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Former Kansas Governor Speaks at KU Thursday

Updated: 02/26/2009 - America needs to build for its future. That was the message Thursday night from former governor of Kansas Bill Graves. He returned to the Kansas to speak to a full house at KU's Leid Center.

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Kansas House Gives Initial Approval to Coal Bill

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. House Speaker Mike O'Neal believes his chamber also has enough voted to override a promised gubernatorial veto.

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Some Mutual Fund Managers Feel your Pain

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Jeff Auxier plowed all his retirement savings into Auxier Focus Fund when he launched it nearly a decade ago. He also vowed to never sell any of his initial $1 million investment.

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Facebook to Let Users give Input on Policies

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The fast-growing online hangout, whose more than 175 million worldwide users could form the world's sixth-largest country behind Brazil, said Thursday that those users will play a "meaningful role" in deciding the site's policies and voting on changes.

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HealthWise 55 Launches Free Blood Pressure Checks

Updated: 02/26/2009 - HealthWise 55 will be offering free blood pressure checks from 8:15 to 9:30 am the first Thursday of the month at West Ridge Mall and from 10 to 11:30 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the S. Topeka YMCA.

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DA: Man Worked to Create Device to Set California Fire

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A mechanic accused of igniting a wildfire that killed five firefighters in 2006 had worked for months to perfect an incendiary device, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday in closing arguments.

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Winnebago CEO, Executive Officers to Take Pay Cut

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Winnebago Industries Inc. says its chief executive, Robert J. Olson, will take a 20 percent pay cut as the battered recreational vehicle maker navigates a crippled RV market.

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US Army College Honors Pakistan's Kayani

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, a 1985 graduate of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, will be inducted Thursday into its international hall of fame.

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Official says Vick OK'd for Home Confinement

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A government official says there's no bed space at a halfway house, so Micheal Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.

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TPD Looks for Help with Vehicle Maintenance

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The proposed "Cruiser Detail and Provision Team" for Topeka Police would get volunteers to help with vehicle maintenace tasks such as topping of fluids and inflating tires.

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Aircraft Cutbacks Trickling down to Kansas Suppliers

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Bombardier in Wichta have all announced cutbacks amid the economic downturn. It's having a ripple effect through machine shops and suppliers.

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Letter Says Ex-Kansas AG Faces Complaint

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A Feb. 19 letter said a review committee for the state Board for the Discipline of Attorneys found probable cause to believe former prosecutor Phill Kline and two former deputies violated rules of professional conduct.

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Woman Identified in Fatal Accident Near Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Authorities have identified the woman who died in an accident near Topeka Tuesday night. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 29th and Auburn road.

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Council Members Approve Budget Plans for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Budget plans are approved to start the first phase of reconstruction to the Willard Bridge west of Topeka. Shawnee County commissioners all voted to approve the $150,000 budget to start the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Michelle Obama Welcomes 'New Era' at EPA

Updated: 02/26/2009 - With a new president comes a new era at the Environmental Protection Agency. That's the message first lady Michelle Obama had for EPA employees during her brief visit to the agency Thursday.

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Radiothon in Full Swing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Listeners from northeast Kansas are calling in pledges to help sick children. 94.5 Country is hosting their annual Radiothon in their studios Thursday and Friday.

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Obama Plan Foresees Record $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan Thursday, pledging a "break from a troubled past." His first budget would boost taxes on the wealthy, curtail Medicare, lay the groundwork for universal health care and leave a string of deficits dwarfing any in the nation's history.

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Low-carb? Low-fat? Study Finds Calories Count More

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Some previous studies have found that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work better than a traditional low-fat diet. But the new research found that the key to losing weight boiled down to a basic rule - calories in, calories out.

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