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Lobbyists versus Sick People

What if you had to choose between making insurance more affordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions or funding lobbyists and political hacks? That's the decision the House will face when it considers H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania. It should be an easy choice.

April 24, 2013 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


Amnesty with secure borders – this time I mean it, Charlie Brown

Poor, sappy Charlie Brown. Year after year, Lucy promises that she will not yank away the football as Charlie tries to kick it. "This time I really mean it," Lucy assures him, but as we all know, it is a trick.

April 24, 2013 | Ric Oberlink | Columnists


The terror marathon

April 24, 2013 | | Editorial Cartoons


Chargers sign FB Chris Gronkowski

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have signed former Denver Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski.

April 24, 2013 | | AP Sports


HEAT RISES

MIAMI - Everyone in the Miami huddle was bracing for a grind to the finish. On the other end, the sense around the Milwaukee bench was that an upset was there for the taking.

April 23, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


First-place Royals to pitch Davis, Shields against Tigers

DETROIT - Now the series between the Royals and Tigers takes on a new level of intrigue.

April 23, 2013 | By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer | AP Sports


GBHS JV ties for first

GARDEN CITY - The Great Bend junior varsity tennis team tied for first place on Monday in a five-team meet.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Lady Panthers take second place at Hutch

HUTCHINSON - The Great Bend High School girls' swim team finished second at a Hutchinson swim meet on Tuesday evening.

April 23, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Chiefs pondering decision on first pick

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The running joke around Kansas City at the end of last season went something like this: "The Chiefs are so bad" - pause for effect - "they can't even stink in the right year."

April 23, 2013 | By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Final day of KJCCC men’s championship canceled

NEWTON - The Barton Community College men's golf team struggled in Monday's Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Men's Championship at Newton's Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

April 23, 2013 | | Community College


‘Raptor Rehab’ is Thursday

Danielle Ricklefs, education coordinator at Great Bend's Brit Spaugh Zoo, will present "Raptor Rehab" at noon Thursday at the zoo, 2123 Main. The program is not Wednesday as reported previously. This free one-hour Stop 'N Learn program is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission. Ricklefs will talk about what it takes to rehabilitate the native birds of prey, and answer such questions as "How do you help a hawk to heal?" and "What happens when an eagle gets shot?

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Vandalism loss tops $8,000

Recent cases of vehicle and store windows being shot with BB or pellet guns has caused more than $8,100, Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said. Crime Stoppers is seeking information about recent cases of criminal damage. The department has taken 25 such cases between April 18 and 20.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


​Barton music students to present spring recital

Barton Community College students will present a recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.

April 23, 2013 | | Area Briefs


Use-of-Force Simulator trains officers

The Barton Community College service area will be a safer place thanks to a new tool employed by the college's criminal justice program, a Use-of-Force Simulator. The simulator puts officers in extreme situations and forces them to make split-second decisions on what type of force to apply in a given situation.

April 23, 2013 | | Local News


Pawnee County Briefs

Chamber coffees set

April 23, 2013 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


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