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Do you think it is appropriate for Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to tie a $2.5 million donation for research at K-State to passage of its plans to build two power plants?

Poll results

Response Percent
Don’t care.
Total 509

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Ian Nelson checks on the robot created by a team of students at Lawrence High School during a practice exercise after class Monday at the Lawrence Virtual School, 2145 La. Nelson, a freshman at Kansas University, is a former LHS student who is a member of the robotics team. Students gear up for competition
February 18, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It stands 12 feet tall and weighs more than 100 pounds. Pose it just the right way, and the robot looks like the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex that is ready for battle. The machine is the brainchild of the Lawrence High School robotics team.
8:00 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. Lawmaker calls power co.’s offer improper
February 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
After a three-hour debate, House Speaker Melvin Neufeld addressed his colleagues to tell them why they should vote for a bill allowing construction of two coal-burning power plants.
10:37 a.m.
Cuba's President Fidel Castro, left, votes in favor to the modification on the Cuban Constitution, as his brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, looks at him during an extraordinary National Assembly session in Havana, in this June 26, 2002 file photo. Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday Feb. 19, 2008, after nearly a half-century in power, saying he will not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday. Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency after nearly half-century in power
10:30 a.m., February 19, 2008 Updated 12:07 p.m.
An ailing, 81-year-old Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba’s president Tuesday after nearly a half-century in power, saying he will not accept a new term when parliament meets Sunday.
4:00 p.m.
Self-portrait by Alex Kim. Visual voyager
February 19, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Alex Kim says his affection for painting can be summed up in a recent self-portrait he completed. It shows him with a big grin across his face.
10:00 p.m.
Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and its partners plan to construct two 700-megawatt coal-burning electric power plants near Sunflower's current 360-megawatt facility near Holcomb, shown in this rendering. Developers of the proposed plants said Tuesday that if the Legislature doesn't approve the project by June 1, it may not go forward. June 1 deadline set for coal plants
February 19, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Developers of the proposed coal-burning power plants in southwest Kansas said Tuesday that if the Legislature doesn’t approve the project by June 1, it may not go forward. “In dealing with a lot of people in the project, we have said that we think June 1 is a time when we should take a deep breath, look at the project and see what viability it still has,” said Earl Watkins Jr., president and chief executive officer of Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

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Stargazers to keep eye on eclipse
Earth will cast shadow on moon Wednesday evening
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
If you want to see a rare show this week, step out into your backyard for a few minutes.
LHS warms up for big week
Boys, girls topple Bears; rivals, regionals loom
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B3
A match against Oskaloosa was just like another practice for the Lawrence High bowling team.
A European leader’s proposed security program could endanger human rights as well as being incredibly costly to implement and administer.
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
People who have quarrels with the intrusions and costs of American public security programs may be astounded by a proposal emanating from Brussels, Belgium. A top European Union official has proposed major changes for countries in the EU bloc.
Beckham arrives in Hawaii
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Hawaii is buzzing about Beckham.