July 2, 1992 |
A law that requires a minor seeking an abortion to notify a parent or legal guardian took effect Wednesday in Kansas.
June 16, 1988 |
In another blow to the sagging domestic uranium industry, the Supreme Court Wednesday overturned a ban on imports of low-cost foreign uranium to supply American nuclear reactors. The unanimous ruling was a victory for the Reagan Administration's free trade policy and for users of nuclear power, including Southern California Edison, which told the court that reliance on domestic producers would raise costs to its customers.
November 28, 1989 |
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that all handicapped children, even those who lack any learning ability, are entitled to education paid for by the public schools. The justices without dissent denied an appeal from a New Hampshire school district that was ordered to provide education and "related services" for a profoundly retarded 13-year old, even though it was conceded that the child could not "benefit from education." The child, known only as Timothy W.
September 5, 1992 |
When Dr. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn emerged from the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth April 6, free after eight months in a military prison, it looked to be the final chapter of an undeniably fractious story. Irksome memories still poked at people, of course. Few in this region will soon forget how the 40-year-old medical doctor and Army Reserve captain so publicly refused to serve when called to active duty during the Persian Gulf War.
March 24, 2009 |
Opening arguments got underway Monday in the criminal case against Dr. George Tiller, one of the only physicians in the country who provides late-term abortions. And by day's end, it was clear that the case could hinge on such nonmedical issues as who paid for copy paper and toner, the meaning of a hug and whether selling a beat-up sedan to a colleague can constitute proof of guilt.
March 28, 2009 |
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill Friday to ensure that women and girls seeking abortions in Kansas are allowed to see ultrasound images or hear their fetus' heartbeat before the procedure. The bill, which takes effect July 1, amends a state law requiring doctors to obtain a patient's informed consent before performing an abortion.