Archive for April 9th, 2010

Gil Meche prepared to make season debut for Royals

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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The Star: KU’s McCray is seventh overall pick in WNBA draft

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Christina Hixson named life trustee of KU’s endowment association

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Topeka Facility Celebrates Distinction as Kansas’ First Existing Manufacturing Site to Achieve LEED EB Gold Certification

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

LJ World: KU prof reappointed to Kansas Health Policy Authority board

Friday, April 9th, 2010

TOPEKA - Kansas University associate professor Ray Davis has been reappointed to the board of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.

In Kansas capital, ‘soda blaster’ is latest tool in battle against graffiti

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

The Star: New burger restaurants in Prairie Village, Overland Park

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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The Star: Sam Brownback on Justice Stevens

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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KMBC: Kansas Liberals Want Beer Tax Increase

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

WSJ: Wal-Mart Bets on Reduction in Prices

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

Netanyahu cancels trip to Obama’s nuclear summit

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

UK Telegraph: The first animals that do not depend on oxygen to breathe and reproduce have been discovered by scientists on the bed of the Mediterranean Sea

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

ABC News Investigation: USA Swimming Coaches Molested, Secretly Taped Dozens of Teen Swimmers

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.”

Judge says he may unveil key Blagojevich document

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

Iowa: 12-year-old protester arrested at Democratic Senator’s office. Mother ticketed for contributing to the delinquency of a minor

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Gingrich: Obama is ‘most radical president ever’

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Rush Limbaugh: Obama Performs Statist-Assisted Suicide on the American Economy

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Liz Cheney: Obama Putting America on Path to Decline — CBS

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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.

Death wish from leader public schools teachers: Bergen County Teachers Union to its members asking that New Jersey Republican Gov. Christie be “taken” by the Lord

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Justice John Paul Stevens announces his retirement from Supreme Court

Friday, April 9th, 2010

By Robert Barnes
Washington Post Staff Writer

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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.