Monday, August 20, 2012


In the past few weeks, I noticed that on my Site Meter account a few people were searching for information about Jane Woodburn, who had been a deputy superintendent at WCSD, and that she had supposedly been fired.

Well, I looked at the executive cabinet page on WCSD's website, and apparently she is no longer with the district. She may have been given the ax or quit. Notably the district did NOT post her job when it became available.

Her replacement is one Traci Davis.

It appears she came from Clark County School District and was an "Area 2" academic manager.

I tipped Andrew Barbano, a columnist for the Sparks Tribune and a labor activist, about this information on his FB page, and he told me he was going to place some calls and look into it.

The Dana Chandler murder case officially ended today when the judge sentenced the double murderer to two "hard 50" terms. This in effect means she will spend the rest of her life in prison.

She was convicted in March of killing her ex-husband, Mike Sisco, and his fiance, Karen Harkness, in 2002 at Harkness's townhouse in Topeka, Kansas. The murder case received national attention thanks to an episode of 48 Hours in 2009, which helped to reopen the cold case.

According to testimony, a scorned Chandler drove a round trip from Denver to Topeka to break into the Harkness home in southwest Topeka where she ambushed the sleeping couple, shooting them 10 to 12 times.

The aggravating circumstances to impose the hard-50 terms were Chandler purposely killed more than one person, and Chandler committed the slayings in "an especially heinous, atrocious or cruel manner" based on prior stalking of the victims and inflicting mental anguish since neither victim died instantly, Parrish said.

The judge could have sentenced Chandler to two concurrent life terms with parole eligibility after 25 years, two consecutive life terms with parole eligibility after 50 years, two concurrent hard-50s, and two consecutive hard-50s.

"Your acts were extremely self-centered," Parrish said. "It is really inconceivable that a mother could scar her children so deeply."

Bellyaching about the tiny number of predators is just an excuse for districts like NYC to be able to dump "expensive" teachers in favor of cheapo bimbos.

Being accused of something doesn't mean it's true. Depriving somebody of a property right when that person is innocent means a massive lawsuit and settlement.

That's why accused predators are put on paid leave pending investigations.

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