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2014-08-05 12:35:29

Kansas Virtual Academy and Insight School of Kansas welcome both K-12 and adult students OLATHE, Kansas, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students enrolled in partner schools Kansas Virtual Academy and Insight School of Kansas, public online schools of Spring Hill School District serving students in grades K-6 and 7-12, respectively, will go back to school without leaving their homes on Wednesday, August 6. "We recognize that academic goals may be different for every...

2014-08-05 00:21:43

Customers in Overland Park Will Receive Benefits Tied to All-Fiber Infrastructure for High-Speed Internet, TV Services OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Overland Park. The all-fiber network will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, and AT&T's most advanced TV services to consumers and businesses. AT&T is...

2014-08-04 16:22:17

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Gas, Inc. (NYSE: OGS) today announced financial results for its second quarter 2014 and affirmed its full-year 2014 guidance. Highlights include: -- Second-quarter 2014 net income was $­­­9.5 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, compared with $15.0 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, in the second quarter 2013; -- Actual heating degree days across the company's service areas were 700 in the second quarter...

2014-08-04 12:21:13

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will speak at the Jefferies Industrial conference in New York, N.Y., on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. (EST). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO Remarks from Kapoor will be webcast and will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are advised to check the website ahead of time to ensure their computers...

grassland in the Flint Hills
2014-08-04 02:00:31

Greg Tammen, Kansas State University Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year. It finds that burning outside of the current late spring time frame has no measurable negative consequences for the prairie and, in fact, may have multiple benefits. The study was conducted by Gene Towne, research associate and the Konza Prairie Biological Station fire chief, and Joseph...

2014-07-31 23:07:11

Drake Chiropractic in Wichita, Kansas offers a special to new patients for a limited time. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Dr. Jeff Drake at Drake Chiropractic is one of the most respected and well known chiropractors in the area and he has really made a business out of helping people improve and feel better. He is constantly working with new and return patients to improve treatments, get better results, and lead pain free lives. Those who are in pain or experience daily suffering...

2014-07-31 12:21:11

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a contract exceeding $8 million to supply gate equipment for the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The order, placed by the Wichita Airport Authority, includes glass-sided Jetway® passenger boarding bridges, JetAire® preconditioned air units and Jetpower® 400 Hz ground power units. This is one of the largest orders for glass-walled boarding bridges in...

2014-07-31 08:22:40

Aristocrat Land Rover in Merriam, Kan. stocks impressive pre-owned inventory MERRIAM, Kan., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Not every driver on the road wishes to blend in with the crowd. For Kansas residents seeking a little bit more individualism, the short commute to Aristocrat Land Rover serves as a great resource to shop popular Land Rover SUVs and other hard-to-find vehicles. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140730/131007 Located at 9400 West 65th Street...

2014-07-30 23:00:46

Modern healthcare providers are struggling to manage the exponential growth and increased complexity of digital patient information, often referred to as “Big Data,” across different organizations, applications, and data silos. To answer this problem, Offsite Image Management Inc. uses its vendor neutral archiving (VNA) technology to send and accept data, regardless of which image management system is used – and for a short time, this service is available in Kansas with an open...

2014-07-30 12:22:20

PARSONS, Kan., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tank Connection announced today that they are expanding operations with investments in additional equipment and personnel. Recent and planned future equipment expansions, along with the need for approximately 35 new employees, will allow the storage tank manufacturer to expand production by 50 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140730/131014 "We are making investments in both capital assets and...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'