Lynn731 (Charles L Bloss Jr)


Comment history

Publicly traded firm buys Lawrence-based engineering company; Holiday Inn closing banquet area for renovations; city to consider adding police dogs to force

I am in favor of either LPD or the DG County Sheriff starting a K9 program. When I was a deputy sheriff in SN county, we had numerous fake calls about a bomb in the courthouse. Each time the courthouse had to be evacuated, and a KHP dog had to be called because neither our office or the TPD had a bomb dog. This resulted in much down time for county employees that still were being paid. After the 1993 Federal Courthouse bombings and murder, commissioners placed a deputy and a Sgt. full time in the SN county courthouse. I requested to be assigned to the courthouse, and was. After a year or two, more deputies were sent over to operate the x-ray machines that had been operated by a private security company. When this was done the county bought a bomb dog, which was handled by a deputy. Now the dog and handler patrol the courthouse and grounds around it regularly. The first dog acquired has been retired and a replacement bought. K 9 dogs are invaluable in law enforcement, for many uses, drugs, finding lost or missing persons, bomb detection, etc.

January 31, 2015 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New two-lane Wakarusa roundabout may be a little confusing at first, but it's safer, city official says

I hate all roundabouts. It will be a long time before I try a multi-lane one, I can already see the potential for accidents in it.

January 28, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 63, sentenced to 18 years after confessing to sexual encounters with 11-year-old boy

This could have a real detrimental impact on the victim. He will have to have years of therapy, and his innocence was taken away. I think the sentence should have been life without parole.

January 24, 2015 at 7:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Looking at Lecompton again

This is the second article recently in the JW about Lecompton, and they are both good. I have lived near this small town for about 35 years. My wife and I were married in the beautiful chapel at the Territorial Capital Museum. We lived here when we both worked in Topeka. There are nice friendly people here, and I have many friends I have made over the years. Lecompton has two great museums, and has historical significance dating to at least before the civil war. What more could anyone ask of a small town.

January 20, 2015 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Statehouse: Issues to watch in 2015

I do not want money taken from my retirement fund, K, P, & F, a division of KPERS. I also do not want a private company running it. Leave my retirement alone.

January 12, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Not so fast

I agree, this position is a waste of taxpayer money. Money that would be much better spent on law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services. Such as a defibrillator in every sheriff, police, fire and ambulance vehicle, which could save a lot of lives. Or a taser and body cam for every law enforcement officer. Use that money for something that will really benefit every citizen, whether they are interested in arts or not.

January 9, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police: Wanted man threatens officers with knife at Wal-Mart

That arrest took exceptional self control on the part of these officers, I congratulate them !!

January 9, 2015 at 7:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Show of support

All of our law enforcement agencies in DG county have my strongest support. We are fortunate to have such fine officers protecting us. God Bless all of you.

January 7, 2015 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schumm files for re-election on Lawrence City Commission

Bob has been a good friend for many years. I think he has done a good job as city commissioner. There is no way to please everyone all the time, and the people of Lawrence apparently like to argue about most everything. In spite of all this Bob has more patience than I would, and I think he has done an exceptional job. You have our support, Bob.You would have our votes, too, but we live outside of Lawrence.

January 7, 2015 at 2:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New arts and culture director leaving Lawrence after three months on job

Another waste of Lawrence taxpayer dollars.

December 31, 2014 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )