Letter to the Editor
Flood victims now victims of thieves Our home, two-story white farmhouse past Johnsons' Store, was the first home flooded back in June. Danny has been going to the farm after work, cleaning up the place and salvaging what he can. What is sad, we have had somebody steal from us. This man would give you the shirt off his back. He would of probably given you what you stole, had you asked. This makes us furious. We had a riding lawn mower, p...
Abortion foes see more clues in
cases unsealed after nearly a year
John Hanna Associated Press TOPEKA (AP) - Since Phill Kline lost the job, fellow abortion opponents have been trying to persuade Kansans that the attorney general's office has been protecting abortion providers. They've pulled information from various sources, including campaign finance records, court documents and people's public statements, to fill in the mosaic of what they view as problems within state government. And they anticipate...
Hillary Clinton: Terminator IV
Kathleen Parker Tribune Media Services All politicians adapt and mold themselves to fit their audience, but Hillary Clinton has elevated the art of identity politics to a science of morphology. She doesn't just show people what they want in order to convince them that she's their "man" - and we no longer use that word entirely metaphorically. She becomes the people she wants to sway. Which prompts the question: Is she human or is she ....
'Bad Dads' a bad idea
Kathleen Parker Tribune Media Services Of those everyone loves to hate, few can compete with the deadbeat dad for longevity. How much do we hate him? While we're counting the ways, Fox TV may try to help America organize its contempt and put a face on this loathsome character. "Bad Dads," redundant in these male-bashing times, is the name of a new reality show Fox is considering. While the network reviews the pilot, outraged fathers' a...
Should justice be blind for
fugitive turned suburban mom?
Mitch Albom Tribune Media Services She was arrested at 19, when she tried to sell drugs to an undercover cop. She pleaded guilty, hoping for probation. Instead she was given the maximum - 10 to 20 years. One year later, she said, she jumped a fence in prison, and met her waiting grandfather in a car. And for the next 32 years, she led a secret life. She changed her name. She got in no trouble. She married a man, raised three children, a...
Rev. Wright, drowning in a sea of hypocrisy
Leonard Pitts Tribune Media Services My cousin thinks Jeremiah Wright walks on water. He is a minister, my cousin, and for years, whenever I've visited him in Chicago, he has asked the same question: have I ever attended one of the Rev. Wright's services? When I said no, he would lecture me on the wonderfulness of Wright, the innovative ministries he has started, the liberation theology he preaches. I owed it to myself, my cousin would sa...
Chanute takes story to Kansas Sampler Festival
Jane Brophy Chamber of Commerce Thank you to everyone who attended the 6th Annual Business Expo on Saturday, April 26. The weather cooperated this year and approximately 2,500 people came out to enjoy the day. This event wouldn't be possible without Neosho County Community College and the many vendors and sponsors. We are also appreciative of Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center holding the Health Fair to begin the day. And, of course, ...
World trade vital for Kansas
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau Future prosperity in Kansas business and agriculture remains tied directly to worldwide expansion of trade. The U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, now before Congress, provides tremendous opportunities for Kansas and other U.S. exporters. This trade agreement will be positive for agriculture and other U.S. businesses. Growth in U.S. agricultural exports could exceed $900 million per year following i...
Tri-Valley offers 'direct support' classes
Executive Director, Tri-Valley Developmental Services
Any job is easier when we have the right tools.
The direct support professionals at Tri-Valley now have a new tool to access in providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The agency is offering classes through the College of Direct Support, providing opportunities for staff to gain new skills, knowledge, and encouraging professionalism.
Direct Support Pr...
'Friday Nite Flight' activities planned
Vision Chanute's recently-formed Youth Action Committee is pleased to announce plans continue to be finalized for the first "Friday Nite" activity evening, May 16, 7-9:30 p.m. at Murray Hill Elementary School. Information sheets will be distributed through the local schools.
"Friday Nite Flight" will be activities and fun-filled evening for area 6th grade students. Scheduled activities include basketball, movie room, Guitar Her...
Seriously, how can we trust the justice system?
Leonard Pitts Tribune Media Services I want you to tell me how I can trust the justice system. Mister Attorney General, the question is for you. And you too, Ms. Police Officer, Madame District Attorney, and Mr. Judge. It is also for you, Mr. and Ms. Average Citizen. I realize this will be an engraved invitation for those crackpots who get their jollies flouting their hatefulness and ignorance on electronic message boards and I'm willing ...
The Wichita Eagle, on the governor's desire for legislative collaboration Gov. Kathleen Sebelius came to Wichita ... to sign and celebrate the bill ensuring that Cessna Aircraft Co. assembles its new Citation Columbus business jet in Kansas. The legislation, creating a $33 million bond package, stands out in a frustrating legislative year as a model of multilevel government collaboration and economic development. Sebelius noted the bill w...
Onions rout suffragist
From the microfilm files of the Chanute Tribune as prepared by the Chanute Historical Society. Onions may keep the historic banners which were a feature of every votes-for-women held in Chanute last fall from waving saucily in the breeze at Washington, D. C., when the suffragists give their parade there the day before President Elect Wilson is inaugurated. The reason that, onions are particular obnoxious to Miss Lacretia Campbell of this c...
Judy Billings - Freedom's Frontier
Ron Wilson Huck Boyd Institute It is the predawn hours of August 21, 1863. Into the streets of Lawrence, Kansas rides William Quantrill with some murderous raiders from Missouri. They proceed to ransack and burn the town. It's part of what the national press called Bleeding Kansas, where the dispute over the future of slavery was played out in violent form. Now there's an initiative to preserve and share the history of this turbulent era. ...
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HINTS FROM HELOISE
Nailing Down a Solution
Dear Readers: My column last year recommending using decolorized iodineDECOLORIZED IODINEto help strengthen weak and brittle nails, well, really struck a nail! Ouch! It seems that many women are having problems with their nails.
Let me share this information again for those who missed it. If your nails are weak and thin, you can use decolori...
Wright still wrong
Tribune Media Services
WASHINGTON - Anger is a tough emotion to conceal and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's simmered barely beneath the surface during his Monday performance at the National Press Club.
Oh, he was funny and entertaining. He's got the gift of gab and knows how to bring an audience to its feet. "Amens" rolled easily off the tongues of his supporters.
But make no mistake: Barack Obama's "former pastor," by virtue onl...
The Garden City Telegram,
on monitoring students' Internet use
School districts nationwide have become more proactive in crafting policies for Internet use.
As part of that, they must balance concerns about online safety with the need to help students take advantage of the Internet's powerful learning technology.
And as they're discovering, there are plenty of potential pitfalls along the way. Consider the recent report that a Garden City USD...
Christianity out of step with Jesus
Leonard Pitts Tribune Media Services James Lawson is out of step with modern Christianity. Take gay marriage. Speaking in support of a proposed state constitutional ban on same-sex unions, one Rev. Hayes Wicker of First Baptist Church in Naples, Fla., was recently quoted by the Naples Daily News as saying, “This is a tremendous social crisis, greater even than the issue of slavery.” As asinine as that remark is, it is perfectly in step wit...
The Salina Journal, on Kansas conserving energy In the past 30 years, our electricity consumption has doubled. It’s risen almost 10 times a person since 1950, from 474 kilowatt hours to 4,571 kwh in 2006. Not to get stuck in the “good old days” or “when we were young” mode, but we have to wonder, what are we using all this power for? And we also have to wonder, are we happier for it? We’ll certainly be poorer for it. Energy rates are expec...
Letter to the Editor
Volunteers appreciated This week (April 27 – May 3) is National Volunteer Week. This is an opportunity for us to recognize all the dedicated people who volunteer their time and talents. Volunteers play a vital role in the success of many organizations and are a important member of any team. We have several people who volunteer here at Chanute Health Center. And I personally know that we couldn’t accomplish nearly as much without them. Some ...