Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPrairie Village police release photo of robbery suspect. Prairie Village police late last week released the photo to the right of the man who entered the Hy-Vee Gas station on State Line Road and robbed it. Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the PVPD at 913-642-6868 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.Rose column argues that without tax hike, school funding in danger. Former Johnson County Sun Publisher Steve Rose used his weekend column to lay out the potential ramifications of the Senate’s vote against overriding Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of the tax reform package. He suggested that cuts to K-12 education are likely, and singled out Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning with responsibility for finding a solution. “Cuts in school spending are not what Denning’s district wants and are not what most Kansans want. The ball is now in Denning’s court,” Rose wrote. “I would be surprised if he doesn’t come through.” [Steve Rose: Without tax hikes, Kansas’ school funding is imperiled — The Kansas City Star]Shawnee Mission East graduate Thomas Frank to return to KC on latest book tour. Fairway’s Rainy Day Books announced last week that it will host author Thomas Frank, a Shawnee Mission East graduate best known for his 2005 book “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”, this April. Frank will present his latest book, “Listen Liberal: Or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People” April 6.last_img read more

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Newly established firm expands sales of gas detectors in China

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Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 92

first_imgEthiopia confirms nine new COVID-19 cases Ethiopia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 92 after seven more people were confirmed, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health said in a statement Thursday.The ministry revealed that from the total of 401 medical tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours, seven of them tested positive for COVID-19, eventually bringing the total number of cases to 92.According to figures from the ministry, all of the latest seven individuals were Ethiopian nationals – five males and two females.The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health also said that 15 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have so far recovered from the virus.The ministry has previously disclosed three patients have died due to COVID-19 related illnesses.Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation with about 107 million people, confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 13.The Ethiopian government has instituted a wide range of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.Ethiopian House of People’s Representatives – the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament – has already announced a five-month state of emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country.Related Ethiopia confirms four new COVID-19 casescenter_img Ethiopia confirms eight new COVID-19 caseslast_img read more

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Clinton, MoveOn take heat from Giuliani

first_imgLOUDON, N.H. – Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani on Sunday continued calling on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to denounce a liberal group’s advertisement and apologize for what he calls her disrespectful treatment of a general. Giuliani, during a pre-race tour of the pits at New Hampshire International Speedway, told reporters that Clinton has shown weakness in not rebuking MoveOn’s full-page newspaper ad last week, which criticized Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq. “What she did was just plain wrong,” Giuliani told reporters before the NASCAR-Nextel Cup-Sylvania 300. “It was wrong for her to attack the integrity of a commanding general in a time of war.” The MoveOn ad in The New York Times asked, “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” Giuliani followed up on Friday with an ad in the Times that attempted to link Clinton to the attack on Petraeus. The Giuliani print ad accused Clinton of participating in a “character attack” against Petraeus, citing her comments during a congressional hearing that the general’s progress report on Iraq required a “willing suspension of disbelief.” Giuliani said Clinton should rebuke MoveOn and other groups like it. “I know that MoveOn.org contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to Democratic campaigns. But it’s the way in which they contribute it, that’s really the offensive part. They contribute it, by and large, doing character assassination on Republican politicians and they get away with it,” Giuliani said. “But they should not be allowed to get away with it when they try to do character assassination on an American general who is putting his life at risk to protect America.” Clinton’s campaign said Giuliani has taken a few words from her remarks out of context for political purposes. Clinton praised Petraeus for “long and distinguished service to our nation” before asking what the campaign called “tough questions about the president’s Iraq report.” A Clinton spokeswoman said Giuliani has taken the campaign away from substance and toward mudslinging. “Instead of distorting Senator Clinton’s record in the campaign’s first attack ad, the mayor should tell voters why he thinks sticking with the Bush Iraq strategy makes sense,” Kathleen Strand said. “The country wants change and while Hillary Clinton is focused on ending the war, Mayor Giuliani is playing politics.” Giuliani said he’s not dragging the campaign into the gutter, merely defending Petraeus’ honor. “I didn’t attack an American general. I am raising a point about an American politician, not about an American general,” said Giuliani, who attended his second NASCAR event since joining the presidential race. On Saturday, during a conference call with reporters, Clinton sidestepped an opportunity to apologize for MoveOn’s ad. “I have repeatedly not only expressed my strong admiration and support for our men and women in uniform but with respect to General Petraeus, I have also made my respect for him abundantly clear and I think that speaks for itself,” she said in a call to announce the endorsement of retired Gen. Wesley Clark.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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