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Net Metering as Sunflower Compromise

of passing a bill to impose a surcharge on ratepayers The legislature should pass a companion bill that would require Sunflower to allow its customers ...

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The Rating for 2007 is Irrelevant

The so-called experts cannot agree on where the year 2007 ranks in comparison with other years. But then the average temperatures for various years only ...

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Simple Ideas

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the ...

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Chief Justice John Roberts and the birth of American empire

Just a note: I no longer work for the Journal-World. The views expressed here are my own. This is cross-posted at my new professional digs, ...

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity

Climatologists pay too little attention to the role water plays in earth's energy system, including the way water vapor affects air temperature. Water's potential to ...

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Scarlett Johannson’s new song is kickass.

Since when was it okay for movie stars to sing?Despite his hit "Respect Yourself," Bruce Willis sure didn't leave me breathless for the return of ...

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KU reports theft of four laptop computers

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ Kansas University Public Safety Office reported a laptop computer theft Tuesday. According to a report, four laptops ...

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KU, Jayhawks featured on CBS’ ‘Early Show’ in Greensburg

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![][1] Sunday marks the first anniversary of the massive tornado that wrecked Greensburg, and the CBS "Early Show" is in town this week showcasing the ...

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The Raconteurs in Kansas City

It's safe to assume that any time Jack White is performing within a 100 mile radius, I'm going to go see him. (Okay, so maybe ...

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Top 10 Worst Comic Book Movies Ever

As of Thursday night at 8pm when the Marvel Comics adaptation "Iron Man" hits theaters, summer will have officially arrived. From the previews it looks ...

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Xavier Omon selected in Sixth Round by Buffalo Bills

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by Raina Brown.Here's a highlight video put together by Xavier's friend, Jordan Elo, that shows some of his many highlights his senior year at Northwest ...

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Report raises questions about synthetic blood tests, like one conducted in Douglas County

[The Associated Press is reporting][1] that testing of synthetic blood replacements at hospitals around the country "may have led to unnecessary heart attacks and deaths." ...

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So Much to See (4/27/2008)

Previous: SMTS 4/20/2008 Next:So Much to See 5/4/2008 You may have noticed that flowers are blooming and trees are turning green. All but one of ...

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In my yard #2

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Yesterday I was outside with my camera and got a couple of interesting shots. First is an insect that I learned as a spotted cucumber ...

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Suppressed Study Contradicts Bush

President George W. Bush has once again claimed the existence of a threatened calamity that is contradicted by a government study.Does the claim involve WMD ...

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Cell Phone Meets Photoshop Elements

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Normally I don't like doing a lot to my pictures except for minor enhancement to bring some detail out or to better reflect the colors ...

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New COE Wetland Mitigation Standards

Earlier this month the Corps of Engineers and EPA jointly announced new standards for wetland & stream mitigation. It's no longer enough to implement a ...

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Food Crops Not Good for Biofuels

Those who are criticizing conversion of corn and soybeans to fuel have a good point. Diverting food crops to fuel doesn't do much to increase ...

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Phil Chapman and the Politics of Climate Change

Phil Chapman has certainly put a cat among the pigeons with his recent opinion article in The Australian newspaper entitled, "Sorry to ruin the fun, ...

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‘Harold and Kumar’ Can’t Escape Recycled Jokes

*1/2With a title like ["Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay,"][1] it would seem that the makers of its equally ridiculously-titled predecessor "Harold and Kumar ...

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