magnus (Paul Geisler)


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KU law graduate guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Missouri, sentenced to 120 days in prison

I agree that 120 days in jail seems pretty weak for his careless disregard for another's life but I'm not sure what the solution is for that because I also believe in giving people a second chance to do good with their lives. However, what is often overlooked in regard to such short jail/prison sentences is the likelihood of him serving a much longer prison sentence if he violates any of the restrictions imposed during his 5 years of probation. If he violates ANY of those conditions a judge can impose a prison sentence instead of continuing his probation.

And if he was that drunk and still chose to drive he may very well have some serious drinking issues, in which case his chances of avoiding all alcohol for the next 5 years seems pretty slim. I wish him the very best in that regard and hope he can turn his life around, but no matter what he does, for the rest of his life he will have to live with the fact that he took away another person's life, a parent's child, etc.

" He will also be required to abide by probation conditions, including refraining from consuming alcohol, attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and community service. After the 120 days in prison, prosecutors will ask that Domsch be placed on probation for five years."

June 7, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Black Flag -- 06/06/13 at Granada

It's great to see that Greg Ginn is still playing some Black Flag tunes but the whole idea behind punk rock is lost with ticket prices of $25/$30 for just two bands, especially when Greg plays in both bands and Henry Rollins isn't the vocalist. I think I paid $5 to see the original Black Flag and a few opening bands play in Topeka in `85, and punk shows at the Outhouse used to be even cheaper, like 5 bands for $4 or $5 .

June 6, 2013 at 2:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansans paying 2nd highest state sales tax in nation on groceries

Many Minnesotans joke about it being the Commonwealth of Minnesota because taxes are higher but the fine citizens of Minnesota receive many benefits that are made possible by that extra tax revenue. When I moved back to Kansas from Minnesota I had a great job that paid very well, and with regular overtime I made almost as much as I have been making working at KU since I received a promotion 3 years ago, but it took me 6 years just to get BACK to the level of earnings I had left behind in Minnesota! But with inflation and skyrocketing gas prices in reality I'm actually earning less than I did 10 years ago, and we have a second child to support on that income. I don't miss the winters but I do miss Minnesota's very healthy job market, great health care, their very active outdoor way of life, etc! And one more comment about the sales tax issue. MN doesn't tax most clothing that you buy either, and the lack of sales tax on food & clothing for a family of four does make a big difference.

May 30, 2013 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansans paying 2nd highest state sales tax in nation on groceries

When we lived in Minnesota unprepared foods which is most of what you buy at the grocery store are exempt from sales tax, but prepared foods like at a restaurant are still taxed.
And Minnesota doesn't charge sales tax on most clothing either! Which all makes a big difference for low & middle-income households!

May 29, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Expanding rooftop garden at KU Union provides herbs, vegetables for campus

That's a great idea which I totally support and look forward to enjoying personally when I eat at the Union but I hope they don't restrict access to that part of the Union! I love taking my boys up to the 6th floor and stepping outside onto the rooftop patio to enjoy the view of KU's beautiful campus! The previous herb garden was housed behind a locked gate to the north of where they are standing in the photo.

May 17, 2013 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback to tour in support of his higher education budget

What a bunch of phony baloney from Gov. Brownslack! Orchestrating cuts to K-12 & Higher Ed via the Republican-led legislature and then saying on national TV that he's done all this wonderful (wacky) tax stuff in Kansas without having to make any funding cuts to education was an outright lie! And since he doesn't agree with the ruling in January from the judicial panel who confirmed what is sufficient State funding for education he wants to strip them of their authority and leave it up the State legislators! And now he wants to do a higher-ed tour in Kansas to garner support for his budget plan but he doesn't even have the guts to come to Lawrence to speak at the University of Kansas! Guess this dark spiritual area is too much for him to handle!

April 15, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Bill would require KU to play Wichita State University in basketball

ESU & Washburn played exhibition/pre-season games against KU this year so if anything that's all that WSU should receive for a match-up with KU. And did you see the score the last time the two teams met? I don't think that would make for a very exciting basketball game.......especially for the WSU fans!

February 5, 2013 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Construction worker critically injured in fall at Eudora building site

I guess we can count on consumer1 to continue asking this ridiculous question every time someone in or near Lawrence is injured. Fortunately I see someone has already answered this question appropriately.

January 30, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illinois woman receives one year of probation in case where children were bound and blindfolded in parking lot

I think that both of the defendants deserve jail time but it's not Judge Paula Martin's fault that the prosecutors plea-bargained with her down to 3 MISDEMEANOR charges of child endangerment. One year of probation for 3 misdemeanor charges seems pretty reasonable even though the potential outcome of that situation in the Walmart parking lot could have been a whole lot worse.

Please quit blaming judges for functioning within their parameters when the laws for child abuse aren't adequate enough and start asking your state representatives why child endangerment laws are misdemeanors.

January 16, 2013 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boy Scout 'perversion files' have 14 Kansas cases

If you are a heterosexual man does that mean you like to have sex with little girls? Probably not, right? So why would you assume that homosexual men would like to have sex with little boys? Pedophiles like to have sex with children; boys & girls. Homosexuals like to have sex with men. And lesbians like to have sex with women. See the difference? This is about adults with authority covering up criminal behavior against young boys in order to preserve the sanctity of the Boy Scouts of America. And it is shameful & pathetic!

October 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )