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  • Wichita Tea Party

    03/30/2009 4:11:26 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 4 replies · 399+ views
    Americans for Prosperity ^ | 3/26/09 | Susan Estes
    I am passing on this info from the Kansas Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.
  • Late-Term Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Will Stand Trial

    02/25/2009 2:30:28 PM PST · by julieee · 9 replies · 515+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 25, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS -- A decision by a local judge means Kansas-based late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller will stand trial for charges that he did illegal abortions. Tiller has been accused of violating state law requiring a second, independent, physician to sign off on his late-term abortions. Tiller was slapped with 19 criminal charges for failing to follow the law and using a fellow abortion practitioner with whom he has a financial relationship to claim the abortions were medically necessary.
  • Wichita UFO report draws wide attention (pics)

    02/10/2009 7:30:14 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 123 replies · 4,977+ views
    The Wichita Eagle/KansasCity.com ^ | 2/10/2009 | TIM POTTER
    It flew fast like a jet, made a whirling sound and left an odd glow. That's how an amateur photographer described a flying machine he spotted in the skies near Rose Hill on Friday. The UFO world is now paying attention to his photograph. On Monday, the photo appeared under the headline "Weird Object in Wichita," on UFO Digest, a Canadian Web site. The object looks like some kind of new-technology fighter jet, possibly a prototype, said UFO Digest editor and publisher Dirk Vander Ploeg. Jarrod Bartlett, spokesman for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems-Wichita, said in an e-mail that he checked...
  • Pastor arrested at gay pride festival (Handed out flyer: Homosexuality is a sin)

    07/01/2008 7:23:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 88 replies · 729+ views
    kansas.com ^ | 06.30.08 | DANIEL MCCOY
    For the second consecutive year, a gay pride parade and festival was marked by the arrest of a Wichita pastor. But for the vast majority of those who gathered Sunday afternoon at Naftzger Park for the event, the day was one of celebration. "It means a lot to me," said Ken Gehmlich, president of Wichita Pride, which sponsors the annual event. "I think it's great that we can come together as family." Organizers estimated that about 100 people walked in the parade and that more than 1,000 attended the festival, which featured live music and vendors. After the parade traversed...
  • Former Abortion Clinic Worker Testifies that Live-Born Baby was Stabbed to Death (Tiller)

    06/24/2008 4:19:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 44 replies · 385+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/24/08 | LifeSiteNews
    Wichita, KS, June 24, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A murder investigation has been opened involving Shelley Sella, a California abortionist employed by George Tiller, who according to a former employee is reported to have intentionally stabbed to death an infant born alive during an abortion at Tiller's Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. On the advice of an attorney, Operation Rescue reported the incident to the Wichita Police Department after a former Tiller employee, Tina Davis, told Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of the stabbing in April. It is believed that the alleged infanticide took place sometime in...
  • ess Confession: Live Infant Stabbed To Death By Tiller Abortionist Shelley Sella

    06/24/2008 7:21:37 AM PDT · by Aquinasfan · 77 replies · 463+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | 6/24/08 | Operation Rescue
    Wichita, KS - June 24, 2008 - A murder investigation has been opened involving Shelley Sella, a California abortionist employed by George Tiller, who is reported to have intentionally stabbed to death an infant born alive during an abortion at Tiller's Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas. Operation Rescue reported the incident to the Wichita Police Department after a former Tiller employee, Tina Davis, told Troy Newman and Cheryl Sullenger of the stabbing in April. It is believed that the alleged infanticide took place sometime in the past two years. In addition, the incident has been reported...
  • Police arrest two suspects in Monday murder

    05/12/2008 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 12 replies · 508+ views
    MSNBC ^ | May 12, 2008 | KSNW-TV
    WICHITA, Kansas, May 12, 2008 – Multiple sources confirm Jim Collins was shot and then run over Monday morning in the middle of a downtown Wichita street. Police believe around 8 a.m. Monday morning, Jim Collins was alone at this car dealership, Marquee Motors, when after some sort of initial confrontation, he was kidnapped and forced into a client’s black Hummer.
  • Kansas Pro-Life Group Turns in Grand Jury Petitions for Abortion Probe

    09/09/2007 9:50:16 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 269+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 6, 2007 | Steven Ertelt
    by Steven ErteltLifeNews.com EditorSeptember 6, 2007Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) -- A Kansas pro-life group has turned in 8,000 petitions asking for a grand jury to convene to find out whether more illegal abortions were done at George Tiller's Wichita abortion center. Tiller as been charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of illegal late-term abortions, but Kansans for Life says there are likely more.Kansans for Life spokesman David Gittrich told LifeNews.com, Late-term abortions are illegal in Kansas and it's time the law was enforced.""Today, we are presenting nearly 8,000 signatures of registered Sedgwick County voters to the Sedgwick County District Court requesting the...
  • SUNDAY: Fight for Victory Tour Heads to Oklahoma City, OK and Wichita, KS

    09/09/2007 6:26:17 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 6 replies · 1,318+ views
    MAF ^ | 09/09/2007 | Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson
    (Day 7) Sunday Sept 9 2007 *Special Note to Colorado Supporters:* Gathering of Eagles Colorado Chapter holds 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM pro-troop rally. At 8:00 AM they will then depart in a caravan of vehicles to join up with the main "Fight for Victory Tour" caravan in Wichita, Kansas. More information available - HERE Bring letters, cards, notes of support & appreciation for our wounded warriors to this event, we will collect them and bring them to our recovering troops at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at the conclusion of the national caravan. Leave Dallas, TX...
  • Support the Troops in Wichita September 9th at 5:45PM

    08/19/2007 2:14:45 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 9 replies · 458+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Mary Pearson
    The National "Fight for Victory Tour" Wichita Event Wichita, Kansas - Sept. 9, 2007 - 5:45pM Join Move America Forward and a coalition of other pro-troop groups as we promote the national "Fight for Victory Tour" (a patriotic pro-troop caravan that crosses the nation) for another Pro-Troop Rally. The "Fight for Victory Tour" continues on Sunday September 9th with this 5:45 PM rally in Wichita then crosses the nation before concluding with "The Gathering of Eagles" and a giant pro-troop rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 15th. The rally takes place at The Keeper of the Plains Monument,...
  • IRS probes Kan. church's political activity (It opposes abortion)

    08/18/2007 10:54:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 57 replies · 1,280+ views
    WICHITA, Kan. The pastor of a conservative Christian church being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service said the threat of losing its tax-exempt status will not stop the church from fighting abortion. We will continue regardless of what the IRS does, said Rev. Mark Holick, pastor of Spirit One Christian Center. We will continue to obey the Lord. Holick told reporters Aug. 16 that the church, which has about 150 members, is being investigated for political involvement simply because it speaks against abortion. He called the investigation a violation of the churchs First Amendment rights. Under federal tax law,...
  • Kansas Late-Term Abortion Facility Closed While George Tiller Arraigned

    08/02/2007 4:26:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies · 750+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/2/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- The controversial late-term abortion facility in Wichita is closed this weekend next while abortion practitioner George Tiller is arraigned on charges he did illegal abortions. Tiller has been charged by the state's attorney general with violating a law requiring the signature of a doctor vouching that the abortion is medically necessary. Tiller is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday on 19 criminal counts of doing abortions in violation of the law and he could face 19 years in jail if convicted and sentenced to the maximum prison time. As a result of the legal proceedings, Tiller...
  • Five Hundred Pray for End to Abortion at Troubled Late-Term Clinic (Tiller the Killer's)

    07/15/2007 9:55:29 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 1,013+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 7/15/07 | Christian Newswire
    More young people continue to arrive for the Wichita AwakeningContact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034; both with Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org WICHITA, Kansas, July 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- An estimated crowd of 500 turned out for a Candlelight Prayer Vigil outside George Tiller's infamous late-term abortion mill to kick off the Wichita Awakening Saturday evening. Rev. Rob Schenck led the group in prayer for an end to abortion. Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition also addressed the group. As music played, the group surrounded the clinic, lifting their hands in prayer that the abortion...
  • Ancient burial ground discovered during duck hunt[Oklahoma]

    01/10/2007 11:02:36 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 27 replies · 1,192+ views
    Benton County Daily Record ^ | 09 Jan 2007 | Jeff Della Rosa
    SILOAM SPRINGS Bryan Austin of Siloam Springs thought hed found a crime scene when he spotted a human skull under a pile of rocks while he was duck hunting in northeast Oklahoma. Looking for a good place to set up a camouflage hunting screen Nov. 19 on a mud flat in the Spavinaw Creek drainage area, Austin found what turned out to be an ancient skull. He later learned that the site is an ancient Indian burial ground. Its absolutely amazing, Austin said. Im incredibly interested in this kind of stuff. Its in my line of...
  • "I Left My Dead Baby In The Toilet" - Former Patient of Abortionist Tells O'Reilly Factor

    12/13/2006 3:46:41 PM PST · by wagglebee · 72 replies · 1,277+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/13/06 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A former abortion patient of George R. Tiller, the infamous late-term abortionist from Wichita, Kansas, appeared on the Fox News show "The O'Reilly Factor" Tuesday evening and told details of her horrific late-abortion experience and the devastating emotional aftermath she experienced. Identified only as "Kelly" the woman related how, at age 14, she was taken to Kansas by her parents from her home in Maryland, and given an abortion in the 20th week of pregnancy. According to Kelly, she was forced to deliver her dead child into a toilet, an event that...
  • Would-be kidnapper shoots self in 'nads

    11/17/2006 7:15:07 AM PST · by Teflonic · 12 replies · 396+ views
    The Register ^ | 11/17/06 | Lester Haines
    A 23-year-old Wichita man shot himself in the wedding tackle during a bodged kidnap attempt, The Wichita Eagle reports. The unnamed perp, along with two accomplices, "attempted to kidnap a teenager in a dispute over stereo speakers" in South Wichita on Monday afternoon. The shooter first fired a shot at the intended victim, but missed. He then "jammed the gun back into the waistband of his pants", at which point it went off and popped a cap in his left testicle. This unsurprisingly caused him to "cringe" which provoked a second discharge which hit him in the left calf. He...
  • CITY COUNCIL'S CONSIDERATION-Eminent domain to cure blight?[Kansas]

    09/25/2006 8:26:41 PM PDT · by Whiterabbit3188 · 1 replies · 429+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 25 Sep 2006 | BRENT D. WISTROM
    Where Wichita's housing director Mary Kay Vaughn sees a chance to rebuild faltering neighborhoods, some property rights advocates see an opening for big government to snatch away people's homes. Early discussions about creating a redevelopment authority in Wichita have sparked polarized opinions. The Wichita City Council is considering setting up a five-member redevelopment authority that could acquire rundown properties and turn them over to developers who want to renovate them or build new houses, apartments or businesses in their place. The authority would get the properties by buying them from willing sellers, buying tax-foreclosed properties, or forcing unwilling property owners...
  • Inside Scope on Grand Jury Investigation of George Tiller and the Wichita Porn Industry

    08/15/2006 9:31:06 AM PDT · by netvictory · 7 replies · 807+ views
    gopwing.us
    Inside Scope on Grand Jury Investigation of George Tiller and the Wichita Porn Industry: Click Here KRAA.ORG News Flash - Wichita Christians fight to remove the spiritual stronghold of the Dark Side
  • Diocese offers tuition-free education.(Wichita, Kansas)

    07/29/2006 6:46:51 AM PDT · by siunevada · 33 replies · 712+ views
    NCR via highbeam.com ^ | March 26, 2004 | Gill Donovan
    National Catholic Reporter; 3/26/2004; Donovan, Gill While many families struggle to pay the rising cost of sending their children to Catholic schools, parishioners in one U.S. diocese don't worry about tuition--including the high cost of tuition for Catholic high schools. The children of active parishioners in the Wichita diocese attend Catholic schools tuition-free. A model of stewardship was initiated in Wichita diocese-wide in 1985 by Bishop Eugene Gerber (see "Wichita bishop took 'leap of faith' for stewardship." Parishioners embraced that model, which called for them to give generously of their time and their talents and to give as high a...
  • Operatio Rescue Buys Abortion Mill:Closed Clinic Will Become Headquarters

    07/01/2006 6:57:14 PM PDT · by at bay · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Operation Rescue ^ | June 30, 2006 | unknown
    Wichita, KS Operation Rescue has announced that it has purchased the building that housed Central Womens Services, an abortion mill located at located at 3013 E. Central in Wichita, Kansas. The building will be renovated and serve as Operation Rescues headquarters, and will feature a memorial to the pre-born. Quick action closes mill Operation Rescue learned in late April that Central Womens Services had not been able to pay its rent in months, and that the property was for sale. OR acted quickly to make an offer on the building through a third party, and specifically requested that the...
  • Pro-Life Group Purchases Building Housing Abortion Clinic forcing Abortion Business Closure

    06/29/2006 12:34:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 63 replies · 1,440+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/29/06 | LifeSiteNews
    WICHITA, June 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The pro-life group Operation Rescue has announced that it has purchased the building that housed Central Women's Services, an abortion mill located at 3013 E. Central in Wichita, Kansas. Central Women's Services had not been able to pay the rent, and thepropertywas put up for sale. When Operation Rescue purchased the property, under the stipulation that the current tenant not be allowed to remain, it forced the mill to close.The facility is to be renovated and serve as the pro-life group's corporate headquarters, and will feature a memorial to the pre-born victims of...
  • Boeing delivers 5,000th 737

    02/13/2006 1:52:25 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 39 replies · 833+ views
    Wichita Business Journal via Yahoo! ^ | 2/13/06 | Wichita Business Journal
    On April 9, 1967, the Boeing Co. delivered its first 737. Monday, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV - News) took possession of the 5,000th 737. The "Baby Boeing" as it was called during its development has become the most produced large commercial jet. "The 737 is an icon of efficiency in air travel and one of commercial aviation's greatest success stories," says Alan Mullaly, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement. The jet, a 737-700, is the 447th 737 to join Southwest's fleet. The low-cost airline is scheduled to take delivery on 33 more of the twin-engine jets...
  • Grief, Gratitude and Baby Lee (Severely Disabled newbron brings grief, pride peace to mom)

    01/29/2006 10:19:52 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies · 500+ views
    The Los Angles Times ^ | January 28, 2006 | Stephanie Simon
    WICHITA, Kan. 'Can I do this?' his mother agonized, knowing one of her newborns would not live. But for 43 hours, he was hers to cherish. She wanted to honor her son, to celebrate his life, however short. That's why she had refused an abortion, even after doctors told her that her little boy would be born without a brain. Now he was here, squirming in his blankets... The specialists she consulted offered Danielle a "selective reduction": They could abort the malformed twin. That might give her a better chance of carrying the healthy baby to term, but there was...
  • Woman attacked with hammer; son arrested

    09/12/2005 3:25:04 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 9/12/05 | Tim Potter
    42-year-old man is accused of striking his mother with a hammer at a North Wabash residence early Sunday, Wichita police said. The 60-year-old woman was taken in critical condition to Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus, police said. An update on her condition wasn't available.
  • Link to BTK Killer Victim Impact Statements (Must Listen!)

    08/18/2005 6:12:24 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 4 replies · 907+ views
    KSNW TV News ^ | 8/18/05 | Victims
    Go to the link -- after the opening advertisements is the statement of the son of one of the victims, a Mr. Davis. His statement will make the hair stand up on your neck as he pronounces a nearly biblical condemnation on Dennis Rader.
  • With mosque, dream is reality

    07/16/2005 9:02:48 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 118 replies · 2,462+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | July 14, 2005 | Joe Rodriguez
    Wichita-area Muslims on Wednesday celebrated the grand opening of Kansas' largest mosque. The event drew hundreds of visitors -- including Gov. Kathleen Sebelius -- to join the celebration and tour the facility. The 10,050-square-foot mosque -- which has yet to be officially named -- is at 6655 E. 34th St. North and adjoins the Muslim Community Center, where Muslims had previously prayed. The mosque includes a carpeted prayer area on the main floor, a 10-foot-high speaker's platform or pulpit, an area to wash the bodies of people who have died and an office for the imam, a prayer leader. For...
  • My opposition to the death penalty is weakening - (Dennis Rader's chilling court testimony)

    07/01/2005 8:47:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 14 replies · 1,417+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | EMMETT TYRRELL
    My opposition to the death penalty is weakening. I have opposed the death penalty after being persuaded that it contributes to the culture of death that leaves many aspects of our wondrously free and prosperous society quite grim. Nihilism informs our arts. It is a large element in popular culture. It makes fugitive appearances in our discussions of the beginnings and the ends of life. By opposing capital punishment, I have hoped to highlight the glory of life and the vast possibilities for human beings to grow and develop in a civilized way. Now that I have heard the testimony...
  • Death by drowning [Some abortion clinics violating Born Alive Infant Protection Act]

    06/10/2005 10:21:36 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 28 replies · 2,034+ views
    WORLD ^ | 6/18/05 | Lynn Vincent
    Infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller hit the news again on June 1 after protesters outside Women's Healthcare Services, his Wichita clinic, saw him rush out on June 1 still wearing surgical scrubs. Moments earlier, a green Suburban had exited the abortion business parking lot, LifeNews.com reported, carrying a woman slumped in the back seat with a jacket over her head. Both Dr. Tiller and the Suburban headed straight for Wesley Medical Center's emergency room. According to Kansas pro-life activists, trips to Wesley are not uncommon for Dr. Tiller, who normally takes women suffering from abortion complications there. But each trip...
  • BTK Suspect May be Writing Poetry

    05/07/2005 1:04:53 PM PDT · by rwfromkansas · 28 replies · 653+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/7/05 | Fox News
    For decades, Wichita, Kan., police received communications from the BTK killer (search), including letters and poems. Now the man charged with those murders has been spending long hours in his jail cell writing to people he knows. "His public defender is probably pouring his heart and soul into this case," said Denver criminal defense attorney Daniel Recht (search), "only to be sabotaged by his client." FOX News has obtained two poems said to have been written by Dennis Rader (search). A fellow inmate said Rader gave them to him after they became friends in jail. There's one about the springtime...
  • BTK SUSPECT IN THE AIR FORCE: Rader's tour of duty

    03/16/2005 5:13:56 AM PST · by QwertyKPH · 27 replies · 1,486+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 16MAR2005 | Tim Potter
    In the years before 1974 -- the year police say Dennis Rader started killing in Wichita -- his Air Force service took him all over the map, military records show. Police in at least two of the U.S. cities where Rader was stationed will check their archives of unsolved homicides from the 1960s to see whether they could be linked to the BTK killings, officials said Tuesday. Rader, 60, was charged March 1 with 10 counts of first-degree murder for killings attributed to the serial killer in Wichita and Park City from 1974 to 1991. Rader's Air Force records, which...
  • Boeing-Wichita Issues 8,100 Layoff Notices

    03/11/2005 1:16:26 PM PST · by ladtx · 84 replies · 2,021+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11 Mar 2005 | AP staff
    Associated PressBoeing-Wichita Issues 8,100 Layoff NoticesFriday March 11, 4:00 pm ET Boeing-Wichita Issues 8,100 Layoff Notices As Part of Sale Process to Onex Corp. WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Boeing Co. issued 8,100 layoff notices Friday as part of its sale of commercial aircraft operations in Wichita to Onex Corp., with those workers being asked to apply for their old jobs with the buyer. The 60-day notices went to 5,200 hourly and 2,900 salaried production and service workers, said Boeing spokesman Dick Ziegler. Engineers have not yet received pink slips.The notices are part of the separation and re-employment process required as...
  • FISH STORY FROM WICHITA EAGLE NEWSPAPER

    03/02/2005 11:10:17 AM PST · by Samwise · 11 replies · 1,924+ views
    e-mail ^ | e-mail
    Anyhow a resident in the area saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange like in the developments pond and when he went to investigate, it was a flathead catfish who had obviously tried to swallow a child's basketball which became stuck in its mouth. The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface. The resident tried numerous times to get the ball out but was unsuccessful. He finally had his wife cut the ball in order to deflate the ball and release the catfish....
  • BTK Suspect Charged With 10 Murder Counts

    03/01/2005 12:09:22 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 75 replies · 3,301+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/1/2005 | David Twiddy
    BTK Suspect Charged With 10 Murder Counts By DAVID TWIDDY, Associated Press Writer WICHITA, Kan. - Dennis Rader, the churchgoing family man and Cub Scout leader accused of leading a double life as the BTK serial killer, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder. Rader made his first court appearance since his Friday arrest by videoconference from his cell at the Sedgwick County detention center. During the brief hearing, Rader sat with his hands folded behind a small desk. The BTK killer, whose nickname stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill," was suspected of eight deaths beginning in 1974, but...
  • Cub Scout Leader Arrested in BTK Killings

    02/26/2005 5:16:30 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 182 replies · 6,373+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2005 | Roxana Hegeman
    WICHITA, Kan. - A 31-year manhunt for a serial killer who taunted police with letters about his crimes ended Saturday when authorities said they finally caught up with the man who called himself BTK and linked him to at least 10 murders. The suspect was identified as Dennis L. Rader, a 59-year-old city worker in nearby Park City, who was arrested Friday. Police did not say how they identified Rader as a suspect or whether he has said anything since his arrest. "The bottom line: BTK is arrested," Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams said Saturday, setting off applause from a...
  • Wichita Police: 'BTK Is Arrested'

    02/26/2005 9:34:05 AM PST · by stm · 67 replies · 3,399+ views
    Fox News ^ | 26 Feb | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. Police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect they believe is the notorious BTK serial killer (search) who terrorized Wichita (search) throughout the 1970s and then resurfaced about a year ago after 25 years of silence.
  • BTK' Busted, Wichita Paper Linked to Case Plans Special Coverage

    02/26/2005 6:55:28 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 762 replies · 25,416+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 2.26.05 | associated press
    Police have uncovered new evidence in the decades old BTK Wichita serial killer case and are questioning a person of interest, according to sources close to the investigation.Authorities scheduled a news conferece for 11AM Eastern Saturday to make an announcement in the case, and relatives of the killers victims would be briefed beforehand.Some police sources have said that a 59 year old man was arrested Friday and linked to the case by a DNA sample.Surveillance activites gave police 'their first big piece' of recent evidence, leading authorities to a vehicle and the person of interest.Investigators also searched a house in...
  • Search Underway (BTK Killer)

    02/25/2005 3:56:17 PM PST · by TexKat · 154 replies · 8,606+ views
    KAKE ^ | 2/25/05
    February 25--KAKE News has learned a "person of interest" is being questioned in connection with the BTK case. A search of a Park City home is underway. An FBI spokesperson in Kansas City says agents are assisting Wichita police with an investigation. Stay with KAKE News for updates on this breaking story.
  • Bishop leaves cradle of Catholicism for Wichita

    02/22/2005 12:24:21 PM PST · by Lilllabettt · 6 replies · 338+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Sun, Feb. 20, 2005 | ANNIE CALOVICH
    Bishop leaves cradle of Catholicism for Wichita BY ANNIE CALOVICH The Wichita Eagle Monsignor Michael Jackels leaves Rome today on his way to becoming the next bishop of Wichita. Jackels has been living for the past eight years in the cradle of Catholicism, working for the watchdog arm of the Vatican under one of the most powerful men in the church. That may sound like heady stuff, but Jackels says being named last month as the bishop of Wichita is what's turned his world upside down. He'll be installed April 4, the week after Easter, during a Mass at the...
  • Lights! Cameras! Lobbying!

    02/21/2005 8:12:07 AM PST · by iceemonster · 378+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | Tamara Lipper
    Feb. 28 issue - Dan Glickman isn't exactly the Hollywood type. More comfortable in pinstripes than Prada, he's a former Clinton Agriculture secretary, Kansas congressman and president of the Witchita school boardand nothing like the flashy, debonair Jack Valenti, the legendary head of the Motion Picture Association of America. After 38 years at the MPAA, Valenti has become a celebrity in his own right, landing his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But as Glickman heads toward his first Academy Awards since taking over for Valenti as the industry's chief lobbyist, he's the one schmoozing Hollywood directors and...
  • Police trying to establish rapport with BTK serial killer

    02/18/2005 10:56:59 AM PST · by Snapple · 31 replies · 1,374+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 2-17-05 | ROY WENZL
    The big mystery in the latest BTK serial killer announcement could well be what the police lieutenant talked about the least: "The ongoing dialogue" with BTK. Dialogue? For those who like mystery, for the BTK-fearful, for cable channel serial killer aficionados, it's always captivating to hear Lt. Ken Landwehr talk at all, even in monosyllables. But on Wednesday, he spoke for four extended paragraphs about information that people already knew or guessed: that BTK recently sent notes and jewelry to the media and police. Then Landwehr spoke for two paragraphs about something more mysterious. He described the relationship between police...
  • La Quinta Conducts Investigation, Orders Abortion Doctor To Leave Property

    02/02/2005 3:27:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 865+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | February 2, 2005 | Jimmy Moore
    WICHITA, KS (Talon News) -- Pro-life action group Operation Rescue said on Tuesday that a representative from the La Quinta Inns corporate offices conducted an internal investigation into allegations that one of their hotels in Wichita, Kansas was being used by an abortion doctor. As previously reported by Talon News, Operation Rescue had called on its supporters to boycott the national hotel chain La Quinta Inn in protest of one of their locations being used by a nearby abortion clinic to provide medical services to pregnant women who were in town to have an abortion. La Quinta Inn has denied...
  • Woman Hospitalized From Botched Abortion Dies From Complications

    01/30/2005 9:48:56 AM PST · by underlying · 36 replies · 1,703+ views
    lifenews.com ^ | January 27, 2005 | by Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS (LifeNews.com) -- A Kansas woman rushed to a local hospital after her abortion at a late-term abortion facility was botched has died. The 32 year-old woman was transported to Wesley Medical Center on January 13 from the abortion business owned and operated by late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller. According to one source, who spoke with the pro-life group Operation Rescue, she arrived at the hospital with "severe hemorrhaging" and died "a few days later" from undetermined causes the source said "are very likely to be the result of a botched abortion."According to 911 transcripts the group obtained, Tiller...
  • Pro-Life Group Upset Over La Quinta's 'Alliance' With Abortion Doctor

    01/21/2005 4:49:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 698+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | January 21, 2005 | Jimmy Moore
    WICHITA, KS (Talon News) -- Pro-life action group Operation Rescue has asked it supporters to officially boycott the national hotel chain La Quinta Inn in protest of one of their locations providing a discount to women coming from out of town wanting to terminate the life of their babies at a nearby abortion clinic known for performing late-term abortions. Operation Rescue says a company-owned La Quinta Inn located in Wichita, Kansas offers pregnant women a discount to stay at their hotel for the duration of the abortion procedure conducted by an abortion doctor named George Tiller at his Women's Health...
  • Wichita Chapter Informational and Organizational Monthly Meeting

    12/28/2004 6:06:17 AM PST · by postitnews.com · 1 replies · 509+ views
    Wichita Chapter Informational and Organizational Monthly Meeting Begin: 1/13/2005 7:00 PM End: 1/13/2005 9:00 PM Description: Who: Americans for Fair Taxation, Wichita, KS What: Organizational Meeting When: Second Thursday of Each Month, 7pm to 9pm Where: Matt Eck Real Estate, 9915 W. 21st, Suite A, Wichita, KS 67205-1829 Please join us for an informational and organizational meeting of the Wichita Chapter of Americans for Fair Taxation. Our focus for the meeting will be to discuss ways to encourage our congressmen and senators to support and co-sponsor the FairTax Act (the Act).We will also provide a brief overview...
  • A possible arrest in the BTK killings

    12/02/2004 6:09:02 AM PST · by Drennan Whyte · 4 replies · 880+ views
    KMBZ-AM Website ^ | 12/2/04 | Anon
    Wichita police were at a house in southeast Wichita into the early morning hours Thursday in a raid that may be connected to the BTK serial killer. Lead detectives on the BTK investigation were among those seen by reporters leaving the house. Police officers were also seen wearing gloves and carrying out plastic bags from the home in the 1400 block of Mt. Vernon. KWCH Eyewitness News in Wichita has learned police were executing a search warrant in connection with the BTK case but police would not comment on activities at the home on Mt. Vernon. Wichita police booked a...
  • Pentagon's 'Dragon lady' But now sentenced to prison for favouring Boeing over Lockheed

    10/10/2004 1:09:16 PM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies · 2,786+ views
    NYTimes via Electric New Paper ^ | 11OCT04 | New York Times
    She favours Boeing on Air Force contracts for hiring daughter and daughter's boyfriend and, later, to protect daughter, who got a poor performance reviewWhile overseeing contracts, she meet Boeing secretly for $422,000 job there HE had long insisted that her work decisions were strictly professional. Then, she failed a lie-detector test. Finally, Darleen Druyun, the No 2 weapons buyer for the US Air Force, admitted that her weapons-buying decisions were influenced by a desire to curry Boeing's favour for herself and her family. The career of Druyun, once the most powerful woman in the Air Force, is over. Last...
  • TV station gets suspicious letter that may be from serial killer (Wichita KS, btk

    05/06/2004 5:00:52 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 352+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May. 05, 2004 | ROXANA HEGEMA
    WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita television station turned over to police Wednesday a suspicious letter it believes may have come from a serial killer. But police cast doubt on its authenticity. "There is really nothing to report on this," Janet Johnson, spokeswoman for the Wichita Police Department told The Associated Press. "As you know we have received many, many suspicious letters. If we thought this was for real we would be holding a press conference." No press conference was immediately scheduled. "We got a suspicious letter in the mail today (Wednesday)," said KAKE-TV marketing director Bryan Frye. "We turned it...
  • Tax-Funded Attacks Against White House Employees?! [Call for Action!]

    03/29/2004 6:54:49 AM PST · by TastyManatees · 35 replies · 1,487+ views
    Tasty Manatees ^ | 3/29/04 | Ryan
    Tax-Funded Attacks Against White House Employees?! [Call for Action!] Imagine you take a temporary job with your local school board, and that you are trying to encourage better educational standards. Let's say some school employees don't appreciate your changes to the curriculum. So, one Sunday afternoon, they grab the keys to a few school buses, fill them with a couple of hundred activists and impressionable kids from their classes, and truck on over to your house. These activists unload the adult instigators and the kids, and they surround your house and pound on your windows and scream at you all...
  • Police hoping DNA puts them on BTK's trail

    03/26/2004 8:38:49 AM PST · by avg_freeper · 4 replies · 266+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Mar. 26, 2004 | HURST LAVIANA
    Police hoping DNA puts them on BTK's trail Investigators quickly receive 32 leads by telephone, e-mail BY HURST LAVIANA The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle Armed with a number of new tools to analyze old evidence, Wichita police Thursday began the detailed task of reopening an active investigation of the BTK killer, who they now think was responsible for an unsolved 1986 slaying. In addition to phone tips, new interviews with family members of the victims and reanalysis of old reports, police will have the aid of newer crimefighting tools -- such as a national DNA databank -- to help them try...
  • BTK Strangler serial killer resurfaces after 25 years

    03/25/2004 8:50:41 PM PST · by rogueleader · 34 replies · 1,909+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Mar. 25, 2004 | Hurst Laviana
    A serial killer who terrorized Wichita during the 1970s by committing a series of seven murders has claimed responsibility for an eighth slaying and is probably now living in Wichita, police said Wednesday. A letter The Wichita Eagle received Friday suggests that the BTK strangler was responsible for the Sept. 16, 1986, strangulation death of Vicki Wegerle, who was found dead in her home at 2404 W. 13th St. The crime was never solved. The letter contained a single sheet of paper with a photocopy of Wegerle's driver's license and three pictures that apparently were taken of her body. Each...