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2014-04-28 20:20:41

WICHITA, Kan., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), Monday celebrated the rollout of the first flight test pylon for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft. The pylon and underwing structure are used to mount the aircraft's Pratt & Whitney power plant to the wing and are designed and manufactured by Spirit at the company's Wichita, Kan., facility. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81409 "Today's rollout marks a pivotal milestone and...

2014-04-25 23:06:05

Organization kicks off Military Appreciation Month with Donation to Marine Corps Double Amputee from Kansas (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Freedom Alliance will give a custom-made, all-terrain wheelchair to a local, wounded military hero to help his continued rehabilitation and allow him to participate in his favorite activities like hunting and fishing. In a ceremony to take place on Thursday, May 1st, Freedom Alliance will present the chair to Sgt. James “Matt” Amos, a U.S. Marine who lost...

2014-04-25 12:24:52

The building of Verrückt will be featured in Travel Channel's Popular Original TV Series "Xtreme Waterparks," premiering Sunday, June 29 KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials at the Kansas City Schlitterbahn Waterpark have unveiled the height of it latest waterslide Verrückt, as 168 feet 7 inches. This sets a new world record for the tallest waterslide in the world, a claim verified by Guinness World Record judge on site. For exclusive sneak peek video of...

2014-04-25 08:25:39

The program includes a VIP equine sweepstakes, as well as training and performance tips from professional riders. SHAWNEE, Kan., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health is introducing the "Your Ride With a Legend" educational program. This program is designed to give equine enthusiasts access to useful horse health information from Bayer and performance tips from a pair of world-class competitors, the "Legend Riders." Upon sign-up for the no-cost program,...

2014-04-24 16:21:13

Kansas State Cars offers financial programs and news sources for Kansas State University students TOPEKA, Kan., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kansas State Cars acknowledges that attending a university is a crucial and inspiring time for most young adults. It also recognizes how expensive and stressful paying for tuition among other expenses can become; therefore, the dealer has devised a series of resources to help assist students with their financial situations. Photo -...

2014-04-24 12:31:59

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take you 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That's like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it's a problem that's close to home. An analysis of the 2013 National Bridge Inventory database released this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) shows...

2014-04-23 08:29:49

Signs and Prevention of Meningitis that Every College-Bound Student Should Know TOPEKA, Kan., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2004, Andy Marso was preparing to graduate from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. One night he went to bed early with flu-like symptoms. The next morning he could not walk and there was a strange purple rash on his arms. By that night he was in intensive care, flown by helicopter to the university's medical center in septic...

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...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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