Wichita police returned last week to the home where Louie previously was found and recovered other items from Joyland Amusement Park, including the Vampiress, ghosts and tombstones from the Whacky Shack, and Porky the Paper Eater’s face, according to Roger Nelson, son of Margaret and Stan Nelson, the longtime owners of the park.
When senior Emily Jones told Sherman Padgett to hold a bucket in the hallway last week, he wasn’t having it. “No way,” the North High principal told her. “I’m not holding your bucket. … You’re going to put fish eyes in it or something.”
Few people are the sons or daughters of serial killers. But psychologists say all of us suffer trauma in life. How we respond defines us. One key, as Kerri Rawson’s psychologist said later, is who we have in our lives and how good they are at guiding us. Another key, as Kerri herself would say someday, is whether we can forgive the seemingly unforgivable.
For more than half a century, Louie the Clown played the Wurlitzer organ at Wichita’s Joyland Amusement Park. In a police briefing Thursday, Detective Matt Lang said Louie disappeared from Joyland sometime in 2005 or 2006 and was officially reported stolen in 2010.
On Tuesday, Wichitans will narrow the field of 10 mayoral candidates to two. But in most recent years, the number of registered voters who vote in primaries has been less than 12 percent. During the last mayoral primary in 2011, only 7.7 percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a major address to Congress on Tuesday and warned against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons. At the White House, President Barack Obama offered a pointed rebuttal during a brief Oval Office photo opportunity. Obama said he had read a transcript of the prime minister’s remarks and that Netanyahu had offered no viable suggestions on how to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Here are excerpts of remarks by both leaders:
President Barack Obama, who didn’t watch the speech to Congress, dismisses Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks, saying the “alternative that the prime minister offers is no deal,” which would lead to an unbridled nuclear program in Iran.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.