wissmo (Scott Morgan)

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Two 18-year-olds charged with attempted aggravated robbery; other two suspects in Wednesday pursuit are juveniles

John, Bingo! Yet many folks who claim we need more anti gun laws fail to see this law. They fail to see it due to it not being used in our courts.

August 21, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Farmer faced legal issues over unpaid income taxes while he ran for Lawrence City Commission in 2013; did not disclose

Dorothy, I certainly agree with you. A non profit employee making 60K and I assume he had good benefits to boot. Sounds like he didn't pay many day to day expenses either.

In retirement my life partner and I look to do some good for our fellow man/women. Not Lawrencians anymore, but see the same thing here as with Just Food. Perhaps worse. It seems more and more people just want cash. Others are extremely happy to have services and tangible items. Loose bookkeeping plus cash is a recipe for theft. Especially in hard times, cash seems to bring the worst out of some folks.

Not scientific, but it seems the real hardcore charities, which we define by how many paid employees they have are often the groups which accept all donations. Hardcore defined as putting real effort into the charity. Often they keep paid employees to the minimum.

So, in agreement Dorothy, no more cash and we will deal with hauling food items, student backpacks, and all the other things folks need. We also found a cool way to give is find out young families needing a leg up and without giving our names pay their electric bills. Churches are a great place to learn names and addresses.

August 18, 2015 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to act next week on naming mayor, filling vacant seat

Maybe it would be best for Lawrence to simply do the Chicago thing. Most of Chicago, including many middle to low middle class neighborhoods are crime free, trains work, roads are in excellent shape, police are happy, schools are fine, and actually pretty nice place to live.

Chicago simply ignores the corrupt government as the cost for the above.

August 15, 2015 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just Food board delays answering questions or providing documents about agency

Yes, what do these board folks do? Sure seem like a group who could give advice on taxes, if asked. I did have the pleasure of listening to a plea for money from Farmer 3 years ago.

Normally our guest speakers are directly from United Way. My memory is long and remember the United Way salary scandal from years ago. Have worked with them recently and feel they have changed their ways.

Farmer's talk 3 years ago went way over the time limit, and if memory serves mentioned cash donations so often it became offensive. Cash/Check, but no food. Money, money money. Yes, he is a talented speaker.

In fairness, I've heard this food pantry speech several times now from many organizations. It seems the agency purchases food items more cheaply than we plebeians can. On the other hand, it seems to me having actual food donations works well too.

August 14, 2015 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City: Former mayor used government credit card for personal expenses, claiming his own cards had been 'compromised'

Please remove Public Servant from all dictionaries. The concept is dead. Bill and Hillary Clinton when leaving office....We just don't know what to do, we are broke. Yes, The Great Pres. Ron and all others have enjoyed the benefits of a post presidential life.

So, why try to hide the facts?

But...

When did small town mayors with little real power begin the money grab? Oh, a question. What in the world was going on in Washington needing hizzhonor?

August 13, 2015 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Teachers are key to education progress

Why not raise the pay for nurses? An RN can and does earn 40-50 bucks an hour or more working PRN. Regular employment in some areas is 25-35 an hour.

August 12, 2015 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite children's book?

Hardy Boys Adventures.....and oddly Reader's Digest shortened books. Grandparents left copies in guest rooms. No games or tele in bedrooms, so one read.

August 12, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

West Lawrence restaurant plans major expansion; details on a Ninth and New Hampshire mishap; Kansas school system gets high ranking

Always been a fact, Kansas has a great public education system. Small schools = better education.

July 30, 2015 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback calls for better National Guard security, defends Kansas teacher pay with fuzzy math

Brownback was correct, but didn't state the real difference in KS/MO teaching salaries. Kansas teachers will receive full Social Security upon retirement. Missouri instructors will not. Also a little known kick in the knee.

In Mizzu say a man teaches 30 years. He will not receive any if maybe a small amount of Social Security after 62. (odd jobs, working part time at the Mini Mart for instance) If he is married to a heavy hitter Social Security earner, and she passes away, he will not take one thin dime of her Social Security.

The money is gone, forever, poof, nada gone gone gone. Check it out...true. Anybody out there who doesn't need 2500.00 a month in Social Security?

Rather teach in Mizzu or Kansas?

July 26, 2015 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What was your first job?

Digging sassafras roots, then cutting the smallish tree into 2 inch sections. The roots were sold for tea, the sectioned tree sold to make little cute Ozark touristo junk.

July 17, 2015 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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