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2008-08-07 03:00:18

By Jerry Siebenmark, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 7--A group of 50 business, government and civic leaders will be learning next week how two regional cities improved their downtowns and have benefited economically from it. The three-day trip sponsored by Visioneering Wichita and the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce will take them to Oklahoma City and Fort Worth beginning Wednesday. Suzie Ahlstrand, the chamber's vice president of community advancement who will be leading the group,...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 6--Hawker Beechcraft recorded an increase in orders, sales and earnings for the second quarter of 2008 compared to a year ago, the company said Tuesday. Earnings were released on the second day of a work stoppage by 4,700 Hawker Beechcraft hourly workers in Wichita and about 500 in Salina. The workers, represented by the Machinists union, voted overwhelmingly to strike on Saturday and walked off the job Monday. The company booked $1.7...

2008-08-06 03:00:29

By Christina M. Woods and Jeannine Koranda, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 6--Gail Finney, a marketing consultant and vice chair of the Sedgwick County Democrat Party, beat out medical assistant Inga Taylor for the 84th District House seat. It was one of the more clear-cut victories in primaries in the Wichita area for three open House seats. Finney won the 84th seat despite Taylor raising roughly $10,000 more, some of which was due to an influx of donations from Victory Fund and an...

2008-08-06 03:00:29

By Jeannine Koranda, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 6--State Reps. Oletha Faust-Goudeau and Ty Masterson will be continuing their bids to switch chambers in November as both appeared to win their primaries Tuesday. Wichitan Faust-Goudeau won the Democratic primary by a wide margin for the 29th Senate District, while Masterson, an Andover Republican running in Senate District 16, was leading in incomplete results late Tuesday. Faust-Goudeau, who also celebrated her 49th birthday Tuesday,...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

By Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 5--The strike at Hawker Beechcraft could remove $10 million to $12 million a month in take-home pay from the Wichita economy, a Wichita State University economist said Monday. About 4,700 Machinists in Wichita -- more than half of the company's work force of 9,000 -- went on strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday as the current contract expired. The union also represents 500 members in Salina. Job security, health care, earned time off for new...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

By Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor and Bi, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Small businesses and independent oil producers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas find themselves caught in the ripples from the spreading SemGroup LP bankruptcy. SemGroup buys, sells, stores and transports crude oil and crude oil products. The Tulsa-based company, the 12th-largest privately held company in the United States, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on July 22. Numerous Wichita-area and Kansas...

2008-08-04 03:00:22

By Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 4--And daniel MCCoy Eagle correspondent Hawker Beechcraft hourly workers prepared Sunday for this morning's picket line as a strike against the company gets under way. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. this morning, as the current labor contract expired. Hundreds of workers lined up outside the Machinists strike headquarters on South Greenwich on Sunday evening to begin signing up for times to participate in the picket line. "It's a...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Karen Shideler, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 4--If Sedgwick County residents want a better quality of life, says Sonja Armbruster, the question is: "Better than what?" It's a question that the Sedgwick County Health Department hopes to begin to answer with a quality-of-life survey that's being launched today. Armbruster, community health assessment coordinator, said the survey is part of a national movement to assess communities "so we can better measure quality of life, and...

2008-08-04 03:00:12

By Joe Rodriguez, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 4--Congregation asks 500 houses of worship to join its program A Wichita church that launched an initiative this spring to help combat hunger locally has invited other houses of worship to join the effort. As part of its "We Can" program, members of Asbury Church, a United Methodist church, have brought canned goods and other items such as hygiene products to Sunday morning services since early May. The items collected at each of the...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Brent D. Wistrom, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Brooke Owens' four children were somewhere in the jungle of slides, swings and sand shovels at Sedgwick County Park Saturday morning. Occasionally, one of them would pop up -- and disappear again. Cody, 7, spun in childish bliss on a spiraling pole. Cale, 5, ran up the slide. Then slid down it. Ran up it. Slid down it. And Brooke stood in the shade with a smile. She and her kids -- all from Fort Worth -- were among the first...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.