landb (Linda and Bill Houghton)


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What’s the worst storm or weather event you’ve experienced?

That was the summer we spent in Europe. We heard what was like in central USA. What we experienced was five weeks straight with at least a little rain each day. We were camping. We are glad that we made the trip but it was somewhat messy.

We were here for the microburst. It blew the cap off the chimney, put a good ding in our shed and made the latching mechanism inoperable.

February 27, 2015 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats pushing proposals aimed at boosting wages

If you look at the split in the House and Senate you would see that there is not much chance for them to pursue any agenda. The best that the can do at present is point out the problems that the Republicans are causing. It is implicit that the Democrats would do better with the things that they are complaining about if they had the chance.

February 10, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

2 armed suspects at large after Sunday shooting; 3 victims' conditions improved

Michaela is normally a girl's name.

February 9, 2015 at 5:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Senator seeks to simplify education

Common Core is not a creation of the U. S. Government, in spite of how the red states are trying to claim. It was put together by educators from several states, including Kansas. We should not get rid of it. It provides a necessary basis for the minimum education. With so many families moving from state to state, children need to be able to fit in academically at their new school.

No Child Left Behind. The requirement for 100% proficiency was ridiculous. There are children going through school that are never going to be proficient in the basic skills no matter how good the teachers are.

February 9, 2015 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas high school's piano purchase hits sour note

They say that the old piano is in poor condition. They say nothing about the condition of the one they want to buy. It is probably either a new one or a used one in good condition.

February 3, 2015 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

This could be an incentive to get an electric vehicle now.

January 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

We like the idea of electric vehicles, but as bicyclists we are a little concerned about our safety. We would like to have some noise added to the electric vehicles. We use our eyes before making our moves, but we also use our ears. I think that you will find that a lot of us who use bicycles for transportation share this concern.

January 27, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats outline opposition to governor's budget

If you are talking about "it's", it is being properly used. It's is the contraction of it and is. Its is the possessive.

If you get rid of the contractions, the sentences will read "It is for the children", etc.

He does have a typo in "It's and investment." It should read "It's an investment."

January 23, 2015 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Step one

It is surprising that Brownback hasn't tried to get rid of him yet.

January 11, 2015 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democratic Party chairwoman to step down

Reid was not the problem. Anything that the Republicans proposed also had as part of it that the ACA be defunded. That was a non-starter and as long as the Republicans would do this, Reid was not going to put the proposal on the table. If they didn't like the ACA the way it was, they should have proposed how to fix it. They were not fixing it, nor did the have a replacement.

A couple of English fixes that would make reading easier would be:
In line 2 it should be "Obama threw", "threw" is the past tense of "throw".
In the last line the word that you are looking for is "anemic".

I'm sorry, but both of us are proofreaders. We don't reply just to fix spelling errors, but if we reply for other reasons we may also propose some structural fixes.

January 1, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )