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Old 08-12-2008, 04:19 PM
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After 50 years of football heartbreak, and Roy teasing us with so many glimpses of the basketball prize, I'll take it!!!

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Old 08-12-2008, 05:12 PM
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I've been to Topeka a lot for racing and other purposes. I pass through it a lot too on the way to K-State football games. How is the city? How is the Crime?
The city is good for lawn work as it seems as if no one does their own lawns any more. We don't have as much high dollar real estate as you do in Johnson County, but some areas probably match up pretty well. I focus my business on the southwest side of town since it's close to where I live. This area tends to have more middle class and upscale homes and less crime than other areas. There are parts of Topeka that I wouldn't want to mow without someone staying close to the truck to keep an eye on stuff.

Topeka is a pretty good place to be for sports as we are close to K-State, KU and we have Washburn here in town.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:17 PM
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The city is good for lawn work as it seems as if no one does their own lawns any more. We don't have as much high dollar real estate as you do in Johnson County, but some areas probably match up pretty well. I focus my business on the southwest side of town since it's close to where I live. This area tends to have more middle class and upscale homes and less crime than other areas. There are parts of Topeka that I wouldn't want to mow without someone staying close to the truck to keep an eye on stuff.

Topeka is a pretty good place to be for sports as we are close to K-State, KU and we have Washburn here in town.
exactly. I've got a couple of lawns in KCK(Kansas City Kansas) and if you didnt know that is a city where if your white you better be prepared for the worse. Not to sound racist but there are neighborhoods like quindarro and rosedale that are not safe to go into. I know that KCKFD doesnt go in there unless they have a police escort.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:54 PM
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KCMO around Independance Ave. used to be the "hot spot" for crime but I know by the time I left there was a shooting or stabbing on the news just about every night from KCK in the Quindero district. It was a shame what was the mall down there, Riverside I think, off 6-35. I used to go there alot back in the '70's & 80's and I thought it was real nice but I wouldn't have gone there on a bet when I left in 2002.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:56 PM
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KCMO around Independance Ave. used to be the "hot spot" for crime but I know by the time I left there was a shooting or stabbing on the news just about every night from KCK in the Quindero district. It was a shame what was the mall down there, Riverside I think, off 6-35. I used to go there alot back in the '70's & 80's and I thought it was real nice but I wouldn't have gone there on a bet when I left in 2002.
Are you talking about the Bannister Mall??? I know they closed that down because it lost so much business due to rate in and around that area.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:06 AM
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No the one I was thinking of was right off 6-35 I think it was on State or Kansas Ave. Bannister was on the Missouri side like 4-35 and Bannister Rd?
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:34 AM
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I think that was Indian Springs mall. Last time we went there which was about 18 years ago, there were homeless people sleeping inside of the mall. We left quickly.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:46 PM
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theres homeless people all over the city. Its really sad. My dad made a statement one time that has stuck in my head for a while. If McDonalds can hire a worker who is illegal and cant even speak english but they wont hire a homeless person? Why? Is it because they dont have a good work ethic? Or the fact that they are homeless.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:34 PM
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theres homeless people all over the city. Its really sad. My dad made a statement one time that has stuck in my head for a while. If McDonalds can hire a worker who is illegal and cant even speak english but they wont hire a homeless person? Why? Is it because they dont have a good work ethic? Or the fact that they are homeless.


Maybe its because they dont have an address or a way to get to work...
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:02 PM
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Yes, Indian Springs was the one I was thinking of, Thanks. There was a Brinks armored car worker who got shot down and his deposit bag stolen right in the mall in the middle of the day I remember.
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