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5:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Movie Review: Oblivion

Tom Cruise broods in Oblivion
Credit rottentomatoes.com

Friday's "Go!" section in the Eagle said some things so generic to current movies that I have half a mind to make a rubber stamp of it to use as a template for future reviews.

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Community
6:00 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Law Creates Farmers' Market Registry

Kansas agriculture officials say a new law taking effect in July will help a growing number of farmers' markets across the state.

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News
2:49 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Lawrence Closed-Caption Service Identified Zooey Deschanel As Boston Bombing Suspect

Credit Associated Press

A TV captioning service has apologized for misidentifying "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel as one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects on a Texas news broadcast.

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News
6:34 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Top Morning News 4.24.13 (UPDATED)

Updated at 9:45 am

Kansas government jobs, but not benefits, up last year; Former cheerleading coach convicted on sex crimesBrownback calls KU an innovation institution; Lesser prairie chickens up for endangered species list; Shawnee to retry a capital murder case; ACLU demands records on a school assembly held in southwest Kansas.

KS Government Jobs Up Last Year, Though Most Lack Benefits

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Wait Wait Live!

"Wait, Wait..." panelists Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone and Tom Bodett at a live staging of the show.
Credit KUER 90.1 / Flickr

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

Coming up: A couple docs and an NPR favorite... live!

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Trials
5:40 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Shawnee DA To Retry Capital Murder Case

A Kansas prosecutor says he's planning to retry a capital murder suspect rather than ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate the man's convictions for killing two women in Topeka.

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Commentary
12:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

OnWords: Do You Have A Sense Of Entitlement?

Calling Social Security an entitlement program implies that those who receive the benefits do not deserve them. - Lael Ewy

The recent history of the word “entitlement” shows how a word’s connotation can take over its existence and taint everything it touches.

As opposed to its denotation, or dictionary definition, a word’s connotation is about the associations we have with a word. In the case of the word entitlement, it’s almost all negative.

The phrase “sense of entitlement” is at fault for this negative connotation.

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Commentary
7:25 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Into It: History Of The Horse Companion

Owners pair their horses with companion ponies, sidekicks that keep them social.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Horses get lonely, just like the rest of us. Left isolated, they become withdrawn and take on bad habits called stable vices.

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News
7:07 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Top Morning News 4.23.13

Brownback wants higher education funding left uncut; Bill signed establishing KU Med stem cell center; Warmer temps needed to assess wheat crop damage.

Brownback Wants Higher Education Funding Left Uncut

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Education
6:50 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Brownback Wants Higher Education Funding Left Uncut

Gov. Sam Brownback speaking on the WSU campus Monday about the need to leave higher education funding at its current level.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

Gov. Sam Brownback met with leaders at Wichita State University Monday to solicit support for his funding proposal that would help maintain state dollars for higher education.

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