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2014-10-21 08:29:00

White Hutchinson has released the results from its Sept. 2014 survey on American entertainment preferences. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last month, the White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning Group completed a national survey of over 4,000 adults on their participation in major attractions at family entertainment centers. According to the results, bowling continues to be the most popular attraction for community-based entertainment venues, with over 60 million...

2014-10-20 12:21:51

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its third quarter 2014 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time Friday, Oct. 31, 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 third quarter 2014 results and...

2014-10-15 23:04:12

Popular provider Ticketability.com is now offering discount Fleetwood Mac tickets for concerts in Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena on March 18; St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center on March 27; Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center on March 28; and Wichita, KS at Intrust Bank Arena on March 31. Fleetwood Mac tickets for the 2nd leg of their current tour hit the public market on Monday, but experienced shoppers are opting to secure their seats ahead of time from trusted secondary market sources...

2014-10-10 23:01:28

Renew Crew of Topeka/Lawrence is offering complimentary estimates on fall concrete cleaning and sealing solutions ideal for decorative concrete driveways, walkways, and patios. Topeka, KS (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Leading concrete cleaning company Renew Crew of Topeka/Lawrence is pleased to announce that it is now offering estimates on sealing solutions and concrete cleaning for fall, free of charge. This kind of professional cleaning is perfect for those homes with decorative driveways,...

2014-10-09 08:24:56

HSx is an online, mastery-based, accredited high school offering credit courses and diplomas WESTPORT, Conn., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students can now earn credit by demonstrating mastery of core high school academic courses. And anyone without a high school diploma now has access to an impressive, accredited high school degree. HSx is not defined by conventional standards of credit hours and semesters but rather by demonstrating mastery of a single subject for credit or across...

2014-10-08 23:13:11

Zion Health announces Valley Vet Naturals, founded by two vets, will now feature Kanwa Minerals Powder to provide specialized supplements for preventing common pet illness. Add a pinch of Kanwa Powder to dog and cat's water to help prevent stomach illness. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Natural health product pioneer Zion Health is pleased to announce that environmentally-conscious, vitamin and herb catalog Valley Naturals will now carry Zion's energy detox powder as a multi-purpose...

2014-10-03 08:24:02

Lee National Denim Day® Urges People Nationwide to Wear Jeans Today And Donate $5 to Fund The American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Research And Support Services MERRIAM, Kan., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee(®) Jeans encourages people to celebrate Lee National Denim Day today by putting on their jeans and donating $5 to the American Cancer Society's fight against breast cancer. Lee National Denim Day has focused on raising money for the Society's life-saving breast...

2014-09-30 08:21:06

Briggs Auto successfully hosted country concert giveaway, the Garth Experience MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Briggs Automotive Group, located in Manhattan, Kansas with specific automaker locations throughout Manhattan, Lawrence and Topeka, continuously strives to find new opportunities to bring together and support the communities it serves. It has dubbed this mission, "Briggs Gives Back," and with that, the dealer reaches out to a wide variety of people,...

2014-09-29 23:01:05

Janet Hays-Forbes is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 NAPW honors Janet Hays-Forbes as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Hays-Forbes is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in information technology. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and...

2014-09-29 08:22:37

Off-road driving enthusiasts invited to Jeep Jamboree to support finding a cure for breast cancer MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to help raise awareness and support the race to find a cure for breast cancer, Briggs Automotive Group in Manhattan, Kansas is teaming up with the Flint Hills Jeep Club and will be hosting the 23rd Annual Jeep Jamboree. Continuously searching for a variety of ways to reach out to others and serve the community, Briggs Auto...


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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.