There's a good reason that God invented clothing, and for most of us, if you bother to look in a full-length mirror just after exiting the shower, you can see why.
Andrea Abbott, 41, and her 14-year-old daughter were supposed to fly out of Nashville earlier this summer.
It was a tragic reminder this past week. We all know it's been hot, even dangerously hot. We have heard that the heat has caused deaths, and we learned this past week that it's impacting our pets, too. According to the Associated Press reports, "Salina officials say one of the department's dogs died because of the extreme heat. "The department said in a news release Wednesday that the dog's trainer found it dead July 19. ...
We have incredible opportunities to access information in our culture today. It's a pity that we, as a people, tend to do so little with that information. What we do use it for is to make popular arguments, whether they are done accurately or not. And, to be fair, you can find this happening on both sides of the political arena. Let's face it, whether you are conservative or liberal - if those are our ...
Which of us could ever forget the classic rant by John Belushi as Joliet Jake Blues in the 1980 classic film, "The Blues Brothers."
Regardless of what the perennial elected officials and hired guns in Washington, D.C. and the state capitols around the nation say, government finances aren't that different from either business or household finances.
There's no doubt about it. Andy Serkis is a 21st Century actor - perhaps the first REAL 21st Century actor, as his performance this summer in the newest of the new generation of Planet of the Apes films will show. Will "continue" to show, because Serkis has been appearing in - and yet NOT appearing in - movies for some time now. He is probably most quickly recalled as the voice of Gollum, the evil ...
The Casey Anthony defense team made the news this week - stop the presses! - and not in the usually positive manner of arguing that their client did not kill her own child.
At first blush, it would seem that the national story out of Alabama this week would be one of those to rankle everyone who is sick of higher taxes - and in this day, that would be everyone.
Not everyone can do what Barbara Bushnell did. It was announced this week that she left some $60,000 to the city of Great Bend for improvements to Brit Spaugh Park and to Veterans' Memorial Park. The money is going to be paid out over the next few years and will be administered through the Golden Belt Community Foundation. It will, in the first year, help to improve Christmas lights in Brit Spaugh and the walking ...
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. - John 3:20
You see a lot of statistics in today's world. Thanks to the availability of computers and the Internet and a record number of people being paid with your tax dollars to collect data on everyone from cradle to grave, there is a lot of raw information out there. A lot of times, there is so much data being shoved at us that numbers start to blur and details get lost. Most assuredly, people and their ...
It all begins with spoiled brats who never are taught good manners and it goes downhill from there.
Sometimes a job is just too easy and Gov. Sam Brownback has a chore this week that shouldn't be much of a stretch.
When they are dealing with taxpayers in the private sector who shouldered bigger burdens decades ago, it should come as no surprise that there is getting to be less and less sympathy for public workers who not only don't want to pay their fair share, but who show contempt for our system of government in the process.
Nelson Mandela spent nearly seven decades fighting for freedom and equality in South Africa as he stood up against the institutionalized racist white-led apartheid rule. He started with peaceful resistance in the 1950s, but eventually joined the armed struggle, his participation in which landed him in prison on the infamous Robben Island. He spent 27 years there before being released and seeing his dream of a black-ruled South Africa come true, rising to power as ...
A while back the League of Women Voters asked Great Bend City Attorney Robert Suelter to discuss the three-mile zone around the city limits, which has been overseen by the city since 2000. The area has a mix of agricultural, industrial and residential uses.
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.
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