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March 22, 2009

JoCo should make do with courthouse

When this Olathe native reads that the Johnson County commissioners are ready to dump the existing courthouse (3/10, Local), which is barely five years older than Barbie, for a newer model that will cost considerably more, I’m reminded of the saying that was popular on the home front during World War II: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!”

Now the county’s fearless leaders confidently contend that this postwar beauty is essentially used up and worn out and can no longer handle the crowd (hey, even Barbie needs her space), and therefore must be abandoned. But given the warlike struggle for economic survival we currently face, I say, “Make it do or do without!”

Rick Nichols


Stifled Freedom

Rick, its not about you. Its about them....and whatever backroom real estate deals are going to make them rich.

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