Archive for June 22nd, 2009

Big names in Florida who are backing Rubio, had enough of Crist

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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The list includes Reps. Steve Bovo, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Eric Fresen, and Gaston Cantens, businessmen Sergio Pino, Jorge Arrizurieta, Osvaldo Vento and Norman Braman, and County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa.

Dayton Daily News: Sheriff Jones not running for Congress against John Boehner

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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HAMILTON – Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones says he will not challenge U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner for the West Chester Twp. Republican’s congressional seat. (more…)

Prime Buzz: US Senate apologizes for slavery

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Prime Buzz:

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed a resolution a short time ago apologizing for slavery and racial segregation. (more…)

Video of Karl Rove: ABC “Comfortably Too Close” With White House

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Video at RCP.

69% in Michigan Say Government Should Sell Shares in GM, Chrysler ASAP: Rasmussen

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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Most adults in Michigan (69%) say the government should sell its shares in General Motors and Chrysler as soon as possible. (more…)

Bluegrass Politics: Grayson strives for strong campaign finance report in possible Senate bid against Kentucky Republican Senator Bunning

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Trey Grayson is scheduling eight additional fundraisers this month in hopes of presenting an impressive campaign finance report next month for his U.S. Senate exploratory committee, says a Frankfort political publication. (more…)

Video — McCain: U.S. Has “Moral Obligation” To Support Iranians

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Video at RCP.

Debra Saunders: Oil and Water Mix in Ecuador

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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In May, “60 Minutes” ran a TVreport on Ecuadorans in the Lago Agrio area — with graphic video of foul-looking petroleum waste pits — who are suing Chevron for damages and to clean up toxic oil waste in their village. (more…)

The Star: University of Kansas Athletics had $72 million in the bank

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Prime Buzz:

After the reaction to a special audit of Kansas State University, including some of its payments to coaches and former athletics directors….

…. and as the regents gather this week to discuss tuition increases….

IRS forms show KU’s Athletics department had a fund balance of $72.1 million at the end of June last year.

K-State had about a $15 million balance.

The Star: Blue Valley West teacher gets a national honor

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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A teacher from Overland Park will be joining the ranks of the National Teachers Hall of Fame. (more…)

AP: Kansas Board of Regents to vote on tuition increase this week

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Star:

TOPEKA | The Kansas Board of Regents will decide Thursday how much to raise tuition for the next school year.

Board spokesman Kip Peterson said it’s a question of how much the increase will be at the six state universities, not whether there will be an increase.

AP: Kansas’ jobless rate rises to 6.9 percent in May

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May, although one state official saw hope in fewer first-time jobless claims filed.

The May unemployment rate compared to a revised 6.2 percent in April and 4.1 percent for the same period a year ago, the state Department of Labor said Friday. The 6.9 percent amounts to 104,790 people out of work.

LJ World: Kansas Democrat, Charles Schollenberger of Prairie Village considering Senate bid

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

LJ World:

Schollenberger worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star, Hutchinson News and Sun Newspapers of Johnson County. He spent more than 10 years in marketing and public relations in the animal pharmaceutical and vaccine industry.

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., has announced he will not seek another term, and instead will run for governor. U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are vying for the Republican nomination for Senate.

The Star: Prairie Village plans 2010 budget cuts

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Star:

Facing an unstable economy has been a little tough for Prairie Village this year. (more…)

KC Infozine: Theatre for Young America Offers Summer Drama Classes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Infozine:

Kansas City, MO – infoZine – Drama students will have several options of classes this summer: four day workshops for preschool through 12th grade; and a two week intensive summer drama camp for 7th through 12th grade students which will be held at Avila University. Theatre for Young America’s experienced instructors will also teach Wonderscope’s Express Yourself Camp and Express Yourself Mini-Camp.

Fox 4: Shawnee to Consider Cell Phone Ban

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Fox 4:

SHAWNEE, KAN – Drivers may have to suspend their cell phone calls when driving through Shawnee, Kan. One man who tried to get a cell phone ban in Shawnee is trying once again, but there are some who oppose the idea.

On Monday, there will be an open meeting at 7:30 at the Shawnee City Hall to discuss the issue.

The Star: Two Johnson County country clubs plan to merge

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Star:

Squeezed by the recession, two mainstays of the Johnson County country club scene plan to merge their operations. (more…)

KC Biz Journal: Feds close First National Bank of Anthony

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Kansas City Biz Journal:

First National Bank of Anthony (Kan.) was closed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currencyon Friday night, and SNB Bank of Kansas bought virtually all of its assets. (more…)

The Star: July Fourth loses some of its spark as two big fireworks shows are canceled

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Star:

There will be a little less fire in the sky this Fourth of July in Kansas City. Two of the area’s largest fireworks displays have been canceled. (more…)

AP: Leawood couple adopts 5 after 8 leave nest

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

CJ Online:

For Jack and Carol Daniel, eight wasn’t enough. After raising eight adoptive children and seeing seven of them leave the nest, the Leawood couple will be adopting five more.

The Daniels, both pediatricians at Children’s Mercy Hospital, have adopted eight children since 1975. And even though both parents are 62 years old, they wanted to start over with another house full of children.

“They need a home, and it’s the right thing to do,” Jack said. “We’ve got the resources and experience to do it.”