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Kansas lawmakers to debate ban on texting while driving

For those that think this is stupid you have not lost a friend or family member because a person was texting while driving. My nephew and was killed in June 2008 by a driver who was texting. The weather was clear; the road was straight, nothing to obstruct the drivers view EXCEPT HIS CELL PHONE. My sister and brother-in-law and their two other sons suffered a loss that they will live with forever. So for those that believe this law would be stupid then you will sooner or later be the cause of an accident and high probability of taking someone’s life!!!

December 16, 2009 at 7:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turner Gill expected to take over as Kansas football coach

Heads up Turner Gill...you will be judged, depending on your salary, by none other than Mr. Dolph C. Simons Jr. If you make over $100,000 per year Mr. Simons will write that you are over paid...of course on the other hand Mr. Simons may refrain from commenting about your salary and not open himself to racism. What say you Mr. Simons, is $100,000 to much for Mr. Gill?

December 12, 2009 at 6:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Briscoe to enter 2010 NFL Draft

Rating of two Kansas receivers, Meier & Briscoe, on a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being the best...Meier 10 and Briscoe 5. Best of luck to Briscoe but the next level will be a real shock when he put on the Pro pads and a Pro defensive back hits him at half-speed...there are at least 20 wide receivers in the college ranks that are better than him...

December 4, 2009 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Not-so-gentle reign

Winning At Football

There are two categories of football players - playing at football and winning at football. The winning at football player does everything possible to out perform their opponent, which requires hours of personal time to be their very best. If anyone wants an example then simply look at the Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. Last season Colt McCoy was a "good" quarterback "playing football", during the off season Colt McCoy applied himself to hours of physical conditioning which vastly improved his strength, speed, ability and this year Colt McCoy is "winning at football".

Watching Kansas this season there is one football player that has stood out and that is Kerry Meier. Kansas has an excellent nucleus of players that will return; if those players commit themselves to hours in physical conditioning starting now till the first game in 2010 then Kansas has the potential for Winning At Football regardless who is the coach.

One last thought - those that think it is tough with Coach Mangino will find life after college football very difficult and will look back at Coach Mangino as a very easy time. The take away from this is very simple, life is what you make of it and not what others make it for you - YOU CAN EITHER WIN OR JUST PLAY FOOTBALL.

November 19, 2009 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Preserving penmanship in the Computer Age

It is very satisfying to know that Susan Niedenthal understands the value of the "3 R's". It would probably be better if grade school children had to write and not even be close to a computer. The value of good handwriting has far more positive impact than learning the "keyboard". If there is a teacher that desires a "bonus" at Deerfield Shcool that would be Susan Niedenthal. Way to go Susan.

What about the math teachers at Deerfield, do they allow calculators in the classroom or do they have the same standard as Susan and students have to add, subtract, multiply, and divide by "writing" the numbers. ?

November 7, 2009 at 6:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Protesters decry coal use near Westar

For all that oppose Coal Burning Electrical Plants, just how many of you actually experienced living pre-1955 life style?

How many of you lived in a house with no air-conditioning, cooked on a wood stove, trotted to the one or two sitter outhouse in the winter to go poop, heated your home from the wood stove, had to grow a garden so you would have vegetables to can to eat for 9+ months, butchered your hogs and cattle for your years worth of meat for a family of five, and was thankful for two pairs of warm house slippers at Christmas?

If you cannot answer "yes I did" to all of the above, quit bitching about the coal fired electric plants. And if this is not enough then you lack the common sense and deserve to live with the horrors of what we have today. If anyone of you believe that there is enough sunlight and wind to provide "all" of the electrical power for a nation with 300 million people, then please share your secret from the world you came from with the United States of America.

Oh, one last thing...For those that want Clean Energy Now have you walked to work each and every day for the pass year? If not then stay at home and turn out your lights, don't cook on your electric stove, turn off your heat, don't use the electric can opener to open the can of soup that you will have to eat cold.

October 26, 2009 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU sports teams’ apparent feud spurs 2nd brawl

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little needs to take charge and put an end to the situation immediately. For example; all of the football and basketball team players, coaches, trainers, etc. need to assemble and Chancellor Gray-Little simply needs to address them and put the players on notice. Yes, she needs to talk down to the players as these young men need to understand they are a “dime a dozen” and there are thousand of young men across this nation that can take their place. Next she should address the parents of all of the players and let the parents know what happen so the “sons” don’t provide misleading information to their parents. Unfortunately, if this does not take place the next event that happens between the players may very likely be a homicide investigation.

September 24, 2009 at 7:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pension system problems mounting

The finanical planner of the KPERS must be one of those that subscribe to the theory "don't get out of the market when it goes down as the lossess will be made up when the market goes up". Anyone that follows this theory will lose their shirts.

September 7, 2009 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Memorial to late sheriff’s officer dedicated

waka1, I am Lt Dillon's uncle, and if you write comments for amusement then it is understandable you don't have anything better to do because you don't have enough brain power as evident because you need help from wikipedia to write you blog - by the way the person that killed my nephew was texting while he was driving rather than driving responsible.

To many people like you can't read a positive news aritcle without writing a self-serving comment; just like ModSquadGal and her envirnomental agenda.

July 1, 2009 at 8:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius pushes for Congress to pass a bailout package, help states

If anyone thinks that the answer to any industry or State government financial woes is to have the federal government give them money because the economy is bad must have funked Econ 101. OK, lets do it - just need people like the great Gov. Sebelius to decide which of the existing Federal government programs to cut back on funding levels...get real and live within your means; and by the way, when the "times were good" did the great Gov. Sebelius set aside funding for the lean years? Maybe the Obama Team will save the State of Kansas and hire Gov. Sebelius and move her to D.C.

November 19, 2008 at 4:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )