Your Turn
With football season under way, which league(s) do you watch?

  • It's all about the NFL.
  • College football is the greatest, hands down.
  • I love my local and hometown high school teams.
  • I prefer to test my skills in fantasy football.
  • Some of the above.
  • All of the above.
  • None - I don't like football.

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Friday, January 04, 2013 8:04 PM

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Andy Tompkins, Kansas Board of Regents president and chief executive officer, talks Friday during the First Friday Forum at Washburn Towers, 526 S. Main St., Ottawa. Tompkins spoke about changes to higher education in Kansas and the progress of the National Bio and Agri-Defense facility in Manhattan.

Regents leader: Job skills key to Kansas' future, work force

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

In 1950, 60 percent of the U.S. workforce was made up of unskilled laborers.

Now, 62 years later, only 20 percent of America’s workers are unskilled.

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