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2013-10-31 23:36:58

Green Dot’s Terratek SC starch composites have been certified as biobased by the USDA's Biopreferred program, replacing up to 65% of the nonrenewable feedstocks for everyday plastics. Products made with Terratek SC may qualify for preferential treatment by Federal procurement programs. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Green Dot, a bioscience social enterprise, manufacturing biobased and compostable plastics, offers USDA certified biobased starch composites. Terratek...

2013-10-31 08:21:42

Briggs Nissan Lawrence is making room for 2014 models including the new Nissan Altima LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the year comes to a close, dealerships such as Briggs Nissan of Lawrence continue to offer incentives and rebates on their 2013 stock. 2014 models are arriving daily at the Kansas-based dealership and in an effort to clear space in the lot, savings on a 2013 model are at an all-time high. (Photo:...

2013-10-30 23:24:18

Pioneer in true cloud business intelligance establishes Kansas City office; Appoints senior industry executive to drive U.S. growth. Montpelleir/France and Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 BIME, the pioneer in true cloud business intelligence (BI), today announced it is opening a U.S. office in the fast-growing tech hub of Kansas City, to become a global player with a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. To oversee U.S. operations, the company has appointed Jim Lysinger...

2013-10-30 16:25:24

ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prime Healthcare Services announced today that 11 of its hospitals were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures(®) by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in nation. The hospitals in California are: Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Garden Grove Hospital and Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, San...

2013-10-29 23:33:59

Twilya L’Ecuyer, owner of C.U.R.E. Group Consulting is sponsoring an annual conference hosted by the Kansas Rural Center on November 2, 2013. Newton, KS (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Twilya L’Ecuyer, owner of C.U.R.E. Group Consulting is a sponsor for the Farming as if People Matter: How to Feed Ourselves, Build New Farms and Adapt to a Changing World conference, to be held in Newton, Kansas on November 2, 2013. The Farming as if People Matter: How to Feed Ourselves, Build New Farms and...

2013-10-29 16:20:45

To help make room for new models, Briggs Subaru is offering incentives on all 2013 Subaru vehicles TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As the end of the year approaches, 2014 models continue to be delivered to dealerships all around the world. Space for the new models is often limited, which means that most dealerships offer incentives and rebates to help clear 2013 models from the lot. It makes it the perfect time for consumers in the market for a new car to pick one...

2013-10-29 08:27:15

Luxury automotive dealership Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz breaks down comparison MERRIAM, Kan., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The luxury sedan segment is littered with top performers from foreign automakers and continues to grow with new offerings from domestic competition. Deciding the right make and model now becomes a difficult decision. Blinded by luxurious features and wrapped in shiny finishes, it's easy to make the assumption that all luxury cars are now created equal, but...

2013-10-28 12:21:31

2014 model currently in stock at the Briggs Dodge showroom in Topeka TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the last couple of years, consumers searching for power in a mid-sized sedan have turned to the most affordable V-6 car in America: the Dodge Avenger. The new 2014 Dodge Avenger--which continues to offers best-in-class V-6 power--was recently released, and is now available from Briggs Dodge in Topeka, Kan. (Photo:...

2013-10-25 08:20:22

New upgrades can be found in the interior, on the exterior and under the hood TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Kia vehicles have been known for their style for years, but with the release of the 2014 Kia Sorento, their vehicles are also gaining recognition for their safety. The Sorento recently received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, the crossover SUV was chosen as a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the...

2013-10-24 08:23:28

An official release date for the fuel efficient SUV hasn't been released yet, but it's expected to arrive soon LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After the Chrysler Group announced that the Ram 1500 would get a diesel engine option, demand for the fuel efficient truck skyrocketed. So much in fact, that the Chrysler Group is beginning to express concerns of the supply not meeting the demand when the release date for the light duty truck arrives early next year. In...


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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