Archive for Saturday, February 16, 2002

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Scouting news
February 16, 2002
Around and about
February 16, 2002
Honor Roll
February 16, 2002
Horoscopes
February 16, 2002
Club news
February 16, 2002
Poor planning
February 16, 2002
Wedding
February 16, 2002
Friends and neighbors
February 16, 2002
Anniversary
February 16, 2002
On the record
February 16, 2002
Michael Steven Hills
February 16, 2002
Keith F. King
February 16, 2002
Effort applauded
February 16, 2002
Daily ticker
February 16, 2002
4-H news
February 16, 2002
Deay services
February 16, 2002
Engagements
February 16, 2002
Keep free busing
February 16, 2002
Local briefs
February 16, 2002
 Wichita mayor announces gubernatorial candidacy Wichita  With abortion foes protesting outside his campaign office, Wichita Mayor Bob Knight formally announced his candidacy for the governor’s race. “I am an underdog  and it seems very natural in my life that everything ever worth doing, I’ve done as an underdog,” he told more than 100 supporters who crammed inside the office to hear him. Ignoring the dozen or so protesters outside, the Republican said that a strong economy, a clean environment, education and local government control were issues he would be talking about in his campaign. He did not directly address the abortion issue at his campaign announcement, but told reporters he did not know whether abortion would become a campaign issue. ______________________________________  Field trip: Legislators plan to attend women’s basketball game About 25 Kansas legislators and their families will boost attendance at Sunday’s Kansas University vs. Kansas State University women’s basketball game in Lawrence. Rep. Carl Krehbiel, R-Moundridge, organized the event because one of his constituents, Laurie Koehn, is a starting player for the KSU Wildcats. A number of other legislators had expressed interest in how well the K-State women are doing this season, Krehbiel said, but it’s nearly impossible to get a ticket to a women’s game in Manhattan. “Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to get women’s basketball tickets in Lawrence,” he said. Tip-off time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. ______________________________________  Legislature: Agreement reached on bill to build research facilities Topeka  Higher education officials said Friday they have reached accord with contractors and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration on a bill to build three research facilities, including one at Kansas University. The measure is pending in the House Appropriations Committee after the Graves administration and Associated General Contractors of Kansas opposed provisions that would have exempted the buildings from several state construction laws. On Friday, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair and Corey Peterson, executive vice president of the contractors’ group, agreed to restore the requirement that the manager of the projects select subcontractors based on low bid. The bill would approve issuance of bonds to finance $110 million of projects, including a biomedical research center at KU, a food safety laboratory at Kansas State and aviation facility at Wichita State.
Local briefs
February 16, 2002
Wichita mayor announces gubernatorial candidacy Wichita With abortion foes protesting outside his campaign office, Wichita Mayor Bob Knight formally announced his candidacy for the governor’s race. “I am an underdog and it seems very natural in my life that everything ever worth doing, I’ve done as an underdog,” he told more than 100 supporters who crammed inside the office to hear him. Ignoring the dozen or so protesters outside, the Republican said that a strong economy, a clean environment, education and local government control were issues he would be talking about in his campaign. He did not directly address the abortion issue at his campaign announcement, but told reporters he did not know whether abortion would become a campaign issue. ______________________________________ Field trip: Legislators plan to attend women’s basketball game About 25 Kansas legislators and their families will boost attendance at Sunday’s Kansas University vs. Kansas State University women’s basketball game in Lawrence. Rep. Carl Krehbiel, R-Moundridge, organized the event because one of his constituents, Laurie Koehn, is a starting player for the KSU Wildcats. A number of other legislators had expressed interest in how well the K-State women are doing this season, Krehbiel said, but it’s nearly impossible to get a ticket to a women’s game in Manhattan. “Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy to get women’s basketball tickets in Lawrence,” he said. Tip-off time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. ______________________________________ Legislature: Agreement reached on bill to build research facilities Topeka Higher education officials said Friday they have reached accord with contractors and Gov. Bill Graves’ administration on a bill to build three research facilities, including one at Kansas University. The measure is pending in the House Appropriations Committee after the Graves administration and Associated General Contractors of Kansas opposed provisions that would have exempted the buildings from several state construction laws. On Friday, Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Clay Blair and Corey Peterson, executive vice president of the contractors’ group, agreed to restore the requirement that the manager of the projects select subcontractors based on low bid. The bill would approve issuance of bonds to finance $110 million of projects, including a biomedical research center at KU, a food safety laboratory at Kansas State and aviation facility at Wichita State.
Military news
February 16, 2002
Old home town - 40 and 100 years ago today
February 16, 2002