Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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On the street
What effect has the Writers Guild of America strike had on your TV viewing habits?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not affected at all by the strike.
I’m watching less TV.
I’m watching more DVDs.
I’m watching more reruns.
I’m watching more reality TV.
Total 422

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Priscilla, a cloned calf, left, is with her surrogate mother in a pasture near Austin, Texas, in this 2005 file photo. This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said meat and milk from cloned animals is as safe as that from their counterparts bred the old-fashioned way. Identigen to track products, market response
January 16, 2008 in print edition on 11B
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it’s perfectly healthy for Americans to eat meat and drink milk from cloned animals and such animals’ offspring, leaders at a Lawrence company are waiting to see whether consumers - and the companies who feed them - buy into the notion.
9:00 a.m.
Strike by TV writers estranges viewers
January 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
TV writers’ strike? What TV writers’ strike? Ask yourself that question again the next time you tune into “American Gladiators.” Favorites like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI” and “Desperate Housewives” are all on hiatus because of the Writers Guild of America’s strike, prompting TV networks to show reruns or reality shows.
1:00 p.m.
This graph shows one possible scenario for what Kansas University's tuition would look like in coming years under a "guaranteed tuition" concept. The red line represents where tuition will go based on 5 percent inflation growth per year. The flat blue lines represent potential four-year "guaranteed" rates for tuition: one for the 2007-08 freshman class and one for the 2008-09 freshman class, meant to be an average of the inflationary growth. Students may get break on tuition
January 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Board of Regents served notice to state universities Wednesday to not expect business as usual when setting tuition rates for next year. In fact, the words “freeze” and “cap” were used with such frequency that the 7 percent to 10 percent tuition increases of the past decade appear over. Regents said they would make a decision at their February meeting on what levels of increases would be allowed.
4:00 p.m.
A Northern cardinal, top, and a tufted titmouse, fill their beaks with seeds from a bird feeder outside the Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Bird land
January 17, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Kansas ranks third in the nation for avian species diversity, according to the Audubon Society. Kansas ornithologists have counted at least 225 different bird species in the Sunflower State. But it is not all wine and roses. While some birds, such as the robin and crow, are thriving in more urban settings, others require substantial territories of natural habitats to survive.
10:00 p.m.
The shadow of Lawrence resident Ron Clock darkens the snow as he shovels his sidewalk Thursday morning. Overnight precipitation left 2 to 4 inches of snow on the ground by morning. Bitter cold descends on area
January 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
While there’s only a chance for light snowfall during the next few days, one thing is certain: It will be downright cold. Sarah Jones, 6News meteorologist, said Arctic air had moved into Lawrence and the system would make a slow exit. “I don’t see any warm-up anytime soon,” she said looking out to Wednesday.

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Sebelius to name new AG on Friday
Local judge still among rumored candidates
January 17, 2008
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name a new state attorney general Friday morning.
NBA Roundup
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.