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New home sought for stray cat who was trapped and shot twice

Before the lynch mob gets started, here are a few facts. Mr. Wilkins is 73 years old, with poor eyesight. He had the traps due to opossum and racoons invading his trash. Isn't it just possible that he thought he was shooting a wild animal and not a cat that someone should have at least had a tag on if it was a pet. Seems to me that would be the responsible thing to do!

June 9, 2011 at 7:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Klansman convicted in 1996 of murder in Jefferson County up for parole

Are you on some sort of medication? I have lived in Jefferson County for over 40 years and I don't think you know what you are talking about. Name one group that you designate as Hatfield - Mccoy. I would also like to know how you have figured out that the area is populated by Scots - Irish (you drink scotch, it is not a race). If you look at the crime rate in Jefferson County, it has a considerably smaller ratio of citizens/violent crimes than Lawrence does.

February 7, 2011 at 1:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Klansman convicted in 1996 of murder in Jefferson County up for parole

If you are talking about the stuff that sr80, RoeDapple and the others are writing, I just believe that is their innate stupidity coming out. Some people feel the need to make fun of others just to make them feel better about themselves. All I can say is that if I ever find myself in the sort of situation Mr. Wilkins is in, I hope to God that I have the love and support he seems to have from his family. Whatever happened to "Don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes"?
And to all the others making fun of Jefferson County, not all of us are uneducated rednecks, so please keep your nasty little comments to yourself! Thank you!

February 7, 2011 at 1:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missing story

amen to that, SeaFox!

February 4, 2011 at 4:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missing story

i agree with ms. guy. it did happen, even if it was 25 years ago, and the seven who died deserved to be remembered, even if it was just a few lines in the "news from 25 years ago" section. i still remember what i was doing when i heard about it, but i imagine that most of you who commented probably weren't even born yet, or you wouldn't be so callous about it. it is okay to comment with your view points, you just don't have to be rude to do so. must be ku students or alumni.

February 4, 2011 at 3:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hateful voices

Thank you, Tuschkahouma, for getting that point across. My grandfather and his brothers were forced into Haskell during that time, and ran away repeatedly so they could be themselves, Native American.

January 6, 2011 at 6:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hateful voices

That's easy to say when you're not Native. Some years back the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma was trying to start a casino out at the Woodlands. It would make sense and would have bailed out the Woodlands financially. The Sac & Fox Tribes, who already have a casino didn't want the competition and pressured the governor to deny it. Then, the tribe from Oklahoma, who is only in Oklahoma because the government laid claim to the land the tribe developed (now known as Kansas City, where did you think the name Wyandotte County came from?) and said here, you can have this dead, barren ground to live on. When the Wyandottes tried to lay claim to land by the airport, Sibelius told them to give up their claim forever and there would be land made available by the racetrack. So, they did, and guess what. That land was offered to the Sac & Fox! Her reasoning was because the Wyandottes weren't "Kansas" Indians. What a crock! Guess what! At one time, most of the land that is now downtown Lawrence was owned by a Wyandotte Indian.

January 6, 2011 at 6:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hateful voices

Drunken Indians is a stupid stereotype anyway. I am Native American, and have 3 to 4 beers a year, so we are not all drunks. Check the statistics and see how many drunk driving incidents in Lawrence are caused by Indians. It will be pretty low. I have been in 2 car accidents in Lawrence, and it has been a wealthy, white KU student that has hit me both times.

January 6, 2011 at 6:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hateful voices

It'll never happen, gbulldog, because it makes too much sense, and would benefit everyone.

January 6, 2011 at 6:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )