Category: Opinion

Leap of faith

Don?t know what to do with your extra day on Friday? Since Leap Day, Feb. 29, comes around only once every four years, it seems fitting to celebrate the occasion by doing something you normally don?t do during the course of a standard year. For example, say something nice about the IRS. Leave a tip at fast-food restaurant…or any restaurant. […]

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When a daughter becomes a reader

?I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.? ?Anna Quindlen, ?Enough Bookshelves,? New York Times, Aug. 7, 1991

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Common sense a battle on farm bill

When common sense prevails in the halls of government, there is cause for celebration in the streets. And why not make a big deal out of it and express our gratitude to those who helped make common sense prevail.

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GPS a bit complex for most

More and more people I know are buying a GPS system to aid in their travels. I started checking them out myself, but the reviews seem to indicate they all have some type of flaw or are too complicated to use when considering all of the features.

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Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 20, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 20, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 20, 2008)

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Don’t be an idiot

Sometimes the best news stories are the ones you don?t have to write
because the tragedy didn?t happen. According to local emergency
responders, tragedy was barely avoided last week when fire, ambulance
and law enforcement personnel responded to a grass fire along U.S.
Highway 56 near the K-15 intersection just west of Lehigh.

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The world is already all around us

Americans are increasingly singing, ?Make the world go away.? Folks are tired of competing with foreign companies, tired of dealing with immigrants and tired of foreign involvements.

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Not giving up on a car giving out

I?m getting the impression that my car is giving out on me. Any day now I?m expecting to walk out of my house on a school morning and find a large mound of teal debris sitting in the driveway with four tires mixed in among the rusty dust.

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A moving experience for us both

Nancy and I could say we had a very moving experience this past weekend. It is probably no secret that I have way more ideas than I can possibly accomplish.

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Letters (Week of Feb. 20, 2008)

?Unclear science? is a clear win for lobbies   ?The issue debated yesterday is laced with politics, unclear science and potential peril for the future of Kansas? ?a quote from State Sen. Jim Barnett?s ?Explanation of Vote? letter explaining his ?yes? vote on the bill that passed Thursday to allow the construction of the Holcomb coal plants. To what ?unclear […]

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