Archive for Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Also from January 15

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
State of the State Address
Podcasts
Polls
Will race or gender politics make a difference for voters in the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
63%
No.
 
26%
Not sure.
 
9%
Total 226
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Senior professor Roger Boyd helps Nick Wagoner with sewing on a quail in a taxidermy class at Baker University in Baldwin City. Students are spending six to nine hours per day for three weeks in the interterm class. Stuffing in extra learning
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Taxidermy, the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals, is back as an interterm course at Baker University. “I don’t recall how many times, but I think I’ve taught it five or six times during interterm,” said Roger Boyd, senior professor of biology. Before the three-week class ends Friday, Boyd’s students will have stuffed and mounted deer, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, jackrabbits, eastern cottontails, pheasants, quail, ducks, Canada geese, minks and a fox.
8:00 a.m.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius greets state representatives after delivering the 2008 State of the State address on Monday at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. During her speech, Sebelius challenged the Legislature to help her create a climate change action plan and said Kansas was poised to play a historic role in the nation's development of wind energy and alternative fuels. Aiming for the stars
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday called on Kansas lawmakers to confront climate change, increase education funding and make health care more available. “Let us once again aim for the stars,” Sebelius said in the State of the State speech to kick off the start of the legislative session. Sebelius also reaffirmed her endorsement of a 50-cent-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax and a statewide ban on public smoking in indoor places.
12:00 p.m.
Custom Highline, 1527 W. Sixth St., plans to reopen next month, in anticipation of settling debts of at least $2 million. The business is closed, and its vehicles are to be sold at Auto Exchange in Lawrence. Custom Highline deals with debt
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 11B
Custom Highline, a Lawrence business that locates, buys and sells luxury automobiles, is hoping to reopen next month as it works to settle debts with creditors of at least $2 million. The business, 1527 W. Sixth St., is closed now that its remaining cars have been taken to another Lawrence dealership for sale - with the expected proceeds set to pay off portions of debt owed to Central National Bank and National Bank of Kansas City, Mo.
4:00 p.m.
Sisters Elana, left, and Jolie Cohen visit their great-grandmother, Barbara Rukovina, who is losing her memory because of Alzheimer's disease, at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md. The fatal illness kills brain cells that help people remember, think and behave. Trickle-down effect
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 1C
When Elana and Jolie Cohen visited their great-grandmother in Gaithersburg, Md., recently, she greeted them with a gleeful “Oh, my girls! My girls!” But what followed wasn’t a typical chat. Their great-grandmother, Barbara Rukovina (whom the girls call Mucker), usually makes no sense. She doesn’t remember their names. Often, she doesn’t seem to know where she is.
5:00 p.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. Discussions about coal plants continue
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Comments from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and House Speaker Melvin Neufeld raised speculation Monday about whether a deal is being worked out that would allow a coal-burning power plant in western Kansas. When asked about whether negotiations were occurring, Sebelius said, “What is happening right now I would characterize more as conversations. There is a lot of information that I think is important for everybody to have.”
10:00 p.m.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius thanks local heroes who rose up to help their storm-devastated neighbors in the 2008 State of the State Address on Monday at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, Kan.  "Kansans came together," Sebelius said on Monday to a packed House chamber. Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver their party's response after President Bush's State of the Union Address later this month. What is she up to?
January 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Democratic congressional leaders announced Tuesday that Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will deliver their party’s response after President Bush’s State of the Union Address later this month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Harry Reid of Nevada praised Sebelius’ bipartisan work “to create jobs, grow the economy, make historic investments in education, and make college more affordable.” This is an audition of sorts, observers say, and could be an opportunity for her to be showcased for a national office.

All stories

Heisman runner-up heading to NFL
Arkansas’ McFadden declares for draft; Ohio State LB Laurinaitis decides to return
January 15, 2008 in print edition on B1
An NFL Draft rich with running backs has a new star at the head of the class: Darren McFadden.
Appropriate age for sexual activity always a tough call
January 15, 2008 in print edition on C1
Q: Dr. Wes and Julia: How young is too young for sex?
NBA Roundup
January 15, 2008 in print edition on B4
Scores from around the league.