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   Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - October 27, 2007, Garden City, Kansas                                What's Inside Shop still going strong after 15 years. B1 Picture This Jaelyn Grim playing at Scout Park. Photo contributed by Ginger Green, Garden City. Salthawks cruise past Buffaloes in finale. D1 SATURDAY October 27, 2007 THE GARDEN Telegram Volume 78, No. 254 44 Pages 6 Sections ONE DOLLAR About face By SARAH KESSINGER kessinger@dnilyneivs.net TOPEKA (HNS) - Actions by three key officials has prompted Kansas to do a 180-degree turn this past year in its approach to addressing global warming. Just last fall, the Sunflower State sided with the Bush Administration as it sought to fend off a lawsuit led by Massachusetts and joined by 11 other states, local governments and environmental groups seeking to get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. The plaintiffs argued that C02 from tailpipes was exacerbating global warming and evidence of environ- mental damages was clear. At the direction of Attorney General Phill Kline, Kansas entered the fray, filing an amicus, or "friend of the court," brief with eight other states and the automobile industry in defense of the EPA. Kline didn't mention it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, an aide said this week. And he didn't consult with his state's air quality regulators, Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment Rod Bremby said recently Since Kline, a Republican, lost his bid for re-election to Democrat Paul Morrison a year ago, much has changed. Although it was never an issue in that election, carbon dioxide and global warming now have drawn Kansas into the national spotlight. 'Did not agree' Kansas never withdrew its brief from the federal court case after Morrison took office in January "We did not agree with the decision to join the amicus in support of the EPA," said Morrison spokeswoman Ashley Anstaett in an e-mail this week. "However, withdrawing or changing positions at that late date could have damaged Kansas' integrity before the U.S. Supreme Court. "The attorney general would never jeopardize Kansas' reputation before See Coal, Page A5 Associated Press Sunflower Electric Cooperative's coal-fired power plant in Holcomb rises beyond a pile of coal as it churns out electricity in this Feb. 1 photo. A $3.6 billion project to build two more units at the site was rejected by Kansas Secretary of Health and Environment Ron Brembly. The ruling could have an impact across the country and was hailed as a victory by environmental groups that warn the plants contribute dangerously to global warming. Brad Nadlng/Telegram Shantal Ortiz, right, takes a closer look at a Flicker bird as Desiree Ortiz looks the bird up in a book Friday at Garden City Community College during a science competition. The pair of fourth-graders are from Garfield Elementary School. Event offers hands-on education in science By EMILY BEHLMANN ebehlmann@gctelegrain.com Maggie Roth wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. Faith Biermann wants to be an astronomer, and Erica Nicholson is thinking about veterinary science. The Holcomb Elementary School fourtlvgraders weren't performing science quite so advanced on Friday, but they were learning and loving it. "We all like science and learning new things," Roth said in a lecture hall of Garden City Community College's Warren Feusc Science and Math Building. The, Holcomb students joined fourth-graders from seven other Finney County etementary schools, plus the High Plains Horn educators,M the third annual science competition Masters of science Human Anatomy - Jennie Wilson Elementary School Copper Chemistry - Garfield Elementary School Microscopes - St. Dominic School Terrarlum Design - High Plains Home Educators Bird Identification - Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Tree Identification - Piercevllle- Plymell Elementary School Paper Airplanes - Victor Ornelas Elementary School Egg Orep " Vlptor Ornelas Elementary Schopl hosted by the allege, Peggy McGiYnn. librarian at ^ennfe Wilson Elementary School, mid the event gives her students opportunities they wouldn't have in a regular school day At sehM $&y usually learn See Weute< Page A5 Zac Hopkins, left, drops a egg protector and parachute from atop a table to the floor as Dylan Darter holds a plum line above the target Friday during a fourth grade science competition at Garden City Community College. The pair are students at Pierceville-Plymell Elementary School were competiting with teammates in an egg drop session. Hispanics, blacks join forces WICHITA (AP) - Hispanics and black leaders joined forces Friday to try to block anti-immigration efforts expected to be mounted in the Kansas Legislature next year. In a joint meeting, the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission and the Kansas African American Affairs Commission agreed to come up with a comprehensive plan to defeat anti-immigration action in the state. "We are going to be on the defensive," said Rep. Delia Garcia, D-Wichita. Immigration was one of several minority issues where the two state government advisory boards found some common ground. The groups also agreed to work together on health care reform in Kansas and an economic development plan to revise the stajfi procurement processes and give minority business owners a greater share of government contracts. "We are all in the same boat," said Steve Cisneros, KHLAAC executive director. "We are not competing for jobs - we are compet- See Immigration, Page A5 USD 457 looks to get drop on dropout rate By EMILY BEHLMANN ebeliliiiann@gctelegiwnm.com The USD 457 Board of Education wanted to see improvement in the dropout rates at Garden City High School, and Monday night, it will see whether the district is pro-   ^gHsgtdm gressing toward that T goal. GCHS Principal James Mireles is scheduled to give an update as part of the board's regular meeting. Improving graduation rates has been on the board's list of goals for the past several years. Mireles said Friday that die high school See Board, Page A$ Imide Annie's advice/M iusinsss'll?* TOsen Soupy aa Cernjes/BB Qteie$/ft Won/A* Southwest Ufe/gl Opinion/01-II TVUgings/JH Walher/JMI WharsUp/M Check us out online at www.ggteteiraro.cam "Happiness Is a way sta-InsDirina tJon between too much *lK3r ami too little** m Chaining :'r'mV-  Pollock. 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