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12:01 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

KU Joins Technology Service To Give Faculty, Students Wireless Access Abroad

KU has connected Eduroam, a service that allows faculty and students to log onto a wireless network at any other participating research or education institution. Conversely, visitors from Eduroam partner institutions can connect to KU's wireless network.

Eduroam started Europe and now boasts 6,000 member organizations in 58 countries, including 78 institutions in the U.S. KU is one of only a few schools in the Midwest using the service.

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Commentary
7:47 am
Mon January 7, 2013

At Play Theatre Roundup: 1/7 - 1/20

Wichita’s Forum Theatre presents The Mystery of Irma Vep January 10 through February 3 with Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees. Hailed as "the funniest two hours on any stage" by The New York Times, this comedy is a send-up to every B-rated Gothic Horror film ever made and the theatre of the ridiculous. This production features actors Ray Wills and Monte Wheeler.

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Government
6:30 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Brownback Fills Vacancy On Medical Board

Gov. Sam Brownback has named Dr. Joel Hutchins of Holton, Kan., to the State Board of Healing Arts.

The northeast Kansas physician will serve a four-year term on the 15-member board, which licenses and regulates physicians.

Hutchins will replace Dr. Nancy Welsh of Topeka. Welsh was appointed by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. She stepped down in November, after serving on the board since 2004.

Hutchins is a former Air Force pilot who has practiced medicine for more than 20 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Wichita City Council
5:50 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Vacated Wichita City Council Seat To Be Filled This Week

Four candidates from District IV will be considered this week for the interim Wichita City Council seat.

Michael O'Donnell vacated his seat on the city council when he was elected to serve in the Kansas State Senate this fall.

Candidates Joshua Blick, Jeff Blubaugh, Paul Gray and Stan Reeser were all nominated by the District IV Advisory Board. Three of the candidates were interviewed last week by the board at a public forum in south Wichita.

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News
5:22 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Top Morning News 01.07.12

Wichita City Council seat to be filled; Browback names member to Board of Healing Arts; Thousands no longer receive state benefits due to stricter policies.

Vacated Wichita City Council Seat To Be Filled This Week

Four candidates from District IV will be considered this week for the interim Wichita City Council seat. Michael O'Donnell vacated his seat when he was elected to serve in the state Senate.

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Crime
6:06 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Study Finds Racial Disparities Persist In Kansas Juvenile Justice System

The preliminary results of a statewide assessment on the overrepresentation of minority youth in Kansas’ juvenile justice system will be presented at a community forum next week.

The forum is an event to solicit community input and present research findings from a study commissioned by the state of Kansas on disproportionate minority contact- or DMC.

DMC occurs when minority youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system at a higher rate than their white counterparts.

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News
5:25 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Top Morning News 01.04.13

 Largest wind farm in Kansas now operational; Study finds racial disparities persist in state juvenile system; Senator Roberts no longer on ag panel; Lesser prairie chicken listed as threatened by federal agency.

States Largest Wind Farm Now Operational

The largest wind farm ever built in Kansas is now fully operational.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Richard Crowson: An Imaginary Cliff

For 35 years I’ve been a political cartoonist so I know a little bit about false dichotomies. Cartoonists are in the business of depicting current events in black-and-white terms.

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Health
9:46 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Brownback Says State’s Low Public Health Preparedness Ranking Too Harsh

Gov. Sam Brownback and others in his administration are challenging a recent national report that ranked Kansas low for public health preparedness.

The critical report was issued by the non-profit Trust for America's Health. In it, Kansas and Montana tied for last place in rankings of public health preparedness. That means the state isn't as prepared as others to respond to public health threats, such as infectious diseases, food-borne illnesses, bio-terrorism, even extreme weather events.

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Science
6:19 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Kansas Profs Help Make Case For 775 Solar Event

Two Kansas professors are making the case that a major solar burst may have happened more than 1,200 years ago.

Brian Thomas of Washburn University and Adrian Melott of the University of Kansas became interested after reading that tree samples from the years 774 and 775 showed a spike in the amount of carbon-14 in the atmosphere.

The Japanese scientists who made the discovery ruled out a major solar event based on their calculations.

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