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Editorial: Shelter support

Get out now while you still can because if this "loan" is made, the funding game is over. Some times amputation is the only way to save your life. Cut them off.

September 24, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?

How many accidental injuries and deaths have you heard about? We are talking about the United States only. Other countries use intimidation with more severe penalties for crimes committed than the US to control crimes.

September 19, 2013 at 8:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?

Crime statistics for Lawrence, Kansas: 2002 through 2011

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-...

September 19, 2013 at 7:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?

Lesser Person?

September 19, 2013 at 7:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Just asking: Is America crazy?

Crime is down because the people now have guns. Gun purchases by citizens has lowered the crime rate. Criminals are doing less crime because of the fear of armed citizens. Does that make sense to you?

September 19, 2013 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

"Truthfully, if you turn this down, I'm not sure what we will do," Joe Baker, the treasurer for the shelter's nonprofit board, told commissioners. What do you think this means?

September 18, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

Jafs , while you are feeling so good about this, get your checkbook out and make a big donation.

September 18, 2013 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

If the bank won't refinance at 5% for a short term, why would the city make the loan at 2% for 15 years and include low payments with a balloon and no collateral? Something doesn't smell right here.

September 18, 2013 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

"He said an outright mortgage with the city may send the wrong message to the shelter's base of donors." Well now, if you want to send the right message to the base of donors, tell them this: You wanted to support this money pit so dig deeper in your pockets and donate another $750 thousand, and be quick about it before their next money request comes out.

September 18, 2013 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City voices support for $725k loan to shelter but wants further discussion of terms

This sounds like a Nigerian Scam and the City Commission is buying it hook, line and sinker. There is no way the shelter can maintain it's services and pay back a (loan?) of any amount. It will never be able to secure enough funds for operation, so how is it going to pay off a loan? It wouldn't surprise me to see it move out in the middle of the night after the City writes a check for $750,000. A full audit of finances and operation is called for before 1 penny of tax payer funds is given out. This shelter will soon be consuming the entire United Fund Budget.

September 18, 2013 at 8:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )