Miss Kansas, Teen Kansas to Be Crowned Sunday

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Two crowns will be at stake this weekend
in Lawrence.

The Miss Kansas USA and Miss Teen Kansas USA pageants are being held in Lawrence for a third year.

The preliminary rounds took place Saturday at the Lied Center.

The finals are slated for Sunday at 6:45 p.m.

Thirty contestants from across the state will compete in the
teen competition and 26 are scheduled to compete for the 2009 Miss
Kansas USA crown.

The winners go on to the national Miss USA and Miss Teen USA

Throughout the weekend, they will have to impress judges in an
evening gown and swimsuit competitions and an interview.

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