tongie1 (Kerry Putthoff)

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Retired Lawrence police sergeant saves baby

I have known Sgt Warren for almost thirty years. I would expect no less than this from him. He spent his entire adult life sacrificing for the community and especially the city of Lawrence. People like him set the example for the rest of the community. Giving selflessly without recognition. Now finally, Sgt Warren will get the recognition that he deserves! (although I know he does not think himself a hero, he simply reacted)
I have always been proud to call Mark a close personal friend and I know of at least one person that will grow up knowing that because of Sgt. Warren, they owe their life!
Outstanding job Mark!!! Or should I simply say, "Thanks for being every day Mark!"
If the community knew just a part of what he has done for them, I should be half the person that you are.
Your friend. Kerry

December 24, 2011 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Lawrence, anti-bullying efforts depend on the school

I think you missed my point... I do not agree with bulling what so ever! I am saying that most everyone is bullied at one point in there life. If you have not been, then great for you! You are lucky! My wife also was bullied, threatened with violence and lived the hell that you talk of, so if you think I am condoning this, you are sadly mistaken!

December 13, 2011 at 6:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Lawrence, anti-bullying efforts depend on the school

Ironic as it may seem, Dylan's father and uncle were two of the biggest bullies in the Tonganoxie school district when I was growing up! I remember this explicitly, also being flipped to the ground on one occasion by his uncle when I was very young. I would also add that Dylan did his fair share of bullying also as my son was the victim of his karate laced beating accompanied by his sister at the time. I witnessed this myself! We were at a church function with our two children and they went out to play and were confronted by Dylan and his sister. Dylan was the aggressor early on and when the other kids had enough, he started getting his what for and he didn't like it! Everyone was bullied to some degree in school, it's part of growing up, this is a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black here!

December 13, 2011 at 5:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police chief presses city for rifle program

I would say that the .223 is not small for it's intended purpous. Otherwise the military would not have so many of them.

November 23, 2011 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police chief presses city for rifle program

I could not agree more, however, it is not out of the officers pocket since they are paid by the citizens of the community. They are merely paid in hardware instead of coin. NEVER take a stick to a gunfight!

November 23, 2011 at 8:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislators grill Kan. social services official

The Truth hurts! Good for you Rob for speaking the TRUTH! Keep it up!

November 16, 2011 at 5:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislators grill Kan. social services official

It has been proven time and time again that welfare does not work. I have first hand experience managing rental apartments with this problem. There are individuals that are perfectly capable of working but refuse to work because it is too easy to get free money from US! The government cannot "give" something to someone, unless they first "take" it away from someone else! Teach a man to fish! So the job you can find is not a great one....so what!? Maybe it takes two jobs to make ends meet, there are jobs out there, we just don't want to do that because it is beneath us to work there! I know I have had jobs over the years that I did not like or it was not a prestigious job, but it fed the bulldog! It just makes you work harder to get out of where you are. It used to be that it was beneath us to take welfare, now it is a way of life for some, AND it has become generational! Where else in the world can you be below the poverty level and still have a cell phone, car and cable TV? A hand up is one thing... a hand out is money out of my pocket and I am sick and tired of freeloaders!

November 16, 2011 at 5:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Church leaders ask Kansas Legislature to stay out of illegal immigration reform

Then maybe Alabama farmers ought re-think their payscale! If it is that hard of a job then maybe it is under waged!

November 10, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Church leaders ask Kansas Legislature to stay out of illegal immigration reform

Then we should not have to subsidize the Native Americans then should we!?

November 10, 2011 at 1:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Church leaders ask Kansas Legislature to stay out of illegal immigration reform

That is the problem exactly! I should not have to learn another language because there are ILLEGALS coming into my country! Wake up! I learned spanish because I wanted too, not because I have to! If you want to become a citzen of a country then learn the language of that country! Yes, contrary to what our so called president says, this is an english speaking country! We are also a Christian nation, founded on Christian beliefs. If you don't like it, don't live here!

November 10, 2011 at 1:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )