Archive for October 20th, 2011

Lenexa – BBQ grills now allowed, but burn ban remains in effect

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Lenexa temporary burn ban updated to allow BBQ grills

Burn ban will remain in effect until further notice

Due to the continued low humidity and dry conditions, the temporary ban on open burning will remain in effect until further notice. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning except outdoor cooking grills. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, bonfires and yard chimineas are not allowed during the ban.

No open-burning permits will be issued until the dry environmental conditions and low humidity have improved and the threat of fires has decreased. Notifications will be made when the burn ban is lifted.

Outdoor Fire Safety Tips:

Always dispose cigarettes in approved fire-safe containers. Do not discard cigarettes in areas of grass, mulch, brush, leaves or from vehicles. If you plan to cook outdoors, please follow these grill safety guidelines:

Charcoal grills and other open-flame cooking devices should not be operated within 10 feet of combustible construction or materials.

All grills and open flame devices should be attended at all times when in use.

Ensure all open flames, charcoal, and hot embers are fully extinguished and cooled when cooking is completed.

If you have questions, please contact the Lenexa Fire Department Prevention Division at 913.888.6380. Always call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Chapman, Kansas – Kansas Town Backs Down to Notre Dame Over Mascot Logo

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Report – Gardasil caused seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, speech problems, short-term memory loss

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Americans for Limited Gov’t – Freedom of Information Act Response Reveals Unions Assisting in Writing Pro-labor Obama Executive Order

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

FOIA Response Reveals Unions Assisting in Writing Pro-labor Obama Executive Order

October 20, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) today released a response by the Office of Management and Budget to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made by ALG in 2010 revealing the close involvement of unions in drafting Barack Obama’s executive order 13522.  ALG President Bill Wilson commented:

“The level of corruption revealed in these documents, wherein union bosses are openly being thanked by White House employees for their role in developing pro-labor executive orders is contemptible, and warrants congressional investigations by the House and Senate.  Hearings should be held to get to the bottom of this outrageous conduct.  This is rule by special interests.

“The executive order, which created management-labor forums for federal government civil service workers, favored unions by telling managers to discuss all workplace decisions with unions to reach joint decisions, even if the subject was not an allowed bargaining item.  Therefore the order vastly enhanced union influence over the operation of the federal government.  Every function in the civil service became a bargaining chip for the unions, which has had the contrary effect of making government more inefficient and costly.”

Attachments:

“Unions: Creating A Place At the Table,” By Mark Wohschlegel, Americans for Limited Government at http://netrightdaily.com/2011/10/unions-creating-a-place-at-the-table/

FOIA Request to Office of Management and Budget, Americans for Limited Government, August 12, 2010 at http://netrightdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/OMB-Labor-XO-FOIA-Letter.pdf

FOIA Response Letter, Office of Management and Budget, September 30, 2011 at http://netrightdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/9.30.11-OMB-response-with-docs.pdf

FOIA Responsive Documents, Office of Management and Budget, September 30, 2011 at http://netrightdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/09.30.11-OMB-responsive-docs1.pdf

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at rrast@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.

 

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WDAF Fox 4 – Missouri Curators meet at UMKC to discuss future of MU and Big 12

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

City of Lenexa – Road construction updates

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Road Construction Updates

Intersection closure planned at 79th Street, Lackman Road

Crews to replace large stormwater drainage structure under intersection

The intersection of 79th Street and Lackman Road will be closed for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, beginning October 26. Crews will replace a large drainage structure under the intersection. Traffic detours will be posted.

This work is part of a larger project that will include installation of a traffic signal, infrastructure replacement and stream stabilization along the streamway that runs from Ad Astra Park northeast to Little Mill Creek.

Funding for the project is provided by the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program, the Kansas Department of Transportation and various city funds. Learn more about this project at www.lenexa.com.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Tom Jacobs, stormwater engineer, at tjacobs@lenexa.com or 913.477.7644.

CNET – Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson: Jobs refused surgery for tumor

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Rasmussen Iowa Republican primary poll – Cain in first, Romney in second, Perry in sixth

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Nation-wide poll by Democratic company shows Obama, Romney tied at 45 percent

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Romney, Obama tied in swing state Ohio – poll by Public Policy Polling (Democratic)

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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Economist Thomas Sowell on Neil Cavuto: Herman Cain is more black than Barack Obama

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

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