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Oldest Worker - A Kansan - Dies At 106

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Hays Daily News reports that Waldo McBurney died Wednesday at the Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. He was 106 years old. McBurney was designated American's Oldest Worker.

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Topeka Mayor Vetoes Hiring Consultant For Bikeway Plan

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten Friday vetoed spending $75,000 to hire a consultant to help develop a Topeka Bikeway Master Plan. Of the amount, $15,000 would come from the city's general fund.

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Former Senator Bob Dole Undergoes Leg Surgery

Posted: 07/10/2009 - 85-year-old Bob Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an elevated heart rate in the middle of the night. The former Senator had surgery for open sores on his left leg. A skin graft is planned for Monday.

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Over 700 In Anderson, Franklin Co. Still Without Power

Posted: 07/10/2009 - There are still 772 consumers without power in Anderson County and parts of Southern Franklin County as a result of the highs winds that blew through the area Wednesday afternoon causing extensive damage to the Lyon-Coffey distribution system.

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"Nut Lovers" Granola Bar Recall

Updated: 07/10/2009 - General Mills has announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of “Nut Lovers” flavor Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters product containing pecans.

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Topeka I-70 Exit, K-31 Latest Road Projects

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The eastbound I-70 exit ramp to Macvicar in Topeka will be closed from 6 am to 1 pm Friday. Also, in Osage County, a 9-mile resurfacing project will begin on K-31 from the U.S. 56 junction south to the K-31/ K-170 junction in Osage City.

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Topeka Native Accused of Killing Fellow Soldier

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Sylvester Horton, Junior was arraigned Wednesday in the July 2nd shooting death of Necco McCraw in Savannah, Georgia. Authorities say the two were once roommates at Hunter Army Airfield.

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Extreme Heat Necessitates Caution

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Doctors say common sense is the best thing to keep in mind when trying to cope with extreme temperatures.

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Topeka 501 Hopes To Ask For No Mill Increase

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Topeka 501 is hoping to not ask for a mill increase this year. The board has saved well, and hopes to pass that along to the home owners in the area, and more specifically, their students' parents.

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Conn. Firefighter to Testify Against Sonia Sotomayor

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Frank Ricci was the lead plaintiff in the the "New Haven 20" firefighter reverse discrimination case. The Supreme Court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

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Bomb Attacks Kill 50 in Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Today was the worst day of bloodshed by bombing since U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq's major cities last week.

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Illinois' Roland Burris Won't Run for Senate in 2010

Posted: 07/09/2009 - With no indication that he was raising money or organizing workers, the 71 year old senator appointed by former Governor Rod Blagojevich says he won't make a bid for Barack Obama's old seat.

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University Details Response To Budget Cuts

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Interim Chancellor Barbara Atkinson told a forum that the school is being forced to respond to $36 million in lost funding. Actions include fewer faculty members and fewer course offerings.

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Worst Violence Since US Pullback Hits Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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Monkeys Live Longer On Low-Cal Diet; Would Humans?

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Eat less, live longer? It seems to work for monkeys: A 20-year study found cutting calories by almost a third slowed their aging and fended off death. This is not about a quick diet to shed a few pounds. Scientists have long known they could increase the lifespan of mice and more primitive creatures — worms, flies — with deep, long-term cuts from normal consumption.

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Health Care Overhaul Bill Suffers Another Setback

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The drive to remake the nation's health care system suffered yet another setback in Congress on Thursday when a pivotal group of House Democrats demanded numerous changes in legislation the leadership was drafting on a fast track.

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Billy Mays Remains A TV Pitchman, Even In Death

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Death won't still the voice of Billy Mays or his mighty powers of persuasion. Viewers will continue to find the boisterous, bearded TV pitchman hawking household products for the indefinite future. And at least one of his commercials is being introduced posthumously.

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