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Public Utilities

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 PUBLIC UTILITIES, January through May, 2006


Steve Fry
Wittig can keep home
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2006


Energy proposal makes sense [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Special to the Kansan
Sebelius aims to lower Kansan's heating bills
Kansas City Kansan, 1/5/2006


Sarah Kessinger
State last in promotion of energy conservation
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Prosecutor cries foul over money maneuvering
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2006


Dan Margolies
Judge frets, but Wittig is still free
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2006


Dan Margolies
Wittig's asset shifts draw court scrutiny
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Michael Hooper
Haines to appeal rate case
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2006


Mark Fagan
AT&T seeking price flexibility
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2006


Scott Rothschild
$4M plan would sustain aquifer
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2006


Matt McNabb
Kansans eye opportunities for wind energy
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Russ Pulley
Local fire departments try heart device
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hendricks
Stay warm by working the system
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


ICE: safe, sound idea
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Don't let the prison door hit you on your way in
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Judge locks up Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


Steve Fry
Decision seemed to daze Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Public works accreditation honored
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


The Capital-Journal
KCC asked to reconsider rate order
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


David Twiddy
Judge sends Wittig to federal prison
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2006


Dan Margolies
Wittig flouts rules, is jailed
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Nicholas Jungman
Westar asks regulators for details on ruling
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Progress made five years after natural gas explosions
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2006


John Hanna
Westar is asking regulators to reconsider parts of order
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2006


Behind bars-finally
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Judge freezes Wittigs' assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2006


Michael Hooper
AT&T hopes to offer TV via Internet
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2006


Associated Press
Federal judge freezes Wittig assets
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Wittig likely to remain jailed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2006


Associated Press
Judge freezes assets of ex-Westar chief
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2006


Kansas farmers risk blowing it on wind
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Joel Mathis
Governments could feel sting of Blackberry shutdown
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2006


Under the dome
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2006


Kathy Hanks
Lyons faces 12 pipeline violations
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
AT&T seeks price deregulation
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2006


Associated Press
AT&T pushes for deregulation
Salina Journal, 1/25/2006


John Hanna
AT&T pushing for price deregulation on local service
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/25/2006


John Hanna
AT&T pushes for price deregulation on service
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2006


Mary Clarkin
Hutch has better shot at gas plant than coal-fired one
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2006


Scott Rothschild
Legislative help sought for power complex
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2006


Steve Everly
Cost-of-gas charge gets expanded role
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kasha Stoll
Engine squad returns to duty
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2006


Scott Seirer
Pay your bills? Here's another [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/29/2006


Steve Fry
A lot has changed for Wittig in four years
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2006


Darin Miller
Updating telecommunications laws would benefit Kansans [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/31/2006


Steve Everly
KCP&L to request an increase in rates
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Heroes recognized
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2006


Steve Fry
Beth Wittig asks court to release assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2006


Steve Fry
Wittig suit vies to keep home
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2006


David Hayes
Sprint spinoff gets challenge from Topeka
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wittig's mansion protected from forfeiture, attorneys say
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2006


Associated Press
Attorneys for Wittig's wife say home should not be forfeited
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2006


Tim Hoover
GOP going on 'green power'
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
Vacancy vexes Aquila
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Michael Strand
Cable legislation may affect Access TV
Salina Journal, 2/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Wittig mansion who get it? [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006


Steve Fry
Hearing set to examine Wittig's assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006


Associated Press
Video bill pits AT&T against cable companies
Salina Journal, 2/8/2006


Tim Potter
Metal thieves clip wires from Westar poles
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


The (Junction City) Daily Union
Foreign oil [Kansas opinions]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/10/2006


Dion Lefler
Utility defends its half-hour hold time
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006


What's clear is that sex-reporting opinion is unclear
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Wittig wife a focus
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Gas bill would allow new surcharge
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2006


Emerson Lynn Jr
State has the clout to cure phone evil
Iola Register, 2/14/2006


Mike Belt
Warm winter not cooling demand for energy assistance
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2006


Nick Jungman
Panel declines to reevaluate ruling in Westar rate case
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Lone Wichita legislator OK with child brides
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wolf Creek guards may get 'license to kill'
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Bill advanced by House would eliminate liability for nuclear plant guards
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Panel to continue work on phone bill
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Glenn Staab
Questing uncovers oddities in Kansas
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dick Armey
Unleash the giants to compete
Salina Journal, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Antiquated model [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 2/16/2006


Bill would eliminate guards' liability [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/16/2006


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
In Kansas, Missouri proposed legislation leads to AT&T, cable clash
Johnson County Sun, 2/16/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Panel to continue work on phone regulations bill
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Convictions upheld
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2006


John Hanna
House rejects bill aimed at promoting energy efficiency programs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006


Bill gives Wolf Creek license to kill terrorists
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006


Jason Gertzen
Hurry up, Sprint says
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Court orders resentencing in Wittig bank loan case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006


House passes bill to eliminate liability for Wolf Creek guards
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/17/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Shorter prison terms possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2006


Dan Margolies
Wittig will stay in prison for now
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Patrick S. Kelley
Shoot to kill [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 2/18/2006


Deb Gruver
New competition could benefit many Kansans
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Richard Shank
Whether AT&T or SBC, service will remain the same
Hays Daily News, 2/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Natural gas firms seek surcharge
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Weidner-Wittig case reconsider [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2006


Steve Fry
Wittig deposition date moved
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Utility bill passes
Salina Journal, 2/22/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Panel endorses Sunflower request for shorter appeals
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Plant can skip district court
Garden City Telegram, 2/22/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Panel endorses Sunflower's request
Hays Daily News, 2/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deregulation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2006


John Hanna
Compromise phone bill sails to Senate passage
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2006


Compromise telecommunications bill gains approval
Garden City Telegram, 2/23/2006


The Star
Westar earnings forecast
Kansas City Star, 2/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Hurst Laviana
Call 211 for help of a different sort
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wittig, Weidner to receive new sentences on April 24
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2006


Wittig resentencing scheduled for April
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2006


Ron Knox
Chunk of grants goes to middleman service
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2006


Rhonda Holman
Coming put TV consumers first
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
Wittig's wife must get checks OK'd
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Wittig's wife queried about family finances
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2006


Jason Gertzen
Kansas deal gives Embarq a boost
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Judge clarifies order on finances for Wittig's wife
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006


Associated Press
Kansas OKs Sprint Nextel spin-off
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wittig wife checks will be studied
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006


J-W Staff Reports
State backs spinoff of Sprint Nextel
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006


Steve Everly
Gas bill charges advance in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kansas Views
Subsidize other Kansas airports
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Solar power sobering thought [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2006


Amy Conkling
Burrton might ask county for help with large fuel bill
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
In the mail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2006


Nicholas Jungman
New Westar rates in effect
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Harry R. Weber
AT&T to buy BellSouth for $67 million
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006


Staff and Wire reports
AT&T to acquire BellSouth
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2006


Scott Seirer
Here, you take this higher cost [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


David Norlin
Step up to help local-access TV
Salina Journal, 3/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Lawmakers make little progress on conservation, energy bills
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2006


Associated Press
Consumer groups fight phone consolidation
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jason Gertzen
AT&T says merger will bring job cuts
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jeff Gelles
Consumer groups fear AT&T deal
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Peter Svensson
Telecom merger would mean 10,000 job cuts
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Utility seeks Lake assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2006


John Hanna
Little progress has been made on conservation legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2006


Associated Press
Government to give some Wittig assets to Westar
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2006


David Twiddy
Westar to get some Wittig assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2006


Jason Gertzen
Sprint girds for market battle
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jason Gertzen
KCC approves Sprint spinoff
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mark Wiebe
Former BPU manager to get more
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Contractor's fees from Kansas are in millions
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Deal struck on Wittig, Lake forfeiture
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006


Steve Vockrodt
Osha fines companies in Delphi demolition
Olathe Daily News, 3/9/2006


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Competitors clashing over cable in Kansas
Johnson County Sun, 3/9/2006


Associated Press
Sprint Nextel gets spinoff approval
Emporia Gazette, 3/9/2006


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
End Cable Franchises?
Johnson County Sun, 3/9/2006


Board of Public Utilities answers needed in firing [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dave Stephens
Parts of Kansas still without cell phone emergency system
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Nick Sloan
AT&T says bill is good for local cable customers
Kansas City Kansan, 3/11/2006


Virginia Beamer
Telephones issues complicated
Hays Daily News, 3/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Westar Energy Inc. reports 'typical' 2005
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Staff and Wire reports
Westar earnings decline 24 percent
Kansas City Star, 3/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Westar earnings off sharply for '05
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Michael Hooper
Investors greet Monday's announcement with little fanfare; stock remains flat
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2006


Mike Corn
Wanted: Electricity
Hays Daily News, 3/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jason Gertzen and Edie Hall
The battle for your bucks
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
AT&T sees progress in bid to compete in Kansas cable market
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Truce called in cable TV fight
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chris Carroll
Red lining not OK [letter to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 3/16/2006


From Staff and Wire Reports
Business briefs Westar makes changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2006


Jim Sullinger
Cities wary of state TV franchises
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Vockrodt
It's not Comcastic
Olathe Daily News, 3/17/2006


Mary Clarkin
Winds can get too strong for energy farms
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2006


Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
God of call centers [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Tactics shift in fire fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2006


Steve Vockrodt
Victory for cable customers
Olathe Daily News, 3/18&20/2006


Inspiration for innovation
Olathe Daily News, 3/18&20/2006


Richard Shank
AT&T fully supportive of Senate Bill 449 [letter to the editor]
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


John D. Montgomery
Competition might be coming to cable TV
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dave Ranney
More efficient use of natural gas urged
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2006


Sarah Kessinger
House panel endorses power plant bill
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Potter
Death shows value of teaching fire safety
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Avoid overregulation
Kansas City Star, 3/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Community effort
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2006


Mary Clarkin
Westar narrows field
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Vandenack
Spearville gets wound up for construction of energy farm
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Pollution permit bill moves to governor's desk
Garden City Telegram, 3/24/2006


Steve Vockrodt
Cable bill passes House
Olathe Daily News, 3/25/2006


Martin Klotzbach
Give Westar its due [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2006


Biofuture
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2006


Duane Schrag
Opponents cite damage to environs
Salina Journal, 3/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Duane Schrag
Windy Kansas
Salina Journal, 3/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


George Diepenbrock
Disruptions in railroad service raise concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Burning permits spark move to panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2006


Associated Press
Kansans mull future of wind energy
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Lake asks to stay a free man
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2006


Jim Sullinger
Kansas negotiators agree on cable TV competition bill
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
More gas stations to sell ethanol blend in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2006


Associated Press
Westar figure asks to remain free pending appeal
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006


Dan Margolies
U.S. to seek life terms in Westar case
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
More gas stations to sell ethanol blend
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006


Steve Fry
Feds want life in prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2006


Associated Press
Report recommends life for Wittig, Lake
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2006


Steve Fry
Judge divides Wittig assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2006


Associated Press
Westar execs forfeit $53.5M back to utility
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2006


Mary Clarkin
Reno County might get federal dollars to help pay cost of fighting fires
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
State doesn't bar felons from phone companies
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Best phone in trouble with state
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Lake, Wittig request Eastern prisons
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2006


Steve Everly
Aquila finalizes sale of utility
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Patrick S. Kelley
Too wealthy to care? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/4/2006


Scott Rothschild
Wittig is sentenced to 18 years
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2006


Lengthy prison sentences
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2006 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
David Wittig jail sentence
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2006


Eric Weslander
Prison requested by Willig not lavish
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2006


Dan Margolies
Looting of Westar penalized
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
Wittig, Lake sentenced in Westar plot
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jennifer Torrens
AT&T cuts access numbers
Emporia Gazette, 4/5/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Wittig/Lake sentences justice done [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2006


Mike Hendricks
The cost of a golden fleece
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Barbara Hollingsworth and Ric Anderson
Prison won't be 'Club Fed'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County to tackle home rule
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2006


Steve Vockrodt
Sebelius signs cable bill into law
Olathe Daily News, 4/8/2006


Reno County fire crews tally costs, request federal aid
Hutchinson News?, No Date


Tim Carpenter
The rise and fall
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2006 [Newsbank article]


Karen Dillon
Plans for coal plants outrage opponents
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2006


David Hayes
Sprint's joint venture is taking shape
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2006 [Newsbank article]


Consumers pay for rising costs [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 4/11/2006


Steve Everly
From regulators
Kansas City Star, 4/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Video competition act OK'd Brownlee leads bill to passage
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006


Tim Vandenack
Construction begins on Spearville wind farm
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Video competition bill signed into law
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2006


Darrin Stineman
Access denied
Salina Journal, 4/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sebelius signs law to improve cable tv
Junction City Daily Union, 4/14/2006


Jim Sullinger
Internet phone fee
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake requests to remain free pending appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2006


John Green
Energy aid funds nearly exhausted
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
State, industry tout benefits of cable law
Wichita Eagle, 4/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Developers await study on ethanol plant in area
Hutchinson News, 4/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Government officials, AT&T representative voice support for cable measure
Kansas City Kansan, 4/18/2006


Bill Roy
Wittig didn't need to steal
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mike Corn
Energy costs rising
Hays Daily News, 4/19/2006


State law could hamper SEK biodiesel plant
Chanute Tribune, 4/20/2006


Tim Vandenack
Holcomb-area power plants on track for construction
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Feds firm on Wittig, Weidner
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Feds: Evidence obstructed to dupe jury
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2006


Steve Fry
Judge could release Weidner
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2006


David Twiddy
New sentence issued for Wittig, Weidner
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2006


Dan Margolies
Ex-CEO's appeal backfires
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Weidner sentence reduced
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2006


Tom Bell
Complain about those pesky calls [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wittig and Weidner get new sentences in bank fraud case
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2006


Eagle Staff
Fraudulent calls plague Westar customers
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Union sues city
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2006


Kansas is leading the way to cable TV competition
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2006


Walter A. Hein
Irrigators shouldn't be paid to stop draining aquifer [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/26/2006


Changes in gas rules won't affect Kansas refineries
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2006


Jason Gertzen
Sprint to engage its rivals
Kansas City Star, 4/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake team denies claims
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2006


Harold Brubaker
Several factors influence pump prices
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jack C. Ventimiglia
It's AT&T's turn at video
Johnson County Sun, 4/27/2006


Joe Harkins
Changes in the wind
Emporia Gazette, 4/27/2006


Sophia Maines
Conference focuses on reducing oil use
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Commissioners void February fire district move
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2006


Eric Weslander
High prices fuel more drive-offs
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Gas stations with biofuels might get incentives
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Senator amends budget to push more E-85 pumps
Chanute Tribune, 4/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake told to report to prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2006


The Capital-Journal
Kansas drivers hit hard at pump
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2006


Clara Kilbourn
Company buys land for biodiesel plant
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


John D. Montgomery
Fill'er up [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 4/30/2006


Stan Finger
Pedal off the metal, pay less at the pump
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jason Gertzen
Verizon executives tout network gains
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dave Toplikar
Fire chief: Leak fix will take awhile
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig angles for release
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2006


Tim Hrenchir
County approves fire district shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2006


Westar earnings up
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
3 plants near Goodland to make ethanol, biodiesel, more
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Eagle Staff and News Service
Insurance boosts Westar's earnings
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Westar reports rise in profits
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2006


State fair board trying to respond to big increase in energy costs
Hays Daily News, 5/11/2006


John Ross
Kansans penalized [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2006


Steve Everly
Pump prices: Up, down and up again
Kansas City Star, 5/11/2006 [Newsbank article]


Hutchinson News
State fair trying to respond to big increase in energy costs
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


State Fair to explore alternate energy sources
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake asks to remain free
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake avoids starting prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2006


Dan Margolies
Court rules in Lake's favor
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


David Twiddy
Lake to stay out of prison during appeal in Westar case
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2006


Deb Gruver and Hurst Laviana
Fill up close by Eagle finds little variation in gas prices
Wichita Eagle, 5/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kansas Gas Service seeks $73 increase
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2006


Jason Gertzen
Sprint falls short in customers' eyes
Kansas City Star, 5/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Kansas Gas seeks rate hike
Wichita Eagle, 5/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Douglas Lake justice delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2006


Steve Everly
Kansas gas utility says it will seek rate hike
Kansas City Star, 5/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Court rejects Wittig appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2006


The Capital-Journal
KGS wants higher rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2006


Nicholas Jungman
Westar to announce site of coal-fired power plant
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


J-W Staff Reports
KDHE plans hearing on new Westar landfill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2006


Kansas Gas Service asks for $73 million rate increase
Hutchinson News, 5/17/2006


Chad Lawhorn
Leaked fuel still a concern
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006


Chad Lawhorn
Station monitoring procedures to be reviewed
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Westar good example
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006


Jeanne Cummings
Westar's tactics get a makeover
Kansas City Star, 5/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


AT&T to announce investment in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 5/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
AT&T plans cable for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
AT&T cable TV coming soon
Wichita Eagle, 5/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
AT&T to spend $247 million on Kansas upgrades through 2008
Hutchinson News, 5/27/2006


Michael Hooper
AT&T dials up digital TV plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2006


Missing numbers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


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