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  • Film of Complete Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock Performance to Get Theatrical Screenings

    Tuesday would have been the 70th birthday of Jimi Hendrix, and to commemorate the milestone a new theatrical film release of the guitar legend's entire Woodstock performance will be hitting screens throughout America.

  • A Tragedy Has Left this Pup Homeless

    A car accident resulted in the tragic death of Rowdy's best friend and owner. Can you give a wonderful lab mix dog a new loving home? He's at LAPP 807-8473.

  • The Rolling Stones' Official "Doom & Gloom" Video

  • Bidding For the Birds

    If you love animals, including birds of prey, please attend bidding for the birds on Saturday November 24th at the Sedgwick County extension office at 21st and Ridge. From 9-2 there that day there will be a fundraiser going on for the Eagle Valley Raptor Center with cool things to buy (Christmas presents?) Plus you'll see birds...Here's AVATAR to tell you more.... ~Jan

  • Paralyzed Dogs Walk Again With Nose Cell Transplant

    Meet Jasper, an amazing canine success story. Jasper is an English dachshund that was suffering with a spinal injury and unable to use his back legs. His owners volunteered him for a trial at Cambridge University to see whether cells from a dog's nose can improve the nerve connections in its spine. Doctors found that the olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) support nerve fiber growth connecting the nose to the brain and also regenerate nerve fibers in damaged spinal cords. After six months of walking on a treadmill, Jasper's owners say he now "whizzes around the house." Researchers hope that this might lead to advancement toward a cure for human spinal-cord injuries

  • The Checks Are Still Coming In

    Phil and I were very pleased to hear from Pat Morriss at LAPP that donations are still coming in as the result of our "Campout for the Critters" Nov. 8 and 9. The animals at LAPP are fantastic potential companions for anyone who could use a friend. We feel so happy that we could shine a little light on LAPP. Thank you everyone who supported us in our efforts in any way! We love you!

  • Rolling Stones Documentary Premieres on HBO Tonight

    The new Rolling Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane will get its TV debut tonight on HBO. The film, which celebrates the band's 50-year career, will air at 8 p.m. cst and then will be viewable on-demand to HBO subscribers starting tomorrow.

  • She'd Sure Have to hit the Gym!

    She's nine and she's rocking the gridiron. Will she be the first woman to play in the NFL? She'd sure have to hit the gym..

  • Was Diane Sawyer Drunk During ABC’s Election Coverage?

  • Am I the Only One Who Loves Election Day?

    It's almost like Christmas eve for me as I anticipate the election results. The whole political process excites me. That appreciation was instilled in me at an early age. It started when I was in grade school. I campaigned for candidates by placing their business cards, explaining their stand various issues, in the screen doors of all our neighbors. SO long before the internet. Later I graduated to the illustrious position of posting the chalk numerals on the chalk board in the Election Commissioner's Office in front of the glare of TV cameras. Speaking of the media are celebrities and who they are backing today...

  • Aerosmith's Tyler and Perry Talk New Album, Share Favorites Songs on The View

    Aerosmith has been making the rounds in New York City chatting with the media about their new studio album Music from Another Dimension!, which hit stores this Tuesday. On Friday morning, following the band's appearance on NBC's Today, frontman Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry headed over to ABC studios to talk with the ladies of The View.

  • You Probably Can't Wear The Costume Voted "World's Best"

    Josh Sundquist is well-known as a motivational speaker who recovered from his loss of a leg to cancer at age 9 to ski in the Paralympics. Today he's roundly winning the global contest for the best Halloween costume. It's inspired by the infamous leg lamp from holiday classic "A Christmas Story," which featured an ornery dad obsessed with his fringed table lamp in the shape of a leg. "I had to shave my leg, but I think it was worth it," Sundquist wrote on his Facebook page. This isn't Sundquist's first Halloween rodeo: He won similar applause after going as "Amputee Gingerbread Man" in 2010.

  • No Traffic Lights...Dream or Nightmare?

    My friend Roseann lives in Jersey. Her mom lives in a neighboring town in a care facility. Rose cannot get though on the phone to her due to Superstorm Sandy. She will drive to see her today. Alas, all the traffic lights in Hudson county are out. So, I had to ask myself. if we treated every intersection as a 4-way stop, would that save time or cost us time? Major intersections with multiple lanes would be a real pain. Do you think everyone remembers that when two cars arrive simultaneously at an intersection with no traffic light...the one on the right has the right-a-way? Shott me an email with your

  • Flooded Subways, Electrical Outages..I feel for the people in Sandy's Path

    Hurricane Sandy may only be a category one hurricane, but that seems like it packs quite a punch to me. There are warnings that 11-foot tall waves might result in flooding in the lower part of Manhattan....can you imagine flooded subways/...they are the lifeblood of the city. My friend on Long Island says she is holding steady and not going to evacuate even though she is just barely outside the area from which evacuation is required. The entire Eastern seaboard will likely be affected in some way. Let's keep all of our fellow Americans and visitors to this country in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger Says Band's New Live at the Bowl '68 Video Is "Amazing Looking"

    This past week, The Doors released a DVD and Blu-ray featuring an updated and expanded version of the band's historic July 1968 concert at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Live at the Bowl '68 offers restored, high-definition visuals of the show as well as a remastered soundtrack.

  • Don't you hate it when..

    So dopey me, wasn't sure what kind of cake to buy/make for Phil's birthday. I know chocolate was what to do...there are a lot of people at our office so I decided to buy a white cake and make a pineapple upside down cake. So, I punt nap time and toil to make a pineapple upside down cake. Instead of the usual small 8 X 8...I double the recipe and make a 9 X 13...great until it comes time to flip the hot cake (Must be hot for a successful flip. I've done it a hundred times) Well...the tray I was using for this was considerably bigger than 9X13 and you can imagine...the flip failed and the cake broke in half...sure I tried putting back luck. I think my husband was happy...he got to eat it...and Phil liked the white cake. Sorry co-workers, first come, first served on the white cake. Anyone else had similar failures? Email me at

  • President Obama trumps Trump on the Tonight Show

  • Rolling Stones Release Official Bootleg of 2005 Toronto Concert

    Rolling Stones Release Official Bootleg of 2005 Toronto Concert

    The Rolling Stones have released the fifth installment of their series of officially authorized bootlegs. Light the Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour captures an intimate club show in August 2005 at Toronto's The Phoenix that kicked off the band's tour in support of its latest studio effort, A Bigger Bang. The 15-song set features The Stones road testing four A Bigger Bang cuts, as well as serving up some classic tunes and a few select covers.

  • I can't help it, this grosses me out

    I read recently than men spend about 25 minutes more per week in the bathroom than women do. That was then our "Quirky question" on Oct. 23rd. I said that "for some reason, I don't know exactly why, magazine racks in the bathroom gross me out". A listener has interpreted that to mean I am telling him what to do, which was not my intent. As a way of apology, I am willing to read him anything he chooses through the bathroom door and I'll even clean the bathroom. I am messaging him on facebook to make the offer. I will let you know what he says...He does have a pumpkin in a Jason Hockey mask as his profile pic on FB, but I think that is just a Halloween reference.

  • Thank You FBI

    Great work by the Feds yesterday, thwarting an attempt to blow-up the Federal Reserve. How many websites, etc. must the feds have to watch to prevent terrorist attacks? The Feds were great, managed to contact a guy from Bangladesh who was wanting explosives etc. to commit a heinous crime against America...they furnished him with fakes and when he tried to go through with his diabolical plan they swooped in and arrested him. I love it! Do we give enough props to the FBI, The ATF, the CIA as well as local law enforement?

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