Next year, with the blessing of principal Sherman Padgett, North High aims to have at least 80 percent of juniors enrolled in regular, honors or Advanced Placement physics, more than doubling the number of students who will have at least some exposure to the principles of motion, energy, heat, light, electricity and sound.
Life and plans have changed dramatically for Jonathon Blank since a bomb blast ripped his legs from his body four years ago in Afghanistan, but he and his family continue to be thankful for what they do have.
More stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day and stretching specials over a weekend rather than a few hours. For those who consider shopping in crowds as part of their Thanksgiving tradition, there’s plenty of bargains to be had, including a $199.99 50-inch Panasonic TV at Best Buy, $2.99 bath towels at J.C. Penney, $5 Fraser wreaths at Home Depot and $33 airfare from Wichita to Phoenix on Allegiant. Restrictions apply.
Each year puts what President Washington proclaimed the “day of public thanksgiving and prayer” at greater risk from the early onset of Christmas. But this deliciously American holiday still manages to stir up the gratitude as well as the cranberry sauce.
No matter what happened during Kansas State’s first basketball road trip of the season – a four-game swing that presented new challenges at every turn – coach Bruce Weber insisted we would learn a lot about the Wildcats when it was over.