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Eudora man faces animal cruelty charges in Osage County

Angel, I'm glad, for your sake, that your experience has been different. However, you're not done renting from him yet, so your story may change. My hunch is that he's getting something from your family in return ...maybe your husband takes care of his rentals or repairs for him? This man only is nice when he can save money or make money. He pays his property manager a pittance. I could go into more details regarding the terrible situation we moved into with our three children, but I don't want to give away my identity. In my opinion, this man has the potential to be dangerous and based on my experience, is very deceitful. If you don't believe me, just check the Douglas County court records. I wish I had done that before I rented from him.

As for you, Igby, my family is not scum -- far from it. We rented a nice home from him and were never late on our rent. Our mistake was that we were too naive and trusting. Salah can come across as a congenial, caring person, but he's not. It's all show for whatever benefit he can gain.

June 6, 2010 at 11:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eudora man faces animal cruelty charges in Osage County

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June 4, 2010 at 11:23 p.m. ( )

Family members looking for 13-year-old boy

How freaking scary to have your child gone this long. I have a 13-year old of my own and can't imagine not knowing where he's at for six hours -- let alone six days. My heart goes out to this family! Many prayers are being said for his safe return.

June 4, 2010 at 10:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence husband and wife arrested in connection with rape of two girls

Actually, it's a "moot" point -- as in no longer applicable or relevent.

June 2, 2010 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence husband and wife arrested in connection with rape of two girls

I understand LJW's policy, but you can access public records through the DGSO website. Look at the booking recap. You can see who was booked and the charges filed.

June 2, 2010 at 3:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

For teen mom, a lifetime of responsibility comes with new baby

I wish I had more time to rebut many of the negative, judgmental comments being made toward this young mother. However, I do have time for one ...

It seems that most of the posts have overlooked the most innocent victim in this discourse. A beautiful, baby boy who is full of innocence and wonder at this stage of his life. Even though the statistics are grim, all any child truly needs are te basic necessities of life (food, shelter, medical care), unconditional love, and a supportive, nurturing environment. Thankfully, the mother has already proven that these things are important to her and thank goodness there are agencies out there willing to assist in any way they can.

No matter what opinion you may have about the mother, it is important not to miss the point. There is a child at stake. One who does not have a voice and who needs all the support he can get. Arguing about what should've been done is a moot point. It's more constructive to offer support, training, and yes, if necessary, whatever government resources are available to assist in providing this child an opportunity to succeed. He deserves it.

March 1, 2010 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

From teenager to mother

I wish I had more time to rebut many of the negative, judgmental comments being made toward this young mother. However, I do have time for one ...

It seems that most of the posts have overlooked the most innocent victim in this discourse. A beautiful, baby boy who is full of innocence and wonder at this stage of his life. Even though the statistics are grim, all any child truly needs are the basic necessities of life (food, shelter, medical care), unconditional love, and a supportive, nurturing environment. Thankfully, the mother has already proven that these things are important to her and thank goodness there are agencies out there willing to assist in any way they can.

No matter what opinion you may have about the mother, it is important not to miss the point. There is a child at stake. One who does not have a voice and who needs all the support he can get. Arguing about what should've been done is a moot point. It's more constructive to offer support, training, and yes, if necessary, whatever government resources are available to assist in providing this child an opportunity to succeed. He deserves it.

March 1, 2010 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parents ponder ending support to adult children

imastinker ~ You and your family are truly blessed to have such wise parents. They are a good example of what I met in my previous post about giving a "hand up" rather than a "hand out." So many teenagers and young adults seem to be entitled and believe that "mom and dad" means "give me more."

You and your wife are shining examples of responsibility, accountability, gratefulness and appreciation. I'm sure that you will pass these traits on to your children, as well, as your parents have done with you.

December 10, 2009 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney General's office undecided on death penalty in Burlingame quadruple homicide

While I agree that there may be disparities in divorce proceedings that deserve to be reviewed, I think the details as to why "men tend to go completely nuts" has more to do with their emotional and psychological wiring under stressful situations, whether it is divorce, death of a loved one, job termination, etc.

I tend to think the traumatic event will cause the emotional response, but the action they choose to take in order to deal with the response lies solely with the individual.

December 10, 2009 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parents ponder ending support to adult children

agilla~
Sounds like your son knows what buttons to push. He knows that you love him and don't want to see him struggle. I'm sure he plays on this and to some extent probably believes it himself. When you rescue him to the level that you have, you are also reinforcing the perception he has of himself. Express confidence in his ability to fend for himself -- even before he's earned it. He may start believing it or at a minimum be forced to find it, because you've quit rescuing him from his own choices.

As parents, we aren't raising children. We're actually raising adults.

December 10, 2009 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )