PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Topeka, Kan., facility today became the state’s first manufacturing site, and the nation’s second food manufacturing site, to be awarded LEED(R) Existing Building (EB) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
TOPEKA - Kansas University associate professor Ray Davis has been reappointed to the board of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities in Topeka have a new tool in the battle against graffiti: a fire hose-like contraption that hits the illegal art with a paint-peeling blast.
Kansas is debating the possibility of raising the tax on beer and liquor. KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported that the move would try to address budget shortfalls in programs for disabled Kansans.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting prices on thousands of products in an aggressive campaign to reinforce its reputation as a discount leader, as the company seeks to reverse months of slowing U.S. sales.
JERUSALEM, April 9 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a planned trip to Washington next week for President Barack Obama’s 47-country nuclear security conference.
He made the decision after learning Egypt and Turkey intended to raise the issue of Israel’s assumed atomic arsenal at the meeting, a senior government official said on Friday.
The animals, named Loriciferans due to their protective layer, or lorica, were discovered by a team led by Roberto Danovaro from Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy.
The coaches have molested, fondled and abused dozens of swimmers, according to court records and interviews conducted by ABC News for reports Friday on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “20/20.”
CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge said Friday he may make public large portions of a sealed document outlining the government’s corruption case against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, although some of the most sensitive parts could be deleted in the version available to the public.
NEW ORLEANS — Liz Cheney kicked off the Southern Republican Leadership Conference here Thursday night with a direct and unapologetic speech attacking President Obama for his health care push, intelligence posture and foreign policy.
By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, April 10, 2010; A01
Justice John Paul Stevens announced Friday that he will retire this summer, and President Obama said he will move quickly to replace the Supreme Court’s liberal leader and longest-serving member with someone who shares the belief that “powerful interests must not be allowed to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens.”
Stevens, who will turn 90 on April 20, said in a letter addressed to “My dear Mr. President” that he will leave the court when the current term concludes at the end of June.