Money Manners

Money Manners

Tuition fundraisers aren’t the new normal

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Friends have invited my sister to a “fundraiser spaghetti feed” to raise money for their daughter. The “door charge” is $20 per person, and there also will be a raffle and a silent auction. It seems that “Taylor,” who is 20, needs $8,200 for tuition and expenses to enroll in a program where she will earn a certificate as a dog obedience instructor. To me, this event is terrible on every level.

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Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe

Dawn Ketcham of Olathe thought of her children, a set of 3-year-old twins, hours after a 3-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car in the 15100 block of South Blackfoot Drive. The family lives less than a block away from the scene of Saturday’s accident where a car driving south on Blackfoot hit the toddler at 1:59 p.m., police said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.​
Toriano Porter The Kansas City Star
Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe 0:26

Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe

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Mizzou Minute: Value of Tigers' trouncing of Delaware State

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Missouri quarterback Drew Lock on a dominant win against Delaware State

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