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  • Kansas’ 1st District race a referendum on ‘new breed’ of GOP politician, political expert says

    Wichita Eagle: News
    Dion Lefler
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    One of the nation’s most agrarian congressional districts is looking at a barn-burner of a Republican primary, with 1st District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp facing a spirited challenge from career school administrator Alan LaPolice.The race really breaks down to a question of style, according to Chapman Rackaway, professor of political science at Fort Hays State University and an expert on the sprawling congressional district.“It’s a referendum on the new breed of Republican politician, who is fight first and compromise only when forced,” Rackaway said. “And…
  • Wichita high school students taking Inge plays to Scotland for festival

    Wichita Eagle: Top Stories
    Matt Riedl
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    They’re putting the Inge in Fringe.Or at least that’s what a group of theater students from the Independent School hope to do when they travel to Scotland this week to perform plays by the Kansas-born playwright.The students have been preparing for their performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since January, Independent Theatre director Emily Ottoway said. It’s the first time a group of students from Wichita will perform at the Edinburgh festival, which bills itself as the “largest arts festival in the world.”Read more
  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    Wichita Eagle: News Updates
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz said. His identity was not immediately released.Dietz did not immediately know the cause of death and couldn't immediately confirm whether the man was a swimmer pulled from the water and given CPR by lifeguards.Read more
  • Families speak out after 3 dead in fatal crash

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    Kianga Kelley
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    WICHITA, Kansas – Three people are dead after the driver of an SUV ran a red light, smashing into a vehicle with five people inside. A fishing pole in the form of a cross sits on the side of Maple near Tracy street. Its surrounded by flowers and teddy bears placed by friends, and even strangers. And just to the side of it, is a mother too vulnerable to show her face on camera. “You don’t think it’s going to happen to you. But it can be anyone at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Artys, the mother of one of the a victims. Artys is the mother of 26 year old Jake…
  • Hurricane Hernan forms in Pacific off Mexico

    Wichita News
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Hernan was about 330 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula at midafternoon and was moving to the northwest at 15 mph .
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  • Kansas’ 1st District race a referendum on ‘new breed’ of GOP politician, political expert says

    Dion Lefler
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:13 pm
    One of the nation’s most agrarian congressional districts is looking at a barn-burner of a Republican primary, with 1st District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp facing a spirited challenge from career school administrator Alan LaPolice.The race really breaks down to a question of style, according to Chapman Rackaway, professor of political science at Fort Hays State University and an expert on the sprawling congressional district.“It’s a referendum on the new breed of Republican politician, who is fight first and compromise only when forced,” Rackaway said. “And…
  • Both District 93 candidates overcame money problems

    Rick Plumlee
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Financial woes have led both Republican candidates in the District 93 primary for a state House seat to cut up their credit cards.Rep. Joe Edwards, who is completing his first term, filed for bankruptcy in 2009. That action was prompted by his inability to pay more than $500,000 in medical bills, which were incurred a decade earlier in his disabled daughter’s surgery, he said.John Whitmer, Edwards’ challenger in the Aug. 5 election, encountered financial trouble from a $28,000 medical bill after an auto accident and from the recession that sliced deep into his commissioned-based…
  • ‘Two very different kinds of mindsets’ come to fore in Pompeo, Tiahrt race (VIDEOS)

    Fred Mann
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    On a boiling afternoon in downtown Augusta, Mike Pompeo has finally rolled up the sleeves of his white dress shirt and loosened his tie as he visits stores and businesses along State Street.A man on crutches passes him on the sidewalk outside the Brick Street Bake Shoppe, then stops to shout back at the congressman he has just recognized: “Are you doing a good job for Kansas?” Pompeo halts, turns and smiles at the man.Read more
  • Officials: Few rapes reported, even fewer prosecuted

    Stan Finger
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted. When he finally left, the 56-year-old woman reported the rape to police. Her case stands out for two reasons:Rapes committed by perpetrators unknown to the victim account for less than 10 percent of all cases, local crime statistics show.Read more
  • Man killed self by stepping in front of train, police say

    Tim Potter
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    A man committed suicide by stepping in front of an oncoming train Saturday morning near Lincoln and Washington, police said.Police think the man, who was 33, was homeless, said Wichita police Sgt. Brian Sigman. Police said later Saturday that the man’s family has been notified, but his name is not yet being released. Shortly before 8 a.m., police received a report of a pedestrian-train accident in the 800 block of East Lincoln, just west of Washington. Police found a man’s body, and he was pronounced dead at 8:03 a.m. Based on witness statements, police think it was a suicide,…
 
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  • Wichita high school students taking Inge plays to Scotland for festival

    Matt Riedl
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    They’re putting the Inge in Fringe.Or at least that’s what a group of theater students from the Independent School hope to do when they travel to Scotland this week to perform plays by the Kansas-born playwright.The students have been preparing for their performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since January, Independent Theatre director Emily Ottoway said. It’s the first time a group of students from Wichita will perform at the Edinburgh festival, which bills itself as the “largest arts festival in the world.”Read more
  • Public interviews set for Kansas Supreme Court applicants

    Shelby Reynolds
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Kansas Supreme Court will be interviewed Aug. 4 and 5 in Topeka in the first interview session open to the public, according to a news release from the Office of Judicial Administration.The Supreme Court Nominating Commission – an eight-person board that will conduct the interviews – adopted new guidelines in 2010 to conduct interviews that are open to the public in an effort to increase public confidence in the appointment of a justice, said Lisa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Office of Judicial Administration.Two Wichitans are among 14…
  • Sandhill treat is plum full of taste, memories

    Beccy Tanner
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    It is not work for the faint-hearted.It means daring to leave asphalt in quest of sand roads, not blinking in the face of mosquitoes and chiggers nor flinching when fingers run afoul of thorny branches. It’s enduring the sun and high temperatures that cause sweat to drip.But once you have sandhill plums within your grasp, you won’t let them go. Read more
  • Vietnam veterans conference Aug. 5-9 in Wichita

    Beccy Tanner
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The national leadership and education conference for the Vietnam Veterans of America will be in Wichita Aug. 5-9.The conference, which takes place every two years, is expected to draw hundreds of veterans and their families to Wichita for seminars, meetings and other events. The group’s support organization, the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, is co-sponsoring the event.“I’m hoping 700 to 800 people will converge on Wichita,” said Jim Denison, a Vietnam veteran. “It is the first time it has been held in Wichita.”Read more
  • Three killed in two-car crash near Towne West Square

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    A two-car accident in west Wichita early Sunday morning has left three people dead, according to police. The accident occurred at about 2 a.m. at Maple and Tracy, near Towne West Square, an emergency dispatcher said. Wichita police told media at the scene that three people were thrown from one vehicle and were killed.Read more
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    Wichita Eagle: News Updates

  • Man dies after lightning strikes 14 in California

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.The man was taken from Venice Beach and pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz said. His identity was not immediately released.Dietz did not immediately know the cause of death and couldn't immediately confirm whether the man was a swimmer pulled from the water and given CPR by lifeguards.Read more
  • Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

    TIM TALLEY and BRADY McCOMBS
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:24 pm
    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin Monday in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue against the FBI. He says the agency won't release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building…
  • Father killed while walking on Fla. beach when small plane crash-lands

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    A father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed Sunday on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.Wendy Rose, a spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, said the pilot and his only passenger weren't hurt when the Piper aircraft lost power and touched down Sunday afternoon near Venice Beach."A man and one of his children who were walking on the beach were apparently injured by the plane," said Rose. She said the Venice airport received a distress call at 2:45 p.m. Sunday that the plane…
  • Wichita high school students taking Inge plays to Scotland for festival

    Matt Riedl
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    They’re putting the Inge in Fringe.Or at least that’s what a group of theater students from the Independent School hope to do when they travel to Scotland this week to perform plays by the Kansas-born playwright.The students have been preparing for their performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since January, Independent Theatre director Emily Ottoway said. It’s the first time a group of students from Wichita will perform at the Edinburgh festival, which bills itself as the “largest arts festival in the world.”Read more
  • Public interviews set for Kansas Supreme Court applicants

    Shelby Reynolds
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Kansas Supreme Court will be interviewed Aug. 4 and 5 in Topeka in the first interview session open to the public, according to a news release from the Office of Judicial Administration.The Supreme Court Nominating Commission – an eight-person board that will conduct the interviews – adopted new guidelines in 2010 to conduct interviews that are open to the public in an effort to increase public confidence in the appointment of a justice, said Lisa Taylor, spokeswoman for the Office of Judicial Administration.Two Wichitans are among 14…
 
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  • Families speak out after 3 dead in fatal crash

    Kianga Kelley
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    WICHITA, Kansas – Three people are dead after the driver of an SUV ran a red light, smashing into a vehicle with five people inside. A fishing pole in the form of a cross sits on the side of Maple near Tracy street. Its surrounded by flowers and teddy bears placed by friends, and even strangers. And just to the side of it, is a mother too vulnerable to show her face on camera. “You don’t think it’s going to happen to you. But it can be anyone at the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Artys, the mother of one of the a victims. Artys is the mother of 26 year old Jake…
  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    The Associated Press
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research. The professors said in a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration that a clarification the agency issued last month on rules model aircraft hobbyists must follow would eliminate the ability of researchers to use small unmanned aircraft on low-altitude flights over private property. Model aircraft have increased in sophistication and capability to the point that they are virtually indistinguishable from small drones. And the price…
  • Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

    The Associated Press
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:18 pm
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management in Tennessee’s Claiborne County tells The Associated Press that searchers are going door to door amid debris of ruined homes Sunday night in the community of Speedwell. She says the county sheriff and his wife tool refuge in their basement when their home was among those destroyed. She says he went to work at a command post.
  • Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

    The Associated Press
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards says a cable on one of the Skyhawk ride’s carriages disconnected late Saturday. One rider was treated at a hospital and released. The other rider was treated at the scene. Skyhawk has two giant arms that swing riders at speeds up to 60 mph. The park says the ride was closed temporarily in 2013 for an unrelated reason. Edwards says Skyhawk will remain closed until an investigation into…
  • Dealership owner beaten in bad car deal dies

    Brian Miller
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) – Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night, a day after the beating. Customer Daniel Lastarza was charged Friday with two felony assault counts in Providence District Court. Police say the charges will now be upgraded to murder. The 48-year-old Lastarza had been ordered held without bail in connection with a previous probation violation. It wasn’t clear…
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  • Hurricane Hernan forms in Pacific off Mexico

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Hernan was about 330 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula at midafternoon and was moving to the northwest at 15 mph .
  • Chinese delegates sign memo with Wichita

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Delegates from Xi'an , China, visited with Wichita officials on Thursday to sign a memorandum of understanding that the two cities will develop economic and trade opportunities centered on aviation.
  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    The State Department on Sunday released images it said shows blast marks from where rockets were launched and craters where they landed.
  • Wichita poet's debut collection is rich and resonant

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Memory is one of the poet's strongest tools. By recapturing the past, the poet in effect stops time, seizing a moment, then plumbing its depths on the strength of his or her prosody – the diction, imagery, metaphor and rhyme that traditionally have imparted kinetic energy to the poem.
  • Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home

    27 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Zia Durani, spokesman for the provincial police chief of Kandahar province, said a group of suicide bombers launched the attack early Sunday from a school building near Gen.
 
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    Wichita Eagle: Crime andamp; Courts

  • Man pleads guilty in break-in in which elderly woman was raped

    Beccy Tanner
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in connection to the break-in of a residence and the rape of a 76-year-old woman last summer.The trial of John Thompson was scheduled to begin Monday, but he pleaded guilty instead. He is scheduled to be sentenced by District Judge Ben Burgess on Aug. 12.Co-defendant Marquatesz Redmon, 18, is charged with rape and several other crimes. Redmon’s trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 4.Read more
  • Officials: Few rapes reported, even fewer prosecuted

    Stan Finger
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    The intruder woke her in her bedroom early on a recent Sunday morning. He had a gun, he told her, and he forced her to do what he wanted. When he finally left, the 56-year-old woman reported the rape to police. Her case stands out for two reasons:Rapes committed by perpetrators unknown to the victim account for less than 10 percent of all cases, local crime statistics show.Read more
  • Newton man waives hearing in toddler’s car-seat death

    Amy Renee Leiker
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    A Newton man charged with recklessly killing his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter, who was found dead after being left alone to nap in a car seat, has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will face a jury trial on Aug. 25.Jason M. Bugner, 21, is charged with a count of involuntary manslaughter in the Aug. 30, 2012, death of Farrah Pendland. According to an amended autopsy report dated September 2013, the girl died by strangulation after she was fastened into a car seat by only its top buckles and placed on the edge of a futon mattress while Bugner visited with a friend in…
  • Jonathan and Reginald Carr death sentences overturned

    Amy Renee Leiker
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned death sentences for Jonathan and Reginald Carr, brothers convicted of murdering five people in one of Wichita’s most notorious crime sprees. The state’s high court in separate rulings issued Friday unanimously struck down three of each man’s four capital murder convictions in the Dec. 15, 2000, execution-style killings of four people in a snow-covered soccer field. A remaining capital murder conviction for each man was upheld by the court, but the death sentence connected to it was vacated after a 6-1 majority said the district…
  • State Supreme Court to issue ruling Friday on Carr brothers’ appeals

    Rick Plumlee
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    After years of legal wrangling, the Kansas Supreme Court is scheduled to issue its opinion Friday on the appeals of convicted Wichita murderers Jonathan and Reginald Carr.The decision comes 12 years after the Carr brothers were convicted in one of the most notorious crimes in Wichita history. Jonathan Carr, 34, and Reginald Carr, 36, raised dozens of issues in their appeals.Read more
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  • Wichita weather: Sizzling climb toward 100

    Stan Finger
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Wichita could see its second triple-digit day of the year on Friday, forecasters say. Gusty south winds topping 30 miles an hour at times will help feed the rise in temperature. Overnight lows will only drop to the upper half of the 70s before Saturday delivers another potential 100-degree day, forecasters say. South-southwesterly winds will again play their part in the heating, gusting above 25 miles an hour. A front will push through later in the day, bringing a chance of rain and notably cooler temperatures. Highs on Sunday will be in the low 90s and in the upper 80s on Monday, forecasters…
  • Wichita weather: Sunny and hot

    Stan Finger
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    After an unexpectedly cloudy and cool day on Wednesday, Wichita will see more sunshine on Thursday. Highs will be in the mid-90s, forecasters say, with southerly winds gusting to about 20 miles an hour. Lows will be in the mid-70s overnight, but southerly winds won’t ease. In fact, gusts will push into the mid-20s. Friday will be hot, with highs topping 100, forecasters say. The heat index could approach 105 in the Wichita area. Saturday could see another 100-degree day in Wichita, forecasters say. For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.
  • Wichita weather: A bit cooler, but not much

    Stan Finger
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Conditions will be slightly better in the Wichita area Wednesday than over the past two days, forecasters say. Highs will only be in the mid-90s under sunny skies, with light northerly winds. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s under partly cloudy skies. Thursday will have highs in the mid-90s, forecasters say, but southerly winds will gain strength during the day. Steady breezes will be in the teens with gusts reaching 25 miles an hour. Friday will see a fresh surge of heat, with highs climbing near 100 again. For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.
  • When storm chasers talk about signs warning of tornadoes…….

    Stan Finger
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    ……this is not what they mean:
  • Wichita weather: Hot and muggy

    Stan Finger
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Wichita may just log its second 100-degree day of the year on Tuesday, but even if the high stays in the upper 90s it’ll still feel like triple digits. The heat index is expected to climb several degrees above 100 in the Wichita area Tuesday, forecasters say, and central Kansas could see the heat index creep near 110. Sunny skies and light south-southwesterly breezes will help push the temperature close to 100. Overnight lows will only drop to the mid-70s under mostly clear skies, but a front moving through the region will drop highs on Wednesday several degrees to the mid-90s.
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  • Wichita City Council waffling on fall sales tax vote

    Bill Wilson
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    The Wichita City Council, confronted with bad poll numbers on a loosely-defined $80 million jobs development fund, may not ask for a public vote this fall on a one-cent sales tax. With two weeks left until the council must make a decision on a referendum — on Aug. 5 — council members say the jobs fund looks more and more like a poison pill that could drag down any vote in November on the sales tax. The proposed tax hike would fund a new water supply, a street improvement program dubbed “roads…
  • Photos from the 40 Under 40 class of 2014 mixer

    Kellen Jenkins
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Photos from the 40 Under 40 class of 2014 mixer
  • AOPA wants to drive aviation passion by lowering the cost

    Daniel McCoy
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is getting into the refurbishment business. Through what it calls “Reimagined Aircraft” operated by a community, AOPA is hoping to help create more affordable options for aircraft ownership. By taking old planes and updating them for use by entities like flying clubs and flight schools, or by multiple private owners, the organization believes the cost of operating the aircraft can be pushed down to $65 an hour including fuel. The goal, said organization…
  • Anthony downtown project moving forward with the help of Wichita developers

    Josh Heck
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    A stalled project to redevelop a historic section of downtown Anthony has new-found momentum. Wichita-based Tru-Building Inc. is moving forward with its plans to reconstruct a 42,000 square-foot building in the heart of Anthony. The two-story building will be divided into 10 separate spaces that will eventually house tenants. Tru-Building is constructing the shell of the building. Wichita’s Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture is the architect for the $3.5 million project. The building will…
  • Cessna says Latitude program milestones all on or ahead of schedule

    Daniel McCoy
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    Cessna Aircraft Co. on Friday said its Citation Latitude program is well on-track as several recent milestones have come in on or ahead of schedule. Most recently, the second production aircraft made its first flight. That makes it the third plane to enter the test fleet and the first that will have a full cabin layout and systems. The company also said in a press release the Latitude will make its public debut in October at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando. Cessna,…
 
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  • Updated: Kangaroo Express stores to celebrate Hot Dog Day

    Julie Doll
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Editor’s note: This item has been changed to correct the stores that will be participating in the promotion. Kangaroo Express convenience stores will celebrate National Hot Dog Day Wednesday with special prizes and festivities, including a free hot dog for any customer with a military ID. The free hot dogs also will be available to store customers who show a Kangaroo Express mobile app on their phone, according to a news release from the company. The offer is good at Kangaroo Express stores, including those operating under the Presto name in Wichita. Participating locations in Wichita,…
  • It’s sign-up time for Chamber’s Exposure

    Julie Doll
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Businesses that want to participate in Exposure – an event organized by the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce – have until July 31 to sign up and get the chamber’s early-bird rates. Exposure is a business-to-business event for chamber members that provides an opportunity to network with other business people and create awareness about Wichita companies. Last year’s expo drew nearly 200 exhibitors. The event this year runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at Century II, in Expo Hall. According to information on the chamber website, exhibit space begins at $150, and standard booths…
  • Say cheese. New Sam’s Club to open Thursday

    Julie Doll
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:59 am
    Sam’s Club isn’t afraid of cheesy. To celebrate the opening of its new store in west Wichita, it has invited cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann to put chisel to cheddar to create characters from the “The Wizard of Oz.” According to a news release, Kaufmann will be working on a 500-pound Wisconsin Mammoth block of cheddar Thursday. She also will be working on her sculpture Saturday. Store customers can watch and sample some Wisconsin cheddar. Sam’s Club, at the corner of 29th and Maize Road, will have its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the release.
  • Boeing will offer bigger bins for all that carry-on luggage

    Julie Doll
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Business travelers and vacationers who fly could find more room to stuff their belongings in overhead bins starting in late next year. Boeing announced this week it would offer what it’s calling Space Bins, which provide more room for carry-on bags. The larger bins will be available as an optional feature on new Next-Generation 737s and 737 MAX airplanes, according to a news release from the company. Each of the larger Space Bins will stow six bags, based on a standard size carry-on bag measuring 9 inches by 14 inches by 22 inches, according to the company. Alaska Airlines is the launch…
  • Ayars family to host memorial reception in Lincoln for Pat Ayars

    Julie Doll
    30 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    The family of R. Patrick Ayars will have a memorial reception in honor of the longtime Wichita businessman in Lincoln, Neb., June 6. Mr. Ayars, a native of Nebraska, died March 12 at age 55. He was co-founder of Oxford Senior Living and was active in the Wichita area business community in a number of other official and unofficial capacities. The reception in Lincoln will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ayars & Ayars, 2436 N. 48th in Lincoln. According to his daughter Caroline Ayars, the reception is intended to give friends and colleagues a chance to pay their respects and “remember the…
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  • High school watch lists

    Joanna
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    By Joanna Chadwick The Wichita Eagle There’s a bazillion watch lists out there for college football, so I thought that there should be watch lists for high school athletes, too. But the difference is that the watch lists won’t be created by me — they’ll be created by you! This is what I’ve gotten so far from Twitter. If you want to add to the list — players or a different watch list — e-mail me at jchadwick@wichitaeagle.com or tweet @joannachadwick or write on my Facebook post on Joanna Chadwick VarsityKansas. This is meant to be fun and to bring…
  • Running back Curtis Whitten will transfer to Derby

    Joanna
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:05 am
    By Joanna Chadwick The Wichita Eagle Curtis Whitten, who will be a senior, plans to transfer to Derby. He moved with his father to Derby and will play football and baseball. Whitten, who played at Heights his first three seasons, was also an All-Metro selection as a center fielder at Heights in May and helped lead the Falcons to the Class 5A tournament. Whitten rushed for 728 yards his sophomore season, but suffered a knee injury early in the 2013 season opener. He came back later in the season and had 21 carries, 157 yards. He has offers from Georgia Tech and Alabama State for baseball.
  • Announcing the 2014 Wichita Eagle/VarsityKansas.com All-Metro baseball team

    Joanna
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    By Joanna Chadwick The Wichita Eagle The selections have been made for the 2014 All-Metro baseball team, and it was not easy. Scott Paske, the Eagle’s beat writer for baseball, not only went through all the nomination forms from coaches in the three-county area of Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey, but he spoke to coaches and other media members, as well. Congrats to all the players who were named. Jordan Dingman, Northwest Bryce Fischer, Carroll Brady Hoover, Maize Tyler Jones, Andale Keylan Killgore, Heights Jordan Miller, Carroll Cooper Minnick, Bluestem Braden Minor, Eisenhower Taylor…
  • Announcing the 2014 Wichita Eagle/VarsityKansas.com All-Metro softball team

    Joanna
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:22 pm
    By Joanna Chadwick The Wichita Eagle   The selections have been made for the 2014 All-Metro softball team, and it was not easy. I not only went through all the nomination forms from coaches in the three-county area of Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey, but spoke to coaches, as well as watched as many different teams as possible. Congrats to all the players who were named. Morgan Bohanan, Goddard Lauren Buchanan, Carroll Brittany Finney, Carroll Kylie Fox, Southeast Megan Graf, Goddard Emily Griggs, Maize Jessi Haffner, Carroll Hunter Hogan, Carroll Bailey Holt, Mulvane Miranda Rohleder,…
  • Announcing the 2014 All-Metro Girls soccer team

    Joanna
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    By Joanna Chadwick The Wichita Eagle The selections have been made for the 2014 All-Metro girls soccer team, and it was not easy. Taylor Eldridge, the Eagle’s beat writer for soccer, not only went through all the nomination forms from coaches in the three-county area of Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey, but he spoke to coaches, as well. Congrats to all the players who were named.   Courtney Boswell, Kapaun Hadley Davis, Maize Grace Hagan, Kapaun Katie McClure, Maize Grace Linton, Trinity Shiloh Miller, Trinity Kelsey Quick, Maize Jami Reichenberger, Carroll Jada Scott, Heights Rosa…
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  • Sen. Jerry Moran: Need a balanced approach on lesser prairie chickens

    Sen. Jerry Moran
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    We received word this spring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director that the lesser prairie chicken would be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. This is not welcome news, as the listing has real consequences for a number of Kansas industries.Oil and gas development is one Kansas industry already being impacted by the new regulations. For example, Vess Oil Corp. has ceased drilling in western Kansas (June 4 Eagle).For Kansas farmers and ranchers like Jarvis Garetson, who farms in Haskell, Gray and Finney counties, the lesser prairie chicken listing will…
  • Opinion Line (July 27)

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    E-mail comments, 50 words or fewer, to opline@wichitaeagle.com I’m voting for the first person who pronounces the word “Warshington.” That’s Kansas pronunciation values.Read more
  • Yael T. Abouhalkah: Job-growth data was inaccurate, outdated

    Yael T. Abouhalkah
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The tax-cutting efforts of the embattled Gov. Sam Brownback were praised in a recent commentary in the Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle by Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. (“ Nothing the matter with Kansas’ tax policy,” July 10 Opinion). However, my research shows Moore used outdated and inaccurate job-growth information.The wrong data undermined one of Moore’s arguments – that low-tax states have shown tremendous job gains and that employment often doesn’t grow as strongly…
  • H. Edward Flentje: Is state on right path to recovery?

    H. Edward Flentje
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The defining issue in upcoming state elections is each candidate’s position regarding “the path of our economic recovery.” So wrote state Rep. Steven Becker, R-Buhler, in a recent letter to the Hutchinson News.Does the candidate believe that Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax experiment has brought on deficit spending and downgraded credit, lagging economic growth, and inadequate funding of the state’s primary obligation, public education, and should be reassessed? Or does the candidate believe the governor’s plan is working just fine?Read more
  • Endorsements: U.S. Senate, U.S. House

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The following are The Eagle editorial board’s recommendations in the contested primaries for U.S. Senate and U.S. House. We offer these recommendations as information to consider as you make up your own mind about the candidates. U.S. Senate GOP primaryRead more
 
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  • Flying Magazine: Top 100 Warbirds

    Molly McMillin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Flying Magazine publishes its picks of the world’s top 100 Warbirds of all time. The publication calls the aircraft on the list “the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes.” Each plane is described with photos and its place in the line-up. You may not agree with all of the picks. But you’ll learn a lot. Number 100 is the Northrop P-61 Black Widow.      
  • Boeing finalizes order from Emirates for 150 777X jetliners

    Molly McMillin
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Boeing and Emirates Airline have finalized an order for 150 777Xs, valued at $56 billion at list prices, Boeing announced Wednesday. The order was first announced as a commitment at the Dubai Airshow last year.  Emirates is the largest 777 operator in the world. The order is for 115 777-9Xs and 35 777-8Xs. It also includes purchase rights for another 50 planes, which if exercised could increase the order’s value to about $75 billion at list prices. Spirit AeroSystems builds the 777′s forward fuselage in Wichita. The 777X is an upgraded version of the 777. The first 777X delivery…
  • Boeing delivers first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

    Molly McMillin
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Boeing delivered its first 787-9 Dreamliner Wednesday to launch customer Air New Zealand, the company said. The milestone was marked by a celebration in Everett, Wash., attended by about 1,000 employees, airline executives and guests. Spirit AeroSystems builds the plane’s composite nose section in Wichita. The delivery of the 787-9 is the first of 10 planes on order from Air New Zealand and are part of the airline’s fleet modernization effort. The 787-9 is a derivative of Boeing’s 787-8. The version is stretched by 20 feet and will carry up to 40 more passengers an…
  • So far, all is quiet at Spirit AeroSystems

    Molly McMillin
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Despite lots of rumors and anxiety, it appears all is quiet at Spirit AeroSystems, the day rumored to be a day of a big announcement. “We don’t comment about rumors, and have no announcements to make at this time,” Ken Evans, Spirit spokesman, said this morning. In June, Todd Tiahrt, who is running for the 4th Congressional District seat, said sources told him that Spirit appears to be exploring the sale of its metal fabrication work to an outside company. Tiahrt has been getting calls from concerned employees, he said, including some who told him they had attended meetings…
  • KC law firm launches unmanned aircraft systems practice

    Molly McMillin
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:32 am
    It’s a sign of the times. Husch Blackwell, a Kansas City, Mo., law firm, has added an Unmanned Aircraft Systems area to its practice. The firm will help commercial business users and manufacturers navigate the requirements for UAS and unmanned aerial vehicle use, it said. It can assist clients in legal, privacy and regulatory issues, the firm said in a statement. The team includes former fighter pilots, component and software developers and data analysts. A growing number of businesses and government agencies are interested in the use of drones in a broad array of industries, such as…
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  • Recapping The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2: The Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 A.J. Gaither, the Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand, Not A Planet Knuckleheads, Kansas City Friday, July 25, 2014 More photos from last night here A.J. Gaither could have played the full six and a half hours of The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 if we would have let him. Gaither opened up the evening at Knuckleheads with a set that was as full of sound and energy as the acts that would follow – impressive, considering his one-man-band status.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is at Riot Room on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    When three of the five original members of a band abandon ship, is it still technically the same band? Do you keep the original name and soldier on, or do you call it a day and stake out some new project?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Approach, a Pitch Music Awards nominee, has a new instrumental hip-hop album

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Never one to sit still (except, uh, in the above photo), Lawrence's Approach - a Pitch Music Awards nominee in the hip-hop/rap category - has just come out with a new mixtape. It's an instrumental hip-hop record, and it flows as smoothly as a river of butter under a hot summer sun.  For real.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Sluts release a new EP at Replay Lounge on Saturday

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ryan Wise and Kris Dover know exactly what comes up first in your Google search when you type in their band's name. This delightful disregard for good manners (and shared computers) spills over into the Sluts' music, which is basically a mess of greasy-haired, potty-mouthed grunge rock.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Utilitarian Workshop will close its West Side storefront

    David Hudnall
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    It was just about a year ago that we wrote about design studio/retail co-op Utilitarian Workshop opening a retail storefront on the West Side, at 1659 Summit.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Recapping The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2: The Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 A.J. Gaither, the Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand, Not A Planet Knuckleheads, Kansas City Friday, July 25, 2014 More photos from last night here A.J. Gaither could have played the full six and a half hours of The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 if we would have let him. Gaither opened up the evening at Knuckleheads with a set that was as full of sound and energy as the acts that would follow – impressive, considering his one-man-band status.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is at Riot Room on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    When three of the five original members of a band abandon ship, is it still technically the same band? Do you keep the original name and soldier on, or do you call it a day and stake out some new project?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Approach, a Pitch Music Awards nominee, has a new instrumental hip-hop album

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Never one to sit still (except, uh, in the above photo), Lawrence's Approach - a Pitch Music Awards nominee in the hip-hop/rap category - has just come out with a new mixtape. It's an instrumental hip-hop record, and it flows as smoothly as a river of butter under a hot summer sun.  For real.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Sluts release a new EP at Replay Lounge on Saturday

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ryan Wise and Kris Dover know exactly what comes up first in your Google search when you type in their band's name. This delightful disregard for good manners (and shared computers) spills over into the Sluts' music, which is basically a mess of greasy-haired, potty-mouthed grunge rock.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Utilitarian Workshop will close its West Side storefront

    David Hudnall
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    It was just about a year ago that we wrote about design studio/retail co-op Utilitarian Workshop opening a retail storefront on the West Side, at 1659 Summit.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Recapping The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2: The Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand and more

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 A.J. Gaither, the Pedaljets, Katy Guillen and the Girls, the Grisly Hand, Not A Planet Knuckleheads, Kansas City Friday, July 25, 2014 More photos from last night here A.J. Gaither could have played the full six and a half hours of The Pitch Music Showcase Night No. 2 if we would have let him. Gaither opened up the evening at Knuckleheads with a set that was as full of sound and energy as the acts that would follow – impressive, considering his one-man-band status.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is at Riot Room on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    When three of the five original members of a band abandon ship, is it still technically the same band? Do you keep the original name and soldier on, or do you call it a day and stake out some new project?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Approach, a Pitch Music Awards nominee, has a new instrumental hip-hop album

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Never one to sit still (except, uh, in the above photo), Lawrence's Approach - a Pitch Music Awards nominee in the hip-hop/rap category - has just come out with a new mixtape. It's an instrumental hip-hop record, and it flows as smoothly as a river of butter under a hot summer sun.  For real.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • The Sluts release a new EP at Replay Lounge on Saturday

    Natalie Gallagher
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Ryan Wise and Kris Dover know exactly what comes up first in your Google search when you type in their band's name. This delightful disregard for good manners (and shared computers) spills over into the Sluts' music, which is basically a mess of greasy-haired, potty-mouthed grunge rock.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Utilitarian Workshop will close its West Side storefront

    David Hudnall
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    It was just about a year ago that we wrote about design studio/retail co-op Utilitarian Workshop opening a retail storefront on the West Side, at 1659 Summit.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Ramon Clemente makes national roster again

    Paul Suellentrop
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Great news I made the National Team again to play in the Centro Basket in Mexico next week — Ramon Clemente ?? (@RamonClemente) July 26, 2014   Former Shocker Ramon Clemente announced his inclusion on the roster for Puerto Rico’s team in the Centrobasket Championship in Mexico starting Aug. 1.
  • You don’t say

    Carrie Rengers
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    “In our town of 10,000 people, we have the kind of lifestyle filmmakers try to re-create.” – An excerpt of a winning essay, “Say Hello to Haysville,” that Susan Armstrong of Armstrong Chamberlin Strategic Marketing wrote for a Shelter Insurance contest
  • Panda Express to open at Derby Marketplace

    Carrie Rengers
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    WICHITA — Panda Express is going to open a third Wichita-area restaurant, this time in Derby. The fast casual concept will go in the Derby Marketplace at Meadowlark and Rock Road. Panda will be in 2,350 square feet on the opposite end of the building where Starbucks is. There’s another 3,200 square feet left to lease in the building. The California-based Panda entered the Wichita market in 2010 with stores on Maize Road in front of Academy Sports & Outdoors and at One Kellogg Place on East Kellogg. Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons represents the chain in the Wichita area.
  • Flying Magazine: Top 100 Warbirds

    Molly McMillin
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    Flying Magazine publishes its picks of the world’s top 100 Warbirds of all time. The publication calls the aircraft on the list “the best, most influential, fastest, most powerful, most effective and most revered fighting airplanes.” Each plane is described with photos and its place in the line-up. You may not agree with all of the picks. But you’ll learn a lot. Number 100 is the Northrop P-61 Black Widow.      
  • So they said

    Rhonda Holman
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    “It’s law. It’s going to happen.” – Gov. Sam Brownback (in photo), saying he opposes the proposal of his Democratic challenger, House Minority Leader Paul Davis, to postpone additional scheduled state income tax cuts “Western Kansas sees it as not real Kansas.” – Kansas Republican Party executive director Clay Barker, to the Hill newspaper, about Johnson County, home to U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf “Rolling into Dodge City. I wonder if there are any recliners for rent.” – Wolf, tweeting a dig at Sen. Pat Roberts’ February statement that he has “full access to…
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  • So they said

    Rhonda Holman
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    “It’s law. It’s going to happen.” – Gov. Sam Brownback (in photo), saying he opposes the proposal of his Democratic challenger, House Minority Leader Paul Davis, to postpone additional scheduled state income tax cuts “Western Kansas sees it as not real Kansas.” – Kansas Republican Party executive director Clay Barker, to the Hill newspaper, about Johnson County, home to U.S. Senate candidate Milton Wolf “Rolling into Dodge City. I wonder if there are any recliners for rent.” – Wolf, tweeting a dig at Sen. Pat Roberts’ February statement that he has “full access to…
  • Candidate endorsements being released

    Phillip Brownlee
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    The Eagle editorial board has begun releasing its endorsements for contested primaries. Thursday’s endorsements were for Kansas House races in Sedgwick County. Friday’s will be for Sedgwick County Commission and District Court. Saturday’s will be for Kansas governor, secretary of state and insurance commissioner. On Sunday we will endorse for U.S. Senate and U.S. House. The endorsements that really matter are by voters in the Aug. 5 primary.
  • Court lacking diversity

    Rhonda Holman
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    The glaring lack of ethnic and gender diversity on the Sedgwick County District Court bench came up during Tuesday’s forum for judicial candidates sponsored by the Wichita Women Attorneys Association and League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro. Judge Gregory Waller, a Democrat who has two Republican challengers in the Aug. 5 primary, noted that when he was appointed by Gov. Joan Finney in 1993, he became the third African-American on the Sedgwick County bench (along with the late Robert Watson and Jennifer Jones, now administrative judge in Wichita Municipal Court). Now, Waller said, he is the…
  • New jobs report is nothing to brag about

    Phillip Brownlee
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Kansas Labor Secretary Lana Gordon said the state’s new jobs report was good news. “With another month of private-sector job growth, Kansas continues its comeback from the recession,” she said. The problem is that job growth is much slower than the national average and lower than in nearly all the surrounding states. The June report showed private-sector employment in Kansas grew only about 1.3 percent over the past year. Nationally, it grew 3 percent. What’s more, Kansas was one of only nine states that had fewer jobs at the end of June than it did seven months ago. The unemployment…
  • Health compact another grievance against Brownback

    Rhonda Holman
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Saying “it is OK to support a high-quality Democrat for governor,” former Kansas Senate President Steve Morris (in photo) explained to the Garden City Telegram that the concerns that led him to join the more than 100 Republicans endorsing Democrat Paul Davis over Gov. Sam Brownback went beyond the “huge deficits” that are likely because of the 2012 income tax cuts and the ongoing raid on transportation funds. He also pointed to the 2014 passage of the health care compact law, a multistate mutiny against the Affordable Care Act that could lead to Kansas taking over senior citizens’…
 
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