The move allows for a fast-track conclave to elect a new pope, since the traditional nine days of mourning that would follow a pope's death doesn't have to be observed. It also gives Benedict great sway over the choice of his successor.
Centenarians, their family members and caregivers are invited to join Governor Brownback and Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan for a reception to celebrate the lives of these older Kansans.
Senator Graham will appear in Emporia Monday night to deliver the next Boertman Lecture in the ESU Memorial Union.
T. J. Brown (pictured) and Ed Collazo are the newest names added to the Topeka City Council in interviews to replace two city leaders who won other elections last fall.
The New Jersey Democrat Senator is also battling allegations of taking improper travel with a generous donor, whose plane he took to the Dominican Republic and who has business ties in the Caribbean nation.