Talk about going out with a win. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments. No more higher copays or deductibles for the mental health treatments. No more limits on visits to the doctor that differ from the caps for other patients.
A juvenile was sentenced today for killing birds at the Emporia Zoo. According to our radio partner KVOE in Emporia, 13-year-old Angel Rodriguez will spend 30 days in juvenile custody then two years on probation. Sentencing for two other boys who have pleaded no contest in the case is set for October 23rd.
A short term fund offered by Commonfund out of Connecticut will be terminated this week by its trustee, Wachovia Bank. The fund serves about 1000 colleges and private schools.
A man who pleaded guilty to tying up and urinating on a man because of his race received probation Thursday. 19-year-old Isaac Clark of Blue Rapids admitted to trying to drive the black high school student out of Waterville because of his race. Two other defendants will be sentenced later this month.
The 54-year old SUV driver is jailed after the Wichita tragedy late yesterday.
Surveys released from Wichita State show some promising growth next year.
The flap concerns a skit at a fundraiser in Arkansas City last weekend.