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  • The Trouble with Tombs

    Sure, it seemed like a good idea. The now dead Russian man had probably voiced no objections to being buried beneath the floor of his church. Little did he know that a house would later be built on the same site and his 800 year-old skeleton would be observable from the patio. Cocktails anyone? There is no way I could have a party on that patio...it would just seem so disrespectful.

  • Dogs Are Such Wonderful Friends

    If only all the world could be as loving and easy-going as our dogs. "Happy" had surgery in Kansas City and that meant Halle went to stay at a lovely pet resort. When we all got back together "Halle" was determined not to be separated from me. She jumped behind me and tried to nap literally on me as I was lying on the couch... she kept adjusting and tolerating her uncomfortable postion...just to make sure she was right with me. "Happy" was content to lie at my feet and use them as a pillow. He is doing well after surgery.

  • "Happy" To Have Surgery

    We are taking our dog, "Happy" to an specialist for eye surgery. I will be off Monday and Tuesday. i am concerned about the anesthesia but have hopes for the best. He is technically Kent's dog and Kent is due a break this year, with so many losses. Please keep good thoughts for us.

  • The New Mixer is Here, The New Mixer is Here!

    So, my huband is a great researcher and volunteers whenever we need to buy in anything that costs in excess of $50. So, after my beloved Kitchen Aid, my friend in the kitchen for 22+ years started leaking oil, we started researching which Kitchen Aid model to replace it with and how to get the best price. We went to a 'Big Box" store to order it shipped there in order to use a 20% off coupon and get a rebate. The nice lady there placed the order from the mixer department and we were to pay up front. DH was disappointed we'd have to pay shipping and I was settling for White rather than meringue. He got the smart phone...found the meringue with free shipping. 20% off, the same rebate, and two day delivery. It arrived yesterday and is a piece of art...coconut cream pie for DH to follow. Of course, we make purchases at the "Big Box" store nearly every week and did so, minu the mixer, that night. We want them to succeed too.

  • Ted Bundy's DNA Extracted

    Just read that some savy forensic tech was able to extract some DNA from a drop of Ted Bundy's blood and now that DNA will be put into a data base to see if he may be connected to more murders than we know of. At first I thought it odd that they did not have his DNA on file. Turns out DNA profiling was known about and had been done in England several years before Bundy was killed. However, DNA was not being taken on a regular basis in 1989. Should be interesting to see if there are any hits.

  • Hey, It's Pretty Clear He is innocent!

    Did anyone else see Dateline last Friday night? It was Keith Morrison's story of a man convicted of murder and serving time in Jefferson City, Missouri. Only problem is, it is patently clear he did NOT do this crime. Geez, what does it take to convince prosecutors? Of course the prosecutor in this case is now a judge. He should not be proud of the job he did on this one. If you saw the episode you know what I mean! More tomorrow!~ Jan and Phil

  • Can I Get A Call Back?

    Business seems to be booming here. If you doubt me, try and get any type of work done around your home. I am not blaming or complaining, just relating personal experience. If businesses are that busy, great. One example, we are trying to get a well put in, but the area to work in to dig is small. A company that can probably do it did not return a couple of calls from my husband. That meant another company might have to be utilized..one that would only be capable of putting the well right in the middle of our front yard (gee, if only it had a derrick attached). When my husband said "we could get one of those fake rocks to cover it". I swung into action and called the "silent" well digging company myself and left a message saying that I was desperate, and explaining the dire situation with the fake rock and begging for a call back to my husband. Someone did call...but my husband was up to his eyeballs in soot at a fire scene, so phone tag continues. AUghhh! A fake rock in the middle of our manicured front yard? Are you freakking kidding me?

  • Watching The Storm

    The drought has been horrible, but that is not why I watched the storm in such awe last night. The river birches were bending in the 60mph wind gusts and the various lines into the house were frantically dancing in the wind. Drivers were pulling to the curb to wait out the torrent of rain. I found it all quite interesting to watch, quite pleased to be living in the moment , sitting with my husband in the living room and not chastising myself for still being awake at 11:15. Because the power was out, there were lighted candles all about the living room, dining room and kitchen. I had chosen our wall colors specifically to enhance candle light and they did not disappoint.

  • Pet Safety is Paramount on These Hot Days

    Phil and I received a call from a very nice woman this morning. She called us in an effort to remind folks about pet safety, hoping to avert the tragedy she and her family have just endured. It seems her mom forgot her dog had been let outside and the dog succumbed to the heat in less than an hour. Please remember pets are not immune to dying from heat-related causes. What's more important, a clean kitchen floor or a safe, happy and healthy pet? You know how I'd vote.

  • How Hot CAN it Get?

    The record high temperature for Wichita is 114, set on August 12, 1936 during the dustbowl! The predicted high for today, August 2, 2011 is 113...but predicted highs each day have been broken all summer...will it happen today? If we get to 115 we set a new record. The anticipation and the heat are killing me!

  • How Can Anyone Think Littering is Okay?

    I was thrilled to read about the man in Leavenworth (the town not the federal prison) who set-up a camera to catch whomever had been throwing an empty bottle of tea his yard, each day for years. He caught the woman on tape and she was cited and fined a hefty fine. How could she justify what she did? How could anyone. I realized the other day that in every house I have lived in I have been near the corner. It seems those yards near the corner always get the most trash dumped on them. I guess people approach a stop sign to a busy street and say to themselves, "Well, here I go into traffic, better lose this beer bottle (pop can, chip bag, pair of socks) right now!

  • Take A Look at These Photos

    Yet another Wichitan is in a national contest, where voters decide the outcome! Alexis K. is featured on our facebook page, facebook.com/1045the fox. She is vying to be the new Wet Seal model. You can peruse all teh candidates and hopefully find our own candidate vote-worthy like we did.

  • Is it Time We Made Marijuana Legal?

    I have to admit something not very cool. I have never smoked Marijuana. I have not done so for several reasons...A) I have an aversion to feeling like I am in an altered state. B) It's illegal C) Don't want to damage my lungs. However, I dated many pot smokers and former pot smokers, so please don't think I was ever on a "high horse"about it...pun intended. It seems that pot is more popular than ever and it clearly has been effective in treating several medical conditions. One of my most conservative friends who works in a high position in law enforcement..again no pun intended...says he and many collegues think it would be better to legalize pot. We could reap the rewards of taxation, free law enforcement to focus on other things, and take away some of the profits from drug dealers. Maybe I am wrng in thinking some form of legalization might be a good idea. I want to know what you think. Please take our poll or call the J and P show any weekday morning at 436-1045.

  • Live to be 100? Exercise is Not The Key Says One Doctor

    Dr. Ephraim Engleman is a 100 year-old Rheumatologist who is still practicing medicine, with no plans to retire. He says exercise is not the key to longevity. He has his owns ideas about how to live to 100. Find them here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/43903066#43903066

  • The Big12 Has It Right, Now

    A salute in last year's Pin Stripe Bowl that was ruled excessive celebration raised a lot of questions as to just what consitituted excessive celebration. At Big12 Media day yesterday, Big 12 Coordinator of officials, Walt Anderson had some welcome things to say about the celebration rules. I am so happy about this, I could just spin in a circle, do a back flip, pound my chest and throw my arms into the air! See all the details at http://www.kansas.com/2011/07/26/1948222/big-12-officials-address-the-salute.html

  • Do We Need a Dollar Coin?

    So, I went to the vending machine this morning and in the return change I received was a dollar coin. Seriously a dollar coin? Didn't we learn long ago those are not popular? Do we insist on making them because they last longer and are therefore cost effective? Is this new coin featuring President James Buchanan one in a series of dollar coins featuring Presidents? It appears to be a pain in the neck for vending machine owners...as I got back 1.75, when I should've gotten just 1.00. Just my opinion and I may change my mind, of course.

  • Sometimes Reality Hits You in The face

    Ever gone to your high school reunion only to discover your former aquaintenance is now the president of his own company and has a PhD. in whatever it is you're interested in and volunteers at the local foodbank and mentors under privleged kids still has time to woo his beautiful spouse who was Miss Oklahoma 2000 and drive his race car? You know the guy or gal I mean? And to make matters worse he is a really nice guy!?...That person who has achieved so much can really make you take stock of your life and say...do-overs? To no avail, of course. More Monday on the J and P show.

  • Hope the Greens Are The Big Gainers

    Jamie and Carter Green have entered a video contest where they could win a million dollars. It depends mainly on getting the most number of votes for their fabulous video made right here in Wichita! If I were vying I'd want help from all the Wichita folks and then I'd want to give the money away to great local causes and great local people...all anonymously, as long as I could some how see the joy on their faces!

  • Another Eagle Rescued

    I have fallen in love with birds of prey. Ken Lockwood from the Eagle Valley Raptor Center has now rescued another Bald Eagle, this one in Oklahoma. It is a video that made me tear-up. Find it here http://www.kake.com/searchresults?searchKeywords=Eagle+rescue&dateRange=60 My love for these various birds began last year when Ken brought Hannah, the Red-Tailed Hawk to the Jan and Phil Show last year. I am happy to report she can see again after successful surgery. I went to see Hannah at her home at the center recently. She was delightful as always, obviously happy and healthy too. I also went to meet the juvenile Bald Eagle that Fox listeners are naming. I am telling you these birds are as easy to love as puppies and kittens. In no time at all I was smitten...to the point I fed them (dead) mice. Don't get me wrong, I am sorry for the mice, but their diet is nature's plan and thus I complied. Mice and everything else that these birds require, up to and including surgery, does not come cheap. ken Lockwood has made it his life's mission to care for these birds. I am sure glad he has.

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