Archive for September 29th, 2011

Op-Ed – AT&T and T-Mobile is good for rural Kansas

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

To the Editor,

Not long ago, Internet access was seen as more of a luxury than anything else. Today, it is paramount to success in the 21st century business world. Unfortunately, while the need is universal, access is not.

In President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address, he pledged to connect “every part of America to the digital age”. This will impact approximately 300 million citizens, many of which are members of rural and underserved communities.

Recent polls estimate that 1/3 of rural inhabitants currently do not have the latest broadband technology to provide them with the tools to keep up in the business world and to take advantage of job opportunities and the best health care and education opportunities. The consequences of this are serious, especially when considering the impact it has on our nation’s farmers.

Up to the minute weather and commodity information is essential to those in the farming industry. Furthermore, ready access and communication with customers, suppliers, and food processors are key components to success. Wireless and mobile broadband availability is crucial for making these pieces of the puzzle fit together efficiently, yet many farmers are forced to manage their enterprises without it. It is pretty difficult for a farmer to compete effectively on the national market if his “up to the minute” information loads about as quickly as it takes a pot of coffee to brew.

The FCC is currently considering a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. One benefit of the union will be greater access to 4G service in rural regions where service has traditionally been unreliable or non-existent. Approval of this merger proposal will provide rural businessmen and farmers the tools they need to be successful in the 21st century global market.

Sincerely,

Doug Colglazier, CCP Inc.

 

 

Saturday – Sporting KC vs San Jose Earthquakes Watch Party

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Today – KDHE To Host Live Twitter Chat on Flu Prevention Friday, September 30

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

KDHE To Host Live Twitter Chat on Flu Prevention Friday, September 30

Flu experts will answer questions and offer tips for the upcoming flu season

 

Topeka—The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is gearing up for the upcoming flu season by hosting a live chat on Twitter on Friday, Sept. 30 from 2 to 3 p.m. By logging onto www.twitter.com, following @KDHE and using the hashtag #KSflu, Kansans can ask questions about Flu vaccines, prevention methods and symptoms. (more…)

State Media Release – Kansas Department on Aging & Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services Announce Cost Saving System

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Departments Announce Cost Saving System

Topeka-The Kansas Department on Aging and the Kansas (KDOA) and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) are announcing the start of an Electronic Verification and Monitoring (EV&M) system for home health care providers known as KS AuthentiCare for use in selected Medicaid waiver programs.

KS AuthentiCare is a web-based scheduling, time and attendance tracking and billing system designed specifically for the diverse needs of Medicaid home and community-based services. The paperless system provides real-time access to information needed for consumer services management and will assist providers in streamlining their business practices and reducing dependence on paper reporting and billing processes. (more…)

Gun Owners of America – Mitt Romney Tries to Talk Pro Gun

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Mitt Romney and Gun Control

 

In the recent Presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said America’s voters did not need to “settle” for the moderate candidate. Amen to that. (more…)

CNET – Cognitive psychologists are giddy over researching people via smartphones

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Kansas City Zoo pushes new multi-county sales tax – KSHB 41 News

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Fox 4 – K-State Defense to Get Test Against Baylor

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Legoland to Crown Center — 100 immediate jobs, promises a half million visitors?

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

NBC Action Sports’ Jack Harry talks about KC Chiefs Coach Todd Haley

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Two Congressmen want FTC investigation of computer super-cookies

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Fox 4 KC – Royals Prospect Bubba Starling Cited for Underage Drinking

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Rick Perry to Newsmax: I Regret ‘Heartless’ Comment During Debate about Immigration

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Op-Ed, Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily – Did anything change in Congress after 2010?

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Re-published with permission.

By Adam Bitely — Can anyone remember a time when Congress had a decent approval rating? Didn’t think so.

Every couple of election cycles or so, a wave of frustration at Congress sweeps the nation and voters change the partisan makeup of the House and Senate. Within a relatively short time, the electorate becomes frustrated again with the “partisan grid-lock” in Washington and sends the other party to power.

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Topeka – Library to offer a bag of books for $5

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Hutchinson events – 4th Annual Downtown Car Show on Saturday

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Best selling books at Kansas City Library – 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

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Monday night, Oct. 3 – Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Leavenworth County Republican Party

September 29, 2011

The Leavenworth County Republican Party will host a Town Hall meeting on Monday evening, October 3rd, 7:00-9:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Lansing Community Center, 800 1st Terrace, Lansing, KS.

Our guest speakers will be:

Representative Steven Johnson, 108th District. Steve is the foremost knowledgeable legislature on the issue of KPERS (the Kansas State retirement system). For anyone having direct interest in KPERS, you know there are serious concerns with the system and the plans to fix long term problems associated with it. Steve will discuss what the options are. (more…)