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Social Services

2006 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to AGING, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON SOCIAL SERVICES, January through May, 2006

Andi Atwater
State launches new drug plan
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Moon
Medicaid expenses key issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2006

Mario Sequeria
Texas team studies Kansas child welfare
Johnson County Sun, 1/26/2006

Reporting statute at issue
Iola Register, 2/2/2006

John D. Montgomery
Bedroom politics [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Federal budget cuts could hurt local social services, directors say
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2006

Barbara Shelly
Kline's inquiries need safeguards [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ron Sylvester
Kline's teen sex position unclear
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Kline: Report all underage sexual intercourse
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2006

Randy Scholfield
Abuse? Balance privacy and sex reporting
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2006

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Parents torn: Are kids' sex lives private?
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Hal Lockard
Task force figures shed light on abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2006

John Hanna
Reporting dispute could determine Kline's access
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2006

Gregory Schneider
Law could protect children, if we let it
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2006

Dave Ranney
SRS call center in rural Kansas proposed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Dave Ranney and Scott Rothschild
Bill aims for crackdown on child support
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Witness: Mandatory reporting forces change in behavior
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Bill targets child support debtors
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Witness says required reporting forces change in juvenile behavior
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2006

Knight Ridder News Service
Witness: Reporting forces change in teen behavior
Olathe Daily News, 2/7/2006

David Klepper
Legislation takes aim at deadbeat parents
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2006

Deadbeat parents might driver's licenses
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Bills: Pay child support to hunt, drive
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Witness: No 'home runs' allowed under juvenile sex law
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2006

Is sex-reporting trial a 'Twilight Zone' episode?
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorials
Rural opportunity [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2006

Ron Sylvester
D.A. reads teen-sex law more broadly
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Official: View of sex is strict
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2006

Tom Bill
Don't give SRS more powers [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/9/2006 [Newsbank article]

Needed support
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2006

Sarah St. John
Young love
Olathe Daily News, 2/9/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Prosecutor: Kline opinion had no effect
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2006

Scott Rothschild
Services sought for abuse victims
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Judge critical of argument on youth sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Ron Sylvester
Teen-sex decision next week, judge says
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Kyle Baymiller
Kline's meddling is counterproductive [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Shelly
Legislature, not Kline and courts, should be sorting out this mess
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Judge: Underage sex case falls short
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Judge: No credible evidence underage sex always harmful
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Dave Toplikar
Kline: Rapists have no right to privacy
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Randy Scholfield
Kids, ask Dr. Phil about sex and law
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Is underage sex always harmful to minors?
Salina Journal, 2/10/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Judge says no evidence teen sex always harmful
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2006

Unhealthy preoccupation
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler, Joe Rodriguez and Jillian Cohan
Health workers say teens will find ways around law
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Icess Fernandez and Missy Good
Ruling unlikely to stop teen sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Laura Bauer
Many await ruling in teen sex case
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kline's campaign against teen of sex opens can of worms [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/13/2006

Associated Press
Opinion on sex reporting delayed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Ervin E. Grant
Incest is biggest sexual abuse problem
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Wes Crenshaw and Marissa Ballard
Government should 'butt out' of young people's sex lives
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Associated Press
House advances bill to tighten marriage age requirements
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Ron Sylvester
Judge delays ruling on privacy of teen sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Moon
Marriage limit sees universal support
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2006

Martin Hawver
The issue backing Legislature to the wall
Kansas City Kansan, 2/14/2006

Let children grow up first [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/14/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kansas raises age for marriage, but that's not enough [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/14/2006

Dawn Bartlett-Brown
Let's work to prevent abuse [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
Child abuse cases surge in Wichita searching for reasons
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006

Stan Finger
Reporting child abuse
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Dave Ranney
Home for disabled accused of abuse
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2006

Associated Press
Bill on unattended children passes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2006

John Hanna
Bill on unattended children passes despite skepticism
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Child support bills advance
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ellen Goodman
Murky morality in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2006

Randy Scholfield
Shocking Wichita must confront abuse problem
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/27/2006

Barbara Hollingsworth
Child safe after abduction attempt
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2006

Ron Knox
Probation ordered in teen sex case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2006

Karen Shideler
Shelter isn't only help in abuse cases
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sigh. . .teen sex case getting more national attention
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Child support call center could be set up
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Violence center seeks gap funding
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Child support call center slated for rural Kansas
Garden City Telegram, 3/1/2006

Harris News Service
Call center slated for rural Kansas
Parsons Sun, 3/1/2006

Dave Ranney
Medicaid rule puts daughter at risk, family says
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Stan Finger
Officials stress child abuse prevention
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Judge bars hospital from removing toddler's life support
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Jonathan Jantz
Children in jeopardy [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006

Dave Ranney
Money-saving move blasted as harmful to children
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Collecting child support
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Phyllis J. Zorn
Kansas doesn't pass test
Hays Daily News, 3/2/2006

Mike Belt
Ms. Wheelchair candidate hopes to inspire Kansans with disabilities
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2006

Associated Press
Senators consider bill on child's best interest in adoption cases
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2006

Associated Press
Group gives Kansas 'F' on mental health care
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2006

Governor appoints Erie woman advocate
Chanute Tribune, 3/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sophia Maines
Special diet for genetic disorder could be cut from state funds
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2006

Alan Bavley
States falter on mental health services
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Shultz
3,000 wait for homes
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Finn Bullers
Children forced from group homes
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
A century of service
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2006

Call center good idea
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn Jr
Lawmaker nannies tried much too hard [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/6/2006

Medicaid cuts threaten state
Iola Register, 3/6/2006

James E. Moore
Failing grade can lead to better care
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Laura Scott
Don't hurt them by cutting off aid [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Family service and guidance center still shining [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2006

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Helping grandparents
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
License bill unfair to noncustodial parents
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Painter
Cutoff puts paying for high-needs kids on state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006

Scott Rothschild
Youth officials aim to stop 'bouncing'
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2006

Mark Fagan
Hospice giant enters Lawrence market
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2006

Associated Press
'Child's best interest' bill heads for Sebelius' desk
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Hospice provider expands to KC
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2006

Hutchinson News
Chanute Tribune, 3/10/2006

Tim Carpenter
State may reel in deadbeats
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2006

Karen Uhlenhuth
Finding deadbeat parents will get harder
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ron Knox
Shelter, neighbors to seek compromise
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2006

David Chartrand
Kansas' mentally ill being left behind [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Parents plead cases for troubled children
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2006

David Chartrand
Caring for the mentally ill
Olathe Daily News, 3/17/2006

Brent D. Wistrom
Bill would force agencies to check immigration status
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

David Chartrand
Mentally ill often left behind
Garden City Telegram, 3/21/2006

Carl Manning
House advances legislation that cracks down on deadbeat parents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2006

Carl Manning
House advances legislation on deadbeat parents
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Look closer at 'deadbeats' [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 3/22/2006

Rhonda Holman
Serious State neglects mental illness at its risk
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Bill seeks to re-state federal law
Salina Journal, 3/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Bill proposed to protect mentally ill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Deadbeat parent measure passes through Senate
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006

Joel Mathis
Kansas congressmen propose sanctions on 'deadbeat' parents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2006

Tim Carpenter
Senate Oks bill to help abused
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006

Leadell Ediger
Families need help
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Shelter's mission worries residents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2006

Dave Ranney
Report: Poverty touching more kids
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2006

Karen Uhlenhuth
State survey points up child poverty
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Victimized women wait on legislators
Salina Journal, 3/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Concerns slow response to servitude case
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006

Rachel Davis
Agencies hope to curb abuse
Garden City Telegram, 4/1/2006

Deb Gruver
Medication one key part of treating mental illness
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Eagle Staff
A home for the homeless
Wichita Eagle, 4/3/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Painter
Victims hope for action on reforms
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Treatment center's victims urge increased oversight
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2006

Victims legislators to pass reforms
Manhattan Mercury, 4/7/2006

Tom and Melissa Rodriguez
Urge lawmakers to help people with metabolic disorders [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/7/2006

Tim Carpenter
Session falls short for some
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2006

Rachel Davis
Cruz appointed state ombudsman
Garden City Telegram, 4/10/2006

Annabeth Surbaugh
Court-appointed service advocates aid children
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006

Associated Press
Agent honored for work in Newton servitude case
Lawrence Journal World, 4/13/2006

John Hanna
Sebelius still pushing expansion of children's health coverage
Metro News, 4/14/2006

Lauren Karp
Recognizing the effects of child abuse
Junction City Daily Union, 4/14/2006

Ann Charles
A better way? [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 4/14/2006

Tim Carpenter
Oversight of homes questioned
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2006

Tim Carpenter
Abuser was free to stalk his prey
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2006

Associated Press
State to shut down Lawrence nursing home
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Dave Ranney
Plan for mentally ill inmates takes shape
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2006

Amy Conkling
Shelter will not open until May
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2006

Lawmakers: act on children's health
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/18/2006

Common-sense ruling welcome [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kline expects appeal of ruling on reporting juvenile sex
Hutchinson News, 4/20/2006

John Hanna
Kline likely to appeal teen ruling
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kline's obsessions with sex, abortion, skew his mission [opinion]
Iola Register, 4/20/2006

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006

John Hanna
Kline expects to appeal ruling on teenage sex
Kansas City Star, 4/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorials
Sad situation [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006

Prevent child abuse
Emporia Gazette, 4/20/2006

Rhonda Holman
Trust pros know child rape when they see it [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kline: Appeal likely on juvenile sex ruling
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006

Oops, Kline says he really didn't successfully defend law
Wichita Eagle, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Federal judge's ruling Kline should accept defeat [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/21/2006

Some discretion [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/23/2006

J-W Staff
Big Tent Coalition rallies for social service funding
Lawrence Journal World, 4/27/2006

Debra Skodack
Possible rise in elder abuse feared
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2006

Carl Manning
Women encourage lawmakers to provide better protection for disabled, mentally ill
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2006

The Capital-Journal
Disabled Kansans show troop support
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2006

Associated Press
State: Pay child support or be a restricted driver
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Lawmakers send governor bill
Junction City Daily Union, 5/2/2006

Carl Manning
Bill sent to governor restricts driver's licenses of deadbeat parents
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2006

Carl Manning
Lawmakers send governor bill to limit driving of parents owing child support
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Commission split on mental health unit
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2006

Scott Rothschild
Despite senator's efforts, juvenile marriage ban advances
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2006

Joel Turner
Restricting licenses [letter to the editor]
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Better oversight for mentally disabled
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jason Probst
Defense attorney in Wilson child abuse case asks judge for mistrial
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Focus on poverty sought
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Kessinger
Legislators pass final bill on child support penalties
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Benita Y. Williams
Shelter raising funds for new facility
Kansas City Star, 5/18/2006

Parents behind in child support face driving limit
Lawrence Journal World, 5/18/2006

Steve Painter
Governor signs bill limiting age for marriage
Wichita Eagle, 5/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Bill provides help for grandparents who have custody of grandchildren
Lawrence Journal World, 5/19/2006

State, children better off if kids aren't in foster care
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
State hospital to list its dead
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2006

Associated Press
Topeka State Hospital patients to be honored with monuments
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2006

Associated Press
State hospital graves get recognition
Wichita Eagle, 5/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Grandparents to benefit from law
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/24/2006

Associated Press
Governor signs bill aiding grandparents
Wichita Eagle, 5/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Governor signs bill providing financial aid for grandparents raising grandchildren
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006

Steve Fry
Former patients in unmarked graves memorialized
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006

Hal Lockard
Bridge honors longtime mental health advocate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006

John Poertner
Thank our caregiving grandparents
Wichita Eagle, 5/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Topeka State Hospital cemetery dignity at last [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2006

Group home fires 10
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2006

Stan Finger
Adults are needed to speak for kids
Wichita Eagle, 5/30/2006 [Newsbank article]



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