"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 ...
It's just sad, how severe Americans have gotten with their betters, you know, the regulators who have been hired for life to educate us in all those areas where we are too stupid to look out after ourselves.
A man's life is over and the more we hear about it, the worse it sounds.
The U.S. Supreme court refused Monday to hear a case by Amazon and Overstock.com challenging the state of New York's ability to collect sales tax on items sold online. Good for them - and especially to do so on Cyber Monday.
A record 141 million people were expected to shop in stores and online over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend that ended Sunday, up from last year's 137 million, according to the results of a survey of nearly 4,500 shoppers conducted for The National Retail Federation.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a boom to the economy, but there are efforts that are good for the soul.
You'd think people would be happy with the rise of ethanol, a renewable energy source, taking the place of some oil, which is non-renewable. By creating another market for corn farmers, it should be a win-win.
Thanksgiving Holiday is traditionally a time to give thanks for bountiful blessings, food and family.
Last week, two guys from Norway dropped into an area business. They said they had traveled all the way to Barton County specifically to hunt at Cheyenne Bottoms.
Kansans and other Midwesterners have much to be thankful for come Thanksgiving. They are blessed with gas prices that are among the lowest in the country and an economy that fared better than that in other parts of the nation.
US Airways didn't earn any goodwill recently when it removed a blind man and his service dog from a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport. As fellow passengers left as well, the flight was canceled and everyone was given the option of a bus ride to Islip, N.Y.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback wants to celebrate a colossal waste of taxpayer money.
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