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On the street: Was it appropriate for Shawnee County District Judge Terry Bullock to suspend school spending after June 30?

Asked at Buford M. Watson Jr. Park on May 12, 2004

Joan Chavez, licensed practical nurse, Lawrence

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Obviously, he’s doing it to press them to make a decision and doesn’t think it will go to schools closing. I think he had to do it to get a decision.””

Ted Carter, construction laborer, Lawrence

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It’ll never work. The Kansas Legislature is like the Lawrence City Commission — they do what they want, when they want, regardless of the people’s needs.””

John Armstrong, KU sophomore, Lawrence

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I think it’s a good move so that the Legislature does something about it. Those kids need to go to school because I had to go to school.””

Stephen Schmille, KU junior, Lawrence

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That’s crazy. How can they consider just not opening schools? I don’t know how that’s even possible.””

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