debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)


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A look at the 10 Kansas inmates on death row

The death penalty is legal in Kansas, since it was reinstated in 1994. They just have not executed anyone since 1965.

June 11, 2016 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rising enrollment at Free State High School displaces theater classes

So we maintain the black box theater to be exclusively for theater and have other classes in other less desirable spaces like hallways, stages, cafeteria,etc.

May 20, 2016 at 7:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Lawrence mayor and Parks and Recreation advisory board member Sue Hack and current mayor Mike

Both are equally offensive. I have asked people many times to put out their cigarettes because I didn't want to inhale their filthy habit, and their response was "It's public property" and kept right on puffing. At least now there's a regulation to back me up. Also, I don't think I will experience any physical harm if I step in dog poop.

April 4, 2016 at 6:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former Lawrence mayor and Parks and Recreation advisory board member Sue Hack and current mayor Mike

I don't think this is intended for those folks walking through an empty park, but for the inconsiderate jerks who light up at ball games, band concerts, etc.

April 3, 2016 at 9:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Financially struggling homeless shelter not living up to management plan

Just last night my friends were awakened at 3:00 an intoxicated KU student who had flopped over their fence and couldn't get up. It took 2 police officers and EMS to remove him from their property. So it's not only shelter guests that cause problems in neighborhoods. And these students aren't from Lawrence/Douglas County either. Where's the public outcry about them??? When was the last time some of the complainers volunteered at the shelter , to fill the vacant positions that have been cut? If everyone volunteered once a week, there would be no staff shortages.

February 28, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

I thought of this myself. If I were in his shoes, I'd give it a try.

February 14, 2016 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Neighbors of homeless shelter to meet with officials to discuss problems, concerns

The same could be said for KU students, and more.

February 7, 2016 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jury selection begins in quadruple murder in Kansas

If they sentence him to the death penalty, there is no way they can carry it out quickly. The appeals process is so long and expensive -- cheaper to just sentence him to life.

January 31, 2016 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

16-year-old murder suspect Jaered Long pleads not guilty to killing his grandmother

Anyone who has raised troubled children will be able to relate to this on a whole different level. Its sad for everyone involved -- of course the person who lost her life and those close to her, but also for this young boy and those who care about him.

January 1, 2016 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Volunteers share holiday cheer for Community Christmas Dinner

I'm not sure what this post is all about, but the reason I was eating in an office is because it's where I answer the phone calls from people ordering meals or with other questions. From that vantage point, when I'm not on the phone, I get the privilege of greeting every single guest and volunteer that comes in.

December 25, 2015 at 9:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )