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Funeral Fraud Allegations Impact Kansans

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Thousands of Kansans purchased pre-arranged funeral services from National Prearranged Services. The company is now defunct and its owner was indicted for fraud and money laundering.

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Red Panda Cub Makes Its Debut

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A newborn Red Panda was shown to the public in Poland on Tuesday, for the first time since the cub was born in the Warsaw Zoological Garden. The cub, which was born almost 8 weeks ago, was examined, measured and inoculated for the first time.

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City Warns Of Man Posing As Water Employee

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A Topeka water customer today reported that a man claiming to be a water division employee sought to enter her home to check her water meter, according to Water Superintendent Don Rankin.

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Sebelius Promotes Public Option

Posted: 08/18/2009 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke of the benefits of the public option today in a speech in Washington, comparing it to the choice between public and private insurers currently given Kansas state employees.

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Sweet! Researchers' Device 'Tastes' Sweeteners

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A handheld device the size of a business card can be used to "taste" the sweetness in food and drinks, say researchers, who add that it could be an early step toward developing a fully artificial tongue.

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Autistic Boy Saw Florida Couple Slain, Documents Say

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The son of a Florida couple known for adopting special-needs children was in his parents' room when they were slain in a home invasion last month, according to documents released by prosecutors.

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62 Still Mission After Blast At Russian Plant

Posted: 08/18/2009 - As many as 62 workers are still missing Tuesday, a day after an explosion at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant killed 12 people, a government official said.

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Junction City Fire Takes Out Home

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Fire crews were cleaning up for hours Tuesday after a fire ripped through one Junction City home.

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Bill Set To Strengthen, Turn Northward

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Hurricane Bill pushed westward early Tuesday with winds at 105 mph and the potential for developing into a major hurricane.

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Woman Charged With Cyberbullying Teen

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Prosecutors said 40-year-old Elizabeth A. Thrasher posted the 17-year-old's picture, e-mail address and cell phone number on the Web site in a posting that suggested the girl was seeking a sexual encounter.

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Frito Lay To Host Ride For A Child

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The second annual Ride for a Child hosted by Frito Lay employees is set for Saturday, Aug. 22. It benefits Children's Miracle Network at St. Francis Health Center. A free cookout will follow the ride.

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Firm Recalls Frozen Pepperoni, Sausage Pizza Products

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Kraft Foods Global, Inc., a Medford, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 8,000 pounds of frozen pepperoni and sausage pizza products because they may contain an undeclared allergen, soy protein concentrate.

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