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KPR Web Operations Friday, January 28th

It may be the costliest guilty plea yet in the University of Kansas ticket scandal. Charlette (shar-LET) Blubaugh (BLUE-baw) entered a guilty plea in federal court to one count of conspiracy to steal tickets for sporting events. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 27th

Kansas officially celebrates its 150th birthday this weekend. The state has less than one percent of the nation's population, and yet... in terms of its contributions to society, Kansas is quite possibly the most productive piece of land in the world. In the first of a two-part series, KPR's J. Schafer takes a look at Kansas from A to Z. KPR news intern Mark Arehart, a KU senior from Omaha, provided production assistance for this report.

KPR Web Operations Thursday, January 27th

Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have introduced a resolution in Congress asking the rest of the nation to take note of Kansas -- and its 150 years of statehood. More from KPR's J. Schafer. (Optional TAG for KPR) Speaking of the state's 150th anniversary, KPR's J. Schafer will take a look at Kansas contributions to society -- from A to Z -- coming up at ______ (6:40am / 8:40am), here on KPR.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

When Gil Meche signed a 5-year, 55-million dollar contract with the Kansas City Royals before the 2007 season, there were hopes that he would have his best years in baseball still to come. But with one year left on his deal, it hasn't happened and Meche has decided to retire. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has more.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Thousands of autoworkers in Kansas City are breathing a sigh of relief today (WED) after an announcement from Ford Motor Company that it will invest $400 million dollars in its Claycomo (clay-KOE-moe) assembly plant. More from KPR's J. Schafer.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Ford Mortor Company says it's investing $400 million dollars in its existing assembly plant in Kansas City. Ford's Vice President of Manufacturing, Jim Tetreault (TAY-troh), says the Claycomo (clay-KOE-moe) plant is being upgraded so it can produce a new vehicle. Tetreault (TAY-troh) wouldn't discuss details of the new vehicle coming to the Kansas City plant. Currently, the facility produces the F-series pick-up trucks and the Ford Escape, but production for the Escape is moving to a plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

Knology, Incorporated -- a Georgia-based cable TV company -- held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Lawrence today (TUE) to celebrate its entry into the local media marketplace. Knology acquired Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband last October. Knology CEO Rodger Johnson says other than the name change, customers won't see many changes. Knology paid about $165 million to acquire Sunflower Broadband. The sale included Sunflower's cable and phone service as well as Channel Six News and Free State production facilities.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, January 18th

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KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for its Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). The program helps low income people with their winter heating bills. It particularly targets persons with disabilities, the elderly and families with children. Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for S-R-S. Anyone already receiving any kind of help from S-R-S should be receiving an application for the LIEAP (LEEP) program in the mail. Others who think they might qualify should contact an SRS office.

KPR Web Operations Monday, January 17th

The cold weather has many people and families in Kansas looking for help with their heating bills through a program called the Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP (LEEP). Michelle Ponce (PAWN-say) is a spokesperson for the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. SRS began accepting applications for LIEAP last week. Anyone already receiving SRS benefits should automatically receive and application packet in the mail. Anyone else that might qualify for the program should contact the nearest SRS office. The program is geared toward helping persons with disabilities, the...

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