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2008-09-02 09:00:36

Westar Energy, which is engaged in power generation, transmission and distribution, has announced that it will build a 115kV high-capacity transmission line near Atchison, Kansas. The new line is part of Westar Energy's agreement to support the TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline. The new transmission line will run from Westar's Walnut substation near Atchison to the future TC Severance substation, to be located approximately 10 miles north of Atchison in Doniphan County. This line will supply...

2008-08-29 15:00:48

The Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 29 cents per share payable Oct. 1, 2008, on the company's common stock. The board also declared regular quarterly dividends on the company 4.25 percent, 4.5 percent and 5 percent series preferred stocks payable Oct. 1, 2008. Dividends are payable to shareholders of record as of Sept. 9, 2008. Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

Westar Energy has announced that it will conduct an open house on September 2, 2008, in Seneca, Kansas, to meet with residents near the possible routes of a 115kV, high-capacity transmission line that will be built in the area. The new line is part of Westar's agreement to support TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline. The new transmission line will run from the South Seneca substation to the future TC Seneca substation, to be located approximately 0.2 miles south of the 168th Street and State...

2008-08-02 03:00:15

By Dan Margolies, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Aug. 2--A federal judge has refused to dismiss indictments against former Westar Energy executives David Wittig and Douglas Lake, setting the stage for their retrial on conspiracy and other charges. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, in a 25-page order handed down Friday, denied the men's motions to throw out the charges on the grounds that a retrial would violate the Constitution's double jeopardy clause. Wittig, Westar's former chairman,...

2008-07-21 18:00:41

On Aug. 8, 2008, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) will release second-quarter 2008 earnings before market open. Bill Moore, Westar Energy president and chief executive officer, will host a conference call and audio Webcast at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Central). Event: Westar Energy Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Date: Aug. 8, 2008 Time: 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central) Location: 1) Phone conference call at 800-901-5247, participant code...

2008-06-25 06:03:16

Westar Energy and BP Alternative Energy North America have broken ground at the Flat Ridge wind farm site, located about 60 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas. The Flat Ridge wind farm is a 100MW project developed by BP. Westar will own half of the wind farm and purchase, under a purchase power agreement, energy from the remaining half. Flat Ridge will utilize 40 Clipper 2.5MW C-96 wind turbine generators. Flat Ridge is expected to go online by the end of 2008. Westar is also investing in...

2008-06-24 12:03:03

The Capital-Journal Westar Energy, Inc. and BP Alternative Energy North America Inc. will conduct a ground-breaking ceremony starting at noon today at the Flat Ridge Wind Farm site in Barber County about 60 miles southwest of Wichita. Flat Ridge Wind Farm is a 100-megawatt project developed by BP. Westar will own half of the wind farm and purchase, under a purchase power agreement, energy from the remaining half. Flat Ridge is expected to go online by the end of 2008. Westar also is...

2008-06-19 15:00:33

Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES) will conduct a ground-breaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20 at the Central Plains Wind Farm site, 229 N. CR 23, Marienthal, KS, 67863. Speakers include Kansas Lieutenant Governor Mark Parkinson, Wichita County Economic Development Director Sharla Krenzel and officers with Westar and RES. Central Plains Wind Farm is a 99-megawatt (MW) project developed by RES and owned and operated by Westar. "Western Kansas...

2007-06-22 09:14:11

Terax Energy (OTCBB: TEXG) announced today that its has finalized the agreements for the following to occur with Westar Oil: A share exchange which includes a change in name from Terax Energy, Inc. to Westar Oil and Gas Inc, and the acquisition of $175 Million in senior debt. Westar Oil has executed an agreement with a New York-based energy lender to provide up $175 Million of senior debt financing for the company, subject to certain due diligence conditions. The $175 Million of financing...

2007-02-07 18:00:32

Westar Oil Inc. has completed its initial testing of its Railroad Valley property. As a result from that testing and other considerations, the Company announces its plans to become a public company. It is expected that the shares are to be valued between $15.00 to $20.00 dollars per share. With the large acreage position that Westar has in its Railroad Valley property and other assets, the Company feels that it is wise to become a public company in order to capitalize on what is expected to...


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sts-51a
2012-03-10 08:40:54

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 16 at 6:59 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an angle of 28.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, and 56 seconds. The Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) was deployed into geosynchronous orbit on flight day two. On the...

STS-41B
2012-03-10 08:29:30

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1884 at 8:00 PM EST and landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 128 times at an altitude of 189 nautical miles, at an inclination of 28.5 degrees, and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 55 seconds. The highlights of the mission were the first untethered space walks were made by McCandless and Stewart using a manned maneuvering unit. In...

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