If indeed the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, President Obama and his cohorts in the Democratic Party must be feeling the heat on their backsides on the eve of the Cut, Cap and Balance (CCB) vote.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
Rights of women are severely restricted in Pakistan's tribal areas and among Muslim fundamentalists, but the rights of the country's estimated 50,000 "transgenders" blossomed when the country's Supreme Court ordered the government to accept a "third sex" designation on official documents (instead of forcing a choice of "male" or "female").
HAYS - The Great Bend Braves began their trek through the postseason with a loss against Hays at the Class A American Legion Zone Tournament at Larks Park on Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sergio Santos threw a wild pitch in the 11th inning that allowed Alex Gordon to score, giving the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
SHANGHAI (AP) - The NBA's version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world's most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming has retired.
By Jim Misunas
Larned Police Dept.
KINSLEY - John C. Winter, 39, died July 19 at his home in Kinsley. Born Aug. 17, 1971, in Garden City, he was the son of Ronald K. and Gail (Minyen) Winter. He was a glass blower.
Harold A. Piper, 82, of Great Bend, died July 20 at Woodhaven Care Center in Ellinwood. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend.
Wednesday, July 20
The March 10 Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library is open to students in grades 7-12.
Crime Stoppers of Barton County and Great Bend has released more information about a robbery reported Saturday morning by a Great Bend resident.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.40.
Larned's Tyler Stelter (10) drives the baseline versus Ellsworth in a 60-50 loss by the Indians. Larned's Aarika Bright (5) puts up a shot in the lane in Ellsworth's 55-37 basketball victory. Larned played Hoisington Tuesday night.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Best Western Angus Inn, 2920 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Julie Smith with greeters Judy Reed and Kevin Sundahl. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Hollywood and Washington: Both entertaining, often boring and far too often irresponsible.
For all those who have spent the last couple of months shoveling out a car, you should know we're at the tail end of awards season. And best be advised to hunker in a bunker wearing a Kevlar overcoat, because gold plated statues are being tossed about like air kisses at a gown fitting. Like clouds of bathroom hair spray during Oscar nominee luncheons. Like jaded eyes at a press screening of "Transformers 4."
The Great Bend High School Speech team placed in 11 events at the Nickerson Speech Tournament. Those placing were Makinna Dykes, Kris Gieck and Ashtin Heath. Ashtin placed in both of her events. Those placing in all of their events and qualifying for the State Speech Championship Tournament in May are Malia Clark, Jesus Sandoval and Carter Sheffield. Carter Sheffield also won the Triathlon Award by placing the highest in all three of his events. He placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1st in Serious Solo Acting and 3rd in Impromptu Speaking. The team placed 3rd overall.