Archive for April, 2010

Kansas State University’s chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, has recognized several K-State students for excellence in research, teaching and academics

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Source: Anita Dille, 785-532-7240, dieleman@k-state.edu
Note to editor: Morgan Bertison is a graduate of Olathe North High School.
News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-2535, bbohn@k-state.edu

Monday, April 26, 2010

GAMMA SIGMA DELTA AGRICULTURE HONOR SOCIETY RECOGNIZES K-STATE STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND ACADEMICS

MANHATTAN — Kansas State University’s chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, has recognized several K-State students for excellence in research, teaching and academics.

The students were honored at the Gamma Sigma Delta Spring Recognition Reception April 23.

Students receiving Gamma Sigma Delta student research awards and graduate student teaching awards each received $100 and certificates. The honor society’s Junior Honor Award was presented to outstanding students in agriculture and related fields who have at least a 3.8 grade point average, were classified as undergraduate juniors or in their third year of veterinary medicine in the fall 2009 semester, and have completed at least 30 hours of course work at K-State.

Students receiving honors from Gamma Sigma Delta and their majors include:

Jessica Harrison, veterinary medicine, and Hannah Weimer, animal sciences and industry, both from Andover and both Junior Honor Awards; Traci Rothlisberger, agricultural economics, Barnes, Junior Honor Award; Kyle Essley, agricultural economics, Baxter Springs, Junior Honor Award; Brady Luke, animal sciences and industry, Beloit, Junior Honor Award; Teri Swander, animal sciences and industry, Burlingame, Junior Honor Award; Anna Binder, dietetics, Emporia, Junior Honor Award.

From Greater Kansas City: Marcela Gonzalez, nutritional sciences, Kansas City, Kan., Junior Honor Award; Jill Dispensa, veterinary medicine, Kansas City, Mo., Junior Honor Award; Kaitlyn DeBacco, public health nutrition, and Emily Tummons, biological systems engineering, both from Leawood and both Junior Honor Awards; Morgan Bertison, animal sciences and industry, and Keshia McAfee, food science and industry, both from Olathe and both Junior Honor Awards; Jessica Rodriguez, food science and industry, and Anna Zeiger, nutritional sciences, both from Overland Park, and both Junior Honor Awards; Angela Tran, agronomy, Prairie Village, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award; and Jessica Bocquin, dietetics, Shawnee, Junior Honor Award.

Lyndee Patterson, agricultural economics and agricultural communications and journalism, Holton, Junior Honor Award; Caroline Bacon, bakery science and management, and Andy Newsum, agricultural education, both from Hutchinson and both Junior Honor Awards.

From Manhattan: Morgan Bernal, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Richard Brooksby, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Jesse Brown, horticulture, Junior Honor Award; Bethany Porter Grabow, agronomy, Outstanding Master’s Student Teaching Award; Sarah Guengerich, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Kimberley Gowens Hosking, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Erin Kane, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Hannah Kim, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Stacy Kraus, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Lynn Leuthold, agricultural education, Junior Honor Award; Kelley Nelson, nutritional sciences, Junior Honor Award; Susanna Parks, food and nutrition-exercise science, Junior Honor Award; Jasdee Saini, food science, Outstanding Doctoral Student Teaching Award; and Melanie Summers, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award.

Kari Friedrichs, biological and agricultural engineering, Marysville, Junior Honor Award; Dennis Becker, agricultural education, Melvern, Junior Honor Award; Jenna Petesch, animal sciences and industry, Meriden, Junior Honor Award; James Gilpin, agricultural education, Parsons, Junior Honor Award; Lloyd Martin, biological and agricultural engineering, Pittsburg, Junior Honor Award; Katherine Edwards, veterinary medicine, St. George, Junior Honor Award; Elizabeth Holmgren, animal sciences and industry, Salina, Junior Honor Award; Preston Smith, agribusiness, Sharon Springs, Junior Honor Award; Daniel Madden, animal sciences and industry, Topeka, Junior Honor Award.

From Wichita: Cassandra Cook, dietetics, Junior Honor Award; Andrea Eyler, veterinary medicine, Junior Honor Award; Brittany Ganzer, nutritional sciences, Junior Honor Award; and Melanie Ray, animal sciences and industry, Junior Honor Award.

From out of state:

Alison Meyer, nutritional sciences and life sciences, West Des Moines, Iowa, Junior Honor Award; Jennifer Bednarcik, veterinary medicine, California, Md., Junior Honor Award; Natalie Schreyer, animal sciences and industry, Mankato, Minn., Junior Honor Award; Kathleen Neugebauer, animal sciences and industry, Grandview, Mo., Junior Honor Award; Lauren Hand, nutritional sciences, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Junior Honor Award.

From Nebraska: Megan Haney, animal sciences and industry, Lincoln, Junior Honor Award; Lance Schmidt, animal sciences and industry, Monroe, Junior Honor Award; and Charley Cull, animal sciences and industry, Oakland, Junior Honor Award.

Jacob Kiefer, animal sciences and industry, Boonton, N.J., Junior Honor Award; Caitlyn Romero, animal sciences and industry, Tucumcari, N.M., Junior Honor Award; Jennifer Brewer, veterinary medicine, Akron, N.Y., Junior Honor Award; Nimrod Arad, veterinary medicine, Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., Junior Honor Award; Louis Anderson, veterinary medicine, Buchanon, N.D., Junior Honor Award; Austin Domek, veterinary medicine, Ypsilanti, N.D., Junior Honor Award; Aaron Yoder, horticulture, Bluffton, Ohio, Junior Honor Award; and John Ayers, veterinary medicine, Goodlettsville, Tenn., Junior Honor Award.

From out of country: Melania Martinez, food science and industry, Costa Rica, Junior Honor Award; Anand Mohan, December 2009 doctoral graduate in food science, India, Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award; Juhui Jeong, bakery science and management, South Korea, Junior Honor Award; and Dimanthi Jayatilake, agronomy, Outstanding Master’s Student Research Award, and Jithma Abeykoon, biochemistry, Junior Honor Award, both from Sri Lanka.

Patricia Lightner Announces Rep. Eric Carter Will Chair Campaign

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Lightner Announces Rep. Eric Carter Will Chair Campaign

Olathe, Kan. – Former State Rep. Patricia Lightner, Republican for Congress in the 3rd District of Kansas, has announced that Eric Carter, former State Representative from the 48th District, has accepted the role of General Chairman of her campaign. (more…)

Tiahrt announces Mike Pence endorsement: Pence endorsement comes on the heals of major first quarter fundraising victory and Tea Party Express endorsement

Monday, April 26th, 2010

MOMENTUM BUILDS AS TIAHRT SECURES HIGH PROFILE

ENDORSEMENT FROM CONGRESSMAN MIKE PENCE

Pence endorsement comes on the heals of major first quarter fundraising victory and

Tea Party Express endorsement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pence (R-ID) today endorsed Congressman Todd Tiahrt (R-Goddard) in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Pence is a five-term Congressman who was elected unanimously by his fellow House Republicans in 2008 to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman. As Conference Chairman, Pence develops and delivers the message of the Republican Conference and helps to promote its members.

“Todd Tiahrt understands that we must return to common sense conservative principles,” said Pence. “Todd will never waiver when it comes to taking a fight for our conservative principles.”

“Todd and I have stood shoulder to shoulder in our fight to bring fiscal restraint to Washington and stop Speaker Pelosi’s tax and spend policies in their tracks,” stated Pence.

Pence is a former chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservative House Republicans, and the largest caucus in the House of Representatives. Its membership grew to 110 House Republicans under his leadership, and has been the leading voice for advancing conservative social and economic issues in Congress since the mid-1980s.

Pence joins the growing list of conservative leaders across the nation to endorse Tiahrt including Dr. James Dobson, former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, Sen. Jim Inhofe, Kansas House Majority Leader Ray Merrick, Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Arlen Siegfreid, Kansas House Assistant Majority Leader Peggy Mast, Kansas House Majority Whip Rob Olson, 23 Fourth District State Legislators, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former Sen. George Allen, Congressman Mike Rogers, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, former Congressman Jim Ryun, and conservative talk radio icon Mark Levin.

Tiahrt also has the support of conservative groups such as; the Tea Party Express, Independence Caucus of Kansas, Concerned Women for America, Kansans for Life, Family Research Council PAC, Citizens United and Eagle Forum.

Tiahrt is the leading conservative running to replace Sam Brownback in the United States Senate. He is the only candidate for the Senate who has never voted for a tax increase, and he has been recognized throughout his career for fighting to lower taxes, traditional values and limited government.

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Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Sources: Pat Bosco, 785-532-6237, bosco@k-state.edu;
and Bill Arck, 785-532-6927, billa@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/student/alcohol.htm

Monday, April 26, 2010

K-STATE IMPLEMENTING NEW ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN FALL 2010; PARENTS CAN PARTICIPATE, TOO

MANHATTAN — Beginning with the fall 2010 semester, Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program. (more…)

80% Say Religious Faith is Important To Their Daily Lives: Rasmussen

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Eight-out-of-10 Americans (80%) say that their religious faith is at least somewhat important in their daily lives, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 18% feel their religious faith is not very or not at all important to their lives.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of all adults describe their religious faith as very important to their daily living.
Women are more likely than men to feel their faith is very important to their lives. Sixty-six percent (66%) of African-Americans say their religious faith is very important, compared to 56% of whites. Married adults are more inclined than unmarrieds to rate their faith as very important to daily living.

34% View Michael Steele Favorably In His Home State of Maryland: Rasmussen

Monday, April 26th, 2010

He was Maryland’s first African-American lieutenant governor and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Now Michael Steele is the outspoken chairman of the national Republican Party, but just 34% of voters in his home state have a favorable opinion of him.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Maryland finds that 56% view Steele unfavorably.
These findings include seven percent (7%) with a very favorable opinion of Steele and 34% who view him very unfavorably.

Out for the count: Why levels of sperm in men are falling

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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Texas town vows fight to keep illegal immigrants from renting houses

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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US newspaper circulation down 8.7 percent

Monday, April 26th, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) – Circulation continues to drop at U.S. newspapers. Figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations show average weekday circulation fell 8.7 percent in the six months that ended March 31, compared with the same period a year earlier.

Sunday circulation fell 6.5 percent.

NY Times: More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship

Monday, April 26th, 2010

“What we have seen is a substantial change in mentality among the overseas community in the past two years,” said Jackie Bugnion, director of American Citizens Abroad, an advocacy group based in Geneva. “Before, no one would dare mention to other Americans that they were even thinking of renouncing their U.S. nationality. Now, it is an openly discussed issue.”

Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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Wall Street Journal is offering firesale prices for full-page ads in its highly anticipated New York edition to seduce advertisers away from The New York Times

Monday, April 26th, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Wall Street Journal is offering some businesses firesale prices for full-page ads in its highly anticipated New York edition to seduce advertisers away from The New York Times.

Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corp owns the Journal, is betting that New Yorkers want an alternative to the Times, and he is willing to risk the ire of any shareholders not interested in pulp and ink.

60% Believe Health Care Law Will Increase Deficit, 58% Favor Repeal

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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Computerworld: McAfee apologizes for crippling PCs with bad update

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Computerworld – McAfee Inc. apologized late Thursday for crippling thousands of customers’ computers with a flawed update the day before.

“I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we’re extremely sorry for any impact the faulty signature update file may have caused you and your organizations,” said Barry McPherson, the security vendor’s executive vice president of support and customer service, in a post to the company’s blog near midnight yesterday.

U.S. students suffering from Internet addiction: Reuters

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Researchers at the University of Maryland who asked 200 students to give up all media for one full day found that after 24 hours many showed signs of withdrawal, craving and anxiety along with an inability to function well without their media and social links.

Biggest study on cellphone health effects launched

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – The biggest study to date into the effects of mobile-phone usage on long-term health was launched on Thursday, aiming to track at least a quarter of a million of people in five European countries for up to 30 years.

The Cohort Study on Mobile Communications (COSMOS) differs from previous attempts to examine links between cellphone use and diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders in that it will follow users’ behavior in real time.

Target to carry Kindle at stores in late April

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

(Reuters) – Target Corp will begin selling Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle e-reader this month, the first time Amazon is allowing distribution of its popular product outside its website.

Paul Ryan: Obama Leading America on ‘Dangerous Path’ to Welfare State

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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Leawood Plan Commission Agenda, Packet for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Please click on the link below to be directed to the Leawood Plan Commission web page.  Please click on the desired date to view the agenda and packet.    http://www.leawood.org/pc/agenda.aspx

Jack Cashill Endorses Patricia Lightner

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Media Release
April 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Pirner, 913-226-3843
Jack Cashill Endorses Patricia Lightner
Ingram’s Editor Cites Her Commitment to Principle

Kansas City, Mo. – Former State Rep. Patricia Lightner, Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd District of Kansas, has received the endorsement of conservative author and producer Jack Cashill, who is also the Executive Editor of Ingram’s Magazine, Kansas City’s premier business magazine.

In endorsing Lightner, Cashill cited her commitment to principle — specifically, her belief in limited constitutional government as close to home as possible. (more…)