Archive for July 19th, 2010

Video, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez Defends Sanctuary Cities

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Video, Mike Pence: GOP Would Repeal Obamacare “Lock, Stock And Barrel”

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Video, CBS’ Schieffer Says He Didn’t Ask Eric Holder About Black Panther Case Because He “Didn’t Know” — RCP

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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German academic agency names KU senior a 2010 Young Ambassador

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Contact: Robert Lopez, Office of Study Abroad, (785) 864-7812, robertlopez@ku.edu
Hometown: Iola

German academic agency names KU senior a 2010 Young Ambassador
http://www.news.ku.edu/2010/july/19/groff.shtml

LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas senior from Iola has been named a Young Ambassador for the 2010-11 academic year by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Brandy Nichole Groff, majoring in Germanic languages and literatures with co-majors in international studies and European studies, is among students who studied or interned in Germany in the previous academic year who will serve as liasions for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the United States and Canada. (more…)

Computerworld – Wi-Fi available on 1 in 3 U.S. planes – No longer rare, the service is gradually being added on more passenger jets, but VoIP a no-no

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Computerworld - Wi-Fi service is offered on more than one-third of the nation’s passenger planes, so it’s no longer rare to see travelers connecting to the Internet in midflight.

Despite such growth, some users still consider in-flight Wi-Fi to be expensive, especially on longer flights; it can cost $13 for more than three hours of service. Some travelers also say they get confused when they try to figure out which planes actually have Wi-Fi service, according to complaints on various blogs. And on top of that, travelers need to know what kind of DC power adapter to bring on a plane, since Wi-Fi quickly saps laptop batteries.

Americans United for Life – Koop Urges Senators to Block Kagan

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Contact:
Matthew Faraci
202-556-1994
press@aul.org

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
USA TODAY & WSJ: KOOP URGES SENATORS TO BLOCK KAGAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (6/19/2010) – Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop wrote an open letter54-page report on Kagan and partial-birth abortion. Two major national media outlets have written about the Koop letter so far. urging that Senators vote against the nomination of Elena Kagan

Excerpts from a USA Today blog post on this subject today at their On Politics blog:

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop is urging a no vote on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in a letter that will be delivered today to senators who soon will be deciding to confirm her.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on sending President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote. (more…)

Drilling moratorium will cause loss of 8,000 jobs and $500 million in lost wages in the Gulf Coast in the first six months

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Teen charged after crash of horse and buggy in chase

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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ABC – Growing Number of Prosecutions for Videotaping the Police

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Arrests such as Graber’s are becoming more common along with the proliferation of portable video cameras and cell-phone recorders. Videos of alleged police misconduct have become hot items on the Internet. YouTube still features Graber’s encounter along with numerous other witness videos. “The message is clearly, ‘Don’t criticize the police,’” said David Rocah, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland who is part of Graber’s defense team. “With these charges, anyone who would even think to record the police is now justifiably in fear that they will also be criminally charged.”

Dutch priest suspended for dedicating a Mass to the Dutch national soccer team – while wearing an orange cloak

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Reuters) – A Dutch priest has been suspended for dedicating a Mass to the Dutch national soccer team — while wearing an orange cloak — ahead of the World Cup final against Spain.

NY Daily News – Disabled kids at P.S. 107 feel at home in its kitchen, which youngsters built

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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Chris Biggs’ Office – Sec of State to Unveil Advance Voting Ad

Monday, July 19th, 2010

For Immediate Release: For More Information:

Monday, July 19, 2010 Abbie Hodgson, 785-296-4580

MEDIA ADVISORY

Secretary of State to Unveil Television Ad Encouraging Advance Voting

Topeka, KS – Secretary of State Chris Biggs will hold a press conference Tuesday, July 20th to unveil a television ad encouraging Kansans to cast an advance ballot for the Primary Election.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

10:30 a.m.

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor Lobby

120 SW Topeka Ave.

Topeka, KS 66612

The television ad, which began airing statewide Monday, July 19th, educates Kansas voters about how to cast an advance ballot for the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 3rd.

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ABBIE HODGSON
Director of Public Affairs

Kansas Secretary of State
785-296-4580 P | 785-296-8577 F
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor | 120 SW 10th Ave. | Topeka, KS 66612-1594
www.kssos.org

Are you registered to vote? www.voteks.org

Restless in Seattle – In coffee-swilling Washington, Dino Rossi has latte liberals worried – ROBERT COSTA

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Back in the arena as the leading GOP contender to topple Sen. Patty Murray, a three-term Democratic incumbent, Rossi, 50, tells us that he never expected to be back on the trail so soon. Though for years one of the Evergreen State’s leading Republicans, twice winning the party nod for governor, Rossi reminds us that he has had a rough-and-tumble political career in his beloved, albeit blue, home state.

The welfare state acquired its girth by following a familiar routine, over and over again – MICHAEL G. FRANC

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The welfare state acquired its girth by following a familiar script – over and over again. The latest performance came at a recent hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee, which is pondering yet another proposed expansion of government: the “Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act,” an $8 billion add-on to the nation’s school-lunch and other child-nutrition programs. Here’s the routine:

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ – Mothers Against the Madness. Women help restore the America we’ve known and loved

Monday, July 19th, 2010

‘We don’t like this fundamental transformation, and we’re going to do something about it.” With that line, in her savvy “Mama Grizzlies” video, Sarah Palin may have captured not only the political mood of much of the country, but also why women seem to be getting ready to make tea – and political hay – this year.

Jobs’ offer of free iPhone cases eases PR woes: analysts

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs‘ offer of free phone cases mitigates the public relations damage the iPhone 4 antenna issue has caused, analysts said.

Apple expands iPad sales to 9 more countries

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to start selling the iPad tablet PC, its latest hit product, in nine new international markets on Friday, making the device available in a total of 19 countries.

LG aims to up 3D notebook shipments by 30 percent

Monday, July 19th, 2010

(Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Monday it aimed to raise shipments of 3D notebook computers by 30 percent in 2011, as it makes a huge bet on booming sales of 3D products led by televisions.

AP on Armstrong: LeMond Payoff Claim ‘Nonsense’ – Allegations Come During 14th Stage Of Tour De France

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Lance Armstrong dismissed as “nonsense” a reported claim by Greg LeMond that the seven-time Tour de France champion tried to pay someone $300,000 to say LeMond used a banned drug.

Lenexa offers tree debris drop-off service for residents

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Lenexa offers tree debris drop-off service for residents

While damage from the July 16 storm was not as severe in Lenexa as some of the neighboring communities, a number of Lenexa neighborhoods did experience tree damage and debris from limbs and branches. To help residents dispose of tree debris from the storm, the Lenexa Service Center will open a tree debris drop-off location. Residents may drop off tree limbs and branches at the Service Center during the following times:

Tuesday, July 20, through Friday, July 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Service Center is located at 7700 Cottonwood Drive. Enter by the soccer fields across from Mill Creek Elementary School on Pflumm Road.

Residents with tree limbs that are larger than six inches in diameter may call the Service Center for pickup. The limbs must be cut to 6-feet in length and stacked parallel with the street. For pickup, call the Service Center at 913.477.7880 between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. by Friday, July 23.

Residents who contract with Deffenbaugh, Inc. for their regular trash service may also place tree debris at the curb for pickup with their regular trash collection service. Branches and limbs must be cut no longer than 4 feet and bundled no larger than 18 inches in diameter. Bundles must not be heavier than 40 pounds. Residents who contract with other haulers should contact their haulers to confirm tree debris pick-up service and requirements.

Questions may be directed to the Municipal Services Department at 913.477.7880.