Daily Archives: Sept. 8, 2009

Clerical error turns into political issue for Intake Studio, Sullivan Higdon & Sink and Pratt & Whitney

WICHITA — While Pratt & Whitney no doubt enjoys its status as the sole engine source for the currently airborne Lockheed Martin F-35s, the company says it’s not behind a video opposing a second source for the fighter jets.

That’s even though the video for a time identified Pratt & Whitney as its backer.

Here’s what happened:

Connecticut-based Pratt & Whitney is a client of Wichita-based Sullivan Higdon & Sink.

Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste also is an SHS client.

SHS created unrelated videos for each client around the same time with motion graphic help from Wichita’s Intake Studio.

“In their self-promotion efforts, they uploaded these videos,” says SHS vice president Lathi de Silva.

Intake put the videos on YouTube.

De Silva says Pratt & Whitney was erroneously credited with producing the Citizens Against Government Waste video, which opposes GE receiving funding to make a rival engine.

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You don’t say

“It is the most highly regulated deregulated business out there.”

Wichita Airport Authority air service and business development manager Valerie Wise, who spoke to the Wichita Independent Business Association today and fielded a question about whether the airline industry should have been deregulated

Rowdy Beaver accidentally lets liquor license lapse

WICHITA — Things are a little less rowdy at the Rowdy Beaver these days due to a lapsed liquor license.

The attorney for the bar and restaurant, which is at 656 S. West St., didn’t realize it takes as many as 30 days to renew the license.

The attorney didn’t start the renewal process until Aug. 12. The license expired Aug. 27.

Manager Rod Minner canceled bands over the weekend but expects to have the license and live acts back no later than Friday, though the license could come through before then.

Minner doesn’t expect to run into the same problem next year.

“I guarantee we’ve already handled that.”

Froz frozen yogurt to open on North Rock Road

WICHITA — Wichita is quickly catching up on the frozen yogurt trend popular on the West Coast.

Last month, we reported that Mix It Up Frozen Yogurt & Deli is opening the first of several planned Wichita-area restaurants downtown at 630 E. Douglas.

Now, Dustin Morby is opening Froz (it rhymes with “snows”), the first of four frozen yogurt shops he plans for here.

“It’s along the same lines of Pinkberry . . . and all the frozen yogurt places,” Morby says.

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