Archive for February 25th, 2009

Chef Debbie Gold to host two events at JCCC

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From JCCC:

Chef Debbie Gold to host two events at JCCC

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. ­­­– As part of the Johnson County Community College Master Chef Series, Chef Debbie Gold, executive chef, The American Restaurant, will host a morning master cooking class and an evening dinner on Wednesday, March 4, in the Capitol Federal Conference Room of the Regnier Center, JCCC. (more…)

JCCC diversity award application

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From JCCC:

ODEI SPONSORS DIVERSITY AWARD

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is sponsoring a Diversity award for a faculty member, staff employee, administrator or student who has demonstrated a commitment to furthering the goals of campus diversity.

For award consideration, individuals should be nominated by a member of the JCCC community. Self-nominations are welcome; Fellows or employees of ODEI are ineligible.

Please submit a one-to-two page letter which describes the nominee’s contributions to Dr. Jim Leiker, award committee chair, at Box 31 or jleiker1@jccc.edu.

Nominations are due Friday, March 27.  The recipient will be recognized at the All-Staff Luncheon in May.

Freedom vs. teachers unions (and the 9th US Circuit). SCOTUS gives freedom the victory.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning local governments from letting workers use payroll deductions to fund their union’s political activities, a decision that could strike at organized labor’s ability to raise funds at local levels.

Five labor unions and the Idaho state AFL-CIO successfully argued in lower federal courts that a 2003 Idaho law forcing cities, counties and school districts to eliminate a payroll deduction funding union political action committees violated the First Amendment. (more…)

News from city of Olathe

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Recent news from Olathe:

This Edition of E-News
• Citizen Survey Results on Web
• Development Forum Scheduled for Feb. 18
• Public Meeting on Areas Potentially Impacted by Flooding
• A Loss for the Olathe Fire Department
• Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund Surpasses Goal
• Presidents Day Schedule
• No Council Meeting 2/10

(more…)

JCCC THEATRE DEPARTMENT TAKES A ‘HOLIDAY’

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From JCCC:

JCCC THEATRE DEPARTMENT TAKES A ‘HOLIDAY’

The Johnson County Community College theatre department will perform Holiday, written by Philip Barry and directed by Linda Ade Brand, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28 and Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in the Black Box Theatre of the Carlsen Center.

The performances are free and open to the public.

This 1930s comedy of manners centers around a young man who refuses to adapt his lifestyle to please his future father-in-law. Although he is engaged to a girl of great wealth and social standing, he refuses to “make good” with her father, preferring to enjoy life as a holiday and an independent venture to happiness. In the end the girl’s sister, realizing that the young man is right and her family wrong, confesses that she is in love with him and chooses to marry him.

An active director in Kansas City, Ade Brand’s Kansas City Repertory Theatre credits include Master Class and All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, along with nine seasons leading the casts of A Christmas Carol. She has directed several productions for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City including Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni and HMS Pinafore.

For more information call 913-469-8500, ext. 3245.

Fort Mills Times reports on ERA

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

The Fort Mills Times:

They said adding an equal rights amendment would reflect the feelings of Kansas and be much harder to remove.

Opponents included anti-abortion groups that said it would result in unrestricted tax-funded abortions. But supporters say that’s not the case.

Twenty-two states have an equal rights amendment in their constitutions.

The Mac at 25: Five forgotten Apple products

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Macworld.com:

Apple Computer—known for its groundbreaking work with PCs, PDAs, and…digital cameras? Indeed, 1994 saw the release of Apple’s QuickTake 100, one of the first consumer digital cameras in the US. The inaugural model of the QuickTake series debuted with an awkward form factor that resembled a one-eyed pair of futuristic binoculars.

Capable of storing eight photos at 640-by-480 resolution (or 32 at 320-by-240) on a whopping 1MB of internal flash memory, it was obviously primitive by today’s standards. Apple released more powerful members of the QuickTake family over the next few years, but under the weight of competition from Kodak and Fuji, the computer maker’s offerings never sold well.