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2014-07-08 12:28:54

Lee National Denim Day® has raised millions for breast cancer programs and research, and three ambassadors will help lead this year's campaign MERRIAM, Kan., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2014-07-08 08:27:59

Donald Grove, owner of Nuclear Recruiters, Inc., releases new book geared towards those interested in getting a job in the nuclear power industry GARDNER, Kan., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-07-01 12:20:46

Lawrence Nissan dealer prepares for official 2015 Murano release date LAWRENCE, Kan., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The SUV segment continues to brim over with new additions

2014-06-30 08:28:24

Briggs Auto will be present at the Country Stampede with display vehicles TOPEKA, Kan., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The next four days will be greatest opportunity of the

2014-06-27 23:00:46

Center Recognized by National Program for Best Practices in Quality Care Coos Bay, OR (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Avamere Rehabilitation of Coos Bay, a skilled

2014-06-27 20:20:21

Briggs Auto Direct provides three sale locations with new vehicles added daily TOPEKA, Kan., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Online car auctions often stir up a mixture of conflicting

2014-06-27 12:21:19

Reliable and fuel-efficient vehicles available for road trips and commuter students TOPEKA, Kan., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Typically, the summer months involve more frequent

2014-06-26 08:33:00

First Verizon Smart Store to open in central Kansas HUTCHINSON, Kan., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Verizon Wireless continues to roll out its

2014-06-23 23:11:08

'Dotte Meals Provides Meals to Young Residents, Combating “Food Insecurity” and Other Health Problems in the County Kansas City, Kansas (PRWEB) June


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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.