Kansas Guard Members, Copters on Way to Texas

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Twenty-one Kansas National Guard soldiers and three helicopters are on their way to Texas to help with the response to Hurricane Ike.

They took off Friday. Their departure had been delayed a day by concerns about the weather and where Ike was headed.

Originally, the soldiers and copters, part of two Army National Guard aviation units, had planned to travel to Camp Robinson in Arkansas, outside Little Rock.

But the guard said they'll travel instead to San Angelo, Texas.

Some 600 guard members are in Louisiana, helping with hurricane relief efforts there, but some of them are supposed to come home this weekend.

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