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  • Sometimes Both Drivers Should Get Tickets

    My husband recently assured us of higher insurance rates. He did it at approximately 5 miles an hour, by never-the less, he did it. He and a co-worker (Dave) had just had lunch together at a restaurant in the Twin Lakes area. Dave was in line to pull out of a driveway and go east bound. Next in line was a woman going the same way and third in line to exit the drive was my DH. Dave sees a car travelling about 10 miles per hour and approaching the driveway, signaling a turn. He pulls out. Next the woman in front of my husband sees the same thing and pulls out. Next it is my husband's turn. He sees the same thing, and by now it appears the elderly lady is about to make the turn. He looks west and pulls out...right into the side of the lady's car. She has failed to turn into the drive as she indicated and has stopped immediately in front to the driveway. Granted my husband should have glanced back one last time to make sure she completed the turn she was indicating. However, I think she should have gotten a ticket for inattentive driving. The woman in front of my husband who succesfully tuurned saw what happened and felt she had been part of the cause. She filed acted as a witness. She was very kind and in no way at fault. Oh well, it's better than the time my DH backed out of a driveway and into the car parked on the street across from the drive....in front of our new insurance agent!

  • I'm A Gunslinger

  • Seriously, Betty Ford?

    The Westboro "Baptist Church" is at it again. This time they are picketing Betty Ford's funeral. Seemed like a good "First Lady" to most of us, but they think they need to vilify her because she was married and divorced before marrying President Ford and talked about sex with "tawdry reporters". I am not sure how they know she did that, but really, so what? Their insanity rolls on.

  • Horrible Bosses

    I once had a horrible boss. He asked me to do something that would have comprised my integrity and possibly put listeners in danger. I refused to do it, knowing I would quit or readily accept termination if it came to that. He backed down. Its not always that easy. Many people may fear leaving a bad situation due to the lack of jobs right now. We want to know, are you currently working for a horrible boss? Please take the poll here on our home page.

  • Reasonable Doubt

    Jurist William Blackstone once said "It is Better that ten guilty men go free than one innocent man be convicted". I agree with him and that is my philosophical view of the Casey Anthony case. I doubt anyone thinks Casey Anthony is completely blameless in the death of her daughter, but the prosecution did not have sufficient evidence to make their case for her having murdered her daughter. "A lack of motive" was cited by an alternate as part of the difficulty in reaching a guilty verdict. If convicting Casey could have brought Caylee back, I might have a different viewpoint, but of course it could not. I therefore have to hope that Casey Anthony gets the mental health evaluation and treatment she needs and goes on to do good in the world.

  • Love is an Amazing Thing

    I love you Bono! For the work you do for the marginalized all over the world and for what you did for one blind guy at your recent concert. To see what he did just go to our facebook page...facebook.com/1045thefox. My eyes were brimming with tears, yours maybe too!

  • Happy Independence Day!

    I have long considered whether or not the founding fathers would be amazed by the success their little country has enjoyed. (These are the kinds of things I think about in my spare time). I would love to tell Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, for instance, what a terrific job they did in establishing this nation and watch them smile. I'd tell them of our triumphs and failures and our achievement of super-power status. I can't help but think they would be over-joyed and a little surprised by the success of this country. It had somewhat humble beginnings and I have read that they wondered about its future possibilities. I wish I could give them an update.

  • What to name the new Funky Little Juice and Ice Cream Shop

    The "return of Squeezers Palace" was heralded as a chance to feel some of the vibe of the old Squeezer's Palace that delighted Wichitans from 1971-1976 with lots of fresh fruits and juice, cheese cake, cream puffs, fresh fruit milkshakes, pineapple chunks or frozen bananas dipped in hot fudge and more. The store would be slightly different with some of the same products and some similar products and atmosphere. Now the old owner, who never trademaked the name, says he is upset by the planned new place. It seems the name is definitely part of the nostalgia, but should it be used? Please tell us what you think at our Facebook page, facebook.com/1045thefox. The options are: use "Squeezer's Palace", use "Squeezer's Palace 2" (using peace sign or columns from orignal logo to represent "2") or come up with a new name and abandon the nostalgia draw. Please let us know what you think asap.

  • I Don't Want to Be Awakened at 3:30!

    What rational person thinks its okay to shoot-off illegal fire works in the city, particularly at 3:30am on the 29th of June? It's weekday, not the holiday and working folks are trying to sleep! I still had a few minutes to sleep. Rats! People can be so thoughtless!

  • How DOES All that stuff get in your basement?

    I am off for a couple of days working on a vast project, cleaning out and organizing my basement. I am not sure how stuff accumulates the way it does. I am by no means a hoarder, and yet I find myself tripping over laundry and misplaced luggage. Seems difficult to find a "place for everything". Yet, one of my best friends lives a block away in a similar house with a smaller basement and everything is ALWAYS neat as a pin. I swear we have Gremlins and she and her husband do not.

  • Toilets, Why Are They So Darn Difficult?

    Well, I was quick to blame my Triton toilet for failing me, turns out it may be my fault. I love those bleach tablets you drop in the tank. A kind listener informed me this morning that they degrade the seals in the toilet tank and that may be why my toilet is running constantly. I have the water supply shut-off, of course, but it's quite a ballet, turning the water off and on, if someone can't do stairs to use our other facilities!

  • Courage and Graciousness, Some Women exhibit it All

    I am just amazed by a woman I met a year ago. What she did over the course of the past year was amazing. She did not let pride or bitterness prevent her from helping others and she works unselfishly in an occupation that requires a lot of courage. Details tomorrow!

  • KHS Cat Giveaway Sat. 6/18

    If you are prepared to make a home for a sweet cat. The KHS is giving cats away from 2 to 4 on Saturday the 18th. Limit is 2 per household. These cats have been spayed or neutered and have all their shots and a microchip. They come with 30 days of pet health insurance and some Science Diet. We have a cat, "Ashes" in addition to our two dogs and he really brightens our days. He was a rescue and is adorable.

  • How DID that cup get there and how does it stay?

    We've all seen the tennis shoes tossed over utility lines, dangling over a street. But there is a new item for dangling...the giant convenience store cup, complete with liquid and straw has made a debut. It is dangling over the bridge on West 21st Street. The one near the spillway in the "BIg Arkansas Park". This is the area where 21st curves into West street. Pictures to come on our facebook page!

  • Clarence Clemmons Update

    I have been thinking about Clarence ever since I learned very early Monday that he had suffered a stroke. He has been through a lot lately, including missing the opportunity to perform on American Idol due to a hand injury. The latest news from the Springsteen camp indicates he is improving but will have to endure a lot of rehab to come back from this stroke. God bless you, Clarence!

  • The Mysteries of Family

    If you have an unsolved mystery in your family, I would love to hear about it. I am puzzled by a simple, well-meaning act that happened 25 years ago, give or take a couple. It took place in a Wichita cemetary and I long to know who was responsible. I will elaborate tomorrow. If you have unsolved mysteries within your family please share them, maybe even solve them on the Jan and Phil show!

  • Hulas and Harleys for Families Together

    Looking for a good time this Saturday night? some friends of mine are hosting Hulas and Harleys for Families Together. It will be a great party for a good cause!

  • Don't Take Anything for Granted

    I recently saw a national news story about Charla, the woman who was attacked by a chimp and nearly died. She has gotten a new face and her 18 year old daughter (who is just a lovely person) says her mother is looking forward to advancing her recovery with the new face. She'll be able to smell again and eat solid food again, but she will never again be able to see. Her surgeons also attempted a hand transplant but will have to try again, as that part of the 20 hour + surgery failed. Charla is eager to begin a new life and says the thing she misses most is having a home to go to, as she has been hospitalized in some fashion since the attack many months ago. Here's a prayer that she gets to go home soon. Her courage and her desire to "just be home" really touched me. I've decided I have no right to complain about the little things.

  • Does your beard need a face lift?

    I have a personal preference for beards that are well maintained versus the Ted Kaczinsky look. If you're a wild man or a man who just needs to update the look of his beard, help has arrived. The folks from the WAHL company are now at the River Festival with a 30-foot mobile barbershop! Please visit them, because for every visitor who stops by, WAHL will donate $1 to the National Fallen Firefighter Association. They will be grooming facial hair to make you or your man better looking than ever! They also have 3 simple tips to share that men can use to improve their look. . Plus, they are on a nationwide search for the best facial hair in the country....maybe it belongs to you! Barbers from WAHL will be on the show tomorrow morning to tackle Phil's facial hair...hey, at least we got his nose hair taken care of first!

  • A 102 degree temperature? Seriously?

    I am not athletic (unless you count 4 square in elementary school), so this is particularly hard for me to fathom. How in the world did Dirk Nowitzki play world class basketball Tuesday night with a 102 degree temperature and a sinus infection? Sure, he looked like he felt bad, but no one can argue about how well he played..jumping, spinning, it was all there as he was again "The Man" for Dallas and victorious over Miami...the heat could not scare him! He scoffed at their silly heat!

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