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Posted at 6:11 AM

Hands up! Who’s going to the Olympics this year? Well. I’ll tell you who’s not going: LeBron James isn’t going, citing he’s tired. Adam Scott, the Aussie golfer isn’t going saying he has scheduling issues. Steph Curry has bowed out with injuries. Kenyan runner Wilson Kipsang also has scheduling issues. American cyclist Tejay van Garderen is worried about the Zika virus as his wife is pregnant. And the list goes on – and will likely...

Posted at 5:45 AM

I received a card in the mail from my friend Kathy Pickering. In the center on one side of the card was a U.S. postage stamp with General Joseph W. Stilwell’s portrait and on the other side was a note which read: “Going through my...

Posted Jun 23, 2016 at 5:47 AM

George Scarborough was headed to a meeting Wednesday evening in Independence, at the Tirey J. Ford Post 21 of the American Legion. He knew a few Legion dignitaries would be there, so he wore a coat and tie. Good call. It turned out he...

Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 7:01 AM

Think back to your school days, dear readers. Elementary, middle school, high school, college – it doesn’t matter which. I will bet my last brass razoo that at no time did your teachers give a tupenny damn whether you actually...

Posted Jun 22, 2016 at 6:46 AM

There is just something about the outlaws of the Old West that stirs our American souls. Frank and Jesse James were probably the most notorious of them all. They both grew up as...

Posted Jun 18, 2016 at 6:46 AM

The mass shooting in Orlando brought back the fear and anxiety of Sept. 11, the day our lives changed forever. Ask anyone about the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and they will not only remember what they were doing but also the anxiety of...

Updated Jun 16, 2016 at 11:02 PM

On May 16, Sterling Plaza Senior Living Apartments at 2855 S. Harvard Ave. in Independence held a community garden dedication (sponsored by the Kansas City Community Gardens organization). The garden was built in the spring of 2015 by...

Posted Jun 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM

You don't have to live with back pain. Banish those aches and pains for good with these effective at-home remedies.

Posted Jun 15, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having a good time? A little over a year ago, I lost a much loathed job – through no fault of my own I might add, and was out of work for a couple of months while looking for the one I have and...

Posted Jun 15, 2016 at 6:37 AM

On August 13, 1788, Alexander Hamilton penned the last of 85 essays written in the late 1780s to urge ratification of the U.S. Constitution. The essays, written under the pseudonym “Publius” and collected as The Federalist, were...

Posted Jun 12, 2016 at 11:01 PM

Fearful of going on the pill due to weight concerns? We've got the scoop on this popular contraceptive and myths about weight gain.

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