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  • Hays teacher sets sights on Washington(KS)

    06/12/2010 7:53:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 186+ views ^ | 11 June, 2010 | Carol Bronson
    Pratt, Kan. — Sue Boldra is a Republican candidate applying for the job of U.S. Representative for the First Congressional District in Kansas. With a dual degree in English and history, Boldra spent 33 years teaching history and government at Hays, she is well aware of the financial needs in education. She also teaches social studies in the Fort Hays State University. She and her husband ran Sportsman’s Supply in Hays for 20 years and she understands how to operate a business. Getting term limits is a priority for Boldra. With Congress getting a 17 percent approval rating but historically...
  • Gun transport conviction appealed(KS)

    06/08/2010 4:36:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 13+ views ^ | 7 June, 2010 | Tim Hrenchir
    A man who openly carried a handgun in a holster inside West Ridge Mall is appealing his Topeka Municipal Court conviction on a charge of transporting a firearm in a vehicle. Carl Folsom III, an attorney representing Matthew C. Roberts, filed notice Thursday in Shawnee County District Court of Roberts' intent to appeal the misdemeanor conviction for criminal use of a weapon involving the illegal transport of a firearm in an occupied motor vehicle. A pretrial hearing in the case was scheduled Friday to take place at 10:30 a.m. July 21, court records show. Roberts, 20, of Topeka, was fined...
  • Man convicted of gun transport(KS)

    05/22/2010 6:28:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies · 762+ views ^ | 19 May, 2010 | Tim Hrenchir
    A man who openly carried a handgun in a holster Jan. 2 inside West Ridge Mall was convicted Wednesday in Topeka Municipal Court of transporting a firearm in an occupied motor vehicle. Matthew C. Roberts, who was acquitted of carrying a concealed weapon, was sentenced to pay a $250 fine, plus court costs and fingerprinting charges on the transporting violation, a Class A misdemeanor. The ruling came after a 90-minute trial before Municipal Court Judge Lloyd Swartz. The case was prosecuted by assistant city attorney Devon Doyle. Roberts, 20, of Topeka, was represented by attorney Carl Folsom III. Roberts, who...
  • Kansas Firearms Freedom Act Passes House

    03/26/2010 8:01:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies · 486+ views ^ | 25 March, 2010 | Kansas State Rifle Association
    Kansas --( HB 2620 was brought for final action in the House yesterday morning and was passed with a roll call vote of 95 – 27. This bill will now go to the Senate. Please call your Senator and ask them to urge the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee to schedule a hearing for this bill before the session clock runs out. To refresh your memory, this bill does the following: The Kansas Firearms Freedom Act, House Bill 2620, crafted by The Kansas State Rifle Association was introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives by Representative Ray Merrick and...
  • Kansan's call Dennis Moore today

    03/17/2010 1:03:25 PM PDT · by ncfool · 4 replies · 162+ views
    March 16, 2010 | Self
    Please take the time and tell Democrat Dennis Moore of the 3rd Congressional district of Kansas. That he needs to VOTE NO on a Flawed medical bill. This message below needs to be sent to all Kansan's in the 3rd Congressional district. Friends, Can Congress get any more broken and out of control than it is today? The American people have spoken out loudly and eloquently against the current plan for government to radically intervene in our healthcare system and thrust us toward socialized medicine. Despite this deep public opposition ... Despite the $12 trillion national debt, skyrocketing government spending,...
  • Sen. Brownback to Obama: Stop Condemning Israel {misguided obama administration}

    03/15/2010 5:14:31 PM PDT · by Tigen · 10 replies · 476+ views
    INN ^ | 3-15-10 | reported
    ( Senator Sam Brownback (R-KA) lambasted the Obama administration for its scathing criticism of Israel over the past few days: "it's hard to see how spending a weekend condemning Israel for a zoning decision in its capital city amounts to a positive step towards peace."
  • Shotgun-wielding pharmacist thwarts robbery in Kansas City, Kan.

    01/23/2010 6:09:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 509+ views ^ | 20 January, 2010 | JOE LAMBE
    A man who put a container on a pharmacy counter, claimed it was a bomb and demanded prescription drugs left after the pharmacist wielded a shotgun. The pharmacist at the Kansas City, Kan., pharmacy at 4501 Rainbow Blvd. fired at the would-be robber as he drove off in a car, police said. It is not know if the robber or his car was hit in the incident about 11:30 a.m., they said. The bomb squad soon determined that the package was not a bomb. The crime is similar to another incident Jan. 4 in Overland Park where a robber put...
  • Car wash robbers shot by armed victim (KS)

    01/20/2010 3:34:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 639+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 17 January, 2010 | Eric Puryear
    If you like this ... Rely on my car alarm to save me? No thanks Car wash robber shot in self defense Concealed carry permit holder saves manager from dangerous car attack Mother and son hold car thieves at gunpoint Violent carjacker shot in self defense by Texas man View all » A pair of robbers were reportedly shot by their victim at a Kansas City, Kansas car wash. Police say that a pair of robbers approached a man at the car wash on the 2700 block of Merriam Lane just before 8 AM, and tried to rob the man...
  • Armed convenience store clerk stops armed robber (KS)

    01/16/2010 10:14:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 573+ views
    Self Defense Examiner ^ | 15 January, 2010 | Eric Puryear
    A Kansas City, Kansas convenience store clerk reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber. Police say that a robber, who was armed with a rifle, entered a store on the 5900 block of Leavenworth Road just after midnight. The clerk is said to have spotted the robber and fired one shot in self defense, causing the robber to flee. The clerk, who had a valid concealed carry permit, was unharmed, and the robber is being sought, according to police. Once again, concealed carry has allowed a law abiding citizen to stop a violent criminal. Rather than being shot...
  • Humane Society workers arm for self-defense

    01/06/2010 7:03:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Cleveland Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 4 January, 2010 | Daniel White
    Workers at the Lawrence Humane Society animal shelter in Kansas have started arming themselves under that state's concealed carry laws. The impetus for ensuring workers are able to defend themselves were numerous violent attacks on the workers in past years. This shelter is also responsible for investigating claims of animal cruelty and workers have been attacked during or after pet confiscations resulting from the investigations. “We’re dealing with people that might not be in the best position in their lives and we might have to take their animals, or we might have to ask them questions that would make them...
  • Homeowner Shoots Man Trying to Break Into Pickup(KS)

    12/31/2009 5:36:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1,198+ views ^ | 22 December, 2009 | John Boyd
    Wichita police are trying to determine if a shooting late Monday was in self-defense. It happened in the 1300 block of N. Emporia at around 10:30 Monday. A man told police he heard a crash outside. He got his handgun and went outside, where he found a 47-year-old man trying to break into his pickup. Police say the suspect then stumbled toward the homeowner. The homeowner shot the man once in the hip and called 911. Investigators interviewed the homeowner at city hall after the incident, and he was later released. Police say the case will be turned over to...
  • So Many GOP Contenders for One Kansas Seat

    12/04/2009 8:05:34 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 997+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | December 3, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    “This is the opportunity that pretty much all of these people have labored in the vineyards for years to bring to fruition,” Kensinger said. “And the spirit around them is pretty good.” Former state Sen. Nick Jordan, who lost to Moore by 16 points in 2008, was in a good position to hit the ground running after Moore’s announcement. He said he had been actively considering another run against Moore for the past two months and was boosted by a poll paid for by some of his donors that showed him with a strong name identification in the 3rd District...
  • Free Republic's Rino Free America Project

    12/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 403 replies · 7,366+ views
    December 3, 2009 | several
    Recently Jim Robinson posted two threads declaring Free Republic’s determination to see Conservatives elected and ousting Rino's from government. Jim and a great many Freepers believe that we need to take back control. But the RNC is not hearing us. Activism is called for NOW. 2010 is nearing and we need Conservative candidates to run. The time is ripe and people are ready for another 1994 type election. But we need to make the RNC hear us loud and clear. This is the Rino Free America Project. Get involved. Make them listen. Write a letter and MAIL it. Republican...
  • Keyes blasts Obama policies in speech [in KS for Jim Anderson]

    11/22/2009 7:59:19 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 9 replies · 1,025+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | November 22, 2009 | HURST LAVIANA
    Former ambassador and presidential candidate Alan Keyes blasted President Obama and his policies in a speech to a Wichita audience Saturday night. "It looks like nothing any rational person would do if he was hoping for a positive outcome," Keyes said. Keyes spoke to about 200 people at the Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central, in support of Republican congressional candidate Jim Anderson. Keyes criticized Obama for both his foreign and domestic policy decisions. He said Obama was fiscally irresponsible for the federal bailout of financial institutions and the auto industry, saying it has saddled future generations with huge debt....
  • How to Recall a U.S. Senator (Or Congressman)

    11/21/2009 7:42:58 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies · 2,315+ views
    E-How ^ | 11-21-2009 | By eHow Contributing Writer
    Senators have to find a balance between voting their conscience and voting as their constituents would like. If senators vote their conscience too heavily, constituents tend to get angry. When this happens, constituents may ask for a recall of their U.S. Senator. (The 5 steps are listed in detail) -- The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Kansas GOP Rep. Tiahrt Endorses Conservative Party's Hoffman In NY-23

    10/23/2009 8:34:35 PM PDT · by paudio · 35 replies · 1,003+ views
    TPM ^ | October 23, 2009 | Eric Kleefeld
    Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS), who is currently running for the Republican nomination in a contested 2010 U.S. Senate primary, has now endorsed Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in the NY-23 special election -- the second sitting member of Congress to openly do so, after Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Tiahrt's press release blasts the moderate GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava, questions her party loyalty, and casts the race as a test for the soul of the GOP:
  • Police: 70 year old stabs neighbor in self-defense(KS)

    08/10/2009 5:15:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1,053+ views ^ | 10 August, 2009 | na
    WICHITA, Kansas - Two people were arrested following a stabbing in south Wichita Saturday night. It happened just after 9:00 P.M. in the 5100 block of south Hydraulic. Police say a 30-year-old man kicked in his 70-year-old neighbor's door, and that the elderly man stabbed the 30 year old in self-defense. A nephew of the 70 year old then hit the attacker with an edging tool. The 30 year old who broke into the house was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The 30 year old and the nephew were arrested. The 70 year old's actions were ruled self-defense.
  • Clerk kills would-be robber and critically wounds another, police say(Kansas)

    06/29/2009 9:02:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 608+ views
    kansas ^ | 26 June, 2008 | na
    A Kansas City, Kan., corner-store clerk fought back when two men tried to rob him tonight, shooting and killing one suspect and critically injuring the other, police said. Officers were called to the 5th Avenue Convenience Mart at Fifth Street and Quindaro Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m., Officer Mike Golden said. The clerk told them two men with long guns entered the store and demanded money, Golden said. When one of the suspects fired a shot, the clerk grabbed a handgun from behind the counter and shot both suspects. One ran halfway up the block before collapsing, dropping a gun...
  • Wichita 'miracle' causes Vatican to send investigator

    06/24/2009 4:14:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,190+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    Chase Kear after his accident / Fr. Emil Kapaun Wichita, Kan., Jun 24, 2009 / 07:15 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is preparing to investigate an alleged miracle in Wichita, Kansas, where doctors are baffled by the unexplained recovery of a young man who had suffered a severe head injury in an accident that had broken his skull.When her 20-year-old son Chase was seriously injured in a pole-vaulting accident on October 2, Paula Kear and her family began to pray fervently for the intercession of Fr. Emil Kapaun, and asked their friends to do the...
  • New U.S. swine flu cases spread pandemic fears (2 in KS, 8 in NYC)

    04/25/2009 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 64 replies · 2,782+ views
    MSLSD ^ | 4/25/09
    As Mexico hunkers down, 2 cases found in Kansas and 8 likely in NYC Worries that the new swine flu strain that has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has “pandemic potential” increased with the announcement that the virus has spread to Kansas and likely to New York City. On Saturday, two new cases were confirmed in Kansas — the first U.S. cases outside of California or Texas. And New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said tests showed that eight New York schoolchildren had a type A influenza virus that was...
  • Bishop Finn on President Obama's Executive Order (KC)

    03/10/2009 5:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 365+ views
    Catholic Key ^ | 3/9/2009 | Robert W. Finn
    Kansas City - St. Joseph Bishop Robert W. Finn issued the following statement today responding to President Barack Obama's Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Statement on the President’s Order for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Most Reverend Robert W. Finn Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph President Barack Obama has kept another campaign promise today as he signed the executive order which will allow federal funds to be spent on destructive human embryonic stem cell research. I join my voice to that of other Catholic leaders, and other men and women of good will, in denouncing this newest step...
  • Kan. Senate to debate smoking ban

    02/15/2009 6:58:47 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 723+ views
    The Topeka Capital Journal ^ | February 14, 2009 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed ban on smoking in most public places will be debated Monday in the Senate, and the chamber's top two leaders said Friday that the bill's chances for passage are good. "If there are no substantive amendments, I would assume it would pass," said Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican. Senate Vice President John Vratil agreed, but cautioned that opponents will try to load it up with amendments.
  • Here Comes "Armageddon"

    11/07/2008 10:08:29 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 1,323+ views
    WITL ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rocco Palmo
    Sure, their post-mortem nice-nice might be reflecting a collective silence -- or, given pre-electoral events, a convenient epidemic of amnesia -- over the ascent of the first Catholic VP... but thirty-six hours in, the bench's "nightmare" lurches onward. In its latest development, another altar-railed Democrat has emerged in contention for a key Cabinet slot: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius... who's already doing the DC side-step.And that's just the half of it. Setting the stage for the US hierarchy's first "Armageddon" with the Obama administration, transition sources have floated two pro-choice Catholics -- Sebelius and former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle...
  • Bishop Finn calls his (Kansas City) diocese to prayer and sacrifice for election

    10/23/2008 1:54:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 717+ views
    CNA ^ | October 23, 2008
    Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph Kansas City, Oct 23, 2008 / 03:35 am (CNA).- With the presidential election only days away, Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph is calling his flock’s attention to the gravity of the choice they face and is urging them to join him in prayer. Bishop Finn describes the coming election in the opening lines of his column for The Catholic Key by quoting Deuteronomy: “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live.” Finn also turns to...
  • Archbishop Naumann to Governor: Stop receiving Holy Communion

    05/11/2008 5:05:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 159+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 10, 2008 | Carl Olson
    Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas has been dealing with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius  for a while now regarding her scandalous and unrepentant support, as a Catholic, of abortion. He has now taken further action. The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius should stop taking Communion until she repudiates her support for the “serious moral evil” of abortion, the Catholic archbishop for northeast Kansas says. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, also criticized the governor Friday for her recent veto of a bill imposing new restrictions on abortion providers. The...
  • NAFTA opponents seek resolution

    03/18/2008 1:17:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 103 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Lawrence Journal-World ^ | March 18, 2008 | Scott Rothschild
    Topeka — Agreements with Mexico and Canada are setting the stage for construction of a huge highway that will gobble up Kansans’ property and jeopardize U.S. security, representatives from a wide range of groups said Monday. “Through incrementalism, apathy and inattention, our national sovereignty is being sacrificed on a cross of greed, socialism and globalism,” said state Rep. Judy Morrison, R-Shawnee. Morrison has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 5033 urging Congress to withdraw from further participation in the North American Free Trade Agreement and Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. At a hearing before the House Federal and State Affairs...
  • President Bush Arrives in Greensburg

    05/09/2007 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Jeffrey_D. · 24 replies · 1,365+ views
    '5-9-07 - President George W. Bush arrived in Wichita at 9am Wednesday. Air Force One landed at McConnell AFB and then boarded Marine'
  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • "I urge all Kansas Catholics to pray for Gov. Sebelius"

    09/15/2006 9:38:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 490+ views ^ | September 14, 2006 | Jeff Miller
    The Archdiocese of Kansas diocesan newspaper the Leaven carries the following commentary by Archbishop Joseph Naumann. On May 19, Governor Kathleen Sebelius vetoed Senate Bill 528. This bill passed by the Kansas Legislature required abortion clinics to provide information documenting the reasons for late term abortions. Gov. Sebelius in her veto message stated: “Abortion is an important moral concern to all Kansans. My Catholic faith teaches me that life is sacred. Personally, I believe abortion is wrong.” I received several letters by individuals who disagreed with the governor’s veto. They objected in part because they were convinced, as was I,...
  • Boyda, Ryun spar over immigration, superhighway proposal

    08/24/2006 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 706+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 23, 2006 | John Milburn (Associated Press)
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Democratic congressional challenger Nancy Boyda repeated concerns Wednesday about a proposed multilane superhighway that eventually could span the United States from Mexico to Canada, calling it a threat to Kansans. "There seems to be a plan to blur the border with the United States and Mexico," Boyda said, referring to a proposed 10-lane corridor parallel to Interstate 35 in Texas. Boyda has made the highway an issue in her effort to defeat incumbent Republican Jim Ryun in a rematch of their 2nd District race two years ago. While Ryun says immigration is the top issue on his...
  • Loving hands revive Old St. Patrick’s in KC (Institute of Christ the King)

    08/21/2006 6:42:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 21, 2006 | ELAINE GARRISON
    The list is long: Fire, storms, urban renewal, interstate construction — not to mention the ravages of time.All have threatened Old St. Patrick’s Church at 806 Cherry St. It even lost its parish when the downtown area, which it had served since 1875, was taken over by office buildings.The Roman Catholic diocese had shuttered the church by 1959, after which it was used only occasionally. Now the building, thought to be the oldest church in the city limits of Kansas City, is on track to reopen next year.The sanctuary will again hear the solemn and majestic tones of the Latin...
  • How Creepy Can It Get?

    05/27/2006 6:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies · 3,007+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | May 23, 2006 | Eric Peters
    We used to fingerprint felons -- now, we're "inking" traffic scofflaws. Run a couple of mph over the speed limit in the state of Kansas (or even fail to "buckle up for safety") and you'll be duly entered into the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's electronic fingerprint database -- a privilege once reserved for actual criminals, not ordinary citizens who commit minor violations of the motor vehicle code. KBI, authorized by the state government, will be "testing out" 60 automated fingerprint readers throughout the state beginning this month -- all of it funded by a $3.6 million grant from the Department...
  • Political Events

    03/14/2006 8:05:10 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 309+ views
    Legislative Policy Forum When: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Where: Electric Cooperatives Building 1 Cooperative Way Arkansas Who: Jennifer Crawley (501) 372-7301 Legislative Candidate Reception When: Monday, March 20, 2006 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Little Rock Club 400 W Capitol Ave # 2435 Arkansas Who: Jennifer Crawley (501) 372-7301 Immigration Conference Coming to Kansas City The Impact of Illegal Immigration on State and Local Governments Source: Immigration Report FAIR’s highly successful series of regional immigration reform conferences is coming to Missouri. State and local law enforcement, and elected officials from across the region...
  • Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws (Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin)

    06/29/2004 8:05:38 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 38 replies · 2,042+ views
    Join Together ^ | 6-28-04 | Dick Dahl
    Four States Holding to 'No Issue' Handgun Laws 6/28/2004 Feature Story by Dick Dahl With the recent passage of a "shall issue" handgun law in Ohio, the number of states that have eased restrictions on concealed gun carrying has risen to 35. But in the face of this onslaught, four heartland states are holding fast to their long-time laws that prohibit the carrying of concealed guns by people other than police officers. Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin thus far have withstood the gun lobby's efforts to enact shall-issue laws. (They're commonly called "shall issue" laws because they say that the...
  • Krazy Kansas Wesboro group plans to disrupt three soldier funerals this week

    08/09/2005 10:45:27 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 15 replies · 455+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | August 10, 2005 | Marathon Pundit
    This week, trouble is coming to Tennessee, New York State and Oklahoma, courtesy of deranged cult leader Fred Phelps and his Westboro group from Topeka, KS. From their website, this is the list of soldier funerals they plan to ruin: August 11, 2005 (Tomorrow) 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm McKenzie, TN McKenzie Funeral Home, 1749 E. Cedar Ave., for funeral of Army Spc. James Dustin "Dusty" Carroll August 12, 2005 10:30 am - 11:00 am Ronkonkoma, NY St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Fag (Phelps' words, not mine) Church, 800 Portion Rd., for funeral of Army Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton...
  • Kansas' immigrant tuition law challenged

    05/11/2005 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 9 replies · 578+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May. 11, 2005 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal judge heard arguments challenging a Kansas law that grants tuition breaks to some illegal immigrants - a case closely watched by eight other states with similar laws. Lawyers for six parents and 18 students argued Tuesday that the Kansas statute violates federal immigration laws designed to prevent states from giving such tuition breaks.
  • "Ann Coulter Causes Stir at KU" (very easy to do)

    03/30/2005 1:38:36 PM PST · by zerosix · 50 replies · 2,566+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World | 3/30/05 | Mike Belt
    Ann Coulter causes stir at KU Heckling, standing ovations interrupt right-wing commentator By Mike Belt, Journal-World Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter was greeted with a mixture of standing ovations and heckling after she took center stage Tuesday night at Kansas University's Lied Center. As soon as she stepped up to the microphone, Coulter fired off one zinger after another about liberalism while promising to answer questions from left-wing members in the audience who could "thrash their way to a coherent thought." "I've come to find I like liberals a lot more," Coulter said early in...
  • Deputy finds two smoke-grenade launchers near Milford Lake

    01/13/2005 3:46:58 PM PST · by Boundless · 8 replies · 1,271+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 2005-01-13 | Associated Press
    MILFORD, Kan. - Geary County Sheriff Jim Jensen is again concerned after a deputy discovered a pair of smoke-grenade launchers in the same area near Milford Lake where five military machine guns turned up two weeks ago. ... "These weapons may appear unserviceable, but if a proper gunsmith gets a hold of them or if somebody else wants to they could probably put them back to working condition," Jensen said.
  • ELECTION 2004: Kansas

    11/02/2004 9:25:18 AM PST · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 379+ views
    Put info and links about Kansas here.
  • Kansas, Missouri students want to save `Border War'

    10/26/2004 4:43:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 278+ views
    ledger-enqu ^ | Oct. 23, 2004 | ap
    LAWRENCE, Kan. - Foes by tradition, some students at the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas are joining forces to oppose their schools' decision to drop the name "Border War" from a sponsored athletic rivalry. The schools issued a joint announcement Oct. 4 saying the two-year-old trophy contest, decided by Jayhawk-Tiger competition in common sports during an academic year, would be renamed the "Border Showdown."The competition is sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers, which has agreed to sponsor it through the 2006-2007 year.Athletic Directors Lew Perkins of Kansas and Mike Alden of Missouri said applying the term "war" to...

    05/08/2004 3:05:51 PM PDT · by WWW.ACITYOFCHARACTER.COM · 33 replies · 261+ views
    Government abuse on the Home front... On tape! Hear it for yourself (Originally sent as an email to the country: Monday, September 01, 2003 8:28 PM) Hi, How would you react if a government official called you at work, from your basement, and no one let him in? How would you react if they calmly told you that if you wanted to be there you better "drop what you are doing and get over here?" When you complained at the next city commission meeting, they couldn't even seem to understand what you were upset about, wouldn't you think you were...
  • Sandia-Developed Foam Likely Would Stop SARS Virus Quickly

    02/06/2004 9:01:58 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-6-2004 | Sandia National Labs
    Source: Sandia National Laboratories Date: 2004-02-05 Sandia-developed Foam Likely Would Stop SARS Virus Quickly, Sandia/Kansas State Team Shows ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Researchers at the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories and Kansas State University have shown that chemical formulations previously developed at Sandia to decontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents are likely effective at killing the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Cecilia Williams (left) and Jill Bieker, two members of the Sandia/K-State research team, inject Sandia’s decontamination formulation into a flask containing a surrogate of the SARS virus. The team has demonstrated the formulation’s ability...
  • Priest leads other Episcopalians to join Orthodox Church

    01/04/2004 10:30:13 AM PST · by ahadams2 · 48 replies · 233+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 3 January 2004 | SUZANNE PEREZ TOBIAS
    Priest leads other Episcopalians to join Orthodox Church BY SUZANNE PEREZ TOBIAS, The Wichita Eagle About 40 members of an Episcopal church in east Wichita have established a new congregation within the Orthodox Church, citing their disapproval of the "decidedly liberal drift" of the Episcopal Church in recent years. The Rev. John Flora, 57, retired rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, will lead the new congregation, which will begin worshipping at St. George's Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Flora said he and the group of former St. Stephen's parishioners have grown frustrated with the Episcopal...
  • Woman testifies that Carrs killed her friends in a soccer field [Wichita Massacre Day 3]

    10/10/2002 4:06:34 AM PDT · by KS Flyover · 40 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 10/10/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Woman testifies that Carrs killed her friends in a soccer fieldAn inexpensive hair clip may have deflected the bullet that was intended to kill her. Thu, Oct. 10, 2002 - BY RON SYLVESTER - The Wichita Eagle A 25-cent plastic hair clip may be responsible for pulling together the capital murder case against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. The hair clip helped save the life of a woman who on Wednesday identified the Carr brothers as the men who raped and robbed her and four friends before shooting them and leaving them for dead in a snowy soccer field. Investigators...
  • '08 Jockeying Already

    07/19/2002 8:56:28 AM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 14 replies · 309+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 10, 2002 | Chuck Todd
    '08 Jockeying Already For those who believe it is a bit too early to talk about the 2004 presidential race, click away now, because this week we're devoting space to the very early jockeying that's already taking place for the 2008 presidential race. We'd pick Frist above the rest of these folks as the most likely Cheney replacement in '04. Believe it or not, there is maneuvering, especially among Republicans, for 2008. This activity is not overt, and the candidates would steadfastly deny their current actions have anything to do with future White House aspirations. But it's there. For instance,...