HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun compares himself to an old car - once shiny, new and well-liked by everyone, he's had his share of dings to his reputation during the later part of his 39-year coaching career.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With possible NCAA sanctions looming, Tennessee officials are confident new men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will win "the right way."
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 39 points, his best effort since coming to New York, and the Knicks pulled out a 113-106 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Hours after saying the game was "almost a must win" for the Knicks, Anthony added 10 rebounds, and the Knicks got some help when Dwight Howard fouled out in the extra session, then picked up ...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kimberly Bell, her voice cracking, looked out at the court room and talked about the final stretch of her nine-year relationship with Barry Bonds.
EVERETT, Mass. (AP) - Brian McNamee says players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens wouldn't allow someone to put something in their bodies without asking what it is.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain walked off the mound to a standing ovation from an adoring crowd that hasn't seen the San Francisco Giants play at home since their improbable World Series run last fall.
Dear Editor, Mike Allison has served our community as an excellent mayor, and will continue to do so. He is fair, honest, and works for everybody in our city, regardless of the age group. Mike is committed to this community and is willing to see that our citizens are taken care of. He is available to answer questions, complaints, or suggestions from all of us. Please vote for Mike and we will see our community ...
When longtime Orange County, Calif., inmate Malcolm King demanded kosher meals and double helpings, jailers resisted, and King went to court.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody? Reagan National Airport's control tower went silent Thursday after an air traffic controller fell asleep in the tower. The pilots were on their own. All they had for guidance was President Obama's statement that we must protect the civilians in Libya. Hillary Clinton announced on television Thursday that the U.S. would cede authority in Libya to NATO after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice demanded that Moammar Khadaffi step ...
Dear Editor, It's time to reveal the truth of who I really am. In November of 1992 I was called to duty by the King of my kingdom. I was instructed to go behind enemy lines and begin a rebellion. This rebellion would be against the religious, governmental, and social structures in the area of my deployment. My duty was to make people aware of my King and His Kingdom. After making people aware of ...
Dear Editor, I am writing to ask that you give Mike Allison your support for mayor. Throughout his tenure as our mayor, Mike has demonstrated leadership qualities that have proven beneficent to our community. Mike has been a tireless ambassador in helping recruit new businesses to Great Bend. His efforts have dramatically changed our business landscape. Great Bend has become home for several new businesses, and has seen expansion of some of our established businesses ...
GBHS athletics postponements The Great Bend High School junior varsity boys golf meet at home and the GBHS boys tennis matches at McPherson, which were scheduled for Monday, have been rescheduled for Friday at 3 p.m. The GBHS junior varsity track meet at Larned today has been moved to Tuesday, April 26. Youth track club starting up The Central Kansas Cruisers Track Club is beginning practice on Monday, April 4, at Ellinwood High School. ...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Our time. Right now. That is the rallying cry Virginia Commonwealth University has adopted during its basketball team's improbable nothing-to-lose, everything-to-gain run to the Final Four. The Rams are having blast and their confidence is growing with each win. "It comes from our personalities and coach (Shaka) Smart," forward Bradford Burgess said. "He wants us to be out there loose and confident and aggressive. We're out there playing with nothing to ...
Seniors dominated The Associated Press All-America team for the first time in five years.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - When it comes to soccer, Chad Ochocinco looks like a football player.
The Great Bend Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 26 and 27, in observance of Memorial Day. The library will also switch to summer hours on May 28. It will be open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
WICHITA - Donors who present to give blood between May 23 and 31 in honor of Memorial Day could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, the American Red Cross announced. In addition, their donations will honor those who gave their life for our country and support those in need of care. The Red Cross serves about 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country, including many Veterans Affairs medical centers.
The Barton Community College Foundation honored Dr. Mary Davidson Cohen with the 2013 Distinguished Service Award during Barton's 43rd commencement on Friday. Cohen was unable to attend, but Barton Foundation Director Darnell Holopirek accepted the award on her behalf. The Distinguished Service Award was created in 1981 by the Barton Community College Foundation to recognize individuals who have shown genuine regard for, and have performed outstanding service to Barton Community College. The Barton Foundation ...
Gov. Sam Brownback congratulated students on achieving a major milestone Friday, during Barton Community College's 43rd commencement ceremony. A crowd filled the Physical Education Building, where the governor offered several pieces of advice to the graduates, starting with, "Always, always, always listen to your mother." He also encouraged them to be lifelong learners, people of integrity and pursuers of dreams. "The why of a good dream is because somebody else benefits," he said, encouraging them ...
Kans for Kids announced its 2013 scholarship recipients. Any child who has received assistance from Kans for Kids is eligible to receive two scholarships from the organization upon graduation from high school and each year following while they pursue higher education.
Barton Community College student Terra Hull, shown with President Dr. Carl Heilman, is inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society on Thursday evening in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel at Barton Community College. Alpha Sigma Lambda is primarily for non-traditional students. Its aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Barton had 36 new members in 2013.
To say that Dr. Richard Markiewicz is animated when he talks about the procedures he performs would be an understatement. It is obvious he is eager to explain his minimally invasive procedures because they are the "wave of the future."
Barton Community College students Orlando Hernandez and Jesse Siefkes are ecstatic. Both have taken a huge step in their educational and professional lives by earning Barton's very first certificates in Information Systems Security along with four other students.
Rosewood Wine Cellar has been open for only four months, but already it's become a popular shopping destination in downtown Great Bend. Business has been growing for the retail gift store, which promotes work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities with every purchase made by customers.
Great Bend Regional Hospital joined hospitals across the nation in celebration of National Hospital Week 2013 this past week.
Darin Johnson presents Connie Oetken, Sunflower Diversified Services director of development, a check for $1,030 for the non-profit agency's Invest in Kids membership club. These proceeds, which will be directed to children with developmental disabilities and delays, represent a portion of a month's invoices at Darin's Auto Repair, Great Bend.
MADISON, Wis. - American Family Insurance agents Rhonda J Knudson, Shawn L. Panzer and Frank Callahan Jr. have been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. They join other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
Barton Community College's Shafer Gallery will host an opening reception for their annual faculty and staff exhibit from 1-3 p.m. today, which will include additional artwork from an array of local artists and three featured artists.
(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are a request to ban pit bulls and other vicious dogs, a lease request at the airport industrial area from National Co Operative Refinery Association and a cereal-malt beverage request for June Jaunt.