thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:02:06 +0000 Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines jet http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419201?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419201 Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419208?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:58:53 +0000 By The Associated Press http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419208 MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City around midday, according to people close to his family. He was 87.

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, Garcia Marquez achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles [...]]]> Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419209?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:56 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419209 3 protesters killed in attack on Ukrainian base http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419217?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:52:39 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419217 Morning Jolt: Evacuation order came too late for many on sinking ferry http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419218?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:51:48 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419218 In the news

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

The first instructions from the captain [...]]]> U.S. Senator visits Halstead http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419255?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ashley Bergner Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419255 "Is the federal government living within the constraints of the U.S. Constitution? Is it doing the things it's allowed to do?"

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said that's the most common complaint he hears from constituents as he travels across the state. Moran spent time in Halstead Thursday morning visiting with constituents about those issues, and others, during a town hall meeting. Moran told attendees it was important for elected officials to listen to the concerns of voters. [...]]]> Church to host cancer group, speaker http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419260?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419260 Dr. Michael Cannon, a member of the staff at the Cancer Center of Kansas, will speak at 7 p.m. April 11  at Shalom Mennonite Church, 800 E. First.  He will speak on the latest discoveries and uses of medicine to treat cancer as well as neuropathy and "chemo fog."

The talk is hosted by the Newton Area Cancer Support Group.

Dr. Cannon, a native of Wichita, graduated from Wichita State University and received his medical degree from the University Of Kansas [...]]]> Bird watching http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419391?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419391 By Jenna Quentin

Newton Kansan

Sometimes we don't pay attention to what is flying right over our heads. Harvey County's current bird checklist features a whopping 320 species. These checklists name every bird ever recorded in an area, even if they were only seen once.

Harvey County has so many kinds, because of the county's “a good mix” of terrains said local birdwatcher Gregg Friesen.

“West Park woodlands are hard to beat for birdwatching, [...]]]> Today in the News: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419207?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:59:24 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419207 News to know

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. The former first lady says she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of [...]]]> Business update: Detroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419210?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:19 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419210 Texas town still recovering a year after deadly plant explosion http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419212?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:55:57 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419212 Robot sub makes first complete search for Malaysia Airlines plane http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419215?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:54:23 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419215 Newton on 'dangerous suburb' rankings http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419385?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419385 Newton appeared in the top 30 of national ranking — but not one the community likely wishes to be on. Recently the town was ranked as one of the most dangerous suburbs in the nation, or at least one of the most dangerous suburbs of 50 selected cities.

"My thoughts are when someone puts together a project of that kind, you have to put some weight to what they are trying to indicate," said police chief Jim Daily.

This month the Movoto real estate blog and company [...]]]> Threshers present research at national undergraduate conference http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419408?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419408 Two Bethel College students presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 on the campus of the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Seniors Laura Jensen, Everest, and Rachel Unruh, Raytown, Mo., exhibited a poster based on their work in a Cognitive Psychology laboratory in spring 2013.

“It was very meaningful to me to be able to compare the methods of data collection available to us here at Bethel to other, larger schools that [...]]]> Business update: Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419216?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:53:09 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419216 Today in the News: Search continues for those missing from ferry disaster http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419219?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:50:32 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419219 News to know

Some 160 coast guard and navy divers searched for survivors inside the wreckage of a ferry that sank off of South Korea this morning. Cho Man-yong, a coast guard spokesman, said 16 divers approached the ferry Wednesday night but failed to get inside because the current was too strong. He said the water was very muddy and visibility [...]]]> Calgrens awarded scholarships http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419405?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:20:15 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419405 MANHATTAN -  Josh and Hannah Calgren were each recently awarded scholarships for Kansas State Univeristy.

Josh Carlgren, a senior at Newton High School, was awarded Kansas State University's Putnam Scholarship during ceremonies  at K-State. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, presented the award. He plans to double major in Accounting and Finance with a Minor in Leadership Studies.

Hannah Carlgren, a senior at Newton High School, was [...]]]> Oscar Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case as adjournment nears http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419424?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419424 A decade of fun http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419604?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 By Chad Frey Newton Kansan http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419604 In about two weeks downtown main street will be over run with classic cars — three blocks of street will be closed for the annual Newton Downtown Car Show.

It is an event that has grown steadily for 10 years — thanks to planning and promotion year round.

“We usually go to 15 or 20 car shows in the area and promote our car show with a special screen printed shop towel with all the Newton Car Show information and showing the major sponsors” said Dave [...]]]> Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles in Ukraine http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419425?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thekansan.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419425 thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:02:06 +0000 thekansan.com http://www.thekansan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section thekansan.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:02:06 +0000