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Should the state prohibit a Lawrence partnership registry?

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62%
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West slips by Aquinas for Warhawk title
February 15, 2007
After trailing for most of the game, West Junior High got the job done down the stretch to beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 44-43, Thursday night to claim the Warhawk Invitational championship.
Lawrence’s loss is Eudora’s gain
February 15, 2007
A Lawrence Printing Company is moving down the road, and into the former home of a medical products manufacturer.
Piper boys win tight match over rival Tonganoxie
February 15, 2007
The Piper Pirates boys basketball team managed to improved to 15-2 after a tough win over the Tonganoxie Chieftains, 60-50.
KU continues dominance of Colorado
February 15, 2007
Behind a stellar performance from Russell Robinson, the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team added another victory to their resume’ against Colorado University.
Annual event helps find a cure for cancer one step at a time
February 15, 2007
A rally was held tonight for the 14th annual ‘Relay for Life’ scheduled for June 8th.
Tonganoxie girls improve to 17-0 after trouncing of Piper
February 15, 2007
On senior night, the Tonganoxie girls basketball team brought their ‘A’ game, dismantling the Piper Lady Pirates, 62-33.
Topeka consumer products manufacturer set to shut down
February 15, 2007
Lawrence-based Cardinal Brands announced today it would close its manufacturing plant in Topeka and shift operations to the Kansas City area.
Advance voting once again proving popular in Douglas County
February 15, 2007
In a little more than a week since it started, more than 100 people have voted at the county courthouse, and nearly 600 ballots have been mailed out.
Peanut butter causing illness across the nation
February 15, 2007
If you have a jar of peanut butter in your cabinet, take it out. Chances are it’s part of a nationwide recall linked to a large outbreak of Salmonella infections. There have been six confirmed cases in Kansas.
Traffic accident claims life of Tonganoxie teen
February 15, 2007
Nineteen-year-old Amanda Bixby was killed in a crash on Highway 24-40 at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night just West of Basehor.
Candidates for City Commission work to get their names out to voters
February 15, 2007
Seven of the nine people running for three open seats took a chance to get messages out to voters at a debate at Lawrence High School tonight.
Lawrence man seriously injured after head-on collision with semi
February 15, 2007
Emergency crews were called just before 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to the scene of the crash about three miles South of the Douglas County line.
Speakers defend Lawrence registry
House committee considers bill targeting domestic partnerships
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Several Lawrence residents Thursday testified against a bill that would prevent the city of Lawrence from establishing a domestic partnership registry. “This isn’t a game; this is our lives,” Deb Taylor told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee. “My rights are being taken away before I even get them.”
Proposed state law would undercut Lawrence’s attempt to publicly recognize same-sex relationships
February 15, 2007
The Kansas Equality Coalition is currently lobbying Lawrence City Commissioners to create a way for couples who can’t or don’t want to marry, to register with the city. However, today, members found themselves lobbying the state to let them do it.
Kingston Printing moves to Eudora
Terms of the sale, scheduled to close Friday, have not been disclosed.
February 15, 2007
Kingston Printing Inc., a Lawrence-based commercial printer, is buying M-Pact Worldwide’s former manufacturing space at 1310 Kistler Dr. in the Intech Business Park along the north side of Kansas Highway 10.
Former KU recruit, who lost his foot, has died
Chris Lindley lost foot in 1990 train accident
February 15, 2007
Chris Lindley, 34, who had his foot amputated in January of 1990 after a train accident, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after being transported from a home he was living at in East Lawrence.
Lawmakers consider proposal to stop domestic partnerships registry
February 15, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, lawmakers consider a proposal to prevent cities in Kansas from granting rights to couples in domestic partnerships, and a “therapy dog” roams the halls in Lawrence schools.
Cardinal Brands closing its Topeka manufacturing operation
February 15, 2007
The company’s downtown Lawrence headquarters will remain open.
Accident kills Tonganoxie teen
Driver arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide
February 15, 2007
Amanda Bixby, 19, was killed about 9:15 p.m. at 158th and U.S. Highway 24-40.
Woman injured in one-vehicle accident
February 15, 2007
A Valley Falls woman was injured this morning when her truck lost control on a slick roadway along Kansas Highway 4 and struck a tree.
Patton teaches Buffs ‘lesson’
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C4
It looked at times Wednesday night as if the Colorado University basketball players had quit on their coach, but the coach vowed he never is going to quit on trying to teach them the right life lessons.
Bush shrugs off resolution, insists on funding for Iraq
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Breaking ranks, a small band of House Republicans declared their opposition to a troop buildup in Iraq on Wednesday, and President Bush appeared resigned to passage of a nonbinding measure disapproving of his decision.
Valentine’s Day massacre
Jayhawks rout CU, forge tie
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
Brandon Rush nearly jumped out of his seat on the team bus as it chugged down Highway 36 from Denver to Boulder early Tuesday night.
Generation gap at nursing homes dividing 70- and 90-year-olds
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
For most of the past 37 years, the dinner dress code was coats and ties for men, skirts or dresses for women, at The Sequoias, a high-rise retirement community. But the newer, younger residents lobbied successfully for more casual dining.
Postal inspectors offer reward for pipe bomb info
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $100,000 as a reward for information about two explosive devices mailed to companies in Chicago and Kansas City.
Thinking big for small screens
Wireless industry pairs with movie makers to add entertainment
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
Filmmakers seeking new venues for their work are being sought out by the wireless industry as it looks west to Hollywood and east to Bollywood for ideas to keep subscribers entertained and their revenue flowing.
Women go red to help out hearts
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
About 170 red-clad women learned about caring for their hearts on Valentine’s Day while supporting the American Heart Association.
Old Hometown - 25 years ago
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Helen Foresman Spencer, highly regarded benefactor for Kansas University, died at her Kansas City, Mo., home as the result of a heart attack.
Appeals court says discrimination suit can proceed
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can continue its disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to an appeals court ruling Tuesday.
KU to spend $2.6M to expand wi-fi access
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University will spend $2.6 million in the next two years to nearly quintuple the areas covered by wireless Internet access, the school announced Wednesday.
NCAA may roll back rules changes
Committee suggests starting clock when ball is snapped
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
An NCAA committee recommended Wednesday reversing rules enacted last season to shorten football games because the changes resulted in fewer plays being run and confusion at the end of games.
ISU trips No. 13 Texas A&M
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Nicky Wieben scored 20 points, and Toccara Ross added 12 points and 13 rebounds, leading Iowa State to a 61-54 women’s basketball victory over No. 13 Texas A&M on Wednesday night.
Leavenworth administrator vote on hold
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Leavenworth County voters will wait an extra 16 months to determine whether a county administrator position is necessary.
Split-apart nation comes together
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Dan C. Jones, chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, gets passionate when telling the story of how his nation has been effectively split into two tribes: one in Oklahoma and one in Nebraska.
Security freeze can prevent fraud
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Here we go again. The Department of Veterans Affairs has disclosed that information on more than half a million individuals and about 1.3 million non-VA physicians - both living and deceased - is missing or may have been stolen.
Old Hometown - 100 years ago
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 15, 1907: “Some of the literary clubs of Lawrence are beginning to invite their husbands to let them see they are serious in their meetings and not as frivolous as detractors have tried to indicate.
Mizzou holds off Baylor
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
Stefhon Hannah scored 25 points, Keon Lawrence had a career high 24, and Missouri fought back a late Baylor rally in a 78-71 win Wednesday.
Making life difficult
Perhaps the new state party chairman should rethink or restate his goals for Kansas Republicans.
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Politics, as noted many times in this column, is all about winners and losers.
Franchise tax bill passes House
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
A bill that would phase out the state’s business franchise tax over three years cleared the Kansas House on Wednesday, backed by Republicans who say the change would eliminate a penalty placed on businesses for making investments.
Kline’s case against abortion doctor finished
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Former Attorney General Phill Kline’s attempt to prosecute the state’s most visible abortion provider, already stymied by his re-election loss, is now officially over, thanks to his successor.
Commodities
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
Schauner sees his role as a questioner
February 15, 2007
When David Schauner, the general counsel for the Kansas National Education Association, rises to argue a case before the state’s Supreme Court, he does so without notes.
Relay team sets record
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University swimming and diving team shattered the school record in the 200-yard medley relay on the opening day of competition at the Big 12 Conference championships.
Peace in Mideast
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: There will be no peace for Israel until Israel allows Palestinians to have their own sovereign, independent state. Israel was founded after World War II out of part of Britain’s Palestine League of Nations mandate.
Study shows KU’s tenure process is ‘exemplary’
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
Kansas University’s rules for how professors are promoted have been criticized on campus in recent years, being called confusing and poorly organized.
An unlikely presidential path
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
When Bob Hunter, a Riverside, Calif., businessman, would hear of a conservative’s campaign that needed volunteers, he would pile his family into the station wagon and drive off to ring doorbells. Hunter’s son Duncan grew up believing in retail politics.
Credit union offers prevention seminar
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
KU Credit Union will present an hourlong Fraud and Identity Theft seminar at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the credit union’s branch at 3400 W. Sixth St., Lawrence.
Traffic safety?
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I have learned of a serious and egregious oversight in the placement of roundabouts within Lawrence. There are a couple of miles of pavement that are owned and maintained by the city of Lawrence where vehicles are routinely operated at speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Church and state
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I was raised to believe in God and our Lord Jesus Christ, and I still do. I feel that God loves everyone on Earth regardless of what your beliefs are.
On the record
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
U.S. agrees to admit more Iraqi refugees
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Bush administration agreed Wednesday to greatly expand the number of Iraqi refugees allowed into the country and to pay more to help Iraq’s Arab neighbors cope with the human tide fleeing increasing violence and economic hardship in their country.
Ex-Enron traders receive probation
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two of three former Enron Corp. traders accused of driving up energy prices during California’s power crisis were each sentenced Wednesday in federal court to two years of court-supervised release.
Retirement in the mix
King Pharmacy’s owner checking out, but new owner will continue services
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C8
No more mixing ketoprofen-laced cream to concentrate relief on tennis elbows, packing time-released diphenhydramine capsules to ease sleepy side effects or flavoring the active ingredient in Pepto Bismol with Wyler’s beef bouillon to make the medicine more palatable for dogs.
Stacy’s Pita Chip Co. markets product to people of same name
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
When Stacy Cook received a package via Federal Express, the Lansing resident didn’t think much of it. Just a gift that arrived early for her birthday, Feb. 5, she thought.
Libby defense rests quickly in CIA leak case
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s decision not to testify in his perjury case damaged a key part of his defense Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that his attorneys could not introduce once-classified details of his workload without Libby taking the witness stand.
Kansas basketball notebook
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University’s Sasha Kaun started as usual, but did not score and had just a rebound in six-foul plagued minutes in the first half.
Troops meet little resistance in Baghdad security sweep
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Thousands of U.S. troops swept house-to-house through mostly Shiite areas virtually unopposed Wednesday in the opening phase of the long-awaited Baghdad security crackdown. But four U.S. soldiers were killed outside of the capital in an area not covered by the operation.
Show reveals Nixon’s odd sides
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
I freely admit to being a Richard Nixon junkie. I can’t read enough books or watch too many documentaries about Nixon, arguably the most tortured and contradictory soul to ever enter the White House.
Bush insists Iran aiding Iraq attacks
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush insisted Wednesday that an elite Iranian unit called the Quds Force was providing deadly armor-piercing weapons to Iraqi insurgents and vowed, “I intend to do something about it.”
Fatal wreck reported in Leavenworth County
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene Wednesday night of an apparent fatal wreck on U.S. Highway 24-40 in Basehor.
Students voting on bus issues
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University students will wrap up voting today on whether they want higher semester fees in exchange for free bus rides on newer buses.
State Board of Education to create guidelines for restraining unruly students
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B4
The Kansas State Board of Education decided Wednesday to begin working on guidelines on how schools should restrain or seclude unruly special education students.
Spring game set
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kansas University’s spring football game is set for 2 p.m. April 15 at Memorial Stadium, it was announced Wednesday.
People in the news
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Anna Nicole Smith’s body held in paternity case ¢ Comedian Al Franken seeks U.S. Senate seat ¢ Ben & Jerry’s names new flavor for Colbert
Resident says car tried to hit him
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 45-year-old Lawrence man told police that another man speeding through a residential neighborhood tried to hit him with his car.
Bill would force Kyoto commitment
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
Opposition members of Parliament forced through legislation Wednesday that requires the Conservative government to meet its stiff commitments under the Kyoto accord to combat global warning.
Free State bowlers top 2,000
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
Free State High senior Melissa Burnside rolled a 565 series as the Firebirds’ girls bowling team topped the 2,000-pin mark for the first time this season Wednesday in a second-place finish at a three-team meet at Topeka Gage North Lanes.
Talk helps Jackson
KU junior, coach have heart-to-heart
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C5
So distraught he didn’t know if he’d be able to continue playing basketball, Darnell Jackson sought out a person he could trust for a heart-to-heart talk last Christmas season. That would be his coach, Bill Self.
Sebelius signs bills for biodefense lab
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday signed into law two measures that officials say will help Kansas’ attempts to land a $450 million federal biodefense laboratory.
U.N. to extend peacekeeping mission
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The Security Council will extend the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti for eight months following an agreement between the United States and China on the length of the new mandate, diplomats said Wednesday.
Britain, U.S. fare poorly in U.N. report on children’s welfare
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The United States and Britain ranked as the worst places to be a child among 21 wealthy nations, according to a report by UNICEF released Wednesday. The Netherlands was the best, it said, followed by Sweden and Denmark.
Chrysler to cut 13,000 jobs, idle plant
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
For 13,000 Chrysler workers, Feb. 14 will now be known as the Valentine’s Day massacre.
Coping with cold sores
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
If you’ve ever had a cold sore, you know it can be uncomfortable or even somewhat embarrassing. But cold sores are a relatively common condition -caused by the herpes simplex virus - and they’re contagious. Cold sores are sometimes mistaken for canker sores, which are ulcers that occur inside the mouth and are not contagious.
Keegan: Arthur could be KU’s key
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
The Kansas University basketball team just might have the best perimeter rotation in the nation, but that’s not all it has.
Crossing caution
Motorists apparently need some reminders to watch out for pedestrians.
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
Some new traffic signs are turning up around Lawrence.
EU report accuses nations of CIA collusion
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
A yearlong European parliamentary investigation into CIA flights transporting terror suspects to secret prisons has yielded a report singling out Britain, Germany and other European heavyweights as colluding with the U.S. secret detention program in an apparent breach of human rights standards.
Snowstorm a cold blow on Valentine’s Day
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Blowing snow and sleet glazed windshields and roads across the Northeast and the Midwest on Wednesday, messing up Valentine’s Day flower deliveries and wrecking couples’ plans for romantic dinners.
Koreas to resume high-level talks soon
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
The two Koreas agreed to resume stalled high-level talks as soon as possible, officials said today, amid signs of easing tensions on the divided peninsula after the North signed a breakthrough disarmament agreement.
Law library to screen ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
The Douglas County Law Library’s “Reels of Justice” legal-themed film series continues with the Feb. 23 screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
House committee cuts higher ed funds
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B8
Republican budget writers Wednesday sliced $75.6 million from the higher education budget for the next fiscal year.
Professor to present ‘Love in Any Language’
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Susan Buehler, associate professor of music, will present “Love in Any Language” as part of Baker University’s Forum Series at 11 a.m. Tuesday at McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building.
940 Dance Company announces concert
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
The 940 dance company will perform “A Concert for Youth of All Ages” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.
Prescription drug abuse among teens increases
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A3
Junior’s been helping himself to Mother’s little helper.
Royals’ camp could be interesting
Arrivals of free-agent pitcher Meche, rookie infielder Gordon might shake things up
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C2
The arrival of a $55 million free-agent pitcher and a hard-hitting third-base prospect should make this Kansas City’s most interesting spring in many seasons.
Lawrence craft artist featured in exhibit
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence artist Nancy Bjorge, noted for her contemporary mixed-media creations that incorporate traditional Chinese paper-folding techniques, will show her work with more than 850 of the country’s leading craft artists during the American Craft Council Show Feb. 23-25 in Baltimore.
Coin undermines legend of Cleopatra’s beauty
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A7
So maybe Mark Antony loved Cleopatra for her mind.
Temperatures guide best times to sow seeds
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
With this latest round of snow and ice, the last thing on most people’s minds is planting a garden. Although the soil is frozen solid, now is the time to begin thinking about what to plant.
Photoshop topic of art guild meeting
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D2
Tim Forcade, of Forcade and Associates, will be the Lawrence Art Guild’s guest speaker for its meeting Monday at the Lawrence Public Library gallery, 707 Vt.
Created equal
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: The current controversy over whether Barack Obama, with his white Kansas mother and Kenyan, African father, has the pedigree to be called African-American confuses me.
At 97, late artist still painted in dreams
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
Robert Green quit painting a couple of years ago. His hands were just too shaky to do the same quality art he’d been doing for 80-some years. But he still thought about running the brush over canvas.
A look ahead
Writers forecast 2007 Cup season
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C7
Gators rally from 18 down early
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C6
No. 1 Florida was only as good as its point guard against Alabama.
Our town sports
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C3
$4.8M in Wescoe renovations approved
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved $4.8 million in renovations to Wescoe Hall, the much-maligned, 1970s-era building in the heart of the Kansas University campus.
Pump patrol
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Protection for eagles unclear after delisting
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B1
The bald eagle population has made such a dramatic comeback during the last 40 years that it might be removed from the federal endangered and threatened species list later this year.
Kasparov a worthy opponent
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B7
If any ordinary person predicted trouble ahead for the cocky and seemingly untouchable KGB-regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, you might say he ought to have his head examined.
Murphy honored
February 15, 2007
Kansas University outfielder Kyle Murphy has been named to the College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll. The foundation recognizes several baseball players each week for their outstanding efforts on the field.
Lawrence Datebook
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B2
February 15, 2007
Homeless census has ‘stunning’ result
Children, families are majority of residents living on the streets
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
According to a new survey, Trejeonna’s face does a pretty good job of representing the face of Lawrence homelessness. It’s a young face.
Mole patrol
Pesky rodents sink hearts, yards of gardeners
February 15, 2007 in print edition on D1
Pesky moles and voles have eluded innocent gardeners for decades. Here we are, just trying to beautify our little place on earth and - wham! - suddenly the lawn looks like a dirt bike track.
Jayhawks can’t solve Riddle
Mizzou forward torments KU; Tigers put end to Kansas’ win streak
February 15, 2007 in print edition on C1
A no-look, behind-the-head pass doesn’t sound like the safest maneuver from the free-throw line.
Announcement backdrops send message
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B6
At this early stage of the presidential race, voters looking for ways to understand the candidates may be able to learn as much from the settings and sites of their debut events as from the words they speak.
Horoscopes
February 15, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Thursday, Feb. 15
Students seek law against bullies
February 15, 2007 in print edition on A1
Taunted by bullies several years ago, Alex Tranin finally had to leave his Johnson County elementary school to attend a private academy.