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Should the state designate English the official language?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
65%
No
 
34%
Undecided
 
0%
Total 123
Should the Kansas Legislature scrap the state minimum wage?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
63%
No
 
33%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 119
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Lawmakers consider official language
February 13, 2007
In Kansas, we speak English. That’s the word from a panel of state lawmakers. 49 News Statehouse Reporter Gena Terlizzi explains why some of those lawmakers believe the bill they approved Tuesday is a waste of time.
Teenager helps family escape from burning home
February 13, 2007
A quick-acting family member helps his siblings escape a burning home this morning in Linwood.
Junior high features eclectic art collection
February 13, 2007
Student artwork decorates the halls of virtually every school in Lawrence, but one school has a collection far different from the hand-traced turkeys and cut-out hearts.
Future of new city library remains uncertain
February 13, 2007
The future of a new public library in downtown Lawrence still remains uncertain as Lawrence city commissioners say they need a lot more information before putting the issue out for a public vote.
Jayhawks prepare for atmosphere change in Colorado
February 13, 2007
The first time they met, Colorado barely put up a fight as the Jayhawks dismantled the Buffs 97-74, but that was in Lawrence.
Freshman swimmer Robinson making strides at KU
February 13, 2007
The distance from the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic center to Robinson Natatorium at the University of Kansas is only four miles, but for Kansas freshman Ashley Robinson swimming at KU feels like a world away from her high school days at Free State.
Free State girls pound SM North 56-39
February 13, 2007
Free State’s girls basketball team played host to Shawnee Mission North for senior night Tuesday.
Firebirds hold on to 55-35 win over Indians
February 13, 2007
Chuck Law’s Firebirds hosted Shawnee Mission North for senior night Tuesday evening in west Lawrence.
LHS boys hold off Olathe North 45-35
February 13, 2007
Chris Davis’ Lions hosted Olathe North Tuesday night at the Jungle.
State board seeks answers to controversial plan
February 13, 2007
You might call it a preventative check-up as the state board that oversees KU says its looking for more answers on a controversial plan to send faculty and student across the state line to work in a Kansas City, Mo. hospital.
Lawmakers closer to making English official language
February 13, 2007
There’s a war of words brewing the state house as today lawmakers are one step closer to making english the official language.
Local students make most of snow day
February 13, 2007
Today’s wintery blast closed Lawrence area schools and for many students its a day of fun on slippery slopes.
Lady Lions blow past Eagles 61-24
February 13, 2007
Lawrence High’s girls basketball team played host to Olathe North in a Sunflower League game.
6News weather forecast for Wednesday, February 14
February 13, 2007
6News meteorologist Jennifer Schack brings us today’s forecast as well as predictions for the rest of the week.
Man pleads guilty, insists he didn’t kill jeweler
February 13, 2007
Convicted felon Leonard Price reached a plea deal with prosecutors for his role in the April 2005 murder of David Boose.
Burglar pleads guilty to murder
D.A. plans more charges in 2005 Lecompton slaying
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
A Topeka man accused of being present during the killing of a 77-year-old Lecompton resident pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony murder.
State board dumps anti-evolution standards
February 13, 2007
The State Board of Education has adopted evolution-friendly science standards.
Central Junior High displays art worth more than $100k
February 13, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, art from former students is displayed in Lawrence schools, including a piece in CJHS worth more than $100k, and more about the Boose murder case.
Fire damages home in Linwood
No injuries reported
09:24 a.m., February 13, 2007 Updated 02:41 p.m.
No injuries were reported in fire that drew several area fire departments.
Lawrence schools closed; sporting events will continue
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12:05 a.m., February 13, 2007 Updated 11:43 a.m.
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Hamas leaders to resign
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Monday his militant Hamas government will resign in the coming days - a formality that should clear the way for a new coalition with the pragmatic Fatah movement.
Testimony starts in Katrina insurance suit
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A homeowner who claims Allstate Indemnity Co. failed to properly or promptly pay his damage claim after Hurricane Katrina took the witness stand in federal court Monday, kicking off testimony in the first trial for one of the several thousand such Louisiana lawsuits.
Boeing unveils new 767 for Air Force tanker deal
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
Boeing Co. on Monday announced a newly designed KC-767 as its proposed aircraft for a $40 billion Air Force contract competition to replace 179 refueling planes.
Gunman kills self, three others at office building
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
A gunman fatally shot three people at a business meeting before turning the gun on himself Monday night in an office building at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard, police said.
Time Warner to sell Braves
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Time Warner Inc. reached a deal to sell the Atlanta Braves to Liberty Media Corp. after more than a year of negotiations, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Blogger quits Edwards’ presidential campaign
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
One of the chief campaign bloggers for Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards quit Monday after conservative critics raised questions about her history of provocative online messages.
Lobbyists take aim at state’s minimum wage
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Business lobbyists and some lawmakers on Monday sought to repeal the state minimum wage - already the lowest in the nation at $2.65 per hour - and also recommended prohibiting cities, such as Lawrence, from passing wage ordinances.
People in the news
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ The Police give tour green light ¢ Valentine’s Day can be thorny for even President Bush ¢ Knee operation to keep Dench away from Oscars
LHS students reflect on Bush address
February 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
We are happy to note that this is the first time that a State of the Union address has been presided over by a female, and that it was President Bush’s first time speaking defensively, to a Democratic audience and an angered nation.
County prosecutor faces corruption charges
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
A South Texas prosecutor who has tried to oust several county officials for alleged misconduct was himself arraigned Monday on corruption charges filed by a special prosecutor.
Government to buy Verizon telecom stake
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Venezuela has signed a preliminary agreement to purchase Verizon Communications Inc.’s stake in the country’s largest telecommunications company, the latest move by President Hugo Chavez toward nationalizing strategic sectors of the economy.
Topeka firm opens Lawrence law office
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe LLC, a Topeka-based law firm, recently opened an office in Lawrence to better serve clients throughout northeast Kansas.
Commodities
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Stem cell bank leaders vow to work together
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Leaders of national embryonic stem cell banks in the United States and the United Kingdom pledged Monday to coordinate efforts to promote research, create international standards and more efficiently distribute each other’s cells.
Man who hit Jackson found guilty by judge
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
A man who hit former Indiana Pacers guard Stephen Jackson with a car during a fight outside a strip club last fall was convicted Monday in a ruling by a judge.
Better late than never
After rough start, Mosley finds mark
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
She tagged along with her brother to the park in their South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, where he had flag football practice. She had nothing to do but wait for him to finish, so she brought a basketball with her one day.
Woodling: Gaels short on glory
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Former President Clinton spoke in this northern suburb of New York City on Sunday morning. The former prez addressed the Westchester Democratic Committee’s annual Victory Breakfast. Clinton did not, however, stick around for the semi-weekly Iona College men’s basketball Defeat Dinner.
LHS boys pass two-game test
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Heading into last weekend, Lawrence High boys basketball coach Chris Davis said his team’s slate of games would serve as a barometer for his team’s talent as the Lions faced two of the toughest teams in the Sunflower League on consecutive nights.
City athletes of the week
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Weather pushes back home series
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University announced Monday it’s non-conference baseball series against North Dakota State had been moved back due to inclement weather.
Natural Breeze boss earns national award
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Marc Ridenour will receive an Achievement Award next month from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, recognizing the Lawrence-based remodeler for receiving the highest scores on the organization’s national certification tests for two consecutive years.
Though he’s slight, the kid’s all right
Seabury’s Gutierrez doesn’t let youth, stature disrupt way of his creative game
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
He may not be able to block shots or put down monster dunks - let alone touch the rim - but Seabury Academy’s Ryan Gutierrez does what’s necessary for a high school point guard. He makes crisp passes - when he feels like dishing the ball - and can rain three-pointers, which he does often.
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University coach Bill Self believes at least five Big 12 teams will receive NCAA Tournament bids on Selection Sunday.
Louisville rolls over No. 7 Pitt
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
A young Louisville team has improved steadily all season and is in position for a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. Still, coach Rick Pitino couldn’t believe what he was hearing about the Cardinals.
Duke falls out of poll
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Duke’s Top 25 streak is over.
Delayed reaction
Communication appears to be lacking between Kansas University and Lawrence’s business community.
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
As it should, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce has taken an official position opposing the move of this year’s Kansas-Missouri football game to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. It’s curious, however, that chamber officials seemed to have been taken by surprise by the action given that two Kansas University officials who would have been actively involved in the decision are members of the chamber’s board of directors.
Q & A with Chase Torgerson
Senior sees sweet success in return to FSHS swim team
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C6
Chase Torgerson recently broke the Sunflower League meet record for the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.62 seconds. The previous record of 54.40 seconds had been intact since 1998.
Freshmen spark Sooners
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale used a couple of freshmen to jump start her slumping Sooners.
Russia, Qatar discuss natural gas cartel
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Leaders of natural gas-rich Russia and Qatar said Monday they would explore the creation of a natural gas cartel to represent the interests of producer countries to influence the global market.
EU nations approve sanction plan for Iran
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
EU foreign ministers approved plans Monday to implement U.N. sanctions against Iran, and the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency’s chief appealed for a “timeout” on sanctions if Tehran suspends uranium enrichment.
Riley set to return after All-Star break
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Pat Riley will resume coaching the Miami Heat following the All-Star break, an official within the NBA said Monday.
Reeling Wizards ‘not sinking yet’
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
The Washington Wizards, a feel-good team for much of the NBA season’s first half, have hit the skids big time.
Mayor vetoes measure to make English official
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed a measure Monday that would have made English the city’s official language, saying it was unconstitutional, unnecessary and mean-spirited.
Kansans opt against death penalty
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Death penalty opponents Monday released a poll showing most Kansans prefer alternatives to capital punishment.
Blasts heard outside U.S. base in Japan
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Japanese police were investigating a suspected extremist attack on the U.S. Army after two small explosions occurred outside a military base south of Tokyo, police said today.
House starts debate today on war resolution
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
House Democrats rolled out their resolution opposing President Bush’s troop increase in Iraq on Monday, setting up a likely rebuke in a political landscape turned upside down since Congress’ overwhelming 2002 endorsement of force against Saddam Hussein.
Idol’ finally gets down to business
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
You can’t go home again. Thomas Wolfe wrote the book on that, but I learned it from “Leave It to Beaver.”
Woodward, Novak testify on sources
Journalists say former vice president’s aide didn’t reveal CIA agent
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
In June 2003, when Washington Post editor Bob Woodward sat down with a top source at the U.S. State Department, he had a question.
Cyclones score early, often
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Ottawa High boys basketball team set a school first-half scoring record en route to an 83-60 victory against Anderson County on Monday.
Gates seeks Pakistani help for Taliban offensive
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Pentagon Chief Robert Gates, in his push for a coordinated assault against the Taliban in Afghanistan this spring, is enlisting Pakistan’s help and vowing better military coordination along the troubled border between the two countries.
Wretched war drags on
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
As a clean and articulate man, I was surprised to see the Biden for President movement run over a bicycle while backing out of the driveway and then take out the gladiolas, but there it was and the distinguished gentleman from Delaware had to go on Comedy Central to explain himself and then clarify his explanations. All of us little macacas derive some pleasure from this, of course, seeing big guys stumble. It’s Darwinism in action. Your head gets too big and your pants too tight and you trip and fall down.
Tiki Barber to join NBC
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Tiki Barber will work for NBC next year after spending most of the 2006 NFL season entertaining bids from various networks for jobs in both news and sports.
Nash pulls out of All-Star game
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Steve Nash withdrew from Sunday’s All-Star game because of lingering inflammation in his right shoulder.
Chargers fire Schottenheimer
President cites coach’s ‘dysfunctional’ relationship with GM
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was fired Monday night in a shocking move by team president Dean Spanos, who cited a “dysfunctional situation” between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith.
Tentative deal reached at N. Korea nuclear talks
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
Six countries reached a tentative agreement today on initial steps toward North Korea’s nuclear disarmament that could usher in the first concrete progress after more than three years of talks marked by delays, deadlock and the communist country’s first nuclear test explosion.
President declares state of emergency
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A6
President Lansana Conte declared a state of emergency Monday in Guinea, saying he had ordered the army to “take all necessary measures” to restore order after three days of violent protests.
Gunman kills 5 people at shopping mall
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A5
A man with a shotgun entered a shopping mall and began randomly shooting customers Monday night, killing five people and injuring at least four others before being killed, police said.
Professor’s video creates sensation on YouTube
K-State cultural anthropologist explores history of Internet
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
He’s right up there with Nora, the piano-playing cat. A Kansas State University professor’s video on the history of the Internet - originally begun as an academic paper - has caused a sensation online. As of Monday, it had been viewed more than 900,000 times and was the fourth highest-rated video of the past month on YouTube, behind only a pair of episodes of the cartoon “Yu-Gi-Oh” and a “Meet Barack Obama” video.
God’s law
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Concerning Senate Bill 163 and Scott Rothschild’s article of Jan. 7, “Panel considers sexual-orientation discrimination ban,” and Forrest Swall’s letter to the editor, “Denying reality,” on Jan. 9 in the Journal-World:
Adoptive parents devote more time, money
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Adoptive parents invest more time and financial resources in their children than biological parents, according to a new national study challenging arguments that have been used to oppose same-sex marriage and gay adoption.
Car burglars strike at recreation centers
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Vehicles parked at recreation centers and athletic clubs have become a favorite target for burglars, Lawrence police say.
Giants release 3 starters
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
The New York Giants released linebacker LaVar Arrington and two other starters Monday in the first major shake-up under new general manager Jerry Reese.
Homeless advocate won’t push vote for services
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B3
Lawrence voters this April won’t be asked to consider a question directing city commissioners to spend more money for services related to the poor and homeless.
Maslenitsa’ event to showcase folk dances
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
An event Friday near the Kansas University campus will feature four varieties of international pancakes and crepes, plus Serbian, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Greek and Israeli folk dances.
Wittig free on bond pending appeal of sentence
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
David Wittig, the former top executive of Westar Energy Inc., was released from prison Monday after serving nearly 13 months in prison.
HIV patients: Marijuana helps ease foot pain
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Smoking marijuana eased HIV-related pain in some patients in a small study that nevertheless represented one of the few rigorous attempts to find out if the drug has medicinal benefits.
Relay for Life sets kickoff rally
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Anyone who wants to learn more about this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Douglas County can attend the kickoff rally from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Free State High School commons area.
Coal plant tax?
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: To those legislators concerned about revenue sources for upkeep of our public institutions, why not a new coal plant tax?
Winter precipitation returns
Snow, ice may cause slick driving conditions
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
Watch out for slipping and sliding today.
TherapyWorks offers Healthy Kids Fair
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
The fourth annual TherapyWorks Healthy Kids Fair is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24 at TherapyWorks, 1112 W. Sixth St., Suite 120.
Valuation increases on residential, commercial properties slow this year
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
Douglas County property owners will be seeing an average of less than a 3 percent increase in their valuations this year, County Appraiser Marion Johnson told county commissioners Monday. Valuation notices will be mailed Feb. 28, Johnson said. The state requires that notices be mailed by March 1.
Lakers’ Walton out at least another week
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Los Angeles Lakers forward Luke Walton will be out at least through the All-Star break because of a sprained right ankle.
Fateful fever kept Highberger in Lawrence
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
City Commissioner Boog Highberger is pretty sure Lawrence is exactly where he belongs. His body told him that long ago. It was the early 1980s and Highberger was set to graduate from Kansas University with a degree in electrical engineering. He had already accepted a job with computer giant IBM as a programmer. He was packing his bags to move to Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Valentine’s a SAD day for many teens
February 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
Double Take By Dr. Wes Crenshaw & John Murray.
Gore, Gingrich out of presidential running
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Everyone and their grandmother, it seems, has decided to run for president in 2008. But conspicuous by their hesitation are Democrat Al Gore and Republican Newt Gingrich, who are holding back to see whether they really do have a chance.
City to decide sidewalk sale flap
Downtown Lawrence asks shops to pay up or not participate
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Sara Oliver figures she’s already paid her dues. That’s why the owner of the downtown shop The Topiary Tree doesn’t think she needs to pay another $380 a year in dues to the Downtown Lawrence Inc. organization to participate in the community’s annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.
Iranian leader shifts to low-key approach
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Iran’s hard-line president, who has berated the United States and refused to compromise on his nuclear program, is now softening his tone, saying Monday he wants dialogue rather than confrontation in Iraq.
Nappers can take heart thanks to new study
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
At last, science has come up with proof that naps are good for you. Tell your boss! Tell your spouse!
Douglas County losing its farms
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B6
Who will be the last person to operate a family farm in Douglas County? Will it be a Wulfkuhle, Flory, Leary, Ross, Pine or Pendleton? Will it simply be a case of the last man left standing, or will it be based on factors such as historical significance or quality of the land? Will it happen in your lifetime or in your children’s lifetime?
Bald eagle fighting for life
Lead shot fragments in food chain cause poisoning
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lead pellets don’t have to be fired from a shotgun to kill birds. During the past six weeks, two bald eagles and a goose died from lead poisoning despite treatment at Operation WildLife, a rehabilitative center near Linwood for injured or orphaned animals. The birds had ingested pieces of lead.
Dodos flock to Darwin Day celebration
Lecture, film, exhibits pay tribute to evolution
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B1
For an example of how evolution works, look no further than Richard Schowen’s inflamed sinuses.
Lens on the world
Artist follows in father’s steps, telling cultural stories in photos
February 13, 2007 in print edition on D1
At a dinner party in China a few years ago, the conversation turned to how best to use acquired knowledge. Pok Chi Lau pulled out a fortune cookie slip he kept in his wallet: “Many receive advice, but only the wise profit by it.”
Wright unable to wrangle Big 12 honor
Big efforts by Boggan, Carter nullify KU forward’s 33-point showing against Missouri
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C1
Julian Wright isn’t demanding a recount. Wright, Kansas University’s sophomore forward who erupted for a career-high 33 points in the Jayhawks’ 92-74 victory over Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo., has accepted a Big 12 media panel’s decision to vote Oklahoma State’s Mario Boggan and Texas A&M’s Josh Carter co-conference players of the week.
Durant, ‘D’ spark UT
Longhorns spank OSU in rematch
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C5
Defense and Kevin Durant. Put the two together and good things happen for the Texas Longhorns.
Amaechi: Spotlight ‘chaotic’
Coverage overwhelms first admittedly gay NBA player
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C4
Five days after becoming the first NBA player to acknowledge his homosexuality, former center John Amaechi said the spotlight had been chaotic.
Blasts rock oldest Baghdad market
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A7
Thunderous car bombs shattered a crowded marketplace Monday in the heart of Baghdad, triggering secondary explosions, engulfing an eight-story building in flames and killing at least 78 people in the latest in a series of similar attacks aimed at the country’s Shiite majority.
Commentary: ‘The Boss’ hardly a fitting nickname
Steinbrenner’s waning power, visibility evident as Yankees’ spring training begins
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
The plan, at least, calls for us to see less of George Steinbrenner this spring training. No more daily check-ins about the Yankees’ latest Grapefruit League setback, or Joe Torre’s future, or Alex Rodriguez’s state of mind.
Chiefs sign LB Reid, others
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with 13 reserve and future free agents, including former Kansas University linebacker Nick Reid, the team announced Monday.
Legal concerns delay repairs at school district buildings
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B8
About $1 million worth of maintenance and repair projects - from new roofs to electronic door systems - were given the OK Monday night by Lawrence’s school board. But there’s still a major question of what will happen to about $9 million worth of other projects the board wants to complete.
VA to notify millions about missing data
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Department of Veterans Affairs began notifying 1.8 million veterans and doctors Monday that their personal and business information could be on a portable hard drive that has been missing from an Alabama hospital for nearly three weeks.
Serious turn may pay off for Murphy
Comedian an Oscar favorite for support role in ‘Dreamgirls’
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A2
It’s a dramatic shift, when funny men turn serious. Even Eddie Murphy, the latest of Hollywood’s top comic performers to try, has had some laughs about his own transformation, which could bring him an Academy Award.
Couples duke it out over finances
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
Every year around Valentine’s Day, I get a number of surveys about love and money. Although the results of these surveys rarely change, I continue to be dismayed by the findings. The latest comes from the online payment company, PayPal. In its “Can’t Buy Me Love” survey, the company found that money trumps sex and housecleaning as the No. 1 issue that couples fight about.
Realtors group gives endorsements
Board supports three candidates for City Commission
February 13, 2007 in print edition on C8
For the first time in its 42-year history, the Lawrence Board of Realtors is endorsing candidates for Lawrence City Commission.
Mismatch fits for young transplants
Babies able to accept donor hearts with wrong blood type
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A8
Connor Geddes was 13 days old when surgeons gave him a new heart that didn’t match his blood type - deliberately.
Horoscopes
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B5
Lincoln revealed in telegrams
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Abraham Lincoln whose birthday we celebrated on Monday was known for his soaring prose. What we remember, however, is Lincoln’s planned prose; he kept no diary or other record of his innermost thoughts. Yet insight into our greatest president is possible through the nearly 1,000 messages he sent via the new telegraph technology.
Lawrence Datebook
February 13, 2007 in print edition on B2
Proposal to ban human cloning proves divisive
February 13, 2007 in print edition on A4
Supporters of a ban on using public funds for human cloning said Monday that the proposal would ensure that no tax dollars are used for such controversial research.