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Will sales tax numbers get scary?

Perhaps the scare will begin in City Hall at about Halloween. For most of the year, city leaders have been bracing for sales tax numbers ...

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Hot or Not II

I was very surprised when I found out that the vice presidential debate was more widely watched than the presidential debate. It would be hard ...

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Professor helps steer presidential debate conversation

It seems like Kansas University Professor Diana Carlin is all over the media landscape recently.That's not uncommon in presidential election years, when national media turn ...

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Uncle Sam Needs You

Economic news has become an obsession. I hang on the advice of "experts," while listening for stock market quotes and news of bailout legislation. The ...

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OBAMA—BIG MONEY MAN!

The right-wing media has a fixation with Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama's past. I bought into this too and still find it troubling. The ...

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A New Populism?

Are we entering a new era of populism?If you look at the House delegates who voted against the bailout bill last Monday, it is dominated ...

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I-35 delays delayed in Johnson County

Turns out road crews aren't immune from the same time-crunching pressures we all face.Here's a rundown of two highway projects in the area: One that ...

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Big 12 Conference Week 6 awards

Maybe Nebraska didn't know any better. But giving Missouri bulletin-board material - and doing it twice, no less - Saturday wasn't the best idea.In case ...

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Oh, say, can I see

Truth be told, I could do without the bugs in the teeth, the smell of dog food, the blood-curdling screams and the sting of pelting ...

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So Much to See (10/5/2008)

Previous: SMTS (9/28/2008)Next:SMTS (10/12/2008)dancemomx2 is the undisputed winner this week. She identified the building on the NW corner of Clinton Parkway which Cody has identified ...

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I Heart Al Franken

Al Franken won the Democratic nomination and will run against Republican Norm Coleman for Minnesota Senate. Franken is known as a comedian and political commentator ...

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ONE GOOD BAD SMEAR DESERVES A GOOD ONE.

JOHN KEATING SAVINGS AND LOAN SCANDAL.Keating supportedMcCain and McCin supported Keating.Keating went to jail Evan Mecham the Gov of AZ> got impeached,but in McCains eyesight ...

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Break out the Obama brown shirt

I was in Borders Bookstore recently and could not believe my eyes. In the children's section they are selling a picture book about Barack Obama. ...

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rose hips

so much big color around in the autumn, but I also think it's fun to see how much small color you can also find. I ...

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Society is immobilized by ‘Blindness’

**1/2From the trailers, "[Blindness][1]" may look like an M. Night Shyamalan event movie where an unexplained supernatural event leads to chaos and it's all resolved ...

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A tasty commute

OK, I've said since the start of this five-blog series on the senses that commuting by bike instead of car makes me more in tune ...

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2009 scooter reported stolen from Sub Sonic Scooters

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ An employee of Sub Sonic Scooters reported a 2009 Silver Kymco 'People 50' scooter valued at $2,100 ...

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‘Appaloosa’ as nostalgic as they wanna be

**1/2There's hardly an extended action scene in Ed Harris' new Western "[Appaloosa][1]." Everybody is such a good shot that almost all the gunfights last about ...

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Ladies Tresses

aren't particulary showy blossoms. The whole spike stands maybe 6 inches tall, so each individual flower is no bigger than the eraser on a pencil. ...

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