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KSN: Council gives first-round approval to pit bull ordinance

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

KSN:

WICHITA, Kansas – Pit bulls are the target of a proposed city ordinance. The city council gave first-round approval Tuesday to a new law that would limit the number of pit bulls a person could own.

Thanksgiving morning 2007, a one-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull. The attack was so bad; surgeons had to re-attach the toddler’s scalp.

Peterjohn asks the tough questions in Wichita

Friday, March 6th, 2009

KSN:

The county will put up almost $200,000 for the program, which was already figured into this year’s budget. The city will contribute the same amount. Supporters say its money will go a long way to ending chronic homelessness in the Wichita area.

County commissioners heard high praises for Housing First. The program will provide apartments to the homeless. By the end of the year, 64 people could be off the streets and in permanent homes.

And:

“We could keep doing what we’ve always done, and let that population grow and affect the downtown and our society or we could try these new models, I think they are going to work,” said Commissioner Tim Norton.

But not everyone agreed. Commissioner Karl Peterjohn voted against funding because the program does not require addiction treatment or offer medical help for mental illness.

“My experience as an economist that if you provide incentives, and you provide negative incentives for misbehavior or improper behavior, you will get more of it,” said Peterjohn.

KFL on still-unresolved case with illegal late-term abortions

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

From KFL:

Judge Clark Owens rejects the motion to dismiss the charges against Tiller.

About a year ago, Tiller’s attorneys made a motion to dismiss all the charges against Dr. George Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist in Wichita.  The attorneys called witness after witness including two former Attorneys General.  They questioned every document and questioned every witness until all options were exhausted.  They made several implications, innuendos, and suppositions about the charges trying to detract from the actual evidence.

Judge Clark Owens listened patiently to all the witnesses and all the arguments.  Seldom did he overrule an objection and actually extended extra time to Tiller’s attorneys when they requested it.  Judge Owens studied voluminous documents.

The result:  The highest paid attorneys, working for the infamous George Tiller, presenting their best case and bringing all their powerful influence; could not get the charges dismissed.  The Rule of Law is still alive in Sedgwick County.

Tiller will be going to trial.

AND he will be tried on the evidence and the merits of the case – period.

Finally, be aware that Tiller’s attorneys do not want the real evidence submitted to the Court, so we are sure there will be many more objections, appeals, and other antics designed to delay the inevitable.

But today, we thank God for Judge Owens’ ruling.

USD 259 now ‘diverse,’ but can students read and multiply?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

On paper, Wichita governnment-run schools don’t discriminate based on “culture” or “socioeconomic status” — that won’t affect the wealthy, because they can afford private schools.

From KSN in Wichita:

The Wichita school board adopted three new diversity policies that now include sexual orientation in its language.

One policy reads: “The Wichita public schools shall ensure that there is no discrimination based on but not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, or skill level in the placement, instruction, and guidance of pupils.”

“It’s the first step to change everywhere,” said Keynon Tucker after the vote.

Keynon’s with the group Student’s United who first approached the board on the subject back in 2007.

“The young men continued to yell such things as fags and then grab sand and threw it in our faces, and I was gay bashed,” Jasmine, a North High Senior told the Board at that 2007 meeting.

The students wanted sexual orientation added to USD 259′s anti-discrimination policy. But the district’s legal council warned such a change could set them up for lawsuits.

Wichita Tea Party on Friday

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

From Bob Weeks in Wichita:

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