KCI task force is poised to recommend airport terminal layout

The KCI Terminal Advisory Group appears ready to decide Tuesday or soon after on a specific terminal configuration for the airport’s future. The group is expected to recommend one of three options: major renovation of two existing terminals, renovation of two existing terminals with a central building connection, or construction of a new single terminal.

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Running backs in draft could be hurt as teams place less value on position

Veteran runners aren’t getting big bucks in free-agency, and those in 2014 NFL Draft will get less guaranteed money the lower they are selected. The financial realities of the situation means that it behooves college running backs to get into the league as soon as possible so they can get their free-agency clock started.

Actress Connie Stevens wants to make people laugh — because they need it

Connie Stevens — who is in town to star in the New Theatre Restaurant production of “Miracle on South Division Street” — was the classic studio starlet. She made dumb TV shows (“Hawaiian Eye”) and movies we now regard as camp (“Parrish,” “Susan Slade”). She made pop records. As time went by, she played Vegas. But as is often the case with celebrities we think we know, a serious human being is at work behind the superficial imagery.

Christians around the world celebrate Easter

From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event — the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria. He also called for more attention to the needy and the hungry.

Education agreement hurts Kansas schools

“Make no mistake: This is a pre-emptive effort by Gov. Sam Brownback to sidestep future court orders to properly fund our schools,” Paul Davis, a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, writes of the recently enacted school financing law. “Despite new funding included in this bill, the governor is quietly setting the stage for lower school funding in the future.”

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

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