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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1225 on: February 20, 2018, 03:15:12 PM »
Just had a gigantic lunch and now will start cutting weight for Thursday night.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1227 on: March 15, 2018, 11:31:36 AM »
Ouch
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1228 on: March 15, 2018, 11:36:04 AM »
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Christine Warner Borrego ·
Wichita State University
This article was most unfortunate.
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Ben Rivers
"We once had a serial killer"...
Seriously? People were murdered, and you're selling it like it's fun trivia.
What were you thinking, and what editor okayed that?
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Arlyn Smith ·
Wichita State University
I generally enjoy stories by this reporter, but this list of "attractions" is embarrassing. Now we look more like hayseeds than ever.
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Stephan Kline ·
Maize High School
I'm surprised we made it through another Denise Neil article without mention of the Doo-dah diner. Broken down, you basically told everyone we have famous people who visit, we started a lot of chain restaurants, and BTK was from here. Top-notch work, Denise. Are you sure you're not from Missouri?
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Daniel Towle ·
Technology Support Specialist at Wichita State University
Sorry, but this is how NOT to write an article boosting the City of Wichita.
Attractions missing from this list: Cowtown, Kansas Aviation Museum, Museum of World Treasures.
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Grant Tew
I agree. Could add the Art museum, MarkArts, night clubs, music scene, Delano District, McConnell AFB, Flint Hills... so much more. Why BTK??!!!
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Kelly Jean ·
Associate Attorney at Adrian & Pankratz PA
This is the WORST article I have ever read about Wichita. Way to throw the work of the City of Wichita and Visit Wichita under the bus.
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Michele Marquardt
Why include the BTK???
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Mary Ellen Link ·
The University of Kansas
Exactly! Very tacky.
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Dustin Saville ·
Letter Carrier at US Postal Service
Several items on this list are embarrassing.
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Bill Thompson
I think we could have done without the serial killer shout out. His victims still have plenty of family living in the area...
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Chris Pumpelly ·
Wichita, Kansas
omg guys really
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1229 on: March 15, 2018, 11:39:53 AM »

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1230 on: March 15, 2018, 11:34:25 PM »
Holy eff, you guys had one job.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1231 on: March 16, 2018, 10:48:09 AM »
A bigger question is why they let the food-beat writer handle an article attacking the straw-men "NCAA haters"   

Stay in your lane and go review some tacos.
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1232 on: March 16, 2018, 10:50:18 AM »
http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article204857339.html

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We pronounce a few proper nouns differently than you do: It will sound stupid to you but it’s completely normal to us. Our Arkansas River, which runs through downtown, is pronounced ARE-Kansas. And our Greenwich road is pronounced GREENwitch. That’s just the way it is, and you’ll have to deal while you’re here.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1233 on: March 16, 2018, 11:25:41 AM »
i actually forget people don't pronounce it "ARE-kansas" in other places, when i travel

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1234 on: March 16, 2018, 11:40:52 AM »
that is completely nuts and i can't believe i did not already know that

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1235 on: March 16, 2018, 11:42:51 AM »
I have never heard anyone put emphasis on the first syllable. It's always been "are-KAN-sas". 

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1236 on: March 16, 2018, 12:24:03 PM »
I have never heard anyone put emphasis on the first syllable. It's always been "are-KAN-sas".

That would be correct, still catch myself often trying not to say that when I am away from Wichita.

http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/article204857339.html

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We pronounce a few proper nouns differently than you do: It will sound stupid to you but it’s completely normal to us. Our Arkansas River, which runs through downtown, is pronounced ARE-Kansas. And our Greenwich road is pronounced GREENwitch. That’s just the way it is, and you’ll have to deal while you’re here.

is this real? (irl serious question)

I remember being in school sometime and learning about Greenwich mean time, and having a hard time reconciling the pronunciation in my head.

That being said, I do wonder how Missouri people deal with things like Versailles and Nevada. The Versailles thing truly, truly makes me laugh ever time I hear ver-SAILS
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1237 on: March 16, 2018, 01:07:25 PM »
A bigger question is why they let the food-beat writer handle an article attacking the straw-men "NCAA haters"   

Stay in your lane and go review some tacos.
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She's even worse writing about food.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1238 on: March 16, 2018, 05:02:43 PM »
A bigger question is why they let the food-beat writer handle an article attacking the straw-men "NCAA haters"   

Stay in your lane and go review some tacos.
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She's even worse writing about food.

Does she write about how great food poisoning is or something?

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1239 on: March 17, 2018, 06:48:49 AM »
The Commerce Street block party is pretty rad!
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1240 on: March 17, 2018, 03:05:00 PM »
Wichita is great if you can’t afford Olathe

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1241 on: March 17, 2018, 06:36:15 PM »
Oh no.


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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1242 on: March 18, 2018, 06:40:39 AM »
This guy likes downtown Wichita and KU basketball. It was a win-win for him this weekend.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1243 on: March 19, 2018, 12:45:08 PM »
i like how they keep a respectful distance when Harrison Ford comes to visit in January, and then the picture was some guy hugging him

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1244 on: September 06, 2018, 12:21:24 PM »

They are under consideration for a AAA team for the 2020 season.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1245 on: September 06, 2018, 01:54:43 PM »
I don't think it's under consideration, I think it's been a done deal since the first of the week. Per New Orleans (where the team is coming from) officials

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1246 on: September 06, 2018, 01:57:29 PM »
I don't think it's under consideration, I think it's been a done deal since the first of the week. Per New Orleans (where the team is coming from) officials

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1247 on: September 06, 2018, 02:06:24 PM »
Awesome for the city.

The PCL averages about 7k attendance per game. The Baby Cakes (the team relocating from New Orleans) dipped below 4k per game and interest was lacking. I believe the Wranglers averaged less than 2k (or roughly around it) per game their last few seasons.

Really hope it's a great facility, but the city will need to embrace them for years and years, not just the first few months or even years.

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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1248 on: September 07, 2018, 11:16:59 PM »
I for one may go to a few more baseball games now.
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Re: Things in Wichita that don't suck
« Reply #1249 on: September 08, 2018, 01:30:26 AM »
I'm happy for Wichita, I'm glad they're building a new stadium. This AAA team will fail, for a similar reason in which that failed in New Orleans, the affiliation.

I've lived in three similar sized metro areas; Wichita, Portland, ME, and Des Moines and I've seen minor league baseball in all three. Des Moines and Portland each have well established, local affiliations, Wichita, most of the time did not. They were only affiliated with the Royals for a short time before the Royals moved them to Arkansas. They were affiliated with the Angels for most of that time. When you go to a minor league ballpark with a local affiliation, it makes all the difference. At I-Cubs games, the stands are filled with Cubs jerseys, same with Sea Dogs and Paw Sox games. I lived in Portland before they were the Red Sox AA affiliate, ironically enough they were the Marlins affiliate, and that's when the Marlins were competitive but no one cared nearly as much, there was no community connection. I'm sorry Wichita, you'll get a boost from the stadium from a year or two, but the affiliation will eventually kill this franchise.