Category Archives: Terry Fox

The Daily Show quips on Sebelius speech

With attention often comes more attention. Such is the case for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. She took the national stage Monday, delivering the Democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union speech. Then, on Tuesday, she locked hands with Sen. Barack Obama at a high-energy rally in El Dorado. Tuesday night, her State of the Union response got more airtime on Comedy Central where Jon Stewart referred to her as a cougar (if you’re not hip on this term, the Urban Dictionary web site defines it as “An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man.” It’s also used to describe an attractive older woman.). But rather than analyze, we’ll let the clip speak for itself…

Church stakes claim in future gambling zone

This weekend, the Rev. Terry Fox, a vocal gambling critic, announced that his church has purchased one acre of land in the heart of what could become a gambling hot-spot.

Summit church plans to build in the commercial development district at Wild West World Amusement Park. The Park City property sets across the street from the Wichita Greyhound Park where a new bill would allow slot machines to be installed. The bill also allows destination casinos in four areas of the state – in either Sedgwick or Sumner Co., Ford County, Wyandotte County and either Cherokee or Crawford County. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has promised to sign the bill into law.

Fox said Summit Church is now in a prime position to minister to people with gambling addictions.

“We want to be a church that – rather than criticizing and complaining – will be here to help people,” said Fox, who added that the church could break ground before this year ends.

Read more about the church’s plans in Monday’s Eagle.