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2014-04-18 12:20:46

WICHITA, Kan., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its first quarter 2014 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time Friday, May 2, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will participate in a conference call presentation to securities analysts about first quarter 2014 results and...

2014-04-15 23:15:29

Diploma2Degree, an online diploma program for Kansas adults, celebrates its first high school graduate. Iris Penaloza of Witchita will receive her high school diploma from Lyons 405. Kansas (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Diploma2Degree, an online adult high school program provided by CompuHigh and Lyons 405 extends a hearty congratulations to its first adult graduate, Iris Penaloza. Penaloza has completed her course work in this self-paced program and will be receiving her diploma from Lyons...

2014-04-14 16:27:37

MindMixer cites KC's strong IT workforce and cultural amenities as ideal for growing tech companies, according to the Kansas City Area Development Council KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omaha-based MindMixer has selected Kansas City, Mo., for the firm's national headquarters, creating 85 information technology, software and programming jobs. MindMixer will consolidate the company's offices in Omaha, Neb., and Lincoln, Neb., into the Kansas City office at...

2014-04-13 20:20:17

ST. LOUIS, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the shootings earlier today at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City, which left three people dead, "an unspeakable and heinous act of violence" and called on the public not to draw any conclusions until authorities have released the results of the investigation. While authorities have not yet determined whether the incidents were a hate crime, ADL remains in close contact with...

2014-04-11 12:23:50

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee released the following statement on the departure of Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: "Secretary Sebelius has done an extraordinary job in her role leading the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over the past five years. Healthcare reform has been 100 years in the making, and she has...

2014-04-10 08:20:42

BANGALORE, India, and WICHITA, Kansas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [http://www.infosys.com/Links/redirectlink.aspx?id=spirit-aerosystems.aspx ], Inc., one of the world's largest independent suppliers of commercial airplane assemblies and components along with Infosys [http://www.infosys.com ], a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced the winners of the Spirit Global Design Challenge (SGDC) 2013. 66 students from thirteen...

2014-04-09 12:22:55

OWENSBORO, Ky., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) is pleased to announce the commencement of a binding Open Season for additional firm transportation capacity in its Production and Market Areas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/CL00785 The 2014 System Expansion will involve expanding the capacity of Southern Star's system to provide incremental firm transportation service from existing or new receipt points to existing...

2014-04-09 12:22:11

Company Searching for Nine Exclusive Agency Owners and 20 Support Staffers Across State ENGLEWOOD, Colo., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue expanding across Kansas, Allstate will appoint nine new agency owners in Kansas this year and will offer payments to people referring qualified candidates. The expansion effort is expected to create at least 30 jobs in Kansas, including support staff. Each new agency owner is required to have at least two support staff...

2014-04-09 08:21:13

WICHITA, Kan., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Aftermarket Customer Support recently opened a sales office at the Tinker Business and Industrial Park in Midwest City, Okla. Spirit's Aftermarket division supports the OEM to provide spare parts for commercial platform aircraft that have been modified for military programs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO "Spirit AeroSystems has a proud history of building and supporting...

2014-04-08 20:21:30

ONTARIO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it now has a da Vinci robotic unit at five hospitals - Chino Valley Medical Center, Desert Valley Hospital and San Dimas Community Hospital in California; Providence Medical Center in Kansas; and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Nevada - continuing the health system's efforts to stay at the forefront of medical innovation. Prime Healthcare will be adding additional da Vinci Surgical...


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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