This was going to be an editorial reflecting on the mess Charlie Sheen has made of his life and career, but he's become such an embarrassment to himself that it really doesn't bear comment any longer.
Ben Franklin said that to call an American an Englishman was like calling an ox a bull - he appreciates the compliment, but he'd rather have back what is rightfully his.
Allen Shamblin and Steve Seskin wrote the incredible song, "Don't Laugh at Me" in the '90s after Shamblin's daughter came home from school, upset because the kids were teasing her because she had freckles.
There's an old saying that suggests plan A is always easier than plan B.
Anyone who still remembers late Tribune Managing Editor Bob Fairbanks will remember that he was "Mr. Republican."
It's something that states are going to have to address, and that socially conscious "consumers" are going to have to not only accept, but promote if they ever hope to legitimize their drug of choice.
Kansas doesn't have enough issues to be address by our state legislature - job loss, brain drain, the necessity of cutting back the size of state government, the need to stop unfunded mandates aimed at counties, and at our property tax rates - so, since it's such a quiet season in Topeka, they've apparently decided to discuss whether there can or cannot be controls on people's lives that bring into the debate religious ethics versus homosexuality.
Kansas Rep. Connie O'Brien told the media this week that she "understands how her words could have been misconstrued."
American didn't know just how lucky they were.
Eventually, things could turn bad for Natalie Munroe, but for right now you've got to suppose she's in tall cotton.
It is time for Kansas to think outside the box.
So many people today just don't have the gumption that is needed to succeed in this old world.
No one in their right mind - no one with any true character, in other words, no one who is NOT associated with the gossip TV industry, or who is not ingesting that bile constantly - is happy about the most recent news involving way-ward actress Lindsay Lohan, who is facing some potential real prison time now.
The Associated Press story was rather short, if not particularly sweet for some people:
A lot of us are tired of seeing our legislators make law after law, just to ride the current wave of popular issues, when we already have plenty of legitimate laws on the books, which are not being enforced.
On Sunday, the Great Bend Tribune ran a story about a new Holiday Inn Express that is coming to town. It will feature 80 rooms, modern decor, contemporary features and meeting rooms.
Everything old is new again. Well, sometimes.
Barton County Health Department Director Shelly Schneider was scheduled to speak at the Oct. 8 meeting of the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis, but had to cancel when a patient with the Ebola virus died in Texas. While Schneider sat in on a national preparedness teleconference with the White House and Centers for Disease Control, Melissa Hagerman, immunization nurse at the county health department, took her place at the Kiwanis meeting.
We Americans are blessed with an abundance of food. We take our food home from restaurants intending to eat those leftovers, and we really do intend to eat the lasagna from the previous night.
As we get down to the wire before the Tuesday, Nov. 4, general election, campaign passions may flare. The Great Bend Tribune appreciates the willingness of those running for office and those supporting the candidates to adhere to the newspaper's letters to the editor policy.
In Kansas, we are in the midst of one of the most volatile election seasons in recent memory. We can't turn to a media outlet without reading, seeing or hearing some political ad.
Paying property taxes has something in common with baseball.
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