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100 years ago: A ‘loud Hurrah’ for the holidays: Schoolchildren look forward to break
December 18, 2014
“The ice on the lake and river is strong and the coasting is good and these are the thing that appeal to the boys and girls….”
Opinion: Plates spur Texas-sized dispute
December 18, 2014
The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might consider that judgment premature, given its conflict with the state’s Department of Transportation and Department of Motor Vehicles. This skirmish is of national interest because it implicates a burgeoning new entitlement — the right to pass through life without encountering any disagreeable thought.
Editorial: Crisis situation
Where are people who need inpatient care for serious mental illness supposed to turn when state hospitals turn them away?
December 18, 2014
State officials have arrived at a plan to stabilize Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for patients at Osawatomie State Hospital. Unfortunately, that plan will create even more problems for community mental health centers across the state.
Letter: Basic needs
December 18, 2014
Lend a Hand is a program to help three Prairie Park Elementary families by having the community donate gifts to meet their holiday needs. I would like to thank all the very generous families in the Prairie Park community for donating gifts to this program. We were able to meet almost all the needs of our first three families and, just at the point when Courtney Nowak, Prairie Park PTA president, and I were deliberating how to fill the unmet needs of our families, she explained our problem to her employer, Great American Bank, who, along with its employees, generously donated to the program.
Letter: Not a ‘war’
December 18, 2014
The Nov. 11 issue of the Journal-World included a story on the front page of the sports section with the headline “More war.” The piece was about an upcoming women’s soccer game between Kansas University and the University of Missouri, and the headline was obviously in reference to something called the “Border War,” even though my research indicates that this is no longer the official name of the athletic rivalry between KU and MU and hasn’t been for a full decade.
Letter: Christmas theft
December 18, 2014
In the late 1980s, I found a pattern for a Santa, sleigh and reindeer. I cut them out of wood and painted them in 1990. My kids and I have put them in the yard every year since then.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Dec. 17, 2014
December 18, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.