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9,800 marijuana plants found on Corps property near Perry Lake

Have you not seen what it takes to maintain a garden like that on TV? 10,000 plants is a lot and covers a large area. That's not one or two plants in the back yard man. Think about the water usage and the means to divert it to the plants. Then there is the chemicals used to fertilize and feed the plants. I haven't seen the area, but imagine it was similar to what you might see on a North California bust. Bottom line, its public ground and its a crime against the public. That large patch of CRP grass or brush thickets or what ever area it was could very well be home to a variety of species. Just because Kansas has an abundance of flat prairie ground, that doesn't mean nothing lives there. If you want to grow dope and not get nailed, best do it well away from public ground. That's just common sense.

September 5, 2014 at 7:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Passenger rail service between Lawrence, western Kansas at risk

I am still trying to figure out why there isn't a rout between KC and Denver.

July 10, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Body found off Kansas Highway 10 identified as 37-year-old shelter resident

Seems to me that the location for the shelter only adds to the plight of those utilizing it. Granted, nothing is free and people should do all they can to avoid having to go to the shelter. That said, the people that do utilize the shelter shouldn't have to worry about walking along side a 4 lane highway into town to look for employment, housing and other opportunities to better their lives. Truth be told, I would bet that the decision to locate the shelter on the outer most realm of Lawrence had more to do with a "Not in my back yard" policy fueled by the wealthy people running the show down town. Talk about sweeping the problem under the rug. My prayers go out to the young man who passed away.

July 9, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City being asked to approve thousands of dollars to address leakage issues at Rock Chalk Park rec center

Hmmmm, No sir, I don't like it. Just in time for the mil levy increase.

July 7, 2014 at 7:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County administrator proposes 3.85 mill levy increase, the highest in his career

Anyone want to take a guess at who is not coming back next year as Douglas County administrator?

July 7, 2014 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Justin Gonzalez found guilty of involuntary manslaughter; his attorney plans appeal

Sorry but Gonzales's life was not in jeopardy that night. He took a cheap shot with a beer bottle and killed a man. I am not at all surprised at this verdict. Doesn't matter what Sardina's history is. Moral of the story, don't do drugs, don't start fights, don't bash people in the head with beer bottles and nothing good happens at 2am in the morning after a keg party.

June 5, 2014 at 8:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defendant Justin Gonzalez: 'I did the only thing I could have done'

I have followed this deal from day one. One of them was a customer of mine. That said I didn't know either man on a personal basis and I for sure was not in attendance for armature night with Sardina and Gonzales. I would say Sardina was in the wrong for initiating the conflict to start with. From what I gather, Sardina had his own set of problems which may have influenced him to act the way he did. Some of you have chastised Sardina for his drug use, and violent nature and I agree there is a problem there. But I challenge anyone, and I mean anyone to do a couple tours in Iraq and not come back changed for the worse. Sardina is not alone. This country has failed its veterans miserably and Sardina may very well have been one. It doesn't make him starting a fight at a party right by no means. But I think there are a lot of misguided opinions here. Right or wrong, Gonzales killed a man using force that was not necessary. Bashing Sardina over the head with a beer bottle is not the only thing he could have done. What he should have done was called the cops and at the very most tried to restrain or break up the fight. Heat of the moment or not, protecting your friend or not Gonzales took a cheap shot and it lead to a young mans death. That's the bottom line. Do I think he should do a hard 40. No, but I don't think he should walk free either. I am quite certain he was every bit as much under the influence as Sardina. The whole story is tragic. You have a young man who survived multiple tours in a hellish war zone only to be killed in what amounts to a bar room brawl. Gonzales is facing jail time and will have to live with the fact that he killed a man over what will amount to nothing for the rest of his life. Gonzales used poor judgment and is guilty of what he is charged with. The Autopsy results are clear. Doesn't matter if Sardina had drugs in his system. Self defense doesn't work, because Gonzales wasn't defending himself. He took it upon himself to be judge, jury and executioner. If anything, Gonzales poured fuel on the fire. Moral of the story is, don't do drugs and nothing good happens at 2 am in the morning after a long night of pounding beers.

June 3, 2014 at 9:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ottawa El Mezcal manager charged with immigration violations

Question. What makes the business practices of the Ottawa El Mezcal any different from any other Mexican restaurant?

September 29, 2013 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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