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  • Halloween Movies For A Great Cause!

    If you like scary movies, here is a great deal for you: You can see John Carpenter's Halloween, Killer Klowns, Re-Animator, or Return of the Living Dead at the 3rd Annual October at the Old Town Horror Festival for just 5-bucks a movie! It's a fundraiser for Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, the NO-KILL animal shelter in Wichita. For dates and show times just go to warrenoldtown.com!

  • What is the Deal with This Horrible Commercial?

    So on network TV last night I saw one of my least favorite commercials ever. It is for a crummy cell phone, but it is totally appalling for other reasons. It features some idiot guy (let's start there...why are guys so often depicted as idiots?) but it does not stop there. The guy is at some children's school performance and appears to be impaired and unable to photograph the performance...really? Is it really cool to depict a grown man screwed up at a kid's event?

  • Is a Government Shut Down Really the Answer?

    In my campaign to name the airport for Eisenhower, I have come to appreciate Eisenhower's ability to respect and negotiate with people who did not hold the same opinions he did. Since the Affordable Health Care Act is law and has been ratified by the supreme court, shutting down the govenment seems like a futile and childish thing to do to me. They need to work on a repeal if they are serious, not make people miserable with a government shut down.

  • Is There a Breaking Bad 101?

    I am always "late to the party" when it come to TV shows. Since Dexter has ended, I asked what show I should attach myself to next, even it it meant having to ge the DVDs. Several people suggested "Breaking Bad". I have watched the first episode. I like Bryan Cranston's character, but am I hoping his "wife" grows on me. So far I am not liking her. What are your thoughts on the show? Did I make the right choice?

  • Pay Gregg, keep Him Here

    Phil and I had the pleasure of having an extended conversation with Coach Marshall in 2011 when he was helping with a charity function and came to cut a commercial with us. I was surprised that he arrived without an entourage. He came in by himself, cut the commerical like a veteran broadcaster and proceeded to chat with us about Shocker basketball. He talked with us rather than to us. He has made our city even more notable through his tremendous coaching talent and has created great opportunites for some fine young athletes by virtue of the way he has mentored and coached them. His contributions are priceless!

  • What Show Are You Attached To?

    Now that Dexter has left the building, the debate at my house is what show we should attach ourselves to next. I like James Spader, just like Johnny Maze does so I will definitely check out "The Blacklist". If anyone else has a suggestion to make, I am sure willing to listen!

  • Animal Rescues

    I am sure most people have seen the magnets and stickers that say "Who Rescued Who?" . They promote pet adoption, which I am all about! However, I was happy to see a couple of amazing stories about rescued pets that saved their owners lives. We'll talk about those stories tomorrow on the Jan and Phil Show!

  • EpiPens For Everyone

    There are only 4 states that require that schools have epi-pens available ....Kansas is not one of them. This week a 13year-old football player from Texas died when he was stung by fire ants on a football field and had an allergic reaction. He had no known history of allergies. To be effective, the EpiPen has to be readily available, so coaches, teachers and administrators should have them close by. According to doctors, the Epi-pen dispenses epinephrine, which does its job and quickly leaves the body, thus there is no down side in administering it.

  • What will Happen Sunday?

    The end is near. For 8 seasons I have loved Dexter, so has my husband, so has Phil Thompson and so have countless other fans. The season with John Lithgow was the best. The season with Colin Hanks was the worst, though it wasn't Hanks' fault, it was the ridiculous over-the-top plot that season. Now, the writers have to wrap things up in the same dramatic fashion that kept us on the edge of our seats...what will happen to Dexter will he live happily ever after or die trying to? For those who have never watched the show, in anticipation of Sunday we offer this collage of past Dexter episodes

  • Keep Those Emails and Signatures Coming

    I am amazed and grateful at the number of people who are joining, with passion, our campaign to name the new airport after Eisenhower. I have received an email of support from an Ike biographer and three pilot s, two of whom fly for an airline that flies into Wichita. If you have not signed the petition, please look for the picture of Ike here on our website and sign. The idea is not only to honor a great American who credited his upbringing here for his later success in saving the free world and serving as president, but to also increase awareness of and marketing opportunities for our airport and our fabulous city. Thank you for your support!

  • Which Area City Will Be Next?

    It seems that Abilene is not the only city in Kansas to agree that Eisenhower is the best name for our new airport. Another city nearby may send a resolution to our city council this week asking our city council to make the change. Can you guess which city? Shoot me an email at jharrison@jrn.com

  • Sign the Petition at The Fair

    The National Eisenhower Memorial booth at the fair has been inundated with people wanting to sign the petiton to change the name of Mid-Continent to Wichita Dwight D.Eisenhower International Airport. I have now supplied them with paper petitions! if you're at the Kansas State Fair and want to sign, they are located in the Eisenhower Building (yes, I am serious) which is the building in which KWCH is located! You can also sign at any Riverside Cafe location or on this website. Just click on the picture of IKE.

  • This is a No-Brainer

    Everywhere I go these days, people come up to me and say they agree we should change the name of our airport to "Eisenhower" and they even add " It's a no-brainer" Now, I just have to get the powers that be to realize it. You can help. Just call the city council office any weekday between 8 and 5 and tell the administrative assistant there that you think the name change is a great idea. The number is 268-4331. An aiport name change could mean industry for Wichita!

  • The City of Abilene Supports Our Efforts!

    Great news! While we still must make out case to the city council and overcome the objections of airport staff, the city of Abilene has made a resolution that reads in part "whereas the City of wichita is home to the largest commercial airport in the state of Kansas, and is located about 100 miles south of Abilene the proud home of President Eisenhower's, library museum and boyhood home; whereas, presently their are no commercial airports in the USA named for President Eisenhower and his many accomplishments, be it resolved the city commission of the city of Abilene, respectfully requests the city council of the city of Wichita Kansas, to take such actions as may be necessary to rename the Mid-Continent Airport the Dwight D. Eisenhower International Airport". That pretty much speaks for itself.

  • We're Somebody Now, We're in Print!

    Hope everyone saw the Eagle Editorial about us and the airport in Friday's paper! Please find it in your stack of newspapers and if you agree you can email an Opinion Line comment at opline@wichitaeagle.com or write a long, passionate letter and email it to letters@wichitaeagle.com Thank you.

  • Need some energy? Spray on Caffeine!

    Harvard undergrad, Ben Yu and a venture capitalist, Deven Soni have invented a topical spay caffeine...you just spray it on your neck and get energy without jitters or stomach issues. Look for it on the market the end of October. What's next? Spray-on beer?

  • Why We Want to Rename the Airport

    The reasons we want the Wichita airport named for Eisenhower:

  • Endorsement From Sen. Dole!

    Phil and I were delighted to announce this morning that Senator Bob Dole has endorsed our petiton to to rename the Wichita airport for President Eisenhower. Sen. Dole is a war hero in his own right and having him agree with us is just so thrilling!

  • Don't Be Afraid of Change

    So nice to be featured in KAKE's lead story last night. We sincerely would like to see the largest city in Kansas feature the name of one of the Kansas heroes of World history. If you are unfamiliar with Eisenhower's accomplishments, you can google him and learn a great deal. He led all the allied forces to victory in WWII and was a great president as well. He is the 10th most popular and 10th most influential president of all time in survey after survey. Although he was the only one of the Eisenhower children born in Texas, his family was from Kansas and moved back here before he was two years-old. He claimed Kansas and we claim him. His museum/library/boyhood home is in Abilene, Kansas not Texas. I can't see any reason for any attachment to the name "Mid-Continent" except "its always been that way". Actually it hasn't, but even if it had...never changing means stagnation.

  • The Latest Information on the Airport Renaming

    Talked with the folks in Little Rock about how they renamed their new airport which opened about 18 months ago. They did not consider the process difficult. Their council voted and told the airport staff to let the FAA know..then they made sure the name change was timed to quickly get noted in the various documents pilots use. Sounds to me like this could work. Please sign the petition. Many, many thanks!

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