The nation’s chief agricultural negotiator plans to meet with Kansas producers to talk about trade issues.
Isi Siddiqui is a presidential appointee in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He planned several stops in Kansas today to discuss efforts to bring down trade barriers and increase U.S. farm exports.
In Johnson County, Siddiqui is to tour Bayer Animal Health Company and Kansas State University’s research lab. He also plans to tour the Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita and host a roundtable meeting with the Wichita Agribusiness Council.
The City of Wichita anticipates a quarter million dollars in projected hotel cash flow from the city-owned downtown Hyatt as part of the proposed 2013-14 budget.
Wichita City Manager Bob Layton gave an overview of the proposed budget as part of a formal public hearing during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Layton told council members one issue that helped shape the budget has to do with the Hyatt.
“This budget anticipates for the first time, a revenue flow to the city from the Hyatt operations,” said Layton.
I recently attended one of the most avant-garde art events I've seen in Wichita for some time. This event brought together local art, music, and food trucks to Abode Venue for a dynamic night of cutting edge culture.
Composer Carl Stalling created some of the most recognizable musical scores of the last century, the sounds that fueled many Saturday mornings and weekday afternoons.
[Music: Carl Stalling: “Coyote and Road Runner”]
You may not know Carl Stalling’s name but you do know his work. He was the composer who scored the music for Warner Brothers’ Looney Tunes cartoons, the music that was the perfect accompaniment to sugar-cereal-fueled Saturday mornings, the music we associate with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn, and their various escapades.