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Crime and Courts
12:47 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Gov. Brownback Appoints Faith Maughan To 18th Court District

Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Faith Maughan to the 18th Judicial District Court on Monday.

The 18th district covers all of Sedgwick County. The state's 31 Judicial Districts serve as trial courts for the state; they oversee all civil and criminal cases.

Maughan currently serves as judge in the city of Colwich and as prosecutor for the cities of Maize and Park City. On her website, she describes herself as a "pro-life, constitutional conservative, veteran with her roots in small-town Kansas."

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Business
7:34 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Overall Airline Performance Up, Report Shows

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Results of the 23rd annual national Airline Quality Rating were announced Monday at 8:30am (CT) at the National Press Club in Washington D. C.

The Airline Quality Rating system rates the performance of 14 different commercial airlines that carry the majority of all passengers in the United States.

Dean Headley, Wichita State University Professor and co-author of the study says nine of the 14 airlines rated improved their on time arrival performance.

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News
6:12 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Top Morning News 4.8.13

University of Kansas Medical Center to start stem cell research; Lawmakers pass bill to reduce telecom regulations; Opponents see abortion bill as a new threat to choice in Kansas.

Kan. Lawmakers Approve Adult Stem Cell Center

Kansas lawmakers have approved a bill that would require the University of Kansas Medical Center to start a center to promote research and use of adult stem cells, cord blood and related stem cell therapies.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Book Review: Life After Life

As we live our lives, we're presented with seemingly minute decisions to make every day. Each decision takes us on a specific path. Some prove to be wise. Others have us wishing for a mulligan.

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8:20 pm
Sat April 6, 2013

Final Score: Louisville 72 - WSU 68

Lead in text: 
As the final buzzer sounded, a Louisville player tossed the ball high into the air and injured Kevin Ware stood up, thrusting his arms above his head.
  • Source: Statesman
  • | Via: The Associated Press
By NANCY ARMOUR The Associated Press ATLANTA - Luke Hancock came off the bench to score 20 points, walk-on Tim Henderson sparked a second-half rally with a pair of monster 3s and Louisville advanced to the NCAA title game Saturday night, escaping with a 72-68 victory over Wichita State.
Telecommunications
5:41 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Telecom Bill Passes Legislature

Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill reducing state regulation of telecommunications while beginning to phase out state subsidies for telecom firms.

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Commentary
12:54 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

A Musical Life: Ray Clause

Ray Clause
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Raymond Clause has performed with the country band Against The Grain as well as with legendary country artists Johnny Lee and Mel Tillis and even jazz great Maynard Ferguson. He is the founder and administrative teacher of the Wichita Music Teachers Group, an organization that offers private music lessons to students of all ages in cities such as Wichita, Wellington, Winfield and Goddard.

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Music
8:16 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Seattle Band Focuses On Sunny Sounds

Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha will perform in Wichita on Saturday.
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Seattle musician Tim Wilson formed the band Ivan & Alyosha in 2007 with his friend Ryan Carbary. Since 2009 the group—rounded out by Wilson's brother Pete and guitarist Tim Kim—has recorded and issued a series of mini albums, but February saw the release of the group's first full-length, All The Times We Had.

Wilson says he was confident about the record even during the earliest stages of recording. “It felt pretty special early on,” Wilson recalls. “I remember texting our manager that and he was, like, ‘Yeah, yeah.’”

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Science
6:25 am
Fri April 5, 2013

1,100 Expected To Turn Out For Kansas Science Olympiad

Students participate in the "Robot Ramble" at a previous Kansas Science Olympiad.
Credit Courtesy / Wichita State University

The Kansas Science Olympiad takes place in Wichita Saturday. Students from 30 middle and high schools across the state will compete in events like bridge building, thermodynamics and robotics. 

Wichita State University has hosted the Olympiad for 26 years. 

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Government
6:10 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Kan. Department Of Agriculture Relocating To Manhattan

Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman says the Kansas Department of Agriculture will move most of its offices to Manhattan a little more than a year from now. 

Rodman could not be reached for comment on the decision, but a news release from his office says the agency will keep its main administrative office in Topeka. Most of its programs will move to Manhattan where officials can work closely with Kansas State University. 

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