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  • So Why Did We Buy Those Fountains?

    Seems to me the whole Water Walk project has been a series of missteps. Most people, rightly or wrongly, believed "Water Walk" meant walking to businesses that would be built along the river bank and maybe even taking water taxis up and down the "Water Walk". Perhaps that's how we ended up with the fountains we have now...a show stopper designed to embellish the arid looking area known as the "Water Walk" Unfortunately, the fountains can't operate properly due to Kansas wind. Really? Who knew we very often have sustained winds in excess of 10mph? Who knew drought was a distinct possibility?...the answer is everyone knew, except those in charge.

  • In Search of A Ring

    The saga began around 1998. At a friend's new house he and I found a class ring. I took responsibility for finding the previous owner. Without social media the search proved very difficult. I kept meaning to resume the search, but there were other priorities. Then I saw a national story about a 19 year-old reuniting a class ring and its owner and the search was back on. It's possible the 19 year-old was more concerned about the reunion of owner and ring than I was, because at 19 you're still wearing yours! Anyway, thus far it has been determined that the ring belongs to Tony Jones...Too bad his name is not Tony Jaborski or something else less common...but I am not giving up...TRJ I am looking for you!

  • iphone case is a stun gun

    So if I get the iphone case with the stun gun, then theoretically the "bad guy" will reach for or demand my iphone and I can easily stun him, correct? Hmmm seems like a good idea...catch 'em off-guard. Might be worth the $140 investment! What do you think? Email me at

  • Craziest Travel Promotion Ever

    The Japanese Island of Yoron does, according to the head of their Chamber of Commerce, appear to be shaped like the spinner from the American Board Game LIFE. Right. what does Yoron do with that? They are now inviting tourists play the game of LIFE for $5 and not just any game of LIFE, but a life-sized game...18 foot boards...spinner that is a roulette wheel, busses that look like the game pieces that drive people around to the various life stages featured in the game. Game is on July 20th until Sept 19th. Everyone who plays wins at least one-dollar in LIFE money that can be used only on the big jackpot however. Hmmm...would you want to play? Let me know at

  • I was Really Hoping That Paris Could Rise Above The Chaos

    I am so sorry to hear that Paris Jackson has attempted suicide. I was hopeful that despite what can, at best ,be described as an unusual childhood, MIchael Jackson's kids would thrive. I don't think Michael meant to harm anyone when he decided to be a father, but he had endured a difficult childhood and it is sad that he did not recognize that he created an even more difficult one for his children. I hope Paris recovers and is able to embrace whatever help she needs. I worry also about her brother and half-brother.~Jan

  • How Did Someone Find the Medallion Hunt on the Second Clue?

    The Eagle has a headline that indicates that the Medallion has been found...the first clue was, as always, more of a rules reminder so the only real hints were in clue #2. How did anyone get it so fast? I want details :>). Is it like the Lottery?...Wichita Festivals and the Eagle know the medallion has been found...they're just waiting to see who presents it? Did you know the general area after the second clue? If you did, please email me at!

  • The Medallion Hunt is On

    I am not sure who writes the Medallion clues. Is it done by commitee? That would explain some of the past difficulty in deciphering them. I must admit that so far this year they have been just the right amount of challenging. Let me know what you think. How close have you come to finding the medallion in past years? Email me with your thoughts on the Medallion

  • Rarely Are Crowds Well Behaved

    I had the opportunity to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend at the 9/11 Memorial. Hundreds of people were there at the same time I was. We went through security, we waited in a long line and then were able to walk freely on the grounds. It was cold, windy and raining. One of the Memorial employees told us how honored she was to work there and how the experience had changed her life and given her purpose. Everyone visiting there, people from all over the world, were quiet, thoughtful and polite. Sure, it seems like that might be a no-brainer, but we've all been places and seen people act like idiots when the occasion called for some dignity. This is one time everyone showed respect.

  • Am I the Only One?

    I am the only one who finds it too sad to put flowers on the graves of loved ones? Am I the only one who thinks the deceased are unaware of my doing that? I put a flag on my dad's grave, because he is a veteran of WWII....but I find it difficult to think of him and other loved ones as being in the cemetery, as I feel certain he is not there. Just me perhaps. Any thoughts on me at

  • School Storm Shelters Needed in Tornado Alley

    I believe it should be a law that just like smoke detectors and panic bar door openers, schools in tornado alley should have storm shelters. These should be either very close to the school property, or in schools yet to be built, below the actual school. There should be multiple entrances, accessible every few yards. Yesterday they had about 12 minutes warning before the tornado in Moore. Drills should be held to ensure orderly progression to the shelter in the event of an emergency...12 minutes is a long time if you are organized. FYI, there have been tornadoes in every US state. I am advocating these storm shelters be mandatory in tornado alley. Tornado alley consists ot the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi.

  • I Love It When Criminals Screw-Up

    The latest criminal to screw-up story comes from Houston. Three men recently broke into a house and encountered a young man who lives there. They threw him into what they thought was a closet in the home. It was a gun safe. The young man grabbed a gun and crept down the basement stairs to see if he could see the robbers. One of the robbers fired a gun at him and he fired back, hitting one of the burglars in the neck and leg. The three robbers ran.. the wounded one collapsed, but got a free ride to the hospital from the police. He'll get a free ride to jail when he gets out.

  • The Day I met Dr. Joyce Brothers

    On January 10, 1994 I had a unique and wonderful opportunity. Dr. Joyce Brothers was speaking at the Women's Fair at Century II. Her speech was great and then thanks to the kindness of my dear friend, Debbie Trimmell-Martin, I was able to visit with Dr. Brothers at a backstage event with no other media present. Debbie is a therapist and had special access. In the room were fewer than 10 people, including me and Dr. Brothers. She spoke with us not like a lecturer, but like we were all old friends chatting. She was so unpretentious and approachable. She shared with us that day several things I will never forget:

  • Bye-Bye Barbara, Thought You Were Like The Eagles Song

    So Barbara Walters is retiring this year after starting her career in 1961! I appreciate all she has achieved...but other than The View, I thought she was already gone...retired that is. Sometimes, too, when celebrity deaths are announced...I thought they were already dead! Am I the only one this happens too?

  • Can You Imagine Being Held By a Kidnapper?

    Good news from Cleveland where three women, believed dead, had actually been held by a kidnapper(s) and were freed yesterday. Imagine what they went through. Police believe they may have been tied up most of the past decade. How was yesterday different? What happened that allowed one woman to break free? The full story will be heartbreaking, but still interesting. Was "Stockholm Syndrome" part of the senario, where captives start to like their captors, mostly because they haven't been killed? Do any of us really know what we would do in such circumstances?

  • WHY Do We HAVE to Use Lead Shot?

    There are some really stubborn hunters who insist that they need to use lead shot in their shotgun shells, even though it fouls our water and soil and kills the birds that ingest it. That includes our federally protected and most beloved, majestic national symbol, The Bald Eagle. Seriously, they can't pay slightly more to save the lives of the unintended victims? I'm not buying that argument.~Jan Harrison

  • Do We All Agree KC needs an OT?

    If we go with an OT, I am guessing Eric Fisher, though I certainly could be wrong. I still have some concerns about whether we have the right QB. Anybody have thoughts on this? I will be glued to the TV tonight.!

  • A Happy Ending to an Ugly Divorce Story

    Mike Taylor, a guy in Montana, had to have been married to a heartless woman. He lost his Macau parrot in a divorce. She actually sold the bird without his knowledge . She also sold the contents of his storage locker later. Heartbroken, he thought he'd never see "Love Love" again. But strangely, a friend of his spotted Love Love at a bird sanctury in Great Falls. Love Love had been taken there by the woman the bird had been sold to after Love Love bit her. Mike was able to convince the sanctury that the bird was his and even got Love Love's cage back from a guy who bought the contents of Mike's storage locker. Man and bird are doing well! I love a happy ending!

  • So, The Hangover 1 is Now Believable

    When I was a kid I used to dream about a lion sitting on our porch peering into the big glass panel in our 1800's front door...waiting for me on a sunny morning. Pretty far fetched until you consider the plight of a woman attending the circus in Salina. A tiger apparently wandered into a women's restroom and was primping maybe? When a woman walked in and in a big "wow moment" saw the tiger, kept her composure and carefully backed out of the room. When she returned to her seat all her 3 year-old daugher wanted to know is if the tiger washed his hands.

  • The River Festifval is Coming!

    I have a feeling the festival is really going to be good this year. Maybe it's because the admiral is "Mr. Chico" of radio fame years ago. He's a lot of fun and attitudes trickle down. This year The Fox will be part of the Cajun Food Fest! We will be introducing "Big Bad Vodoo Daddy". I am pumped for it. Do you go to the Cajun Food Fest? Why you do go or don't go would be good information for us. Please email me at

  • One-Mile Walk/Run For Boston

    YOU are invited to join the Fox tomorrow (Sat. 4/20) at 8am on the Bike path next to the Hyatt downtown to show your support for Boston! We will walk or run one mile to the Keeper of the Plains and back. Runners from the Prairie Fire Marathon coming in May may join us...but you do not have to keep up with them! Big thanks to the Wichita Sports Commission for helping to get the word out.~Jan

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