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Crime & Law Enforcement

2009 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 Crime & Law Enforcement, January through May, 2009.

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

January through May, 2009

Associated Press
Corrections department closes men's boot camp in Oswego
Chanute Tribune, 1/3-4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Modern DNA test sought in 1977 case
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Sebelius decries Gitmo detainee policy
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2009

Richard Shank
Vern Miller one of Kansas' great lawmen
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Potter
Uncle of missing boy regrets not taking action
Kansas City Star, 1/11/2009

Ron Sylvester
Judge allows Schneiders' lawyers to visit clinic
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Sebelius pardons drunken driver
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Hecht pay under scrutiny
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2009

Darrell A. Hamlin
The need for action
Leavenworth Times, 1/16/2009

Tim Carpenter
Plan would expand gun law
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2009

James Carlson
Death row appeal examined
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2009

Supreme Court ruling [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Papers reveal Hecht's fees
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2009

Carl Mannning
Kan. court hears BTK killer defamation suit
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2009

Hecht's fees appealing case [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2009

Mike Belt
Bill seeks to open affidavits
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2009

Associated Press
Man seeks new trial in Johnson Co. pool killing
Chanute Tribune, 1/29/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Court gives sex abuse convict another chance at a fair trial
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2009 [Newsbank article]

Joe Lambe
Cockfighting case fuels campaign
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2009

Mary Sanchez
More marks against them
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2009

Associated Press
Mail thefts on rise in Kansas and Missouri
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
State legislators face difficult stand on clergy bill
Junction City Daily Union, 2/2/2009

Chris Green
Killing death penalty would save money
Garden City Telegram, 2/6/2009

Eagle Staff and News Services
Corrections to suspend 5 offender programs
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Bill would abolish death penalty
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Inmate's appeal of sex offender label is too late
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Will death penalty fall victim to recession?
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
DUI laws need total overhaul, panel says
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Prevent lower rate of black homicide victims [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cheating death [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Swanson
Spectre of death penalty hangs around budget
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/9/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Young hit with full force
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Steve Six
Proud of accomplishments in office
Hays Daily News, 2/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Kelsey Smith case inspires legislation
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Senate legislation would make cockfighting a felony in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Light bonds set for Hughes and Carapezza
Emporia Gazette, 2/11/2009

Jack Weinstein
Smith family pushes for better access to cell data
Olathe Daily News, 2/11/2009

Our Opinion
The legislature's love of the gun [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/11/2009

Patrick Lowry
Death penalty [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cockfighting should be felony [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Blood sport elevate penalty [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2009

Associated Press
Jury recommends death for Thurber
Manhattan Mercury, 2/17/2009

Safest capital Topeka crime [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Sanchez
Time to review death penalty
Kansas City Star, 2/19/2009

Scott Rothschild
A. G. gives support for death penalty
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2009

Associated Press
Chicken George is reason for vote
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Joe Lambe
A drive for new DUI laws
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Steve Six
Kansas death penalty should stand
Winfield Daily News, 2/19/2009

Carl Manning
Tougher penalties for cockfighting advance
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Our Opinion
A sound law that could save someone's life
Olathe Daily News, 2/21/2009

Erin Mathews
California man could face death penalty
Salina Journal, 2/21/2009

Jesse Fray
Lighter bill irks some sellers
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2009

Death penalty an extravagance? [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
State Senate discusses DUI law changes
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Six still favors death penalty
Garden City Telegram, 2/25/2009

Rhonda Holman
Repeal death penalty costly, isn't working [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Easy choice [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2009

Carl Manning
Death penalty opponents testify before committee
Junction City Daily Union, 2/27/2009

Tim Carpenter
Death penalty hearing today
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2009

Eric Swanson
Three-strike rule
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/28/2009

Tim Carpenter
Senate revisits death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2009

Jeannine Koranda
Opponents: Don't judge death penalty by cost
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shaun Hittle and Christine Metz
Public perception of crime doesn't always match facts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2009

Steve Six
Death penalty law responsible, limited
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Carolyn McGinn
Death penalty is too costly, not deterrent
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009

Staff Reports
Newspaper encountered hurdles in quest for information on cases
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2009

Francesca Chambers
Kansas rape victims have testing options
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Abolish death penalty [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/3/2009

Chad Lawhorn
Leaders urge discussion of link between rape, alcohol
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2009

Ending a burdensome cost [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Justice without the death penalty [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/4/2009

Jeannine Koranda
Legislature won't end death penalty this session
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Kansas death penalty debate shelved
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/5/2009

Carl Manning
Bill to abolish death penalty is revived
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2009

Deborah Hastings
Executions becoming a question of cost
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2009

Tower vandals justice foiled [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Sex often cause for revoked licenses
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kill the death penalty [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Diane Gasper-O'Brien
A day to honor Jana
Hays Daily News, 3/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Irony in debate of death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Murder a crime against the state
Junction City Daily Union, 3/9/2009

Death penalty a tough issue for state lawmakers [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/9/2009

Tom Bell
Abolish death penalty [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Laura Bauer
Rapes in two Kansas cities linked
Kansas City Star, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Fray
A. G. says rapes probably related
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2009

Chris Green
Reno case among those capital punishment bill could affect
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Kansas death penalty backed
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Attorney general: Keep death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2009

Jeannine Koranda and Stan Finger
Working to stop meth labs
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009

John Hanna
State sexual predator plan faces resistance
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Victims' relatives oppose bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Plan for Kan. sex predators brings protests
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Senate takes up death penalty on Monday
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jack Weinstein
Parents of slain daughter continue push for cell phone data legislation
Olathe Daily News, 3/14/2009

Jan Biles
Stephen Six a matter of trust
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State lawmakers renew death penalty debate
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2009

Tim Carpenter
Death penalty repeal on tap
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2009

Associated Press
Lawyer in Clutter killings supports death penalty
Garden City Telegram, 3/16/2009

Martin Hawver
Will legislature be 'soft' or 'hard' on crime?
Junction City Daily Union, 3/16/2009

Associated Press
Lawyer in Clutter killings supports death penalty
Emporia Gazette, 3/16/2009

Tim Carpenter
Death penalty repeal likely done for session
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Death penalty bill sent back
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sexual predator bill backed
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2009

Scott Rothschild
Attempt to abolish death penalty fails for now
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2009

Associated Press
Death penalty measure 'flawed'
Iola Register, 3/17/2009

Dan Deming
Get repeat drunken drivers off the road
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tribune Staff
Death penalty bill sent back to committee
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Detective testifies in child porn hearing
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2009

Scott Rothschild
Drug test plan spurs ire, praise
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2009

Curbing violence [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/26/2009

Unfair slap [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2009

Associated Press
Bill to limit predator housing close to done
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2009

Associated Press
Kansas legislators close to finishing predator bill
Manhattan Mercury, 3/27-28/2009

Jeannine Koranda
Kansans to vote on gun amendment
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2009

Tim Potter
Parolees sent out on own after cuts
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2009

Associated Press
Cuts close group home for troubled convicts
Garden City Telegram, 3/30/2009

Steve Fry
Former A. G. employee charged in sex assault case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2009 [Newsbank article]

Deb Gruver
Grant would target Web crimes against kids
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2009

The Capital-Journal
TPD denies C-J request for records of shooting
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Legislators pass bill on sexual predators
Lawrence Journal World, 4/2/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Evidence law change finds favor; DA reacts
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Christine Metz
The littlest victims
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2009

Christine Metz
Child sex predators not usually strangers
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2009

Shaun Hittle
Cycle of abuse can be seen in families
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2009

Shaun Hittle
'It's a reporting issue'
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2009

Steve Fry
Search warrants burn time, alcohol
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/11/2009

Joe Lambe
Alexa's Law was key in case
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2009

Associated Press
Hearing in 1977 Kansas murder case delayed
Manhattan Mercury, 4/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
In a way, it makes sense, but does it really?
Junction City Daily Union, 4/13/2009

Steve Six
Office working to end sexual violence
Hays Daily News, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Drug abuse forum Monday
Iola Register, 4/16/2009

Associated Press
Kansas ruling may affect other death penalty cases
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/20/2009

Darcy Gray
AG won't seek charges in resident's death
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Topeka burning fighting fire [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2009

Robert T. Stephan
Week set aside to honor crime victims
Hays Daily News, 4/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
Does Kansas still need death penalty?
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/1/2009

Ralph Richardson
KSU was, and still is the best NBAF choice
Manhattan Mercury, 5/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ryan Christner
Two arrested on cocaine charges
Hays Daily News, 5/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Bill reopens crime victim records
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

A capital idea [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Court to hear appeal in case against doctor
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2009

Darcy Gray
Couple charged in adult mistreatment case
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Parkinson would reconsider state's death penalty law
Lawrence Journal World, 5/12/2009

Carl Manning
Gov willing to revisit death penalty law
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Sandy Praeger
Increased fraud activity mirrors economic times
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/13/2009

Bobbil Mlynar
State charges Emporian with fraud
Emporia Gazette, 5/14/2009

Death penalty [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Habitual criminals burglary tools [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2009

Associated Press
Kansas defends law on signs for strip clubs
Kansas City Star, 5/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Sex shop billboards [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 5/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Goodwin
Outlaw cockfighting [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2009

John Goodwin
End cockfighting in Kansas [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Elliott
Carry permit requests on rise
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2009

Drug wars it's business [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/52009

The Wichita Eagle
Views from other Kansas editors [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/28/2009



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