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5:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 10/24 - 11/6

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.

This time: (Almost) all Halloween movies.

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Crime and Courts
3:45 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Judge Thomas Malone Named Chief Judge Of Kan. Court of Appeals

Judge Thomas Malone is the new chief judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals.

The Kansas Supreme Court announced today that Thomas Malone will replace Chief Judge Richard Greene, who died on October 7.

Malone has been acting chief judge since Greene became ill during the summer. He's served on the Court of Appeals since 2003. He practiced law in private practice in Wichita from 1979 through 1990, when he also taught business law courses at Newman University.

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Commentary
8:32 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Into It: Atmospheric Touch

Castle thunder recorded for Frankenstein in 1931 was used for decades in other work in film and television.
Wikipedia

Recycling audio has allowed directors to more easily create the worlds of their films. Just like in life, the sounds that influence the mood of a moment are often out of sight, off screen.

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News
6:13 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Top Morning News 10.23.12

TransCanada restarts oil flow through Keystone XL; Lead Democrats create their own portal for school funding reporting; Voters invited to tour Salt Museum in Hutch

TransCanada Restarts Keystone Pipeline

TransCanada has restarted the Keystone oil pipeline that carries about 590,000 barrels of crude oil each day from Canada to facilities in the Midwest. The pipeline passes through Kansas en route to Cushing, Oklahoma.

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Education
6:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Democrats Create Own Website For School Funding

Kansas legislative Democrats launched their own online survey on schools Monday, to counter a new website created by Governor Sam Brownback's administration.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley and House Minority Leader Paul Davis said their site will gather suggestions for finding school spending inefficiencies - like the governor's - but it will also collect success stories of how schools are operating.

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Business
2:57 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Registration Still Open For Skills Summit

The Kansas Department of Commerce said Monday registration remains open for the Kansas Skills Summit next Monday in Wichita.

The event will feature Gov. Sam Brownback and industry and workforce leaders. It will feature presentations and a roundtable discussion on the best ways to recruit and train a skilled workforce.

The goal of the summit is to develop a system of industry-endorsed, third party credentials that can be used by Kansas businesses to standardize the skills and knowledge workers bring to the labor market.

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News
6:33 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Top Morning News 10.22.12

Officer of the Repealer sets up tip site to gather suggestions from public; 6 GOP moderates endorse Minority Leader Anthony Hensley; KS graduated driver's licenses reduce teen accident rates

Kansas Repealer Office Sets Up Online Tip Site

The Kansas Office of the Repealer has joined a school efficiency task force in setting up a website to gather tips and suggestions from the public.

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Politics
6:13 am
Mon October 22, 2012

6 Outgoing Republicans Back Senate Democratic Leader's Re-election Bid

Six outgoing Kansas Republican state senators have endorsed the chamber's Democratic leader in his bid for re-election.

All six of those announcing their support Friday for Minority Leader Anthony Hensley are considered GOP moderates.

They include Senate Vice President John Vratil, who decided against running for re-election this year, and five who lost their primary races to Republican conservatives. Those five are Dwayne Umbarger, Jean Schodorf, Pete Brungardt, Roger Reitz and Ruth Teichman.

Health
6:02 am
Mon October 22, 2012

KHF Awards $1.5 Million To KU School Of Public Health

Fundraising efforts to establish a school of public health at the University of Kansas have received a big boost from the Kansas Health Foundation.

 

Commentary
5:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Book Review: The News From Spain

While you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, the illustration on the cover of the The News from Spain by Joan Wickersham is somewhat telling of what's inside. A single red ribbon on a black background ties each of the stories together through theme and repeated phrases. The ribbon flows with no bows or knots, bleeding off the page. Similar in design, these stories are not wrapped in tidy packages. Sometimes they begin with no introduction and end abruptly, leaving the reader to speculate about what will happen next.

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