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2008-07-18 12:00:51

"The Wizard of Oz" gets a free screening today to start the third Sundown Film Festival at the Kansas History Museum & Library, 6425 S.W. 6th. When it gets dark enough -- around 9 p.m. -- the movie will be projected on the side of a building in its Technicolor glory, except for the black-and-white Kansas scenes. Shown in conjunction with the museum's "Forces of Nature" exhibit, attendees can come early and see that display free from 5 to 9 p.m. The Capital-Journal If any tickets...

2008-07-06 12:00:16

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Tickets will go on sale Monday at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort for concerts there by Grammy Award winners in their respective genres: Chubby Checker and Merle Haggard. Both of the shows - Checker on July 19 and Haggard on Aug. 1 - initially were planned as invitation-only performances in the Great Lakes Ballroom at the casino, which is located about 15 miles north of Topeka on US-75 highway. However, the Potawatomi...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'