February 26, 2005 |
The law in Kansas is explicit: A fetus old enough to survive outside the womb cannot be aborted -- unless continuing the pregnancy would endanger the woman's life or irreversibly harm her physical or mental health. In demanding access to the medical records of women who had late-term abortions, Kansas Atty. Gen. Phill Kline suggested this week that doctors might be violating that law by aborting viable fetuses too freely.
May 13, 1987
Senate Republican leader Bob Dole of Kansas introduced legislation that would pay for a referendum to determine whether the people of Puerto Rico want the island commonwealth to be a state. Under Dole's bill, the question in the referendum--to be held anytime between Jan. 1, 1988 and Dec. 31, 1994--would be "Should Puerto Rico be admitted into the Union as a state?"
August 3, 1988 |
Citing "squalid conditions" at Midwestern puppy breeding farms, animal rights groups on Tuesday successfully lobbied the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve a bill that would prohibit bringing into the state puppies under 12 weeks old without their mothers.
April 22, 1990 |
By the end of the week, it was hard to deny that something was wrong in the meatpacking industry: Monday, March 5: Specialty meat processor Doskocil Cos. of Hutchinson, Kan., filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. its major competitors--the so-called Big Three meatpackers--are all angling to snap up the company's slaughtering facilities, a Doskocil spokesman said. Thursday, March 8: Farmstead Foods of Albert Lea, Minn.
August 6, 1992 |
Struggling to balance surging public outrage over atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the known pitfalls of military intervention in the Balkans, the Bush Administration Wednesday called for a formal war crimes investigation and redoubled its demand for inspection of suspected ethnic death camps.
December 8, 1993 |
The Woodlands, the Kansas City, Kan., racetrack that Hollywood Park has agreed to buy for $70 million, including debt, isn't worth anywhere near that much, according to evidence surfacing this week in a Kansas tax dispute. The Woodlands is 60% owned by Hollywood Park Chairman R.D. Hubbard. The dispute, concerning a 1990-91 tax valuation in Wyandotte County, Kan., is being heard in Topeka by the state Board of Tax Appeals. The county is trying to defend its valuation of $59.