We don’t know who is guilty of sexual harassment, but I think all the accusers should show their faces as the accused do on TV. Fair is fair.
Great article on a genuine American World War II hero, Leonard Porter. (Nov. 11, 1A, “At 96, WWII pilot tells rest of the story about daring rogue rescue”)
I wonder if the NFL players who choose to use the national anthem as their platform of protest think about heroes such as Porter while they kneel. Maybe they should.
Trump is correct
I agree with President Donald Trump that the Texas church shooting is a “mental health problem.”
We as a society must be insane to continue enabling mass murderers by rejecting rational gun controls.
On Nov. 6, I woke up to find I had no water. I called the water department at 10:20 a.m. and was told the inspector was on a call but would be out as soon as he finished.
He arrived at 1 p.m. He marked the street so the workers would know where to dig.
At about 8:30 p.m., there was a big truck, a bulldozer and a pickup in front of our house. At 10:15 p.m., they finished.
They even filled in the hole and planted grass in the dirt.
Good job, guys. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Pick me up
Thanks to The Kansas City Star for publishing the story “Double amputee’s funny Tinder profile scores attention, dates.” (Nov. 9, 10A) You made my day.
With all that’s going on in the world on a daily basis, a ray of sunshine has arrived.
If you’re ever angry or are having a really bad day and feel the need to tweet or post to Facebook about it, you might wish you had clipped this story and kept it in your purse, wallet or the glove compartment of your car.
I know I’m going to.
In Tuesday’s Star, University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said he respects “the amazing job” John Calipari has done not only at Kentucky, but at Memphis and Massachusetts as well. (B1, “Hall of Famers Self, Calipari set for another basketball showdown”)
He couldn’t have been talking about the same John Calipari who is the only coach in NCAA history to have had Final Four appearances of two universities (Massachusetts and Memphis) vacated, could he?
Tribute to vets
For many years on Veterans Day, I’ve been offered the privilege of enjoying a free meal at the generosity of many eateries in the Kansas City area. As a 92-year-old Air Force veteran of World War II, I wish to acknowledge in particular the thoughtfulness of employees and managers at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks.
This year, I attended my fourth or fifth annual veterans dinner at this outstanding eatery on the Country Club Plaza. I have learned that McCormick & Schmick’s provided more than 1,800 meals to veterans this week.
McCormick & Schmick’s spares no expense for veterans, offering a variety of meals from a special menu for all military personnel. Additionally, no employee has ever failed to say, “Thank you for your service.”
Doctors now have new guidelines on high blood pressure, which may help people counteract this all-too-common condition that they may not even know they have. (Nov. 14, 1A, “Blood pressure guideline becomes stricter”)
High blood pressure is often called a “silent killer,” because you can’t tell you have it. But I swear I felt mine going up while reading the latest in your excellent series on the pervasive grip of secrecy in Kansas government. (Nov. 14, 1A, “Stealth moves in Topeka leave Kansans in dark”)
The Kansas City Star, with reporting such as this, exemplifies the Fourth Estate at its most valuable. Very far from “fake news,” this extremely important series shines a light on a massive local problem that many of us had no clue was so bad.
Kind of like high blood pressure — both the secrecy and the health condition are literally killing people silently.
This is news well worth paying for, news we can get nowhere else. Thank you for your continued struggle to keep us informed and for shining light in places some folks would rather it not be shone.
Jan S. Gephardt