An option for suicide "with elegance and euphoria" is how Lithuanian-born Ph.D. candidate Julijonas Urbonas (London's Royal College of Art) described his "Euthanasia Roller Coaster," currently on the drawing board.
The failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to present a credible plan to reduce spending shows once again that Congress simply cannot restrain itself.
Houston quarterback Matt Leinart is out for the season with a broken left collarbone, and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita also could be done with a broken right hand.
With an innovative entry in which cars were decorated as reindeer and a truck converted into a sleigh, the Mid-American Mopar Car Club took theme honors in the 2011 Home for the Holidays Parade Saturday evening in downtown Great Bend. The theme was "Let it Snow."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The way quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sounded Sunday night, the Steelers not only should have lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, they shouldn't be allowed to show their faces in Pittsburgh any time soon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of NBA players that has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the league is asking a Minnesota judge to hold off on any court proceedings while the two sides work on a new collective bargaining agreement.
NEW YORK - The voters in The Associated Press college football poll are clear on which two teams they believe are the best in the country.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The search is on for a replacement for Turner Gill at Kansas, who was popular with his players yet couldn't manage to win enough games to make it to a third season with the Jayhawks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Urban Meyer is back on familiar turf, fit and rarin' to go as Ohio State's new football coach.
Sponsors of "Barton County's Got Talent" have added one last chance to audition for the upcoming dinner theater, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Auditions will start at 5 p.m. this Wednesday in the Barton Community College Fine Arts Auditorium. Anyone wanting to try out can reserve a 10-minute time slot by calling event organizer Rachel Mawhirter, 620-786-4896.
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Two people sustained possible injury in a four-wheeler accident at 318 Cottonwood Drive, about 1:35 p.m. Sunday.
Great Bend Regional Hospital will host a Lab Fair Dec. 6 and 9 from 6-7:30 a.m. in the east entrance foyer of the hospital, located at 514 Cleveland St.
Eugene Hendricks, expired tag, fine $30, court costs $55.50
There are new books available at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
"BARTON DYNASTY: Hunting for Bucks" is the theme for the 36th Annual Barton Foundation Big Benefit Auction, which this year's honorary co-chairs, Toby and Kristy Hogan, find rather fitting as the owners of the hunting service, "Central Kansas Whitetails." Only the "bucks" being hunted in this case are green, have presidents' faces on them and they help local students pay tuition at Barton Community College.
Two more photos from Wedsday's Glow Party at the Great Bend Public Library.
An Otis woman was injured Tuesday evening on a Barton County road, 4 miles north and 3 miles west of Galatia.
The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this week that 25 nonprofit organizations, including the Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation, will share $4.13 million in tax credits under the Kansas Community Service Tax Credit Program. Since 1994, CSP has helped nonprofit organizations undertake major capital fund-raising drives for various projects.
An attempted fraud was reported to the Barton County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Someone called a Barton County resident saying her grandson was in trouble in New Mexico and needed help. The woman hung up before finding out what kind of "help" was wanted, and instead called her grandson, who said he was fine.
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