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2014-03-13 12:31:05

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids in Kansas will stand up against tobacco on March 19 as they join thousands of young people nationwide for the 19(th) annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a list of local events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual...

2014-03-12 23:30:28

Terratek® Flex, the market’s first compostable elastomeric bioplastic, can be used as an impact modifier for polylactic acid (PLA), increasing impact strength, elongation and flexibility without sacrificing compostability. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Green Dot’s Product Development Manager, Mike Parker, will present his findings on the efficacy of Terratek® Flex as an impact modifier for PLA at the the Global Plastics Environmental Conference (GPEC) in...

2014-03-10 23:23:12

Students from Wyandotte High School are getting much deserved attention for stepping up as environmental leaders in their community through the EE Community Connections program, supported by national non-profit Earth Force. This week, Mayor Holland will join the students as they work work directly with environmental engineers to build birdhouses on the plant’s property, as part of GM’s habitat restorations goals. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Students from Wyandotte High...

2014-03-07 12:27:37

Company Also Ranked Highest In All Regions of U.S. in Study That Measured Call, Messaging and Data Quality KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless ranked highest among all other national wireless providers in the Southwest region in the J.D. Power 2014 Wireless Network Quality Study, Volume 1, issued on March 6, 2014. The Southwest includes Kansas, Missouri and three other states: Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The J.D. Power study measured network quality...

2014-03-05 23:02:30

Governor of Connecticut acknowledges the need for greater awareness of the neurological condition that affects 10 million Americans. Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 As part of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) is delighted to announce that Dannel Malloy, governor of Conn., has officially proclaimed the state’s support of Essential Tremor Awareness Month; joining others nationwide in recognizing the need to learn more...

2014-03-05 16:28:46

Verizon Wireless Recognized as the Leader in New State-by-State and National Network Studies by RootMetrics® OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In state-by-state rankings, released today by RootMetrics(®) as part of its first U.S. State RootScore(®) Reports, Verizon Wireless overwhelmed the competition in Kansas with the most wins in Data, Text, Reliability and Speed categories. The company also won more awards in each category in all 50 states than any other...

2014-03-05 16:21:02

WICHITA, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. ("Spirit" or "the Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR), announced today that it has launched a transaction to refinance its existing $540.4 million senior secured term loan B. The proposed transaction is expected to include a covenant-lite $540.4 million term loan B maturing in 2020 to replace the existing term loan B that matures in 2019....

2014-03-05 08:30:08

Kansas Bioscience Authority, Grayhawk Venture Fund II Lead Round OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Outcomes Sciences Inc. (HOS), a leading health care IT company based in Overland Park, Kan., today announced that it has completed the first close of its Series A Preferred financing round. The company has raised $5 million in the first closing and expects to raise up to an additional $2 million of capital, bringing the round to $7 million. The round, which is...

2014-03-05 04:24:18

Rise in Cloud Hosting Clients Leads to Data Center Expansion LENEXA, Kan., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City's leader in business-class cloud hosting and data center outsourcing solutions, announced today the completion of their data center expansion project which will be the third data center within their flagship Pine Ridge facility. Construction of the new data center began in November of 2013....

2014-03-04 23:03:59

New Year brings rapid growth for IntegriShield, a Kansas City-based compliance monitoring company, as more companies are being proactive in their protecting brand. “Our commitment to helping others extends beyond our office," said Managing Director Jennifer Flood. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 As part of the Kansas City startup landscape IntegriShield is an emerging tech company that has seen rapid growth already in the New Year. IntegriShield has increased its workforce...


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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