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2014-02-03 16:25:40

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Parnell, Inc. has announced further expansion plans of its North American operations based in Overland Park, Kansas. Robert Joseph President & CEO said; "This week we completed a $25m debt refinancing with SWK Holdings, Corporation based in Dallas, Texas. This capital transaction will ensure the continued expansion of our dairy franchise and fund our varied pipeline across companion animal and production animal products". "SWK is...

2014-01-31 08:21:11

2014 models of the Pathfinder and Versa Note offer versatile storage options MANHATTAN, Kan., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When it comes to the vehicles in Nissan's lineup, no two are alike. There are a lot of vehicles that share body styles, but each of the vehicles offers a unique design and set of capabilities that allow the lineup to appeal to just about every lifestyle imaginable. Two of the newest Nissan offerings, the Versa Note and the Pathfinder, both deliver extreme...

2014-01-30 12:27:47

New data affirms importance of physical activity in and out of school TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced the results of a new study funded by the Kansas Health Foundation that indicate, on average, students who are physically fit score above standard on Kansas state assessments in reading and math and miss fewer days of school. (Photo -...

2014-01-30 12:25:47

-- Keeps its national headquarters in Overland Park -- OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intouch Solutions, a technology based marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry, has announced that it will be moving to the Renaissance III building, 7045 College Boulevard, in June of 2014. The move comes in response to Intouch Solutions' rapid expansion, with the number of employees rising by 16% in 2013 alone to a current total of 340 in the Kansas City area....

2014-01-29 12:29:59

Northwest Tech students granted full transfer of credits into Rasmussen College's AcceleratED Bachelor's Degree Completion program and given tuition discount TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help students in Northwest Kansas continue their education and advance their careers, Rasmussen College recently partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College located in Goodland, Kan. and granted Northwest Tech students full transfer of credits into its AcceleratED...

2014-01-28 12:32:35

COVINGTON, Ga., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless(TM), a cellular provider offering free phone service to income-eligible customers through the federal Lifeline program, is seeking to hire military veterans, military spouses, active duty military members, and guard and reserve members as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's "Hiring Our Heroes" initiative. Life Wireless will be participating in a series of "Hiring Our Heroes" job fairs starting Feb. 5 in Wichita, Kan....

2014-01-28 08:30:23

Broad-spectrum premise spray offers residual effectiveness of up to 90 days in a single treatment SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare LLC Animal Health Division has announced the introduction of a broad-spectrum premise spray called Annihilator((TM)) Polyzone(®). The product provides livestock producers with long-term control of crawling, flying and wood-infesting pests. Bayer's proprietary technology allows the product to withstand aggressive surfaces,...

2014-01-27 16:21:16

Firm to partner with ATG, manage team supporting UL's initiative for enabling safer, healthier and more sustainable product development NORTHBROOK, Ill. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UL Innovadex announced today that it had reached an agreement with Advanced Technology Group (ATG) to jointly deploy teams in Overland Park, Kansas and Missoula, Montana to aid in the Company's global information acquisition program. The teams, which may grow to over 30 people,...

2014-01-24 12:24:29

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VinSolutions, the marketplace leader and developer of Internet-based customer relationship management (CRM) and internet lead management (ILM) for the automotive industry, and Xtime, the leading retention solution for automotive manufacturers and service departments, today announced a new partnership. This partnership will enable dealers to have an enhanced service CRM experience by utilizing both the VinSolutions CRM platform and the Xtime...

2014-01-24 12:20:36

A Box 4 U is now RedGuard WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 15 years in business, Wichita-based A Box 4 U has announced it is changing its name to RedGuard, a move the company feels will more accurately reflect both its current product offerings as well as its emergence as a worldwide leader in the production of blast-resistant buildings. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140124/CG52264LOGO) "We're simply not the same company we were even a decade ago,"...


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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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