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2014-07-29 08:22:11

Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City attracts car shoppers from all across the Midwest KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Car shoppers searching for pre-owned luxury vehicles in Kansas and Missouri have quickly found that dealership atmosphere is just as important as selection, especially when dealing with brands such as Mercedes-Benz. Many dealerships are able to make claims for the lowest prices and largest inventories; however, because of the unique nature of luxury...

2014-07-28 20:25:54

BOSTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hays Companies of Boston is pleased to announce Melissa Tobler is one of four individuals to date to receive the Validation Institute's Advanced Certification on Critical Outcomes Report Analysis. Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM) launched the Validation Institute to "challenge the status quo of typical healthcare research design principles, with the goal of positively impacting how the industry establishes credibility over time, but also ultimately...

2014-07-25 20:20:27

Car shoppers come from miles to visit Aristocrat Motors for new and pre-owned luxury vehicles MERRIAM, Kan., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Drivers looking for pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles near Manhattan, Kansas have a great resource in the local-area Merriam, Kansas dealership, Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz at Aristocrat Motors. Located less than two hours away from Manhattan, Kansas, Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz offers an extensive selection of quality pre-owned Mercedes-Benz...

2014-07-24 16:31:20

Expansion Benefits Fast Growing Areas of North Kansas City, Riverside Horizons, as well as Overland Park and Cities in the State of Kansas KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of Business Ethernet and networking solutions, today announced it is expanding its existing network in Kansas City. The expansion will extend the company's reach into North Kansas City, Mo. and Overland Park, Kan., providing additional network diversity...

2014-07-23 23:15:10

Ticket Down reports huge demand for the exhibition match in Kansas City, Missouri between soccer powerhouses Sporting Kansas City and Manchester City. Fans of international soccer that live in the Kansas City metropolitan area will be able to witness amazing talent right in their backyard on Wednesday, July 23rd. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City tickets at Sporting Park in Kansas City, MO. This...

2014-07-18 23:02:35

Hellas to Test MoJack Distributor’s Ozone Turf Sanitizing Cleaner Wichita, KS (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Sports construction company Hellas is set to receive MoJack Distributors’ Clean O3 OnTurf cleaning system for field testing with the goal of further lessening the impact on the environment and increasing player safety. “We are very excited about the opportunity to be one of the first to test MoJack’s OnTurf cleaning system,” said Reed J. Seaton, President and Chief Executive...

2014-07-18 20:20:21

WICHITA, Kan., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its second quarter 2014 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time Friday, August 1, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130515/CG13652LOGO President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Lawson and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sanjay Kapoor will participate in a conference call presentation to securities analysts about second quarter 2014 results and...

2014-07-17 08:31:14

SITECH Central Joins the First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Construction Technology Solutions SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that a SITECH(®) Technology Dealer has been established in Kansas, with the exception of Cherokee county, and northwestern Missouri. SITECH Central joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships--the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive...

2014-07-17 08:29:24

Data platform to accelerate improvements in clinical quality and operational efficiency SALT LAKE CITY and KANSAS CITY, Kan., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Kansas Hospital, a world-class academic medical center and destination for complex care and diagnosis, has selected Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, to further improve the quality of care and lower costs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140217/MM66628LOGO The...

2014-07-16 23:10:01

The University of Kansas Hospital received a $12.5 million Health Care Innovation Grant to work with Hays Medical Center, 10 critical access hospitals, and rural providers throughout western Kansas. PYA is honored to partner with these providers to design an innovative care delivery model focused on improving heart health and stroke survival in Kansas. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 PYA, a national healthcare consulting and assurance firm, congratulates The University of Kansas...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'