Young Baptist preachers chart different courses
By The Associated Press
J.D. Greear persuaded his church to drop the word "Baptist" from its name, sell its historic building in Durham, N.C., and move into a local high school. Greear preaches in an untucked collared shirt, sportcoat and jeans. He generally avoids politics but signed a statement urging action on global warming.
Eric Hankins preaches in a suit and tie at First Baptist Church in Oxford, Miss., where hymns like "Brethren, We Ha...
Company wins defunct park
WICHITA (AP) -- The buyer of a Wichita-area amusement park is starting the process of turning it into a destination entertainment complex, which could possibly include a tribal casino. AHG Group LLC, a Maitland, Fla., development company headed by Alan Ginsburg, won Wild West World amusement park Wednesday with a $2.15 million bid in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The deal is tentatively set to close June 30. The $30 million Western-themed amuseme...
Royals 3, Cardinals 2
Royals 3, Cardinals 2
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Tiger out with knee surgery
The Associated Press
Tiger Woods is done for the year, but not without one last major that capped off a painful 10 months.
Woods said Wednesday he will have season-ending knee surgery, revealing he has had a torn ligament in his left knee since last July.
And he suffered a double stress fracture of his left tibia while preparing to return to the PGA Tour last month, which forced him to miss the Memorial and was the source of his pain at Torre...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices today. Aluminum -$1.4000 per lb., N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Copper -$3.7455 Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations. Copper $3.7455 N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Lead - $1801.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $0.8851 per lb., delivered. Gold - $903.00 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $890.90 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed. Silver - $17.470 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $1...
Bioscience gives $3.7M to research
SAN DIEGO -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority is providing $3
Bioscience gives $3.7M to research
SAN DIEGO -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority is providing $3.7 million for research on cancer, HIV and osteoporosis as well as increased development of new medicines.
The state-created agency announced the investments at a convention in San Diego on Wednesday, saying it hopes to highlight the existing capacity for bioscience research in Kansas.
Lenexa-based ImmunoGenetix Therapeutics Inc. will receive $420,0...
Kansas lawmakers hail tanker decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kansas officials hailed a government report Wednesday that gave Boeing Co. a major victory in its quest to land a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract.
The Government Accountability Office found major flaws in the Air Force's decision earlier this year to award the contract to a competitor -- a team comprised of Northrop Grumman and a European defense company. It recommended the service hold a new competition.
"I have neve...
Demand for local produce increases
LAWRENCE (AP) -- Kevin Irick doesn't envision fertile soil, nourishing water and bountiful sunlight to know his business is growing.
The farmer northeast of Lawrence simply looks at his increasing number of plants, compounding financial returns and -- perhaps most important for the future -- rising number of customers to understand that he's onto something.
Growing and selling local is the way to go.
"From what I started with, to what I have ...
Gasp!Royals use power to beat Cardinals again
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- For the second straight night, the Kansas City Royals leaned on the long ball to reward their starting pitcher. This time, Brian Bannister was the beneficiary.
David DeJesus and Alex Gordon homered for the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning Wednesday, helping Bannister and the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.
In the series opener, Mike Aviles' eighth-inning homer made a winner out of Kyle Davies.
"It's a pr...
BOSTON (AP) -- With Russell and Havlicek sitting courtside Tuesday night, and Red surely lighting up a victory cigar somewhere, these Boston Celtics returned to glory like the great teams before them.
Dominant in every way.
On a new parquet floor below aging championship banners hung in the rafters two decades back, the Celtics won their 17th NBA title and a first one -- at last -- for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen -- their Big Thr...
Fort honors a soldier
TOPEKA (AP) -- The Army will honor a former Fort Riley sergeant this weekend for his valor in combat during action in Iraq that claimed the life of two of his fellow soldiers.
Sgt. 1st Class William K. Beaver will be presented with the Silver Star, the Army's third-highest honor for combat valor, during a ceremony at Fort Riley. He also will be reunited with other members of his military adviser team.
In January, the advisers were attacked by...
Wachovia, WaMu executives have a shakeup
NEW YORK -- Wachovia's CEO gets fired, while Washington Mutual's top executive is stripped of his chairman's title. And guess what? Investors don't feel any better about either company's prospects.
Nor should they.
The boards at both companies don't deserve applause; both moves should have happened sooner. Wachovia's Ken Thompson and WaMu's Kerry Killinger allowed both companies to take on unacceptable amounts of mortgage-related risk, and th...