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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...

2014-04-08 12:25:39

Native Kansas Country Music Artist Named State's Tourism Brand Ambassador TOPEKA, Kan., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There's No Place Like Kansas echoes the marketing sentiments of the spring 2014 tourism marketing campaign to be launched April 9(th) by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWP). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140408/LA95989 Logan Mize, native of Clearwater, KS, has been named the newest Kansas brand ambassador to promote Kansas as a...

2014-04-07 23:25:33

As the National Teacher Hall of Fame announces their 2014 inductees, California Casualty extends congratulations. Each year, five educators are honored for their exceptional dedication to educating children and California Casualty is proud to be a Gold Level sponsor. San Mateo, California (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 California Casualty, a Gold Level sponsor of the National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF), congratulates the 2014 inductees: Gary Koppelman, 40 year science instructor, Blissfield,...

2014-04-03 12:35:17

The company is actively hiring approximately 70 positions across the two states to fuel continued growth KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is adding nearly 70 full-time positions before the end of June in the states of Kansas and Missouri. The positions will be based across the two states and interested candidates may apply by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com. -- Verizon Wireless is planning to hire approximately 30-35...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.