The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 16, 2006 · Page 18
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The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas · Page 18

Hays, Kansas
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Friday, June 16, 2006
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THE HAYS DAILY NEWS WEATHER FRIDAY, JUNE 16,2006 t Expanded Forecast Storms: Southeast winds 10 to 15mph. Mostly cloudy: A 20-percent chance of storms. High Low 83 62 National forecast Forecast highs for Saturday, June 17 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy. North Partly cloudy during Partly cloudy during Mostly sunny, then winds around 10 the day and night. the day and night. mostly clear at mph. night. High: near 90 Low: mld-60s High: mid-90s Low: mid-60s Forecast for Saturday, June 17 High: mid-90s Low: upper 60s City/Region Low | High temps High: lower 90s Low: upper 60s y/fr/' '-, — i* — '-^ " ^/l?/ • Kansas City '•' 72° 85° • Fronts Cold Warm Stationary LOCAL STATISTICS Partly Cloudy Showers Rain •*» Snow V&& JUNE 16,2006 From Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays: Overnight low 70 Thursday high : 98 Record high 105 in 1985 Record low 45 in 1981 Year ago today 87 and 58 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. today trace Precipitation this year 5.26 inches Average to date 9.68 inches Sunset tonight 9:04 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 6:11 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 9:05 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Temperature at 11 a.m. today 88 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. today 0.01 of an inch Maximum wind speed recorded at 4:10 p.m. Thursday 46 mph STATE STATISTICS High and low temperatures and tation for the last 24 hours: HI Lo... Chanute.... Coffeyville. Concordia . Dodge City Elkhart Emporia .... Garden City ,. 89 72... . 92 73 ... . 93 71 ... . 98 73... 103 66... ,. 89 69... 100 69... Goodland 96 65..., Hays 97 70... Hill City 97 66... Hutchinson 94 73... Lawrence 93 71 Liberal 99 75... Manhattan 95 70... Medicine Lodge .. 97 75... Olathe 88 71 ... Parsons 91 72... Russell 97 72... Salina 97 74..., Topeka 92 69..., Wichita 91 73..., Winfield 92 72..., MOON PHASES precip • Pro 0.00 o.od 0.00 O.OQ 0.00 0.00 0.44 T o.oo 0.94 0.09 o.oe 0.06 0.06 o.oo o.og .....o.oo t 0.06 o.oo o.oo o.oo 6/18 6/25 7/10 Homeland Security says states not ready for catastrophes WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years after the 9/11 attacks and 10 months after Hurricane Katrina, most American cities and states remain unprepared for catastrophes, a government analysis concludes. The shortcomings in emergency planning, including antiquated and uncoordinated response guidelines, are cause "for significant national concern," the Homeland Security Department found. Although emergency plans appear to be stronger in 18 States along the nation's "Hurricane Belt," the analysis cited preparedness gaps in 131 state and city emergency response plans. Planning for evacuations also remain "an area of profound concern," the review found. "We rely, to a troubling extent, on plans that are created in isolation, are insufficiently detailed and are not subject to adequate review," concluded the department's 160-page review of findings and annexes that was delivered to Congress on Thursday evening. A copy of the review was obtained by The Associated Press. "Time and again, these factors extract a severe penalty in the midst of a crisis: precious time is consumed in the race to correct the misperceptions of federal, state and local responders about roles, responsibilities and actions," the review found. "The result is uneven performance and repeated and costly operational miscues." Washington Briefs House Democrats vote to strip Jefferson of assignment WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, determined to make an election-year point about ethics, voted 99-58 Thursday night to strip Rep. William Jefferson of his committee assignment while a federal bribery investigation runs its course. The rank and file acted despite a last-minute plea by the embattled Louisiana lawmaker and persistent complaints from the Congressional Black Caucus that there was neither rule nor precedent for the action. Jefferson has not been indicted and maintains his innocence. After weeks of defiance, he also left open the possibility that at last he might surrender the seat voluntarily. Within an hour of the vote, Jefferson disclosed he had offered Wednesday to step aside on the condition that the caucus establish a rule covering cases like his and that his seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee go temporarily to a fellow Louisiana Democrat, Rep. Charles Melancon. "Ms. Pelosi politely declined my offer," he said in a written statement, referring to Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader. Pelosi's office confirmed the exchange. Jefferson Spellings extends borders of Education Department WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings has put a passport stamp on her job, taking more overseas trips since 2005 than her predecessor did in four years. In less than a year and a half, Spellings has taken seven overseas trips, traveling to Afghanistan, England, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan and Russia. She plans to visit Greece and Spain later this month. Transportation, food and lodging for her overseas travel cost $36,981, according to Education Department records. The total cost of her travel was thousands of dollars higher because other agencies picked up the tab for a few trips. It's not a matter of wanderlust, Spellings says. In her view, the top school official ought to see the nations that the United States is helping and competing against. "We believe that education is a universally shared value," Spellings said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. "We are looked to and admired around the world as people who know how to do education for the masses." Spellings has served as a natural spokeswoman for the White House campaign for greater U.S. competitiveness. Better education is at the heart of that effort. She is also close to Bush, as his former top domestic policy adviser. Going on Vacation? Moving? Let us know your plans. Mail or drop this form by our office. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 HA^DAII HBHiiTc «^^WR W ^ Datfi Name Address City Daytime Phone State 7ip Home Phone 1 am going on vacation. Save my papers until 1 return. Vacation Begins: Resume Delivery I M or, donate my papers to Newspapers In Education: 1 am moving! New Address Hfty Effective Date State ?ip Clip & mail to The Hays Daily News, PO Box 857, Hays, KS 67601 Call 628-1081 or 1-800-657-6017 to ask about our EZ Pay Plan or go online News Hotline HDN (436) Got News to Report? Call: 628-1081 1-800-657-6017 *HDN (436) on your Nex-Tech Wireless phone Help us stay on top of the latest news and weather. Now you also can dial *436 on your Nex-Tech Wireless phone when you see news or weather events happening. Each time you report news from your wireless phone you'll be entered to win a free t-shirt from Nex-Tech Wireless. Also, visit the Nex-Tech Wireless website at to register for a year's subscription to the Hays Daily News wireless . 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