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Good buys: Magazine names Kansas woman America’s smartest shopper

I think also racing for the cheapest item means you have to replace it rather than a higher quality item that will last longer.

Some quotes...

“Good equipment ain’t cheap, and cheap equipment ain’t good.”
“Pay lots, cry once. Pay little, cry twice.”
“It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money … that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the things it was bought to do.

My parents have appliances that have worked for 30+ years. People today seem happy with 5-10 years of life because of so much cheap crap from China. I would rather have fewer things that are higher quality and will last longer (shoes, for examples) then stuff that breaks immediately.

September 5, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU student critically injured in accident at Iowa Street and Harvard Road

That isn't helpful. I know many nonbelievers who would feel comfort knowing that others are praying for them in this situation. It can be interpreted as sending good thoughts, best wishes, or anything along that line.

January 22, 2013 at 2:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas GOP right sees less spending, more tax cuts

A quick bit of research shows there are 7 states with no state income tax.

South Dakota

Alaska and Texas have oil. Nevada has (had?) tourism - they are reeling with the recession. Florida has tourism to offset the no personal state income tax - they are hit hard also.

But, local taxes will have to increase to offset the reduction of these taxes. Brownback has already indicated leaving in place a higher sales tax - this is a regressive tax. Thirty-one states do not tax food (grocery store sales - for home consumption), which Kansas does. There are seven states that tax food at a lower rate.

And although exempting the owners of 191,000 businesses from tax sounds not too onerous, doesn't that include the Koch brothers?

November 8, 2012 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Indoor Aquatic Center closed through Aug. 19 is the INDOOR aquatic center being closed for maintenance. Yes, it does make good business sense because why would you close it for maintenance during fall, spring, or winter if the outdoor pool is also closed ?

August 1, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Signs point to August opening for Mass. St. Dillons; Zarco becomes first in country to sell new E15 ethanol gasoline; city delegation headed to Greece

I'm not sure how ethanol fans can say it reduces the dependence on foreign oil as it takes plenty of oil (and subsidies by our government) to plant/fertilize/harvest the corn.

July 16, 2012 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence's unemployment rate increases

So is it the President's fault or the Governor's fault? I'm guessing that is pretty much split down party lines.

July 6, 2012 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback to speak at national anti-abortion event

Too bad those most interested in saving the pre-borns are not interested in helping the post-borns.

June 11, 2012 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State lotto says Mega Millions winner has come forward

Congrats! I hope that person gets the legal/financial advice they will need and the money does bring happiness and not destitution 10 years from now.

And I am sure the state will find some good use for the nearly $8 windfall. I would suggest education.

April 6, 2012 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas officials to issue new fiscal forecast

Does this include the almost $8 million Kansas will get if the Mega Millions lottery winner claims his/her ticket?

April 3, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House gives final approval to bill that opponents say will allow discrimination of gays

Can I start my own religion to discriminate against whoever I want to?

March 29, 2012 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )