The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on June 23, 2006 · Page 8
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Hays, Kansas
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Friday, June 23, 2006
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A8 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS WEATHER FRIDAY, JUNE 23,2006 Expanded Forecast TMMOT Increasing clouds: A 30-percent chance of storms Partly Cloudy: A 40-percent chance of storms. High Low 86 60 LOCAL STATISTICS STATE STATISTICS Partly cloudy. A 20- percent chance of storms at night. High: lower 80s Low: mid-50s Partly cloudy. High: lower 80s Low: mid-50s TlESMIT Partly cloudy. High: mid-BOs Low: around 60 WEMESUY Partly cloudy. High: upper 80s Low: lower 60s JUNE 23,2006 From K«n«as State University Agricultural Research Canter, Hays: Overnight low 62 Thursday high 86 Thursday low 62 Record high today 107 in 1952 Record low today 40 In 1906 Year ago today 96 and 65 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. today 0.31 inch Precipitation this year 6.80 inches Average to date 10.45 inches Sunset tonight 9:06 p.m. Sunrise tomorrow 6:13 a.m. Sunset tomorrow 9:06 p.m. From measurements taken at The Hays Dally News, 507 Main: Temperature at 11 a.m. today 83 Precipitation for 24 hours ending at 11 a.m. today 0.02 inch Maximum wind speed recorded at 10:07 a.m. today 6 mph MOON PHASES 6/25 c n a 7/3 7/10 7/17 High and low temperatures and tation for the last 24 hours: HI ........ Lo Chanute ................. 86 ......... 61 Concordia ....... . ...... 85 ......... 63 Dodge City ............ 87 ......... 60 Elkhart ................... 87 .......... M Garden City ........... 86 ......... 58 Goodland ............... 79 ......... 52 Hill City .................. 85 ......... 58 Hutchinson ............ 86 ......... 67 Lawrence ............... 83 ......... 60 Parsons ................. 87 ......... 64 Pratt airport ........... 86 ......... 63 Russell ................... 85 ......... 64 Salina .................... 85 ......... 70 Topeka .................. 83 ......... 61 Wichita ................... 86 ......... 71 precipi- ....Prc 0.00 0.10 0.02 M 0.49 0.56 T 0.00 v 0.11 I 0.00 0.00 0.12 S 0.09 f 0.06 ' ....0.00 U.S., Japan sign expansion of missile defense plan TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States agreed today to expand their cooperation on a ballistic missile defense shield, moving to protect themselves amid concerns that North Korea could test-fire a long-range missile. The agreement, signed by Foreign Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Ambassador Thomas Schieffer, commits the two countries to jointly produce interceptor missiles, Japan's Foreign Ministry said. Officials said the agreement had been previously negotiated and was not triggered by fears that North Korea is preparing to test a missile. But the timing of the announcement underscored the determined cooperation between the United States and its top Asian ally to protect themselves against the threat of Pyongyang's missile program. North Korea's 1998 test-firing of a missile over northern Japan was Tokyo's primary impetus for signing on to the idea of joint missile defense. The agreement allows the transfer of ballistic missile defense technology from Japan to the United States, a touchy issue in Japan, which has long adhered to a self-imposed ban on arms exports in line with its pacifist constitution. The announcement came hours after Japanese officials said a high-resolution radar that can detect incoming missiles had been deployed at a base in northern Japan. The so-called X-Band radar was transferred from the U.S. military's Misawa Air Base in Misawa to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force's Shariki base in Tsugaru, about 360 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Defense Agency said. The radar is expected to begin monitoring airspace this summer for ballistic missiles, a Defense Agency said on condition of anonymity citing policy. The radar is solely to monitor missiles and not fitted with a missile interceptor, she said. Foreign Minister official Saori Naga- hara said Japan and the U.S. have not de- cided when to begin production of interceptor missiles, but the development phase was expected to take about nine years. The agreement updates a November 1983 pact on arms transfers and a December 2004 missile defense cooperation arrangement. South Korean Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok, meanwhile, warned the North that firing a missile would not force the United States to make concessions. The North has offered to talk to Washington about its missile concerns, in line with its long-held desire for direct discussions with the U.S. The Bush administration has rejected the offer and in- sists it will only meet with the North in six-nation talks over the communist country's nuclear program. "It seems clear that even if North Korea fires a missile, the United States would not make a compromise," Lee told a parliamentary committee in Seoul. 'U.S. officials say a Taepodong-2 missile — believed capable of reaching the United States — is possibly being fueled at the North's launch site on its northeastern coast. Intelligence reports say fuel tanks have been seen around the missile, but officials say it's difficult to determine from satellite photos if a rocket is being fueled. Iraqi government imposes curfew in Baghdad Briefs BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi government declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew today after insurgents set up roadblocks in central Baghdad and opened fire on U.S. and Iraqi troops outside the heavily fortified Green Zone. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered everyone off the streets of the capital. U.S. and Iraqi forces also fought gunmen in the volatile Dora neighborhood in south Baghdad. A car bomb ripped through a market'and nearby gas station in the increasingly violent southern city of Basra, killing at least five people and wounding 18, including two policemen, police said. A bomb also struck a Sunni mosque in Hibhib, northeast of Baghdad, killing 10 worshippers and wounding 15 in the town where Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was slain this month, police said. At least 19 other deaths were reported in Baghdad. Throughout the morning, Iraqi and U.S. military forces clashed with attackers armed with rocket- propelled grenades, hand grenades and rifles in busy Haifa Street, which runs into the Green Zone, site of the U.S. and British embassies and the Iraqi government. Four Iraqi soldiers and three policemen were wounded in the fighting, police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq said. The region was sealed and Iraqi and U.S. forces conducted house-to-house searches. The prime minister's office said the curfew would last from 2 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Saturday but later shortened it to end at 5 p.m. today The state of emergency includes a ban on carrying weapons and gives Iraqi security forces broader arrest powers, Defense Ministry official Maj. Gen. Abdul- Aziz Mohamed Jassim said. "The state of emergency and curfew came in the wake of today's clashes to let the army work freely to chase militants and to avoid casualties among civilians," he said. "They will punish all those who have weapons with them and they can shoot them if they feel that they are danger." Gunmen also attacked a group of worshippers marching from Sadr City, the Shiite slum in eastern Baghdad, to the Buratha mosque on the other side of the city to protest a suicide attack a week ago on the revered Shiite shrine. At least one marcher was killed and four were wounded, Lt. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said. The U.S. military also said two U.S. Marines were killed during combat in the volatile Anbar province in separate attacks on Wednesday and Thursday, and a soldier died elsewhere in a non- combat incident Wednesday Their deaths raised the total to at least 2,515 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Al-Maliki has been trying to rein in unrelenting insurgent and sectarian violence. He launched a massive security operation in Baghdad 10 days ago, deploying tens of thousands of troops who flooded the city, snarling traffic with hundreds of checkpoints. Air Conditioned Business and Commercial Building Advertise your business or agency!!! Promote your talent or craft!!! July 18 through 22, 2006 785-628-9420 785-623-4468 Call and reserve your spot at this year's 2006 Ellis County Fair WHO says bird flu virus mutated slightly in family JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A World Health Organization investigation showed that the H5N1 virus mutated in an Indonesian family cluster on Sumatra island, but bird flu experts insisted today it did not increase the possibility of a human pandemic. The virus that infected eight members of a family last month — killing seven of them — appears to have slightly mutated in a 10-year- old boy, who is suspected of having passed the virus to his father, the WHO investigative report said. It is the first evidence of possible human-to-human transmission of the H5N1 virus, said Tim Uyeki, an epidemiologist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He added that the virus died with the father and did not pass outside the family. Crews, planes work to halt Arizona wildfire's march SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Fire crews burned away vegetation and used hand tools to scratch out firebreaks along a canyon as planes dropped retardant Thursday in hopes of keeping a 3,256-acre wildfire north of this scenic Arizona community from spreading. Crews also were standing by to protect roughly 460 homes and businesses in nearby Oak Creek Canyon, which was evacuated when the blaze was sparked Sunday by a transient's campfire. Officials said the fire was 15 percent contained — up from 7 percent Wednesday — and full containment was possible by next Wednesday No buildings had burned, and a containment line in an area along Sterling Canyon on Thursday afternoon had held from midnight through late Thursday afternoon. U.S. accesses international banking records WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration has been quietly tracking people suspected of bankrolling terrorism, using a secret program that gives the government access to a massive database of international financial transactions. Treasury Department officials said they used broad subpoenas to collect the financial records from an international system known as Swift. Stuart Levey, Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, called the subpoenas "a legal and proper use of our authorities." 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The 269-156 vote, just a few ,^ months before an election with ( > control of Congress at stake, saw majority Republicans temporari- ,<r ly setting aside their ambition to ; ,,f abolish the tax. r ,," Instead, they voted to exempt .,;; from taxation individual estates up to $5 million and couple's es- , j tates up to $10 million, while also ^ blunting the impact on even rich- 10 t er families. The compromise ,.,, measure now goes to the Senate. "' The White House called the bill ',' "a step in the right direction." 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