Arena needs more acts

Wichita is being misjudged and deprived by major promoters, who seem to think nothing but country and wrestling will sell at Intrust Bank Arena. So it’s worth a try for Sedgwick County to ask private management firm SMG to create a $200,000 “event promotion fund” over the next three years to generate more bookings, including of diverse acts.

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Candor too rare on federal spending, K-12 funding

According to the ads and mailers, President Obama is to blame for everything that’s wrong in Washington, D.C., and Gov. Sam Brownback and Statehouse Republicans were moved by their love of public schools to approve more funding last spring. So it was nice to read about some candor to the contrary expressed at a recent forum in Augusta.

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Opinion Line (Oct. 22)

Intrust Bank Arena has not been able to produce the number or type of shows people want, so now the county may put $200,000 more into the pot to not be able to produce the number or type of shows people want. “Lipstick on a pig” comes to mind.

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Opinion Line Extra (Oct. 22)

Some say gasoline prices have fallen because the Saudis have increased production to maintain market share. I propose a tariff on imported oil. Take the revenue to fund renewable energy and promote domestic oil and gas production. Being energy independent will make a safer and more prosperous nation.

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Cal Thomas: Attempt to censor pastors is unconstitutional

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, a broad-sweeping, left-leaning law trumpeted by the city of Houston and its openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is supposed to protect gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination. All well and good, but the ordinance to ensure nondiscrimination discriminates against those of faith who oppose it.

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