debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)


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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 )

Audit: Lawrence Community Shelter financial problems caused by 'difficult financial environment'

The city and county should be funding the Shelter.

December 8, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School Tours: Lawrence College and Career Center doesn't look like a school — by design

Depends on who the greeter was. Having worked in this district for many years, Dr. Doll is one of the most visible superintendents.

September 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lions stand tall in football City Showdown

He has already committed to North Dakota.

September 20, 2015 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )