Archive for Thursday, March 6, 2008

Also from March 6

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU vs. K-State women's basketball KU baseball opener LHS girls vs. Blue Valley
Podcasts
Polls
Would you ever appear as a cast member on a reality television show?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
73%
Yes.
 
26%
Total 278
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Judy Wright will lead the fundraising effort for the 2008-2009 United Way of Douglas County campaign. New United Way chairwoman named
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The task of raising millions of dollars in a year and doing it under a bleak economic forecast doesn’t daunt Judy Wright one bit. “Sometimes when times get hard, I find the people in our community really come together, and so I hope that will be the case,” said the 2008-2009 United Way of Douglas County campaign chairwoman. The United Way announced Wright’s appointment on Wednesday.
7:00 a.m.
The Democratic nominee for the U.S. presidency will likely be determined by the 250 superdelegates on the road to the Democratic National Convention this summer in Denver. Open road to Denver
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination could have ended Tuesday. But it didn’t, and it’s still anyone’s guess when the campaign between Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton will end.In fact, there’s virtually no way for either Obama or Clinton to reach the magic number of delegates needed to win the nomination - 2,025 - without picking up a sizable chunk of the 250 superdelegates who have not yet given their support to either candidate. A superdelegate is a Democratic Party official who can vote at the national convention by virtue of his or her party standing or office.
11:00 a.m.
Roderick Bremby, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, gives a lecture for those gathered at the Dole Institute of Politics Wednesday, March, 5, 2008. Bremby defends coal-plant decision
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 4A
It was finally a chance to clear the air. Since October 2007, Roderick Bremby, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, has been under a cloud of criticism for his denial of two proposed 700-megawatt coal-fired power plants.
4:00 p.m.
Amanda Bixby, who was killed Feb. 14, 2007, in a three-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 24-40, inspired a bill that would require drug testing of people involved in serious traffic accidents. Proposed ‘Amanda’s Law’ hits roadblock
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Concerns about constitutional rights were raised Wednesday over a bill that would require drug testing of people involved in serious traffic accidents. The measure, House Bill 2617, was written in response to a Feb. 14, 2007, wreck in Basehor that killed 19-year-old Tonganoxie native Amanda Bixby.
10:00 p.m.
Twelve female students from Blue Valley Northwest High School participated in the documentary TV series "High School Confidential" that debuts nationally Monday. Of those featured dozen, seven are currently students at Kansas University. Student affairs
March 6, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Sharon Liese was preparing to take an active part in one of the most turbulent and influential periods of her child’s life: high school. So six years ago the single mom decided to pick up a camera on the eve of daughter Justine’s freshman year at Blue Valley Northwest High School. “I knew she was going to launch on this new adventure, and I wanted to document what goes on in high school. But I quickly abandoned the idea of documenting her and instead decided to follow other girls through the high school she went to,” Liese says.

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NBA Roundup
March 6, 2008 in print edition on B6
Scores from around the league.