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Former Journal-World sports editor Chuck Woodling dies at 76

Chuck would often seek me out to sit near me during high school soccer games. He'd turn to me and ask "Penalty kick?" "No, that's an advantage call." Then ask, "Penalty kick?" "No, that's a restart following a foul." He knew the difference, I think, but he took great joy in ribbing me about soccer. I so liked his presence and his stories revealed that he knew more about the game than he let on.

Then, there were his observations of girls high school basketball games. He'd say something to me to just to get me charged up. He would always do so with a smile. Don't know if his humor came through his writing, but he had a deft touch of humor when chatting.

A good man who enjoyed watching and writing about sports. I will miss his observations, but not as much as he will be missed by family and friends.

November 2, 2017 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Social safety net in Kansas is, sadly, now a private-sector responsibility, 2017 United Way Campaign co-chairs say

I believe that Mr. Winter was in opposition to the re-election of Brownback in 2014 as part of the moderate Republican opposition. He even appeared on the Colbert Show stating such. He has worked against the Far Right effort which is bankrupting the State.

April 20, 2017 at 11:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU cuts KPR, Audio-Reader budget by $400,000 in two-year span; staff reductions on horizon

Bob doesn't truly listen to NPR as it is the only radio service which covers the entire spectrum of political opinion. And, with KPR2 @ 96.1, there is now information from the BBC World Service. And only for liberals? My Dad, who spent 32 years in the Marine Corps, was as proud to be a KANU contributor for decades as he was of his Bronze Star and Purple Heart earned on Peleliu in 1944.

April 1, 2017 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A threat to close schools, a search for $1.6 billion in funding, and a host of other issues await lawmakers as they return to Topeka

I do not see the Court as bluffing. I do believe that if the Legislature comes up with a reasonable plan that approaches the decision's mandate within a specific timetable, the Court would see that as progress. But, if Brownback vetoes such a plan, school's out and the stain will be Brownback's.

March 5, 2017 at 11:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bernie Sanders fires up Kansas Democrats at Topeka rally

I never knew that Chaney had a heart.

February 26, 2017 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

FSHS girls shock Olathe South, 48-39

I believe that this is the Free State girls first victory over Olathe South in history. Overtime in 2001, but all previous games have been losses..

February 11, 2017 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boys soccer City Showdown postponed, rescheduled for Monday

Historically, the JW has never reported on soccer JV or C games unless it is simply a score line along with the general sports news. Yes, it would be nice, but it isn't going to happen.

October 7, 2016 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Journal-World staff changes announced with upcoming ownership change

All those named who were released are quality reporters / camera people. Their presence will be missed!

July 19, 2016 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as 'The Greatest,' dies

When I lived and worked in Central America many years ago, few people knew who President Nixon was, but all knew of Muhammad Ali. Few would have recognized him as Cassius Clay, but to the World, he was the symbol of the US. Brash, boastful, willing to undertake a challenge and be successful, he was what the Third World thought Americans were naturally like.

I was slow coming to that opinion as I thought of him as Clay and draft resister during my youth. But, to the World, he was what they saw as being good about the US. Yes, I meant "good" and "great". Over the years, as he became more of a humanitarian and celebrity than a boxer, then challenged by Parkinson's, I realized what the developing world saw.

Rather than having him become tamer or less toxic to the dominant US culture, the World and US changed. Might I say, "the mountain came to Muhammad" rather than the reverse.

June 5, 2016 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission will be asked to support funding for proposed $20 million transit hub on KU campus

I am for the concept. I've seen it work wonderfully in Europe where all forms of transport come together at a specific spot. Granted, Lawrence doesn't have a "subway" or the population density of these communities, but by having food shops, offices and other vendors, it would heighten interest and focus ridership to a specific location. Then, I would assume that routes would expand outward like spokes on a wheel and do a better job of allowing ridership to get to their destination.

And, yes, I have used the bus. I'd like to leave my car parked more often. With this concept, I'd try to ride more often.

April 24, 2016 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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