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2014-03-19 23:00:30

Novel Follows a Young Woman’s Spiritual Journey Overcoming Loss and Depression to Find the Life She Was Meant to Live Topeka, Kan. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Love is known world-over for its powerful impact, inspiring desire, and for most the essence of a full and wonderful life. Despite its potential to influence, entire lifetimes can be spent not experiencing true love. In his breakout novel, “Megan’s Cry,” Gregory Pollock tells the story of a woman crippled by divorce only to be...

2014-03-18 23:27:35

The Perceptive Acuo VNA will improve medical image access, free patient data from PACS vendor control and provide greater freedom and flexibility in selection of clinical systems. SHAWNEE, Kan. (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 News Facts Lexmark’s Perceptive Software announces the Veterans Health Administration (VA) Midwest Health Care Network (also known as Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 (VISN 23)) will deploy Perceptive Software's Acuo Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) to consolidate...

2014-03-18 16:20:55

WICHITA, Kan., March 18, 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 closed a refinancing of its $540.4 million senior secured term loan B. The new $540.4 million term loan B, which was priced at LIBOR plus 2.50% and matures in September 2020, replaces the term loan B that was scheduled to mature in April 2019....

2014-03-16 23:04:25

Northern Alabama Support Groups walk to raise essential tremor awareness. Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) March 16, 2014 March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, an important time to increase awareness about essential tremor (ET) and provide helpful information to those that have or might have ET. Although the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will work throughout the month of March to raise awareness of ET in the global community, the IETF has designated Saturday, March...

2014-03-14 23:02:33

Launches Offsite Virtual CD and PACS Solutions to Impact Efficiency, Patient Care Atchison, KS (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Like many rural hospitals, the team at Atchison Hospital, Kansas, knows there’s a lot to lose if problems with existing overburdened patient data systems aren’t solved – such as the loss of reimbursements from Meaningful Use standards, loss of patients or staff to other facilities, and serious impacts on patient care. Instead, they’re moving toward new PACS and...

2014-03-14 12:22:21

Briggs Chrysler encourages consumers to conduct research at home before visiting a dealership LAWRENCE, Kan., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Work and family are two of life's driving forces. Having a pickup truck that can cater to both of these importances is ideal, but with different makes and models vying for consumer attention rather than addressing their questions and expectations, making a decision becomes overly complicated. Photo -...

2014-03-13 23:29:13

Interactive Physical Therapy and Wellness Center in Topeka, Kansas, becomes BenchMark’s newest partner, adding two physical therapy locations and a wellness gym to the company’s line-up. Topeka, KS (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Ric Baird, owner of Topeka, KS, based Interactive Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, announced his new partnership with BenchMark Rehab Partners (BMRP) under the company’s Kansas/Missouri brand, SERC Physical Therapy. According to Baird, “I am excited to be a...

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...


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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