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Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ 2007 State of the State Address
January 10, 2007
The text of Governor Sebelius’ 2007 State of the State address.
Gov. Sebelius to deliver State of the State
January 10, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Governor Sebelius will deliver the annual State of the State, and the Kansas economy is improving but still trail behind others in the nation.
Officials: Kansas economy on a slow upswing
Growing, but not as fast as region or nation
January 10, 2007
Growing, but not as fast as region or nation
Corrections chief: $20 million prison is needed
Prison population is exceeding capacity
January 10, 2007
Prison population is exceeding capacity
Minder, Machell file for school board race
Filing deadline is Jan. 23
11:06 a.m., January 10, 2007 Updated 03:27 p.m.
Filing deadline is Jan. 23.
New Year’s baby healthy at home
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
It took more than a week, but Lawrence’s New Year’s baby, Nora Steinle, made her first appearance at home Tuesday afternoon.
Princeton Review calls KU ‘good bargain’
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas University is recognized as a good bargain on the 2007 America’s Best Value Colleges list from The Princeton Review. The “Best Value” designation is based on cost and financial aid. The list also included Kansas State and Emporia State universities.
Killer executed for restaurant slayings
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
A convicted killer was put to death Tuesday for the execution-style slayings of four workers at a Tulsa restaurant 14 years ago.
Seven police officers investigated in beating
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
In the midst of a crime wave that has included nine killings since New Year’s, the Police Department also is investigating seven of its own officers accused of beating a man in the French Quarter.
Blood test may aid heart patients
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Doctors soon may be employing a simple blood test to help them determine which heart patients are at greatest risk for heart attack, stroke and death.
United gets nod for nonstop China route
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
United Airlines won tentative approval on Tuesday to operate the first nonstop daily flight between Washington and Beijing, a 14-hour trip that links the countries’ capitals as their economies become more intertwined.
Homicidal urges noted before attack in Iraq
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
An Army private charged with the slaughter of an Iraqi family was diagnosed as a homicidal threat by a military mental health team three months before the attack.
Suzanne Somers’ home destroyed by wildfire
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
Suzanne Somers’ home was one of four destroyed by a wind-driven wildfire that swept through an exclusive seaside neighborhood of multimillion-dollar homes, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
New Jersey wants to clear the air
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A7
It’s what New Yorkers like to say when they get a whiff of something funky: “Must be New Jersey.”
Poor ball control haunts Seabury
Seahawks turn it over 34 times in loss to Olathe Christian
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C6
It was a rough return to the sidelines for Seabury Academy girls basketball coach Nick Taylor.
LHS swimmers Boyer, Henderson qualify for state
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Alex Boyer qualifed for state in the 100 butterfly, and Zach Henderson made state in the 500 freestyle Tuesday in the Olathe Northwest swimming and diving quadranguler.
Cair Paravel sweeps Veritas
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
The Veritas Christian boys basketball team took time to focus on rebounding this week in practice, with good results Tuesday against Cair Paravel.
Meyer focusing on Florida’s future
Gators could lose 17 starters from championship squad
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Florida coach Urban Meyer posed for countless pictures with four different national championship trophies Tuesday, smiling for every shot.
Hall voters reject McGwire
Ripken, Gwynn overwhelmingly gain entry in ‘07 class
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Mark McGwire’s Hall of Fame bid was met with a rejection as emphatic as his upper-deck home runs.
Olathe East a stingy beast
Hawks sweep Free State
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Once Weston Wiebe caught the basketball at halfcourt, the only defender between he and the basket was the rim itself.
Keegan: Shooting not KU’s strength
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
Some basketball teams can get away with mental lapses on defense, occasional breakdowns on the boards and fits of sloppiness because they are so adept at the college game’s great equalizer, the three-point shot.
KU jumps straight into fire
Jayhawks open Big 12 play tonight against No. 9 Oklahoma St.
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C1
There’s no telling how the Big 12 men’s basketball race will play itself out the next couple of months.
Wisconsin edges Ohio State
Badgers claim Big Ten showdown, 72-69
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
Cruising to what was shaping up as a surprisingly easy victory over Ohio State, Wisconsin took its foot off the gas and nearly contributed to the growing legend of Greg Oden.
Suspect’s mental health cited in trial delay request
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Mental health concerns have delayed trial for a Lawrence man facing gun charges in connection with the unsolved killing of a Lawrence hip-hop artist.
Artwork commissioned for new fire station
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Fire Station No. 4, which recently opened along Wakarusa Drive, will have a new $38,000 piece of art as part of the city’s Percent for Art Program.
Traffic-calming devices OK’d on Ninth Street
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Commissioners unanimously approved a request to add traffic-calming devices to a section of Ninth Street in western Lawrence.
Iowa left-turn limitation proposal shot down
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
City commissioners unanimously rejected a request to limit left turns off a busy stretch of Iowa Street during morning and evening rush hours.
On the record
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Lawrence Datebook
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B2
Wagnon says SBOE to act on evolution in February
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Bill Wagnon, a Topeka Democrat, was elected Tuesday as chairman of the new moderate-controlled Kansas State Board of Education.
Funding approved to help attract national defense laboratory to state
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The Kansas Bioscience Authority is getting ready to spend $250,000 on an aggressive effort to secure a $451 million national defense laboratory for the state, either in Leavenworth or Manhattan.
Domestic partnership registry moves ahead
Commission stops short of approval but agrees to seek legal opinion from attorney general on program
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Barring any legal hurdles from the state, Lawrence is poised to become the first city in Kansas to legally recognize gay partnerships.
Forgotten keepsakes returned
Couple receive anniversary surprise
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Mouse droppings and rats’ nests covered a trunk Bob Kincheloe discovered in McLouth this past week.
School board candidates remain at three for now
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
With less than two weeks to go before the filing deadline, only three people have filed for four open seats on Lawrence’s school board.
Collins facing mirror image
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C8
Sherron Collins tonight will find out what it’s like to play against a clone of himself.
Clients share opinions of SRS program
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B6
Stakeholders suggested the state should change the name of its program meant to help employ people with disabilities during a Tuesday evening forum in Lawrence.
Senate passes school funding bill
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
With the Legislature only in its second day, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday to ensure there will be enough money to finance last year’s court-mandated school funding plan.
New science standards up for vote next month
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
The new moderate majority on the Kansas State Board of Education plans to vote next month on new science testing standards, moving more quickly than anticipated to dump anti-evolution guidelines that made the state an object of international ridicule.
Morrison fires Tiller prosecutor
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B10
Attorney General Paul Morrison on Tuesday fired the special prosecutor his predecessor appointed to prosecute Dr. George Tiller, the state’s most visible abortion provider.
Kidd files for divorce, citing ‘extreme cruelty’
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C4
New Jersey Nets standout Jason Kidd filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years Tuesday, accusing her of “extreme cruelty” throughout their marriage.
McGwire’s call should go unanswered
Steroid suspicions - and carefully crafted deception - enough to turn the writers away
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
During that wonderful fall of 1998, while in St. Louis following the final stages of Mark McGwire’s home run chase, I often would phone my 7-year-old son with updates.
Louisville snags Tulsa coach
Search begins and ends with Kragthorpe
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
The University of Louisville introduced Steve Kragthorpe as its new football coach Tuesday, less than 48 hours after Bobby Petrino left for the NFL.
Sextuplets are first for country
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
A woman has given birth to what is believed to be Canada’s first set of sextuplets, and the infants were in listed in fair condition, hospital officials said.
Christians oppose gay rights regulations
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Christian activists submitted a petition to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday protesting a gay rights law that they contend will force them to promote and condone gay sex.
Rights groups plan Guantanamo protest
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
A legal aid group representing Guantanamo Bay detainees condemned the U.S. military prison Tuesday as an “abomination” and called on Washington to close the facility, which opened five years ago this week.
By Salad Duhul
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
Attack helicopters strafed suspected al-Qaida fighters in southern Somalia on Tuesday, witnesses said, following two days of airstrikes by U.S. forces - the first U.S. offensives in the African country since 18 American soldiers were killed here in 1993.
Details of Bush plan for troop surge emerge
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
The first of up to 20,000 additional U.S. troops will move into Iraq by month’s end under President Bush’s new war plan, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
U.S. adds air power to battle in Baghdad
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A6
U.S. jets screamed low over the capital and helicopter gunships swooped in to pound a central Baghdad battleground Tuesday, supporting Iraqi and American troops in a daylong fight that officials said killed 50 insurgents in a militant Sunni Arab stronghold.
Pirates,’ Depp tops at People’s Choice Awards
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
The movie swashbuckler “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and its stars Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley led winners during Tuesday night’s 33rd annual People’s Choice Awards.
Fake cops are real travesty
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Like most reality fare, “Armed & Famous” (7 p.m., CBS) is amusing, cheesy and disturbing.
Apple unveils long-awaited phone
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A2
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs on Tuesday announced the iPod maker’s long-awaited leap into the mobile phone business and renamed the company to just “Apple Inc.,” reflecting its increased focus on consumer electronics.
Boyda gets spot on agriculture committee
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B3
Kansas Rep. Nancy Boyda on Tuesday was named to a seat on the House Agriculture Committee, a key panel as Congress begins writing a new farm bill this year.
Senator’s condition upgraded to fair
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Sen. Tim Johnson’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair four weeks after he was hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage, and he no longer needs a ventilator to help him breathe.
Rescued sailor returns home
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Ken Barnes, the adventurous Newport Beach man whose lost-at-sea odyssey captured international attention, flew in to California from Chile and returned to the arms of family Tuesday.
Spill shuts oil pipeline; supplies not disrupted
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was taken off-line Tuesday after a spill of up to 500 gallons, the pipeline’s operator said.
Study: Adults living with children consume more fat
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Adults living with children tend to eat more fat than grown-ups in kid-free homes, consuming as much additional saturated fat each week as found in an individual-size pizza, a new study suggests.
2006 on books as hottest year on record
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
On the fever chart of rising temperatures, 2006 was the warmest year on record for the 48 contiguous states, pairing a summer heat wave with a mild winter - in some places, daffodils bloomed out of season and bears forgot to hibernate - government climate experts reported Tuesday.
House opens 100-hour sprint by passing anti-terror measure
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A3
Anti-terror legislation sailed through the House on Tuesday, the first in a string of measures designed to fulfill campaign promises made by Democrats last fall.
Event to tackle options for high schoolers
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Seeking money to pay for college or a vocational-technical school?
Events celebrate civil rights hero all week long
Lawrence schools plan programs to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Shirley Brown took off her coat, getting ready for what was something of a milestone event.
New trial date set because of witness shooting
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
A judge on Tuesday set a new trial date for an aggravated battery case that was postponed last month when the key witness was shot and seriously injured hours before trial.
State of the state
Legislators, regents work to find solution on deferred maintenance
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Legislative proposals released in the last two days to address repairs at public universities fall short of what the schools say they need.
Sunflower Bank lender wins award
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Dina Hinchman, a customer service representative and consumer lender at Sunflower Bank in Lawrence, recently was named one of four Sunflower Bank Volunteer Stars, awards presented to employees who devote hundreds of hours of their time and efforts within their communities.
Lawrence resident joins national board
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Lawrence resident Chris DeGrassi, education market regional sales director for Topeka-based Security Benefit, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Tax Sheltered Accounts Association.
Commodities
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
Wrinkle creams don’t age well in tests
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
After 12 weeks of testing products available in the United States on the faces of more than 200 women, we concluded that wrinkle creams make little difference, on average, in the skin’s appearance.
New effort to boost startups
Heartland BioEnterprise gets $4.5 million for 3 years
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B7
The Kansas Bioscience Authority is getting ready to help promising scientific companies get the help - and money - they need to survive and thrive.
Jayni’s Kitchen’ returns with another taste of ‘Umbria Meets the Midwest’
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D4
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Umbria Meets the Midwest,” part two, with Chef Andrea Sposini.
Cookbook authors promote packaged foods for speedy recipes
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D4
Nothing says good home cooking like packaged foods. Or so goes the message from the latest batch of cookbooks aiming to satisfy Americans’ desire to produce more and better meals by spending less and less time in the kitchen.
Briefly
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Bread pudding with bacon, mushrooms, feta
Community theater offering classes
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D2
Lawrence Community Theatre’s winter offerings for adults include tap dancing classes, beginning acting and scene study.
Soft sheets aren’t all about thread counts
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
January is white sale time. But as you head out to buy new sheets and towels, throw your misconceptions away. Sheets don’t have to have the highest thread count to be soft, and towels don’t have to be fluffy to be absorbent.
Global warming’s silver lining could be longer growing season
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
My cilantro bed, which usually reseeds itself about three times each year, from early spring to fall, came alive during late December when daytime temperatures got stuck in the 60s.
Climate factor
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: A very significant factor in global warming that’s been greatly underestimated:
Top 10 cities?
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I found it doubtful that Lawrence could be identified as one of the top five retirement places in the country.
Local food
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
To the editor: I am writing in response to “‘Finger-shaped’ growth pattern urged for city” (Journal-World, Saturday). I agree that it would be wise to plan developments to maintain green areas near new neighborhoods.
No good environment news
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B9
It’s hard to write a feel-good piece about the environment. In 2006, environmental science became a doom and gloom machine, spewing a stream of depressing data and predictions about what is happening to our common air, water, soil and wildlife.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 10, 1907: “In Topeka there is a movement to establish a night school in which penitentiary convicts who can neither read nor write can be taught the rudiments of learning.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Acquisition of land for flood protection in North Lawrence was listed as a priority project by City Manager Ray Wells as the new year began.
Important process
The hiring of a new state commissioner of education is an important step that demands a fair and professional approach.
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Members of the Kansas State Board of Education wasted no time in reviving the controversial science education issue this week, but arguably the most important item on the new board’s agenda is the hiring of a new commissioner of education.
Multipronged surge needed in Iraq
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
President Bush’s much-anticipated new strategy for Iraq and the changing of the congressional guard - two inextricably linked developments - understandably dominate the public and private buzz here. I have heard plenty about both from Iraq insiders during the past few days.
Basketball hopefuls turn out for Bill Self Clinic
January 10, 2007
While most kids unwrapped their presents on Christmas Day, some 500 kids received a bonus gift two days later by attending the 2006 Bill Self Basketball Clinic.
Road blues at home no problem for Bulldogs
January 10, 2007
Wearing blue road uniforms at home was not what the Southwest Bulldogs freshmen girls basketball team anticipated when they took the court Saturday morning against Blue Valley Northwest. Because the visitors wore gray uniforms, the Bulldogs had to wear their road blues at home. While the uniform change caused a minor inconvenience before the game, it didn’t affect the Bulldogs’ play when they took the court.
Bible not essential to taking oath of office
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B8
Last week, Keith Ellison took his ceremonial oath of office as a Democratic representative from Minnesota using Thomas Jefferson’s Quran. From this, we learn the following surprising fact: Thomas Jefferson owned a Quran.
Lions take a tumble
Gritty Shawnee Mission East locks down LHS boys
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C6
Holding Lawrence High under a three-touchdown point total for much of the game and employing a gritty, in-your-face defense, Shawnee Mission East’s boys basketball team resembled a football team Tuesday night.
Perry deals Tonganoxie first loss of season, 66-57
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C3
Kyle Morgison and Joel Gantz scored 20 points apiece, and Perry-Lecompton defeated Tonganoxie, 66-57, to hand the Chieftains their first loss of the season Tuesday night in high school boys basketball.
Texas A&M trips Baylor, 61-51
January 10, 2007 in print edition on C5
Texas A&M coach Billy Gillispie kept asking Joseph Jones if he was feeling OK.
School leaders seek change in cost-of-living funding source
January 10, 2007 in print edition on A1
Lawrence school leaders need legislative help or they will have to ask voters for a tax increase in April.
Pump patrol
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
Patrol seeks fuel deals
Bottom-feeding fish still not safe for consumption
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B1
The environmental damage caused by years of unchecked toxic waste matriculating into the Kansas River is still evident - especially in Lawrence.
Master Food Volunteer training begins soon
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D3
Q: Will you offer the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program again in 2007?
Chicken soup recipes
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D2
Chicken soup for the common cold
Studies show warm, steamy concoction possesses properties to cure what ails you
January 10, 2007 in print edition on D1
Your grandmother was right. No, not about going blind if you sit too close to the TV.
Horoscopes
January 10, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Wednesday, Jan. 10
Area gymnasts gather for Winter Cup
January 10, 2007
After enduring a morning session of tough competition, the gymnasts at the 2007 Winter Cup at Lawrence Gymnastics Academy paused for a bit of a breather. For most of those looking on, it was hardly a breather.