Archive for June 1st, 2010

Phillip and Cathy Cosby — Big Apple Speaks and Kansas is to be Anti-Trafficking Model

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I love to report good news on the battle against the porn industry and for sexual integrity.

It was great to see the Missouri legislature hit a home run with SOB regulations that will help protect their communities. As of today the bill is still awaiting Gov. Nixon’s signature.

Now a giant in the computer world, “Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computers, says his company will not be a party to the pornography industry and hopes that the iPad and iPhone revolution will help lead to a porn-free world.”

Read about this development: STORY LINK

My friends, this kind of news should inspire us to imaginine our nation seriously considering its moral direction and future. Hope, isn’t it great!

I just might have an Apple in my future!

City of Lenexa Road Construction Updates – Lane closures planned on 95th Street over I-435

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Lane closures planned on 95th Street bridge over I-435

The Kansas Department of Transportation will begin working on a resurfacing project on the 95th Street bridge over I-435 next week.

Weather permitting, beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2, both eastbound and westbound 95th Street will be restricted to one lane of traffic over the bridge and will remain so throughout the project duration. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes, if possible. (more…)

Theater in the Park — Season 2010 Opens June 11

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Opening night of TTIP’s Season 2010 featuring Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, All
Shook Up and Cinderella is Friday, June 11th! The directors, choreographers, stage
managers, performers, dancers, musicians, lighting crews, sound crews, and hundreds
of behind the scenes volunteers who take part in our amazing community theatre are
extremely busy getting ready for their productions. You are in for many treats
as each show is going to be uniquely special! I hope you have all made your reservations
for our upcoming Season. You still have time to order your Star Packages or your
Season Tickets so you don’t miss out on any of our exciting shows. See you at
the Theatre! (more…)

Lenexa News Release: Youth Police Academy still has openings

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Lenexa Police Department to offer Youth Police Academy
Summer program teaches students about police work

The Lenexa Police Department is offering a summer program that will give young residents and students the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at police work. (more…)

Computerworld: The smart paranoid’s guide to using Google

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Computerworld – Google is nearly everyone’s best friend. But have you ever stopped to think about just how much Google knows about you?

Do you realize that Google may have recorded and stored every single search term you have ever punched into its search box? Chances are some of those searches could be soberingly damaging to your reputation. What about Gmail? Have you ever sent any sensitive e-mails? How about business information stored in Google Docs?

Ford weighs plan to drop Mercury brand

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) is considering a plan to drop Mercury, a brand developed in the 1930s that has seen sales and investment plunge in recent years, a person familiar with the discussions said.

KU — Everybody have fun tonight: KU Libraries to host ’80s music lecture June

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

May 28, 2010
Contact: Rebecca Smith, KU Libraries, (785) 864-1761

Everybody have fun tonight: KU Libraries to host ’80s music lecture June 3
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KU Libraries
LAWRENCE – Flip your scrapbook back a few pages with a special KU Libraries lecture celebrating the ’80s.

Instruction and Outreach Librarian Tami Albin will present “My Identity Through ’80s Music: Why I Love the Boy” at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at the Oread hotel in Lawrence, 1200 Oread Ave.

“The music of the ’80s helped carve my identity,” said Albin. “I didn’t fully understand this until I was asked to talk to an honors class about why I love ’80s music. Since that initial lecture three years ago, I have been researching, exploring and trying to understand what new wave music and videos meant to me in the ’80s and what they mean to me now.”

Albin has covered the topic in more than 10 classes at KU and in presentations at the Spencer Museum of Art.

“When I was 16, I could not critically look at a Culture Club video,” said Albin. “Now, I can step back to critique it – and still enjoy it all the more.”

A reception for library friends and benefactors begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to stay for ’80s music and dancing in the Cave, the nightclub in the lower level of the Oread, following the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by May 31 to Rebecca Smith at rasmith@ku.edu or (785) 864-1761.

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Computerworld — Is there a replacement for Facebook? If you want to join the Facebook diaspora, there are a bunch of would-be alternatives. But are they ready yet?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Computerworld – Facebook claims to have more than 400 million active users. In fact, according to Web analytics firm Alexa, only Google is a more popular site. So, with all that going for it, why are so many users unhappy, with one poll showing that more than half of Facebook users are thinking about leaving?

The one-word answer: privacy. By default, Facebook has made almost everything on your account open to the world. You can lock down your Facebook account, but it’s a tedious process.

Computerworld — Hackers will keep hammering Facebook, say researchers

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Over the last two weekends, cybercriminals have launched large-scale attacks using rogue Facebook applications that infect users of the popular social networking site with adware that puts pop-ups on their screens.

“There are limitations to what Facebook can do to stop this,” said Patrik Runald, a U.K.-based researcher for Websense Security Labs. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see another attack this weekend. Clearly, they work.”

Voice for Liberty — Some Kansas high tax zones are over 10%

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

TOPEKA, Kan. – Sales taxes in what’s arguably the sweetest retail spot in Kansas – a small patch of Kansas City, Kan. real estate that’s home to outlets of both furniture retailer Nebraska Furniture Mart and sporting goods giant Cabela’s – jump to 9.025 percent from the current 7.65 percent in July.

Voice for Liberty — Wichita teachers union uses meeting for advocacy, campaigning

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Two weeks ago, while the Kansas Legislature was working on budget and tax issues, Larry Landwehr, president of United Teachers of Wichita, the union for Wichita public school teachers, addressed the board of USD 259, the Wichita public school district.

Landwehr referred to “difficult decisions” the board had to make in the past few months, presumably due to budget cuts the district believed it needed to make. His remarks were based on a false premise, however. Many of these cuts were not necessary, as school districts have money to spend, if they want.

Tim Huelskamp — Honoring Our Heroes

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Most Americans enjoy Memorial Day with family fun or a barbeque around the house — I know I’ll be spending time with my family this Memorial Day. But let’s make sure we take time to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice when duty called.

This morning, I visited with and thanked my uncle, Fr. Len Stegman, who served in the U. S. Army Chaplain Corps for 29 years and retired a full Colonel. He received a Purple Heart, two Silver Stars, three Legion of Merit, a Bronze Service Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal for his service in Europe, Japan, Korea, and the Pentagon.

These hundreds of thousands of brave men and women – like Fr. Len – have protected our liberty and defended our freedom. They are a source of pride for our families, our communities, and our nation. They embody the values of service, honor, faith, commitment, and valor.

We are fortunate as Americans to live in the greatest country in the history of the world. If you agree with that, then be sure to thank a veteran.

I hope you and your family have a safe and blessed Memorial Day!
Sincerely,
Tim Huelskamp Signature
State Senator Tim Huelskamp

2,000-calorie milkshake tops list of worst drinks

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(Reuters) – A milkshake containing 2,010 calories — equivalent to eating 68 strips of bacon or 30 chocolate chip cookies — has topped a list of the 20 worst drinks in America compiled by Men’s Health magazine.

Woman sues airline for leaving her asleep in seat

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(Reuters) – A woman left locked alone in a plane asleep for about four hours after landing at Philadelphia International Airport is suing United Airlines.

Apple says sold 2 million iPads

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(Reuters) – Apple Inc said it sold 2 million iPads since launching the touch-screen tablet in the United States nearly two months ago and taking it to nine international markets this past weekend.

Bangladesh blocks Facebook over caricatures

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

(Reuters) – Bangladesh has blocked the Facebook social networking site because of “objectionable” materials it contained about the Prophet Mohammad and the country’s political leaders, a telecoms regulatory official said on Sunday.

Video, KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reports that Kansas Sen. Jeff Colyer, a Republican

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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KMBC Video, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe says he was misquoted

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

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Newsmax — Detained Immigrants May Help Bring in Census Money

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Paulo Sergio Alfaro-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant being held at a detention center in Washington state, had no idea that the federal government would count him in the census.

No one gave him a census form. No one told him his information would be culled from the center’s records.

Newsmax — Lamar Smith: FBI Must Probe Sestak Matter

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

“It’s not really up to White House to decide whether they did anything wrong or not,” Smith told Fox News, revealing that he and 13 other Republican members sent a letter on Friday to FBI Director Robert Mueller on Friday requesting an investigation.

Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., revealed Friday that former President Bill Clinton had conveyed an offer of an administration post if Sestak did not run against Sen. Arlen Specter for the Democratic Senate nomination.