Tuesday, August 27, 2013

One of those nice days. All sun, but with more than a hint of fall in the wind. The fescue is beginning to bend, the trees resisting the breeze more than twisting with it. It’s almost here.

Plans for the Labor Day stuff are well along, finalized for the most part. It grows slowly, but each year larger.

I’ve removed and replaced the trailer jack, removed and relocated the trailer hitch on the truck – the Kawasaki Dealer hauled trailers for many years and suggested several changes to my rig that should improve mileage and handling.-

I took a second opinion from Lyle, the local machinist. He listened and agreed that it was worth a try. So, try we will.

El  Dorado Ks is fourteen miles north and forty or so west of me. My fathers parents died there of the flue many, many years ago. They worked jobs somehow related to the oil refinery located there.

I thought I browse the paper from the town. They proved to be quite sophisticated in lay-out and organization. Knowing myself, I wasn’t surprised to find my self skipping an aviation open house at the airport and opting for a crime story to bring.

This one has a curious twist to it:

Lawrence, Kan.   —  

A man who was convicted in the 1997 rape of a University of Kansas student will go on trial for a second time in January.

 

Robert Grey, 40, originally was sentenced in 2009 to 26 years in prison after he was convicted of kidnapping a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint from a campus parking lot, taking her to a secluded area and raping her.

Grey wasn’t arrested and charged until 10 years after the rape, after his fingerprint found in an FBI database was linked to the crime and police obtained his DNA, The Lawrence Journal-World reported

(http://bit.ly/15fM8ku ).

The Kansas Court of Appeals last year awarded Grey a new trial, finding that prosecutor Amy McGowan, a chief assistant district attorney, did not disclose some evidence to the defense, including that the victim identified Grey as her rapist after earlier saying she could not identify him.

Earlier this year, the Kansas Supreme Court found McGowan committed errors in several trials from 2007 to 2009, forcing the court to remove her from her cases and assign her to other duties.

A Douglas County judge last week scheduled Grey’s new trial for Jan. 13.

Read more: http://www.eldoradotimes.com/article/20130827/NEWS/130829438#ixzz2dCLAOYQh

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Still have chores to do. Care.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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