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Basehor girls beat Piper in defensive battle, 33-25
February 20, 2007
On the girls side, the Lady Bobcats also hosting the Piper Pirates at home Tuesday night.
Woman found after possible abduction
February 20, 2007
A woman is found after reports of a possible abduction tonight.
City leaders pass on traffic calming devices
February 20, 2007
City leaders slow down plans for new speed humps and roundabouts as Lawrence City Commissioners turned down a request for traffic calming devices in a northwest Lawrence neighborhood.
Ambulances make hospital trip more comfortable
February 20, 2007
Children’s Mercy Hospital is trying to make the ride to the hospital just as comfortable as they stay.
Summit helping Latinos attend college
February 20, 2007
For many Latino kids, they are the first generations born in the United States. Their parents did not go to college and these kids often do not have enough information to apply, until now.
Lady Chieftains rebound from first loss with 65-32 win
February 20, 2007
Over in T-town tonight the Lady Chieftains tried to rebound from their first loss of the season last Friday at Bonner Springs.
Roberts visits KU for bio-defense ideas
February 20, 2007
Sen. Pat Roberts visits Mt. Oread today to pick up ideas for a high-tech project that could add jobs and investments in Kansas for years to come.
Philanthropic organization celebrates past year
February 20, 2007
The Salvation Army celebrates another year of assisting the Lawrence community.
Car chase ends in near turnpike
February 20, 2007
A man who led police on a car chase, then hid from officers outside overnight is finally arrested this morning near the Kansas Turnpike in southern Leavenworth County.
Bobcats take top spot in Kaw Valley League
February 20, 2007
One team was expected to be this good while the other one was definitely a surprise and tonight the preseason No. 1 Piper Pirates hosted Basehor-Linwood with a Kaw Valley League title on the line.
KU men pick up another win in Bramlage
February 20, 2007
Someday, Kansas State will beat Kansas at Bramlage Colsieum, but it didn’t happen last night.
Eudora falls shorts in loss to Louisburg
February 20, 2007
Out at Eudora High tonight, the E-Card boys hosted Louisburg.
Future Jayhawk hoping to add another state championship
February 20, 2007
There’s a huge high school game wrapping up in central Kansas tonight. This evening the Tri-Valley League title is on the line between Burlington and Yates Center and that Burlington team just happens to be led by future Jayhawk Tyrel Reed.
Local business approved for tax break
February 20, 2007
A city advisory board endorses a major tax break for a manufacturer in the East Hills Business Park.
Law-makers to decide fate of official state language bill
February 20, 2007
There is a bill before law-makers and word is, it would make English the official state language.
Sheriff’s office investigating possible abduction case
06:55 p.m., February 20, 2007 Updated 09:55 p.m.
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report that a woman may have been abducted this evening in a neighborhood just north of the Lawrence city limits.
Board approves API tax abatement
Expansion will cost $4.5 million
February 20, 2007
The city’s Public Incentives Review Committee voted this afternoon 6-1 to recommend that the Lawrence City Commission grant a 10-year, 55 percent tax abatement on a $4.5 million building expansion at API Foils.
Car chase ends in Leavenworth County
February 20, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, an overnight car chase ends in the early morning, and state leaders debate making English the official language of Kansas.
Salvation Army receives federal homeless grant
$49,000 to help find housing and jobs
February 20, 2007
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development handed out nearly $1.4 billion dollars in grants today, including nearly $49,000 to the Salvation Army in Lawrence. The grants are part of about $7.4 million in grants given to agencies in Kansas. The Salvation Army in Lawrence received a virtually identical grant in 2005, which provided money to help find housing and jobs for the homeless.
House passes ‘official English’ bill
Funds will promote adult education for immigrants
February 20, 2007
The Kansas House on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill making English the official language of Kansas, after the measure was amended to include a possible $500,000 to help fund English classes for adult immigrants. Melinda Lewis, an immigrant advocate, opposed the original `official language’ bill, but said the inclusion of funds to help people learn English would make the legislation better.
Roberts touts bioscience center
February 20, 2007
Securing a national bio-defense lab for the state of Kansas would mean up to 500 new research positions, another 1,500 construction jobs and $451 million in investment for the state of Kansas.
Man arrested in car chase
February 20, 2007
A car chase that began late Monday night ended this morning with an arrest near the Kansas Turnpike in rural Leavenworth County.
Bill would fine parents for leaving kids in car
Cars are not babysitters’ advocate says
February 20, 2007
Child advocates Tuesday urged lawmakers to approve a bill that would assess a $25 fine to adults who leave a child unattended in a vehicle. “Cars are not babysitters,” Dr. Dennis Cooley, a Topeka pediatrician told the Senate Transportation Committee.
Despite train bombing that killed 66, India and Pakistan press on for peace
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Leaders of India and Pakistan pressed ahead Monday with their peace process, hours after twin bombs - apparently intended to disrupt their relations - sparked a fire that killed 66 people aboard a train that links the two rivals.
Foreign minister replaced amid scandal
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Colombia’s president quickly named a new foreign minister Monday, hours after Maria Consuelo Araujo resigned amid a growing scandal linking the political establishment and far-right paramilitaries.
Heart disease, stroke a concern for nearly all American women
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A5
Nearly all American women are in danger of heart disease or stroke and should be more aggressive about lowering their risk - including asking their doctors about daily aspirin use, the American Heart Association said Monday in new guidelines.
Robinson’s ‘T’ inspires Arthur
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C4
If Darrell Arthur can give the type of compensation he did Monday on a regular basis, Russell Robinson surely would step in and take one for the team anytime. Probably with a smile on his face, as well.
Militants attack U.S. military base
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
Insurgents staged a bold daylight assault Monday against a U.S. combat post north of the capital - first striking with a suicide car bombing, then firing on soldiers pinned down in a former Iraqi police station. At least two soldiers were killed and 17 wounded, the military said.
People in the news
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
¢ Actress pregnant with football star ex’s baby ¢ Prince Harry rumored to deploy to Iraq ¢ Hairy WWE battle: Trump vs. McMahon ¢ First edition ‘Grapes of Wrath’ sells for $47K
Satellite radio rivals agree to merge
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
If Sirius and XM have their way, Howard Stern and Oprah Winfrey soon could be sharing the same airwaves.
Twisted Word
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Recent letters printed here quoting Scriptures denouncing homosexuality disturbed me. I strongly support one’s right to opinion and beliefs, yet selecting specific verses justifying intolerance belies a religious double standard.
Candidates make public funds irrelevant
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Public financing of presidential elections, created in the wake of the Watergate abuses to limit the clout of anonymous big money, is dead.
Police questions caught on video
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
For years, Lawrence police hesitated to record the images and sounds created in the department’s cramped, stark-white interrogation rooms. The only time they would videotape a suspect was during a major crime investigation - and then video would typically only capture the confession, not the interrogation leading up to it.
Keegan: Collins one fine finisher
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Coaches always say it, and in some cases it’s true. Sometimes it really doesn’t matter who starts games. It matters more who finishes them.
Q & A with Gabe Mason
Knee injury bitter pill for Baldwin star
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C6
One false step, and Gabe Mason’s dreams of a return trip to the Class 4A state wrestling tournament came tumbling down.
Petz, DeBiasse selected for scholar team
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C6
Free State High senior Andy Petz and Lawrence High senior Nick DeBiasse were recently named to the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association Scholar Athlete team. UMKC will hold a banquet for the top 11 selections from Kansas and Missouri. Six of the 22 will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
NBA heads back to work
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C8
Time for Allen Iverson, Pat Riley, Steve Nash and the rest of the NBA to get back to work.
Lawrence Datebook
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
House approves ‘Alexa’s Law’ on fetal homicides
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
House members gave overwhelming approval Monday to a bill for protecting mothers-to-be and their fetuses, despite objections from some that the bill could have unintended consequences.
Lack of ‘O’ costs Eudora girls
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Eudora High girls basketball team struggled early and never caught up Monday, falling 49-39 to Louisburg.
LaRue eager to catch on in K.C.
Former Cincy backstop expects to battle Buck for starting job
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
There is competition for Kansas City’s starting catching job this spring training after the Royals acquired Jason LaRue in an offseason trade.
Freshman finally finds stroke
Hayward helps No. 16 Marquette end three-game losing skid
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
As far as Lazar Hayward was concerned, it was about time. The freshman scored a career-high 18 points to lead No. 16 Marquette to an 80-67 victory over Villanova on Monday night.
Olive oil may help prevent stomach ulcers
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Olive oil has beneficial effects on fats in the bloodstream and anticoagulant effects on the clotting system - two things that lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, there is evidence it might help prevent stomach ulcers, too.
James, Microsoft team for storybook Web site
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C8
LeBron James couldn’t leave Las Vegas without making one last creative move - off the court.
Second-grader in need of Big Brother
February 20, 2007 in print edition on D2
Trey, a second-grader in Lawrence, is waiting for a Big Brother through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County program. Trey enjoys lots of typical activities like wrestling, playing PlayStation 2, skateboarding, bike riding, sports and “being loud.”
Chicago-bound flight makes return to KCI
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
An American Airlines flight to Chicago returned to Kansas City International Airport shortly after takeoff Monday when the crew reported smelling smoke in the cockpit.
Campaign donations hit new heights
Two candidates top $20,000 mark
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
The money is flowing now. With a week remaining until the Lawrence City Commission primary election, two candidates already have raised more than $20,000 in contributions, which is equivalent to the amount many past candidates have spent for an entire campaign.
Airport shuttle buses collide; two killed
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two airport shuttle buses collided head-on in the dark near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, killing a driver in one bus and a passenger in the other, authorities said.
Chargers hire veteran Norv Turner
New head coaches replaces Marty Schottenheimer
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
The San Diego Chargers certainly were aware Norv Turner was 24 games under .500 and made only one playoff appearance in his nine seasons as an NFL head coach. It didn’t scare them off in the slightest.
Police rape allegation spurs investigation
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered an investigation Monday into allegations by a Sunni Arab woman that she was raped by three members of the Shiite-dominated police force after she was detained over the weekend.
Former U.S. senator to speak on campus
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker will speak next month on the Kansas University campus, KU announced Monday.
Heartland Medical receives grant
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Heartland Medical Clinic received a $5,500 grant from the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved to help fund the clinic’s medication assistance program.
KU baseball team pushes back home debut
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Kansas University baseball team postponed Monday’s scheduled home opener against North Dakota State due to wet field conditions at Hoglund Ballpark.
T-shirts to be given to all donors Thursday
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
A blood drive will be conducted Thursday by the Douglas County chapter of the American Red Cross.
Advantage Medical adds therapist
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Carol Lee Steele has joined Advantage Medical Group, Lawrence, as a physical therapist.
Two killed in separate car-train collisions
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
A man and woman were killed over the weekend in separate fatal car-train collisions in south-central Kansas.
Hair Experts stylists learn in Las Vegas
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Courtney Quirarte, Kaci Canada and Brenda Peterson-Smith, of Hair Experts Salon & Spa, Lawrence, recently attended the three-day Redken Symposium 2007 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Robotic eye trained on celebrated bird
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
In a bid to learn whether the ivory-billed woodpecker is extinct or merely very rarely seen, a team of scientists has built and deployed a robot video camera that switches on whenever a fast-moving, birdlike object crosses its field of vision in the swamps of Arkansas.
Sedona staffers receive certification
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Amanda Ward and Evan Korynta have passed Sedona Staffing Services’ certification program in employment law.
City athletes of the week
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C6
Lawrence surveyor joins society board
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
John Selk, Lawrence, recently was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors, a 50-year-old professional organization whose members include professional and licensed surveyors, survey technicians and students.
Students to experience mock ER procedures
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B3
Junior high students will get a chance to see what an emergency room setting is like during this week’s W@LH (Wednesday at Liberty Hall) program.
Kief’s to welcome Pioneer Road Show
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
The Pioneer Road Show is rolling into Lawrence this week, with two stops scheduled at Kief’s Audio Video, 2429 Iowa.
Veterinarian elected state president
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Dr. Candace Layton, Baldwin City, is president of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association for 2007, having taken office during a recent association convention in Wichita.
GOP bill would eliminate political picks
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Republicans on a Senate committee Monday recommended legislation that would prevent Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, from appointing someone to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy.
Fight back when dry skin sets in
February 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
Of course you follow the winter rules: Drink lots of water. Moisturize. Moisturize again. Still, despite your best mammalian care, scaly, alligator-like skin sets in for the season.
City Commission candidates chat online
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
Lawrence City Commission candidates Rob Chestnut and Carey Maynard-Moody were online Monday at to discuss campaign issues.
Financial consultant earns designation
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
Ed Samp, member of Samp Financial Group in the Lawrence office of A.G. Edwards, recently earned designation as a certified financial planner.
Wichita man killed in Iraq
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A7
A soldier from Wichita was killed in a weekend grenade explosion while serving as a gunner on a Humvee in Iraq, his mother said.
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B5
Fraud can linger after payments clear
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
True or false: If a check “clears” within the typical one to five business days but later is discovered to be fake, the bank customer who deposited the check and subsequently spends the money cannot be held financially responsible for the fraud. If you answered false, congratulations. You know something about how the banking system works.
Seabury girls’ season ends
Wetmore wins regional opener, 61-29, but Seahawks’ spirits high
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Jen Crawford always will remember a lighthearted high-five as she walked off the Seabury Academy basketball court for the last time.
On the money
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s never too early to file your individual taxes.
Aviation CEOs reach out to military veterans
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
Aircraft manufacturers here are piloting a program that targets veterans and returning military personnel to fill thousands of aviation jobs left open by an aging work force.
Pilot programs
Higher age limits on pilot retirement and better supervision of armed people in cockpits both are steps in the right direction.
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Recent news has focused on positive changes for the nation’s airline pilots. First, it would appear that an unrealistic regulation that long has forced U.S. pilots to retire at age 60 is due to be changed. The new limit will be age 65, with a sensible backstop. If a plane’s “captain” is between 60 and 65, he or she is required to have a co-pilot or second officer under the age of 60.
Police make several weekend drug arrests
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
Four people were arrested Sunday for suspected drug violations, including three for intent to sell or conspiracy to sell.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Seeking peace
As U.S. forces police a violent Iraq, domestic voices debate wisdom of president’s proposed troop surge
February 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
It’s hard not to see the headlines or hear the news reports about violence in Iraq and additional U.S. troops being sent to that country more than 6,000 miles away. President Bush has given two major speeches about the war in recent weeks. It seems that everyone is talking - or arguing - about the war and what should be done next. When KidsPost asks readers about the biggest problems in the world, the war in Iraq is always at or near the top of the list. Here’s an update on the situation based on Washington Post reports.
Concert to benefit school programs
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
M-Pact, a Los Angeles-based a cappella group, will conduct a benefit concert for local school music programs Wednesday night in downtown Lawrence.
Basketball graduation rates are success story
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
The crazy season nears, or as most college basketball junkies call it, “March Madness.” It is fun really, especially as the past chancellor of Kansas University and the former president of West Virginia University. Zealots, and they are everywhere, seem to naively believe I might have a secret formula for winning basketball games.
Rail maintenance needs won’t slow bridge work
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
Although railroad signal lines won’t be removed by the time repair work is scheduled to start next month on the Lecompton bridge, the reconstruction project will begin on schedule, Douglas County Engineer Keith Browning said.
Latino high schoolers to attend summit
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
About 170 Latino high school students will visit the Kansas University campus today for KU’s first Latino Leadership Summit.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
Internet lends help to investigators
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Chatter on Web sites. Comments flung in presumed anonymity through cyberspace. Blogs that blend threads of truth with blankets of opinion and speculation.
Bus reliability
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: I am a daily rider of the T, a public transportation service provided by the Lawrence Public Transit system. Prior to moving to Lawrence for graduate studies at KU, one of my main considerations in determining a domicile was its proximity to the T line.
Brownback seeks fuller Iraq debate
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said Monday night in Mississippi that the Senate deserves a chance for an open debate on GOP-sponsored resolutions about the handling of the Iraq war.
Small towns carry large war burden
Casualties in Iraq increasingly hit home in poorer areas of U.S.
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Edward “Willie” Carman wanted a ticket out of town, and the Army provided it.
Ex-foster kid feels lost without adult support
February 20, 2007 in print edition on D1
Double Take Q & A with Dr. Wes Crenshaw & John Murray.
Iran rejects claims of delayed payments
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Iranian government has been slow in payments for a Russian-built nuclear power plant and the reactor’s launch could be delayed, Russian officials said Monday. A top Iranian nuclear official swiftly denied payments had been disrupted and accused Russia of trying to prolong the launch.
Church leaders: No gay bishops for Episcopals
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Anglican leaders demanded Monday that the U.S. Episcopal Church unequivocally bar official prayers for gay couples and the consecration of more gay bishops to undo the damage that North Americans have caused the Anglican family.
Roberts balks at Bush budget
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B8
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working with a Democratic colleague to block some of President Bush’s budget proposals for social services, suggesting those recommendations could amount to “rationing health care.”
Somali government forms anti-terror unit
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Somalia’s government has formed an anti-terror unit trained by Ethiopian troops to quell growing unrest in the capital and a senior defense official said it went into operation Monday.
President Bush visits Washington’s estate
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
President Bush spent Presidents Day honoring the original George W. Bush chose Monday to make his first visit as president to Mount Vernon, where he and first lady Laura Bush helped lay a wreath at George Washington’s tomb in honor of the 275th birthday of the nation’s first president.
On the record
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B2
Study links surgeons’ competence to video game proficiency
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A4
Worried that kids spend too much time playing video games? Take heart, they may become great surgeons.
Birds to be vaccinated against avian flu
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
At least a million domestic birds will be vaccinated against avian flu near Moscow now that the disease has reached areas surrounding the Russian capital, a senior local veterinary official said Monday.
Police flee after Taliban briefly capture district
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
Police fled a western Afghanistan town Monday for a forest. They suspect Taliban militants briefly moved in for about 30 minutes, seizing three vehicles before leaving, said Gov. Muhajuddin Baluch.
Aboriginal group sues museum over remains
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Tasmanian aboriginal group is suing Britain’s Museum of Natural History to keep it from conducting tests on bones, teeth and skulls taken from the island, saying Monday that the experiments would desecrate the corpses.
A film about hip-hop from a former fan
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A2
You don’t have to love or even hate hip-hop music to find the “Independent Lens” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) documentary “Hip Hop: Beyond the Beats and Rhymes” thought-provoking.
Poor logic
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: Hutchinson Mall manager Dan Flores is quoted in Saturday’s Associated Press article regarding Kansas concealed-carry licenses as saying he supports prohibiting duly licensed citizens from bringing weapons on mall premises. He further is quoted as saying “Just look at what happened at the Trolley Center.”
Refunds ordered in ‘arborist’ case
Work by D&L Tree Co. came after March microburst
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A8
An Ozawkie man has agreed to refund more than $5,400 to two Lawrence residents who say they received shoddy or incomplete repair work at their homes damaged during a microburst nearly a year ago.
Video haunts Giuliani bid
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B7
Rudolph Giuliani is running for president, it would seem, and watching his interviews reminds you that it is quite a leap from City Hall to the White House, and that the lecture circuit is not the best preparation for higher office. Out there, Mr. Giuliani is saying the same applause lines night after night, but in a TV studio, even with the friendly folks at Fox, the lines sound over-practiced.
Equality coalition backs three city candidates
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B4
A group lobbying for the city to pass a domestic partnership registry program, which would provide some legal recognition to gay partnerships, has endorsed three City Commission candidates.
JetBlue seeks calm after winter storms
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
JetBlue canceled almost a quarter of its flights Monday but said it planned to restore full operations today, nearly a week after a snowstorm created a travel meltdown for the low-fare airline.
Girl Scout Cookies hit crunchtime
Shortage of volunteers causes distribution snag, but troops don’t crumble
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
The flow of cookies into cars is typically a smooth one for Girl Scout cookie masters.
Keep on streakin’
KU claims 24th straight in Manhattan
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C1
Clarion Hotel roommates Sherron Collins and Russell Robinson decided to turn on the 6 p.m. evening news before heading to Bramlage Coliseum early Monday night.
Israeli-Palestinian summit ends with few signs of progress
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A6
A Mideast peace summit designed to open a new chapter for Israelis and Palestinians fed up with violence concluded Monday with no new agreements and a pledge to keep talking.
KSU’s Hoskins takes blame
Huggins bemoans KSU’s inability to score
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C5
Accountability is a big part of what makes Kansas State’s Bob Huggins such a successful basketball coach.
Knight blasts new NBA requirement
February 20, 2007 in print edition on C2
The new rule that says players must be at least one year removed from high school before entering the NBA is “the worst thing that’s happened to college basketball since I’ve been coaching,” says Texas Tech coach Bob Knight.
Warm dog, hot frequency mean happy ending for three climbers
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A3
For three climbers stranded on Mount Hood, survival came down to a live transmitter and a warm dog.
Pioneer of leukemia drug therapy to address state of cancer research
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
A doctor who helped develop a groundbreaking cancer treatment will speak later this week on the Kansas University campus.
Measure calls for equal rights
February 20, 2007 in print edition on B1
A political movement from more than a generation ago has resurfaced in Kansas - an Equal Rights Amendment aimed at ensuring that women have the same constitutional rights as men. “I think this is a position we need to take,” state Rep. Geraldine Flaharty, D-Wichita, said Monday.
Task force can’t agree on regents repair plan
February 20, 2007 in print edition on A1
Tax increases, casino gambling, turnpike tolls and student fees were among a smorgasbord of possible solutions that a Senate task force proposed Monday to pay for major repairs at the state’s six public universities.
Kansas basketball notebook
February 20, 2007
Kansas University coach Bill Self was asked if he mentioned KU’s 18-game winning streak in Bramlage Coliseum, 23-game overall win streak in Manhattan and/or Bob Huggins’ guaranteeing a Wildcat victory in his speech to the team before the game.