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2014-05-01 23:01:18

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kansas. Currently after reviewing the federal marketplace for available solicitations, US Federal Contractor Registration has found 94 contracting opportunities in Kansas. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR) is releasing highly regarded data showing the increase of federal contracts in Kansas. Currently after reviewing the...

2014-05-01 16:20:46

Stapleton's session, entitled "The Evolution of Automotive Tool Sets" will focus on how dealers can use the latest tools and technology to reach and influence car buyers. OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VinSolutions, Inc., a marketplace leader and developer of internet-based customer relations management (CRM) for the automotive industry, announced today that its Vice President of Sales, Sean Stapleton, will be speaking at the 16th Annual Digital Dealer Conference...

2014-05-01 12:29:48

The influential cable television program will air on CBS KWCH-TV during the month of May. CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Viewpoints Industry TV announces May air dates for Wichita, Kansas. The show covers a wide variety of topics from energy savings solutions to family recreation ideas in a format which is convenient to most viewers. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and one which is known as the "Air Capitol of the World" due to its prominence as the...

2014-04-30 23:07:31

Acquisition of Leading Managed Services and Colocation Provider in Kansas City Solidifies DataBank’s Super-Regional Footprint Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 DataBank, a leading data center and colocation services provider based in Dallas, announced today the company’s acquisition of Arsalon Technologies, a managed services and colocation provider based in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa, Kansas. The acquisition provides DataBank with a super-regional footprint spanning three...

2014-04-30 08:42:39

Aristocrat Motors stocks extensive selection of new and used luxury vehicles MERRIAM, Kan., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are many clear advantages that come with purchasing a new or used luxury vehicle. Above average styling, performance-minded engine offerings and an abundance of lavish features are just a few of the attributes that make certain luxury automobiles much more than just a means of transportation. In addition, these vehicles often maintain a high level of...

2014-04-28 23:10:00

Renew Crew of Johnson County celebrates its Twelfth anniversary as the leading provider of outdoor surface cleaning and power washing in Kansas City KS at the annual Spring Kickoff. Olathe, KS (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The beginning of springtime means that homeowners are thinking about wood cleaning, pressure washing and similar outdoor cleaning services to revive the look of their yards, decks and patios. The team at Renew Crew of Johnson County has been preparing for the busy spring...

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,...


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
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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