Two Teens Survive Plane Crash in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Two teenagers were able to walk away following a crash landing onto a Kansas golf course. Wichita police told the Eagle newspaper that the rental plane was piloted by a 17-year-old boy on his way from Nashville,Tennessee, to Jabara Airport in Wichita on Friday. His passenger was an 18 year old woman. They crashed onto the 14th hole at the Tallgrass Country Club, narrowly missing nearby homes.
Quenette Cleared of School Policy Violation
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ A four-month investigation into a University of Kansas professor who used a racial slur in class, has concluded that the word was used in an educational context. the Lawrence journal-World reports that assistant communication studies professor Andrea Quenette was notified Friday by the university's Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access that she did not violate school policies. Quenette used the slur a day after a heated, university-wide town hall forum on race. She told her class that unlike other campuses, she hadn't seen the racial slur spray painted on walls at KU. A group of eight graduate students filed a discrimination complaint because of her use of the word and Quenette was put on paid leave while the university investigated.
General Mills Announcement Rattles Food Industry
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) _ General Mills' announced on Friday that it will start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients in order to comply with a Vermont Law. This has led some food companies to consider throwing in the towel, even as they hold out hope that Congress will find a national solution. Tiny Vermont is the first state to require such labeling, effective July first. The U.S. Senate voted 48-49 Wednesday against a bill that would have blocked such state laws.