Archive for Monday, September 17, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
A small tag on a monarch butterfly will help track the butterfly’s migration through the United States and into Mexico for winter. The Monarch Watch’s tagging event saw fewer monarchs this year. Fewer butterflies this year at Monarch Watch’s tagging event
September 15, 2012
At the annual Monarch Watch tagging event Saturday morning, there was a lot of watching — but not so many monarchs.
6:00 a.m.
Carter Williams, a Shawnee running and CrossFit coach, is one of the contestants in "Survivor: Philipines," which premieres Sept. 19. ‘Survivor’ contestant from Shawnee back home, guarding secret
September 16, 2012
Carter Williams, a 24-year-old Shawnee resident and one of the 18 castaways selected for the show, “Survivor: Philippines,” has to remain mum about if he was the sole survivor and winner of $1 million.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas University student Colby Liston, 18, sits with his father, Matt Liston, during an interview Sept. 10, 2013 at his home in Derby. Colby lost both of his legs below the knee after being pinned between two vehicles during an accident Aug. 26, 2012 on Tennessee Street. Colby says he is remaining positive and looking forward to being fitted for prosthetic legs. Just weeks after losing both of his legs, KU student embracing new challenges
September 16, 2012
Colby Liston was just a week into his first semester at KU, majoring in petroleum engineering, when his legs were severed in a car accident in Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
President Barack Obama speaks about the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Obama said he will send 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan by next summer, and begin withdrawing them in July 2011. Panel rules Obama is eligible to be on Kansas ballot
September 17, 2012
President Barack Obama’s place on the November election ballot in Kansas is now secure.
10:00 p.m.
Graham Hall, 2, carefully touches a monarch butterfly while Landon Rake, 2, and his mother, Rachel Rake, watch at the Fall Harvest Festival at Pendleton's Country Market on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Fall Harvest Festival promotes healthy eating
September 16, 2012
Two years ago, 3-year-old Bella Bryan got her first dose of agricultural education when her day care center became involved in the Farm to Child Care program. The Douglas County Childhood Development Association’s program aims to encourage healthy eating habits and choices by working with local farmers, families and child care providers to increase food education and access to local produce through children’s gardens.

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Let it go
The efforts of some Kansas officials to belabor the issue of President Obama’s citizenship reflect poorly on the state.
September 17, 2012
The issue of President Barack Obama’s citizenship has been settled, and the decision of Kansas officials to try to keep it alive was both a waste of time and an embarrassment to the state.