Archive for Thursday, January 17, 2008

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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.
 
45%
I’m watching less TV.
 
28%
I’m watching more DVDs.
 
11%
I’m watching more reruns.
 
7%
I’m watching more reality TV.
 
6%
Total 422
Videos

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.

All stories

6News video: Sebelius to appoint new A.G.
January 17, 2008
Governer Kathleen Sebelius will appoint a new Attorney General tomorrow during a news conference at the statehouse.
6News video: Snow brings residents to sidewalks
January 17, 2008
Several people around town got a workout on Thursday by removing snow from their sidewalks.
6News video: Farmers not pumped about water proposal
January 17, 2008
A proposal to pump up to six hundred and fifty million gallons of water from the Kansas River to parts of southern Douglas County has some farmer along the Kaw concerned.
6Sports video: KU looks forward to Columbia trip
January 17, 2008
History is against KU when an undefeated Kansas basketball team travels to play an unranked Missouri team in Columbia. Despite that, the Jayhawks are looking forward to the trip.
6Sports video: Jayhawks scout UNC
January 17, 2008
Some members of the KU men’s basketball game choose to watch fellow undefeated North Carolina on Wednesday night rather than their next opponent, the Missouri Tigers.
6News video: Missouri shooting for new bird?
January 17, 2008
A bill proposed in the Missouri Senate would make the Kansas Jayhawk the official game bird of the “Show Me” state.
6News video: February to hold hit-and-run hearing
January 17, 2008
A woman charged with leading the police on a car chase following a fatal hit-and-run accident south of Lawrence faces a preliminary hearing next month.
6Sports video: KU defensive coach leaves for Miami
January 17, 2008
Only paperwork stands in the way of Kansas football’s defensive coordinator, Bill Young, accepting a coaching job at the University of Miami.
6News video: Pile-up closes I-70
January 17, 2008
A multi-car pile-up led to the closure of I-70 east of Lawrence for a brief time late Thursday afternoon.
6Sports video: Bobcats clash with Ottawa
January 17, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats took the hardwood against the Ottawa Cyclones in the BLHS Tournament Thursday night.
6Sports video: BLHS duals Holton
January 17, 2008
The Basehor-Linwood Invitational saw a match-up of two undefeated teams on Thursday night when the Basehor-Linwood Lady Bobcats took on the Holton Lady Wildcats.
6News video: South junior high commemorates King
January 17, 2008
The Lawrence community gathered Thursday night to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
6Sports video: Chieftains tangle with Silver Lake
January 17, 2008
Tonganoxie took on the Silver Lake Eagles Thursday night in the Tonganoxie Invitational.
6News video: Chalk one up to ‘smart boards’
January 17, 2008
Long gone are the days of clapping chalk board erasers together after class.
6Sports video: Eudora takes on Jeff West
January 17, 2008
The Eudora Cardinals played the Jeff West Tigers Thursday night in the Tonganoxie Invitational.
6Sports video: LHS takes on Vikings
January 17, 2008
The Lawrence High Lions opened Topeka Invitation play against the Topeka Seaman Vikings on Thursday night.
Bitter cold descends on area
Arctic air’s icy grip will be long-lasting, making it hard for snow to melt
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
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.
Accident closes eastbound lanes of turnpike
At least five vehicles involved
05:11 p.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 05:23 p.m.
A five-vehicle accident has caused eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 to close beginning at mile marker 204, just east of the East Lawrence interchange.
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.
6News Now: No warm-up in sight
January 17, 2008
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the temperatures are frigid but the snow has been cleared from the major roads.
Young accepts Miami assistant coaching job
January 17, 2008
Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young confirmed to the Journal-World that he is in line to become defensive coordinator at Miami. The official announcement is awaiting the processing of paperwork. “It’s a new challenge,” Young told the Journal-World. “Sometimes as a coach, you need that.” Young said it’s not a done deal because of paperwork that needs to be completed. He said details of a contract have not been finalized. He will replace Tim Walton, who was fired last month by Miami head coach Randy Shannon.
Jefferson County squelches rumors about escapees
Radio traffic could have been misconstrued
January 17, 2008
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s office resorted to making a police radio broadcast Wednesday night to squelch false rumors about a manhunt for escaped prisoners.
Weather-related closings: Several area schools cancel classes
04:19 a.m., January 17, 2008 Updated 07:21 a.m.
A listing of cancellations due to inclement weather.
People in the news
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B10
¢ Von Teese to be special guest at famous ball¢ Faith Hill recovering from knee surgery¢ Ivanka Trump OK’d for casinos’ board¢ Foxy Brown seeks release from jail ¢ Scorsese’s Stones flick to open film festival¢ Prosecutors say Snipes was warned about taxes
Aldrich makes most of minutes
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Cole Aldrich realizes he’s not playing as many minutes as several of his McDonald’s All-America Game contemporaries. Does that fact bother Kansas University’s 6-foot-11, 240-pound big man from Bloomington, Minn.? Not in the least.
Budget gamble
A conservative approach to estimated gambling revenue is a smart move for next year.
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and her staff undoubtedly have calculated the odds, but the governor’s inclusion of $81.8 million in gaming revenue in her Fiscal Year 2008 budget still represents a considerable risk.
Shoppers hesitant about clones
FDA ruling spawns consumer questions, concerns
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B11
Approving meat products for human consumption is one thing. Convincing shoppers and retailers to buy into the idea is quite another. “I don’t know that I would purchase it until we have years of proof and testing that shows it’s safe,” said Lawrence shopper Ruth Townsend, a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared beef and dairy products safe to eat and drink. “It’s probably OK, but I’d be leery of trying it.”
Top 25 Roundup: Tar Heels survive scare
Late block helps North Carolina edge Georgia Tech, 83-82
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
North Carolina usually does its best work at the offensive end. This time, it was a defensive play that kept the top-ranked Tar Heels perfect.
Applewhite joins Texas staff
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite is rejoining the Longhorns as an assistant coach, Texas announced Wednesday night, leaving his current job as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama.
Bird land
Avian diversity high, but room for improvement still remains
January 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
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.
Plant selection key to easy landscaping
January 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
The snow and ice and chilly days have kept me out of the garden recently, but only physically. Each time I pull in the driveway, my mind races with ideas about how to make my landscape better. If the cold weather sticks around long enough, I’ll have a plan for my entire yard.
Lawrence man reports being cut on arm
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
A 28-year-old man suffered cuts to an arm early Wednesday in the 2300 block of Ridge Court, Lawrence police said.
Pump patrol
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.83 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
KU praises Sebelius’ budget
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
When Gov. Kathleen Sebelius unveiled her budget request Tuesday, Kansas University leaders offered sure, albeit general, support for the proposal.
Hack seeks guidance on ethics issues
Mayor wants organization’s opinion on potential conflicts of interest
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Mayor Sue Hack is turning to the state’s Governmental Ethics Commission for guidance on how to properly separate her family’s business interests from her city duties.
Strike by TV writers estranges viewers
As favorite shows go on hiatus, audiences find alternatives
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
Tax credits will help university with deferred maintenance
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Starting July 1, Kansas University will have a new tool to use when trying to solve its deferred maintenance problem: tax credits. In last year’s legislative session, the state approved $158 million worth of tax credits over five years to those who give money to combat deferred maintenance.
Steve Fossett’s wife to testify in death petition
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Adventurer Steve Fossett’s wife must take the witness stand before the missing millionaire can be legally presumed dead, a Chicago judge said Wednesday.
Lion wrestlers fall to Pioneers
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Lawrence High wrestling coach Patrick Naughton said he figured his team’s dual meet with Leavenworth on Wednesday night would be close. But this close? For it to be decided on the 14th and final match of the night? Not even he could have predicted how the night would unfold.
It’s time to ban Refund Anticipation Loans
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B11
When you’re living on the edge financially, you cannot afford the convenience fees that go along with instant money. That’s why I dislike Refund Anticipation Loans, or RALs.
Our town sports
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Kansas City Royals players David DeJesus, Joey Gathright and Billy Butler will sign autographs from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Hy-Vee food store on West Sixth Street. Also participating in the Royals winter caravan will be general manager Dayton Moore, former pitcher Dennis Leonard and Sluggerrr, the team mascot.
Firebirds tumble
Short-handed FSHS upended, 60-24
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
With an incomplete roster, Free State High’s wrestling team found itself in a hole Wednesday before any of the Firebirds took the mat.
Baylor D holds KU in check
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Off to its first 3-0 start in the Big 12, Baylor is in uncharted territory.
NBA Roundup
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Scores from around the league.
Judge doubles Simpson’s bail, calls him ‘arrogant’
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Hands cuffed at his waist and a defeated expression on his face, O.J. Simpson listened to a judge blister him Wednesday for “arrogance or ignorance or both” for breaking bail terms in a robbery case.
Chiefs turn to ex-Cowboys coach
Kansas City names Gailey offensive coordinator
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs hired former Dallas Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey as offensive coordinator Wednesday, handing him one of the NFL’s weakest attacks.
FBI: Wanted Marine said he would flee
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Marine suspected of killing a pregnant comrade told friends he would flee to Mexico to avoid being convicted of raping her, and investigators said Wednesday they are working with Mexican authorities to track him down.
Economy lags; recession fears persist
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
With every new day, there are increasing signs the economy is in danger of losing its grip.
Clinton tactics reflect struggling campaign
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
Hillary Clinton’s campaign, useful at last, has in recent days added to the nation’s stock of harmless merriment. It has done so by floundering around, like a dinosaur drowning in a tar pit, with the sticky problem of being as “sensitive” as good liberals, our multicultural role models, are supposed to be.
Rodriguez suit transferred
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
West Virginia University’s lawsuit against Rich Rodriguez was transferred to federal court on Wednesday because the former Mountaineers coach had moved to Michigan when it was filed.
Tech trips A&M, gives Knight 900th victory
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
Bob Knight reached another milestone. Texas Tech beat No. 10 Texas A&M, 68-53, on Wednesday night, the Hall of Fame coach’s 900th career victory.
Mental health centers shocked by Sebelius’ proposed budget
Grants to agencies would decrease by 7 million
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, and similar centers across the state, would be devastated by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ budget proposal, officials said Wednesday.
Tax burden
January 17, 2008
To the editor: I notice in Tuesday’s Journal World that the school board is going to go after the senior citizens and low-income property owners again. It is a shame that the burden falls most heavily on this group. Everyone that I know, including myself, is 100 percent for education for one of our most important and precious assets, our young people.
Students may get break on tuition
Regents suggest rates may not go up this year
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
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.
Who’s No. 1?
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The college basketball polls have North Carolina ranked No. 1, Memphis No. 2 and Kansas No. 3. They are the only remaining undefeated NCAA Division I schools. Unlike in college football, a tournament is in place to crown the champion, but that won’t happen until April 7. The schools will not have a chance to play each other unless it happens in the NCAA Tournament, perhaps in the Final Four in San Antonio.
Kline implies Planned Parenthood may have altered patient records
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline is questioning whether Planned Parenthood altered patient records before turning them over to a judge as part of an earlier criminal investigation.
KU aide denies taking Miami post
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Hold it, Hurricanes. Kansas University defensive coordinator Bill Young, who has been on coach Mark Mangino’s football staff since 2002, denied a published report Wednesday that he already has accepted a deal to be defensive coordinator at Miami.
Suicide bomber kills worshippers
Women increasingly used as weapons in deadly attacks
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
A female suicide bomber struck black-clad worshippers preparing for Shiite Islam’s holiest day, killing at least nine Wednesday in an attack that highlighted insurgents’ widening array of tactics against a U.S.-led offensive in key areas on Baghdad’s doorstep.
Clarkson biography provides ‘Idol’ fix
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B10
With one week (and four hours) of “American Idol” under our belts, we’ve now devoted more time to watching auditions good, bad and deranged than it would take to screen “Gone with the Wind” or “The Godfather, Part II.” That’s just something to think about in the weeks and months ahead as the “Idol” hours pile up.
Horoscopes
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B10
Your perspective grows as the year ages, but also because you are willing to absorb new ideas and head in a different direction. If you are single, you’ll meet people with ease. Often you might feel like you are in love. If you are attached, plan on more romance.
OSU’s Anderson OK
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton says freshman James Anderson likely won’t miss any basketball games because of an ankle injury.
Kansas Lottery Commission hires consultant to review casino contracts
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B12
The Kansas Lottery Commission took another step Wednesday toward making resort casinos a reality when it hired a consultant to help write and negotiate contracts with the 13 applicants to manage the four facilities.
Developing test may predict who will get prostate cancer
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Scientists have taken the first major step toward developing a test that can predict who is likely to get prostate cancer, according to a study released Wednesday.
2 police officers killed in ambush
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Two off-duty police officers were killed early Wednesday in an apparent ambush at an apartment complex in what residents described as a high-crime neighborhood, police said.
No. 18 OSU has no trouble with Tigers
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
Andrea Riley scored 19 points, and Taylor Hardeman matched her season high with 16 points to help No. 18 Oklahoma State rout Missouri, 76-41, on Wednesday night.
Snow abates, but temperatures remain below freezing today
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
After a downpour of rain and snow Wednesday, Lawrence should expect a milder forecast today but cold temperatures.
Robot docs process patients, save lives
January 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
A white-coated mobile robot may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie, but one of these gizmos may one day ask how you’re feeling and listen to your reply. Some physicians are using monitor-mounted robots to check on patients.
Commodities
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B11
Agricultural futures settled lower Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for March delivery fell 5.5 cents to $9.265; March corn dropped 6.5 cents to $5.025; March oats slipped 8 cents to $3.215; March soybeans lost 24.5 cents to $12.77. Beef and pork futures fell on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Habitat for Humanity meeting open to public
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lawrence Habitat for Humanity will play host to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.
Landmark National hires Central National leader
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B11
Brad Chindamo, Lawrence, starts next week as president of Landmark National Bank’s eastern region, covering Lawrence and four communities in Miami County.
Wolf Creek restarted; federal regulators to inspect
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
The Wolf Creek nuclear plant, which was shut down last week because of problems found in an emergency system, was restarted Wednesday.
White House mail may be gone
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
The White House acknowledges recycling backup computer tapes of e-mail, a practice that may have wiped out many electronic messages from the early years of the Bush administration, including some pertaining to the CIA leak case.
Bad precedent
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Hopefully, everyone has learned a lesson now that the Deciphera deal has unwound. The next step will be making sure that this kind of closed-door shenanigans aren’t repeated and determining the fate of our city commissioners in the next election if they don’t fix the trust issue they have opened up.
Judge: Couple must show need for counsel
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
A federal judge ruled Wednesday an indicted Haysville doctor and his wife must prove they do not have the funds to pay for their own legal counsel.
Hawaii promotes coordinator
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Greg McMackin was hired as Hawaii’s football coach Wednesday after serving as its defensive coordinator last season on a team that went undefeated until losing the Sugar Bowl.
Treasurer to open office in Baldwin City
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Next month the Douglas County treasurer will open a branch office in Baldwin City. The office will be open one week a month in the Baldwin City Market, 112 Eighth St. It will share the space used by Baldwin State Bank.
Mubarak endorses Bush’s hopes for quick Mideast deal
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
President Bush’s fast-track plan for a Mideast peace agreement got a welcome endorsement Wednesday from a nation long seen as a key Arab mediator. Bush responded by pulling his punches on the human rights backpedaling in Egypt that has cooled relations with this longtime ally.
Gun dangers
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Was it just one of those strange coincidences that fill the pages of history? On the same day (Monday) that the Journal-World leads with a headline “Community Building houses firing range,” which described how easy it is to buy and license a handgun in Kansas, PBS ran a special on all the various conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy (“Oswald’s Ghost”).
Commentary: Baseball’s casualty list getting longer
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
How long before the casualties will be losing their careers, not just their good names? While Bud Selig and Donald Fehr were once again the guys at the congressional witness table Tuesday, the day’s biggest losers were Miguel Tejada, San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan and Giants general manager Brian Sabean. Oh, you probably didn’t want to be Ed Wade either.
Small steps earn large health gains
January 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
Four simple behaviors - being physically active, not smoking, drinking moderately and consuming fruits and vegetables - can increase longevity as much as 14 years, researchers have found.
US abortion rate falls to lowest level since ‘74
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The abortion rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 1974, the first full year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the procedure nationwide, new data show.
On the record
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Topeka woman was arrested on an aggravated burglary charge Wednesday after Lawrence police responded to a disturbance call at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road. According to a police report, a female resident of a duplex on the block reported that a woman illegally entered her home and began damaging property.
March of Dimes event gets new name
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
WalkAmerica, the March of Dimes’ largest fundraising event, has been renamed March for Babies.
Campaign talk
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As the 2008 presidential caucuses, primaries and debates become more heated, the candidates are becoming more emotional, and the contests are less predictable.
KU prof, Lawrence firm get bioscience funds
January 17, 2008 in print edition on B11
Kansas University’s Blake Peterson, whose research focuses on anti-cancer drugs, was selected Wednesday as one of the first two “eminent scholars” by the Kansas Bioscience Authority.
United Way announces 5 percent increase in 2007 donations
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
There was a cause for celebration for all the volunteers, businesses and employees who exemplified the theme of the 2007 United Way of Douglas County’s fundraising campaign. Their monetary generosity and efforts helped the United Way of Douglas County exceed their financial goal by $720,000.
Airport business park plans in holding pattern indefinitely
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Plans for a new business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport have been grounded after the project caused concern from neighbors and created budget questions from City Hall. Developers of the Airport Business Park confirmed Wednesday that they’ve asked city commissioners to indefinitely defer city hearings on the project.
Lawmakers introduce possible coal plant bill
January 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawmakers on Wednesday introduced 15 energy bills, including one that could be used to address the rejection of two coal-burning electric power plants. One bill deals with “electric generation, transmission and efficiency and air emissions.” Lawmakers said it was a “shell” bill that could be filled in later with language dealing with the proposed coal plants.