Senator Dole said yesterday at WSU that he felt is was time he made some stops around the state and say "thank you". I think we all know that we should thank him. Senator Dole is clearly feeling the effects of aging, but his mind is still sharp as a razor at nearly 91 years of age. Among the things he said:
The wonderful aviation history of Wichita is, in large part ,the story of building superfortresses that defeated our foes and intimidated any potential foes. "Doc" is one of those. Congratulations to Tony Mazzolini, the Wichita Aero Club and all who have worked tirelessly to refurbish, "Doc" a B-29 Superfortress that languished in the California desert, having been used by the Navy for target practice. It should fly by the end of the year! See more about DOC, http://www.b-29doc.com/
It usually happens to me first thing in the morning, or sometime mid-afternoon. A song is stuck in my head for no particular reason. And it won't be the song I just heard on the radio or a song that was in the background of a t.v. commercial. Sometimes I will try and retrace my thought process and figure out where this song entered into my subconcious. This morning the song "Touch and Go" from The Cars was in my head. Why? Dunno....
People are always complaining about drivers in Wichita, about how no one seems to pay attention to the rules and of the road. On a normal day things are bad enough right? How about when the traffic lights are out at an intersection?? Some drivers don't seem to know what to do if they don't have a traffic light to tell them what to do. Try putting those people in a car at this intersection!
Looking back on it, I can imagine my parents going into the local record store in the fall of 1969 and saying to the clerk: "We have two boys 11 and 12 years old and they love rock and roll music, what would you suggest?"
I could not have been less accurate in my Kentucky Derby predictions! I am thrilled though that the odds on favorite, California Chrome won. So nice to see your average Joes bring a winner to the Derby...especially when California'Chrome's mama was so overlooked. Love these self-proclaimed "Dumb Asses" who own "Chrome" and turned down 6-million for a 51% interest in him. They are guys you'd want to have a beer with. I also really hope California Chrome wins the triple crown. I see movie rights looming if he does. I hope he then lives out his life at stud! The Preakness is on May 17th and lots of people will be cheering for this little guy!
So growing up, "Derby Day" was a big event at our house. All four of us in the family would pick a horse and if someone got it right, they had bragging rights for a year. This year I am going with Wildcat Red for obvious reasons...a horse with even the most remote tie to K-State should win! Uhh..right...well I am picking him as well as Danza, Candy Boy, Ride on Curlin and Wicked Strong. Surely one of my horses will win!
If you can afford a pet, please consider adopting today! Phil and I love LAPP, Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection. It is just a very basic shelter with out much in terms of ambiance, but it is place where pets are safe until the day they are adopted. Please make their wait for a forever home short. It makes room for another life to be saved. There is a good selection at LAPP most days. About every Saturday they are out with pets available for adoption. Look for them at Petsmart and Petco stores from noon to 3. Look for them on Facebook, LAPP!
If you love animals like Phil and I do, please consider coming to an open house Saturday the 19th of April from 10 to 3 at the Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center in Udall. You can meet the horses, bid on silent auction items and support the cause. See you there!
Paul McCartney is putting together a new promotional video for "Save Us," a song from his latest album, NEW, and he's asking fans to submit a photo of themselves that also include one line of lyrics from the tune.
On Monday Phil and I will provide all the details on how some lucky high school choir will get to sing with Foreigner! I can't imagine how cool that would be. Radio folks get on stage occasionally...but we certainly never get to sing. That is probably a good thing!
Some people seem to have a difficult time understanding why we campaigned to have the name of the airport changed. First, please know that the original "cost estimate" was horribly inflated and contained items that were "optional" . The reasons for the change are pretty simple:
There is now a Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Facebook Page! The page indicates the dedication will be March 31, 2015. Strangely enough, I first viewed the page on March 31, 2014! From all accounts, our new airport will be beautiful, very functional (the poor airport staff has quietly had to deal with the dysfuncton of an elderly airport for years and has done so admirably) and will proudly display our Air Capital heritage while honoring the man viewed by historians as our finest post World War II president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Way to go Wichita!
There is a bill that has passed the Kansas senate and is now going to the Kansas house that would prevent Sg.county voters from having the opportunity to vote on gambling until 2032. The gambling issues...slots at the Greyhound park and the other one about a casino in Sedgwick county were decided in 2007, but it was a close vote on both. Now Susan Wagle and others in the senate say they need to legislate no elections for us on this topic until 2032, so we don't have a costly election. How do you feel about that? Tell your Kansas House of Representatives member either way. If you do not know who that is...google "Who is my Kansas house of representatives member" and find out. For more info on the measure go to kansas.com~Jan