Latest Ken Newton Stories
By Ken Newton Tom Carnahan struggled to understand a perspective that failed to embrace the possibilities of renewable energy. President of Wind Capital Group, a company whose wind turbines changed the physical and energy landscape in Northwest Missouri, Mr.
By Ken Newton Some bugs of nearly microscopic size held a convention this year on my tomato plants. Not sure why my modest garden got chosen for this gathering, but their insistent sucking of moisture from the vines left an autumn- like bearing by early August.
By Ken Newton The wood-chip trail offers a measure of kindness to what Terry Seiter calls his "old-man body." The description proves a self- mocking dodge. A picture of aerobic fitness, Mr. Seiter suffers few of the ailments of long-time runners. His joints give him no real problems.
By Ken Newton Everybody knows about comfort food. I get confused when they talk about comfit food. Where I grew up and when I grew up, most things were fried. By the time I got out of high school, 30 percent of my bloodstream was Crisco. At my house, we even had some fried vegetables.
By Ken Newton My venture into the sciences began and ended with a high school chemistry teacher who warmed to students with an interest in the periodic table. Sadly, that did not include me.
By Ken Newton, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jun. 24--Punctuation gets some people crazy. Remember that Elaine, the gal pal on "Seinfeld," once broke up with a guy because of his too-prudent use of exclamation points.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.