Just before my early morning run this morning, a young boy, three-foot-nothing, wearing shorts and a helmet whizzed past me on his scooter, and then abruptly stopped and backed up - when he saw me stuff a 20-pound terrier into my backpack.
At least three jihadist groups in recent years have published full-color Arabic magazines lauding the Islamist struggle, with articles and essays to recruit fighters and offer personal advice for women on the importance of raising proper families and catering to mujahedeens' needs.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Roth pitched 7 2-3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.
PRATT - The Great Bend Braves Class A American Legion baseball team claimed its second championship this summer on Sunday at the Pratt tournament.
DALLAS (AP) - Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that's still enough time for a deal.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.
Margaret Iola Tammen, 92, died June 27 at Cherry Village Nursing Home in Great Bend. Born July 15, 1918 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Charles Leslie and Helen Irene (Mayes) Naylor. On Aug. 24, 1941 she married August Herman "Gus" Tammen in Great Bend. He died July 2, 2001. A lifetime resident of Barton County, she was a homemaker and farm wife. She was very active in and committed to her church and family. She was involved in her children's activities, especially loving their 4-H projects, enjoying quilting, playing cards and her coffee group.
Helen V. Baldwin, 88, died June 27 at her home in Great Bend. Born Sept. 11, 1922 at her home in Ansley, Neb., she was the daughter of Fred and Anna (Mattox) Niedt. On April 26, 1943 she married Leon W. Baldwin. He died May 30, 1971. A resident of Great Bend since 2004, coming from Twin Falls, Idaho, she worked in aircraft manufacturing, the Tupperware Factory, and was a farm wife.
CLAFLIN - Magdaline Reif, 89, died June 28 at Larned Health Care Center. Services are pending with Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington.
Louis Elmer "Bud" Black, 85, died June 27 at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. Born Jan. 5, 1926 at Cherryvale, he was the son of Louis G. and Sarah Ellen (Barker) Black. On Oct. 13, 1950 he married Violet Wittman in Great Bend. A resident of Great Bend since 1947, coming from Cherryvale, he was a truck driver and delivery man for Santa Fe Trail Transportation.
In the story that ran in Thursday's Great Bend Tribune about Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation receiving tax credits, there were two errors. First, Camp Aldrich was misspelled. Second, Kans for Kids was referred to as Kansas for Kids in the first paragraph. The Tribune regrets the errors.
Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US.
Recently, I wrote that summer is the time for stupid political stunts, and John Boehner should honor that tradition by making good on his vow to sue President Obama for alleged executive abuses. "Do it, Mr. Speaker," I urged. "Give us a laugh during silly season."