My floating-point unit must be faulty; I thought that my car needed fluid service Tuesday, but a thousand more miles remain for Superior Chevrolet, a Kansas City dealer. After I realized this, I went to Mainstreet Credit Union, Burger King, and the Kansas Sampler, where I bought a new wallet; Adventure Time in Mission, KS!
JCCC culinary knowledge bowl team presents chili fundraiser Feb. 29
“Get a big bowl of steaming hot chili with all the fixings and crackers for just $4 and support the JCCC culinary knowledge bowl team.
Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the first floor hallway of OCB.”
Well, as Denton once observed, “You a little late on that one,
buddy, but thanks for the heads up.”
The Breakfast Meeting: When Republicans Attack, and Remembering an Anti-Puritan
“In what could be the last Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum took the focus away from the media to focus on each other; the publisher Barney Rosset, who challenged American censorship, died at 89.”
SE Missouri Shaken by 4.0 Quake
“SIKESTON, Mo. — An earthquake rattled southeastern Missouri and parts of three other states on Tuesday morning. There have been no reports of damage or injuries from the magnitude 4.0 quake, …”
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Orange barrel alert: Long construction season looms on Quivira Road
“A series of construction projects that will widen Quivira Road to three smooth lanes in each direction from 95th to 119th streets will create some traffic challenges in 2012.
First up is bridge work, specifically the Quivira Road span over I-435. Starting Saturday, March 3, the northbound lanes of the bridge over 435 will be demolished. Two lanes of traffic will continue in both directions.
However, drivers will not be able to enter either westbound or eastbound I-435 from Quivira Road starting March 3 and continuing through November. The suggested detour is College Boulevard or 103rd Street to Highway 69, accessing I-435 from Highway 69.
Off-ramps from I-435 to Quivira Road will remain open during construction.
Work to widen Quivira Road from College Boulevard south to 119th Street is expected to start in April.”
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Orange barrel alert: Start date moved up
for I-435 eastbound ramp closure from Quivira Road
“From the Kansas Department of Transportation: The Quivira Road to eastbound I-435 ramp will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, for reconstruction work for the US-69 and I-435 project.
A marked detour will be provided during the ramp closure. Traffic will detour south on Quivira Road, then east on College Boulevard to northbound US-69, then back to eastbound I-435.
Advance message boards will alert drivers to the ramp closure. Drivers should expect delays and allow extra time for their commutes during the ramp closure. Drivers must use alternate routes during the duration of the ramp closure.
Project work is scheduled to be completed and the ramp reopened to traffic in November 2012, weather permitting.”
JCCC students could win scholarships in KDOT ‘Sobriety Rocks’ scholarship contest
“The Kansas Department of Transportation is sponsoring “Sobriety Rocks,” a scholarship competition for students ages 14 to 20 to combat underage drinking.
KDOT will award $1,000 scholarships to winners in four categories: best original song, best original writing, best original art and best original commercial.
Sobriety Rocks is a continuing effort by the Kansas Department of Transportation to combat underage drinking. The contest promotes creativity and the sharing of ideas among Kansas teens, who hold the key to solving this problem.
For more information and official rules, encourage your students to visit the contest website.”
Source: There’s something I like about this Haruhi pic. Something white. – J-List Tumblr
What a suspicious, sorry, auspicious occasion.
5 Ridiculous Sex Myths Everyone Believes
“What do you know about sex? Even with all that you have going for you, the real and correct answer is probably ‘nothing.’”
Valentine’s Day epitomizes love.
Elizabeth Smart Marries in Hawaii
“KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Elizabeth Smart, the young woman who was kidnapped from her Utah home at the age of 14 and held captive for nine months, married her Scottish fiance in Hawaii over the weekend.”
Hawaiian native Jake Shimabukuro takes ukulele in new directions on March 11
“Jake Shimabukuro, who is making a name for himself by playing the ukulele in ways never imagined before, will appear at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Carlsen Center’s Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College.
Tickets, which are $35 and $25, are available through the college box office at 913-469-4445 or at jccc.edu/TheSeries.
Remember, JCCC employees can purchase up to four tickets for any Performing Arts Series show at half price. The employee pricing is available only by phone or in person at the box office, and not online.
Read more about Shimabukuro here.”
JCCC Model United Nations receives awards at Midwest conference
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“The JCCC Model United Nations team received three awards for its portrayal of Canada at the 2012 Midwest Model United Nations Conference Feb. 15-18 in St. Louis, Mo.
The Outstanding Delegate Choice Award and the Outstanding Position Paper Award went to Ben Brown, for his work “Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of the Mining Industry and Prevention of International Traffic in Toxic and Dangerous Products.”
The position paper award is presented in recognition of pre-conference preparation. The position paper serves as a blueprint for building consensus and formulating and negotiating workable draft resolutions to resolve issues.
Aaron Haffey received an honorable mention for his portrayal of Canada’s position on the Commission on Science and Technology committee on the issues of intellectual property rights and the role of science and technology in development.
Samantha Poetter was the 2012 Under-Secretary General of Administration. Former JCCC student Brandon Bezner served as conference secretary general. These leadership positions are responsible for organizing and managing the conference.
JCCC students competed against other universities and colleges from across North America.
Other team members are Megan Willard, Aizhan Tazhigulova, Jason Sandoy, Benjamin Tomin, Matt Lantz, Merrideth Barlett, Kim Luhr, Elvira Babaeva, Gaelyn McGhree, JamesKhalif, Joe Gideon, Xian Jin and Joe Siebert.
Brian Wright is the team adviser and also is secretary for the board of directors of the Midwest Model United Nations.”