are not new lists, although the police officer did wake folks up with a self defense tutorial. I understand the AG spoke longer at KU where they had 6 attendees, according to the television. He apparently told them about the surveilllence or other details about these crimes. He only spoke to our group of 2-300 for 10 minutes, mostly introducing folks. He then left and did NOT get to hear about the Red Shirt.
as i re-read that, sadness.
i guess i wish the conversation would expand faster to include, "let's look at ALL our females and males that are being assaulted, drugged and assaulted, tricked and assaulted, bullied and assaulted, threatened and assaulted, quaaluded and assaulted, ---and, what about these bullies? where did they get it into their heads that it was ok to do these things?
no, really, tell me-- Where did That Idea come from???
So some may have seen an article about SR in the Wichita paper Sunday. http://www.kansas.com/news/story/988186.html
And the Eagle does what it does
AG office does what it does,
what it can to tell people about the fact that crimes are occuring.
Yes, thank you.
Here as well.
------ PART 2 of Jess's Story here.
Jess was a very shy and quiet child. She stated, “I was definitely a 'girly girl'. I loved playing dress up, going shopping and playing with dolls. I was also really involved in dance and gymnastics when I was a young child. I had an older sister who was really good at gymnastics so I was always trying to keep up with her.”
Her memories include a great family life as she was growing up. She described a very loving and caring family who were involved in each other’s activities. “My family is all very close and very traditional. My parents have an amazing relationship and have been married for 34 years. They were always very supportive of all of their kids.” Jess was involved in cheerleading throughout junior high and high school and remembers that her parents attended every single game. “I'm a middle child--I have an older sister and a younger brother. My parents believed that was very important that we all got college educations, so they paid for all of our educations as long as we maintained good grades.”
When Jess applied for college she was thrilled to be independent and about the new social aspects of college. "I wasn't sure about my major even though I knew where I wanted to go career-wise. I was really just excited about being out on my own and living the 'college life'. I had a lot of friends from high school that were going up to K-State too so it was just a really exciting time for all of us." Her family members had always been big K-State fans so she was happy to actually become a Wildcat.
The night that Jess was assaulted,
she had just returned to Manhattan from a weekend with her family in Wichita. The visit had been so enjoyable, she had hoped to stay an extra night at her parents’ house. She checked her e-mail late Sunday night more than once, but did not find the message she’d hoped for—--an announcement that her Monday morning class would be cancelled. No such luck, so she left Wichita Sunday evening. (The class was in fact, cancelled.)
Back in Manhattan,
Jess enjoyed the summer night in ways that are typical for K-State students: She picked up some groceries, stopped to see friends, grabbed some necessities from Wal-Mart, and returned to her apartment.
It was about 10 pm; there were a number of tenants in the parking lots listening to music and a group of students gathered at the pool.
It took her five trips
to haul her fresh laundry and her groceries up several short flights of stairs to her apartment, a complex where she’d lived for 2 years. Her roommate was away, so Jess had the place to herself.
She remembered how relaxing it was to clean the apartment and get ready for the coming week. Her visit home had left her feeling great—they’d celebrated her father’s birthday on Saturday—and it was good to be back at K-State, snug in her beautiful apartment, which she had decorated in an Asian style, rich deep colors, lots of candles.
part 3: http://marysbeagooddogblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/jess-story-part-3.html