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Wichita State gives Kansans somebody to cheer for

Xenophon...I sure hope you aren't eating these days because I'm willing to bet someone from "Silo Tech" helped process or make your food. Unless of course you have lowered yourself to farmer status and raise your own food. Sorry city boy but without those Agriculture majors you wouldn't have your Wonderbread. I know at least three KSU grad who are working for major food processing companies. Don't use flour, don't eat any meat, in fact most of your veggies are off limits too. So maybe you should be thanking those Ag majors so you can eat and drink. Way to be as stuck up as most people think Jayhawks are.

March 22, 2006 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Money-saving move blasted as harmful to children

Let me just say I agree and disagree with most of what has been said. Each of you have brought valuable insight and points to the table. I agree that standing on a street corner screaming at hurting women as they either enter or exit an abortion clinic is a poor choice. I regret that many of those screaming claim Christ and call themselves Christians. I personally am pro-life but you won't see me picketing, I do approve adoption over abortion because as badger said most adoptive families are looking to adopt babies. Those kids could have a better life, or just life, most babies never see a group home or foster home because the waiting list is so long of people wanting to adopt those children.

Now that's not to say we need to leave these kids who entered the system at 4 or 5 hanging. And I agree that Christians need to step up and do what God has commanded them to do in caring for the orphans and widows. (James 1:27) But that being said we all have a responsibility, now badger and everyone else if you are really so concerned about these kids maybe you should look into some of the mentorship programs that exist in town. I know the agency I worked for had a mentor program where they paired you with one of the kids and you got to hang out with them and talk with them about what's going on. Of course this requires a couple hours of training, but it's worth it. And the only condition is you have to be over 18.

Let me answer the question before it is asked. Yes I have cared for many of the kids that have been discussed. I worked in a group home for three years I currently still mentor four foster kids. Though I am not able to adopt yet...if I am ever blessed with marriage I hope to adopt these at risk kids, most likely pre-teens and teens that spend their life in multiple group homes with no stability.

March 2, 2006 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agent: Design helped fire's spread

well put badger

February 24, 2006 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agent: Design helped fire's spread

Look at intent not results.

Under the criminal law of most states, arson is committed when a person intentionally burns almost any kind of structure or building, not just a house or business. Many states recognize differing degrees of arson, based on such factors as whether the building was occupied and whether insurance fraud was intended.

In order for someone to be found guilty of first degree murder the government must prove that the person killed another person; the person killed the other person with malice aforethought; and the killing was premeditated.

To kill with malice aforethought means to kill either deliberately and intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.

Premeditation means with planning or deliberation. The amount of time needed for premeditation of a killing depends on the person and the circumstances. It must be long enough, after forming the intent to kill, for the killer to have been fully conscious of the intent and to have considered the killing.

February 24, 2006 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Agent: Design helped fire's spread

I understand this was a poor decision on the part of Mr. Rose. And though it is most likely true that he had resources available to him and "knew the system" it is also highly likely that the system failed him time and time again. I used to work in the foster care system and I know how slow they are to react to anything as well as the poor decisions that are made in regards to the children and even more so those that have left foster care. Most likely Mr. Rose wasn't in a frame of mind to think (like most of us) I need help I'm going to start a fire. With these kids it's usally a react not a logical progression of how do I deal with this. I think it was an accident and I'm sorry for those that died. I don't know Mr. Rose but I do know many foster kids like him. And based on that I don't think he intended to harm anyone and most likely regrets that people got hurt and even more that some died.

February 24, 2006 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )