Is it true that the mall is charging $25 for visits with Santa? Is that a change from previous years? A fee for sitting on Santa’s lap? What’s next, tipping the elves? A surcharge for chimney delivery? Guess Santa has to pay for all
Q: Will Kohl’s fill the Kmart vacancy? A: Kids have “Are we there yet?” on road trips. Adults in Manhattan have “Is Kohl’s coming?” whenever retail space becomes available. Usually, the answer to both questions is “Not yet.” That’s true in this
Q: Are the lights at Blue Earth Plaza blue to fit the name of the park? A: Yes. The business owners and managers who brought you the lights at the Festival of Lights wanted you to have a blue, blue Christmas. Brad Everett, the general
Q: I have season tickets to the K-State football games and sit on the west side. I have noticed that every game a large number of premium student seats on the east side goes unused during the second half. Where do these students go, and
Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of the Tennessee whiskey. You probably
Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.
Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So
Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. By “Snyder” you’re referring
Q: Is there a problem with the cardiology unit at Mercy Hospital? I’ve heard that patients needing catheterization or stents have been sent to Topeka, and that some services now are restricted to certain hours. What’s going on? A: You’re right, there’
Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for
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