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2013-10-21 08:21:10

Tire Rack Street Survival aims to give young drivers hands-on experience in real-world situations TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The leading killer of American youths aged 16 to 19 is motor vehicle crashes. Last year, vehicular accidents accounted for more than 40 percent of fatalities in that age bracket. In an effort to reduce that number, the Tire Rack Street Survival safe teen driving program was developed. The program is aimed at teaching teenage drivers...

2013-10-17 23:27:43

Fans in search of tickets for George Strait's exclusive appearance in Wichita, Kansas at the INTRUST Bank Arena on the evening of Friday, April 4, 2014 can now find tickets and tour information online atTicketProcess.com. (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 When his fans learned of the fact that George Strait in Kansas is a reality that will be coming along soon, many of them began to peruse the online marketplace for affordable tickets. TicketProcess.com is ready and waiting for fans who would...

2013-10-14 16:20:30

Subaru is the only manufacturer to have three winning vehicles in the category LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Motor Trend magazine recently named the 2014 Subaru Forester the Sport/Utility of the Year. The redesigned Forester beat out 12 other SUVs to become the third Subaru vehicle to have won the award since it was created six years ago. It's the second win for the Forester, which won the 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year award and preceded the Subaru...

2013-10-14 08:21:46

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct.14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OTCQX: ROIL - Richfield Oil & Gas Company ("Richfield" or "Company"), an independent exploration and production company, has aggressively been working on its Kansas wells during the past 30 days. This work has included the installation of a submersible pump with the installation of a second cogeneration facility in its South Haven Field located in Sumner County, Kansas. These cogeneration facilities allow the Company to generate its...

2013-10-10 23:25:18

Owners Mike and Carolyn Janzen introduce the J Wedge, an innovative plantar fasciitis/heel pain treatment, at the Fit For Life Expo on October 12 from 9am-5pm, in Wichita, Kansas at Century II. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The J Wedge, a revolutionary treatment for plantar fasciitis/heel pain, will be debuting at Wichita’s Fit For Life Expo on October 12. The J Wedge is a small and portable stretching tool that can easily fit into anyone’s daily stretching regimen. Developed...

2013-10-08 12:22:03

Wind and Solar Project Development Company Marks One Gigawatt of Installed Wind Capacity and Celebrates 10th Anniversary LENEXA, Kan., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TradeWind Energy, Inc., one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the United States, has reached a significant power generation milestone as it celebrates the company's 10th year in business. With the installation of the 91(st) wind turbine at the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project, TradeWind...

2013-10-03 23:32:17

Daniel Parmele, owner of Parmele Law Firm and experienced Social Security disability lawyer, shares on video how working with a law firm that focuses on SSDI helps the injured get the disability benefits. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) law is complicated to navigate for any person, and can be doubly complex when a person is also recovering from an injury that has left them disabled. As one of the largest law firms in the Midwest...

2013-10-03 23:03:47

The company will be the exclusive industrial and commercial distributor of Capstone Microturbines in Kansas and Missouri through new division, Brightergy Microturbine LLC. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Brightergy announces a new division, Brightergy Microturbine LLC, in partnership with Capstone Turbine Corporation as the exclusive industrial and commercial distributor of natural gas microturbines in Kansas and Missouri. Microturbines are an ideal energy solution for commercial...

2013-10-02 13:43:07

Ever since cruise lines first began building mock suites for passengers to try out before installing the rooms on ocean liners in the 1940s, businesses have been devising trial runs for a small number of consumers to test merchandise prior to mass production. Today, companies still make important changes based on this “usability testing” before taking their goods to the wider market, and researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are part of a team that says that...

2013-10-01 23:32:56

Twilya L’Ecuyer, owner of C.U.R.E. Group Consulting, completed case facilitation training sponsored by the Kansas Leadership Center, September 27, 2013. Wichita, Kansas (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Twilya L’Ecuyer, owner of C.U.R.E. Group Consulting, completed case facilitator training sponsored by the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kansas on September 27, 2013. Case facilitator training, through the Kansas Leadership Center, provides Kansas facilitators an opportunity to strengthen...


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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