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What do you think of the state law allowing children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Kansas universities?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s fine — those children are longtime residents of the state, whose parents have contributed to our economy.
 
55%
It’s awful — noncitizens shouldn’t get benefits that some citizens don’t.
 
44%
No opinion.
 
0%
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6News Now for September 28
September 28, 2006
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, grandparents raising children, the trial for HIV exposure, and more about the city manager search.
City manager announcement set for tomorrow
September 28, 2006
Mayor Mike Amyx has scheduled a press conference for 9 a.m. Friday at City Hall to announce the commission’s choice to be the next city manager.
Lions’ Jones wins; LHS second as team
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High’s Abby Jones won the vault, bars, beam and all-around titles, but LHS had to settle for second place in the team race at the Olathe East gymnastics invitational on Wednesday.
Kansas volleyball falls to Texas Tech
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Three Kansas University players had double-digit kills, but the Jayhawks fell to Texas Tech, 30-26, 30-25, 22-30, 30-25, Wednesday at United Spirit Arena.
League tennis on tap today
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Though the Sunflower League girls tennis tournament is today at Shawnee Mission East, coaches at Lawrence High and Free State are looking forward to the regional tournament next week.
Mangino: Officials on top of replays
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Mark Mangino knows where not to go for advice. When mulling whether to exercise a coach’s challenge requesting instant-replay review of a disputed call, Kansas University’s fifth-year football coach tries to avoid going straight to the source of the controversy: the player.
Officials: KDHE strained by smaller federal budget
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working hard, but a slimming federal budget has strained finances, state officials said Wednesday.
On the record
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Flying tri guy
Optometrist wins national title
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Kent Dobbins found the love of his life through his passionate hobby.
Lawrence Datebook
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B2
Mass. Street house catches on fire
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
Firefighters were on the scene Wednesday investigating a chimney and attic fire at a house at 2032 Mass., emergency dispatchers said.
Area seniors named Commended Students by National Merit program
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B3
A dozen high school seniors from Lawrence have been recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Trial begins for Missouri professor of music charged with killing lover
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B8
Prosecutors say college music professor David Lee Stagg strangled his lover and then tried to cover his crime by making it appear that the man committed suicide.
Brother of drunken 3-year-old arrested
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A5
A 3-year-old girl was found passed out from drinking alcohol Monday night at a home in north Minneapolis, authorities said Tuesday. Four adults there also were “heavily drunk,” and alcohol containers littered the floor.
This Owens story too hard to believe
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
T.O. tried suicide? I first heard it Wednesday morning on my way to Bears practice. I said to myself: “Nahhh, can’t be.” Could it?
Tigers fall, but stay on top
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
Ted Lilly pitched six strong innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays hit four home runs in a 7-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night, but the Tigers held on to their one-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central.
Graduation rates rise
NCAA reports increase of 1 percent
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C2
An overall increase of 1 percentage point in graduation rates might not seem significant. NCAA president Myles Brand disagrees.
Tamer Tate paying off for Iowa
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Iowa quarterback Drew Tate always plays with passion. Against Ohio State last season, however, he took it too far.
Huskers not worried about earning revenge
KU loss a ‘springboard’ to better things
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Nebraska players say they aren’t using revenge as a motivating factor for Saturday night’s Big 12 opener against Kansas.
Newsroom workers vote to join union amid chaos
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A4
The feud between newsroom employees and ownership at the Santa Barbara News-Press intensified Wednesday, with workers voting to join a union and management alleging employees may have been coerced.
Kasold repairs may finish ahead of schedule, city says
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
The rebuilding of a major portion of Kasold Drive is going so smoothly that city leaders said they now believe the project may be finished ahead of schedule.
Officer saves choking student
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
After more than a week of headlines about suicides, fatal traffic accidents and fatal fires, something happened at Southwest Junior High School Wednesday that gave everybody who witnessed it a reason to stand up and cheer.
Bomar itching to play
Former Oklahoma QB biding his time until NCAA restores his eligibility
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C8
Rhett Bomar took the snap in an empty stadium and zipped a perfect strike to one of his new teammates at Sam Houston State.
House approves terrorism detainee legislation
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
The House approved legislation Wednesday giving the Bush administration authority to interrogate and prosecute terrorism detainees, moving President Bush to the edge of a pre-election victory with a key piece of his anti-terror plan.
Retired general: U.S. should stay the course
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday night that America and her allies needed to continue the long-term war on terror, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, to combat violent extremists.
Head off household of picky eaters
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Finicky adults are basically picky toddlers grown old. Doctors and nutritionists say that habits formed early become a way of life.
Fall applications will prevent springtime weed woes
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Toward the end of August, when everything else was suffering, the winter annual weed seeds were just waiting to flourish.
Shell game
Local growers cultivate variety of savory nuts
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D1
Just as we equate the autumn with picking pumpkins, squash and apples, nuts are available as well. Regional farmers are more than delighted to have visitors rummage about for that perfect pecan or chestnut. Gathering nuts is a rite of passage in the fall.
Cincy’s Thurman suspended for year
Lions cut receiver Bradford, add line help
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman, already banned for the first four games of 2006 for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, was suspended Wednesday for the rest of the season following his arrest on a charge of drunken driving.
Chiefs saddened by T.O.’s troubles
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
News that Terrell Owens may have attempted suicide shocked and saddened the Kansas City Chiefs, who are keenly aware of the pressures that bear down on professional athletes, both stars and also-rans.
Luck nothing new to winning a NASCAR title
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
Tony Stewart is half right about what it takes to win the Chase for the Nextel Cup.
HP chairwoman says she consulted others
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
Hewlett-Packard Co.’s ousted chairwoman said it was her duty to stem boardroom leaks of sensitive information and that her decision to initiate an investigation was made in concert with others at HP, according to prepared testimony released by a congressional committee.
Girl who went into coma at dentist’s office dies
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
A 5-year-old Chicago girl who never awoke from her sedation during a visit to the dentist died Wednesday at Children’s Memorial Hospital, a hospital official said.
Bush urges anti-terror allies to cooperate
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
President Bush appealed to the bickering presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday to put aside their differences and “strategize together” over dinner on ways to defeat the common enemy of terrorism.
People in the news
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
¢ Supermodel Naomi Campbell a no-show for NYC court date ¢ Joseph ‘Rev. Run’ Simmons, wife suffer loss of newborn ¢ Fox News chief: Clinton’s reply ‘an assault on all journalists’
KU art faculty works on display
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D2
Three Kansas University School of Fine Arts Department of Art faculty members have their works on display at the Multidisciplinary Research Building (MRB) on KU’s Lawrence West Campus through fall 2007.
Gallery announces artist reception
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D2
The exhibit “Views from the Heartland” opens with a free, public reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Signs of Life, 722 Mass.
Smith’s son died from drug combination
Lethal mixture of antidepressants, methadone wasn’t overdose
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
Anna Nicole Smith’s 20-year-old son died from a lethal combination of methadone and two antidepressant drugs, a U.S.-based pathologist who conducted a private autopsy said Wednesday.
Event pulls in $40K for cancer research
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence residents raised nearly $40,000 for leukemia and lymphoma research during the third annual Light the Night Walk, organizers said.
Comair crash survivor has surgery on spine
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
The co-pilot who survived the crash of Comair Flight 5191 underwent surgery on his fractured spine Wednesday and it may be weeks - if not months - before he can return home, a hospital official said.
J-W photographer’s portrait earns award
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Lawrence Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder will be honored next month by the Inland Press Assn. for a portrait photograph.
Soccer games will go on, nets or no nets
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Game on. Thieves took 16 goal nets from the Youth Sports Inc. complex, but that won’t stop Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. from playing games this weekend.
Library sale to feature thousands of books
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
More than 250,000 items will be offered during the annual Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Fall Book Sale.
Cyclists to converge in city for weekend Octoginta ride
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Expect to see plenty of bicycles around the city and county this weekend.
Garden showcases hardy plants
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
Pamela Poulter’s plants tell the story of this summer. Hot, dry and dead.
HIV-exposure trial questions man’s intent
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
An HIV exposure trial that started Wednesday in Douglas County District Court involves two central questions: one personal and one scientific.
EU backs tighter security for flights
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
European Union air safety officials on Wednesday backed tightened rules on the amount of liquids and size of carry-on baggage that passengers can bring onto commercial flights - even as the U.S. has eased its restrictions.
Authorities detain 4 Russian military officers
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Georgian authorities detained four Russian military officers on spying charges Wednesday, and security forces surrounded Russia’s military headquarters in Tbilisi to demand that another suspect be handed over, the interior minister said.
Israel frees deputy prime minister of Hamas
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Israel on Wednesday released the Palestinian deputy prime minister, the highest-ranking of more than 30 officials in the Hamas-led government jailed as part of a crackdown on the Islamic militant group.
Ugly Betty’ comes to U.S.
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A2
Based on the Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea,” one of the most popular TV shows in the world, “Ugly Betty” (7 p.m., ABC) stars America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, a spunky young woman from a close-knit family and Queens neighborhood who battles office politics and abject cruelty at a snooty fashion magazine.
Immigrant tuition law on trial
Appeals court to decide legality of Kansas statute
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B1
A controversial Kansas law that grants in-state college tuition to some illegal immigrants had another day in court Wednesday.
Negotiators hold talks on nuclear program
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Negotiators for Iran and the European Union held five hours of “very intense” talks Wednesday over Iran’s disputed nuclear program and planned to meeting again today, officials said.
Cyst floats away as doctors perform zero-gravity surgery
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
A small, pink object floated near the hands of surgeons who were removing a cyst from a man’s arm. One of the doctors, strapped to the wall with mountain-climbers’ gear, flicked it away. A piece of tissue then eerily floated upward.
U.S. raid in Iraq kills eight
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
American troops killed eight people - four of them women - after taking heavy fire during a raid Wednesday on a suspected terrorist’s house northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. command said.
Saudis to build fence along border to keep out extremists
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A6
Saudi Arabia is pushing ahead with plans to build a fence to block terrorists from crossing its 560-mile border with Iraq - another sign of growing alarm that Sunni-Shiite strife could spill over and drag Iraq’s neighbors into its civil conflict.
Manufactured housing Manager joins board for state association
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
The district manager for a company that owns four manufactured housing communities in Lawrence has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Kansas Manufactured Housing Assn.
Pepperjax Grill hires general manager
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Syed Zaidi, Lawrence, has joined Pepperjax Grill as general manager in Lawrence.
Volunteer wins Cornerstone Award
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Marti Butell, a community volunteer, is the September winner of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone Award.
Commodities
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
Rules may guide automatic 401(k) plans
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
As part of a new law designed to encourage more people to save for retirement, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed rules to guide companies that automatically enroll workers in certain retirement savings plans, including a 401(k).
Condos on the curve
Yankee Tank Point is set for 10 acres along Kasold
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A8
First Management Inc. is preparing to build a condominium complex along the banks of a familiar traffic curve in southwest Lawrence.
U.S. must tap its oil reserves
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thoroughly condemned President Bush, the United States, Israel and everything Western during his speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 19.
Everyday impact
The urgent need to train more nurses and teachers is a tangible example of the important role higher education plays in Kansans’ lives.
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Legislators and other Kansas residents who wonder how state universities and other Kansas Board of Regents institutions impact their everyday lives need look no further than their neighborhood schools or community hospitals.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 28, 1906: “It appears some 14,000 American troops are readied to go to Cuba to keep order while new elections are held.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
Enrollment experts at Kansas University who had been predicting declining enrollments in recent years said their forecasts were beginning to hit home.
Shades of gray
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I’m writing in response to a recently published letter that expressed the belief that the single issue of abortion should be the deciding factor in American politics.
Thoughtless act
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: On Saturday evening my husband and I came upon a fatality accident on Wellman Road north of Lawrence. The shame of the whole thing was that not only was there a human fatality but also that of a large black dog.
Horoscopes
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Sept. 28
Former secretary of state critical of how Bush has handled events
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A1
When Madeleine Albright first arrived as the U.S. representative to the United Nations in 1993, she spent days, weeks, talking about Iraq.
T.O.: ‘There was no suicide attempt’
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Terrell Owens was again the center of a news storm Wednesday, a day that was bizarre even by the unusual standards set by his previous antics.
Rookies tested by camp
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
Sherron Collins sprinted through an Allen Fieldhouse hallway, looking a bit relieved to see his teammates leisurely walking through the northwest tunnel onto the court.
Keegan: Husker happy again
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C1
In the days before Kansas University defeated Nebraska in 2005, an outcome he predicted, former Cornhuskers middle guard and Lawrence resident Kerry Weinmaster held nothing back in expressing his frustration over the state of his alma mater Nebraska’s football program.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
There still is no definite word on quarterback Kerry Meier’s availability, and it’s likely nothing will be made public before Saturday’s game.
Former Alcatraz inmate dies
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B8
Willie Radkay, a former bank robber who was assigned a cell next to prohibition-era gangster Machine Gun Kelly while serving time at Alcatraz, died on his 95th birthday.
K.C. halts eight-game losing streak
Minnesota misses chance to pull into first-place tie with Tigers in Central
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C5
The lowly Kansas City Royals prevented Minnesota from moving into a first-place tie.
Pointed words
Normally stoic Matt Kenseth expresses frustration after running out of fuel on last lap of Dover 400
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C6
For a guy who’s supposed to be a robot, Matt Kenseth had some pretty pointed things to say following last Sunday’s Dover 400.
Adult gunman kills self, girl after taking hostages
September 28, 2006 in print edition on A3
A gunman took six girls hostage at the high school in this mountain town Wednesday, using them as human shields for hours before he shot and fatally wounded a girl and then killed himself as a SWAT team moved in, authorities said.
Heather can add touch of late color to garden
September 28, 2006 in print edition on D2
Heather can be as pretty a plant in your garden as it is blanketing the bonny hills of Scotland.
Schwarzenegger reinvented
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B7
The Terminator has rescued himself from political ruin by reinventing his approach to government, thus demonstrating in the most dramatic way possible the value of political independence.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
A fashion survey showed that long winter coats and miniskirts were not ready to become immediately entrenched among the college set here.
Good coverage
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I would like to commend the Journal-World on doing such a good job of the coverage of the fire that affected the Glover family. I feel that the articles were tastefully written with adequate coverage and respect for the family.
U.N. leader should be chosen on merits
September 28, 2006 in print edition on B6
The 15 nations that will gather in New York today to conduct a straw poll to choose the next U.N. secretary-general should reflect on a durable lesson of political life: Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.
LHS grows; FSHS shrinks
KSHSAA tally shows intracity gap
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C3
Lawrence High has had an enrollment spike, while the size of Free State High’s student body has dipped.
Pujols powers Cards
September 28, 2006 in print edition on C4
The St. Louis Cardinals count on Albert Pujols for big hits. His latest blast might have saved their season.