Archive for July 4th, 2009

Troy Newman: Late-term Abortionist Pendergraft Loses License Suspension Appeal

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

From Operation Rescue:

Operation Rescue calls on FL Medical Board to convert the suspension into a permanent revocation

Talahassee, FL – Late-term abortionist James Pendergraft has lost his appeal of the suspension of his medical license for committing illegal third-trimester abortions. The suspension issued by the Florida Medical Board remains valid and in effect. (more…)

The Star: De Soto sunflowers help fight polio

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

What started as a quest for sunflower patterns to paint on a barn has become a field of real sunflowers planted to raise money for a cause. (more…)

KC Star: State audits Kansas State High School Activities Association

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

TOPEKA | A state audit has found that Kansas high schools get to keep a much smaller percentage of gate receipts for athletic events than most schools in surrounding states. (more…)

CJ Online: Topeka bowl game, please select a good name.

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

CJOnline:

It was announced Tuesday that a bowl game featuring NCAA Division II teams from the MIAA and Lone Star Conference will be played Dec. 5 at Hummer Sports Park. (more…)

AP: Kansas to move female juvenile offenders to Topeka

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

AP:

TOPEKA | Female juvenile offenders now housed at a north-central Kansas facility will be transferred to Topeka because of state budget problems. (more…)

WIBW: Kansas Budget Cuts Impact Education

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

WIBW:

TopekaKANSAS (WIBW) — State budget cuts will have a big impact on K-through-12 education. It will be cut by $39 Million in Kansas. It brings the per-student numbers to 2006 funding levels. (more…)

NY Times: No. 70 Kansas State football

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Quad:

Postseason re-ranking: No. 81.

2008 record and recap: (5-7, 2-6). The only good thing about the 2008 season for Kansas State is this: because of the team’s poor finish, the team won’t be subjected to another year of Ron Price, the much-maligned coach whose three-year reign was mercifully brought to a close after back-to-back five-win seasons. Yes, that pesky $3.2 million payment still looms – so Prince will remain in the minds, if not the hearts, of the K.S.U. faithful – but the university was wise to cut ties with the former Virginia offensive coordinator when it did, as the program was sliding swiftly into Big 12 North irrelevance. Who better to bring K-State back to the forefront than Bill Snyder, the architect of the greatest stretch in school history? (more…)

The Kansas Farmer: Ag Retailers, K-State Partner for Agronomy Field Day

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Kansas Farmer:

This summer Kansas Agricultural Retailers Association and Kansas State University will partner to host an agronomic educational field day. This event is scheduled for July 14-15  at the KSU agronomy field and facilities. (more…)

UPI: Four states renew deals with Digital Ally

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

UPI:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 29 (UPI) — U.S. company Digital Ally Inc. has received contract renewals from four states to continue using the company’s digital in-car video technologies. (more…)

The Star: K-State defensive lineman arrested

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Star:

Kansas State senior defensive lineman Jeffrey Fitzgerald was arrested early Sunday morning by the Riley County Police Department and charged with driving under the influence. (more…)

The Star: K-State puts plans for athletic upgrades on hold

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

The new basketball practice facility for Frank Martin and Deb Patterson will have to wait, as will an expanded ticket office, a hall of fame and renovations to the west side of Bill Snyder Family Stadium. (more…)

Manhattan Mercury: K-State, USD 383 face more state cuts

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Mercury:

Although affected local entities, closed in observance of the July 4 holiday, had few details and little reaction Friday, it appeared that they had taken another significant budget hit in the two percent spending reduction ordered by Gov. Mark Parkinson. (more…)

The Olathe News: Three Olathe teams win category titles at Lenexa barbecue event

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

Lenexa’s Jim Powers and his Bum Steers team just missed winning its second grand championship Saturday at the Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle. (more…)

NY Times: Brownback one of 37 U.S. Senators to Urge Vietnam to Free Imprisoned Priest

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Times:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of United States senators urged Vietnam‘s president on Wednesday to free a Roman Catholic priest as human rights groups said that his imprisonment justified putting Vietnam on a religious freedom blacklist. (more…)

Yael Abouhalkah: Sarah Palin’s old-fashioned tricks

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

Gotta hand it to Sarah Palin.

Fresh evidence surfaced this week that she has staying power — the ability to shine brightly in the public eye despite her failed vice presidential campaign of 2008. (more…)

Midwest Voices column (KC Star): Should California be allowed to create its own money?

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Larry Marsh:

California has reached a crisis point where it has run out of money to pay state employees. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state legislature have ruled out a tax increase to pay state workers. To deal with this impasse, California is issuing IOUs to its employees. The Bank of America has agreed to accept these IOUs as real money at least until July 10. Should California be allowed to create its own money? (more…)

McClatchy on Pat Roberts: Obama gives backing to Kansas Republican’s ridiculed plan

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

McClatchy:

Because it wasn’t too long ago that the Kansas Republican took a pretty sharp elbow from a nonprofit government-watchdog group over a scholarship program he set up to train future intelligence officers. It turns out, though, that he might have been something of a visionary. (more…)

AP: Kan. gov. likely to get OK for internal borrowing

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

AP:

TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Mark Parkinson appears unlikely to face much trouble persuading legislative leaders to allow a fresh round of internal borrowing so that Kansas can pay its bills on time in coming weeks. (more…)

The Star on World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

The Star:

“We did maneuvers on the new planes when they first rolled them out of the factory. We made sure they worked right before they went into the war,” said Marjorie Ellfeldt Rees, 87. “We put them through loops and chandelles – that’s a steep incline and you bank it just before it stalls.” (more…)

Olathe East’s Settle throws out first pitch at Royals game: Olathe News

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Olathe News:

The Rick Settle whirlwind shows no signs of slowing down and the 2009 Olathe East graduate doesn’t mind a bit. (more…)