He is the coward who, outfaced in this, Fears the false goblins of another life. - Paul Laurance Dunbar There's apparently no indication that the terrorists who attacked an Ohio cemetery this week were specifically looking for the graves of celebrities to attack, but that is what they did, nonetheless. It was reported this week that the graves of the Wright brothers, poet Paul Laurance Dunbar (I know why the caged bird sings!) and some ...
"I ran out of gas. I, I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake. A terrible flood. Locusts. IT WASN'T MY FAULT!" - Jake Blues, "The Blues Brothers"
"The EPA is reviewing its airborne pollutant standards, as required every five years under the Clean Air Act. It's looking both at its standards for tiny particles of industrial pollution, and slightly larger particles called 'coarse particulate matter' that include dust.
We hear so much, day in and day out, really, about insufferable celebrities who take advantage of their talent to act like animals - poorly bred animals at that.
Shakespeare was the one who raised the question: what's in a name? Quite a bit, actually, is often the answer. Take the current issue in Grand Rapids, Mich. Calvin College, which is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church, has cancelled a performance by the Canadian rock band - here's where that who "name thing" comes in - called The New Pornographers, frankly because the school doesn't want anyone to believe that the school is linked ...
Man, if only Stalin could have thought of the brainstorm that the Castros dreamed up in Cuba this week!
America needs to let Wisconsin Judge Rudolph Randa know that we appreciate him, even if the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago doesn't.
In Olathe, they are dealing with the extreme version of a scam that has, at the very least, caused some consternation for many Kansans.
It was in "Show Biz Bugs," that Daffy Duck uttered one of his classic lines. He was trying to show up Bugs Bunny, who kept getting more attention. Finally, Daffy blows himself up. To great acclaim, as his ghost is disappearing, he speaks the famous line: "I know, I know, but I can only do it once." Sure, it was funny when we saw it happening in a Warner Brothers cartoon. But in real life, ...
It may be difficult at first to see the connection between the ninth anniversary of the cowardly attack on America, back on Sept. 11, 2001, and a criminal threat case in Wellington - but the connection is there and it is real.
We've dealt with this situation to some extent, considering the economic development potential of fining people who chose not to wear a seat belt. It's their way of paying a tax to enjoy the freedom of flying down the highway with no protection.
Sometimes it's all just too easy. Seriously, it's tempting to just cross over to the other side of the culture and try to ignore it, but how can you, when life dishes out an editorial on a silver platter? So here goes ... Many of us have been spared the excrutiation of sitting through an episode, but if you've been tuned in to our culture in recent months, you can't have missed the existence of ...
If you get up early enough, you'll have noticed in recent days, even if you know you're going to sweat it out through the afternoon, a light jacket feels pretty good, which is one of the sure signs that there will be a season to follow summer.
Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow?
Way to go Garden City! The community leaders there have been polite about the whole thing, but they have declared that the community cemetery will remain just that - a community cemetery. They are not going to segregate it for the benefit of Muslims who are working at the packing plants there. According to The Associated Press, "Abdulkadir Mohamed, vice president of Somalis of Southwest Kansas, says that in recent years, Muslims from southwest Kansas ...
On Thursday, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that establishes "Celebrate Freedom Week" during the week of Sept. 17 and requires schools to teach students about the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence in grades K-8 each year during that week. (Sept. 17, 1787, is the date the U.S. Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia.)
Copper recycling can be a good thing coming out of old air conditioning or plumbing during replacement. Copper is a non-renewable resource, and apparently recycled copper is worth nearly as much as new copper.
Perhaps a Congressional inquiry about the Internal Revenue Service providing extra scrutiny targeting political groups should not be a surprise.
Freedom of speech is a founding principle of our country. Freedom of speech also comes with responsibility.
The Imagination Playground is coming to Great Bend and will make its public debut during June Jaunt. The portable playground is a set of oversized blocks, lightweight but sturdy enough to build with. They were designed by award-winning architect David Rockwell, who was inspired by watching his own children play.
Challenges. All of us have them. And, it is easy to sit around and point fingers and blame others for our failures. It is easy to throw out exaggerated or incorrect information and hope people will listen and take up our cause because of the passion behind our words. It is easy to become caught up in distracting and destructive banter. It is easy to become a fool.
The senior class president of Heights High School in Wichita was suspended for the rest of the school year after posting a bit of trash talk about the school football team on Twitter.
At long last, Congress, yes that gridlocked legislative body in D.C., has made changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. Astoundingly, the new rules actually make sense.
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