Feb 17, 2017|
Survey says Americans don't seem to see Oscar nominated movies.
Staffers seeing bears out looking for food.
Funny man Jerry Lewis turns 91 today.
Wichitan Derek Aalders wins $63,750 on "Wheel of Fortune."
The WBJ's Bill Roy says Derby closed on the sale of star bonds.
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Is this station which should talk turns to first for live team coverage of breaking news KN SS Wichita is number. We want you. News talk bad weather station depend on. Warning it's 731. Friday's February 17 you're listening to 987 and thirteen 38 yen as pets. Kansas House of Representatives approving a bill that would increase personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. Both yesterday was 76 to 48 now the measure goes to the full state senate. Democrat representative Jim ward from Wichita voting in favor of the bill. The greater good significant first step and the fiscal. Problem crisis interstate. That bill would raise more than one billion dollars over two years starting in July. It would abandonment core policies championed by Republican governor Sam Brownback. Republican representative Blake carpenter of derby felt that could have been a better solution. This they can do other things to try to come up with a revenue or. Figure out ways that aren't as punitive as these tax increases are. Supporters had eight votes less than the two thirds majority that would be necessary in the GOP controlled house to override a veto by the governor. The senate is expecting to debate that bill today. Let's take a look at what's going on in the weather forecast heading into the weekend meteorologist Jennifer and air all our. Good deal of sunshine extending write back and forth today are high temperatures and taken back that suits your right around seventy year just about it. With an increasing south went for the afternoon we have elevated fire weather concerns again today. Tonight partly cloudy and a little loading mid forties keeping it dry for the weekend with highs near seventy. I KN assets meteorologist at different era more. Think Jennifer right now on Wichita we have breeze out of the south clear skies 41. Degrees. Wichita police are investigating three separate robberies that occurred on Wednesday the first on Wednesday morning in a salon at west of Douglas in Seneca. Then two hours later the autism avenue charitable organization at thirteenth and meridian was held up. Then at 9 o'clock Wednesday night taco grand day near Ponte and Seneca police Sargent Mickey Woodrow. Get a descriptions are obviously similar same clothing were coming to you know obviously that that's something that we look at that this individual is is doing all the same I robberies that yes suspect vehicle again as the 2001 great Buick Century. And it had a Kansas play at 112. Gee isn't George B isn't boy jays and John and that is a stolen vehicle. In each of these robberies the suspect only indicated the had a gun never actually showed one. And this is also the same suspect description is another robbery in south widgets on the day before that. The suspect in all these robberies was wearing a cam most sweat shirt and gray hoodie. The university Kansas office of public safeties planning to add more positions and new equipment. Preparing for allowing concealed handguns on campus. Police chief Chris Terry tells Lawrence journal world the offices adding three police officers. To patrol busy areas of campus. For portable metal detectors and three's security officers to man them. The additions were approved in the latest university budget to abide by a new state law the requires public universities to allow lawful carrying of concealed handguns beginning July 1. Under the law buildings can't prohibit guns only of the facilities are equipped with adequate security. Carey says no campus building will have permanent security measures. The portable metal detectors are expected to help keep guns out of certain temporary events Dan O'Neil Katie and SS news. Economic indicators in the midwest are improving slowly says Ernie gos with Creighton University. Kind of an improvement and agricultural commodity prices and things are stabilizing reserving most of the factors that we very are are looking a little bit better are perhaps it'll say about it. The strongest single sector in the survey home sales which moved higher for the rural main street economy for February. However the overall index is still be low growth neutral. Kate an SS news time 735. He was in other minor percentage Democrats as they tried and failed to get Republicans to delay a vote on EPA chief nominees got Pruitt. Today president trump heads to South Carolina to tour a Boeing plant where workers turn down being represented by a union this week. Lots of discussion both good and bad about president trump news conference on Thursday Rasmussen Reports political analyst Amy Holmes. Says she thinks it was a masterful performance for specific audience. Accusing it of the very beginning. That he was trying to reach the American people with the cost as president. Basically relegating them you nattering nay Bob of negativity I think that he did succeed however is showing his toughness and that's one of them said that. Great ad strings that you had during the campaign and one of the things it is voters have liked both. About and former admiral Robert Har ward has turned down an offer to be the next national security administrator says he wants to spend more time with his family. Big Norman a fear of mudslides and flooding in Southern California today. Sherri Preston ABC news. 736. With the content in the morning and 97 and thirteen 38 and as best. Here on Friday February 17. Heading into a beautiful. Spring like weekend. Perfectly timed for the season opening weekend Porsche Wichita State baseball. Some nice weather for baseball had it X stadium. MPs might that they cake. A space schedules games in February you know whether could be. 41 degree isn't terrible or. I get a weekend like this well shocks looked up to get a pretty nice weekend right here seven years ago the Motion Picture Academy. Increased the number of best picture Oscar nominees from five. Now it's anywhere between eight and ten they were trying to highlight more the movies that people had actually seen it. Riley is not really working out that way back according to a new poll 55%. Of Americans haven't seen. Any of the nine movies nominated for best picture this year. That only two of them have made more than 100 million dollars at the box office in the US those two are law law land and hidden figures. Three more have cleared the fifty million dollar mark arrival fences and hacks are ridge. The other four moonlight hell or high water Manchester-By-The-Sea. Lion. Haven't even made fifty million dollars yet while I didn't have lunch with some folks yesterday and somebody who highly recommended the movie lion. Really about a boy that gets kidnapped. Undergoes an orphanage situation. That's that but other you know I've received I've I've heard a lot of good things and people to the scene La La land I'm one of these guys don't get Siemens asked dom. How long day's biggest fear most. Recent Star Wars film rogue one knotted at 22 and a half for three months that's right now on yeah I'd just at that but I'm off I'm off the grill a little bit on some of that. So did apparently in beat you got 55% of the public and hasn't seen any of these nominated for best picture. Hours are I don't know either you know. That was that was goodness all right a lot of the like an arrival via com. In the poll only have been you might think well maybe there's just an Oscar bump if you win the best picture than on people to see Leno. Only 13%. In that poll had even seen last year's winner spotlight. Only 20% has seen the previous winner for that bird man. So apparently most Americans don't really go see whatever wins best picture. And the last time I saw a picture because that one. Yeah I can't I think navy bird man there you go I think I'd. I think I got it on like an on demand that thing wants I don't remember much about it though. Why do people go to movies more some more results from this poll. Because of the actors in it. 71%. And that's important I would agree with that usually if there's somebody in the cast that is appealing to me that will really. Pique my interest to go see a moving. And that's that's just kind of a natural 62%. Said the trailer would get the wooded influenced them. 48%. Said recommendations by friends I'd like it's another good one that somebody you trust or know. Gives you this as a thumbs up on this coast see it you know that's pretty good. 039%. Said they pay attention critics' reviews. Only 35%. Said winning an Oscar matters. So there you go I'm 43%. Said an Oscar win has zero influence on whether or not negotiate moved out. The seizure there's plenty of Oscar winners out there that are just fantastic movies that I've seen before. The last monumental big movie. Rake in tons of money and then won best picture of probably Lord of the Rings Return of the King. A movie and I love you're not channel was again on interesting now results on. But why people go to the movies or why they may not go to them I went to see an Oscar era and Oscar winner once the Hurt Locker didn't. Boy there's a movie that they've referred to that as the least prominent Oscar winning movie in the fact that people just yet so many people haven't seen. Now the thing about the Hurt Locker that really attracted me to it though was the director. Kathryn Bigelow she directed did a couple movies I really enjoyed so I thought I'd check that went down a bus was first woman to win an Oscar for best record and India. We always update our news stories 24/7 on RT NS as FaceBook page and and our website came in as as radio dot com we always solicit your comments on those stories love to hear what you have to say. We share some of those on the air we did have a story about. The arena is in Marino or falling apart after the Summer Olympics less than a year after the summer less little less than half a year after the Summer Olympics we've seen that in plenty of places seanez says quote they were falling apart during the game at a member of the green pools yeah candidate. Well of course I remembered the Winter Olympics that associate Russia means them those things were completely unfinished I wonder what kind of shape they're in now you got to wonder. 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