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Meet Belle
Posted Tuesday, June 2, at 5:57 PM
I've done a lot of things since February 23, but I don't think any of them can top the feeling I have after what I did on Saturday. While I was in Pittsburg with one of my friends, we stopped and looked at some bulldog pups. They were awesome but not $900 worth of awesome...

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Will you watch the Watchmen?
Posted Wednesday, March 4, at 11:43 PM

I don't blog much. I get busy. Really busy. I also don't blog because I don't believe in blogging for the sake of blogging. I feel I should blog only when I feel something is important enough to bring to readers' attention. Lacking that, I'm going to blog about the Watchmen movie, which comes out Friday (March 6)...

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A bit of a policy change
Posted Wednesday, January 7, at 11:16 PM

Sometimes I don't get to see the game in person because of deadline issues. Last night (Tuesday, the 6th), this may have led to printing inaccurate stats in the paper. Although I know there are many of you who appreciate seeing the stats of all the basketball games, from this time on there will be reduced stats on games I don't personally attend in order to reduce the chance of an error appearing in the paper or on the Web site...

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In the press box at Arrowhead
Posted Sunday, November 2, at 11:47 AM

As write this, I am sitting in the press box at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs PR people aren't sure what the NFL policy on blogging is during games, so I thought I should get this out of the way before kickoff. It's 11:45 p.m. and the stadium appears to be half empty. ...

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Face of the Chiefs doesn't let circumstances dictate performance
Posted Monday, October 20, at 11:25 PM

Sports Editor's Note: This appeared in the print edition as a commentary, but on the Web site, it seems to best fit in as a blog. Let me start off by saying I am not a Kansas City Chiefs fan. In fact, Jason Silvers and former employee Michael Glover would tell you I hate them...

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Thanks, KSN!
Posted Saturday, August 16, at 3:45 PM

A shout out goes to the fine folks at KSN as they broadcast NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games. I would like to thank KSN for putting on those big, honking ads that cover the bottom one-fifth of the screen every once in a while that always seem to appear right on top of a graphic that has important information!...

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Hoping for the crash and burn
Posted Wednesday, August 6, at 11:35 PM

Great, he's a Jet now. Can he just go away? Brett Favre has tarnished his reputation forever in my mind. He had an almost-perfect ending to his storied career and then he decided to be wishy-washy about his retirement. My respect for him is gone. I now have a desire to see him throw twice as many interceptions as touchdowns and lose his starting job after a poor performance against the Rams in Week 10...

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The Quest for Powder Blue
Posted Monday, April 14, at 10:39 PM

NOTE: This was originally presented as a commentary in Saturday's Herald-Tribune. The follow-up to the trip is added at the end of the blog. As you read this fine piece of literary commentary, reporters Michael Glover and Jason Silvers and I are at least halfway to Kansas City, Mo., to brave harsh elements and a throng of people who will no doubt be crushing through the gates at Kauffman Stadium hours before the first pitch tonight...

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The villian makes the play worth the trip.
Posted Monday, February 11, at 11:35 AM

I went to see a play Saturday night. I couldn't get out of Nevada after editing the Sunday edition in time to go to Independence to see the FSCC basketball games, so a friend of mine. Laura, and I decided to go to a play at another high school in the region...

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Opened eyes
Posted Sunday, January 27, at 3:51 PM

Brent Lewis has a lot to say. You might know that name. He's a freshman attending Fort Scott Community College from Kansas City, Kansas. He plays fullback for the football team. And he says being here has opened his eyes. I've wondered when people point out the positives about Fort Scott, such as how "It's a wonderful place to bring up your kids," or "There's good people here," if that's just said because we live/have moved into/have returned to Fort Scott. ...

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Orphaned records
Posted Thursday, January 17, at 11:24 AM

When I came into the office Thursday morning, there was an fax (several, actually, as either ours or the sender's had some sort of malfunction) which contained an article from April 29, 1978. The story was about the Fort Scott Middle School track team, which had just won the SEK-East League championship. This team had a great season and scored 121 points in the league meet. The article said that the rest of the league put together -- four teams -- scored 97 points...

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The B.C.Mess
Posted Monday, December 3, at 3:38 PM

College football no longer makes sense to me. As I was driving home from Willard Saturday night, alternating between listening to No. 1 Missouri blow the Big 12 championship and my satellite radio listening to No. 2 West Virginia choke against Pittsburgh, I came to the realization that Ohio State was going to be rewarded for sitting around doing nothing for two weeks and that Missouri was going to be penalized not necessarily for losing but for **when they lost...

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Playing to win
Posted Wednesday, October 10, at 2:24 PM

Okay, how many of you are on the Fort Scott Greyhound bandwagon? How many of you are waiting until after this weekend? Just checking. ---- I've heard a couple of people talk about how the Greyhounds run plays at the end of a game playing, "not to lose."...

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The kicker??
Posted Tuesday, September 11, at 1:37 PM

So I watched the Chiefs loss Sunday. Some people in our news room think I watched with glee since I'm a Texans fan. But truthfully, I'm indifferent to the plight of the Chiefs. However, I am amused by the first move after the loss to the Texans: Cut the kicker...

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When would YOU go for two?
Posted Wednesday, September 5, at 3:13 PM

Missouri head football coach Gary Pinkel said his two-point chart told him to go for two points after the Tigers took a 13-6 lead on Illinois Saturday afternoon. I've heard of this chart. It's made so that a coach can just glance at it and know when to go for the two-point conversion instead of kicking the ball for one. The only thing about this was that I had not heard of a chart that's told a coach to go for two when he was already ahead by seven...

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Of Hank and Barry, Priest and Larry…
Posted Monday, July 30, at 2:00 PM

Who will be your home-run king when Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron? It's a good question for a sports poll. I ought to change it when I get done with this blog. But, anyway, will your home run champion be Barry Bonds, who will be the champion by the numbers, or Hank Aaron, who will be the champion in most of the hearts of the people?...

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Feeling a little bummed?
Posted Tuesday, July 10, at 12:03 PM

Go here: http://icanhascheezburger.com/ I guarantee there will be *something* to cheer you up (updated daily with clean humor).

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511 is a Joke (Or: Somehow, I Survived the Flood, Take 2)
Posted Thursday, July 5, at 6:29 PM

Last Sunday morning, I blogged about my experience trying to get through southeast Kansas before floodwaters came up high enough to strand me out in the middle of nowhere. Basically, in trying to beat the Neosho River to flood stage, I ended up taking a one-hour detour to Yates Center...

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A Sight for Sore Eyes
Posted Friday, June 22, at 3:16 PM

Last Saturday (June 16) when I was covering the fundraising baseball tournament for Fort Scott Community College's baseball program, I looked at the scoreboard…and I could not tell what the heck it was saying. And considering that I was *runningthe scoreboard at the time, that's a pretty bad thing...

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What am I supposed to do with all these quarters?
Posted Monday, June 11, at 12:22 PM

So now there's no place to wash my clothes in Fort Scott. It's a bit of an exaggeration. But as someone who lives in an apartment complex, I have to say that the closing of Suds Yer Duds without either relocating it or opening another laundry mat is going to be rather rough for me...

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