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'Perfect Storm' Skipper Fined For Illegal Fishing

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Fisherman and author Linda Greenlaw, who survived the nor'easter that was the basis for the book and movie "The Perfect Storm," was fined Tuesday for fishing illegally in Canadian waters.

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Quenemo Family Loses Home in Fire

Updated: 06/09/2009 - A Quenemo family is piecing their life back together after losing everything in a fire late Monday night.

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First Gitmo Inmate In US Court Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 06/09/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Under heavy guard, a Guantanamo Bay detainee walked into a civilian U.S. courtroom for the first time Tuesday, underscoring the Obama administration's determination to close the Cuban prison and hold trials here despite Republican alarms about bringing terror suspects to America.

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Police Work To Identify Topeka Beating Victim

Updated: 06/09/2009 - An officer on patrol in the 800 block of North Kansas Ave. just before 7pm Monday found an injured man crawling in a parking lot. Police have released a photo in hopes of learning his identity.

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Sunflower Music Festival Group Performs In Topeka

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The Sunflower Music Festival's Collegiate Brass Quintet performed at the Topeka Library Tuesday afternoon ahead of their 7:30pm performance at Washburn's White Concert Hall.

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KS Board of Ed. Meeting

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Today the State Board of Education met to find new ways to save money. As a result of declining state aid in a weakened economy, some districts have cut $100,000 from their school budgets. Programs like after-school tutoring have been affected.

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Music Industry Battles Spanish Computer Buff

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Pablo Soto's story may be every computer whiz kid's dream - or nightmare. After leaving school at 16 to support his family, he managed to eke out a living doing what he loves most: designing computer programs.

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Chapman Plans Recovery Celebration

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Chapman is planning to celebrate a year of rebuilding and a recovery from a tornado that swept through the central Kansas town.

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Storms Take Down Trees, Power Lines In NE Kansas

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Westar Energy reported more than 4600 people without power throughout several counties as high winds that came with spring storms brought down tree limbs and power lines. Almost all power was back on by Tuesday night.

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4 More Bodies Found From Air France Disaster

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Four more bodies from Air France Flight 447 were recovered Tuesday, and helicopters began ferrying other remains to shore. Air France rushed to replace instruments suspected of feeding false information to the doomed jet's computers.

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Miley Cyrus Movie Starts Filming In Ga. Next Week

Updated: 06/09/2009 - TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Tybee Island has landed a starring role in the new Miley Cyrus movie, and audiences seeing the film next year won't have to wait for the credits to find out the name of the beach town filling the screen.

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John Travolta Thanks Colleagues For Promoting Film

Updated: 06/09/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Travolta is thanking his colleagues from "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" for promoting the film while he continues to mourn the death of his 16-year-old son, Jett, who died after a seizure in January.

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Fiat Commits To Chrysler Deal Despite Court Delay

Updated: 06/09/2009 - MILAN (AP) -- Italian automaker Fiat said Tuesday it will not turn its back on a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Chrysler despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the sale.

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April Wholesale Inventories Fall 1.4 Percent

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesalers slashed inventories more than expected in April as businesses struggled to get stockpiles in line with falling sales.

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House Dems Consider Taxing Benefits

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite a less-than-rousing reaction from the Obama administration, House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.

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1st Gitmo Detainee Arrives In US

Updated: 06/09/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have brought the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to the United States, flying him into New York to face trial for bombing U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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Pakistan Shelling Taliban In Tribal District

Updated: 06/09/2009 - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- The military started shelling Taliban hide-outs in the Bannu district in Pakistan's northwest Tuesday, a local government official said.

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New KU Chancellor To Be Paid More Than Hemenway

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The new chancellor at the University of Kansas, Bernadette Gray-Little will be paid about $85,000 a year more than the outgoing chancellor, Robert Hemenway.

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