KansasTwister (Fred Vance)


Comment history

What’s the most you’ve ever spent to buy a pet?

I got a goldendoodle for $900, and she is worth every penny!!!!

May 19, 2015 at 7:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback is proposing raising taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to balance the state budget. What do you think?

I encourage an increase in the "sin" taxes. They are destructive, costly forces in our community and society. If these products were new to the market place today they couldn't even get FDA approval because of the impact on life and health.

January 17, 2015 at 6:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How do you feel about stores being open on Thanksgiving?

Perfect, Bob. I feel exactly like you!!!

November 27, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What store or retailer should the city try to attract for new development in South Lawrence?

Costco would be a very nice draw from the area. Chuey's restaurant would be good, too.

October 16, 2014 at 4:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Charlie Weis be fired?

I agree with cleaning house top to bottom. Charlie has often over committed and his teams under performed. Charlie wants us to give him September which sounds like he has given up on October and November. I am tired of the embarrassing losses. There has only been a slight improvement so far this year, but not enough to salvage much. I will give Charlie the month of September, and after that if we are still losing I shall not attend another football game until we are at less playing .500 ball.

September 16, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Ron, I am more aware of Joplin, Greensburg, Andover, and tornado facts than you'll ever know. And you forgot several more F5s (OK City) that were just as destructive and deadly. Handbook? I was traveling and never knew about a handbook. We were on the 9th floor of a hotel, and I dare say that the earthquake was over before we got to the 1st floor to get out. I agree about the building structures are the major problem in earthquakes and a tornado. The fact is 99% of the fatalities of any tornado are probably preventable. People have to be aware of their surroundings, alerts, watches, warns, and have a safe place to go. Proper precautions save lives.

September 8, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever experienced an earthquake?

Yes, while on a trip to California. We were near Los Angeles on October 16, 1999 when the 7.1 Twenty-nine Palms earthquake hit. At the time, it was the second strongest since the big San Francisco earthquake. Even the tremors were very, very strong. I actually saw water jumping out of the swimming pool at the hotel. I prefer a tornado over an earthquake because you can usually see a tornado coming and take cover!!!

September 8, 2014 at 5:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite memory of this summer?

Our trip to England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

September 3, 2014 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )