load, ranging between $15 and $40, will be collected at the entrance gate. A $10 recycling fee will apply for each CRT monitor and TV that is dropped off. Additional fees also apply for tires and appliances containing Freon.

Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day during dumpster weekend. The service center is located at 7700 Cottonwood Drive (enter from 79th Street by the soccer fields across from Mill Creek Elementary School). Proof of residency will be required at the entrance.

More information about dumpster weekends as well as this year’s curbside pickup is available on the web, or you may call the service center at (913) 477-7880, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Keeping citizens informed.
Lenexa’s newsletter is published bi-monthly.

For more information: Susanne Neely, Communication Coordinator
913-477-7557 •

Computerworld: Accessing a Mac when you don’t know the password

Friday, April 3rd, 2009


March 23, 2009 (Macworld) Reader Sabrina has a common, but potentially delicate, question. It goes a little like this:

I was given my mother’s iMac because she passed away but I don’t know the password. How can I gain access to this Mac?

I suggest this question is a little delicate because you could use the method I’m about to describe to access any Mac. And that may be a problem for parents who want to keep kids out of their stuff (and vice versa). On the other hand, situations such as yours (as well as problems that come up when you purchase a used Mac that hasn’t been properly cleared) invite a response.

That response is this in regard to OS X 10.5: Locate that Mac’s installer disc or a recent OS X installer disc (a Tiger or Leopard disc, for example). Insert that disc into the Mac’s media drive and hold down the keyboard’s C key to boot the Mac from that disc.

Chris Matthews: Does Palin Think McCain is the ‘Anti-Christ?’

Friday, April 3rd, 2009


An offended Chris Matthews, on Thursday night’s Hardball, was so shocked by Sarah Palin’s claim that there wasn’t anybody to pray with on the McCain campaign, that he hurled multiple insults Palin’s way, calling her “a little scary,” and asked if Palin thought McCain was “the Anti-Christ?” Matthews was appalled by Palin’s recent revelation that she had trouble finding someone to pray with before her vice presidential debate and the MSNBC host worried such talk about “The Deity in a political environment” wasn’t “normal.”

NRO: Twitter — Getting Stupider All the Time

Friday, April 3rd, 2009


Stars hire ghost-twitterers:

The famous, of course, have turned to ghostwriters for autobiographies and other acts of self-aggrandizement. But the idea of having someone else write continual updates of one’s daily life seems slightly absurd.

Ya think?

Northwest Johnson County Republican meeting April 6

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

From the NW Johnson County Republicans:

Dear Members and Friends of NWJCR:

This e-mail is to serve as a reminder of our next meeting this coming Monday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Barley’s Brewhaus in Shawnee. It is located at 435 and Midland. We will be meeting in the Wheat Room, just like last time.

You will not want to miss this meeting, as we have have lined up a very impressive lineup of people to discuss life issues facing the state of Kansas, including the recently passed and signed Women’s Right to Know and See Bill, as well as other issues surrounding abortion in Kansas. (more…)

Update from Tim Phillips with AFP

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

From AFP:

Dear Friends,

Today, as I write to you, I am encouraged beyond expectation that we can win this battle to protect our economic freedoms.

Let me explain.

Last night, we held our first ever Pennsylvania Americans for Prosperity grassroots event in Pittsburgh with special guest Joe the Plumber.

The focus: rallying grassroots activists against the job-killing “Card Check” legislation being pushed by President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Big Labor Unions. This terrible legislation will also take the secret ballot away from American workers when the decision is being made as to whether or not their place of employment will be unionized.

At a Radisson Hotel on a Monday evening during rush hour at 5:30pm (no one ever said we’d make it easy!), just over 230 freedom loving grassroots activists turned out to make their voices heard!

These folks were from all walks of life.

Sitting within hand-shaking distance of me during my speech was a fiery World War II veteran who told me he “knew a little about fighting for freedom and he was proud to be fighting for freedom again.” Another lady drove an hour and a half from north east of Pittsburgh to attend the event because she “got our email and decided she had to do something.”

We had company from the other side. Well over 100 union activists showed up waving signs and praising President Obama’s position in support of the job-killing “Card Check” bill. They chanted, jeered and booed through much of our event, but that’s okay.

It’s good for our activists to see up close our opponents who want a bigger government, and frankly, less freedom for American workers.

After the event, person after person told me, “I’m in this fight for the long haul” or “I’ve never gotten involved before but now I am.” One small business owner — he runs a printing business — summed it up best. He said, “Tim, I just want government to leave me alone, to let me run my business and raise my family. But if I want to be left alone I’ve got to get involved and stay involved and that’s what I’m going to do.”

That small business owner is right. If we want the freedom to run our own lives, earn a living, raise our families, in short live the American Dream — then we’ve got to roll up our sleeves and do the “hard work of freedom” or it will be lost.

I believe we’re going to win this “Card Check” battle. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, whose vote we are working to influence through these events in his state, has indicated he will oppose “Card Check” legislation. It looks like we may win the votes of 1 to 3 Democrat Senators as well.

But, we’ve got to keep the pressure on.

Today we’re doing grassroots events in Harrisburg and Philadelphia to further drive home our message that “Card Check” legislation kills jobs and takes the right to a secret ballot away from American workers.

The Senate may take “Card Check” up in the next few weeks. If they do, we’ll alert you to be ready. But, don’t wait for the warning. Contact your Senator today at 202-224-3121. If you need more details on the legislation, go to or visit our website at

By the way, I met a number of folks at the Pittsburgh rally who first got involved through the effort! It was great to hear their stories and to say hello to them. I hope to see you at an event soon!