Archive for August 17th, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 on Verizon rumors rife

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

(Reuters) – A huge quantity of olive stones on an ancient shipwreck more than 2,000 years old has provided valuable insight into the diet of sailors in the ancient world, researchers in Cyprus said Thursday.

Athlete blames cat over drunk driving charge

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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USA Today – Youngest in class get ADHD label

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Nearly 1 million children may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, not because they have real behavior problems, but because they’re the youngest kids in their kindergarten class, researchers say.

Computerworld – Big-name brands snap up .co Internet domains

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Computerworld - Originally, .co was just the Internet country code for Colombia. But now it’s becoming a popular top-level domain for major global brands such as BMW, Canon, Honda, Nike, Nokia, Pfizer, Sony and Visa.

Shawnee Bike Safety Rodeo

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

The City of Shawnee and the Rotary Club of Shawnee are proud to present the sixth annual Shawnee Bike Safety Rodeo from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon on Saturday, August 21st at Mill Valley High School, 5900 Monticello Road, rain or shine. This event is designed to provide safety training for children who plan to ride their bikes to school. Participants will earn a bicycle safety certificate after completing a seven station obstacle course. They will also receive a free T-shirt and a free bike helmet donated by local businesses and not-for-profit groups. There will be information tables, free bike inspections and helmet fittings, opportunities throughout the day to participate in presentations, and an ongoing raffle to win select prizes for participation. You may even see some magicians, school mascots, and business cartoon characters. Come join the fun and help keep our young bike riders safe.

Kansas Gov’t – DWR Currents: Temp reg supports end gun removals in GMD 5, savings for flood-resilient communities, Corps releases water from Toronto and Fall River Lakes

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Temporary Regulation Promotes End Gun Removals in GMD 5′s Rattlesnake Creek Area

This week, at the request of Big Bend Groundwater Management District No. 5, Chief Engineer David Barfield amended state regulation K.A.R. 5-3-23 to encourage participation in the district’s end gun removal program.  The temporary regulation became effective August 16, 2010, after approval by the State Rules and Regulations Board.  [more]

Community Rating System Encourages Flood-Resilient Communities

When communities go above and beyond the minimum standards for floodplain management, the Community Rating System can award credit for that effort in the form of discounted flood insurance premiums – up to 45 percent discounts in some cases.  [more]

Corps Releases Water from Southeast Kansas Reservoirs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates a number of reservoirs in Kansas.  The Corps is releasing water from Toronto Lake and Fall River Lake in preparation for scheduled maintenance on the outlet works at each of these reservoirs.  [more]

MILTON FRIEDMAN, FATHER OF SCHOOL VOUCHERS – Matt Kibbe

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Milton Friedman is known for a variety of accomplishments that have advanced freedom in America. Often, Friedman’s ideas were ahead of their time. One idea that was particularly close to his heart was allowing children to escape their failing government-run school. Friedman who is considered the “father of school vouchers,” first introduced the revolutionary idea as a professor at the University of Chicago in 1955. Although it was a controversial idea at the time, school vouchers have become a tried and true method of reforming failing school districts. In 1996, Milton and his wife Rose founded the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation to promote the rapidly expanding idea of school choice. Although Milton and Rose are no longer with us, their school voucher legacy still lives on.