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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 30, 2015

Football coach Bill Snyder has done more for Kansas State than any other person in the history of the university. Does that mean he’s been involved in academic issues? No. Does that mean Snyder has made administrative decisions concerning K-State? No. But the success of his football teams has improved the national name recognition and […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 22, 2015

Big 12 media members voted on their 2015 football predictions last week and there were some surprises: neither Oklahoma nor Texas received a single vote to win the conference championship. What a stunner. In the recent past, the Sooners and Longhorns have dominated the Big 12 rankings. TCU is favored to win it all with […]

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The Redefining of Everything

July 22, 2015

Several years ago there was a Super Bowl commercial by Snickers in which a football player gets his bell rung during the game, and is subsequently sidelined with a concussion. A trainer asks him his name in order to check whether or not he is feeling better. The player responds by saying, “I’m Batman.” I […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 15, 2015

The Royals are rockin’ and rollin’. Kansas City is on the verge of making a shambles of baseball’s American League Central title chase. Through the games of July 11, KC was 17 wins over .500 (51-34) and 4.5 games ahead of second place Minnesota. Defending champion Detroit trailed by 8 games and Cleveland and Chicago […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Kathy Kindall

July 15, 2015

What a timely article was printed in Friday’s Salina Journal about the “Gay Rodeo.” On the back page the author remembers with sadness that at least 1/3 of his gay rodeo friends were no longer here because the AIDS epidemic was killing thousands of “gay” men in the 1980’s. According to the Center for Disease […]

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A Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Chocolate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

July 8, 2015

I wasn’t surprised today when I heard about another study confirming the health benefits of chocolate. That’s why I eat it; because it’s good for me. But this study published in the BMJ Journal Heart was especially welcome news for me, because it found that any variety of chocolate, not just dark, is associated with […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 8, 2015

Kansas/USA defeated Turkey 66-57 on July 4 in their first test of the World University Games in South Korea. KU didn’t play particularly well, but Turkey had something to say about that. Turkey’s team was big, physical, mature, and had skilled 3-point shooters. Junior guard Wayne Selden (6-5, 230) excelled for Kansas. Selden led the […]

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Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

Sports Potpourri by Mac Stevenson

July 1, 2015

Kansas University’s basketball team traveled to South Korea on Sunday, June 28, to represent the U.S. in the World University Games. Coach Bill Self has been working his experienced ball club to get ready for the global tournament and international rules. KU won two exhibition games against Canada’s national team at the Sprint Center in […]

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Letter to The Editor ~ Steven B. Lee

July 1, 2015

As I contemplate the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges on same-sex marriage being a civil right in all 50 states, I am reminded of the following; “Those who can’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana. The question answered by the Court was far more than the […]

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Nine Judges to Rule Them All

July 1, 2015

A comment by Erik Shupe “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not destroy them.” ~John Roberts. “An individual [is eligible] to receive tax credits only if the individual enrolls in an insurance plan through ‘an Exchange established by the State.” ~Affordable Care Act  In the interest of full disclosure, I don’t like […]

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