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Archive for Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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KU baseball vs. Missouri FSHS softball vs. LHS
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Have you ever sold a family heirloom or other belonging with sentimental value in order to pay a bill?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
75%
Yes.
 
24%
Total 258
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
House Speaker Melvin Neufeld on Wednesday declared there would be no attempt to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of legislation that would have authorized construction of two coal-fired power plants. Coal debate expected to heat up
April 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The political showdown of the year is expected to play out today as legislative leaders try to overturn Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of two coal-fired power plants. House Speaker Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, and Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, have given Sebelius an ultimatum: Approve the project or face a veto-override vote.
8:00 a.m.
Shaun Shaw Family of dead canoeist Shaun Shaw finds closure
12:00 a.m., April 30, 2008 Updated 11:41 a.m. in print edition on 3A
A man whose brother has been missing since an April 19 canoe accident on the Kansas River says his family is relieved his brother’s body has been found. This morning, a Douglas County coroner confirmed that the body found Monday was Shaun Shaw, 26, De Soto.
12:00 p.m.
Cori Allen - National Merit Scholar 2 local students named National Merit Scholars
April 30, 2008
Cori Allen of Free State High School and Michael Penny of Veritas Christian School have been named National Merit Scholars.
4:00 p.m.
KU pitcher Shaeffer Hall pumps his fist and celebrates a strikeout to end the seventh inning. Kansas, Hall A-OK at ‘The K’
April 30, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Shaeffer Hall froze one last Missouri batter, tightened his arms up and let out a yell. Seven scoreless innings were in the books, and Kansas University’s starting pitcher let the last drop of adrenaline come screaming out.
10:00 p.m.
John McCaffrey, Lawrence, surveys the home of Eric and Megan Edwards on the 400 block of Lawrence Avenue. McCaffrey, who performs landscaping for several Lawrence clients, has used a colorful array of annuals to brighten up the property. Bright flowers at Lawrence home pass muster with flying colors
April 30, 2008 in print edition on 1C
If you ever travel down Lawrence Avenue, you have undoubtedly seen the gorgeous garden of the Edwards family. While there are many stunning landscapes on the street, this one is particularly grand.

All stories

6Sports video: Despite injuries, Free State softball sweeps LHS
April 30, 2008
Nothing turns a season around faster than knocking off your biggest rival twice in one day.
6Sports video: Hawks hope win launches run
April 30, 2008
There’s no better time than the present to make a run. That’s just what head coach Rich Price hopes his team began last night by knocking off the #14 team in the land.
6News video: Chief Justice speaks at KU
April 30, 2008
KU students were given a rare opportunity to hear a U.S. Supreme Court justice speak.
6News video: CJHS principal new district technology director
April 30, 2008
A Lawrence junior high school principal is slated to move to district headquarters next year.
6News video: Hillcrest students open Italian restaurant
April 30, 2008
Students at Hillcrest Elementary are bringing a taste of Italy to their school for a day, and making the pasta themselves. 6News reporter Lindsey Slater has more.
6Sports video: Firebirds best Falcons
April 30, 2008
Tonight Mike Hill’s Free State Firebirds were back home, this time welcoming the Falcons of Olathe South to Free State’s field.
6News video: Earthquakes endanger Kansas dam
April 30, 2008
Earthquakes in America aren’t restricted to the coast. As we felt a few weeks ago, they also have the potential to hit the Midwest. 6News reporter Christine Metz tells us about one of the most expensive and unusual earthquake mitigation projects in the country.
6News video: KU students help rebuild Greensburg
April 30, 2008
KU architecture students build more than just construction models. They’re rebuilding Greensburg to be a model community.
6News video: Senate overrides coal plant veto
April 30, 2008
After months of blowing smoke, things heat up today between the two sides involved in a power struggle at the Statehouse. 6News reporter Ben Bauman has more.
Bright flowers at Lawrence home pass muster with flying colors
April 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you ever travel down Lawrence Avenue, you have undoubtedly seen the gorgeous garden of the Edwards family. While there are many stunning landscapes on the street, this one is particularly grand.
Veto override in House set for Thursday
April 30, 2008
Senate overrides governor’s rejection of coal-plant project, but House will wait.
6News Now: Afternoon update
April 30, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, Kansas House leaders consider an override to Gov. Sebelius’ veto of the coal-burning energy plant bill.
Central Junior High’s principal named technology director
April 30, 2008
Superintendent Randy Weseman announced this afternoon that Central Junior High School Principal Frank Harwood would make the move to district headquarters next school year.
Senate overrides coal-plant veto
April 30, 2008
The Kansas Senate overrides Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of bill authorizing two coal-fired power plants. The action now turns to the House.
Sebelius rejects coal-fired plant ultimatum
10:12 a.m., April 30, 2008 Updated 10:56 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius rejects a proposal for two coal-fired plants in southwest Kansas, which could trigger a veto override vote in the Legislature.
Legislative leaders say Sebelius will reject coal plants
April 30, 2008
Legislative leaders today said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has rejected a proposal to build two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas.
McCain’s lack of Mideast realism disturbing
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
As the Democratic candidates battle each other, John McCain’s ideas about America and the world have gotten too little coverage. Some see him as George W. Bush redux; others say his opposition to torture and concern about global warming show he’s more open-minded.
Fat chance
Why do Americans need calorie listings to clutter up their restaurant menus?
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
Increasing numbers of Americans are becoming more calorie-conscious as they consider the mushrooming epidemic of obesity in our country. Better diets, less intake and more exercise are definitely in order for most of us, and programs that can steer people down such paths are worthy of acceptance and practice.
Coal debate expected to heat up
Legislators to return today, may attempt veto override
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
The political showdown of the year is expected to play out today as legislative leaders try to overturn Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of two coal-fired power plants. House Speaker Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, and Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, have given Sebelius an ultimatum: Approve the project or face a veto-override vote.
Tait: Making mom proud
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
The thing about Brittaney Krug’s desire to jack a home run to honor her late mother is that the LHS senior actually never has hit one over the fence during a game.
Cielito Lindo recipes shown on ‘Jayni’
April 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for “Cinco de Mayo at Cielito Lindo.”
Coaching in harm’s way
Big-league rule not adopted by high schools
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
In July of 2007, Mike Coolbaugh, first base coach for the Tulsa Drillers, was struck in the head by a line drive and later died as a result of his injuries.
Pump patrol
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.44 at several locations.
Kansas, Hall A-OK at ‘The K’
K.C. metro native pitches KU to 3-0 victory over Missouri
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Shaeffer Hall froze one last Missouri batter, tightened his arms up and let out a yell. Seven scoreless innings were in the books, and Kansas University’s starting pitcher let the last drop of adrenaline come screaming out.
Elmquist: Signee Little key for KU
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Looking at next year’s incoming class for Kansas University’s defending national champion basketball team, most everyone instantly thinks of Marcus and Markieff Morris (the twins), Travis Releford (the local kid) and Tyrone Appleton (the former juco national champion).
Singing of anthem requires right hand over heart
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
“When did the protocol of putting your hand over your heart during the national anthem change?” It wasn’t meant as a rhetorical question. My friend was curious.
LMH earns partnership award
Prize money given to affiliate Health Care Access
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Lawrence Memorial Hospital already contributes more than $2.3 million a year to Health Care Access, through in-kind services for helping people with no or inadequate health insurance.And now even more help is on the way.
Prized belongings are sold to ease consumers’ debt
Online retailers, flea markets seeing boost in business
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
The for-sale listings on the online hub Craigslist come with plaintive notices, like the one from the teenager in Georgia who said her mother lost her job and pleaded, “Please buy anything you can to help out.”
Shirtless farmer looking for love
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B10
The prices of oil and gasoline may be skyrocketing, but reality television’s favorite fuel - female desperation - remains dirt-cheap. The new series “Farmer Wants a Wife” (8 p.m., CW) offers a “Simple Life” variation on “The Bachelor” with a a few buckets of “Green Acres” thrown in for good measure.
People in the news
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ David Blaine holding breath for next stunt¢ Angela Bassett to star in final season of ‘ER’¢ Prosecutors decline to charge Vanilla Ice¢ Alleged Jimi Hendrix sex tape to be released¢ ‘Dancing’ star cramps up
KU’s Powers earns regional golf bid
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University sophomore Emily Powers has qualified to compete in the NCAA women’s golf West Regional, which runs May 8-10 in Lincoln, Calif.
Scientists thaw colossal squid corpse
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Marine scientists in New Zealand on Tuesday were thawing the corpse of the largest squid ever caught to try to unlock the secrets of one of the ocean’s most mysterious beasts.
Former Gov. Mike Hayden honored for mental health reform efforts
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center on Tuesday honored former Kansas Gov. Mike Hayden with the annual Pioneer Award for his efforts in the passage of the Mental Health Reform Act of 1990.
Obama, Tar Heels play
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
North Carolina’s men’s basketball team on Tuesday had what a team official called an extraordinary chance to play basketball with presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Army recruits requiring waivers promoted faster
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A6
Soldiers who need special waivers to get into the Army because of bad behavior go AWOL more often and face more courts-martial. But they also get promoted faster and re-enlist at a higher rate, according to an internal military study obtained by The Associated Press.
Spring high school sports notebook
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B8
Travis Sanders is back with Lawrence High’s baseball team about six months after suffering a torn ACL while playing for the Lions’ football team.
Rescuers amazed that 6 Va. twisters caused no deaths
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
It was a scene of haphazard destruction that stretched for 25 miles: Row upon row of homes reduced to sprays of splintered lumber, shopping centers stripped to bare metal, parking lots turned into junk yards. And yet no one died.
Vegetable garden offers cheap thrills
April 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
While the results of a vegetable garden can provide immense satisfaction and win you instant friends who covet your bounty, gardening isn’t a terribly exciting pursuit.
KDOT tour aims to set road priorities
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas highway planners are calling it “robbing Peter to pay Paul” when it comes to determining which roads to improve and how much to spend on them.
Budget change would bring in $79M
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A1
Faced with a tightening budget, advocates for children and other social service programs are urging the Kansas Legislature to “decouple” from a federal tax cut. The move would provide $79 million to state lawmakers as they prepare a final budget during the wrap-up session that starts today.
U.S. must decide polar bears’ status by May 15
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
A federal judge in Oakland, Calif., has ordered the Interior Department to decide by May 15 if the polar bear should be protected as an endangered species because of melting sea ice due to global warming.
Texas Tech taps aide
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Dan Spencer, a member of the Texas Tech coaching staff, was named head coach designate for the Red Raiders baseball team Tuesday.
Simply Wireless names new store manager
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Simply Wireless Inc. has promoted Joel Morris to store manager of the company’s location at 2540 Iowa, Suite C.
DeVore + Associates names new partner
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kyle Trendel, Baldwin City, has been named partner and principal owner of DeVore + Associates Architects in Ottawa.
New opportunities open for volunteers
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market is launching a new volunteer program.
Genomics pioneer’s lecture Thursday
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
J. Craig Venter, a well-known genomics expert, will deliver the Takeru Higuchi memorial lecture 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Fast starts spark Free State to sweep of LHS
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tuesday’s softball doubleheader at Holcom Park between Lawrence and Free State high schools resembled what one might expect to see at the city football or basketball showdowns.
Jersey prep Taylor selects KU
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
Even bad news from the dentist couldn’t wipe the smile off Tyshawn Taylor’s face Tuesday afternoon. “I need a root canal,” Taylor, a 6-foot-3 senior point guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., said in a phone interview from the doctor’s office to discuss his decision to commit orally to play basketball at Kansas University. “Except for that, I’m really happy.”
Free State hammers SM East
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B3
Free State High’s baseball team erased an early 3-2 deficit en route to a 12-3 pasting of Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday.
Royals roll over Texas
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B3
Jose Guillen drove in five runs, and the Kansas City Royals held off the Texas Rangers, 9-5, on Tuesday night.
Early arrival required for Roberts lecture
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
People with tickets for the Vickers Lecture with Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts tonight must be in their seats by 5:45 p.m.
Make your own yogurt to reduce sugar, calories
April 30, 2008 in print edition on C2
Q: I read an article in the Lawrence Journal-World that stated that fruit-flavored yogurt is equivalent to 15 teaspoons of sugar in one little container. Is that really true?
Saturday Shredfest set for Peoples Bank
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Peoples Bank will conduct Shredfest 2008 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday outside the bank at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
DNA testing frees man after 27 years in prison
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing.
City to discuss future sales tax election
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners are set to get serious about discussing a future sales tax election.
Militiamen’s ambush drives back US patrol
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Dozens of fighters ambushed a U.S. patrol in Baghdad’s main Shiite militia stronghold Tuesday, firing rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun bursts as the American push into Sadr City increasingly faces pockets of close urban combat.
Shark expert: Great white killed triathlete
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
A shark expert says an autopsy has confirmed a great white killed a triathlete in the waters off San Diego County last week.
Churches differ
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The Fundamentalist Latter Day Saint church has received a lot of publicity lately, so has the Latter-day Saints, or Mormon, church of which former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a member.
KU Hospital gets cancer award
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Hospital’s cancer program was recognized once again for its outstanding achievements.
Dental clinic tees up charity golf tourney
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
The Douglas County Dental Clinic will conduct a continuing-education event in conjunction with a charity golf tournament Friday at Alvamar.
Energy policy
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Gov. Sebelius has rejected the idea of building two 700-megawatt coal-burning units and cited concerns over the project’s emission of 11 million tons of CO2 annually. Good for her, but this doesn’t provide the long-term energy policy Kansas needs.
2 local students named National Merit Scholars
April 30, 2008
Cori Allen of Free State High School and Michael Penny of Veritas Christian School have been named National Merit Scholars.
Officials: Captive family in Austria reunited
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A12
In an “astonishing” scene, members of an Austrian family terrorized by decades of incest and imprisonment met for the first time at a clinic where psychiatrists are helping them recover, authorities said Tuesday.
On the record
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence Police are investigating two auto thefts that occurred early Saturday morning. A 2007 Mitsubishi Raider truck and other items were stolen between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday from the 3800 block of Hill Song Circle, a police report said.
Branson launches re-election campaign
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A4
There’s still work to be done. That was Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s message Tuesday as he announced his re-election bid to about two dozen supporters who gathered outside the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.
Earth Day talks
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I was disappointed, then suspicious, that the Journal-World did not cover either the Gary Nabhan panel discussion at Ecumenical Christian Ministries or his KU Earth Day talk (both were well attended).
Kansas’ revenue from gambling less than projected, report says
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B12
Four state-owned resort casinos and slot machines at race tracks could generate up to $739 million in annual revenue even if two Indian casinos operate near the border in Oklahoma, a study prepared for the Kansas Lottery concluded.
Funds needed
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Women’s Transitional Care Services thanks House budget leaders for once again addressing sexual and domestic violence in Kansas. Each year, more than 1,450 victims call our hot line or seek other services.
Clean ants
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The front page of April 25 Journal-World quotes a pest-control company that can rescue us from being driven “buggy,” especially by ants. Before Lawrencians race to the phone to call an exterminator, they would do well to consider what the article omitted.
When’s parade?
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: Congratulations to the national champion KU Debate Team. While this incredible accomplishment was sinking into my being, observations and concerns started flooding my mind.
Horoscopes
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B10
No one can question that you act in inspired ways this year. It appears that because of your subconscious you are able to sort through more than your share of confusion. If you are single, you certainly will have the opportunity to change your status if you so choose.
Commodities
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agriculture futures traded lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for May delivery fell 32 cents to $7.94; May corn dropped 8.75 cents to $5.125; May oats lost 10 cents to $3.685; May soybeans fell 4 cents to $12.795.
Airport Business Park plans to be examined
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Plans for a major industrial park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport may soon get its day of judgment before city commissioners.
Hornets, Spurs claim series victories
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Scores from the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Family of dead canoeist Shaun Shaw finds closure
12:00 a.m., April 30, 2008 Updated 11:41 a.m. in print edition on A3
A man whose brother has been missing since an April 19 canoe accident on the Kansas River says his family is relieved his brother’s body has been found. This morning, a Douglas County coroner confirmed that the body found Monday was Shaun Shaw, 26, De Soto.
Brown lands another coaching job
Charlotte is Hall of Famer’s ninth NBA stop
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Larry Brown wanted to resurrect his vagabond, Hall of Fame coaching career. Michael Jordan needed a veteran teacher and a big hire to rescue his sinking reputation as an NBA executive.
Mighty O-East slips past FSHS
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B3
With the amount of attacking Free State High’s girls soccer squad faced from Olathe East on Monday, the Firebirds at least can find solace that they limited the undefeated Hawks to just two goals.
Woman found pinned under dead body
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A2
Newspaper carrier Bruce Pitts knew the elderly couple only by the prayer missives the wife sent to him for working at night and in bad weather, but he felt something was wrong when the papers piled up outside their home.
City gives early OK to homeless shelter plan
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A3
Efforts to eventually move a controversial homeless shelter out of downtown Lawrence won a partial victory Tuesday night. Commissioners gave preliminary approval to a request by the Lawrence Community Shelter to allow homeless shelters to potentially locate in industrial areas.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for April 30, 1908: “The assessor for the Second Ward has just made public the assessment of the personal property of J.D. Bowersock with Bowersock’s permission.
National League Roundup: Zimmerman bounces back, leads Nats
Brewers’ Cameron returns from suspension, sparks 10-run outburst
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Slumping Ryan Zimmerman spent some time working with Barry Larkin before the game, and then had a season-high three hits, including a homer and tiebreaking two-run double, to lead Washington past Atlanta.
American League Roundup: Lester outduels Halladay
Red Sox sneak by Blue Jays and their ace, 1-0
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester.
Colorado prep signs KU softball letter
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kelsey Alsdorf, an infielder-outfielder from Littleton, Colo., has signed a national softball letter of intent with Kansas University.
Sean Sutton wants to coach
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton may take a year off, but he plans eventually to return to coaching.
Self set to sign at Assists fundraiser
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self will sign autographs from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today at Crown Automotive (3430 South Iowa) in Lawrence to raise money for his Assists Foundation.
31st Street extension to be studied more
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners are fine with taking a more detailed look at how to best extend 31st Street.
Alcohol OK’d for Wilco concert downtown
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
A May 14 downtown concert won its final piece of city approval.
Ex-congressman Slattery to run for US Senate
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A5
Promising to bring change to Washington, D.C., former congressman Jim Slattery on Tuesday described U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts as an “entrenched career politician” who played a key role in President Bush’s war in Iraq and failed economic policies.
Debatable division
Kansas, Mizzou front-runners in Big 12 North
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas and Missouri didn’t do anything to alleviate the tension of the oldest rivalry west of the Mississippi River last fall. The football success of the Jayhawks and Tigers brought into focus a not-so-surprising newsflash on the national radar: These teams don’t like each other.
Royals release Nomo
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Royals released Hideo Nomo on Tuesday, probably ending the Japanese right-hander’s big-league career.
Fiesta Mexicana
Family-run restaurant prepares for Cinco de Mayo
April 30, 2008 in print edition on C1
While others are enjoying the benefits of Cinco de Mayo on Monday, Remigio Mier will be hard at work. Mier, who opened Tres Mexicanos Mexican Grill and Cantina, 1900 E. 23rd St., in August, knows the hard work it takes to keep a Mexican restaurant going. He also has owned Taco El Sol in Topeka, 2124 S.E. Sixth St., since 1998.
Bush blames Congress for inaction
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A9
President Bush, hoping to inoculate his party and his presidential legacy from election-year anger over the economy, heaped criticism on the Democratic-led Congress on Tuesday for “letting the American people down.”
Diet, exercise the magic pills for heart health
April 30, 2008 in print edition on B11
Think the best treatment for heart disease includes the newest drugs on the market and the most high-tech tests? Think again.
Obama disavows former pastor
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A7
Barack Obama essentially severed his friendship with his former pastor Tuesday, calling the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s speech a day earlier at the National Press Club “a show of disrespect to me” and saying it “directly contradicts everything that I’ve done during my life.”
No sale
April 30, 2008 in print edition on A11
To the editor: I was shocked when I read in your paper that a member of the Kansas Legislature, a Mission Hills senator, proposed selling the state historic sites.