Archive for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Dead pogies float in a fish kill in a pass near Bay Joe Wise on the Louisiana coast, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The area lies in a so-called "dead zone" near the Gulf of Mexico, which is affected by chemical runoff from farms along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is one of several attorneys general attempting to intervene in a lawsuit filed by environmental groups that seeks to impose new regulations on runoff that flows into the Gulf of Mexico from farms, ranches and sewage systems in Kansas and other states in the Mississippi River basin. Statehouse Live: Kansas attorney general fights environmental lawsuit over ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico
July 17, 2012
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday he is seeking to intervene in opposition to a lawsuit filed by environmental groups over nutrient runoff causing a “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University Hospital's main entrance in Kansas City, Kan. U.S. News and World Report: KU Hospital No. 1 in state
July 16, 2012
The magazine U.S. News and World Report gave high marks to Kansas University Hospital in its latest “Best Hospital” rankings, which were released late Monday night.
10:00 a.m.
It has been almost three years since Lawrence resident Joel Hernandez, while driving drunk, struck and killed Rachel Leek, 20, as she was riding her bicycle near 10th and Tennessee streets on Oct. 16, 2009. Hernandez, who is preparing for his senior year at Haskell Indian Nations University, says he is comforted by knowing he has been forgiven by some members of the Leek family. A lesson in forgiveness: Young man struggles to rebuild his life after killing bicyclist while driving drunk
July 16, 2012
It has been almost three years since Lawrence resident Joel Hernandez, while driving drunk, struck and killed Rachel Leek, 20, as she was riding her bicycle near 10th and Tennessee streets on Oct. 16, 2009.
2:03 p.m.
As community programs struggle to fill the void left by the closing
of Topeka State Hospital, officials say county jails have
increasingly become holding pens for the mentally ill.
Autopsy report’s best explanation of Douglas County Jail inmate’s death is ‘seizure activity’
July 17, 2012
According to an autopsy report from the state’s Office of the Coroner, a “cause of death cannot be established directly” for a Douglas County Jail inmate who died in May.
6:00 p.m.
Democratic candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat are, from left, Tobias Schlingensiepen, Robert Eye and Scott Barnhart. The winner of the Democratic primary next month will face incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins. Candidates talk about jobs, health care, schools and tax cuts
July 17, 2012
The three Democrats seeking to represent the 2nd U.S. House District on Monday agreed on most issues, saying that Congress has become beholden to wealthy special interests.

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Helping village
The same kind of village that helps ‘raise a child’ also can benefit residents in their later years.
July 17, 2012
During her husband’s presidency Hillary Clinton helped popularize the slogan “It takes a village to raise a child.”