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An updated list of Easter brunch options

Today at 4:13 p.m.

Last week, I published a list of restaurants in Wichita offering special Easter brunches, from lavish ham-and-prime-rib-laden buffets to plated breakfast dishes with $5 mimosas on the side.

NBA playoff time, finally

Today at 3:37 p.m.

On social media policy, regents should listen to faculty

Today at 12:37 p.m.

Surely the Kansas Board of Regents didn't expect a work group of university professors and other personnel to endorse its sweeping, punitive policy to make faculty's use of social media a potential firing offense if it is "contrary to the best interests of the university." The work group, which was asked in January to make recommendations about the controversial new policy, came back with a response that affirmed academic freedom and safeguarded free speech. Eighty distinguished professors from regents universities endorsed the group's advisory revision and inclusive, scholarly process. Yet at a Wednesday committee meeting, some regents' initial reaction to the work group's version was unduly hostile – and also tone-deaf to the national uproar the board's overreaching policy had created. "Someplace this train got off the tracks," regent Tim Emert said of the group's work. "If any professor gave an assignment and the student came back with something completely different, the grade would not be very good." Are the regents so intent on ensuring that universities can discipline and dump professors for tweets and Facebook posts that they are now willing to dismiss the concerns and work of dozens of university faculty members and the criticism of the American Association of University Professors, as well as chill academic speech and inquiry? Adding language saying the board "strongly supports principles of academic freedom," as the regents have proposed, doesn't help if the rest of the policy says otherwise.

Review: Who knew a $5 pizza could taste good?

Today at 11:25 a.m.

Behold: The $4.99 pepperoni My review for Friday’s Go! section is of Cheezies Pizza, a chain that has two franchises in Wichita, both of which belong to  Tracy’s Automotive owner Mike Ryno.

Big summer music tours mostly bypass Wichita

Today at 10:53 a.m.

I was interested yesterday when Rolling Stone magazine listed online the 40 biggest summer music tours in America.

  • Video highlights program that creates four-legged game wardens

    Since about everybody hates poachers and about everybody loves dogs, this video of the Indiana K-9 Resource Protection Program.

  • Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems reach milestone with delivery of 8,000th Boeing 737

    Boeing celebrated delivery of the 8,000th 737 single-aisle commercial airliner to come off the production line on Wednesday, which also marks a milestone for Spirit AeroSystems.

  • Invio Fine Furniture Consignment's business has 'gone crazy' at its new space

    WICHITA — Invio Fine Furniture Consignment's move from North Rock Road to 535 N. Woodlawn next to Great Harvest Bread has been a great one, says Annie Johnsen, who owns the business with her husband, Eric.

  • You don't say

    "I keep waiting for Sam Brownback to send me business cards with the state seal on it."

  • Don's TV & Video going out of business

    WICHITA — Another chapter in Wichita business is coming to a close.

  • Wichita weather: A rainy morning

    Highs are expected to be in the mid-50s. North winds will be in the low teens, forecasters say. Chances for rain will end Thursday night as skies begin to gradually clear. Lows will fall into the upper 30s.

  • You don't say

    "Don't ever let anyone tell you that an English or dance degree won't provide you with tangible skills."

  • Tutoring Center to open at Village at Greenwich

    WICHITA — Sachin Bharati's two small children aren't old enough for school and test-taking yet, but he's already thinking of their future and starting a Tutoring Center franchise here.

  • Lists, lists, lists

    Five things I’m looking forward to during some extended time off from the Eagle starting next week

  • Rumored Sebelius challenge of Roberts is far-fetched

    There was a time when Kathleen Sebelius might have successfully challenged Kansas Republicans' ownership of both U.S. Senate seats, which dates from 1939. That was early in her second term as governor in 2007-08, when her approval ratings averaged 66 percent (compared with the average 52 percent during the same period of Sen. Pat Roberts and 48 percent of then-Sen. Sam Brownback). But the new talk of a run by Sebelius against Roberts is far-fetched. "One person who spoke directly to Ms. Sebelius said that she was thinking about it, but added that it was too soon to say how seriously she was taking the idea," the New York Times reported. Now, thanks to her just-ended service in President Obama's Cabinet and responsibility for the Affordable Care Act as secretary of health and human services, Sebelius is as unpopular in Kansas as in the rest of the nation. A Public Policy Polling survey of Kansans in February found that Roberts would beat Sebelius 52 to 38 percent. It even found that Sebelius would lose by 7 percentage points to Roberts' tea party challenger, Milton Wolf. To get into the race, she also would have to elbow aside Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, the declared Democrat.

  • Dentist Chris Hickerson to open new practice at Spring Creek in Derby

    WICHITA — Derby dentist Chris Hickerson had already been thinking of starting his own practice when his employer asked him to sign a contract.

  • Firehouse Subs is first tenant at new strip center at NewMarket Square

    Firehouse Subs is the first tenant at a new strip center in front of the SuperTarget at NewMarket Square.

  • Wichita weather: Warm and windy Wednesday, then another cold front arrives

    It’ll be warm and windy Wednesday in the Wichita area, with highs in the low 70s under sunny skies. Southerly winds will blow steadily in the 20s and gusting to nearly 40 miles an hour before easing slightly later in the day.

  • Amber Waves a new beer fundraiser by Starkey

    I count any day I find out about a new beer/wine fundraiser as a good day. Today was one of those days.

  • Tornado season off to a slow start in the U.S.

    As predicted in a story I wrote last month, the tornado season in the United States is off to a remarkably slow start.

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