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Polls
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
No.
 
65%
Yes.
 
26%
Don’t care.
 
5%
Undecided.
 
2%
Total 509
Videos

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.

All stories

6Sports video: City Showdown hits the bowling alley
February 19, 2008
At Royal Crest Lanes Tuesday afternoon - Lawrence High vs. Free State high - a girls/boys City Showdown clash on the lanes.
6Sports video: KU softball team looking solid
February 19, 2008
At 8-3, the Kansas softball team is off to a solid start to the 2008 season.
6Sports video: KU baseball ready to start season
February 19, 2008
In three days, the Kansas baseball team opens the 2008 season in Hawaii.
6Sports video: LHS boys stomp Indians
February 19, 2008
The Lawrence High boy’s basketball stomped the Shawnee Mission North Indians by a final score of 70-48.
6News video: Two local teachers honored
February 19, 2008
The Lawrence School District announces Sue Vossler as the 2008 Elementary Teacher of the Year and Teresa Clough as the 2008 Secondary Teacher of the Year.
6Sports video: Free State boys top Olathe NW
February 19, 2008
The Free State boy’s basketball team defeated the Olathe Northwest Ravens by a final score of 60-45.
6News video: Cosby again found guilty
February 19, 2008
After hours of deliberation today, jurors once again find Lafayette Cosby guilty in the 2004 shooting death of 28-year-old Robert Martin.
6Sports video: Tyrel Reed trying to earn more PT
February 19, 2008
The Kansas men’s basketball team arguably have four guards that could start on any NCAA team in the nation. Still - outside of Mario Chalmers, Brandon Rush, Sherron Collins, and Russell Robinson, the Jayhawks are searching for consistent bench help on the perimeter.
6Sports video: Lady Lions hold off SM North
February 19, 2008
The Lawrence High Lady Lions defeated the Shawnee Mission North Lady Indians by a final score of 60-51.
6News video: Fidel Castro steps down as Cuban leader
February 19, 2008
Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced his resignation on Tuesday after serving almost 50 years as the country’s president. 6News reporter Cory Smith talked with one local Cuban-American who lived under the Castro Regime - and fears that little will change under the new leadership.
6News video: KU spends $2 Million on Orange Bowl
February 19, 2008
KU picked up the air fare and lodging for more than 500 people on the way to The Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida earlier this year.
6News video: Drivers crossing the Lecompton River bridge should expect more delays
February 19, 2008
Douglas County Commissioners are now seeking a company to repaint the bridge - a follow-up to last year’s reconstruction work.
6News video: Journalism students learn different perspective on storytelling
February 19, 2008
A group of KU journalism students get an introduction to a different perspective on storytelling.
6News video: Lecompton featured in tourist magazine
February 19, 2008
Lecompton is an “Off-the-beaten-track” tourist destination according to a feature in the February issue of the tourist magazine “Courier.”
6Sports video: KU women on a roll
February 19, 2008
The Kansas women’s basketball team is currently on fire in Big 12 play.
6News video: A Lawrence film critic makes a run at $1 Million
February 19, 2008
Eric Melin entered day two of his appearance on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ seven questions shy of the million dollar mark.
6News video: City Commissioners balk at notion of entertainment licenses
February 19, 2008
Lawrence city leaders look for ways to curb downtown violence following a shooting earlier this month outside a local nightclub.
6News video: State’s minimum wage could be on the rise
February 19, 2008
Kansas currently has a minimum wage of $2.65 and hour - the lowest in the nation.
6News video: Extradition hearing set for Last Call shooter
February 19, 2008
An extradition hearing is set for next week for the man arrested in Kentucky in connection with the February 10th shooting at a Lawrence nightclub.
6Sports video: Free State girls fall to Lady Ravens
February 19, 2008
The Free State Lady Firebirds were defeated by the Olathe Northwest Lady Ravens by a final score of 30-25.
June 1 deadline set for coal plants
Developers’ comments come after plan gains approval in House
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
6News Now:
February 19, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, for the second time in three years, a Lawrence man is convicted of first-degree murder in a 2004 shooting, and local reaction to news of Fidel Castro’s resignation.
City commission defers shopping center discussion
February 19, 2008
City commissioners have deferred from tonight’s meeting a discussion about a proposed shopping center for Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Cosby found guilty of first-degree murder in Lawrence
February 19, 2008
For the second time in three years, a Douglas County jury convicted Lafayette Cosby of first-degree murder in the 2004 shooting death of Robert Martin, 28.
Post-Fidel Cuba: Time to wait and see
February 19, 2008
Cuban President Fidel Castro’s decision today to resign after nearly a half-century in power may be grabbing international attention, but at the Overbrook grain elevator it’s registering little more than a yawn.
House passes coal plant bill
11:48 a.m., February 19, 2008 Updated 01:04 p.m.
A bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas easily won House approval Tuesday, but supporters still were searching for the votes they need to make sure it can survive a potential veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Advocates seek increase in state minimum wage
February 19, 2008
Advocates for the working poor today called the state minimum wage of $2.65 per hour, outdated, unjust and an embarrassment.
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.
Takács Quartet’s communication leads to sensitive performance
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Guardian (London) calls them “peerless” and “the greatest string quartet in the world,” and the Takács Quartet, performing Sunday afternoon, was clearly the finest ensemble yet to appear at the Lied Center. They displayed strength and delicacy, passion and languor, joined to singleness of interpretation and unparalleled communication with one another.
Pitchers issue apologies as spring training begins
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
Andy Pettitte and Eric Gagne each issued apologies, and they couldn’t have sounded more different. Curt Schilling talked about following Boston’s advice regarding his bad shoulder, but worried it might end his career.
Kansas women’s golf sits in seventh place
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Kansas University women’s golf team sits in seventh place after two days of the Qdoba Invitational, with a team total of 621.
Pump patrol
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.89 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Finding her voice a lifelong struggle
KU center helps woman learn to communicate
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
“Just sit her in front of the TV. That’s the best we can do.” Those were the words Terry Kinworthy’s parents were told in 1959 when doctors diagnosed her with cerebral palsy. “Yet,” said Dianna Towell, Terry’s sister and guardian, “we always knew Terry understood us. You could see it in her face.”
Lawmaker calls power co.’s offer improper
Deal would net KSU $2.5M if coal plants OK’d by Legislature
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
GOP nabs domain name of opposing candidate
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
The state Republican party has hijacked the domain name of a 25-year-old Democratic congressional candidate, posting pictures of him drinking and smoking gleaned off the social networking site Facebook.
Panel narrows anti-smoking bill
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Senate Judiciary Committee narrowed the scope Monday of a bill enacting new restrictions on smoking in public places.
With old animals, what’s a zoo to do?
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B10
Elvira lies sprawled out on a slab on concrete. It’s a cold winter morning, and steam is rising from Elvira’s nostrils as she lets out a deep rumble. But she’s moving a bit slower. Her fur coat looks a bit more worn. The 16-year-old Siberian tiger is getting older.
Realty Executives adds associate
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
Travis Evans recently joined Realty Executives Hedges Real Estate, 1037 Vt., as associate, attending to residential real estate needs in Lawrence, Baldwin City, Eudora and elsewhere in Douglas County.
Horoscopes
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B8
This year, zero in on what you want. Frequently tap into your goals and desires and revise them as necessary. You could achieve your aspiration, only to discover that you really don’t want it at all. If you are single, someone special could head in your direction. If you are attached, remain nurturing or become even more sensitive to your sweetie.
Campbell’s reducing sodium in soups
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
The Campbell Soup Co.’s kid-oriented soups, which feature characters such as Dora the Explorer and Batman on the cans, are getting their second sodium reduction in three years, the company announced Monday.
People in the news
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B8
¢ Lohan channels Monroe for magazine cover¢ Spice Girls’ driver aids in carjacking arrest¢ Crikey! Croc hunter’s son unfazed by bite¢ Sharon Stone laments US policies on Iraq¢ Supermodel says Spears can come live with her
Positive self-image can be yours (for just $19.95)
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
For the past year, magazines and TV have marketed the idea that body-image-wise, they are OK with you, so you should be OK with yourself. There is, however, a big fat “BUT” attached. You should love yourself BUT you can always enhance your looks with this new product, or you should feel good about yourself BUT another product will make you feel better.
Sushi, inside out
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
Sushi lovers will find plenty of food and entertaining ideas at www.makemysushi.com.
Junior high Penny War benefits area charities
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
Every year, the seventh-grade students at Southwest Junior High School look forward to the Penny War. It is an enjoyable and amusing game where three teams - this year’s names were the Anacondas, Spider Monkeys and Geckos - try to raise the most money in one week.
No’ to plants
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I read in Friday’s paper that our Kansas Senate had OK’d the proposal to allow coal plants in Kansas. On the radio, the Sunflower Electric Power Corp. is asking that people call their legislators and tell them to vote for the coal-fired power plants. You can also call them and ask them to vote “no.”
District waste
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Congratulations! The Lawrence school board has just made me put our home on the market. We are going to do that because of the board’s never-ending “want list” and for its decision to put the tax fiasco on the ballot for people to vote on.
Air Force says budgets are billions of dollars short of what’s needed
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
Air Force officials are warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon, the military’s high-flying branch won’t dominate the skies as it has for decades.
Funding issue
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: For those who support the idea of school vouchers, the St. Mary’s Academy’s rejection of a female referee is the type of policy that should never be supported by tax dollars. I don’t mind private schools doing their thing, but bigotry with public funds? No, thank you!
Local film critic doing well on game show
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
So far, a Lawrence film critic is faring well on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
On the money: college savings plans
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
A Qualified Tuition Plan, commonly known as a 529 Plan, has become a popular way for parents to save money for their children’s future education, and catch a tax break.
Obama: Borrowed lines in speech no big deal
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
Sen. Barack Obama said Monday that he doesn’t think it’s a big deal that he borrowed lines from his friend Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, although he probably should have given him credit.
Former President Bush endorses John McCain
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
John McCain picked up former President George H.W. Bush’s support on Monday, a critical blessing by a pillar of the Republican establishment whose members aren’t completely sold on the party’s next standard-bearer.
Do it! Pastor issues sex challenge to couples
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
A southwest Florida church issued a challenge to its married members: Hanky panky every day.
Mission: Cut service members’ debt
Columnist’s orders: Discipline can lead to security
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
Tarek and Evibeth Bathiche are a young military couple in a heap of debt. They both are 24-year-old Army sergeants stationed at Fort Meade, Md., and together they owe $27,600 on six credit cards. They need a drill sergeant to force them to shape up their financial lives, and I’m going to be as tough as I can be.
Bowling ball-sized ‘Devil Toad’ lived among the dinosaurs
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago - intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.
Carjacking victim still without transportation
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence resident Barbara Williams is relying on rides from her daughter and friends after being the victim of a carjacking last month, she said.
Inspiring guest
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Oh, wow! Yet again, the inhabitants of Lawrence have been treated to the amazing talents and work ethic of our young folks. Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre spent two days working with the bands and choirs of Lawrence and Free State High Schools, as well as the University of Kansas Chamber Choir.
Olivo surprised by backup role
Incumbent Buck remains starter behind plate
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B5
Kansas City Royals Manager Trey Hillman worked Monday to clear up some confusion about who will be the team’s starting catcher when the season opens.
Why can’t apes get smarter?
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B8
If you write enough columns, you begin to repeat yourself. And one of the facts that I’m continually forced to write when I cover nature documentaries is that humans and higher primates share more than 98 percent of their DNA. I’m not sure I want to share that much of anything with anyone. But it’s a fact that bears repeating. You and me and the average orangutan: We’re very, very, close.
Beef recall doesn’t affect local districts
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
Area school districts are not affected by the recent beef recall involving a California company, mostly because there are so many other beef suppliers in the region.
Mailbox casualties
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The city has been prompt and active at clearing streets of the snows that we have been having. However, the toll on mailboxes is excessive. Mine was wiped out in the processes of clearing snow this past Sunday morning. This is not the first time.
Opposition parties head toward big victory
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pakistan opposition parties took commanding leads in unofficial returns early today in Parliamentary elections, heading toward a victory that could challenge President Pervez Musharraf’s rule eight years after seizing power in a military coup.
Jail menu is bland but good for healthy diet
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
Spending time behind bars in New York City might turn out to be good for your health. The overhauled menu at the city’s jails includes no sweets, no butter and only skim milk. The Department of Corrections wants healthy alternatives to traditional jailhouse grub.
Suspect in Last Call shooting still in Ky. jail
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man wanted for shooting three people Feb. 10 outside a Lawrence night club remained in a Kentucky jail on Monday.
Hoyas overcome struggles
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
Roy Hibbert had 18 points inside, Jonathan Wallace added 14 from the outside and No. 12 Georgetown beat Providence 68-58 on Monday.
Anti-AIDS gel fails to prevent HIV infection
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
The first anti-AIDS vaginal gel to make it through late-stage testing failed to stop HIV infection in a study of 6,000 South African women, disappointed researchers announced Monday.
Indiana’s White injures knee
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
Indiana forward D.J. White has a sprained left knee but is expected to play against Purdue in a key Big Ten game Tuesday night.
Commercial broker is Community Cornerstone
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
Marilyn Bittenbender, senior vice president and principal for Grubb & Ellis|The Winbury Group, Lawrence, is winner of CornerBank’s Community Cornerstone award for February.
College hoops to have 1-2 showdown
Memphis stays on top; Tennessee leapfrogs Kansas, Duke
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Get ready for No. 1 vs. No. 2. Memphis survived its closest game of the season to remain the lone unbeaten and a unanimous No. 1 in the Associated Press’ college basketball poll Monday.
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.
LSU’s Perrilloux suspended
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, coach Les Miles said Monday in a news release.
Tips for getting costs of travel under control
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
The 2008 Global Business Travel Forecast by American Express predicts that the costs of business travel in 2008 will rise by as much as 10 percent for airfares and 8 percent for hotels.
Beckham arrives in Hawaii
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Hawaii is buzzing about Beckham.
No-pay idea for hospital errors gains steam
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s a new way to push for patient safety: Don’t pay hospitals when they commit certain errors. Medicare will start hitting hospitals where it hurts in October, and other insurers are hot on the trail.
Infectious intensity
Lion’s liveliness helps drive 14-4 Lawrence High
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Tania Jackson will be the first to admit it. Her teammates and coach will back it up. The energy and intensity the Lawrence High junior forward brings to the floor each night has a direct effect on how the rest of the team will play.
As US, European allies support Kosovo, global rift widens
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. and the European Union’s biggest powers quickly recognized Kosovo as an independent nation Monday, widening a split with Russia, China and some EU members strongly opposed to letting the territory break away from Serbia.
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.
Bishops’ letter to lawmakers supports illegal immigrants
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A4
Three Protestant bishops Monday called on Kansans to reject “demagoguery” in the current debate over illegal immigration.
Chiefs ink 2 kickers
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Kansas City Chiefs took a step toward resolving one of their most glaring weaknesses on Monday, signing kicker Billy Cundiff to a two-year contract.
Connecticut back at No. 1
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
Connecticut was a clear choice as No. 1.
140 killed in 2 days of militant bombings
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A2
A suicide car bomber killed 38 Afghans at a crowded market Monday, pushing the death toll from two days of militant bombings to about 140.
Eudora girls annihilate Atchison
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Eudora High girl’s basketball team cruised to a 70-21 victory over Atchison on Monday.
County considering potential budget cuts
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A1
Douglas County government is facing some major budget issues that could require leaders to cut at least $600,000 from this year’s budget.
KU signee tapped for all-star game
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
Kansas University signee Angel Goodrich is one of 20 high school basketball players selected to participate in the WBCA All-America Game on April 5 in Tampa, Fla.
Coach OK in Oklahoma
KU’s Self has won five straight in home state after losing first three
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Some orange-clad fans waved at Bill Self from the stands. Others actually approached Kansas University’s basketball bench to shake hands with the Jayhawks’ first-year coach prior to opening tip of the KU-Oklahoma State game on Feb. 9, 2004, in Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla.
Woodling: Jayhawks’ different shades
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B1
Pink, blue, red, white and yellow. What’s the significance of those five colors? Well, they’ve all been on uniforms donned by Kansas University’s basketball teams.
Beasley continues to wreck Big 12
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B2
The first time Missouri faced Kansas State’s Michael Beasley, the Tigers swarmed the freshman forward, collapsing around him with double and triple teams.
Bay Leaf’s move heralds other changes
Kitchen shop to relocate to 717 Mass., allowing Goldmakers to remodel, tenant to return
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B9
The Bay Leaf, a downtown retailer that sells coffee, cutlery, cookware and other unique kitchen accessories, plans to move down the street a few doors - a shift that will make room for a longtime jeweler to remodel and a new tenant to return to Massachusetts Street.
5 years after nightclub fire, survivors reflect on how their lives changed after tragedy
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
Gina Russo’s head was seared down to the skull, her body pocked by third-degree burns, her future consumed by painful skin grafts and guilt over having survived The Station nightclub fire when her fiance had not.
Al Fayed alleges prince, PM involved in Diana’s death
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C8
The man who claims Princess Diana and his son were killed in a wide-ranging conspiracy led by Britain’s royal family said Monday that dark forces within the country’s establishment would not accept a marriage between a princess and a Muslim.
Security
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.
Delayed decision may hurt Democrats
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A7
The Democratic Party’s politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s handicapped its presidential candidates until Bill Clinton offered a more centrist message in 1992. Now, 40 years after the more liberal elements of the party seized control of its presidential selection process from the political bosses in smoked-filled rooms, the Democrats may again pay a big price for those reforms.
Visual voyager
South Korean embraces new opportunities in the arts
February 19, 2008 in print edition on C1
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.
The Color Of Money Military Challenge
February 19, 2008
A rundown of participants in the Color of Money Military Challenge, a program to help them get out of debt and improve their financial situations throughout this year and beyond:
House advances bill to allow coal plants
Plan fails to gain enough votes to withstand veto
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas House on Monday gave preliminary approval to a bill allowing two coal-burning power plants but failed to muster enough votes to make it veto-proof.
Man stabbed in back in North Lawrence
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A5
A 31-year-old man was admitted to Lawrence Memorial Hospital late Saturday night after being stabbed several times in the back.
On the record
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical did not report fire calls Monday.
Taxing district for ‘new urbanism’ development on tonight’s city agenda
February 19, 2008 in print edition on A4
City commissioners will debate taxes and traffic tonight as part of a proposed shopping center development at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Texas turns tables on A&M
Longhorns blow out Aggies, get desired revenge
February 19, 2008 in print edition on B4
Texas A&M players glared, scowled and tried to push Texas around. Nothing worked. The team the Aggies routed on their home court last month was nowhere to be found. This time, D.J. Augustin and the Longhorns pushed back.