Daily Archives: April 6, 2013

Good luck, Shockers

Good luck to the WSU Shockers as they compete in the NCAA semifinals tonight. Top-ranked Louisville has a great team, but as Gonzaga and Ohio State found out, the Shockers aren’t intimidated. Even the freshmen don’t seem fazed about taking three-point shots when the game is on the line. These are no Cinderellas. Or if they are, they’re angry ones.

KU lobbyist is well-connected

The circles of influence in Topeka tend to be small and interconnected. For example, Riley Scott, one of the lobbyists for the University of Kansas, used to work for Gov. Sam Brownback when he was in Congress, the Lawrence Journal-World noted. Scott also is a lobbyist for Crossland Construction, whose chief executive officer, Ivan Crossland, is chairman of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Scott is also the son-in-law of Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita.

So they said

“I would gracefully bow out.” – Rep. Mike Pompeo (in photo), R-Wichita, joking about what he would do if WSU men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall ran for Congress
“It is those who make the most noise that sometimes succeed. I thought I’d made a lot of noise.” – Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in the Washington Post, lamenting his failure to exempt small air traffic control towers from the sequester cuts
“Yes, I’d like to appoint myself mayor.” – Wichita City Council member Paul Gray, joking during the board appointments agenda item at his last meeting Tuesday