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2014-08-20 16:25:27

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Kansas. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down meth offenders and make arrests. Data...

2014-08-14 20:22:23

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are Out-Migrating From Africa: This is happening due to the fact that infected or ill people are traveling out of those countries in Africa with Ebola outbreaks. Cases...

2014-08-14 12:30:18

Insurance Aggregator #1 Producer of Farm & Ranch in Kansas for Nationwide Agribusiness AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combined Agents of America, LLC (CAA) today announced it has been named the largest producer of farm and ranch for Nationwide Agribusiness in Kansas, and the 2(nd) largest in Texas. CAA ended the year with $9.8 million in farm and ranch direct written premium with Nationwide Agribusiness in 2013. CAA is also a leader in farm and ranch new business...

2014-08-14 08:23:54

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengasco, Inc. (NYSE MKT: TGC) announced today its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. The Company reported net income from continuing operations of $377,000 or $0.01 per share of common stock during the second quarter of 2014 compared to net income from continuing operations of $805,000 or $0.01 per share of common stock during the second quarter of 2013. The Company also recognized $4.0 million in revenues...

2014-08-13 23:03:23

Supermarket industry trade publication salutes 14 innovative design concepts. Deerfield, Illinois (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 From Washington, D.C., to St. George, Utah, 14 exceptional food stores that have cut their ceremonial ribbons during the past year have been chosen as the winners of PROGRESSIVE GROCER’s fifth annual Store Design Contest. Pouring through an impressive array of entries to arrive at a show-stopping collection of extraordinary supermarket design concepts, PROGRESSIVE...

2014-08-12 12:27:51

The staff at Ziegenhorn Dentistry is proud to offer bi-monthly blogs to educate their patients about various dental matters. PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Do you ever wonder if celebrities always had such perfect teeth? Or perhaps you're concerned about what to do when your child's mouthguard fails? What happens if you forget to brush your teeth after a night full of delicious Kansas City barbecue? Patients need a reliable source of information that addresses any...

2014-08-12 08:40:11

Area underserved by major operators to get ultra-broadband mobile access for improved quality of voice telephony, Internet, video and gaming on smartphones and tablets PARIS, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to deploy a complete 4G LTE overlay network in the Midwestern U.S. states of Oklahoma and Kansas to enable Pioneer Cellular, an affiliate of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, to offer ultra-broadband mobile access to its customers and enable...

2014-08-08 23:05:40

Students enrolled in exclusive program interact directly with renowned instructors in remote locations without leaving their classrooms. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Gifted young pianists from around the globe were introduced to the performance and educational capabilities of Yamaha Disklavier technology recently at the prestigious International Institute for Young Musicians’ Summer Music Academy at the University of Kansas. The International Institute for Young Musicians...

2014-08-07 12:32:53

KANSAS CITY, Mo., and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Severe weather is a constant challenge for Verizon Wireless. During much of the year, thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes are a threat. In the winter, snowstorms and ice storms can wreak havoc. And while the weather can impact the network's ability to deliver an optimal customer experience, it also takes a toll on network equipment. Avoiding potential damage to valuable network assets is top of...

2014-08-05 16:27:26

Centers receive national recognition for best practices in quality care NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth announced today that seven of its skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers have been selected as 2014 recipients of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards. PruittHealth - Forsyth, PruittHealth - Toomsboro, and PruittHealth - Valdosta were awarded with the Silver-level award, and PruittHealth - Fairburn, PruittHealth - Marietta, PruittHealth - Sea Level,...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'