Category: Opinion

More of Moran

In a day when it?s tempting to give up on politicians as demagogues and schemers, we recommend showing up at a Jerry Moran tour stop the next time our congressman comes through Marion County on his tour of ?The Big First.? We had that privilege Monday afternoon in Peabody, and again came away believing the Kansas First District may be […]

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Letters (Week of March 5, 2008)

Truck drivers aren?t endangering kids   In regard to the article written about the Marion City Council meeting, principally the truck traffic issue, one comment was made about endangering children who play in that area. The truck drivers that use that facility are respected community members. Most are loving involved parents and uncles. They are careful and attempt to be […]

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Historians can upset our world view

Historians are dangerous and subversive. While often soft-spoken and
mild mannered they quietly undermine our conventional wisdom.

often do we hear folks say, ?But this is the way we have always done
it? and ?This is what we have always believed?? Sometimes we are taken
down the opposite road, ?Here is a wonderful new idea or insight that
will change everything.?

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Time to stop Daylight Saving Time

Maybe it?s just me, but I?ve decided that Daylight Saving Time is just one big pain in the gluteus maximus.

An announcement in church last Sunday reminded everyone to set their clocks ahead. I decided I?m not going to.

As far as I?m concerned, if God had wanted earth?s rotation to be convenient for us, he would have installed some sort of dial in a fairly handy location so that we could adjust the speed at which our planet goes around the sun.

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Beep in the night code for help

This is about sounds that go beep in the night. Once in a while my cell phone makes beeps during the night, like a low battery warning or that I have a voice message. I would really like to turn it off, but my world requires that I be available for problems that crop up day or night.?

Early Sunday we had a different beep in the night. It wouldn?t quit
so I got up to investigate. After stumbling around for a while I
learned it was our oven telling us it was malfunctioning. Error code F7.

reset the clear/off button and went back to bed. A few minutes later it
started all over again, wanting us to know that it still needed help.

A quick trip down to the breaker box silenced it for good but that also means the oven doesn?t work.



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Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)
Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)

Pork N Beings (Week of Feb. 27, 2008)

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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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