debengstrom (Deb Engstrom)


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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 )

Lawrence mayor's status unknown as City Commission OKs $207 million budget

I was involved on the Board of a non-profit that also neglected to pay payroll taxes for budgetary reasons (just didn't have the extra money). We worked out a plan with IRS and got them paid . The executive director was not vilified and we moved forward. Unless there is something more than just the payroll taxes, this is a tempest in a teapot.

August 12, 2015 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mayor resigns as director of Just Food; nonprofit has $50K in unpaid taxes; divorce deposition alleges past mismanagement

As Mayor, he doesn't handle the City's money, so there shouldn't be a problem. He can still be mayor and do a good job.

August 11, 2015 at 7:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Family wakes to find allegedly drunken stranger sleeping on their sofa; auto burglary on Colorado Street; update on dog wounded by shotgun

That happened to me a few years ago because the person was so drunk he thought he was locked out of his own house. When I got to the front of the house, he was passed out on my couch. I didn't even call the police. My neighbor fixed the door.

August 1, 2015 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )