Perhaps if McElroy had not been so offended, she would have found that Miller had already addressed her complaint. Yes, 1) the creeks are being deliberately contaminated; 2) due to the deliberate contamination, most waterways are unsafe for swimming and boating and the governments cannot or will not attempt to control it; 3) city, state and federal agencies are turning farmland into polluted wastelands and a field of bad dreams for farmers; and 4) these wastelands that the government created are where part of your food (vegetables and meat) are grown. Perhaps McElroy should read Miller's previous article "Up the Creek" (November 23).
The article about which McElroy complained is Joe Miller's best and most disturbing. For the past ten years, a Johnson County treatment plant has been discharging plague-ridden effluent without a permit. As always, the public pays the high price for the government's screw-ups and cover-ups. McElroy should be shoving Miller's articles in the face of her government officials and demanding action to correct the problems Miller exposed.
Your simplistic reasoning ("someone got shot -- it must be the gun's fault") is painful to see. It would be better to follow the approach we take to most other social issues. We penalize drunk driving, not drinking or driving. We attack rape, not sex. We do not outlaw prescription drugs. You would do better to attack the criminal uses of guns than the inert pieces of metal themselves.
This would be okay if it were something clever and creative. Yelling and screaming at a guy who wants to play for a team that wants him at fair market value is neither. This is coming from a guy whose main topic for a radio program is either selling me something or plugging someone who is selling me something.
Kevin's show shouldn't be called "Between the Lines" but "Between the Ads." He likes to come across as this little ol' country poor boy who is out fighting for truth and justice in sports, but in reality didn't he leave his previous job for greener pastures and more $$? Sounds like Johnny to me. Maybe we should go down and yell in his mic while the show is going on. I can hear it now: "Hey Kietz! I see you traded teams! When are you going to get to a sports topic? I don't need another hot wing!"
Recording as Gene McDaniels, the singer scored eight national chart hits between 1961 and 1963, and no less than three of them went Top Ten on Billboard's Hot 100: "A Hundred Pounds of Clay," "Tower of Strength" and "Chip Chip." These are classic oldies, familiar to any aficionado of pre-Beatles pop rock. McDaniels was a pop star during those years, and he made numerous guest appearances on TV and in movies. The songs he recorded back then came from the pens of such legendary songwriters as Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Doc Pomus and Jeff Barry.
While I can understand that Edwards wasn't interested in talking about those records (McDaniels himself is dismissive of that period in his career), it was wrong to not mention them, and worse to mischaracterize them. There are those of us here in Kansas City who remember and love Gene, and we appreciate his work just as much as the hip-hoppers who are now sampling his output as "Eugene" McDaniels.
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