When French President Francois Mitterrand and his party are seated next to Daniel Mercier at a Parisian bistro, Daniel prolongs his meal to savor his close proximity to the man, imagining he is the fourth guest at the President’s table.
When Mitterrand inadvertently leaves his hat behind, Daniel takes possession of it, wearing it as his own.
A suicide bombing attempt took place this morning at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. Terry Lee Loewen was taken into custody after trying to drive a vehicle loaded with what he thought were explosives on to the parking lot.
Members of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Loewen after he attempted to enter the airport tarmac at 5:40 a.m. on Friday.
"There was no breach of Mid-Continent Airport's security," U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a press release. "At no time was the safety of travelers or members of the public placed in jeopardy."
Hawley Shoffner is a Wichita-based songwriter who claims comic books and Thin Lizzy as influences. She says that it’s easiest to write songs from the perspective of someone else. “They’re best,” she says, “when written from the perspective of Gena Rowlands or a vampire in sunglasses.” With a full length album behind her she has a new EP, called Tiger, that she’s eager to release.
My name is Hawley Shoffner. I am a songwriter. I play the ukulele, and the guitar and the piano and a 12-button accordion.
Two crop scientists from China are accused of trying to steal rice seed samples from a biopharmaceutical research facility in Kansas. Federal charges have been filed against the two men in U.S. District Court, in Kansas City, Kansas.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren will hear arguments on Friday in a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to change the national voter registration form for Kansas and Arizona.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Arizona counterpart Ken Bennett want instructions on the federal form that requires Kansas and Arizona residents to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
Kobach and Bennett want these changes made before next year's mid-term elections.
State officials on Thursday put on hold the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's purchases of two large parcels of land in northeast and southeast Kansas over concerns about the timing of the sales and lack of legislative input.
The state finance council delayed its decision after several legislators on the council said some of their colleagues questioned the purchases. The council includes top House and Senate leaders and Gov. Sam Brownback.
Out of the Furnace is rated by Entertainment Weekly as the eighth-best movie of the year, and it is well written, well photographed, well acted, and generally worth a lot of praise. It is a serious drama for grownup audiences.
But it is also thoroughly unpleasant, with unsympathetic characters, occasional ugly violence and some artsy camerawork that implies subtlety that isn't there.