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be not in Kansas anymore

To no longer be in a place that one knows or where one is comfortable; to be in a completely unfamiliar and/or discomfiting environment. A reference to The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy, upon arriving to Oz, says, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." It can actually be quite shocking to finish college and enter the workforce, because suddenly you realize that you aren't in Kansas anymore and life operates in a totally different way now. As we walked into the bustling streets of Delhi, we knew we weren't in Kansas anymore.
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Entrants are encouraged to share their favorite Kansas City stories and experiences on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #MBeKC.
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Frank parrots the conventional political wisdom in Kansas that there are three political factions in the state: Democrats, "moderate" or tax-and-spend Republicans, and out-of-power conservative Republicans.
It's clear from the beginning that this is not a real science discussion," Jack Krebs of Kansas Citizens for Science, told The Washington Post.
The Kansas City Police Department asks any agency having information concerning the identity of the child homicide victim to use the following contact information: 1) Kansas City Police Department at 800-399-8517; 2) Sergeant David Bernard, Kansas City Police Department, Homicide Unit, 1125 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106, at 816-234-5043 or via e-mail at dbernard@kcpd.
All that Kansas asks today," Frank writes in language that updates Bryan's, "is a little help nailing itself to that cross of gold.
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On opening night, the Kansas City Ballet dancers captured, for the most part, Agon's concise, calculated rhythms and angular movements.
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So instead of banning evolution or forcing science teachers to teach religion, the Kansas school board simply left the subject out altogether.
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