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B8 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS WEATHER TUESDAY, JUNE 20,2006 Partly cloudy: A 30-percent chance of storms. Partly cloudy: Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. High Low 92 69 National forecast Forecast highs for Wednesday, June 21 sunny Pt. cloudy cloudy Partly cloudy with a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms. High: lower 80s Low: upper 60s Partly cloudy with a 20-percent chance of thunderstorms. High: upper 80s Low: upper 60s SMMMY Mostly cloudy. A 20- percent chance of storms at night. High: mid-80s Low: lower 60s fc ntmitjitaaiubUlB SIMMY Partly cloudy. A 20- percent chance of storms at night. High: mid-80s Low: lower 60s Forecast for Wednesday, June 21 City/Region Low | High temps Kansas City V4 S » 74° I 92° • 1,,- 66^95° bb yo ,t-^fiVrrr*BJf^-;»*MH^«WJ^ Salina • 69° I 92' Wichlta 70° 1 93° * Topeka 70° I 90° if? Pittsburg 72° | 92° ,., riS^^fflr^»^" : TSP rf: High and low temperatures and tation for the last 24 hours: HI Lo..., Chanute Coffsyville.. Concordia .. Dodge City Elkhart Emporla Garden City Goodland... Hays Hill City Hutchinson precipk Fronts Pressure Cold Warm Stationary Low High LOCAL STATISTICS ,. 89 ......... 70 . 89 ......... 69 ,. 97 ......... 72 102 ......... 72 103 ......... 73 .. 91 ......... 70 103 ......... 75 .. 91 ......... 69 .. 97 ......... 73 .. 97 ......... 75 .. 94 ......... 72 Lawrence ............ 94 ......... 73 Liberal .............. 106 ......... 73 Manhattan .......... 96 ......... 72 Medicine Lodge .. 97 ......... 73 Olathe ................. 90 ......... 71 Parsons .............. 90 ......... 71 Russell ............... 97 ......... 73 Salina ................. 97 ......... 75 Topeka ............... 93 ......... 71 Wichita ............... 91 ......... 70 Winfield .............. 93 ......... 70 MOON PHASES 0.0$« 0.0)0.2-1. 0.06, 0.00: 0.010.00« T, 0.00. 0.01, 0.03.: 0.000.00- 0.040.00, 0.01. t; 0.00; T« T* 0.13, 0.05.. Cloudy Ice Partly Cloudy Showers \ v \*w\* Rain •*» Snow JUNE 20,2006 From Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays: Overnight low 74 Monday high 97 Record high 110 in 1988 Record low 45 in 1946 Year ago today 93 and 66 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. today none Precipitation this year 6.17 inches Average to date 9.99 inches Sunset tonight 9:06 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 6:12 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 9:06 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Temperature at 11 a.m. today 93 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. today none Maximum wind speed recorded at 12:46 p.m. Monday 23 mph 6/25 an 7/10 7/17 Rice warns N. Korea missile testing would bo provocative i By ANNE GEARAN ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned North Korea on Monday it will face consequences if it test-fires a missile thought to be powerful enough to reach the West Coast of the United States. "It would be a very serious matter and, indeed, a provocative act should North Korea decide to launch that missile," Rice said amid indications that the North Koreans could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any moment. The senior U.S. diplomat said the United Stages would talk to other nations about action should the North go ahead, and "I can assure everyone that it would be taken with utmost seriousness." President George Bush briefly discussed the missile test with Russian President Vladimir Putin during an 18- minute phone call the Russian official placed to the American president Mon- day. The leaders plan to remain in touch on the missile issue, said Kate Starr, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council. The United States, Japan, Australia, South Korea and other countries have urged North Korea to abandon any missile firing, but there was no sign of backing down. U.S. officials said Monday the missile was apparently fully assembled and fueled, giving the North a launch window of about a month. Unlike other preparatory steps the United States has tracked, the fueling process is very difficult to reverse and most likely means the test will go ahead, one senior administration official said. The precise timing is unclear, the official said. At U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said he was holding preliminary consultations with Security Council members on possible action if North Korea fires the missile, thought to be a three-stage Taepodong-2 with a non-nuclear payload. "But we don't really know what the North Korean intentions are at this point, so I think we need to wait for the event," Bolton said. The U.S. ambassador to Japan, Thomas Schieffer, said economic sanctions were an option. "I think sanctions would have to be considered, but I wouldn't want to describe what actions we might take," Schieffer said through a U.S. Embassy official: U.S. officials have said the 116-foot-long missile has a firing range of 9,300 miles and could reach as far as the U.S. West Coast. Most analysts, however, say North Korea is still a long way from perfecting technology that would make the missile accurate and capable of carrying a nuclear payload. The North's missile program has been a significant security concern in the region, adding to worries about a pursuit of nuclear bombs. North Korea shocked its neighbors when it test-fired an earlier missile version over northern Japan in 1998. In Seoul today, Woo Sang-ho, a spokesman for South Korea's ruling party, said, "The government explained to North Korea the serious repercussions a missile launch would bring and strongly demanded that test fire plans be scrapped." Japan says a new launch would threaten Japanese security and violate an agreement North Korea signed in 2002 and reaffirmed in 2004. Rice said it also would end a self-imposed moratorium on test firings that North Korea has observed since 1999 and a disarmament bargain it struck with the United States and other powers last year. Rice said a launch now "would once again show North Korea is determined to deepen its isolation, determined not to !;; take a path that is a path of compromise;.. and a path of peace, but rather instead to', once again saber-rattle." > The reports of a potential launch came during a prolonged hiatus in nuclear dis-; armament talks among North and-SoutH- Korea, China, Japan, the United States \ and Russia. The earlier disarmament deal gives the North economic rewards for giving up weapons. , '.' The agreement faltered almost as soon as it was announced in September 2005, • and the North later walked away from > X talks in a dispute over a U.S. crackdown!.;; on alleged North Korean counterfeiting' and fraud. There have been no talks since last November. North Korea says it needs nuclear weapons and a delivery system to counter what it contends are U.S. intentions to invade or topple the government. The United States has repeatedly denied any plans to invade. US, Senate ready to debate Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) — Fierce election-year debate on Iraq spilled over into a second week on Capitol Hill with Senate Democrats lining up behind a proposal to start U.S. troop withdrawals this year and Republicans chastising them for espousing a "cut-and-run" strategy "Let me be clear: Retreat is not a solution," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. "Cutting and running is bad pol- Cheney sees success in prevention WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that aggressive U.S. action is responsible for preventing new terror attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001, strikes. "Nobody can promise that we won't be hit," Cheney said. But he credited a determined offense against terrorists abroad, improved intelligence-gathering and preventive steps at home for thwarting or discouraging terror attacks on U.S. soil. Answering questions at a National Press Club luncheon, Cheney also said that, when President George Bush and he took office in January 2001, the balance of power in government was tilted in favor of Congress. The unpopular Vietnam War and the Watergate scandals allowed Congress to take more authority at the expense of the executive branch, Cheney said. Democratic critics of the president and even some Republicans have questioned the assertion of expanded executive power in the name of combatting terrorism. These include warrantless eavesdropping by the National Security Agency icy that threatens our national security and poses unacceptable risks to Americans." Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., disputed Frist's characterization of the Democrats' nonbinding resolution on Iraq and stressed that it would not set a firm deadline by which all forces must be out of the war zone. "The administration's policy to date, that we'll be there for as long as Iraq needs us, will result in Iraq's depending on us longer," said Levin, top-ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee. "Three-and-a-half years into the conflict, we should tell the Iraqis that the American security blanket is not permanent." In what Republicans and Democrats alike are billing as perhaps the Senate's largest debate on Iraq since the war began in spring 2003, the Senate is to take up the resolution today and vote on it sometime this week. 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