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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Public Utilities

2006

Steve Fry
Wittig can keep home
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2006

Energy proposal makes sense [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/5/2006

Special to the Kansan
Sebelius aims to lower Kansan's heating bills
Kansas City Kansan, 1/5/2006

Sarah Kessinger
State last in promotion of energy conservation
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2006

Steve Fry
Prosecutor cries foul over money maneuvering
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2006

Dan Margolies
Judge frets, but Wittig is still free
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2006

Dan Margolies
Wittig's asset shifts draw court scrutiny
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2006

Michael Hooper
Haines to appeal rate case
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2006

Mark Fagan
AT&T seeking price flexibility
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2006

Scott Rothschild
$4M plan would sustain aquifer
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2006

Matt McNabb
Kansans eye opportunities for wind energy
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2006

Russ Pulley
Local fire departments try heart device
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2006

Mike Hendricks
Stay warm by working the system
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2006

ICE: safe, sound idea
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2006

Don't let the prison door hit you on your way in
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006

Steve Fry
Judge locks up Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006

Steve Fry
Decision seemed to daze Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Public works accreditation honored
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006

The Capital-Journal
KCC asked to reconsider rate order
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006

David Twiddy
Judge sends Wittig to federal prison
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2006

Dan Margolies
Wittig flouts rules, is jailed
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006

Nicholas Jungman
Westar asks regulators for details on ruling
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2006

Mary Clarkin
Progress made five years after natural gas explosions
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2006

John Hanna
Westar is asking regulators to reconsider parts of order
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2006

Behind bars-finally
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2006

Steve Fry
Judge freezes Wittigs' assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2006

Michael Hooper
AT&T hopes to offer TV via Internet
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2006

Associated Press
Federal judge freezes Wittig assets
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig likely to remain jailed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2006

Associated Press
Judge freezes assets of ex-Westar chief
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2006

Kansas farmers risk blowing it on wind
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2006

Joel Mathis
Governments could feel sting of Blackberry shutdown
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2006

Under the dome
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2006

Kathy Hanks
Lyons faces 12 pipeline violations
Hutchinson News, 1/24/2006

John Hanna
AT&T seeks price deregulation
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2006

Associated Press
AT&T pushes for deregulation
Salina Journal, 1/25/2006

John Hanna
AT&T pushing for price deregulation on local service
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/25/2006

Mary Clarkin
Hutch has better shot at gas plant than coal-fired one
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2006

Scott Rothschild
Legislative help sought for power complex
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2006

Steve Everly
Cost-of-gas charge gets expanded role
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2006

Kasha Stoll
Engine squad returns to duty
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2006

Scott Seirer
Pay your bills? Here's another [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/29/2006

Steve Fry
A lot has changed for Wittig in four years
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2006

Darin Miller
Updating telecommunications laws would benefit Kansans [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/31/2006

Steve Everly
KCP&L to request an increase in rates
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2006

Heroes recognized
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2006

Steve Fry
Beth Wittig asks court to release assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig suit vies to keep home
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2006

David Hayes
Sprint spinoff gets challenge from Topeka
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2006

Associated Press
Wittig's mansion protected from forfeiture, attorneys say
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2006

Associated Press
Attorneys for Wittig's wife say home should not be forfeited
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2006

Tim Hoover
GOP going on 'green power'
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2006

Steve Everly
Vacancy vexes Aquila
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2006

Michael Strand
Cable legislation may affect Access TV
Salina Journal, 2/7/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Wittig mansion who get it? [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006

Steve Fry
Hearing set to examine Wittig's assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2006

Associated Press
Video bill pits AT&T against cable companies
Salina Journal, 2/8/2006

Tim Potter
Metal thieves clip wires from Westar poles
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

The (Junction City) Daily Union
Foreign oil [Kansas opinions]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/10/2006

Dion Lefler
Utility defends its half-hour hold time
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006

What's clear is that sex-reporting opinion is unclear
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig wife a focus
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Gas bill would allow new surcharge
Chanute Tribune, 2/14/2006

Emerson Lynn Jr
State has the clout to cure phone evil
Iola Register, 2/14/2006

Mike Belt
Warm winter not cooling demand for energy assistance
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2006

Nick Jungman
Panel declines to reevaluate ruling in Westar rate case
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2006

Lone Wichita legislator OK with child brides
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2006

Associated Press
Wolf Creek guards may get 'license to kill'
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2006

John Milburn
Bill advanced by House would eliminate liability for nuclear plant guards
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Panel to continue work on phone bill
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2006

Glenn Staab
Questing uncovers oddities in Kansas
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2006

Dick Armey
Unleash the giants to compete
Salina Journal, 2/16/2006

Antiquated model [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 2/16/2006

Bill would eliminate guards' liability [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/16/2006

Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
In Kansas, Missouri proposed legislation leads to AT&T, cable clash
Johnson County Sun, 2/16/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Panel to continue work on phone regulations bill
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Convictions upheld
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2006

John Hanna
House rejects bill aimed at promoting energy efficiency programs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006

Bill gives Wolf Creek license to kill terrorists
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006

Jason Gertzen
Hurry up, Sprint says
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2006

Associated Press
Court orders resentencing in Wittig bank loan case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2006

House passes bill to eliminate liability for Wolf Creek guards
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/17/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Shorter prison terms possible
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2006

Dan Margolies
Wittig will stay in prison for now
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2006

Patrick S. Kelley
Shoot to kill [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 2/18/2006

Deb Gruver
New competition could benefit many Kansans
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2006

Richard Shank
Whether AT&T or SBC, service will remain the same
Hays Daily News, 2/19/2006

Dion Lefler
Natural gas firms seek surcharge
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Weidner-Wittig case reconsider [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig deposition date moved
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Utility bill passes
Salina Journal, 2/22/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Panel endorses Sunflower request for shorter appeals
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Plant can skip district court
Garden City Telegram, 2/22/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Panel endorses Sunflower's request
Hays Daily News, 2/22/2006

Deregulation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2006

John Hanna
Compromise phone bill sails to Senate passage
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2006

Compromise telecommunications bill gains approval
Garden City Telegram, 2/23/2006

The Star
Westar earnings forecast
Kansas City Star, 2/24/2006

Hurst Laviana
Call 211 for help of a different sort
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006

Associated Press
Wittig, Weidner to receive new sentences on April 24
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2006

Wittig resentencing scheduled for April
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2006

Ron Knox
Chunk of grants goes to middleman service
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2006

Rhonda Holman
Coming put TV consumers first
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2006

Dan Margolies
Wittig's wife must get checks OK'd
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2006

Tim Carpenter
Wittig's wife queried about family finances
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2006

Jason Gertzen
Kansas deal gives Embarq a boost
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2006

Associated Press
Judge clarifies order on finances for Wittig's wife
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Associated Press
Kansas OKs Sprint Nextel spin-off
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006

Associated Press
Wittig wife checks will be studied
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006

J-W Staff Reports
State backs spinoff of Sprint Nextel
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Steve Everly
Gas bill charges advance in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2006

Kansas Views
Subsidize other Kansas airports
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Solar power sobering thought [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2006

Amy Conkling
Burrton might ask county for help with large fuel bill
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2006

The Capital-Journal
In the mail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2006

Nicholas Jungman
New Westar rates in effect
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2006

Harry R. Weber
AT&T to buy BellSouth for $67 million
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006

Staff and Wire reports
AT&T to acquire BellSouth
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2006

Scott Seirer
Here, you take this higher cost [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/6/2006

David Norlin
Step up to help local-access TV
Salina Journal, 3/6/2006

John Hanna
Lawmakers make little progress on conservation, energy bills
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2006

Associated Press
Consumer groups fight phone consolidation
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006

Jason Gertzen
AT&T says merger will bring job cuts
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006

Jeff Gelles
Consumer groups fear AT&T deal
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006

Peter Svensson
Telecom merger would mean 10,000 job cuts
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006

Steve Fry
Utility seeks Lake assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2006

John Hanna
Little progress has been made on conservation legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2006

Associated Press
Government to give some Wittig assets to Westar
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2006

David Twiddy
Westar to get some Wittig assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2006

Jason Gertzen
Sprint girds for market battle
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2006

Jason Gertzen
KCC approves Sprint spinoff
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2006

Mark Wiebe
Former BPU manager to get more
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2006

David Klepper
Contractor's fees from Kansas are in millions
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2006

Steve Fry
Deal struck on Wittig, Lake forfeiture
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006

Steve Vockrodt
Osha fines companies in Delphi demolition
Olathe Daily News, 3/9/2006

Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Competitors clashing over cable in Kansas
Johnson County Sun, 3/9/2006

Associated Press
Sprint Nextel gets spinoff approval
Emporia Gazette, 3/9/2006

Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
End Cable Franchises?
Johnson County Sun, 3/9/2006

Board of Public Utilities answers needed in firing [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/10/2006

Dave Stephens
Parts of Kansas still without cell phone emergency system
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2006

Nick Sloan
AT&T says bill is good for local cable customers
Kansas City Kansan, 3/11/2006

Virginia Beamer
Telephones issues complicated
Hays Daily News, 3/12/2006

John Hanna
Westar Energy Inc. reports 'typical' 2005
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2006

Staff and Wire reports
Westar earnings decline 24 percent
Kansas City Star, 3/14/2006

Associated Press
Westar earnings off sharply for '05
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2006

Michael Hooper
Investors greet Monday's announcement with little fanfare; stock remains flat
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2006

Mike Corn
Wanted: Electricity
Hays Daily News, 3/14/2006

Jason Gertzen and Edie Hall
The battle for your bucks
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2006

Jim Sullinger
AT&T sees progress in bid to compete in Kansas cable market
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2006

Jim Sullinger
Truce called in cable TV fight
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2006

Chris Carroll
Red lining not OK [letter to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 3/16/2006

From Staff and Wire Reports
Business briefs Westar makes changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2006

Jim Sullinger
Cities wary of state TV franchises
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2006

Steve Vockrodt
It's not Comcastic
Olathe Daily News, 3/17/2006

Mary Clarkin
Winds can get too strong for energy farms
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2006

Chris Green and Sarah Kessinger
God of call centers [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Tactics shift in fire fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2006

Steve Vockrodt
Victory for cable customers
Olathe Daily News, 3/18/2006

Inspiration for innovation
Olathe Daily News, 3/18/2006

Richard Shank
AT&T fully supportive of Senate Bill 449 [letter to the editor]
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2006

John D. Montgomery
Competition might be coming to cable TV
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2006

Dave Ranney
More efficient use of natural gas urged
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2006

Sarah Kessinger
House panel endorses power plant bill
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2006

Tim Potter
Death shows value of teaching fire safety
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2006

Avoid overregulation
Kansas City Star, 3/22/2006

Community effort
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2006

Mary Clarkin
Westar narrows field
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006

Tim Vandenack
Spearville gets wound up for construction of energy farm
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Pollution permit bill moves to governor's desk
Garden City Telegram, 3/24/2006

Steve Vockrodt
Cable bill passes House
Olathe Daily News, 3/25/2006

Martin Klotzbach
Give Westar its due [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2006

Biofuture
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2006

Duane Schrag
Opponents cite damage to environs
Salina Journal, 3/26/2006

Duane Schrag
Windy Kansas
Salina Journal, 3/26/2006

George Diepenbrock
Disruptions in railroad service raise concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Burning permits spark move to panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2006

Associated Press
Kansans mull future of wind energy
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2006

Steve Fry
Lake asks to stay a free man
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2006

Jim Sullinger
Kansas negotiators agree on cable TV competition bill
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2006

Associated Press
More gas stations to sell ethanol blend in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2006

Associated Press
Westar figure asks to remain free pending appeal
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006

Dan Margolies
U.S. to seek life terms in Westar case
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2006

Associated Press
More gas stations to sell ethanol blend
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006

Steve Fry
Feds want life in prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2006

Associated Press
Report recommends life for Wittig, Lake
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2006

Steve Fry
Judge divides Wittig assets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2006

Associated Press
Westar execs forfeit $53.5M back to utility
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2006

Mary Clarkin
Reno County might get federal dollars to help pay cost of fighting fires
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2006

Dion Lefler
State doesn't bar felons from phone companies
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006

Dion Lefler
Best phone in trouble with state
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006

Associated Press
Lake, Wittig request Eastern prisons
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2006

Steve Everly
Aquila finalizes sale of utility
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2006

Patrick S. Kelley
Too wealthy to care? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/4/2006

Scott Rothschild
Wittig is sentenced to 18 years
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2006

Lengthy prison sentences
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2006

Steve Fry
David Wittig jail sentence
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2006

Eric Weslander
Prison requested by Willig not lavish
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2006

Dan Margolies
Looting of Westar penalized
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2006

Dan Margolies
Wittig, Lake sentenced in Westar plot
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2006

Jennifer Torrens
AT&T cuts access numbers
Emporia Gazette, 4/5/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Wittig/Lake sentences justice done [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2006

Mike Hendricks
The cost of a golden fleece
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2006

Barbara Hollingsworth and Ric Anderson
Prison won't be 'Club Fed'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2006

Tim Hrenchir
County to tackle home rule
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2006

Steve Vockrodt
Sebelius signs cable bill into law
Olathe Daily News, 4/8/2006

Reno County fire crews tally costs, request federal aid
Hutchinson News?, No Date

Tim Carpenter
The rise and fall
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2006

Karen Dillon
Plans for coal plants outrage opponents
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2006

David Hayes
Sprint's joint venture is taking shape
Kansas City Star, 4/11/2006

Consumers pay for rising costs [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 4/11/2006

Steve Everly
From regulators
Kansas City Star, 4/12/2006

Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Video competition act OK'd Brownlee leads bill to passage
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006

Tim Vandenack
Construction begins on Spearville wind farm
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2006

The Capital-Journal
Video competition bill signed into law
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2006

Darrin Stineman
Access denied
Salina Journal, 4/14/2006

Sebelius signs law to improve cable tv
Junction City Daily Union, 4/14/2006

Jim Sullinger
Internet phone fee
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake requests to remain free pending appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2006

John Green
Energy aid funds nearly exhausted
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2006

John Milburn
State, industry tout benefits of cable law
Wichita Eagle, 4/14/2006

John Green
Developers await study on ethanol plant in area
Hutchinson News, 4/15/2006

Government officials, AT&T representative voice support for cable measure
Kansas City Kansan, 4/18/2006

Bill Roy
Wittig didn't need to steal
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2006

Mike Corn
Energy costs rising
Hays Daily News, 4/19/2006

State law could hamper SEK biodiesel plant
Chanute Tribune, 4/20/2006

Tim Vandenack
Holcomb-area power plants on track for construction
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2006

Steve Fry
Feds firm on Wittig, Weidner
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Feds: Evidence obstructed to dupe jury
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2006

Steve Fry
Judge could release Weidner
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2006

David Twiddy
New sentence issued for Wittig, Weidner
Hutchinson News, 4/25/2006

Dan Margolies
Ex-CEO's appeal backfires
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2006

Steve Fry
Weidner sentence reduced
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/25/2006

Tom Bell
Complain about those pesky calls [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/25/2006

Associated Press
Wittig and Weidner get new sentences in bank fraud case
Lawrence Journal World, 4/25/2006

Eagle Staff
Fraudulent calls plague Westar customers
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Union sues city
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2006

Kansas is leading the way to cable TV competition
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2006

Walter A. Hein
Irrigators shouldn't be paid to stop draining aquifer [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/26/2006

Changes in gas rules won't affect Kansas refineries
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2006

Jason Gertzen
Sprint to engage its rivals
Kansas City Star, 4/27/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake team denies claims
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2006

Harold Brubaker
Several factors influence pump prices
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2006

Jack C. Ventimiglia
It's AT&T's turn at video
Johnson County Sun, 4/27/2006

Joe Harkins
Changes in the wind
Emporia Gazette, 4/27/2006

Sophia Maines
Conference focuses on reducing oil use
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Commissioners void February fire district move
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2006

Eric Weslander
High prices fuel more drive-offs
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Gas stations with biofuels might get incentives
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Senator amends budget to push more E-85 pumps
Chanute Tribune, 4/28/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake told to report to prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2006

The Capital-Journal
Kansas drivers hit hard at pump
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2006

Clara Kilbourn
Company buys land for biodiesel plant
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2006

John D. Montgomery
Fill'er up [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 4/30/2006

Stan Finger
Pedal off the metal, pay less at the pump
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2006

Jason Gertzen
Verizon executives tout network gains
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2006

Dave Toplikar
Fire chief: Leak fix will take awhile
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig angles for release
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2006

Tim Hrenchir
County approves fire district shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2006

Westar earnings up
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2006

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
3 plants near Goodland to make ethanol, biodiesel, more
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006

Eagle Staff and News Service
Insurance boosts Westar's earnings
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006

Associated Press
Westar reports rise in profits
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2006

State fair board trying to respond to big increase in energy costs
Hays Daily News, 5/11/2006

John Ross
Kansans penalized [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2006

Steve Everly
Pump prices: Up, down and up again
Kansas City Star, 5/11/2006

Hutchinson News
State fair trying to respond to big increase in energy costs
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/12/2006

State Fair to explore alternate energy sources
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake asks to remain free
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Lake avoids starting prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2006

Dan Margolies
Court rules in Lake's favor
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2006

David Twiddy
Lake to stay out of prison during appeal in Westar case
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2006

Deb Gruver and Hurst Laviana
Fill up close by Eagle finds little variation in gas prices
Wichita Eagle, 5/14/2006

Kansas Gas Service seeks $73 increase
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2006

Jason Gertzen
Sprint falls short in customers' eyes
Kansas City Star, 5/16/2006

Dion Lefler
Kansas Gas seeks rate hike
Wichita Eagle, 5/16/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Douglas Lake justice delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2006

Steve Everly
Kansas gas utility says it will seek rate hike
Kansas City Star, 5/16/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Court rejects Wittig appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2006

The Capital-Journal
KGS wants higher rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2006

Nicholas Jungman
Westar to announce site of coal-fired power plant
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2006

J-W Staff Reports
KDHE plans hearing on new Westar landfill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2006

Kansas Gas Service asks for $73 million rate increase
Hutchinson News, 5/17/2006

Chad Lawhorn
Leaked fuel still a concern
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006

Chad Lawhorn
Station monitoring procedures to be reviewed
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Westar good example
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006

Jeanne Cummings
Westar's tactics get a makeover
Kansas City Star, 5/25/2006

AT&T to announce investment in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 5/26/2006

Jim Sullinger
AT&T plans cable for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/27/2006

Jim Sullinger
AT&T cable TV coming soon
Wichita Eagle, 5/27/2006

John Hanna
AT&T to spend $247 million on Kansas upgrades through 2008
Hutchinson News, 5/27/2006

Michael Hooper
AT&T dials up digital TV plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2006

Missing numbers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2006

Alan Bjerga
Goal: Pinpoint all 911 callers
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2006

Dion Lefler
State officials raise brows at short notice
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2006

Rick Montgomery
Slimmer phone book? It's in our cells
Kansas City Star, 6/20/2006

Brent D. Wistrom
City denies cell tower request
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2006

John Hanna
Westar case rejected
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/8/2006

Dion Lefler
Rulings could lower Westar energy rates
Wichita Eagle, 7/8/2006

Dan Margolies
Beth Wittig sheds government oversight
Kansas City Star, 7/29/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig's wife asks assets be opened
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/1/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Feds defend trial, judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2006

Witting's winding road up now: Appellate hearing
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Judges hone in on prosecutor
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/30/2006

Jon Sarche
Former Westar executives seek to overturn fraud convictions
Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/2006

Steve Fry
Professor: Wittig appeals not easy to interpret
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/3/2006

The Capital-Journal
Westar announces energy agreement
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/7/2006

Taylor Atkins
Forecast: Heat cost to drop
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/12/2006

Tim Vandenack
Most in favor of new Sunflower plants
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2006

Scott Bershof
Public opinion favors expansion
Garden City Telegram, 10/25/2006

Don't want a higher bill? Say something about it
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/26/2006

Suzanna Stagemeyer
Rising gas bills likely for residents
Johnson County Sun, 10/26/2006

Dave Stephens
Still time to protest utility rate hike
Hutchinson News, 10/28/2006

Ron Sylvester
Utility rate hearing grabs little attention
Wichita Eagle, 10/31/2006

Kristen Waggener
Aquila files request to increase natural gas rates
Garden City Telegram, 11/3/2006

KCC's cold weather rule started Nov. 1
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/7/2006

John Hanna
Westar decision won't be reviewed
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/10/2006

Staff Reports
Aquila proposes rate increase
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/18/2006

Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 11/20/2006

Special to the Hays Daily News
State helps homeowners with energy conservation
Hays Daily News, 11/22/2006

Steve Fry
Wittig looks to Westar appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Judges' ruling favors Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2006

Darrin Stineman
Sunflower reacts to critics
Garden City Telegram, 11/24/2006

Staff and Wire Reports
Sunflower official apologizes
Hays Daily News, 11/24/2006

Dan Margolies
Westar figure's sentence tossed out again
Kansas City Star, 11/24/2006

Anna Staatz
Aviation interference from wind farms still up for debate
Junction City Daily Union, 11/26/2006

Anna Staatz
Improve bills with efficiency shortcuts
Junction City Daily Union, 11/26/2006

Sunflower rep apologizes
Garden City Telegram, 11/27/2006

Tim Vandenack
Ford Co. ethanol plant one step closer to approval
Hutchinson News, 11/28/2006

Scott Bershof
Some still wary of Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006

Darrin Stineman
Salina city commissioners fail to pass opposition of plant
Hays Daily News, 11/28/2006

Emotional debate
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006

Less Messenger
Expansion questions [letter to the editor]
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006

Ashley Nietfeld
County given authority to apply for ethanol plant grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006

Tim Slattery
Ethanol plant would not be a good deal for Wright [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006

Ashley Nietfeld
Proposed ethanol plant at Wright clears hurdle at county zoning board
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Setting aside of Wittig sentence may be challenged
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/29/2006

Sharon Montague
Foes of coal to push options
Salina Journal, 11/29/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig files against request
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/30/2006

Sharon Montague
Comment period for power plant extended
Salina Journal, 11/30/2006

Patrick S. Kelley
Two plans, two responses
Emporia Gazette, 11/30/2006

John Green
Westar to take public comment on proposed line
Hutchinson News, 11/30/2006

Scott Bershof
Deadline extended
Garden City Telegram, 11/30/2006

Associated Press
Water's value drying up for some farmers
Garden City Telegram, 11/30/2006

Ashley Nietfeld
Opponents of ethanol plant circulating protest petition
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/30/2006

Melissa Smith
KGS announces rate hike local charges to stay the same
Chanute Tribune, 11/30/2006

Tim Vandenack
Opponents consider suit to halt Ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 12/1/2006

Tim Unruh
Westar plans high-voltage lines
Salina Journal, 12/1/2006

Dave Skretta
Sebelius declares storm 'disaster'
Junction City Daily Union, 12/1/2006

John Hanna
Historical sites shut for winter
Hutchinson News, 12/2/2006

Jim Sullinger
Nine Kansas historic sites are going dark for the winter
Kansas City Star, 12/2/2006

Donald Clugston
Sleepwalking [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/2/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Court won't hear appeal from Wittig loan source
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/5/2006

Steve Everly
KCP&L to raise rates in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 12/5/2006

Charles M. Ayers
Common purpose is the goal
Salina Journal, 12/5/2006

Lisa Taylor
Editorial off the mark
Salina Journal, 12/5/2006

Associated Press
230,000 in northeast Kansas to pay more for electricity
Manhattan Mercury, 12/6/2006

Dan Margolies
Banker's sentence in loan case to stand
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2006

Chad Lawhorn
City takes pass on gas proposal
Lawrence Journal World, 12/6/2006

John Hanna
KCP&L customers to pay more
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006

John Hanna
230,000 in northeast Kansas to pay more for electricity
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/6/2006

Tim Vandenack
Public to sound off on Aquila buyout
Hutchinson News, 12/8/2006

George Weeks
Letters to the editor
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/8/2006

Ashley Nietfeld
Petition against ethanol plant fails to win approval
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/8/2006

Scott Bershof
Wind power circulates in debate
Garden City Telegram, 12/9/2006

Mark Wiebe
Officials' spending undergoes scrutiny
Kansas City Star, 12/10/2006

BPU needs to address management excesses
Kansas City Star, 12/12/2006

Mark Wiebe
BPU ethics commission delays review
Kansas City Star, 12/13/2006

Scott Rothschild
Power plant resistance grows
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/13/2006

Ashley Nietfeld
What Ethanol plant mean to the community
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/13/2006

Associated Press
Power plant irks Colorado, Northeastern states
Wichita Eagle, 12/14/2006

Suzanna Stagemeyer
Change in the air
Johnson County Sun, 12/14/2006

Kristen Waggener
Sunflower to add wind energy
Garden City Telegram, 12/14/2006

Editorial Board
Sunflower expansion
Hutchinson News, 12/15/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower to purchase wind power
Hutchinson News, 12/15/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig's resentencing uncontested
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006

James Carlson
Deal would give firefighters 10.4% raise over 2 years
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006

Gregory Shelor
Ethanol plant would help build county's community [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/15/2006

Associated Press
Prosecutors accept Wittig resentencing
Wichita Eagle, 12/16/2006

Tim Vandenack
Little reaction to planned sale of Aquila power assets
Hutchinson News, 12/16/2006

Carl Manning
Prosecutors won't appeal Wittig resentencing decision
Lawrence Journal World, 12/16/2006

Scott Bershof
Sunflower disputes emission levels
Garden City Telegram, 12/16/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Firefighters' contract a hot topic
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/18/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Sides describe contract talks as 'bloody,' 'historic'
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/19/2006

Mike Corn
Comments show high interest in Sunflower plant application
Hays Daily News, 12/19/2006

John Green
Officials ok permit for ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 12/19/2006

Scott Bershof
Ethanol plant on track for 2007 production
Garden City Telegram, 12/19/2006

Associated Press
Ethanol plant gets green light
Lawrence Journal World, 12/20/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Weidner's sentence upheld
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006

The news, briefly Westar KCC request
Emporia Gazette, 12/20/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Council oks deal by union
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006

Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig likely to pursue release
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006

Community foundation of Southwest Kansas and Dodge City Chamber of Commerce to benefit from grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/20/2006

John Hanna
Westar wants guarantee that rates will cover plant costs
Lawrence Journal World, 12/21/2006

John Hanna
Westar seeks guarantee
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/21/2006

Careful look
Garden City Telegram, 12/21/2006

Bill Wilson
Ethanol plants attract mix of local investors
Wichita Eagle, 12/22/2006

Dan Margolies
5-year sentence is upheld
Kansas City Star, 12/22/2006

Rhonda Holman
Decay don't dismiss rural need for jobs
Wichita Eagle, 12/26/2006

Mark Vierthaler
Second wind farm in Southwest Kansas built, dedicated
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/26/2006

Associated Press
Westar stalls decision on coal-fired plant site
Wichita Eagle, 12/29/2006

John Hanna
Coal Plant site delayed
Kansas City Star, 12/29/2006

John Hanna
Westar delays site choice
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/29/2006

Scott Rothschild
Westar delays decision on building coal-burning plant
Lawrence Journal World, 12/29/2006

The News Staff
Utility bill payment option is no more
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006

John Hanna
Westar halts site search
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006

Dan Margolies
Sprint faces class action
Kansas City Star, 12/30/2006