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2008-09-26 00:00:00

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.

2008-09-20 15:00:14

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.

2008-09-20 15:00:00

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.

2008-09-19 15:00:37

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.

2008-09-19 15:00:12

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.

2008-06-24 06:02:56

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.